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Block of Berlin Wall emerges from central city undergrowth

A previously hidden section of the Berlin Wall has been discovered in the heart of the German capital.<p>The 20-metre piece lay undisturbed for almost 30 years, obscured by vines and graffiti in a quiet side street in the Mitte district.<p>This June the unremarkable block of concrete was spotted by a …

Germany

Burgemeester Almere staakt vakantie om geweld

„Ik wil weten: zien we een verband? Wat is er gaande in mijn stad?”, zei hij in een interview met Omroep Flevoland.<p>Vooralsnog heeft de politie geen …

Oud-minister Curaçao cel in voor oplichting

Ook haar echtgenoot moet twintig maanden de cel in. Constancia was minister in het kabinet van premier Gerrit Schotte van 2010 tot 2012. Zij en haar …

Broer Ivana Smit laat portret zusje tatoeëren op arm

„Een zus is voor altijd een zus, dat eindigt nooit”, vertelt oom Fred aan De Telegraaf. „Dit is zijn manier om zijn zus te eren. Ik vind het mooi en …

Wachtrijen te druk voor belastingbellers

Een op de vijf telefoontjes vond nooit zijn weg naar een medewerker.<p>Ⓒ Foto ANP<p>Amsterdam - Bijna 700.000 bellers hebben dit jaar niet eens de wachtrij …

No stealth jets for Turkey as Trump signs defense policy blocking sale

Turkey, active in the F-35 program since 1999, was set to receive 100 of the stealth fighter planes<p>><p>The Lockheed Martin F35 fighter jet plane, also …

Aviation

Stranded potty-mouthed parrot greets firefighters with four-letter tirade

A stranded parrot turned the air blue when it verbally abused a crew of firefighters who had came to rescue it from a roof.<p>Officers from London Fire Brigade were called to rescue Jessie, a turquoise and yellow Macaw parrot, after she had spent three days stuck on the roof of a house in Edmonton, …

Emergency Medicine

iPhone Bursts Into Flames On A Woman's Dashboard After She Had The Battery Illegitimately Replaced

Vet your technicians or you put yourself at risk for outrageous happenings such as this one.<p>Located 700 miles south of the North Pole, Spitsbergen is …

North Pole

Hippo kills Taiwan tourist visiting Kenyan lake

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A hippopotamus attacked and killed a tourist from Taiwan who was taking photographs on the shore of Lake Naivasha.<p>The man was pronounced dead on arrival at the Naivasha District Hospital, while another tourist survived the attack on Saturday evening, according to the Kenya …

China

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.<p>If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly …

Parker Solar Probe

The world's finest underwater photography in the Through Your Lens photo contest

Now in its 14th year, Through Your Lens is an underwater photography competition focusing on the marvels of undersea worlds. The incredible Grand …

Scuba Diving

In the sandstorm Photo by Thomas Retterath — National Geographic Your Shot

Canon EOS

Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a plane

“I’ve got a lot of people that care about me. It’s going to disappoint them to hear that I did this.”<p>Those were among Richard Russell’s last words to a Seattle air traffic controller on Friday night before the 29-year-old airline employee crashed a stolen Alaska Airlines plane into a near-deserted …

Domestic Violence

NASA-sonde versus 1400 graden Celsius

'We hebben het de laatste tijd veel gehad over het weer hier op aarde, maar er is ook zoiets als 'ruimteweer', vertelt Michiel Bertjens, …

Winkeliers worstelen met online-concurrentie

De opbloeiende economie heeft veel winkeliers de omzetgroei gebracht waar zo lang naar verlangd is. Consumenten hebben vertrouwen en meer geld door …

Ian Pettigrew Aims for Smiles With His "Floating Dogs" Project

<i>All images by Ian Pettigrew. Used with permission.</i><p>Ian Pettigrew is one of our favorite creative brains to pick when it comes to photography projects. …

Pets

Emmett Till's memorial sign was riddled with bullet holes. 35 days after being replaced, it was shot up again

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sign memorializing Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered 63 years ago, has been vandalized -- again.<p>It's the third sign to go up at the site outside Glendora, Mississippi, near where the 14-year-old's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in 1955. And it was installed just 35 days …

Black History

Two elderly men went missing. They were found at the world’s biggest heavy metal festival.

Hordes of headbangers amassed in Germany for the world's largest heavy metal festival — among them, two elderly men who apparently left their retirement home to rock out, police said.<p>Authorities said the pair went missing from their retirement home in Dithmarscher, a rural district in …

Old Age

Woman helps man short on cash, finds out he's Keith Urban

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who thought she was helping a down-and-out man pay for his gas station food ended up footing the bill for country music star Keith Urban.<p>Ruth Reed says she met Urban at a Medford Wawa ahead of his concert Friday night in Camden.<p>Substitute teacher Reed says …

Keith Urban

Vogue just hired its first black cover shoot photographer in its 126-year history — and it’s thanks to Beyoncé

<b>Beyoncé hired the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover for the magazine's September issue.</b><p><b>She will be featured on the cover herself.</b><p><b>Vogue</b> …

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Social Media

Nine-year-old twins missing in Greek wildfire 'died hugging their grandparents'

Two nine-year-old twins who went missing in Greece’s wildfires died “hugging” their grandparents, it was confirmed late on Friday.<p>A family friend announced on Facebook that the bodies of sisters Sophia and Vassiliki Philippopoulou were identified along with their grandparents. Angelos Kontos wrote: …

Wildfires

Mother orca pushes dead calf to the surface for two days

A mother orca was seen supporting and pushing her dead calf to the surface of the water for more than two days.<p>The killer whale, named J35, was seen propping the newborn on her forehead and trying to keep it near the surface of the water off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, said Ken …

That soccer ball Putin gave Trump may have contained a transmitter chip

Surprise! That very innocent soccer ball Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted Donald Trump during their Helsinki summit last week (yes, that was …

Donald Trump

People Are Upset About This Photo Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted While Traveling In East Africa

In case you didn’t know, Ellen DeGeneres just wrapped up a weeklong trip through East Africa.<p>Giraffes! #giraffemanor #discoverthesafaricollection<p>The …

East Africa

Pomp tankstation soms leeg door tekort aan chauffeurs en de droogte

Tankstations in heel Nederland moeten soms nee verkopen omdat hun pompen simpelweg leeg zijn. Onder meer door een tekort aan chauffeurs slagen de …

Russische club zwicht voor fans en ontslaat speler om huidskleur

Erving Botaka-Yoboma is minder dan een week na het tekenen bij Torpedo Moskou alweer ontslagen. De club is gezwicht voor druk van racistische fans.<p>De negentienjarige centrale verdediger kwam slechts zes dagen geleden nog transfervrij over van Lokomotiv-Kazanka Moskou en tekende tot volgend jaar …

Parents of MH17 victims lash out at 'bully' Trump: 'You have no idea what love is'

You have no empathy for your fellow man, and you clearly have no idea what love is. So you have nothing Anthony Maslin<p>The Perth parents of three children who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have condemned the US president Donald Trump for his refusal to hold the …

Donald Trump

'EU legt Google nieuwe recordboete op voor machtsmisbruik: 4,3 miljard'

De Europese Commissie legt Google een recordboete op van 4,3 miljard euro. Dat meldt persbureau Bloomberg op basis van een bron.<p>Google krijgt de …