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Art works stolen by Nazis found in German parliament

An art historian has found two art works stolen by the Nazis inside Germany's parliament, a newspaper reported, in a new embarrassment for authorities after a huge stash of looted art came to light last month.

Officials examine the site of a trolley-bus explosion in Volgograd, Russia, yesterday. Pic: AP

Successive suicide blasts in Russia kill more than 30

IOC President Thomas Bach expressed full confidence yesterday that Russian authorities will deliver a "safe and secure" Winter Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Games.


Re-enactment to mark 100 years of commercial airline flights

One hundred years of commercial airline flight will be marked tomorrow with a re-enactment of the very first fare-paying journey.

Police investigate a street outside the residence of German ambassador Wolfgang Dold in Greece. Police said the home of the ambassador was sprayed with gunfire in an overnight attack that caused no injuries. Pic: Thanassis Stavrakis

Gun attack on German envoy's home

The home of Germany's ambassador to Athens was sprayed with gunfire early yesterday, in a suspected terrorist attack that prompted both governments to declare it would not strain ties between bailed-out Greece and its leading lender.

The '12 Years A Slave' promotional poster that was attacked as racist

Distributor apologises for 'Slave' poster

The Italian distributor of the film 12 Years A Slave has apologised for promotional posters attacked as racist for prominently featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, despite their relatively minor roles, and not the film's star, Chiwetel Ejiofor.


Cholesterol levels linked to Alzheimer's

Unhealthy cholesterol levels are linked to one of the key brain signatures of Alzheimer's disease, scientists have learned.