2 Dec 2019
More than 10,000 people were evacuated from central Turin yesterday as experts worked to defuse a World War Two bomb. Residents of the Italian city were told to vacate a “red zone” in the historic district.
27 Sep 2019
Berlin authorities came under fire Friday for spending almost one billion euros to buy back 6,000 former public housing apartments that had been privatised, to bring down soaring rental prices.
2 Sep 2019
Sprint hurdler, Tobilola Amusan is a lady on a mission. The African Senior Championship queen, who last week added the African Games gold medal to her rich trophy chest, yesterday showed that her rich vein of form is no fluke when she beat the field to add the ISTAF IAAF gold medal to her collection.
4 Aug 2019
Germany on Sunday said a Moscow police crackdown on peaceful protests "violates" Russia's international obligations and undermines the right to fair elections in the country, a day after hundreds were detained at an opposition rally.
2 May 2019
There was the luminous smile she wore on the medals stand in August 2016, when Caster Semenya won the 800m gold medal at the Rio Olympics amidst grumbles by other female competitors, who felt she shouldn’t have been allowed to complete due to the high level of testosterone in her hormones. And then came the…
3 Mar 2019
Award-winning author Helon Habila has been described as “a courageous tale teller with an uncompromising vision…ca major talent,” Rawi Hage. His new novel Travelers is a life-changing encounter with those who have been uprooted by war or aspiration, fear or hope. A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it…
25 Jan 2019
Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh has reaffirmed the state’s readiness to stage a hitch free 2019 edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. The event’s fourth edition will hold on February 2 with over 50, 000 participants from across over the world. Tandoh said, “We started working together with…
16 Sep 2018
A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was flown to a Berlin hospital overnight after a suspected poisoning, with his estranged wife saying Sunday it may have been attempted murder. Pyotr Verzilov, who has both Canadian and Russian citizenship, was admitted to a clinic in Moscow on Tuesday after falling ill following a…
9 Jul 2018
Prices in key cities around the world are rising at their slowest rate since the third quarter of 2015, up by 4per cent in the 12 months to March 2018, down from 6.4per cent a year ago, the latest index shows. The Indian city of Surat leads the annual rankings with a rise of 22per…
19 May 2018
Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.
20 Apr 2018
German police began evacuating thousands of people around Berlin's central railway station on Friday, as bomb disposal experts prepare to move in to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive unearthed on a building site. Trains, trams and buses were halted or rerouted as police using a van-mounted loud-hailer announced the operation to dispose of…
8 Apr 2018
Berlin authorities said they arrested six people Sunday over an alleged plot to carry out a "violent crime" at the German capital's half marathon which attracted 36,000 runners. Prosecutors and police said in a statement they had received "isolated indications that those arrested (Sunday) between the ages of 18 and 21 may have been involved…