In what could possibly be the last court case of its kind, a former Nazi concentration camp guard is on trial in Hamburg.Bruno Dey, who joined the SS in his teens, covered his face on his recent arrival at court in a wheelchair, on the third day of a 23-day trial, scheduled to run until late February. As a result of the ages of those involved, each trial day is limited to two hours a day and there are a maximum of two trial days per week.
When Jordi Cuixart was sentenced by Spain’s Supreme Court in October, his son was only three weeks old. If he serves the full term for his part in Catalonia’s independence referendum, the child will be seven when he is eventually freed.That thought would drive many fathers to despair, but Cuixart – who was granted six hours’ leave from pre-trial detention to attend the birth – is in high spirits, confident his incarceration will serve the greater good.
One of the world’s largest steam engines traveled through Oklahoma on November 16 as part of a commemorative tour for the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, local media reported.The 600-ton Union Pacific Engine 4014, referred to as a “Big Boy,” was Union Pacific’s largest steam engine, according to local media. The engine was restored for the transcontinental railroad anniversary, celebrating the track finished in 1869 that connected the United States from east to west.This video, filmed by Kara Rainer, shows a crowd of people watching the train roll into Gore, Oklahoma. Rainer said about 400 people gathered to watch the locomotive pass through.The video also shows the train blowing its whistle as steam pours out and obscures visibility of the crowd. Rainer said she drove up to Oklahoma from Dallas, Texas, to watch the historic event.“The coolest part was hearing that train whistle,” Rainer told Storyful. “It’s not a sound you hear anymore. And the rumble under your feet as it passed by, I won’t forget.”Engine 4014 already passed through Texas and Arkansas before making several stops in Oklahoma. The steam engine was scheduled to travel through Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, and other states throughout November. Credit: Kara Rainer via Storyful
Follow live coverage of the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix as we get closer to the end of another exciting Formula 1 season.Lewis Hamilton has secured his sixth world title at the end of another excellent season for Mercedes, and with just two races left cannot be caught by nearest challenger, teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton was the winner at Interlagos last year, and returns to Brazil hoping to secure an eleventh win of the season.
How could it be that the Tories have turned their back on the best of British industry?. If Jeremy Corbyn’s party were not so averse to capitalism, this would be a great opportunity for Labour
Never mind dancing to the jailhouse rock, Kanye West moved some inmates to tears during a surprise show at a prison in Texas. Almost everybody in the whole cell block at Harris County jail were treated to a performance by the rapper, who reportedly turned up for an exclusive presentation for 200 selected prisoners and staff at the facility. West shared tracks from his new gospel album Jesus Is King during his visit, with a number of people in the audience seen welling up in a video released by Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Farmers who set up reserves to help at risk turtle doves should be given government subsidies, the RSPB has said.
The third instalment of His Dark Materials, the giga-budget BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy children’s novels, is a classic “builder”, which is to say, not much happens. There are some good scenes: the fistfight in Mrs Coulter’s (Ruth Wilson) lavish hallway, and the Gyptians’ western king, Jon Faa (Lucian Msamati) building them up for their mission to the north. But in general the mood is very much sleep-well-for-tomorrow-we-ride-at-dawn. The pace can only pick up.In the episode’s defence, there is quite a lot of plot to build. The manhunt for Lyra (Dafne Keen) is in full swing. At the start, she is in the Gobblers’ van, having been captured soon after escalating from Mrs Coulter’s flat. The Gyptian boys ambush the van and take her to their barges.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Sunday to end preferential treatment for European Union migrants, as opinion polls showed his Conservative Party has the highest level of support since 2017 ahead of next month's election. The Dec. 12 election was called to break the deadlock over Brexit, more than three years after the country voted narrowly in favour of leaving the EU in a 2016 referendum. Johnson hopes to win a majority to push through the last-minute Brexit deal he struck with the EU last month, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised to renegotiate the exit agreement and then hold another referendum.
Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kiev, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. A Reuters reporter in Crimea, which Russian annexed from Ukraine in 2014, earlier on Sunday saw coastguard boats pulling the three vessels through the Kerch Strait towards the Black Sea where they could potentially be handed over to Ukraine. Ukraine has been pushing for their return as a good will gesture from Moscow ahead of a possible four-way peace summit on eastern Ukraine next month.
TV tonight: strap in for a new War of the WorldsA thrilling take on HG Wells’s dystopian drama starring Rafe Spall. Plus: the story of the Met Opera House. Here’s what to watch this eveningLove in the age of Martian invasion ... The War of the Worlds. Photograph: Ben Blackall/BBC/Mammoth Screen 2018
Hundreds of motorcyclists have come together to ride in memory of the teenager killed in a collision with a US diplomat's wife.Harry Dunn, 19, died in Northamptonshire on August 27 after a head-on crash outside RAF Croughton.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood urged people to opt for candidates opposed to withdrawal from the EU during next month's General Election.
Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago. Several protesters took up positions on the rooftops of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, armed with bows and arrows, as unrest spread across the territory's central Kowloon district. Police said a media liaison officer was treated in hospital after being hit by an arrow in the leg and another officer's visor was struck by a metal ball although he was not hurt.
Colin Kaepernick cancelled an NFL-organized workout outside Atlanta on Saturday, November 16, and instead organized his own, citing issues with an “unusual liability waiver” demanded by the NFL and limitations on media access.According to the NFL, the workout was originally scheduled for 3 pm at the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility in Flowery Branch but, shortly before it was due to begin, was moved to a field at Charles H Drew High School in Riverdale, about 50 miles southwest of Flowery Branch.Despite the short notice, Kaepernick’s appearance in Riverdale drew dozens of local residents, footage shows.Kaepernick’s attorney Ben Meiselas and agent Jeff Nalley issued a joint statement about the change of location, saying the NFL had denied Kaepernick’s requests to allow all media to observe and film the workout, and said the NFL had rejected a “standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed” by Kaepernick’s representives.“Mr. Kaepernick simply asks for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has been selected for today,” the statement said.The NFL responded, saying it was “disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout,” and criticizing what it claimed were late demands issued by Kaepernick and his representatives.“Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants – an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL,” the statement said.“On Wednesday, we sent Colin’s representatives a standard liability waiver based on the waiver used by National Invitational Camp at all NFL Combines and by NFL clubs when trying out free agent players.”The NFL also claimed that they only learned the night before that Kaepernick wanted to bring his own video crew, and said they only heard on Saturday afternoon that he wanted the event to be open to all media. The organization said it had “been clear from the beginning that this is private workout” and had “confirmed with Colin’s representatives that they would receive both the video that would be sent to all 32 clubs as well as the raw footage from the entire event, which is unprecedented.”Kaepernick became a free agent after leaving the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, and following the controversy over his decision to kneel during the national anthem before games in 2016 in protest against police violence against black Americans.Four days before the workout, Kaepernick had tweeted that the workout had been organized, and said he had “been in shape and ready for this for three years.” Credit: Rian “Trott” Trotter via Storyful
A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported on Saturday. United Nations experts and activists say at least 1 million Uighurs and members of other largely Muslim minority groups have been detained in camps in Xinjiang in a crackdown that has drawn condemnation from the United States and other countries. The documents, which the newspaper said were leaked by "a member of the Chinese political establishment," show how Xi gave a series of internal speeches to officials during and after a 2014 visit to Xinjiang following a stabbing attack by Uighur militants at a train station that killed 31 people.
It's official - the I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! line-up has been confirmed and comedian Andrew Maxwell is one of the 10 celebrities who will be taking part in the new series.The Irish star, 45, will join the likes of Caitlyn Jenner and Ian Wright in the jungle and while he might not be as well-known as his campmates, Maxwell has cropped up on our screens over the years.