Read more about the article Selfie-Hunting Hiker Faces Massive Bill For Mountain Rescue
Rescue teams work to help a 20-year-old Uzbek student trapped on the peak by a snow storm, in Bad Reichenhall, Germany, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. The man had found the peak during internet research for the most beautiful vantage point for photos, and went up before 20 centimetres of snow fell. (BRK/Newsflash)

Selfie-Hunting Hiker Faces Massive Bill For Mountain Rescue

A student stranded 5,000ft up an Alpine mountain peak as he searched for the perfect spot for a photo is facing a rescue bill of thousands of pounds. The 20-year-old has started the trek up the mountain between the Salzburg Province, Austria, and the German Free State of Bavaria in…

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Read more about the article Children With Literacy Problems Read To Abandoned Dogs
Image shows a child reading to a dog in an animal shelter, undated photo. The so-called 'Shelter Buddy Reading Program' was initiated in the town of Voesendorf, in Lower Austria, Austria. (Tierschutz Austria/Newsflash)

Children With Literacy Problems Read To Abandoned Dogs

Animal experts have revealed how they have helped children struggling with reading problems by getting them to tell stories to abandoned dogs. The Shelter Buddy Reading programme was initiated by dog coach Gudrun Braun at the Tierschutzhaus animal shelter in Voesendorf south of Vienna, Austria. Image shows a child reading…

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Read more about the article How I Gave Communism The Kiss Off Says Berlin Wall Boss
Former East German border guard officer Harald Jaeger, 79, poses in undated photo. He disobeyed orders and opened the Bornholmer Street border crossing of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. (Newsflash)

How I Gave Communism The Kiss Off Says Berlin Wall Boss

A former East German Berlin Wall border guard officer has revealed how he went against orders to open the gates that led to the collapse of communism. Harald Jaeger - now 79 - was deputy chief of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) border checkpoint at Bornholmer Strasse in East Berlin's…

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Read more about the article How Honeybees Can Change The Atmosphere, New Study Shows
Illustrative image shows swarm of bees, undated. (Newsflash)

How Honeybees Can Change The Atmosphere, New Study Shows

A swarm of honeybees has the potential to create enough electrical energy to have an impact on local weather conditions, scientists in Great Britain have found. Researchers have discovered that large swarms of honeybees can generate astonishing levels of electricity which is discharged into the atmosphere. The charge can affect…

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Read more about the article Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers
Picture shows an x-ray of gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport, in Germany, on July 25, 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Cops Seize Gold Bars Trafficked In Game Controllers

Customs police have seized gold bars worth more than GBP 50,000 stashed inside wireless game controllers found after airport X-Ray checks. Picture shows gold bars hidden in game controllers, undated. Customs officials seized gold with a total weight of around one kilogramme during an air freight inspection at Leipzig-Halle Airport,…

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Read more about the article Grandpa Left 11-Year-Old Grandson In Motorway Rest Room
Picture shows the Autobahn in Central Franconia, Germany, undated. A grandfather, 61, forgot his grandson, 11, in the parking lot at a rest stop in the area and only noticed when he got home on Sunday Oct. 30, 2022. (Newsflash)

Grandpa Left 11-Year-Old Grandson In Motorway Rest Room

A horrified grandpa got home from a day out with his 11-year-old grandson only to find he had left him behind in a motorway service station loo. The pair had been on their way home from a day trip to a theme park when the 61-year-old grandfather stopped to use…

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Read more about the article UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum
Image shows the Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops), undated photo. The British Harrison Institute in Sevenoaks, England will donated 19,000 birds to the Natural History Museum Vienna in Austria on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Robbie Bright/Newsflash)

UK Institution Donates Nearly 20,000-Bird Collection To Austrian Museum

A British research and charity institution has donated its enormous bird specimen collection to one of the leading natural history museums of Central Europe. The Natural History Museum Vienna (NHM) has announced that it received the Harrison Institute Bird Collection - a Kent-based charity - consisting of 19,000 birds of…

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Read more about the article Wild Populations In Steep Decline, Say Experts
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Wild Populations In Steep Decline, Say Experts

Environmentalists have made an urgent appeal to protect wild bees after discovering that their numbers have plunged by up to 80 per cent. Britta Raabe from NABU - one of Germany's leading environment groups- has revealed that wild bee populations decreased between 60 and 80 per cent in the past…

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Read more about the article Russian Booby Trap Installed in Ukrainian Beehive Was Defused By Bees
Picture shows two grenades in honey tied up with adhesive tape and with a pin near the settlement of Babyntsi in undated photo. Sappers of the Voluntary Formation of the Bucha City Territorial Community No. 1 neutralized a trap inside a beehive with two grenades in the forest in Kyiv province. (@dobrobatbucha/Newsflash)

Russian Booby Trap Installed in Ukrainian Beehive Was Defused By Bees

A Ukrainian beekeeper was saved by his bees after they defused grenades that had been left in his hives by withdrawing Russian troops. The explosive devices had, according to images obtained by Newsflash, been hidden in the hive at an apiary in a forest in the Bucha region northeast of…

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Read more about the article Tourist Stung By Scorpion That Hitched A Lift In His Luggage
Image shows a scorpion from California, USA, undated photo. The animal was brought to the city of Munich, Germany by a backpacking couple on Sunday evening, Oct. 9, 2022. (Berufsfeuerwehr Munchen/Newsflash)

Tourist Stung By Scorpion That Hitched A Lift In His Luggage

A horrified backpacker was rushed to hospital after a scorpion that had hitched a lift in his luggage stung him as he relaxed back at home on his sofa. The creepy-crawly had survived a nine-hour transcontinental flight from California to Germany unscathed. The 32-year-old hiker felt a searing pain in…

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