The stunning winning images of the GDT Nature Photographer of the Year contest

These jaw-dropping images drive home what a beautiful, brutal and bizarre world we live in. They are all winning and commended shots in the German Association for Nature Photography (GDT) Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 competition, which saw more than 3,000 entries flood in from 13 countries.  Photography duo Karsten Mosebach and Bernhard Volmer, from Germany, were … Read more

Abandoned buildings around the world now teeming with plant-life after being reclaimed by nature

After mankind has left: Abandoned buildings around the world now teeming with plant-life after being reclaimed by nature These incredible pictures feature an abandoned ballroom in Germany being overtaken by ferns and a desolate manor house in Taiwan covered by treesThe beautiful yet crumbling locations left by their human inhabitants have been reclaimed by mother … Read more

Feeling younger can protect adults against health decline, study finds

Simply feeling younger can protect middle-aged and older adults against health decline by buffering against stress, an astonishing new study reveals.  Researchers in Germany investigated whether people’s ‘subjective age’ – feeling younger than we actually are – had an effect on the detrimental effects of stress.  Specifically, the experts looked into the effects of stress … Read more

Jens Lehmann is SACKED from Hertha Berlin’s board after calling Dennis Aogo ‘a token black guy’

Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann is given the SACK by Sky in Germany and from Hertha Berlin’s board after calling ex-German international Dennis Aogo TV punditry’s ‘token black guy’ in a WhatsApp message Jens Lehmann has become embroiled in a racism storm in Germany this morningArsenal Invincibles goalkeeper sent Sky Sport pundit Dennis Aogo a message … Read more

Ministers must ramp up protection for Jewish students at Bristol University, MPs say 

The universities minister has faced calls to take tougher action to ensure Jewish students are protected from anti-Semitism on campus, with one senior MP comparing the situation to ‘1930s Germany’. MPs pressed Michelle Donelan to adopt a more heavy-handed approach – such as cutting off their funding or sacking university bosses – when the institutions … Read more

Facebook removes French town’s official page because of its ‘offensive’ name 

Below is Bitche Mayor Benoît Kieffer’s full statement translated from French. Facebook had censored our City of Bitche page. We have appealed and attempted to contact Facebook through various means, including through contact forms and private messages on the Facebook France page. On March 19, Facebook informed us that our Town of Bitche page was … Read more

‘The only man who could say to the Queen “Shut Up”‘: World media mourns Prince Philip

The world’s newspapers today mourned Prince Philip for his service to Britain and devotion to the Queen. The Duke of Edinburgh’s death at Windsor Castle was announced by Her Majesty ‘with great sorrow’ on Friday, and as Britain began eight days of mourning, countries across the world paid homage to the steadfast prince. ‘A Prince … Read more

‘The only man who could say to the Queen “Shut Up”‘: World media mourns Prince Philip

The world’s newspapers today mourned Prince Philip for his service to Britain and devotion to the Queen. The Duke of Edinburgh’s death at Windsor Castle was announced by Her Majesty ‘with great sorrow’ on Friday, and as Britain began eight days of mourning, countries across the world paid homage to the steadfast prince. ‘A Prince … Read more

Germany ‘needs a lockdown’ and may have to bring in curfews to curb virus health minister warns 

Germany needs to implement nationwide measures to break the current wave of coronavirus infections as quickly as possible, its health minister said on Friday. ‘We need a lockdown,’ Jens Spahn told journalists in a news conference, adding that nighttime curfews may be necessary to further reduce social contacts. He said that there were currently nearly … Read more

Germany ‘needs a lockdown’ and may have to bring in curfews to curb virus health minister warns 

Germany needs to implement nationwide measures to break the current wave of coronavirus infections as quickly as possible, its health minister said on Friday. ‘We need a lockdown,’ Jens Spahn told journalists in a news conference, adding that nighttime curfews may be necessary to further reduce social contacts. He said that there were currently nearly … Read more