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snow lay Flughafen Köln/Bonn lame (at 10.10 a.m.)Saudi Arabia executes Filipino housemaid (6.20 PM)Almost 100 Dead after dam bursts in Brazil registered (3.17 hours), and large-scale deployment for Explosives detection in Rhineland-Palatinate (2.22 p.m.)a Suspected gunman from Corsica is dead (2.05 PM)

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+++ 10.54 am: police are investigating new clues to the abuse on the campsite +++

In the investigation of mass sexual abuse of at least 23 children on a campsite in North Rhine-Westphalia, the police get new evidence. A new number of victims it is not, but said a police spokesman to be Done in Lügde in Detmold. Details of Notes he called. “We need to continue to identify,” said the spokesman. The police hope to have more information. On Wednesday, investigators had communicated the Details in a press conference.

+++ 10.45 a.m.: rescue vessel “Sea Watch 3” with 47 refugees in the port of Catania +++

The rescue vessel “Sea Watch 3” has been created with 47 refugees on Board in the port of Catania in Sicily. The ship of the German aid organisation, Sea Watch, was accompanied at the port entry of ships of the Italian coast guard and police, an AFP correspondent reported. After a nearly two-week tug-of-war, the Italian government had agreed on Wednesday to allow the migrants to Land, and among a number of European States to divide.

+++ 10.10 PM: snow puts the airport Cologne/Bonn lame +++

Heavy snow has interrupted the traffic on the airport Cologne/Bonn. Since about 9.15 PM take-offs and landings are possible, a spokeswoman said. Pathways and aprons would need to be cleared. “Our winter service is in continuous operation and gives and gives and gives everything, so that it can soon go.” How many flights are affected, could not say the speaker initially.

+++ 9.55 am: unemployment rises in January to 2,406 million +++

The number of unemployed in Germany in January to 2,406 million. The 196 000 job seekers more than in December and 165 000 in less than a year ago, as the Federal Agency reported for work in Nuremberg. The unemployment rate increased by 0.4 points to 5.3 percent.

+++ 9.33 PM: Canada reduces Embassy staff in Cuba +++

After the mysterious illness of one of the other diplomats Canada has its Embassy staff in Cuba is greatly reduced. As the canadian announced the Ministry of foreign Affairs, were found to be other symptoms as in previous cases of the disease. The cause of the complaints, therefore, is more unclear. The Sicherheitsvorke currencies at the Embassy in Havana were reinforced and the number of staff “up to half” reduced. According to a report by the broadcaster, CBC, only eight employees remain in the Embassy.

Mysterious complaints of diplomats from the United States and Canada in Cuba for more than two years for guesswork: the Embassy employees and their family members have complained since the end of 2016 over problems such as dizziness, fatigue, headache, hearing and vision problems, balance disorders, Nausea and lack of concentration.

+++ 8.40 PM: Left is of the essence in consultant’s affair to the resignation of the Leyens +++

The left party holds against the Background of the consultant affair in the army and defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) in office, not for portable. “Mrs von der Leyen has your Ministry in the handle and it should pull up the personal consequences of that,” said the Left defence expert Alexander Neu to the “New Osnabrücker Zeitung”. He asked generally, one end of the external Advisory practice in the Federal government.

The defense Committee of the Bundestag was constituted on Wednesday as a Committee of inquiry, in order to investigate the question of how it came to the irregularities in the award of consultant contracts in the Ministry of defence. “Should prove to the Committee that the Minister has tolerated violations of the procurement law, your resignation must be,” said New. He criticized, in the Ministry of defence hundreds of millions of euros of taxpayers ‘ money had been used for external expertise.

+++ 7.35 PM: charges against Wikileaks founder Assange in the United States remains under lock and key +++

The indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the United States remains under lock and key. The Federal judge Leonie Brinkema in Alexandria, Virginia, rejected a request for disclosure of the organization Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. It was not “sufficiently certain” that the case exists, said Brinkema to notice. They also pointed out that it is not uncommon to hold on to an ongoing investigation up to the arrest of a Suspect secret.

The U.S. justice authorities to argue for more than two years, that they have determined against Assange, and there is already a charge against him prepared. In November, then came a breakdown to light that the charges have been prepared against Assange, apparently, already. In a document from another case was twice referred to a case of “Assange”.

+++ 6.20 am: Saudi Arabia executes Filipino housemaid +++

Saudi Arabia has, according to the Philippine government in a house of girls execute, that came from the Philippines. The 39-year-old woman had been hanged on Tuesday for the murder, informed the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Manila. All Attempts to save your life in a diplomatic way, had failed. As a result, the Saudi judiciary refused, the woman was able to buy a kind of “blood money” to the family of the victim of the death penalty. Details of the Ministry is not called.

+++ 5.46 PM: First execution in the US this year +++

In the United States been executed for the first Time this year a prisoner. The death sentence against a COP-killer Robert Mitchell Jennings was a syringe on Wednesday in a prison in Huntsville in the U.S. state of Texas with a gift will be enforced. The court had rejected this week of final appeal, the 61-Year-old. Jennings was shot and killed in 1988 during a Robbery in Houston a police officer. He was shot by his own accomplices shot and later in a hospital. In 1989, he was sentenced to death. In the US, 13 of them in Texas have been executed in the past year, 25 people.

+++ 5.13 PM: the European Parliament could Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim President acknowledge +++

The European Parliament today, Thursday, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as a transitional presidential denten of the country recognise that. A Resolution of the main political groups has been debated in the European Parliament. In the Text that could view the news Agency AFP, Guaidó recognized on the basis of article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution as the legitimate interim President of the South American crisis of the state. This will apply until new “will be held free, transparent and credible presidential election”.

+++ 4.35 PM: Many cities exceed the nitrogen oxide limit value even in 2018 +++

The air pollution, especially from Diesel exhaust gases remains in many German cities is higher than allowed. In at least 35 cities in the EU has exceeded the limit value for harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the past year, as a first balance sheet of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The new data from the German press Agency. For 28 of the 65 cities that exceeded the threshold in 2017, are not even all the Numbers for 2018. The highest burden was in Stuttgart with 71 micrograms of NO2 per cubic meter of air in front of Munich with 66 micro-grams.

+++ 3.17 PM: Nearly 100 Dead after dam bursts in Brazil registered +++

After the dam break at an iron ore mine in Brazil, the number of confirmed deaths has risen to 99. 259 people were still missing, the civil protection authority announced on Wednesday. The number of dead is expected to rise accordingly. According to the estimates of the rescue forces, the prospect of finding Survivors is hardly. The last Survivors had been recovered on Saturday morning.

+++ 2.22 PM: large-scale deployment for Explosives detection in Rhineland-Palatinate +++

After an explosive discovery in the Rhineland-Palatinate police and the fire brigade in a night. As the police reported, were police officers on Wednesday evening in the basement of a residential building in Igel, in the district of Trier-Saarburg “highly explosive” explosives. Hundreds of people had to leave their homes, it said. Roads have been blocked. The police did not know initially, when and how the explosives from the basement. A Person has been arrested. A political Background, was well informed the police.

+++ 2.05 p.m.: Suspected gunman from Corsica is dead +++

The shooter, who is said to have fired on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica and at least killed a man, was found dead. Special forces stepped in on late Wednesday evening, and the corpse of the man who discovered it, informed the Minister of the interior, Christophe Castaner. Several people were injured in the incident late Wednesday afternoon and a man had been killed. The shooter had holed himself up then in his house in the port city of Bastia in the North-East of Corsica, announced the Prefecture.

+++ 1.35 PM: Four seriously injured people from Germany in the case of a car collision in Austria +++

When freezing temperatures are in the Austrian Schnepfau (Vorarlberg) in the case of a car collision, four people from Germany were seriously injured. The car of a family from Baden-Württemberg was on the opposite lane, and there, with the car of a 56-year-old man from North Rhine-Westphalia, collides, as a spokesman for the police announced in Bregenz. The family was trapped in the car and had to be freed by the fire Department, the 50-year-old father, the 23-year-old daughter and 48-Year-old wife were seriously injured, with one rescue helicopter to hospitals. The 56-Year-old was brought in with serious injuries by ambulance to a hospital.

+++ 1.10 PM: Facebook, despite the scandals with a strong profit plus +++

in Spite of the privacy and misinformation scandals Facebook has achieved at the end of last year, a record profit. The net result rose in the last quarter compared to the same period last year by 61 percent to 6,88 billion dollars (six billion euros) as the US Internet announced giant. Sales increased by 30 percent to 16,91 billion dollars. With the business results of the group exceeded the expectations of the markets. The Figures show that the platforms of the company are to continue to show customers highly attractive. A mass Exodus of users.

+++ 0.40 PM: Trump to Venezuela: “the fight for freedom has begun,” + + +

US President Donald Trump has responded to the growing protests in Venezuela. “The fight for freedom has begun,” wrote Trump on Twitter. The US President had previously got off the phone with the Venezuelan against President Juan Guaidó. The United States to recognize Guaidó meanwhile, as the legitimate President of Venezuela. Trump assured via Twitter, the “strong support for the struggle of Venezuela for the recovery of its democracy.”

vit / DPA / AFP

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.