AUSCHWITZ, the largest of the Nazi death camps, was the scene of the most appalling mass murder in human history. During the Holocaust over a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – lost their lives at the sprawling complex. Here is the history of the concentration camp. Where is Auschwitz? Auschwitz concentration camp was constructed in the suburbs of the Polish city Oświęcim, near the modern nation's southern border, in 1940. The site was already the location of 16 dilapidated buildings, which had previously housed soldiers and workers. After annexing that region of Poland during the early stages of World War Two, by April 1940 the Nazi regime needed somewhere to house to Polish political prisoners, with local jails full. The majority of local residents were evicted to make way for German citizens, and Jewish workers from Oświęcim were forced to lay the foundations of the camp. A month after plans were approved, the first prisoners … [Read more...] about Where is Auschwitz, how many people died in the concentration camp during the Holocaust and can you visit it?
A HORRIFIC military plane crash in Algeria occurred on the morning of April 11 2018. Here's what we know about the incident which claimed hundreds of lives in the North African country. What caused the military aircraft crash? The exact cause of the crash has not been established yet but there have been reports the fuselage was ablaze before it hit the ground. It crashed shortly after taking off from the Boufarik airbase. Algerian TV station Ennahar reported the plane was a Soviet-era Ilyushin. The North African country has as dodgy aviation history and in 2014, a Hercules C-130 carrying members of the country's air force and their families crashed in Algeria's east, killing 77 people. The same year, an Air Algérie flight crashed in Mali while flying between Bukina Faso and Algeria, killing all 116 people on board.Where is Boufarik airbase? The military aircraft crashed in a fireball just after takeoff from an airport at Boufarik — less than 20 miles from the capital … [Read more...] about Algeria plane crash – what caused the military aircraft crash today, where is Boufarik and how many people died?
THE Second World War was one of the most important events in world history, and its effects can still be felt today. Here’s what you need to know about the conflict that plunged the planet into all out war for the second time in the 20th century. When did the Second World War start? The Second World War officially started after Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Though many events prior to the invasion contributed to the outbreak of war, Hitler's expansion into the east European country that was the straw that broke the camel's back. The Fuhrer's move into Poland caused both France and Britain to declare war on Germany. Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa all followed suit over the next few days. Throughout 1940 and 1941 yet more countries would be dragged into the conflict as Nazi expansion saw them invade more European nations. Eventually Russia would be drawn into the fray along with the United States following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. … [Read more...] about When did the Second World War start and end, what were WW2’s major battles and how many people died?
A man from Oldham has denied manslaughter charges after five people died in an explosion at a supermarket. Arkan Ali, 37, of Drake Close, Oldham, formerly entered not guilty pleas to five counts of manslaughter at a brief hearing at Leicester Crown Court. He also denied separate counts of arson being reckless as to endanger life and fraud by false representation. The charges follow an explosion at a Polish store on Hinckley Road, Leicester, in February. A two-storey flat above was also destroyed in the blast. Mary Ragoobeer, 46; her sons Shane, 18, and Sean, 17; Leah Beth Reek, 18, who was Shane’s girlfriend; and Viktorija Ljevleva, from Oldham, 22, all died. Two other men, Hawkar Hassan, 32, of no fixed abode, and Aram Kurd, 33, of Hillary Place, Leicester, also appeared in court on Tuesday alongside Ali via video link from HMP Woodhill. During a 50-minute hearing, Mr Kurd, wearing a grey jumper, and Mr Hassan and Mr Ali, wearing blue jumpers, only spoke to confirm their names. … [Read more...] about Man denies manslaughter charges after five people died in explosion
Seventeen people died in Hull and East Yorkshire last year while under the care of the organisation providing most of the area's mental health services. Worrying new figures showed deaths, delayed diagnosis and poor care were among the serious incidents recorded by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust in a one-year period from 2016 to 2017. Serious incidents include those which cause unexpected harm or death or those which prevent the organisation providing care. In the period covered, there were 16 deaths, one murder or manslaughter, 18 incidents of treatment delay, two diagnostic incidents and 11 cases of sub-optimal care for a deteriorating patient. The trust said it learns from any deaths which occur in their duty of care but was keen to reiterate the statistics from last year were encouragingly low. A spokesman said: “Reported incidents of severe harm (within the mental health cluster) at the Trust are lower than the national average (0.1 per cent compared to 0.3 per cent) while … [Read more...] about 17 people died in care of mental health services last year