Two West German policemen prevent people from approaching as East German police, the vopos, stand on and near a fallen portion of the Berlin Wall onNovember 11th 1989. 2:58

East Germany ceased to exist four days before its 41st birthday, on the day of German unity: October 3rd 1990. But the emotional end of East Germany c(...)

Coffins are lined up after the coach crash near the southern town of Avellino. Photograph: Reuters

The precise dynamic which led to a fatal bus crash last night in which 39 people were killed near Avellino, southern Italy remains unclear. As rescue (...)

The late Pope John Paul II has moved closer to sainthood after a commission of cardinals and bishops credited him with a second miracle since his death. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/REUTERS.

The late Pope John Paul II has moved closer to sainthood after a commission of cardinals and bishops credited him with a second miracle since his deat(...)