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A police car stands in front of an apartment building in Cologne,  Germany, where a man suspected of trying to build a biological weapon was arrested.  Photograph: dpa/Oliver Berg/Germany/AFP/Getty Images

A Tunisian man was arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of planning an Islamist-motivated attack using the deadly toxin ricin. The GBA feder(...)

This photo from Brazilian newspaper O Popular shows families of prisoners watching guards move inmates at the Coronel Odenir Guimaraes State Prison in Aparecida de Goiania, Goiás, Brazil, on January 1st, 2018.  Nine prisoners were killed and 14 injured in a riot on New Year’s Day. Photograph: O Popular/Claudio Reis/AFP/Getty Images

Prison authorities across Brazil should prepare for further violence after a New Year’s Day riot in which nine prisoners were murdered, according to p(...)

Swiss Green Party politician Meinrad Gschwend has said he wants to see the 8-minute flight banned on environmental grounds. Photograph: Getty Images

An Austrian airline has begun what it claims is the world’s shortest regular international connection — an eight-minute hop across Lake Constance betw(...)