The Olympiastadion in Berlin hosted some of the standout moments of the 2006 World Cup. File photograph: Getty Images

The 2006 World Cup wasn’t even a week old when it began to dawn on the fans that the Germans had organised a tournament that touched on perfection. Y(...)

Dona Hermínia (played by comedian Paulo Gustavo), a housewife from Niterói, in My Mother is a Piece of Work 3. Photograph: Facebook

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Clive James in Dublin promoting his autobiography Clive James – Always Unreliable in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Clive James, who has died at the age of 80, was one of his era’s great polymaths. (His near-contemporary Jonathan Miller, whose death was announced on(...)

As they consider the case of Pep Guardiola, who won his first medal in English football at Wembley on Sunday while semi-surreptitiously sporting a yel(...)

British politician Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley (1896 - 1980) inspects members of his British Union of Fascists in Royal Mint Street, London. Their presence sparked a riot which became known as the Battle of Cable Street. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The Battle of Cable Street in 1936 was a seminal moment in the history of the Jewish community in England, and for British socialism. It was a genuin(...)

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Just over 10 years ago, An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former US vice-president Al Gore, opened in cinemas. Jollied along by Gore’s now well-travell(...)

A full-scale replica of Adolf Hitler’s office inside the so-called Führerbunker.  Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

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The Hiller Girls dance troupe, which performed around Germany and Europe for decades.

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Brunhilde Pomsel – Born: January 11th, 1911 – Died: January 27th, 2017. Photograph: AFP
Obituary: Brunhilde Pomsel
  • People
  • January 30, 2017, 23:46

Brunhilde Pomsel, the personal stenographer of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels during the last three years of World War II and one of the(...)

Brunhilde Pomsel, former secretary of propaganda minister Goebbels, has died. She was 106. Photograph: Matthias Balk/dpa via AP

Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died aged 106. Ms Pomsel lived most of her life in relative o(...)

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