9 April 2017

Bereaved Syrian father: US missile strike not enough

Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, looks at photographs of his deceased children on his cell phone in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, late Friday, April 7, 2017. His wife Dalal and his 9-month-old twins Aya and Ahmed, along with other members of his family were all killed in Tuesday's chemical weapon attack on the Syrian town that killed some 87 people. The human cost of the attack is evident as Alyousef says 'I had lost 19 of my close relatives' in the attack which has been widely blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, although Syria officially denied using chemical weapons.
Abdel Hameed al-Yousef woke to the sound of an early morning bombardment in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun and told his wife Dalal to take their twins Aya and Ahmed to safety outside.

He emerged to find the home covered in dust, and then a new strike exploded about 400 yards (300 meters away).

Within minutes, he said, his eyes started to water, and he soon lost consciousness.

Historian: Nazi leader Hitler once had Jewish landlord

A German historian says Nazi leader Adolf Hitler lived for almost a decade in a house that belonged to a Jewish merchant.

Paul Hoser says Hitler lived at Thierschstrasse 41 in Munich's Lehel district from 1920 till 1929, interrupted by a year spent at Landsberg prison for staging a failed coup in Bavaria.