Lightning strikes kill five, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

World Aug 23, 2019

Lightning strikes kill five, injure over 100 in Tatra Mountains

Lightning struck across the Tatra Mountains in southern Poland and neighboring Slovakia on Thursday, killing five people and injuring over 100 others in an area popular with hikers and families, authorities said. Witnesses said the thunderstorm came suddenly on a day that began with clear ...

World Aug 18, 2019

Rescue workers working to free two trapped cavers in Poland

Polish media reported Sunday that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying to free two spelunkers trapped by rising water in a cave in southern Poland. Private broadcaster TVN said Sunday that rescue officials have not yet managed to make contact with the two, ...

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

World / Offbeat Jun 8, 2019

'Aphrodisiac' beavers good for food, says Polish minister

Beavers could be a good source of food, Poland's agriculture minister said on Friday, after he outraged animal rights activists by joking the aphrodisiac qualities of the rodents' tails could encourage Poles to eat them. Jan Ardanowski made his tongue-in-cheek comment on the tails in ...

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

World Jun 4, 2019

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies at 96

Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday. The head of the Jewish Agency, Isaac Herzog, said he was "very sad" about the death of Rosenfeld, who he described as a ...

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

World May 14, 2019

Holocaust survivor and WWII vet have emotional meeting in Michigan

A Holocaust survivor welcomed to her suburban Detroit home a former soldier whose U.S. Army unit liberated the German concentration camp where she was being held. Sophie Tajch Klisman (SOH'-fee TIHK' KLIS'-mehn) on Monday greeted Doug Harvey with a hug and thanked the 95-year-old for ...