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German police evacuate Bonn Christmas market, probe suspicious package

BERLIN: Police brought in experts and an explosives robot to investigate a suspicious package found at the Christmas market in the west German city of Bonn late on Friday. Bonn police cordoned off and evacuated a large area of the market just before 9 PM local time, and experts were still examining the object five hours later, a spokesman said. “We assume it’s not dangerous, but we’re still investigating,” the spokesman said. He said the object was discovered shortly before the market was to close for the evening,…

Beatles for sale: German police recover John Lennon diaries

BERLIN: German police on Monday arrested a 58-year-old man in Berlin on suspicion of handling stolen items from John Lennon's estate, including the late Beatle's diaries. The items were stolen from Lennon's widow Yoko Ono in New York in 2006 and have been seized as evidence, Martin Steltner, a spokesman for the Berlin prosecutor's office, said. The unidentified man was taken into custody suspected of fraud and handling stolen goods. Read More: McCartney, Ringo Starr reunite for Beatles documentary A second suspect,…

Germany police hunt Tunisian asylum-seeker over Christmas market attack

BERLIN/DUESSELDORF: German police are looking for an asylum-seeker from Tunisia after finding an identity document under the driver's seat of a truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market and killed 12 people, officials and security sources said on Wednesday. The federal prosecutor's office offered a reward of up to 100,000 euros ($104,000) for information leading to the capture of the suspect, whom it identified as 24-year-old Anis Amri. "Beware: He could be violent and armed!" the prosecutor's office said in a…