News from today: fatal accident of Munich – Raser had probably drunk alcohol


The most important news in the short overview:

  • 15-year-old girl dies at bridge collapse (11.00 clock)
  • Munich Raser in psychiatric hospital (8.27 clock)
  • Belarus: No more opposition in parliament (7:44 am)
  • Philipp Amthor accuses CDU of "SPD error" (7.14 clock)
  • Packaging waste: 2017 at record high (4.08 am)
  • Dangerous germs discovered in finished fruit salad (1.03 am)

The news of today in the star-Ticker:

+++ 12:23: Deadly accident in Munich: Raser had probably drunk alcohol +++

The driver, who drove into a group of young people during his escape from the police in Munich, had apparently drunk alcohol. It had been detected alcohol smell at the 34-year-old, said the police. In addition, officials had found a small amount of drugs in his car. Exact percent values ​​or results of further toxicological investigations are still pending. The driver had captured two teenagers on Friday evening, a 14-year-old died, a 16-year-old was seriously injured.

+++ 12:03: Indonesian farmer killed by Sumatran Tiger +++

A rare Sumatran tiger has killed a farmer and seriously injured a tourist on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The local environmental protection agency said the tiger attacked a 57-year-old farmer who was working on his coffee plantation. The farmer tried in vain to fend off the big cat. The day before, the same animal had seriously injured an Indonesian tourist in his tent.

The Tiger attacked tourists camping on a tea plantation on Saturday, South Sumatra environmental protection chief Genman Hasibuan told AFP news agency. The tiger stormed into one of the tents and injured a vacationer on the back. He was hospitalized badly injured.

The tiger living in a forest reserve is said to be one of only 15 Sumatran tigers in South Sumatra. Sumatran tigers, which occur exclusively on Sumatra, are listed on the Red List of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as an endangered species. A total of 400 to 500 Sumatran tigers are said to live in the wild.

+++ 11.47 clock: Dirk Nowitzki receives Order of Merit for commitment in education +++

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Dirk Nowitzki: The former basketball star receives the award on 4 December from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, as the Federal President announced. Together with 23 women and men from all over Germany, the former Dallas Mavericks player from the North American professional league NBA will be honored as Honorary Day for Outstanding Commitment in Education.

Nowitzki, 41, founded the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation early on in his professional career in the US, and continues to promote a variety of projects in the areas of children's health and education. Only a few years later he founded the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation in Germany.

+++ 11:44: Emirates buys at Airbus 50 long-range jets type A350 +++

The Emirates airline from the United Arab Emirates has booked a billion-euro order from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Representatives of both companies signed an order for 50 A350 jets, as announced at the Dubai Air Show. Back in February, Emirates signed a preliminary contract for 30 A350s and 40 A330neo-type aircraft in return for the cancellation of numerous A380s.

The A350 order is now larger, on the A330neo is still spoken, it said. The same applies to a possible order of "Dreamliner" models of the US manufacturer Boeing. The A350 jets are powered by engines of the British manufacturer Rolls-Royce. According to the price list, the Airbus order has a total value of around 16 billion US dollars (14.5 billion euros). However, high estates are common.

+++ 11:27: Again reach hundreds of migrants Greek islands +++

There is no end to the influx of migrants from Turkey to Greece: on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 730 people have crossed over from the Turkish coast to the Greek islands in the east of the Aegean. In addition, the Greek Coast Guard and the European border agency, Frontex, have picked up a further 658 migrants at sea off these islands and taken them to Greek registration depots. This was reported by the State Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) and the semi-official Greek news agency ANA-MPA, citing the Coast Guard.

+++ 11.13 clock: cash must pay no laser epilation haired legs +++

Even with heavy leg hair, the health insurance company does not have to pay the costs for laser depilation. Even with young people there was no claim to a reimbursement, decided the Landessozialgericht Niedersachsen-Bremen. Two brothers and sisters from Bremen, who suffered from pronounced hair growth on their legs, had sued a 17-year-old girl and her one-year-younger brother. They had the cash register explained that only in individual cases, the costs for a hair removal of the face and hands are taken (Az: L 4 KR 457/16).

The court in Celle confirmed the view of the health insurance company. The catalog of benefits of the health insurance does not provide for a laser epilation, there is no positive recommendation for a therapeutic benefit. In this respect, the court could also have left open the question of whether a strong leg hair was to be regarded as an illness in the legal sense.

+++ 11.00 clock: 15-year-old dies in bridge collapse in France +++

At least one person died in a bridge collapse north of Toulouse. It is a 15-year-old, said the responsible prosecutor. The search for more victims is now a priority. The 150 meter long and five meter wide suspension bridge had collapsed on Monday morning. Several people were injured, according to the fire department, at least two were in mortal danger.

+++ 10:41 clock: large-scale raid – Kinderpornografie platform switched off +++

Investigators have switched off after a raid in seven federal states, a platform for the distribution of child pornography. Nine suspects are said to have exchanged child and adolescent pornography on a Darknet platform. The mastermind is a 43-year-old man from the district of Schwabisch-Hall (Baden-Wurttemberg). He is said to have operated the platform "Tor Chat Directory", as the competent Attorney General in Frankfurt announced. The server discovered the investigators in Frankfurt and switched it off.

According to the investigation, they not only exchanged pornographic writings, but also possibly engaged in sexual abuse of children.

During the raid on Wednesday last week, a total of 26 houses and apartments in Baden-Wurttemberg, Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony were searched. There were no arrests. The alleged users of the platform are between 35 and 61 years old. The two suspects from Hesse come from the district of Offenbach and the district of Gross-Gerau.

+++ 10.36 clock: pickup truck with 50 migrants breaks through border to Ceuta +++

A pickup truck with more than 50 African migrants on board broke through the border with the Spanish exclave Ceuta during the night from Morocco. The driver had raced at full speed through the border controls near Tarajal, reported the news agency Europa Press, citing police sources.

Four migrants were injured and taken to hospital. The people forced into the vehicle were 34 men, 16 women and two minors from sub-Saharan Africa. The Moroccan driver was arrested, as the newspaper "El Faro de Ceuta" reported.

The phenomenon of "kamikaze cars" exist since 2013, it said. However, so far it has been smaller vehicles with fewer passengers.

+++ 10.06 clock: Motor bridge collapsed north of Toulouse +++

A road bridge collapsed north of Toulouse. A car and a truck fell in the morning in the river Tarn, reported several French media. Rescue workers were deployed in Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, but did not provide any information on possible casualties. Media reported at least one dead. The fire department called on motorists to avoid the area. A photo showed the collapsed bridge. The 150 meter long and five meter wide suspension bridge connected the villages of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessieres.

+++ 09.58 Clock: number of workers at its highest level since reunification +++

Despite the economic slowdown, the boom in the labor market continues. In the third quarter, the number of persons in employment in Germany rose to 45.4 million, the highest level since reunification in 1990, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden. However, the momentum weakened slightly. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the number of employed persons increased by 356,000 or 0.8 percent. At the beginning of the year, there had been an increase of 1.1 percent, in the second quarter, it was 1.0 percent.

+++ 09.57 clock: Survey: SPD three months before the state election in Hamburg clearly ahead +++

About three months before the city elections in Hamburg sees a new poll, the ruling SPD with 32 percent, well ahead of all other parties. In the survey conducted by the Institute Trend Research for Radio Hamburg, the co-governing Greens are in second place with 23 percent.

The CDU follows with 13 percent, the Left reaches twelve percent, the AfD eight percent and the FDP seven percent. Between 5 and 10 November, 652 eligible voters were interviewed online. According to Radio Hamburg, the survey is representative.

+++ 8:41 am: China sends aircraft carrier into Taiwan Strait +++

China has driven its first domestic-built aircraft carrier through the Strait of Taiwan. The nameless ship was underway for "routine" training and testing in the controversial sea area, Marine spokesman Cheng Dewei said. Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation before the upcoming election in Taiwan.

The narrow strait divides the democratically-governed Taiwan from mainland China, which has split off China since 1949. The US and many other states regard the Straits as international waters. Beijing, on the other hand, sees the passage of the road through foreign ships as an attack on its sovereignty.

+++ 8:37 am: Police in Hong Kong again use tear gas against demonstrators +++

The police in Hong Kong again used tear gas and batons against demonstrators in the morning. Radical activists had built new street barricades and thrown stones in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon. There were arrests again. Hundreds of students entrenched themselves, according to public radio RTHK further in the Polytechnic University, where there had been heavy clashes during the night.

Hong Kong: Police besiege Polytechnic University - students entrench themselves

In a surprising turnaround, a Hong Kong court dismissed the current ban on cover-up as unconstitutional. The ban on masking imposed at the beginning of October in a recourse to colonial emergency law violated the Basic Law of the Chinese Special Administrative Region, the court found. The restrictions on personality rights went further than necessary.

+++ 8.27 clock: Raser accident in Munich: 34-year-old in psychiatric hospital +++

The 34-year-old motorist, who drove into a group of young people during his escape from the police in Munich, has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital. This was confirmed by a police spokesman in the morning. He gave no reasons for the reasons for the transfer.

The driver had captured two teenagers on Friday evening, a 14-year-old died, a 16-year-old was seriously injured. In his flight from a police check, the driver is said to have raced through the city at up to 100 kilometers per hour. He disregarded several red lights. The police wanted to control the man before, because he had turned on a street despite a solid center line. Against the 34-year-old arrest warrant was issued on Saturday evening. Among other things, he has to answer for the triple attempted murder and unauthorized removal from the scene of the accident.

Munich: Ghost driver kills 14-year-olds - Police reveal details of the accident

+++ 8:03: At least four dead after shots in California +++

Four people have been shot dead by a stranger in a garden in the US state of California. Another six people were injured after initial investigation by gunshots, said police chief Michael Reed last night (local time) in the city of Fresno. The victims are men of Asian descent aged 25 to 30 years. Children were not injured.

A motive or references to the offender or there is not yet. The shooter had invaded a garden where a family was watching a football game. There were about 35 people on the property. Fresno is a city in the Central Valley of California, about 300 kilometers southeast of San Francisco.

+++ 7:44: After election in Belarus no opposition politicians in Parliament +++

After the election in Belarus, no opposition politicians are represented in parliament anymore. The 110 elected representatives belong to all parties that support the government of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, according to official election results. The main opposition leaders and the only two opposition politicians in parliament were not admitted to the election yesterday as candidates.

Lukashenko, who has ruled the former Soviet republic authoritarian for a quarter of a century, is often referred to as "Europe's last dictator." No election under him was considered free and fair by international observers. The now elected parliament has de facto only an alibi function, all important decisions are taken by the president personally.

Protests in Iraq: Protesters occupy another bridge in Baghdad

+++ 7.14 clock: Amthor throws CDU in personnel debate "SPD error" +++

The CDU Bundestag MP Philipp Amthor has called on his party to end the internal staff discussions. "The fact that we are so bad has, above all, to do with the fact that we embrace the SPD mistake, to give the impression of permanent self-employment to the outside," said Amthor of the "world". This is not helpful. Nevertheless, it can not be denied that ex-Union faction leader Friedrich Merz (CDU) has addressed a dissatisfaction with federal politics, "which is also present at our party base in many places," Amthor added. The Union had to reflect the election results and poll numbers self-critically. "But I would not now offload alone at the party chairman," said the Bundestag.

+++ 6:34: Supreme Court declared Hong Kong's disguise prohibition for "unconstitutional" +++

The mantle prohibition in Hong Kong is after a judgment of the supreme court "unconstitutional". "The restrictions implied by the fundamental rights prohibition go further than necessary," the Supreme Court of the Chinese Special Administrative Region said. In the face of mass protests, the Hong Kong government resorted to an emergency law from the British colonial era in early October and imposed a cover-up ban.

+++ 6.29 clock: Several deaths after shots in California +++

Several people have been shot dead in the US state of California by a stranger according to media reports. The shots had fallen on Sunday evening (local time) in the city of Fresno southeast of San Francisco, when a family just watched a football game in the garden, reported a reporter of the local channel KSEE24, citing the police. Accordingly, the shooter penetrated into the garden and shot at the people. At least nine people were hit by gunfire. The exact number of dead and the circumstances are still completely unclear. An arrest did not exist so far.

+++ 5.07 clock: Walter Borjans against Scholz plans at men's clubs +++

SPD presidential candidate Norbert Walter Borjans has criticized the plans of Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the pure male associations to recognize the tax benefits. "Even today, I believe that enforcement should not be a matter for the tax office," he told Die Welt. For non-profit associations that showed a high degree of social commitment, charitable activities should not be called into question. However, these clubs would indeed have the mission "to think seriously about amendments to the statutes in order to allow access without gender discrimination".

Tomorrow begins in the SPD the ballot for the presidency. Walter Borjans joins Saskia Esken against Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz. Scholz had criticized Walter Borjans at the weekend for his statements on a possible renunciation of the SPD to a chancellor candidate in the next federal election.

+++ 4.08 Clock: packaging waste in 2017 to record high +++

The amount of packaging waste in Germany climbed to a record high in 2017. 18.7 million tons were incurred, as the Federal Environment Agency announced – mathematically, this was 226.5 kilograms per person and three percent more than in the previous year. Private consumers had a share of 47 percent or 107 kilograms per capita. Reasons include trends for online shipping, small portions and food and drink to go.

Although a lot of packaging waste is generated in Germany, it is also recycled a lot – almost 70 percent, as the UBA further communicated. The quota is heavily dependent on the material. It is very high at 92.2 percent for steel, 87.6 percent for paper and board and 84.4 percent for glass. Plastic packaging waste is recycled to 49.7 percent, from wood to 25.8 percent.

4.06: Relaxation in Venice – storm alarm in other parts of Italy +++

After the day long flood alert in Venice, there is now some relaxation in sight. Lower water levels are expected in the coming days, the municipality said. The schools should open again on Monday. There are still storm warnings in other parts of Italy. The situation is particularly tense in the regions of Emilia-Romagna around Bologna and in Tuscany. The civil defense warns of further flooding.

In South Tyrol, heavy snowfall had caused chaos yesterday. The climax of the precipitation is reached, the situation should calm down in the course of the night, tweeted national meteorologist Dieter Peterlin. In the greater part of South Tyrol, between 50 and 70 liters of precipitation per square meter have been registered in the last 24 hours. Later on Monday it should rain or snow again.

+++ 3.39 Clock: Arrests and injuries in occupation of university in Hong Kong +++

After heavy clashes between protesters and the police at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, there is now tense calm. An unknown number of activists were arrested. There were also injured. In Hong Kong media's footage, it was possible to see young people tied off in the morning. The Chinese Special Administrative Region (HEIC) colleges have become a new focus of last week's five-month protests.

Elsewhere in the city, masked and black-clad activists reappeared in the morning (local time), with large numbers of security guards on the streets. The police warned the protesters about a possible new use of tear gas.

+++ 3.05 clock: Chile President condemns police violence against protesters for the first time +++

After weeks of protests, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has for the first time condemned police brutality against demonstrators. There has been an "excessive use of force," Pinera said in a TV speech to the nation. "Maltreatment and crimes were committed and the rights of all were not respected," the president added.

The partially violent protests in the South American country had begun in mid-October. The demonstrators criticize the low wages, high costs of education and health and the growing gap between rich and poor. The crisis in Chile is the worst since the return to democracy in 1990. The riots killed 22 people and injured thousands.

+++ 2.29 clock: Frontal collision: 18-year-old dies, seriously injured family +++

In a traffic accident in Waldburg in Baden-Wurttemberg, an 18-year-old died, two children and their parents were seriously injured. The 18-year-old got his car on the oncoming lane on Sunday, as the police announced in the early morning. There his car collided head-on with the car of the family of four. The 18-year-old died at the accident site. The other four inmates of the other car, two adults and their ten- and twelve-year-old children, were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The road remained until 21.15 clock between Waldburg and Badstuben (district Ravensburg) fully closed.

+++ 2:15: Lula calls on supporters to mobilize against the Brazilian government +++

Recently released from prison, Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on his followers to mobilize against right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government. The fight is not over, said the 74-year-old in front of tens of thousands of people in the city of Recife in the northeast of the country. "The campaign 'Lula free' must be something much bigger."

Lula, who was president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2017 following a sensational corruption case. Since April 2018 he has been serving his sentence, which has since been reduced to eight years and ten months.

+++ 1:36 clock: Wolf in Lower Saxony on federal highway run over by car +++

A wolf has been run over by a car on the federal highway 213 in Lower Saxony. The animal tried last night to cross the road between Lastrup and LOningen (Cloppenburg district), as a police spokesman said in the night. A 50-year-old driver had run over the animal with her car. The wolf died, the driver was unhurt. The small car of the woman, however, had to be towed. The police estimated the damage to at least 7000 euros.

Most wolves in Germany live in Brandenburg, Saxony and Lower Saxony. In Lower Saxony there are estimated to be about 200 wolves. The animals are under strict protection of species. Since the turn of the millennium, wolves have spread in Germany after being eradicated for a long time.

+++ 1.03 clock: Dangerous germs discovered in finished fruit salad +++

Finished fruit salads are rarely safe to enjoy, according to the NDR magazine "market". In five out of seven products from supermarkets, discounters and bakery shops, the number of intestinal germs, yeasts or molds is said to have been higher than the warning values ​​or guideline values ​​of the German Microbiological Society according to a random sample. The salads were therefore no longer edible at the time of purchase. The temperatures, which should not be more than seven degrees Celsius at purchase, were exceeded significantly in six out of seven products.

The sellers of the fruit salads responded differently to the research according to "market": Two suppliers had withdrawn their products immediately from the sale. A bakery announced that in the future, they would generally refrain from selling fruit salads.

+++ 0.34 clock: Great fire after clashes in front of Polytechnic University in Hong Kong +++

There was a big fire in front of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which was occupied by protesters. The fire was triggered in the morning after demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails to fend off a police operation at the university, journalists told the AFP local news agency. The security forces have surrounded hundreds of protesters who have entrenched themselves at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong since Sunday night.

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