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Thursday 16 August 2018

Hitler letter on Jews unveiled

A letter by Adolf Hitler, believed to contain his first written comments on his anti-Semitic vision, will be unveiled today.

The letter, dated September 1919, has been obtained by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights organisation and will be revealed in New York at the Museum of Tolerance .

According to the centre, Hitler's letter called for a strong government that could bring about the "removal of the Jews altogether".

Around this time in 1919, the 30-year-old Austrian-born Hitler lived in Munich, Germany, where he joined a small nationalist party which eventually became the Nazi party.



Court row over



Jacko concerts

The insurer of Michael Jackson's cancelled comeback concerts in London has asked a US judge to nullify a policy intended to protect concert promoters if the singer was unable to complete the shows.

Lloyd's of London is suing AEG Live and Jackson's company, claiming the concert promoter has failed to provide necessary medical information and details about the physician charged with the singer's death.

AEG did not comment.



Dad is sued for abortion sign

A US man's decision to lash out with a billboard advert saying his ex-girlfriend had an abortion against his wishes has sparked a legal debate over free speech.

The sign in New Mexico showed Greg Fultz (35) holding the outline of an infant. The text reads, "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!"

Fultz's ex-girlfriend has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy.



45,000 flee in



Chinese floods

Rain-triggered floods in south-western China have killed 14 people and left 35 others missing while destroying roads and bridges and thousands of homes, officials said.

Some 45,000 residents in Guizhou province's Wangmo County have been evacuated since flood waters inundated the area, while 21 square miles of farmland were under water.

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