Sydney New Year fireworks commemorate Prince, David Bowie and Gene Wilder

Sydney New Year fireworks commemorate Prince, David Bowie and Gene Wilder

In its biggest fireworks display ever, Sydney honoured some of the celebrities who died in 2016.Purple fireworks, inspired by the song Purple Rain, lit up Harbour Bridge to commemorate Prince.Moon, star and planet Saturn fireworks paid tribute to David Bowie and his song Space Oddity.A colourful Willy Wonka display honoured actor Gene Wilder. More than one million people watched the fireworks in Sydney’s harbour. The display used seven tonnes of fireworks. 18 days ago
Polish truck driver killed in Berlin market attack is buried instate funeral

Polish truck driver killed in Berlin market attack is buried instate funeral

Lukasz Urban, the truck driver killed in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market, has been given a state funeral.Polish President Andrzej Duda attended the funeral in Urban’s hometown in north-western Poland.Urban had been a truck driver for 15 years, working for his cousins company. Truck drivers also held a vehicle procession to honour the driver who is said to have fought attacker Anis Amri, before being shot. A crowdfunding campaign to support Urbans wife and 17-year-old son has raised more than £190,000. 18 days ago
Police believe Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was murdered by wifes lover

Police believe Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis was murdered by wifes lover

Following the violent death of Greeces ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis a Rio de Janeiro police officer has confessed to strangling him, according to investigators.Officer Sergio Moreira had an affair with Amiridis’ Brazilian wife Françoise.Investigators believe the couple had planned to kill the ambassador together.Amiridis’ body was found in a burned out car in a violent Rio neighbourhood. 18 days ago