Standort: / Meldung: "Helicopter crash in London"

Kate Farmer

Cutting to the chase

16. 1. 2013 - 14:17

Helicopter crash in London

Reality Check: helicopter crash in London, Doctors Without Borders in Mali, prison conditions for "white collar" criminals, Teesside University launches Far Right Studies department, music matura

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Central London was almost brought to a standstill this morning after a helicopter hit a building crane and crashed into the street below. The accident happened at the peak of the morning rush hour, and the following chaos closed many of the city's key transport hubs.

Helicopter crash

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Police and fire crews at the site of the crash near Vauxhall in Central London

Natalie Powell reports from London on what happened, and how the emergencies services managed the situation.

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Mali conditions for civilians

With Mali topping the news this week following the French military intervention, it's easy to forget that the country has been in a state of conflict for a very long time. In addition to that, it has been hit by drought and famine in the last year - all of which have put considerable strain on the aid agencies.

It's estimated that over half a million people have been forced from their homes, either by violence or the food crisis, and the current conflict is making an already difficult situation much harder for those trying to help civilians.

Filipe Ribeiro of Doctors Without Borders told Joanna Bostock about the work they have been doing there in the rebel held cities of Gao and Timbuktu over the last 12 months.

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Prisons for "white collar" criminals

Ernst Strasser has already been sentenced to 4 years in prison, and a jail term might also await Alfons Mensdorff Pouilly, who is in court again today.


What sort of conditions do people sentenced for such crimes face in Austria?

Riem Higazi asked the Deputy Director of the Wien-Simmering Prison, Erich Schöller, about the typical routine for prisoners in Simmering

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Far right studies

The University of Teesside launches a centre for Far Right Studies. Joanna King asked Dr Matthew Feldman, reader in contemporary history at Teesside about the aims of the new research unit.

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Pop matura

How some Vienna schools are broadening their music syllabus to include world and pop music in its matura music classes.

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