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2006-05-27 00:57:58

By Philipp Halstrick and Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A knife-wielding German teenager attacked people leaving a gala ceremony to dedicate Berlin's new central rail station shortly before midnight on Friday, injuring 26 before being arrested, police said. "A crazy man ran down the street stabbing people arbitrarily," a policeman at the scene told Reuters. A police spokesman said on Saturday six of the injured were in serious condition. The attacker was a 16-year old German...

2006-05-26 19:49:00

By Philipp Halstrick and Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - A knife-wielding man attacked people streaming out of a gala ceremony for Berlin's new central rail station on Friday night, injuring up to 20 before being arrested, police said. "A crazy man ran down the street stabbing people arbitrarily," a policeman at the scene told Reuters. Police said some of the injured were in serious condition. The attacker was identified as a 17-year old German man from Neukoelln, a southern...

2005-10-26 14:23:29

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's armed forces celebrated their 50th anniversary on Wednesday with a torch-lit musical ceremony that drew protests and complaints that it was overly militaristic and a throw-back to the Nazi period. About 500 soldiers held flaming torches and played instruments outside the Reichstag parliament building watched by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, his likely successor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. About 1,200 demonstrators,...

2005-07-24 12:45:09

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to introduce a ban on flights by private planes over central Berlin after a small aircraft crashed on Friday near the Reichstag parliament building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office. "We will introduce a no-fly zone for recreational planes over the government quarter," German Transport Minister Manfred Stolpe told a news conference on Sunday. "This will prevent hobby pilots and private planes from flying over the area near the Reichstag and the...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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