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Adolf Hitler’s home to be turned into police station

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Authorities in Austria have announced that they will turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station. A proposed design by Austrian architects Marte.Marte beat 11 competitors in an interior ministry tender. The refurbishment is expected to be completed around the end of 2022 and will cost about €5m (£4.5m).

Instagrammer live streams birth of her son

An Australian influencer has live-streamed the birth of her son. Emma Isaacs, an avid Instagrammer, announced on the social network that she expected “some baby action tonight” as her contractions were about seven minutes apart. After the baby was successfully delivered online, she wrote: “Thank you for being there last night as we welcomed this baby into the world. It was a really special time.”

Police find  ‘corpse’ is nude sunbather  

When British Transport Police responded to reports of a dead body on train tracks in Essex they discovered a nude sunbather. Railway workers called the emergency services when they spotted the protruding feet and no obvious signs of life. However, officers found it was naked man in his late 30s sunbathing on the tracks. Police have advised the public to not sunbathe on railway tracks.

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