Tahmasb Mazaheri: Man caught by customs officers entering Germany with a single cheque worth 45MILLION

Anything to declare Man caught by customs officers entering Germany with a single cheque worth 45MILLION By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:21 GMT, 4 February 2013 A man caught trying to enter Germany with a cheque worth 44.5 million is believed to have been Iran's former central bank chief. According to a German newspaper, customs officers at Duesseldorf Airport allegedly found the cheque in Tahmasb Mazaheri's luggage on January 21 upon his arrival from Turkey.

Syria rebels "beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs" as fears grow over Islamist atrocities

Syria rebels 'beheaded a Christian and fed him to the dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocitiesChristian Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped and beheaded by rebel fighters in northern town of Ras Al-Ayn on the Turkish borderNews came as pro-government forces celebrated their victory against rebels near Aleppo Airport | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 31 December 2012 Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists. The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits. She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs.

Queen"s Diamond Jubilee: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012

The year Britain lit up the world: Philip Ziegler, one of our most celebrated historians, looks back on a spectacular 2012 | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 December 2012 Resolutely low-key, extraordinary in her ordinariness, the Queen in the 60 years of her reign has shown total dedication to her task and to her country June 4: Fireworks lit the sky, flags lined the Mall, thousands danced before giant screens…

Reunited: Mother breaks down in tears as she is reunited with six-year-old girl abducted from Britain three years ago

Reunited: Mother breaks down in tears as she is reunited with six-year-old girl abducted from Britain three years ago Six-year-old went missing on her third birthday during trip to seaside Atiya was traced after police published picture of what she looks like now Father currently serving a prison sentence for refusing to reveal her locationRazwan Ali Anjum took her to Lahore in Pakistan three years ago | UPDATED: 22:21 GMT, 28 December 2012 The mother of a missing girl abducted three years ago broke down in tears as she described the moment she saw her daughter again today.

A Christmas treat for our troops: 9,000 servicemen and women celebrate the day with turkey and a 5k fun run

A Christmas treat for our troops: 9,000 servicemen and women celebrate the day with turkey and a 5k fun run Thousands of troops serving in Afghanistan enjoy some Christmas treatsServicemen and women rip open presents and tuck into full turkey dinnerBut it was business as usual for many troops still on early morning patrol | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 25 December 2012 British troops serving in Afghanistan were given a taste of home when they celebrated Christmas with a traditional turkey dinner, presents from relatives and a charity fun run. An extra effort was made today to make sure the 9,000 servicemen and women deployed in the Helmand Province were given some 'down time' as staff at the Laskah Gah Main Operating Base opened Secret Santa presents along with gifts from family. Medics were given home comforts including new socks, underwear and toiletries as Christmas favourites such as Chris Rea's Driving Home For Christmas and the Pogues' Fairytale Of New York played in the background

Christmas 2012: British families stranded in Lapland as dream trip turns to nightmare

British families stranded in Lapland as dream trip turns to nightmare when return flight is cancelled due to engine problemsMore than 200 passengers stranded for four hours on planeFamily tell how 1,700 Christmas dream holiday turned into 'disaster'Passengers left to queue in the 30 degree chill to see Santa | UPDATED: 10:06 GMT, 24 December 2012 Hundreds of Brits on a day-trip to Lapland today feared they would not get home for Christmas after their return flight was cancelled. The fed-up tourists were this afternoon waiting to find out when they would be flown home – nearly a whole day after their plane was due to take off.

British families stranded in Lapland as dream trip turns to nightmare when return flight is cancelled due to engine problems

British families stranded in Lapland as dream trip turns to nightmare when return flight is cancelled due to engine problemsMore than 200 passengers stranded for four hours on planeFamily tell how 1,700 Christmas dream holiday turned into 'disaster'Passengers left to queue in the 30 degree chill to see Santa | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 23 December 2012 Hundreds of Brits on a day-trip to Lapland today feared they would not get home for Christmas after their return flight was cancelled.

Winter storm "Draco" continues to wreak havoc with heavy snow and winds

Winter storm 'Draco' wreaks havoc across U.S. with 5,200 flights delayed and heavy snow stranding millions trying to get home for Christmas 131 flights cancelled today and 5,843 delayed across the U.S.National Weather Service issues winter storm warnings for Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Ohio as well as parts of Northern California and Oregon Delays of an hour or more were reported at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and La Guardia Airport in New YorkAt least four people dead in treacherous driving conditionsThree people killed in 25-vehicle pileup in Iowa after drivers were blinded by snow | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 22 December 2012 Powerful winds and snow whipped parts of the eastern United States on Saturday, carrying the promise of a white Christmas while threatening to cause havoc for the many Americans traveling for the holidays. The storm moving in from the Midwest was sending strong winds into the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England and buried parts of Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin in more than a foot of snow earlier this week.

U.N. accuses both sides of atrocities in Syrian civil war as foreign mercenaries fuel sectarian fighting destroying the country

Danger UXB: Dud bomb drops in Syrian civil war Fighters have arrived in Syria from 29 countries around the world so far More and more civilians try to arm themselves in 21-month-old conflict Conduct by both sides is 'increasingly in breach of international law' | UPDATED: 07:53 GMT, 21 December 2012 Fighters from 29 countries have so far filtered into Syria to join a civil war split along sectarian lines, a UN report warns. Divisions between the ruling Alawite community and the majority Sunni Muslims have reduced prospects of a reconciliation even if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, the report said. And the influx of foreign fighters raises the risk of the war spilling into neighbouring countries, riven by the same sectarian fault lines.

Don"t fall in! Amazingly realistic 3D images on pavements across America and Europe

Don't fall in! Amazingly realistic 3D images on pavements across America and Europe | UPDATED: 19:58 GMT, 19 December 2012 From Piccadilly Circus to an incident at Waterloo this eye-opening 3D street art is probably the best on the planet. Not only do these incredible pastel drawings on pavements across the world look realistic by themselves – but when passers-by jump into the scene they take on a life of their own. As well as his London creations, U.S.