Letter reveals Rommel"s son account of his general father"s last moments after being ordered to commit suicide by Hitler

Death of the Desert Fox: Rommel's son's account of his father's last moments after Hitler ordered him to take a cyanide pill or be arrested German general Erwin Rommel told his teenage son he had been ordered to kill himself by Adolf Hitler In a newly discovered letter, Manfred Rommel describes watching his father being led into a car moments laterRommel, known as Desert Fox, was accused of plotting to kill Hitler | UPDATED: 22:22 GMT, 30 December 2012 A poignant account of the German general Erwin Rommel being led away to his death told by his teenage son has been discovered. In a revealing letter written by Manfred Rommel, he tells of his father's last moments after he was ordered to commit suicide by Adolf Hitler

UK can"t "cherry pick and choose powers to claw back from Brussels", EU president warns

UK can't 'cherry pick and choose powers to claw back from Brussels', EU president warns Herman Van Rompuy said the EU would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose powersHe said if UK departed it would ‘see a friend walk off into the desert’David Cameron is expected to call for renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the EU next month | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 27 December 2012 Herman Van Rompuy said the European Union would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose which powers they wanted to keep David Cameron will not be allowed to ‘cherry pick’ powers to claw back from Brussels, the EU president has warned. In a major blow to the Prime Minister’s strategy, Herman Van Rompuy said the European Union would fall apart quickly if countries were allowed to pick and choose which powers they wanted to keep. Mr Van Rompuy said he wanted Britain to stay in the EU, adding that the UK’s departure would ‘see a friend walk off into the desert’.

Look out! Here comes the spider dog… Boston Terrier called Echo parades itself in bizarre fancy dress outfits

Look out! Here comes Spider-dog: Terrier with the best fancy dress wardrobe in the world Owner Kristin Kittle spends months designing each fancy dress costume | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 11 December 2012 At first glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled across a giant spider in the wilderness. But it is, ahem, in fact a dog – posing in fancy dress.

Amazing body art transforms people into living things

The paintings which are full of life: Incredible body art transforms people into living creatures and moving landscapesGerman artist Gesine Marwedel, 25, creates amazing lifelike paintings of animals and scenery on people | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 2 December 2012 Artist Gesine Marwedel's paintings are full of life – quite literally. The German creates her stunning images not on a traditional blank canvas but on the bodies of people, as these breathtaking pictures reveal. Using her subjects' limbs to create angles for her intricate work, she transforms them into moving masterpieces that represent landscapes and animals