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WW2 soldiers' bodies found washed up in Pacific

The bodies floated away from their graves in the remote Marshall Islands. Credit: Google Maps

Rising sea levels have washed the remains of at least 26 Japanese World War Two soldiers from their graves on the low-lying Marshall Islands in the Pacific, according to the nation's foreign minister.

"There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves. It's that serious," Tony de Brum told reporters on the sidelines of UN climate change talks in Germany.

Blaming climate change, which threatens the existence of the islands that are only 2 metres (6 ft) above sea level at their highest, de Brum said: "Even the dead are affected."

"We think they are Japanese soldiers," he added.

A UN Study on Thursday said changes in Pacific winds and currents meant sea levels in the region had risen faster than the world average since the 1990s.

Villagers digging flowerbeds discover WW2 bomb

Villagers who were digging flowerbeds today got a surprise as they unearthed a Second World War bomb.

Army explosive experts were called to Nafferton, near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, after the "inert" two-pound aircraft bomb beneath a grass verge.

The area, which is near railway tracks, had to be cordoned off to prevent vibrations from setting the device off.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "At 5.45pm today police were informed that local people in Nafferton who were digging flowerbeds for the village in bloom competition had unearthed what they believed to be a World War II-style bomb on the grass verge next to Nafferton railway station."

Adolf Hitler's food taster confirms he was a vegetarian

Adolf Hitler's food taster has confirmed that the dictator was a vegetarian, in her first ever interview.

Margot Woelk, 95, told The Times (£) she was forced to taste the Nazi leader's food from 1941 until November 1944 when he abandoned the Wolf’s Lair - a military headquarters - as the Russians closed in.

Adolf Hitler with Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, in 1940. Credit: REUTERS

She said: "They told me, we have to taste the food that Hitler is served. Of course I was afraid. If it had been poisoned I would not be here today. We were forced to eat it, we had no choice.”

"It was all vegetarian, the most delicious fresh things, from asparagus to peppers and peas, served with rice, and salads. It was all arranged on one plate, just as it was served to him," she added.

Ms Woelk said: "It was quite delicious, the best vegetables and cut fruit. There was no meat and I do not remember any fish. Drinks were delivered somewhere else, the SS took them, we did not have to try drinks."