Editor’s note: Today’s Morning Briefing is all from the Daily Telegraph, because Britons do it better.
First World War officially ends [via The Daily Telegraph]
World War I will technically end this weekend, 92 years after guns stopped firing, when Germany makes its final payment of £59.5 million in reparations. Germany originally owed France, Belgium and the Allied Powers about £22 billion under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and would have paid off the debt earlier if Adolf Hitler hadn’t reneged on the deal before and during World War II.
Meteor crater found on Google Earth could help prepare for future impacts [via The Daily Telegraph]
Satellite images from Google Earth were used to discover a previously-unknown crater deep in the Egyptian desert, one of the best-preserved impact sites ever found. Scientists are excited because the crater appears to be only a few thousand years old and could therefore have been witnessed by humans. The European Space Agency said data from the site could help develop plans to deal with small asteroids on a course for Earth.
Lesbian martial arts expert frees under age lover in Indonesia [via The Daily Telegraph]
This one just needs to be quoted directly: “A lesbian martial arts expert has staged a jailbreak to free her under age female lover from protective custody where she was being “cured” of her attraction to women, according to reports. Police are investigating the escape of the 15-year-old girl, who allegedly admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 26-year-old taekwondo teacher in east Jakarta.”