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A little two-toed sloth was born in Warsaw Zoo on December 22, 2021, and therefore its zodiac sign is Capricorn. The fourth child of Amy and Paavo is the fifth sloth born in Warsaw zoological garden.

They were walking down the street with a donation box, when they noticed through an apartment window that an older man was lying on the floor. They immediately called help. Two teenage girls from Chrustowo (Greater Poland Voivodeship) were praised by the authorities and the police.

Archeologists researching a construction site of Five Corners Square in downtown Warsaw have discovered an Uhlan sabre from early 1920s. The weapon was found in the foundations of a pre-war tenement building at the corner of Szpitalna and Zgoda streets. The artefact has been added to the Polish History Museum collection.

78 years ago, soldiers from Kedyw - a dedicated Polish special operations unit - carried out a successful assasination of Franz Kutschera, SS and Reich's Police Chief, known as the "Butcher of Warsaw". Kutschera's mission in occupied Warsaw was to spread terror in the city and discredit Poland's underground resistance in the eyes of the civilians. He was sentenced to death by a "Special Court" of the Polish Underground State. He was shot in Aleje Ujazdowskie, one of the city's most prominent boulevards.

Majority of anaesthesiologists from the University Children’s Hospital of Kraków (UCH) quit their jobs on Tuesday, the hospital spokesperson informed, adding that scheduled surgeries have been suspended, and admissions halted. The facility now operates in an emergency mode. "We are doing our best to avoid evacuation of patients," the spokesperson stressed.

"The Lamentation of Christ" - a painting by an artist from the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder has returned to Poland after being looted during the Second World War. The picture has rejoined Polish collection thanks to restitution efforts by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well curators from the National Museum in Wrocław.

Original, pre-war period doors, floors, wardrobes, and even fireplaces have survived until today in very good condition. Warsaw historic preservation officer has unveiled the beauty of the interior of a 1920s villa, located right next to the Royal Łazienki park. Attempts have been made to list the building in the Registry of Cultural Property.

On January 27, 1945, Red Army soldiers opened the gates of German Auschwitz concentration camp. Some 7,000 extremely weak and seriously ill prisoners, including 500 children, welcomed the Soviet soldiers as liberators. In less than five years of the camp's functioning at least 1.1 million people were killed there.

Agnieszka, a 37-year-old woman pregnant with twins, was admitted to the Voivodeship Hospital in Częstochowa, where the first of her sons died on December 23. "We decided to wait as there was a chance to save the other baby," the hospital explained in a statement. The pregnancy was terminated only on December 31, despite the death of the second foetus had been pronounced earlier. The woman died on January 25 at another hospital. She was survived by three children.

The Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday about a record 53,420 coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, as well as 276 COVID-related deaths. Since the start of the pandemic Poland has reported a total of 4,637,776 infections and 104,373 deaths.

The Sejm Rules and Deputies' Affairs Committee has recommended Supreme Audit Office (NIK) President Marian Banaś's immunity be lifted. The head of the committee Kazimierz Smoliński (PiS) informed that 9 deputies were in favour of the motion, and 7 were against.

Education Minister Przemysław Czarnek announced on Tuesday that starting Thursday (Jan. 27) until the end of winter holidays 5th-graders and older children will switch to remote classes. He added that an ordinance in that regard would be signed on Wednesday.

Maks was on his way home after football practice on a frosty Saturday, when he saw a woman sitting at a bus stop in Jaworze (Silesian Voivodeship). He noticed her soaked shoes and that she kept her head down. He remembered that in such cases one has to shake a person and speak to them loud and clear. "A woman with a dog walked past the bus stop. Maks asked her if she knew the woman at the bus stop. She only said with a snap that the woman was probably drunk. I'm glad he didn't follow her example," said the director of Maks's primary school.