Tuesday, August 16

Day: January 7, 2016

Gunmen Open Fire On Tourist Bus In Egypt
ENGLISH, Europe

Gunmen Open Fire On Tourist Bus In Egypt

    Egyptian authorities are hunting two masked gunmen who opened fire on a tourist bus near the Giza pyramids. Security sources in Cairo said there have been no deaths among the group of holidaymakers, which included two Israelis. An official said there had been some damage to the facade of the Three Pyramids Hotel. The Egyptian government has been battling an insurgency based in northern Sinai, with attacks multiplying after the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The uprising has seen the country's mainland attacked a number of times in recent months. Some extremists in Sinai have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and claimed the downing of a Russian airliner that killed 224 people there last year. Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians are ...
Burglars handed themselves in after feeling guilty when wrong person was blamed
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Burglars handed themselves in after feeling guilty when wrong person was blamed

    Blackpool Magistrates Court (Picture: [copyright]) Two British burglars have handed themselves in after they felt guilty when someone else was wrongly blamed for their crimes. Blackpool Magistrates Court has heard that Michael Dehal, 28, and Stephen Monaghan, 50, stole £60,000 worth of hair and beauty products from a salon in Poulton. The two men reportedly told the court that they were never caught and thought that they had managed to get away with committing the offences. However, they reportedly said that when they found that someone else had been blamed for the theft, they felt pangs of remorse and handed themselves in to clear the wrongly accused person’s name. Kevin Walker, defending, said: “The defendants went to the police voluntarily and confessed, after hearing s...
Reporter Gets Stabbed While Testing Stab Proof Vest
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Reporter Gets Stabbed While Testing Stab Proof Vest

    Eitam Lachover was filming a segment about a company designing the vests when he decided to be part of the demonstration. The Channel 1 reporter had agreed to test the hardware, to prove the importance of the gear, but ended up injured. In a statement to Israeli paper The Globes, the company said Lachover suffered the injury only because he “moved” during the take. “The knife did not penetrate the vest. The reporter moved during the demonstration, and the stabber missed the vest. The reporter was stabbed slightly above the vest,” the company said. Lachover only suffered a light injury to his upper back after the accident and the manufacturers are still are confident the item is safe. He later said on Twitter that he got stitches and was discharged from the hospital. An ear...
Man with knife shot dead at Paris police station
ENGLISH, Europe

Man with knife shot dead at Paris police station

    Police officers secure the perimeter near the scene of a fatal shooting which took place at a police station in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2016. French officials say a man armed with a knife was shot to death by officers… PARIS — Officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man with wires protruding from his clothes at a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, French officials said, a year to the day after an attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo launched a bloody year in the French capital. Luc Poignant, a police union official, said the man cried out "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great." Just a few minutes earlier, elsewhere in the city, French President Francois Hollande had finished paying homage to police officers killed in the line of duty, in...
Arctic Blast To Herald Return Of Winter Weather
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Arctic Blast To Herald Return Of Winter Weather

    Widespread Frost As The UK Braces Itself For Severe Cold Weather There is a big change on the way for Britain's weather, which has seen exceptionally mild conditions recently. Next week, a north to north-westerly flow will develop taking Arctic air across the UK, making it feel much colder than recently and more like winter. From next Wednesday, daytime temperatures will fall to below the seasonal average, ranging from freezing in parts of the north to 5°C in the south. Overnight frosts can be expected, too, with the risk of ice and freezing fog. The change in temperature will also bring much drier conditions, with high pressure close to the UK. That will be welcome news to flood-hit communities, after December 2015 became the wettest ever month since records began in 1910...