Saturday, November 27

Day: February 5, 2016

Parents of Jihadi Jack arrested after trying to send him money to buy GLASSES
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Parents of Jihadi Jack arrested after trying to send him money to buy GLASSES

    The parents of Jihadi Jack have revealed they were arrested after trying to send him money to buy GLASSES. Jack Letts is suspected of fighting for ISIS, an accusation he and his family strongly deny. Tonight, his parents revealed their son has severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - and that they were arrested when they tried to help their son. They appeared in their first TV interview with Channel 4, when they revealed their fear that Jack - believed to be in Syria- "won't get out alive". Jack left his Oxford home aged 20 and travelled to the ISIS stronghold. He is now called Ibrahim and is believed to be married with a son. His parents were arrested after trying to send him money for new glasses, as police told them they were supporting terrorism. Mum Sally said: "It's th...
Couple who unwittingly helped hide Becky Watts remains jailed
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Couple who unwittingly helped hide Becky Watts remains jailed

    A couple who unwittingly helped the murderer of Becky Watts by hiding her remains in their garden shed have been jailed. Becky, 16, was suffocated by her stepbrother Nathan Matthews after he hatched a sexually-motivated kidnap plot with his girlfriend Shauna Hoare. The pair used a circular saw to dismember Becky's body in the bath of their home in Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, before packaging her remains in cling film. Matthews promised his neighbour Karl Demetrius, 30, a share of £10,000 for help moving and hiding the packages, stored in suitcases and a box. Demetrius and his girlfriend Jaydene Parsons, 23, agreed to the deal and the items were moved into their garden shed - 80 metres (250ft) from Matthews' home. Police gained entry to the locked shed and discovered Becky's...
Nothing to be worried about Zika in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Nothing to be worried about Zika in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is at low risk of Zika virus as American Continent is too far from it where the Zika epidemic is spreading, said the Director of government's disease monitoring wing Institute of Epidemiology, Dis-ease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Mahmudur Rahman. "We have the vector (for Zika) but we don't have the virus ...we are alert as we always remain but there are issues to be worried," he told BSS. "But it is of concern that Aedes species mosquito which quickly transmitted Zika virus, a little-known, untreatable virus to people primarily through the bite of an infected, is more available in Bangladesh. These are the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses," he said. Recently the Zika virus has been spreading quickly in South and Central America. I...
Victoria train station evacuated after unexploded World War Two bomb found on building site
ENGLISH, London

Victoria train station evacuated after unexploded World War Two bomb found on building site

    Thousands were evacuated from Victoria station during rush hour this morning following reports or an unexploded bomb. Armed police raced to the scene as hordes of commuters were ordered from both the tube and mainline rail station. Pictures and videos on social media showed people flooding from the the station with a heavy police presence outside. Scotland Yard ordered the station evacuated due to an "unexploded device" on a nearby building site. Buckingham Palace Road was partially closed and cordoned off. The Met tweeted: "Officers are in attendance at a building site on Terminus Place, SW1 following the discovery of what is believed to be World War 2 ordnance." The alarm was raised at around 9.30 and the station was reopened by 10am. Local roads and the bus station have...
Julian Assange accuses UK minister of insulting UN after detention finding
America, ENGLISH

Julian Assange accuses UK minister of insulting UN after detention finding

    Julian Assange has accused Britain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, of insulting the United Nations in his response to a panel finding that Assange’s circumstances amount to “arbitrary detention”. Hammond called the panel’s finding “ridiculous” and said the Wikileaks founder was a “fugitive from justice”. Assange said the remarks were “beneath the stature that a foreign minister should express in this situation”. Assange said of the panel’s finding: “This is the end of the road for the legal arguments that have been put forward by Sweden and the UK.” Appearing at a west London press conference by videolink from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has remained since seeking asylum in 2012, Assange said that if Sweden and the UK continued to dispute the report, “the diploma...