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Day: July 25, 2016

Angela Merkel faces fresh backlash over open door immigration policy after latest German attacks by Syrian refugees
ENGLISH, Europe

Angela Merkel faces fresh backlash over open door immigration policy after latest German attacks by Syrian refugees

    Angela Merkel is to come under renewed criticism of her open-door immigration policy after another horrific attack on German soil. Last night a Syrian refugee wielding a machete killed a pregnant woman and injured two other people before being arrested by police. The attack happened in the south western city of Reutlingen near a doner kebab stand in a bus station at Listplatz Square. German media have been reporting that the motive for the attack in the city south of Stuttgart was unclear. The 17-year-old, who a witness said shouted 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) during the attack, severely wounded four Hong Kong residents on the train late on Monday, then injured a local woman after fleeing, before police shot him dead. He had entered Germany last summer with waves of migr...
Brexit must work for Northern Ireland: Insists May on Stormont visit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit must work for Northern Ireland: Insists May on Stormont visit

    Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Northern Ireland for talks with the region's political leaders on the fall-out from the EU referendum result. Mrs May is meeting Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Brexit is set to dominate the agenda. In Northern Ireland 56% voted to Remain and the UK-wide vote to Leave has triggered intense political wrangling in the region. The result has sparked a renewed debate on a potential referendum on Irish reunification with the Republic of Ireland, an EU member state. The Stormont Executive is divided on the EU issue, with Mrs Foster's Democratic Unionists backing Brexit and Mr McGuinness's Sinn Fein advocating Remain. Ahead of her visit, Mrs May insisted the UK...
Bollywood Star Salman Khan acquitted in blackbuck chinkara poaching cases
Asia, ENGLISH

Bollywood Star Salman Khan acquitted in blackbuck chinkara poaching cases

    In a huge relief for Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Rajasthan high court on Monday acquitted him in the Jodhpur blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases. Khan was accused of killing a blackbuck and a chinkara in two separate incidents in 1998. The actor had appealed to the Rajasthan high court challenging a lower court's verdict that convicted him and sentenced him to one and five years in jail for the two cases of poaching. The high court completed hearing the cases in the last week of May but reserved its decision at the time. Khan was accused of killing one of the animals in Bhawad on the outskirts of Jodhpur on September 26, 1998, and another in Ghoda Farms on September 28, 1998. At that time of the alleged incidents Khan was shooting for the film "Hum Sath Sath Hain" i...
Two dead and 16 wounded in Florida teenage disco mass shooting with clubbers dodging bullets to escape as victims fight for their lives in hospital
America, ENGLISH

Two dead and 16 wounded in Florida teenage disco mass shooting with clubbers dodging bullets to escape as victims fight for their lives in hospital

    Two people have been murdered and 16 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Florida night club. The gunman opened fire in the parking lot hitting people as young as 12 outside Club Blu Bar and Grill, in Fort Myers in Florida. The incident happened shortly after 12.30am. The shooting took place at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida shortly after 12.30am at a teenage disco Two people have been confirmed dead and approximately 16 people have been wounded in the shooting Timothy Settles broadcast on Facebook from his hospital bed and said he did not want to die after the shooting Witnesses said the scene was that of a 'mad house'. Four people are described as being in a critical condition in hospital including a 12-year-old child. The victims are aged between 12 and 27 accordi...
UK’s first ever double hand transplant patient who suffered horrific work accident says he feels whole again and is looking forward to holding a beer and riding a bike
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK’s first ever double hand transplant patient who suffered horrific work accident says he feels whole again and is looking forward to holding a beer and riding a bike

    The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant is now looking forward to holding a bottle of beer and wearing shirts with real buttons again. Chris King, 57, lost both his hands - except the thumbs - in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at work three years ago. Now, he has become the first person to have both hands replaced and only the second to have a hand transplant in the UK. Recovering after the surgery at the UK's specialist centre for the operation at Leeds General Infirmary, he said: 'I couldn't wish for anything better. 'It's better than a lottery win because you feel whole again.' Pub landlord Mark Cahill, from Yorkshire, became the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant in 2012 - performed by the same surgeon as Mr King. The f...