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Day: August 13, 2016

Jihadi terrorists could be hiding in Calais refugee camp ready to enter and attack Britain
ENGLISH, Europe

Jihadi terrorists could be hiding in Calais refugee camp ready to enter and attack Britain

    French police fear growing numbers of jihadi terrorists could be hiding among the thousands of British-bound refugees in Calais. Islamic extremists lurking among 7,000 migrants in the northern French port could be making daily attempts to sneak into the UK, officials said. The squalid camp near the ferry port known as the Jungle had now become an ‘unpoliceable black whole’ where it was not safe for officers to venture, it was warned. A senior police source told Le Figaro newspaper: “What is going on in the camp is truly worrying. Our officers rarely penetrate into the heart of the camp. “It is impossible to know if a jihadi from say Belgium, for example, is hiding there. The area is not policeable and has become a national security black hole.” Calais police union spokesma...
Syrian civilians celebrate with hugs, kisses, and lifted veils after their city’s liberation from ISIL
Arab world, ENGLISH

Syrian civilians celebrate with hugs, kisses, and lifted veils after their city’s liberation from ISIL

    A Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter comforts a civilian who was evacuated with others by the SDF from an Islamic State-controlled neighbourhood of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, August 12, 2016. The SDF has said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields. A woman embraces a Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter after she was evacuated with others by the SDF from an Islamic State-controlled neighbourhood of Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, August 12, 2016. The SDF has said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields. Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced today, Aug. 12, that they had liberated the city’s last ISIL-held neighborhoods, reports the BBC. Reuters photographer Rodi Said has captured emotional photos of Manbij re...
Passport Warning For Brit Tourists Abroad
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Passport Warning For Brit Tourists Abroad

    The Foreign Office has warned holidaymakers about the techniques used by hustlers to steal passports after more than 21,000 British tourists lost or had theirs stolen abroad last year. Consulates around the world had to issue more than 30,000 emergency travel documents to globe-trotting Britons stuck overseas. A new passport costs £72.50, while an emergency document is £100. That means Brits spent around £4.5m on replacing their vital travel documents in order to get home. James Freedman, a fraud and crime expert, has joined forces with the FCO which has launched an online campaign called #PassportAware to advise Brits on how to avoid being targeted by thieves. The four most common scams include someone posing as an official or police officer and asking to look at your pas...
British Muslim School girl Kadiza believed killed in Syria was too scared to flee Isis
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

British Muslim School girl Kadiza believed killed in Syria was too scared to flee Isis

    A British school girl thought to have been killed in an airstrike in Syria was fearful of the risks involved in trying to rescue her from Islamic State and could not “make the leap of faith” needed to try to escape, sources have told the Guardian. Kadiza Sultana, who left her home in Bethnal Green, east London, during the half-term break in February 2015 with friends Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, is believed to have died in the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa earlier this year. Sultana is thought to have become disillusioned with life in Raqqa and had been considering attempting to make her way back to Britain. But sources on Friday said the former Bethnal Green academy student feared the dangers of such a plan failing were too high, and that she would be caught and pu...
A British woman with the 100 years old kidney but her original age 68 year old
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A British woman with the 100 years old kidney but her original age 68 year old

    A British woman has astounded doctors with a 100-year-old kidney that is still going strong - and thought to be the world’s oldest successfully transplanted organ. Sue Westhead was in her twenties when she received the organ from her mother, who was 57 at the time, after being diagnosed with kidney disease in 1973. It was estimated to function for no more than two decades before needing a replacement – but the 68-year-old from Wearside has defied medical expectations with it lasting more than double that. Sue Westhead, 68, has astounded doctors because her 100-year-old kidney is still working. Mrs Westhead received the organ from her mother, who was 57 at the time, during her 20s. It was predicted to function for 20 years but has defied medical expectations Mrs Westhead ad...