Saturday, November 27

Day: November 2, 2016

Violent clashes break out on the streets of Calais Jungle
ENGLISH, Europe

Violent clashes break out on the streets of Calais Jungle

    Migrants armed with bats and clubs clashed during a mass brawl in Paris hours after authorities cleared an illegal camp. Men brandishing makeshift weapons and attacked one another during running street battles near Stalingrad subway station on Monday night. The cause of the fight remains unknown but comes in the wake of an influx of thousands of migrants in Paris following the destruction of the Calais “Jungle” camp. Riot police were forced to push migrants back into an emergency cordon which sparked retaliations as tensions boiled over on the streets of the French capital earlier that day. The flashpoint came hours after police cleared away some tents belonging to Afghan migrants along a canal amid Government efforts to tackle the refugee crisis. Shikhali Mirzai, a young ...
Soldier killed during RAF weapons range training
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Soldier killed during RAF weapons range training

    One member of the armed forces has been killed during a training exercise at RAF Tain, police have confirmed. Police Scotland said officers were called to the air weapons range near Inverness, Scotland, at around 5.55pm on Tuesday to an incident involving multiple service members. Police and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended to find one person had been fatally injured, the force said. The victim, whose next of kin have been informed, was a member of the Army, it was confirmed. A Police Scotland spokesman said there were no other fatalities but did not reveal how many soldiers had been injured. He added: "Police Scotland is leading the investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident and is working closely with the armed forces. "This was a contained...
Sexually assaulted 15 years old girl on Overground train in Hackney
ENGLISH, London

Sexually assaulted 15 years old girl on Overground train in Hackney

    Police are hunting a train pervert who sexually assaulted a teenage girl on a journey through east London. The 15-year-old was on an Overground train from Dalston Kingsland and when she was attacked, police say. A man approached her and then started to touch the teenager through her clothing. She protested and ran off the train when it reached Hackney Wick. British Transport Police now want to speak to anyone who may have seen the October 13 attack, which took place at around 6pm. They also want to speak to people who may have seen the man acting suspiciously before the sex assault.
A hijab woman abuse by Britain first deputy leader Jayda Fransen
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A hijab woman abuse by Britain first deputy leader Jayda Fransen

    The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First hurled abuse at a Muslim woman for wearing a hijab while brandishing a white cross in front of her four young children, a court has heard. Jayda Fransen, 30, allegedly launched a tirade of abuse at Sumayyah Sharpe during a Britain First "patrol" of Bury Park, in Luton, at around 1pm on January 23. Fransen, who lives near South Norwood in south London, is accused of telling Ms Sumayyah that Muslim men force women to cover up to avoid them being raped "because they cannot control their urges", Luton and Bedfordshire Magistrates' Court heard. Ms Sharpe was shopping with her children when she noticed members of the far-right group handing out Britain First newspapers to passers-by. The front page read "World War Three has begu...
FIFA’s Footballer Poppy Ban Utterly Outrageous
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

FIFA’s Footballer Poppy Ban Utterly Outrageous

    Theresa May has launched a withering attack on FIFA for refusing requests for England and Scotland footballers to wear poppies. May declared that the footballing body should change its mind ahead of the Remembrance Day match between the teams at Wembley this month. Lashing out during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons, she added that FIFA – which has been dogged by corruption scandals – should “sort their own house out” rather than interfering with a British tradition. Many Labour and Tory MPs believe the England-Scotland game on November 11 has special significance as it falls in the centenary year of some of the First World War’s most deadly battles. FIFA bans political or religious messages on shirts, but it was forced to allow England players to wea...