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Day: December 30, 2016

Armed police on London’s NYE Tubes after Berlin
ENGLISH, London

Armed police on London’s NYE Tubes after Berlin

    Armed police will be deployed on London Underground trains for the first time on New Year's Eve following a review of security. The armed officers and other additional patrols have been brought in to bolster the 3,000 officers who will police the capital's streets. Although armed officers have been visible at Tube stations for some time, they are not routinely seen on Underground trains and platforms. Transport for London told Sky News that armed British Transport Police officers will be seen on Tube trains from New Year's Eve onwards. Plans for the BTP to have its own armed division were announced in 2011 but it was only in October that the force said it wants its uniformed marksmen to travel on the Tube. Concrete barriers have also been erected around the main routes int...
Confessions of an Isis killer: British jihadis shunned frontline in favour of torture squads
Arab world, ENGLISH

Confessions of an Isis killer: British jihadis shunned frontline in favour of torture squads

    When I shot the rafidi it was easy. He was kneeling in front of me, sobbing. He was a big man: his body was shaking. I thought why are you crying, you are a killer yourself, you are going to have a quick death. I just pulled the trigger, and it was over. I didn’t feel any pity. I didn’t feel any pride. I was just doing my job. The shooting in the town of Manbij was the first execution of a prisoner that Abu Mutassim, an experienced fighter for Isis, had carried out. He tried to justify the murder by saying that the man whose life he took was not just an enemy but a member of the Shabiha, a brutal Bashar al-Assad regime militia. The final punishment was justified against these types of rafidis – a pejorative Sunni term for Shias and Syria’s ruling Alawites – who committed a...
David Cameron become as Nato Secretary General
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

David Cameron become as Nato Secretary General

    David Cameron has emerged as a frontrunner to be the next secretary general of Nato after reports he will be nominated by Theresa May. The former prime minister is reportedly being lined up by the UK government as a candidate to replace the current secretary general, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, when he steps down in 2018 or 2019. Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, has previously said the UK will play a bigger role in Nato to make up for its withdrawal from the EU. Cabinet sources said they want to find a prominent role for Mr Cameron, who resigned in June after losing the EU referendum. One senior Cabinet minister told the Daily Mail: We've got to find a role for him – he has so much to offer. We have got to get him batting for Britain again. Alli...
Benefit fraudster Maria Pridmore ordered to pay £1 token fine after stealing over £50,000
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Benefit fraudster Maria Pridmore ordered to pay £1 token fine after stealing over £50,000

    A woman jailed for pocketing nearly £20,000 in false benefits and stealing a further £30,000 from vulnerable people has been ordered to pay a token fine of £1. Maria Pridmore, 36, was sentenced to three years in prison in August after she admitted fraudulently taking more than £16,000 in housing benefit, council tax benefit and income support while carrying out Walter Mitty style frauds against friends and relatives. She was also found guilty of 19 counts of fraud and theft against four women – including one with dementia – who she befriended and stole the bank details of. But Judge Simon Hirst ruled Pridmore, who appeared via video link from Drake Hall prison in Staffordshire, did not have the assets to pay the money back to her victims or the state and ordered her to pay...
Journalist in Bahrain was murdered by member of royal family
Arab world, ENGLISH

Journalist in Bahrain was murdered by member of royal family

    A female journalist shot dead in Bahrain in front of her young son was allegedly murdered by a member of the Gulf State's royal family, according to activists. The killing of 28-year-old Eman Salehi, a Shia woman, shocked the island kingdom but new allegations threaten to elevate the case into realm of politics and potentially spark fresh protests against the Sunni monarchy. Ms Salehi was shot in the street on December 23 as her six-year-old son watched through the window of the car. Her killer shot Ms Salehi, a popular sports journalist, once in the head and immediately turned himself into police in the city of Riffa, which is popular with both military officers and members of the royal family. The interior ministry would say only that there had been a murder of a female ...
Amir Khan’s wife reveals shocking details of struggle with her in-laws: I was attacked at eight months pregnant
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Amir Khan’s wife reveals shocking details of struggle with her in-laws: I was attacked at eight months pregnant

    Amir Khan's wife has claimed she was attacked by his sister while carrying the boxer's first child. Tempers flared earlier this month when Faryal and Amir’s family came to blows over her choice of clothing and her faith - and the drama looks set to rage on. In her latest in-dept interview, Faryal has opened up about an incident that left her terrified while she was living in the same house as her sister-in-law. "She grabbed my hair and slapped my head. I was eight months’ pregnant," she told Mail Online . Ian Vogler But it was such a shocking claim that the brunette beauty claims her husband didn't even believe her at first, saying: 'I told Amir but he didn’t believe me because he couldn’t believe me.'" "I was so lonely and scared." Despite the shocking claims, Amir's sist...