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IS bride lawyer denied camp entry
Arab world, Featured

IS bride lawyer denied camp entry

    Shamima Begum's lawyer has been unable to get the Isis bride's permission to launch an appeal for British citizenship after he was blocked from entering the camp she is in by Syrian forces. Tasnime Akunjee was stopped just 50 metres from Begum after travelling thousands of miles to the al-Roj camp in north-eastern Syria. He was there to get her signature on paperwork necessary to start the process to appeal against the government's decision to remove her UK citizenship. He said it now means that her family will need to launch a legal challenge on 19-year-old Begum's behalf. Shamima’s lawyer said: I made the case about why I needed to see her and the head of intelligence out there made some calls so I hung around for another day. But he said he had orders and no one...
Multiple injuries in utrecht attack
Europe, Featured

Multiple injuries in utrecht attack

    There are multiple injuries after a shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police have said. The shooting began at 10.45am local time when a gunman opened fire in a tram on 24 Oktoberplain, a square outside the city centre. According to news website AD, the gunman then fled the scene. A number of trauma helicopters were sent to the area, police said, but it is unclear how many people have been taken to hospital. Jimmy de Koster, who lives nearby, told RTV Utrecht that several shots had been fired and that he had seen a woman lying on the ground shouting: I didn't do anything. Mr De Koster said: I came from my job when it happened. I am standing at the traffic lights on 24 October Square and I see a woman lying down, I think she is between 20 and 35. At that momen...