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Day: October 6, 2019

Four homeless men in US beaten to death as they slept
America, Featured

Four homeless men in US beaten to death as they slept

    Four homeless men have been beaten to death with a metal pipe as they slept in doorways and pavements in New York's Chinatown, police say. The suspect, who is also homeless, wielded the weapon and went on his rampage early on Saturday morning. A fifth person was left with serious injuries, police said. Police recovered the weapon, which was still in the suspect's hands when he was arrested, officials said. The motive appears to be, right now, just random attacks, Chief of Manhattan South Detectives Michael Baldassano said at a news conference, adding there was no evidence yet that the victims were targeted by race, age, anything of that nature. Two law enforcement officials identified the 24-year-old suspect as Randy Rodriguez Santos. The officials spoke on the ...
British bake off winner Nadiya reveals she was abused at age five
Featured, United Kingdom

British bake off winner Nadiya reveals she was abused at age five

    Nadiya Hussain has bravely told how she was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. The Great British Bake Off winner said she was sexually assaulted by a relative at the age of five. Her ordeal left her suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic attacks for decades, and she also considered suicide. She told The Mail on Sunday: No doubt that would have played a role in my PTSD, my panic disorder. It must have done, because it’s a memory that has stayed with me for ever. Nadiya said she learned about sex in a biology class and threw up in a sink in the science lab when she realised what had happened to her as a child. She added: "I've only told my sisters recently and, growing up, I had a close friend at school who I told. It turned out a very simil...
Macron’s decision at end of week
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Macron’s decision at end of week

    The French president has given Boris Johnson until the end of the week to fundamentally revise his Brexit plan, in a move that increases the chances of the negotiations imploding within days. The UK proposals tabled last week are not regarded in Brussels as being a basis for a deal and Emmanuel Macron emphasised it was up to the UK to think again before an upcoming EU summit. After declining to meet with the prime minister in person, Macron further insisted during a phone call on Sunday that the talks would only be advanced through Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator. Boris Johnson presented his latest proposals, an official at the Élysée Palace said of the conversation. “The president told him that the negotiations should continue swiftly with Michel Barnier...