British tourist stabbed to death in Jerusalem

Wednesday 19th April 2017 07:03 EDT

Jerusalem: Officials said that a British tourist was killed when an Israeli Arab stabbed her near Jerusalem's Old City. The 25-year-old woman from Britain was stabbed while travelling on a tram. She was brought to the hospital in critical condition and was declared dead shortly thereafter, the hospital spokeswoman said. The stabbing occurred while hundreds of Christian pilgrims were recreating the Stations of the Cross to commemorate Good Friday. According to the police, the alleged assailant who was arrested was a 57-year-old Jamil Tamimi, an Israeli Arab from the Palestinian neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud in the occupied territory of East Jerusalem.

Indian man commits 'suicide' in Sharjah

SHARJAH: A 52-year-old Indian man allegedly committed suicide in Sharjah by hanging himself in his room, a media report said. Officials said the man was identified as S.M. The body was found hanging in his room when police and forensic officers arrived at the apartment. According to the officials the man died at 8 pm as his family members were unaware of the incident and they thought he was sleeping. The body was taken to a forensic laboratory for investigation to determine the exact cause of the death, said officials.

16 killed in Lanka garbage dump collapses

COLOMBO: At least 16 people were killed and more than 600 others fled their homes after a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighbourhood near Sri Lanka's capital during festivities to mark the local new year, officials said. Four people were rescued from underneath the mound, but it was unclear whether any others were buried, said military spokesman Roshan Seneviratne. Seneviratne said 625 people whose homes were either destroyed or under threat were being housed in nearby schools. The Disaster Management Center said at least 12 other people were injured in the incident.

13-year-old accidentally kills self live on Instagram

Washington: A 13-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself live on Instagram as his friends watched in horror. Malachi Hemphill of Forest Park, Georgia, was found unconscious by his mother Shaniqua Stephens and her daughter after they heard a loud bang from his bedroom. “We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood,“ Stephens recounted. “My daughter screamed and said, `Mom turn his phone off !' As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live,” she said. Hemphill was live on the social media site Instagram handling the gun when it went off.

18 Syrian fighters killed in coalition air raid

Washington: An air strike by the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the US, the military said. The strike in Tabqah, Syria, was the third time in a month that American-led air strikes may have killed civilians or allies, and it comes even as the Pentagon is investigating two previous air strikes that killed or wounded scores of civilians in a mosque complex in Syria and in a building in the west of Mosul, Iraq.

Bangladesh executes HuJI chief, 2 aides

Dhaka: Bangladesh has executed banned Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and his two associates for a 2004 attack on a shrine that killed three people and wounded the British high commissioner at the time. Hannan was hanged along with his accomplice Sharif Shahedul alias Bipul. His associate Delwar Hossain Ripon was executed in Sylhet jail. President Abdul Hamid had rejected their mercy petitions last week. Earlier, the authorities beefed up security in and around the Kashimpur jail.

Ready for N-attack, N Korea tells US

Pyongyang: North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display on the 105th birth anniversary of its founding father, Kim Il Sung, amid rising regional tensions. Even though leader Kim Jong-un did not speak, an official warned that the North would stand up to any US threat. Choe Ryong Hae, widely seen as the country's No. 2 official, said US President Trump was guilty of “creating a war situation” on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching US forces to the region. “We'll respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack.”

Body of American judge found in river

New York: Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an associate judge on New York State's highest court and the first African-American woman to serve on that bench, was found dead in the Hudson River. Her body was found floating in the river and was retrieved. The police were investigating how she ended up in the river, and it was not clear how long Abdus-Salaam, who lived nearby in Harlem, had been missing.

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