Dubai Police help man of determination realise his dream to learn diving
Dubai: Dubai Police have fulfilled the wish of a young man of determination to experience diving by training him to dive.Musa Murad, who had sustained a disability, was at Ajman Club for Disabled when a delegation from Dubai Police was visiting the centre. He told the officers that he always wished to experience diving. Col Saeed Al-Madhani, Director of the Ports Police Station, said that fulfilment of Murad’s wish was part of the force’s desire to spread happiness and positivity among various segments of society, especially people of determination.Lieutenant Colonel Ali Abdullah Al Naqbi, hea...
Quebec mosque shooter's 40-year sentence cut almost in half on appeal
A man who shot dead six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017 had his sentence reduced to 25 years in prison Thursday when a Canadian court ruled it was unconstitutional for him to serve consecutive life sentences.Alexandre Bissonnette, who turns 31 next week, was sentenced in 2019 to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 40 years.In a unanimous decision, the Quebec Court of Appeal said a provision of the Criminal Code introduced in 2011 that allows judges to impose consecutive life sentences for multiple murders violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.The three-judge ...
Driver released after car stunt causes stir outside Merkel's office
A man who drove his car into the gate outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office has been released from custody, police said on Thursday.A spokesperson said there were no grounds to keep him under arrest or to have him detained at a psychiatric facility.An investigation into the Wednesday incident, which caused a lot of commotion outside Merkel's chancellery, but no serious damage or injuries, is being carried out by a special police department tasked with probing politically motivated crimes.The 54-year-old man struck the gate at a low speed. The words, "You damned children and old peop...
Jack Wilshere dreaming of Arsenal return
Jack Wilshere admits it would be a dream to return to Arsenal.The Englishman, 28, remains a free agent after leaving West Ham United.When asked on the possibility of a return to the Gunners by ITV Football Football Show, Wilshere said: "Listen, you never know. I'm an Arsenal man. There's nothing, I've not spoken to anyone or anything but that would be the dream."I'm not stupid to know that there's probably no chance of it happening but I'm an Arsenal man, I love the club and want to see the club do well.""I've heard he's really good, a lot of people who were there when I was there have left, b...
Maradona was the most gifted and most troubled of footballers
It is hard to say that a team won a World Cup just because of one man, but in the case of Argentina in 1986 it is probably true. Diego Armando Maradona was a footballing great and many fans will argue he should count as the best ever.His death at the age of 60, after a life dogged by drugs and problems with his weight, will be mourned by the entire football world.Born on October 30, 1960 in Lanus, on the outskirts of BuenosAires, he was the fifth of eight children and made his senior league debut for Argentinos Juniors just 10 days short of his 16th birthday.Maradona became Argentina's younges...
A helpful bystander? The second man in fatal restraint of Rashan Charles
Until the early hours of Saturday 22 July 2017, Rashan Charles was a fit and healthy young man. He walked quickly into a convenience store on Kingsland Road, Hackney, followed by a Metropolitan Police officer who apprehended and restrained him. Within minutes Rashan lay dead on the floor.Rashan was 20 years old. He was my great-nephew, my sister’s grandson.Within hours of Rashan’s death someone posted video footage from the store’s CCTV cameras.*I watched that footage, watched the police officer pursue Rashan, take him down with a combat throw. I watched Rashan die.Rashan appeared fit and heal...
One-legged man makes 90-day bike ride to Tibet
A 32-year-old, one-legged man in Northwest China's Gansu Province has become the latest online sensation after completing a 2,000-kilometer bike ride to Tibet. Photo: Pear VideoA 32-year-old, one-legged man in Northwest China's Gansu Province has become the latest online sensation after completing a 2,000-kilometer bike ride to Tibet.The man, named Jing Hong, lost a leg in an accident 11 years ago, and has been riding his bike to different parts of China over the last six years.Jing previously rode from Southwest China's Sichuan Province to Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in 2018. Du...
‘Dead’ wife comes back to life, pleads for mercy for husband from police
A couple walk in a path covered with brightly colored leaves at the Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland on Oct. 31, 2020. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/Xinhua)A man in Xuyi county of East China's Jiangsu Province turned himself in to police, bringing along the "dead body" of his wife, whom he thought he had strangled to death, but was more than a little surprised when she came back to life at the police station.On February 5, Wang strangled his wife with a wire at the storage house of their home. A few seconds later, Wang found that his wife was no longer moving. He then brought her "corpse" to the...
Sea of chracters
A man walks through a sea of Chinese characters at the International Cultural Industries Expo held in East China's Shanghai Municipality. The set was inspired by the script of the Kunqu opera "Six Records of a Floating Life", depicting unique oriental aesthetics. Photo: ICCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Third man charged under Hong Kong’s national security law, remanded in custody after bail denied
An unemployed man shouted a pro-democracy slogan in court as he was remanded in custody Tuesday, the third person to be charged under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law.“The fruit of democracy is bought with blood and sweat!” Ma Chun-Man, 30, shouted in West Kowloon court. He is accused of inciting others to commit secession.Police alleged that Ma committed the offence on 19 separate occasions between August and November, Stand News reported.Chief magistrate Victor So, a designated judge under the national security law, ordered the case adjourned until February 10 and denied Ma’s bail...
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