The attempt to rescue a two-year-old boy who fell down a borehole in Spain has ramped up with teams now drilling tunnels in an effort to reach him. The boy, Julen Rosello, fell into the 25cm-wide and 100m-deep borehole as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga. Officials have been unable to find signs of life but say they are working on the basis that the child is still alive. Boy trapped in well still alive, rescuers hope “We are incredibly motivated to reach him as soon as possible. We’re not bothered by the hours, the tiredness or the lack of sleep,” Ángel Vidal, the lead engineer overseeing the rescue, said on Saturday. “We are hopeful that we will reach him as soon as possible and bring him back to his parents,” he added. Video footage shot by firefighters and released by Spanish broadcaster Canal Sur shows a blockage around 70m into the well which has prevented rescue services from sending food or water to … [Read more...] about Drilling starts to rescue Spanish boy trapped in borehole
A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Saturday, police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related. The Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted a photograph of the scene outside a courthouse as it warned that evacuations were taking place due to a second suspect vehicle in the British province's second city. "Police are in attendance at the scene of an incident in Derry/Londonderry city centre," the PSNI tweeted. "We would ask for patience and co-operation of the public and the business community as we carry out our initial investigations." "Bishop Street closed. Stay away. Suspected car bomb," an earlier tweet said. The force added on Facebook: "As far as we know no one injured. There is another car we are not happy about. There are ongoing necessary evacuations," it posted. Politicians from all sides on the island of Ireland condemned the incident. Former Northern Irish first minister Arlene Foster, who heads the … [Read more...] about Suspected car bomb explodes in Londonderry, Northern Ireland
A "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in Damascus Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after the state-run news agency Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said early reports suggested a "terrorist act". "The explosion took place near a security branch in the south of the city. There are some people killed and injured but we could not verify the toll immediately," the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP. It was unclear if the blast was caused by a bomb that was planted or a suicide attack, the monitor said, adding that shooting followed the explosion. "Explosion heard around the southern highway in Damascus area, first reports suggest a terrorist act," SANA said. SANA said all roads leading to the scene of the blast have been closed. The state outlet did not provide any more details on the incident. … [Read more...] about ‘Huge explosion’ in Syria’s capital causes fatalities, monitor says
A policeman in the UK has become an unlikely Twitter star due to his name after he appeared briefly on the news. PC Rob Banks was interviewed on ITV’s news bulletin on Thursday UK time and viewers quickly picked up on his name and its unfortunate connotations. Screen shots quickly appeared on Twitter with people joking about the name. Twitter user Rebecca Greer called it the best name ever for a cop, while colleague PC Sally Baines hoped Rob would get a commendation. Newshub … [Read more...] about Is this the most unfortunate name for a policeman?
US President Donald Trump has offered a deal to end the government shutdown, linking protection for undocumented immigrants to funding of a border wall, amid immediate rejection by Democratic lawmakers, Trend reports citing Press TV. Addressing the nation on Saturday in a televised speech from the White House, Trump outlined a plan that would extend temporary protections for young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children -- known as Dreamers -- and individuals from some Central American and African nations, in exchange for $5.7 billion funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border. “Both sides in Washington must simply come together, listen to each other, put down their armor, build trust, reach across the aisle and find solutions,” Trump proclaimed, but then insisted, “A wall is not immoral. The radical left can never control our borders. I will never let that happen.” He further added, “As a candidate for president, I promised I would fix this … [Read more...] about Trump offers deal to end government shutdown despite rejection by Dems