So once again, there will be the tricolour flag projected on buildings around the world, a hashtag expressing solidarity with France, and declarations of sympathy. There will also be the question: why is France suffering a wave of extremist violence that is more intense – certainly more lethal – than any other seen in the west since the 9/11 attacks almost 15 years ago? Though it is still unclear if the driver of the truck in Nice was linked to any broader network or organisation - prosecutors on Friday said only that his actions were in line with an Isis call to action - his attack is a grim reminder of the bloodshed on Paris just months ago. One reason that France is a particular target is down to a specific decision by Islamic State to target it. In September 2014, shortly after the beginning of airstrikes by a US-led coalition which includes France, the chief spokesman for Isis, Mohammad al-Adnani, singled out the “spiteful French” among a list of enemies … [Read more...] about Why does France keep getting attacked?
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A determined young mother who was advised to abort her daughter 14 times has defied doctors' advice and brought home a healthy baby girl. Kiera Meldrum, 20, from York, was offered an abortion every week of her pregnancy after her 21-week scan showed her child had Grade 3 severe ascites to the bowel. This build-up of fluid caused a range of complications, but Kiera - who had suffered four previous miscarriages - refused to abort her daughter. Kiera went into labour at 34 weeks and was terrified of losing daughter Lillee-Rose as she was whisked away for emergency surgery minutes after birth. Kiera Meldrum, 20, from York, was offered an abortion every week of her pregnancy after her 21-week scan showed her child had Grade 3 severe ascites to the bowel (Pictured: Kiera and daughter Lillee-Rose) But after multiple life-saving operations and eight long weeks in hospital, Kiera has now finally been able to take her daughter home. Six months on, Lillee-Rose is home and happy, and while she … [Read more...] about Determined mother who was told to abort her daughter FOURTEEN times due to complications in the womb brings home a healthy baby girl
Police have released CCTV footage of a masked gunman suspected of having shot dead young journalist Lyra McKee as she covered rioting in Londonderry last night. The footage shows the 29-year-old in the crowd lifting her phone to take pictures moments before she was killed. As the footage moves on a masked gunman is shown lurking near the corner of a nearby building. The man is then spotted later on in the same area just moments before he takes aim at officers. Police in Ireland are now on the hunt for the masked gunman and have called the killing of Lyra 'senseless and appalling'. A senior detective leading the case has said the only way to find those responsible is if the community helps, Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: 'People saw the gunman and people saw those who goaded young people out onto the streets, people know who they are. 'The answers to what happened last night lie within the community. I am asking people to do the … [Read more...] about The masked ‘New IRA’ gunman who ‘murdered star journalist Lyra McKee’: Police release CCTV of armed man taking aim at crowd with a pistol in Londonderry riots amid hunt for the killer