A SCHOOLBOY who murdered his teacher planned to go on a horrific spree and stab his head of year to death and kill another teacher’s unborn baby, an inquest heard.Will Cornick showed fellow pupils a 34cm long knife and boasted of his plot to attack Ann Maguire before he stabbed her eight times during her Spanish class.The murderous schoolboy also pulled out a bottle of Jack Daniels whisky, which was alongside the kitchen knife in his red No Fear rucksack, and said "it’s like a party".An inquest jury heard that Cornick, who was 15 when he murdered Mrs Maguire, 61, at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds, West Yorks, on Monday April 28, 2014, intended to go on to stab pregnant teacher Sinead Miley in the stomach to kill the baby.He also plotted to stab head of year Andrew Kellett in the throat, the inquest heard.Despite more than ten students knowing Cornick was armed and had alcohol, none told teachers.It is thought that they feared Cornick would harm them, or did not take … [Read more...] about Will Cornick, who murdered his teacher Anne Maguire ‘also planned to kill his head of year and another teacher’s unborn baby’
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The assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic on Wednesday could endanger the drive for democracy that he launched in the Balkan country after the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, German specialists in the region say. "Djindjic stood like no other for reform," said Marie-Janine Calic of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. "This push has suffered a severe setback." The 50-year-old Djindjic, the man who made many enemies after he helped topple former Yugoslav President Milosevic, was cut down by sniper bullets on Wednesday. Djindjic was shot by two large caliber sniper bullets fired from a distance, a police source said. Sources from Djindjic's cabinet told The Associated Press that the bullets struck Djindjic in the stomach and back, and that doctors were "fighting for his life" in Belgrade's emergency hospital. A short time later, a source from his Democratic Party said the fight had been futile. "He's dead," the source said. Two … [Read more...] about Killing of Serbian Prime Minister Fuels Fears About Country’s Stability
Torrential rains that exceeded forecasters' expectations triggered flash flooding that killed at least six people, with the worst-hit areas along the west coast. A 3-year-old girl was the only survivor of a five-member family that perished in the port city of Livorno, in Tuscany, when they were trapped in their basement apartment by rising floodwaters. The family members killed included the girl's parents, 4-year-old brother and a grandfather. The grandfather rescued the girl but he, too, drowned when he went back to try and save the boy, TV RaiNews24 reported. Images of the house showed a courtyard covered with mud and debris, with neighbors looking on in shock as emergency workers moved in to recover the bodies. The death toll could rise as at least two other people were known to be missing, Anna Marie Manzone, a provincial interior ministry official, told Sky TG24 TV. Sky reported that two elderly people died in a hillside hamlet outside of Livorno. Italy's flooding crisis eases, … [Read more...] about Italy floods kill at least six after rainstorms
A group of Pakistani activists recently held demonstrations in a number of German cities to raise awareness about the "atrocities committed by the Pakistani army" in the Islamic country's Balochistan province. The Pakistani-German activists voiced concerns about the neglect and indifference the impoverished Balochistan province faces from the local and international media. The Baloch activists began their "Free Balochistan March" on July 16 in the city of Düsseldorf, which culminated in Hannover on July 27. "Balochistan was never a part of Pakistan," Naobat Mari, a young Baloch activist, told DW. "First, our land was invaded by the British, who divided it into three parts. After the partition of India in 1947, the eastern part of Balochistan remained an independent state, which was later forcibly annexed by Pakistan," he added. "Our movement has always been peaceful. We want to inform the European people about our plight. We want to assert that freedom is our fundamental … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s Balochistan violence as deplorable as Kashmir killings?
After the Japanese army attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the US declared war on Japan, roughly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American people were put in internment camps by the US government. The argument back then: These people were potential spies and saboteurs who could damage the US military. Only one-fifth of the internees were born in Japan. Most were second or third generation members of immigrant families. Today, the internment is widely regarded as having been driven by racism and xenophobic ideas. Mary Murakami was 14 when her family was forced to move from California to a camp in Utah. Today, the retired microbiologist regularly gives talks in which she shares her experiences at the camp with students, soldiers and others. DW: How soon after Pearl Harbor did you realize that things were going to change? Mary Murakami: It all started on the same day. We knew the FBI already had a list and that they were picking up people that day because my father‘s nephew … [Read more...] about Mary Murakami: ‘A part of US history most people don’t want to hear about’