Turkey Gives IS Militant 40 Life Sentences for 2017 Nightclub Attack

(ISTANBUL, Turkey) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir Masharipov of Uzbekistan, was convicted of 39 counts of murder and one count of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order. He was handed down 40 separate life sentences without parole. The court also sentenced him to a total of 1,368 years …

Turkey gives IS militant 40 life sentences for 2017 attack

A Turkish court has sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017 September 7, 2020, 5:35 PM • 2 min read ISTANBUL, Turkey — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced an Islamic State group suspect to life in prison over the New Year’s Eve attack on a nightclub in Istanbul that left 39 people dead in 2017. The suspect, Albulkadir …

Venezuelan politician jailed in 2018 drone attack sent home

Venezuelan officials have released an opposition politician jailed over two years ago on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro August 28, 2020, 11:07 PM • 2 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have released an opposition politician to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro, his relatives said Friday. Images on social media showed Juan Requesens arriving home …

Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader

Ezzat was ‘apprehended in a residential area east of the capital’ by security forces [AP] Egypt on Friday arrested a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the latest swept up by Cairo’s long-running crackdown against the outlawed Islamist group. Mahmoud Ezzat, the group’s acting leader, has already been handed two death sentences in absentia, as well as life imprisonment. Egypt has jailed thousands of members and supporters of the group since the army’s overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, …

Wisconsin Attorney General Identifies Officer In Jacob Blake Shooting

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul identified the police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha on Sunday as Rusten Sheskey.  Sheskey, who appears to be white, shot Blake, who is Black, in the back seven times on Sunday as he opened the door of his car. The officers present were responding to a call from a woman about a domestic issue and attempted to arrest Blake. They were “unsuccessful” in using a Taser on him, Kaul said. As Blake returned …

Israeli police say Palestinian has stabbed Israeli to death

A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit has stabbed an Israeli to death August 26, 2020, 3:15 PM 1 min read JERUSALEM — A Palestinian who entered Israel from the occupied West Bank on a work permit stabbed an Israeli to death on Wednesday and was later arrested, Israeli police said. The stabbing took place at a junction near Petah Tikva, in central Israel. Police said the suspect, a 46-year-old man from Nablus, …

Melania Trump to headline second night of Republican convention – live

8.55pm EDT 20:55 Fact check: Neil Gorsuch and tribal rights Myron Lizer, the vice president of the Navajo Nation, opened the RNC tonight, and lauded Trump for strengthening the Supreme Court “by nominating strong conservative judges like Neil Gorsuch, who supports Native American rights.” He has a point. Part of what Lizer was referring to was a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling last month in the case of McGirt v. Oklahoma. It was a rare legal victory for Native American rights …

Jacob Blake paralysed by shooting, his father says

A Black man shot multiple times, apparently in the back, by police in Wisconsin is paralysed from the waist down and has “eight holes” in his body, the father of victim Jacob Blake said. A video of the shooting in broad daylight on Sunday in Kenosha, captured on mobile phone camera that quickly spread on social media, ignited new protests over racial injustice in several cities. It comes three months after the death of George Floyd at the hands of …

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire found guilty of assault

Maguire was withdrawn from the England squad for the matches against Iceland and Denmark, England manager Gareth Southgate announced after the verdict [File: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images] Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been found guilty of assault and handed a 21-month suspended sentence following his arrest after a brawl last week on the Greek island of Mykonos. Two other defendants – including Maguire’s brother, Joe – were also found guilty on similar charges and handed 13-month sentences, court officials in …

North Macedonia police find 80 migrants, arrest truck driver

Police in North Macedonia say they have found 80 migrants during a routine check in the central part of the country and arrested a truck driver for suspected migrant smuggling   SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Police in North Macedonia said Sunday they have found 80 migrants during a routine check in the central part of the country and arrested a truck driver for suspected migrant smuggling. Police said in a statement that 79 Pakistanis and an Eritrean were found Saturday …

Wirecard is finally getting booted from Germany’s blue-chip DAX index after insolvency

Wirecard’s logo can be seen on a smartphone held in front of a stock market chart. Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Insolvent payments company Wirecard will finally be ejected from Germany’s benchmark DAX index this month after exchange operator Deutsche Boerse announced a change in its selection rules. Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that, from Aug. 21, a rule change will be implemented that allows it to remove insolvent companies from the DAX with two trading days’ notice. It …

Man Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Jaw Of 72-Year-Old Veteran In Mask Dispute

A Washington man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a 72-year-old veteran over a face mask dispute. Police apprehended Cody Hansen, 35, in his Spokane, Washington home after receiving an anonymous tip, local news station Q13 Fox reported. He was charged with second-degree assault. The July 18 incident left the unidentified victim with a broken jaw and cornea abrasion, Q13 Fox reported. Surveillance footage from the lobby of the Red Lion Inn and Suites in Kent, Washington showed the attacker …