Two female police officers shot dead in Manchester as man arrested

Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23, were responding to a routine report of a house burglary in the Mottram district of Greater Manchester when they were killed.

Shortly after the incident Dale Cregan, 29, who was being sought in connection with a gun and grenade attack in the city, walked into a police station and was arrested on suspcion of their murder.

It is understood that a number of shots were fired during the incident and a grenade was also detonated.


Humorous Dispassionate

After a long day at the office, Chris came home one day to find his dog with
the neighbor’s pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit was obviously dead.
Chris panicked!

If my neighbors find out my dog killed their bunny,
they’ll hate me forever, he thought.

So he took the dirty, chewed up rabbit into the house, gave it a bath and
blow-dried its fur.

Chris knew his neighbors kept their back door open during the summer,
so he sneaked inside and put the bunny back into the cage, hoping his
neighbors would think it died of natural causes.

A couple of days later Chris and his neighbor saw each other outside.

Did you hear that Fluffy died? the neighbor asked.

Oh. Uhmm, Sorry to hear that. What happened? Chris mumbled.

The neighbor replied, We just found him dead in his cage one day.
But the strange thing is…

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PA Pundits - International

By Alan Caruba ~

“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”
William Shakespeare – Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1

The Iranian threats to destroy Israel are not an “existential threat” as they are often described. As Iran draws closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, it is a very real threat and the Israelis have spent many years planning for an inevitable and unavoidable attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities and its military machine. It will not be a war of occupation though surely Iranians would welcome the end to its tyrannical regime.

Open sources of information about Israel’s capabilities reveal some surprising and encouraging facts, not the least of which has been the support Israel has received and is likely to receive from many nations when the attack on Iran occurs.

Already known—and revealed by the White House—has been the development of the Stuxnet digital electronic capabilities that slowed…

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China News

Malawians bill their country as the “Warm Heart of Africa” and pride themselves on a reputation for friendliness.

But Jaffa Shaibu, a burly 32-year-old merchant in a clothes market in Salima, a dusty town near the shores of Lake Malawi, feels less than welcoming to the Chinese traders who have moved in over the past four years.

“The way it looks, one day there will be a big fight with them,” Shaibu said. “One day there will be blood.”

Echoing a grievance heard across Africa, Shaibu and his colleagues in this town of 40,000 complain of Chinese businessmen with better access to cheap imports of clothes, shoes and electronics, and deeper pockets that allow them to reduce their margins.

That sentiment is part of a grass-roots backlash against Beijing’s increasing diplomatic and commercial clout in Africa.

In many ways, the relationship between the two has never been stronger. Bilateral…

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David Wood explains:

Hassan al-Qazwini is the Imam at the Islamic Center of America, the country’s largest mosque. He is calling on the U.S. government to respond to criticism of Muhammad with more than words. But the only way the U.S. government can issue more than a mere verbal response to criticism of Muhammad is to take away the First Amendment Free Speech rights of Islam’s critics. And that’s exactly what Imam al-Qazwini wants the government to do.Some of us have spent years telling people that certain leaders in Dearborn are trying take away basic Constitutional rights from U.S. citizens. And the media almost universally condemn us as racist, Islamophobic bigots for daring to question what goes on in Dearborn. And here we see Dearborn’s true colors being displayed. Ironically enough, the following report was written by Niraj Warikoo, one of the most vocal critics of anyone who dares…

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