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Three in court over UK blasts
LONDON, England
The first people to be charged over the suicide bomb attacks on July 7, 2005 that killed 52 commuters on London's transport system will appear in court yesterday.
The three men are charged with conspiring with the bombers to cause explosions on the transport network and at tourist attractions in the capital.
The four bombers all died and 966 commuters were injured in co-ordinated morning rush-hour attacks on three underground trains and a bus in London.
Rat in mouth
SANTA ANA, California
Staffing was so inadequate at a California senior center that a rat crawled into an Alzheimer's patient's mouth and died there before staff noticed, a lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday on behalf of 90-year-old Sigmund Bock, alleges that administrators at the Paragon Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care Community overbooked their facility to receive corporate bonuses, but cut back on staff to increase profits. It seeks unspecified punitive damages.
Stabbed to death
LONDON, England
A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in east London and another teenager was seriously injured, police said yesterday, in the latest murder involving young people in recent weeks.
The dead teenager and his 15-year-old friend were found by police officers on Friday night near a block of flats in Leytonstone after being attacked during a confrontation with a large gang of youths.
They were taken to a hospital but the 14-year-old died and his friend is in a critical condition.
Detectives later arrested a 13-year-old boy at his home in Leytonstone and he is due to be questioned at a police station.
Failed jail break
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
A group of around 20 gunmen tried to bust an Italian held for drug trafficking out of a Brazilian prison hospital on Friday, but police foiled the escape attempt.
Globo news network quoted Rio state officials as saying the criminals, who were heavily armed and clad in black, exchanged intense fire with police before fleeing in several cars and abandoning Alessandro Castiglioni.
Castiglioni had been trying to climb over the hospital wall with two other inmates, but they were discovered by guards at the hospital in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
Castiglioni was arrested in 2003 and charged with international drug trafficking, which included large shipments of cocaine via Brazil to European countries. Brazilian police suspect his ring of being linked to the Italian Mafia.


Updated : 2021-10-21 14:29 GMT+08:00