1. Greece: Flames tear through Europe’s oldest mosque
(Click here for a brief history of the namesake and financier of this mosque.)
2. Ex-Islamic State prisoner speaks about being a refugee in Germany
3. Iraqi soldier finds seven-year-old with explosives taped to his chest and disarms them
This is the dramatic moment Iraqi soldiers disarm a young child in a Chelsea kit who was found with what appears to be a suicide bomb strapped around his waist.
The boy, thought to be about seven, was seized outside the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul after hiding among families fleeing ISIS.
A soldier can be seen gently lifting up the child's blue shirt, bearing the name of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, to reveal what looks like an explosive belt fastened to his midriff.
4. In Germany, a man was pushed in front of an oncoming train by two migrants, a Moroccan and a Libyan, because the victim did not have a light for a cigarette
The two migrants stomped on his hands as he tried to climb up from the tracks.
The perps were caught but released right away.
The man only survived because the train driver saw him in time.
Then, the main attacker whacks the bike against René J. — who falls onto the track bed. “I tried to climb up again several times.”
But the main culprit prohibits that. Again and again. “I tossed my bike on the platform, he dashed it back upon me, kicked after me with his foot.”
Suddenly a loud horn sounded: the incoming S-Bahn!
“I was in a panic; one last time I tried to get back up. But the main perpetrator did not let me.” René J. is looking to the left: “I felt like paralyzed, I just heard the screeching of the brakes, saw sparks flying — I thought, this is it. The end.” The train came to a halt — a few meters in front of René. He, his wife, and his stepdaughter feel grateful with all their hearts to the engine driver who reacted so quickly.
5. Alleged terrorists called themselves the “three musketeers,” court told
The four were arrested after a car driven by Ali was searched and a JD Sports bag under the driver’s seat was found to contain a meat cleaver with the word “kafir” scratched on the blade.
Patterson told the jury:
“You may think that it is absolutely clear what message was to be sent by that item with those letters scratched or engraved on it and what use Naweed Ali intended to make of it.”
The bag also contained a section of narrow pipe bolted to live shotgun cartridges and containing gunpowder, which Patterson said was a “partially constructed pipe bomb”.
Also found were shotgun shells, an unfired 9mm bullet and an imitation handgun. The gun was an air pistol but a “good imitation” of a real handgun, Patterson said. There was also gaffer tape in the bag and rubber gloves, which the prosecution said were used to avoid leaving fingerprints.