1. Police shoot woman, arrest four in anti-terror raid in north London
Dramatic video footage has showed the moment heavily armed police swooped on a north London house in an anti-terror raid today.
Armed police could be seen approaching the terraced house in Willesden, north London, before pointing their guns towards the windows.
Five shots could be heard ringing out on the quiet London street just before 7pm this evening.
A woman in her 20s was shot by police and taken to hospital, where she remains under police guard.
The 20-year-old Muslim woman shot by police as they foiled an 'active terror plot' was taken away on a stretcher in her blood-soaked burka yelling: 'Don't touch my body'.
The suspect screamed 'get off - do not touch me' as they tried to strip off her clothes and treat her wounds after the raid in Willesden, north London, at 7pm last night. […] Another witness who saw the raid's aftermath said: 'They brought down a lady in a black burka. She had been shot the paramedics stripped off her clothing to get access to the wounded areas.'
The woman - believed to be the first female terror suspect in UK history to be shot by police - was rushed to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition and is too unwell to be arrested under the terrorism act.
2. Germany to ban civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing full-face veil
Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work.
The move comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel called in December for a ban on full-face Muslim veils "wherever legally possible". There are five months to go before a federal election, and her conservatives lost some support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) during the migrant crisis.
3. Heart surgeon found guilty of groping two women
Mohamed Amrani’s career lay in tatters after he was convicted of the assaults on two victims at separate hospitals.
Amrani, 54, was renowned for pioneering keyhole heart surgery.
The high-flying consultant, who worked at Harefi eld Hospital, west London, thought no one would dare complain about his behaviour, the Old Bailey heard.
4. Detroit FGM-Doctor Mutilated Girls Far Worse Than She Admits
The Detroit Free Press reported Thursday that documents obtained by the paper show much more serious mutilation of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala’s alleged victims’ genitals than the doctor admitted to.
The arrests of Dr. Nagarwala and two others last week represents the first federal female genital mutilation(FGM) investigation in United States history.
FGM is common in the Islamic world, particularly in Africa. According to UNICEF, 98% of Somali girls and 87% of Egyptians have endured the procedure. FGM involves removing varying amounts of the victim’s — usually a pre-pubescent girl — clitoris, labia majoria, and labia minora. In its most extreme form, the victim is “infibulated,” having virtually all her external genitalia removed and being sown up, leaving her with only a tiny hole from which to urinate and menstruate.
5. Ireland: Pair arrested in Waterford over suspected Islamic terrorist activity
A man and a woman have been arrested in Waterford City on suspicion of being involved in Islamic-related terrorist activity.
The pair, both in their 20s, was arrested this morning as part of an ongoing intelligence operation by gardaí in the city.
The man is from Ireland and the woman is from the UK.
They were arrested on suspicion of having committed offences under the Criminal Justice Terrorist Offences Act, 2005.
(Both people are said to be possibly Irish by naturalization.)
6. Jihadist Haroon Syed admits planning to “bomb Elton John concert” on 9/11 anniversary
Haroon Syed, 19, also planned to target crowds outside Buckingham Palace and shoppers in Oxford Street.
The teenager wanted to cause carnage on the scale of the 2005 London bombings which claimed the lives of 52 innocent victims.
Syed first opted for a devastating machine gun attack, the Old Bailey heard. But he switched to a homemade bomb with “lots of nails inside” when he failed to raise the cash to buy automatic weapons.
7. “Islamist” shoots two policemen on French island of Réunion
A man suspected of being a radicalised Islamist shot and wounded two policemen on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion as they tried to arrest him on Thursday, authorities announced.
"The man refused to be arrested and fired a rifle at police," a local government official on the island said.
The official said that the suspect -- a man in his twenties who is believed to be a recent convert to Islam -- was now in custody.
8. Australia: Teenage sex attacker who groped EIGHT women on Gold Coast Beach walks free
A Victorian teenager who groped several women in the surf at a Gold Coast beach has avoided conviction.
The boy, who was born overseas and whose actual age is unknown due to a lack of records, pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault and three counts of common assault at a Children's Court hearing at Southport on Wednesday.
He has been placed on a two-year probation order for what Judge David Kent described as 'serious' offences.
9. Abbas-appointed Dean of Islamic Schools: “Israel’s war against the Arabs and Muslims is through sex mania.“
10. Second border fence built between Hungary and Serbia
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) - A second fence on the border with Serbia meant to stop any surge in the flow of migrants toward Western Europe has been completed, the Hungarian government said Friday.
Interior Ministry State Secretary Karoly Kontrat said Friday near the border town of Roszke that the new, 155-kilometer (96-mile) fence provides even greater security for Hungary.
"The Balkan route is invariably active and, as the summer approaches, a growing number of migrants is heading toward Europe," Kontrat said. "Preparations are needed for migration pressure which could be even bigger than until now."
Hungary built fences on the southern borders with Serbia and Croatia in late 2015, after some 400,000 migrants and refugees passed through the country. Since then, Hungary has also introduced a series of new rules, the so-called "legal border closure," such as the summary expulsion to Serbia of migrants who can't prove their legal right to be in Hungary, which have been disputed by human rights groups.