1. Brooklyn city councilman announces sex-segregated beach days
A Brooklyn city lawmaker is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days to give his Jewish and Muslim constituents an opportunity to enjoy the seaside.
City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced the first ever “Southern Brooklyn Beach Day,” with separate dates for men and women by the sandy spot behind Kingsborough Community College.
“A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” the Democrat said. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming. This is to give those people an opportunity for a day out at the beach.”
Deutsch, who is an observant Jew, plans to pay to rent the space by the publicly financed community college, he said. The permit fee, which has not been determined, will be paid for by private donations.
2. “Do you want me to effing stab you?”: Victim of violent gang rape in Australia speaks out after learning her rapist will walk free in days
3. Pisa: Italian military police attacked by a group of non-EU citizens
4. Terrorism cost EU countries $212 billion between 2004 and 2016
The European Union (EU) countries lost around €180 billion ($212 billion) in GDP terms due to terrorism between 2004 and 2016, according to a new study. According to the study, changes in economic behavior could be the reason behind the observed negative effects on economic growth, as people and companies change their purchasing, saving and investing behaviors following terror attacks.
The UK (€43.7 billion) and France (€43 billion) suffered the highest economic losses in GDP terms due to terrorism.
The European Union (EU) lost around €180 billion ($212 billion) in GDP terms due to terrorism between 2004 and 2016, according to a new study from the not-for-profit research organization RAND Europe.
The report, prepared for the European Parliament, shows that terrorism is negatively associated with economic growth in Europe.
5. Iraq: At least 18 people have been killed after an explosion in Baghdad's Sadr City
6. Jewish teen found raped, murdered in Germany
14-year-old Jewish girl found raped, murdered near Mainz, Germany.
A Jewish teenager was found dead outside of the city of Mainz, Germany Wednesday, after apparently being raped and then strangled, authorities said Thursday.
Two men are suspected by German authorities in the murder-rape case, including a 35-year-old Turkish national and a 20-year-old Iraqi migrant.
Related: Man suspected of killing German teenager now in Iraq, police say
Related: AfD member issues VIDEO statement stating it is unthinkable that yet another young girl has become the victim of a refugee and that there “must be political consequences”
7. Migrant strolls through Italian grocery store with “wedding tackle” exposed
The VIDEO is an Italian news report on the migrant’s “nearly naked stroll” through an Italian supermarket.
8. Giorgia Meloni: “We hope that in the future [George Soros] will be very worried”
In light of George Soros expressing concern about the party elected by the Italian people, Brothers of Italy leader, Giorgia Meloni, records a VIDEO message about a new law proposed by her party to prevent Soros and his ilk from financing non-governmental organizations.
9. Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide asylum policy
10. Iraqi refugees foiled after wrapping themselves in aluminium in a bid to smuggle themselves into Europe
Seven Iraqi migrants were caught wrapped up in aluminum foil in a bid to go undetected through x-ray detectors at a Turkish port as they tried to smuggle themselves to Europe.
Reuters reported they were refugees on a truck trying to head to Italy when they were caught on Wednesday.
The men were in a shipping container on the truck which was meant to be carrying car parts, according to local reports.
When the container went through the x-ray scanner in Istanbul, customs officials noticed an unusual weight. When they looked inside, the officials saw feet and arms peeking out of aluminum foil.
The group were reportedly detained along with the driver of the truck.