1. “I’m no hero” - says Alberton woman who rammed her vehicle into armed hijackers
The 42-year-old woman from Alberton who rammed her vehicle into a gang of hijackers in her driveway says she’s no hero.
She simply did what she thought best, to protect her teenage daughter who was with her in the car, she told News24.
2. Canada’s rep at the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting leads with concerns about “the rise of populism, extremism and xenophobia”
3. European Parliament debate over Orbán and democracy
Hungary’s Foreign Minister explains his government’s position on migration in this July interview with Breitbart
4. Gruesome crime shocks Egypt as man decapitates his wife and four children
A mother and four children who were found killed and decapitated in New Cairo's Shorouk City were murdered by the father, an Egyptian police investigation has revealed.
Manal A., 27 years old, was found brutally murdered along with her four children in their residence in Shorouk City after neighbors reported a bad smell. A knife was found by their side, and the husband Karam A., 38 years old, was not there.
Security forces then found out that Karam had fled to his hometown in the Sohag Governorate so they ambushed him and arrested him at the Sohag railway station.
Karam confessed to killing his wife and children after suspecting his wife’s infidelity, adding that they were separated three days before he killed them.
5. French kids should learn Arabic? Education minister suggests controversial curriculum change
France’s minister of national education has expressed support for adding Arabic language to the school curriculum for French children, enraging the country’s right-wing that has warned of dire consequences if the plan goes ahead.
France should draw up a “qualitative strategy” for teaching Arabic language in schools, Jean-Michel Blanquer said during an interview on French television. He insisted that Arabic, along with Chinese and Russian, is one of the “great languages of civilization” and should be learned “not only by people of Maghrebi origin or Arabic-speaking countries.”
6. Suspect arrested in B.C. teen's death
7. Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight US across the world
Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world.
In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of Muslims, using Washington's transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as evidence of that enmity.
The Washington-based SITE group, which monitors media material by militants across the world, released an English transcript of the speech.
8. RT rep addresses threats to press freedom at Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting
9. Things Are So Dire in Brazil That Millions Are Refusing to Vote
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Augusto Silva and Lindomar Nascimento live in the town of São Sebastião on the outskirts of Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. Both are poor. Both are scarred by gun violence. And both are angry.
For one of them, this anger has hardened into political apathy: What’s the point of voting in next month’s presidential election? Silva asks. The whole system is rotten anyway.
For Nascimento, the anger has fueled the opposite reaction: a desire to vote for the first time in 20 years. His candidate? Jair Bolsonaro, the minority-bashing former paratrooper who wants to arm the “good citizens” of Brazil. Bolsonaro is being celebrated by his supporters as a martyr after being stabbed by a fanatic during a campaign rally last week. Bolsonaro remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition.
10. Hate preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed from jail despite remaining “genuinely dangerous”
Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamist hate preacher, will be released from jail next month despite a chilling warning from the justice minister that he remained “genuinely dangerous.”
Choudary, 51, is due to be freed within weeks after serving half of a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence for encouraging Muslims to join Islamic State.
The Government admitted on Tuesday it was powerless to prevent Choudary from being released on licence. Rory Stewart, the prisons minister, said that the preacher was “a deeply pernicious, destabilising influence.”
Mr Stewart, in an interview, added: “He is... somebody who is a genuinely dangerous person. We will be watching him very carefully.”
Choudary was leader of the proscribed terrorist group al-Muhajiroun, whose followers included Khuram Butt, part of the London Bridge terror cell who murdered eight innocent bystanders in June last year.
Other disciples include Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby, murdered outside his barracks in south London in 2013.