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New evidence prompts Europe-wide hunt for 1998 murder suspect

New DNA analysis relates 55 -year-old man to assassination of Dutch schoolboy Nicky Verstappen A Europe-wide manhunt is under way for the suspicious executioner of an 11 -year-old Dutch schoolboy on a campsite 20 years ago this month, after “the worlds largest” Dna experimenting program in the Netherlands’ history finally made a 100% match. In the latest twist to a cold suit that has gripped the two countries since 1998, police in the south metropoli of Maastricht said on Thursday that more than 200 people had called in following an…

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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 quake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47am local time (2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything…

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Swiss Alps plane crash leaves all 20 passengers and crew dead

Investigation under way after mid-century JU-Air plane crashed into mountainside A vintage Swiss military airplane, which was saved from being mothballed by a national fundraising campaign, has crashed into a mountain in the Alps, killing all 20 people onboard. The JU-5 2 HB-HOT aircraft, which was constructed in 1939, was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to airline JU-Air’s base in Dubendorf, a suburbium of Zurich. It crashed into the western peak of Piz Segnas, a 3,000 -metre( 10,000 -ft) mountain above the resort of Flims, in the south-east…

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‘I dont want ships to kill me’: Marseille fights cruise liner pollution

Shipping is estimated to account for 10% of city air pollution, and campaigners are targeting cruise industry in particular From his balcony above Marseille’s port, Jean-Pierre Eyraud has a prime position of the giant, luxury Venice and Barcelona. He and other environmentalists in Marseille want to force a move to cleaner energy and to stiffen rules on the levels of ultra-fine particles in the air. Cruise ship engines are kept running all day in port to fulfill the energy needs of the floating hotels. There has been no study on…

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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 earthquake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47 am local time( 2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50 km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. ” We jumped out of our beds…

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