British police arrest man in Staffordshire medical center fire

Firefighters work at the scene of a fire at George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth, central England, on February 11, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 12 February 2019
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British police arrest man in Staffordshire medical center fire

LONDON: British police said on Monday emergency services in Staffordshire were fighting a fire at the George Bryan Medical Center in the town of Tamworth and that a man had been arrested on suspicion of arson.
No casualties have been reported as of yet and the center has been evacuated, Staffordshire Police said in a tweet.
Police later said a 43-year-old man from Tamworth had been detained on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire.


Egyptian who killed daughter in Germany sentenced to life

Updated 21 February 2019
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Egyptian who killed daughter in Germany sentenced to life

  • The defendant, identified as Ahmed F. in line with German privacy rules, was found guilty of strangling his seven-year-old daughter in July 2018 because he wanted to take revenge against his wife
  • He suspected his wife of infidelity

BERLIN: A German court has sentenced a 33-year-old Egyptian man to life in prison for killing his daughter in a fit of jealousy.
In its verdict Thursday, Duesseldorf's regional court noted the gravity of the crime, preventing his release even after serving the standard 15-year life term.
The defendant, identified as Ahmed F. in line with German privacy rules, was found guilty of strangling his seven-year-old daughter in July 2018 because he wanted to take revenge against his wife, who he suspected of infidelity.
F. denied the allegations and claimed his daughter died in an accident.
His wife had called police after receiving a video call from F. in which he could be seen pointing a gun at their crying daughter. She was dead by the time police entered the apartment.