1. man shot dead in Manchester during laptop robbery
A man has died in Manchester after being shot on the street while being robbed of a laptop and £10,000 he was carrying in cash. Khurram Ashraf, a 30-year-old man originally from Pakistan, was shot in the stomach outside the money exchange company where he worked shortly before 6.20pm last night....A 20-year-old man from the Longsight area has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody. ..."This appears to be a tragic, isolated incident and I would appeal to anyone who has information that will help us solve this crime to come forward."read more @ guardian
2. police buildings in Berlin and Hamburg attacked
Masked perpetrators attacked police and customs offices overnight in Berlin and Hamburg, setting fire to patrol cars and lobbing Molotov cocktails, authorities reported on Friday morning....In Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel neighbourhood about 10 unknown attackers used stones to break windows at a police precinct before damaging breaking windows on a police cruiser and burning two others. Two cars belonging to the customs office also went up in flames in the city’s Hammerbrook district. Meanwhile in Berlin’s Treptow district someone threw two paint bombs and a Molotov cocktail at a federal police office. Authorities are not sure how the suspects got onto the heavily fortified grounds. The motive for the attacks is unknown and investigations are ongoing, police said. Dozens of officers in both cities searched for suspects overnight but made no arrests. Officers in both cities frequently face clashes with anarchists.
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3. Swiss trial to open in Brazilian attack claim
The Zurich district court said Thursday that Paula Oliveira is accused of deception of justice. Prosecutors have said they are seeking only a fine and not prison time if she is convicted.Police said Oliveira claimed she was attacked in February outside a Zurich train station by three skinheads, and that the purported assailants cut the initials of Switzerland's main right-wing party into her stomach and legs, causing her to miscarry twins.Pictures of her scarred body appeared in newspapers and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned the "remarkable violence against a Brazilian woman abroad."A Swiss court says a Brazilian woman charged with faking an attack by skinheads will have to appear in court Dec. 16.
source: taiwan news