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Incursions by "hundreds" of migrants
into the Eurotunnel terminal in France have
become a nightly occurrence, the cross-
Channel rail operator has said.
Passenger and freight services were again
hit by delays yesterday as the firm tried to
run services on one of the busiest days for
Eurotunnel said police were being called
each night to remove migrants from its
It is thought there are now about 5,000
migrants in Calais.
Eurotunnel said the migrant activity was
well organised and planned, with people so
desperate to reach the UK they were prepared
to throw themselves at trains travelling at
The company s director of public affairs,
John Keefe, said hundreds of people were
being removed from around the terminal
perimetre, the railway or platforms each night.
He said: "We re dealing with people-traf-
fickers working together to create diversions
and distract security. It s well-organised, co-
On Thursday, the body of a teenager was
found on a train at the Eurotunnel terminal
Secretary of State
John Kerry said yes-
terday that if the US
proves of the Iranian
nuclear deal, it will
Obama s ability to
act throughout the
Kerry defended the nuclear deal the US
and five other world powers negotiated with
Iran at the Council on Foreign Relations in
New York, saying that the deal struck last
week in Vienna is the only alternative to mil-
itary action and must be tested if diplomacy
is to succeed.
If Congress rejects the deal, he said Iranian
hardliners would speed ahead with their
nuclear programme and the international
sanctions regime would collapse.
He said there is more chance of a nuclear
arms race in the Middle East without the
recently negotiated deal. (AP)
The lone gunman who sprayed a packed
Louisiana movie theatre with bullets on Thurs-
day night, killing two people before turning
the gun on himself, was a "drifter" with a his-
tory of erratic behaviour, police and associates
say.John Russell Houser, 59, had "always been a
little off, quite obviously," ex-attorney John
Swearingen said yesterday.
Swearingen said Houser had once tried to
burn down his Columbus, Georgia, law office
in the 1980s.
Calvin Floyd, the host a Georgia TV talk show
on which Houser occasionally appeared, said
the gunman was known to be erratic.
"He was a radical guy," Calvin Floyd told NBC
Police are looking for a motive for why Houser
opened fire at the Lafayette Grand Theater 16
during the 7.10 pm screening of the comedy
Law enforcement personnel were searching
a room of a nearby Motel 6 in Lafayette, where
they say Houser had kept "disguises," such as
wigs and glasses, as well as licence plates for
his car. Police said that Houser fired off 13 rounds,
only stopping to reload. During that moment,
they said, a patron, identified as a teacher, was
able to pull the fire alarm, potentially saving
A state in west India has ruled
that children must not carry to
school a bag that exceeds more
than ten per cent of their weight
in a bid to prevent injury.
Officials in Maharashtra
warned that heavy satchels
were tiring children and
damaging their spines and
Teachers are being asked to
weigh students' bags at school
but the state has not specified
Indian children are often under
immense pressure to succeed,
carrying extra study materials
from class to class.
"We have found bags that
weigh 20 per cent to 30 per
cent (of the children's
bodyweight) due to thick
unrequired stationery and even
cosmetics," wrote Nand Kumar
in the executive order seen by
the AFP news agency.
Schools are requested to
provide clean drinking water and
food, as well as provide more
storage space for books.
India schooI puts limit on schoolbag weight
Kerry: Iran deal only
alternative to force
'always a little off'
Air rage has been taken to entirely new
An incident on board Siberia Airlines Flight
546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok in
Russia on Monday ended with a male
passenger being restrained in the aisle
using a combination of seatbelts and tape.
The man was allegedly drunk and abusive
to other passengers, prompting several
others on board to take the forceful action,
according to Vostok Media.
He was then restrained while lying in the
aisle, his hands tied to a seat armrest.---
The Sydney Morning Herald
ALL TIED UP
BUJUMBURA---Burundi s President Pierre
Nkurunziza has won a third term in office,
an electoral official announced yesterday,
amid controversy over whether his new
term is constitutional.
Nkurunziza won 69 per cent of the vote
while his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got
19 per cent, said electoral chief Pierre-Claver
There were neither celebrations nor
protests in the streets of Bujumbura, the
capital, after the results were announced.
Nkurunziza, 51, was expected to be re-
elected because he did not face a strong
challenge in Tuesday s polls after some oppo-
sition groups boycotted the election. Rwasa,
the leading opposition candidate, said his
campaign had been hindered by officials.
The United States and Britain condemned
the elections as not being credible because
of violence, intimidation, media restrictions
and questions over the legitimacy of a third
term for Nkurunziza.
Burundi has been rocked by violence since
April after the ruling party announced Nku-
runziza would run for another term. Streets
protests have left at least 100 people dead.
More than 170,000 refugees have fled the
country fearing electoral violence, said the
UN refugee agency
The protests led to an attempted military
coup in mid-May which was quickly put
down by pro-Nkurunziza forces.
Many fear that Nkurunziza s determination
to stay in power can trigger widespread vio-
lence in the poor central African country of
10 million that has a history of civil strife.
Nkurunziza s efforts to stay in power show
a wider problem in the region of leaders
seeking to overstay their time in power by
any means necessary, said Jeff Smith of the
Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and
Opponents say Nkurunziza must retire
because the constitution limits the president
to two terms. But the president s supporters
say he is eligible for a third term because
he was chosen by lawmakers---and not pop-
ularly elected---for his first term in 2005.
President Pierre Nkurunziza arrives riding a bicycle, accompanied by First Lady Denise Bucumi
Nkurunziza, right, to cast his vote for the presidential election, in Ngozi, Burundi Tuesday. AP PHOTO
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