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ceremony at the US
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SEOUL---South Korean police say a
suicidal man jumping to his death
killed a five-year-old girl by falling on
her as she walked with her parents
outside the apartment building.
A police official said the 39-year-old
man died immediately after he jumped
on Wednesday from the 11th floor of
the building in the southeastern port
city of Busan. The girl died later from
brain damage and broken bones.
The official who spoke on Friday
declined to be named because the case
is still under investigation.
The official says it s unclear why the
man jumped. He says witnesses saw
the man jumping but there was no sui-
South Korea has the developed world s
highest suicide rate. (AP)
Police: Suicidal jumper's fall kills SKorean girl
STOCKHOLM---Community patrols and
a beefed-up police presence helped to calm
violence around Stockholm overnight yes-
terday but 20 to 30 cars were still torched
in poor immigrant suburbs and serious
incidents were reported outside the capital
for the first time.
The rioting in Stockholm abated after a
week of masked youths vandalising schools
and police stations, setting cars alight and
hurling stones at firefighters, police said.
"It was much calmer---rocks weren t being
thrown at police or firefighters---and that s
a sign that it s calmer. We haven t had any
riots or anything similar," said police
spokesman Kjell Lindgren.
Community leaders were taking to the
streets, dressed in fluorescent jackets, to try
to calm things down.
"We have been present in many places,
we ve been talking to people, and many
residents have been out in the city, keeping
their eyes open, being engaged," Lindgren
But serious incidents were reported out-
side the Stockholm area, for the first time.
In Orebro, a town in central Sweden,
some 25 masked youths set fire to three cars
and a school and tried to torch a police sta-
tion, police said. Some 200 km to the south-
west in Linkoping, several vehicles were set
on fire and youths tried to torch a school
and a kindergarten, they said.
The rioting was sparked by the police
shooting on May 13 of a 69-year-old man,
who media reported was killed when police
stormed his apartment because they feared
he was threatening his wife with a large
knife. Media said he was a Portuguese immi-
grant, which police would not confirm.
In a country famed for its model welfare
state, the rioting has exposed a fault-line
between a well-off majority and a minor-
ity---often young people with immigrant
backgrounds---who are poorly educated,
cannot find work and feel pushed to the
edge of society.
Underscoring Sweden s ambivalence
toward its open immigration policies, an
anti-immigrant party has risen to third in
polls this year and some analysts say the
riots could swell its ranks.
Dozens of far-right activists were seen
driving around some southern suburbs of
Stockholm on Friday, closely watched by
The violence has echoes of rioting in
recent years in Paris and London but has
been relatively mild in comparison. (AP)
Stockholm calmer after
sixth night of violence
LONDON---A tweet posted by the wife of Britain s
parliamentary speaker about a politician wrongly
linked to child sex abuse was libelous, the High
Court ruled Friday.
A BBC report last year led to widespread Internet
chatter that falsely linked politician Alistair
McAlpine to decades-old child sex abuse. The
broadcaster didn t name McAlpine, but has paid
Sally Bercow, wife of Speaker John Bercow, said
she has settled a libel case brought by McAlpine
after the High Court decided that her 2012 tweet
naming the politician to her then-56,000 followers
Bercow had previously apologised for the tweet,
which read "Why is Lord McAlpine trending?
(asterisk)Innocent face(asterisk)." She had denied,
however, that the message was defamatory, arguing
that it was conversational.
But McAlpine s lawyers had argued that it point-
ed a "finger of blame" during a media firestorm,
and Judge Michael Tugendhat rejected Bercow s
stance that the tweet merely posed a question.
JERUSALEM---Israel s prime minister says a
new report by the UN atomic agency shows that
international pressure is having no effect on halt-
ing Iran s suspect nuclear programme.
In a confidential report, the International Atomic
Energy Agency said this week that Iran has upgrad-
ed its uranium enrichment facilities and advanced
in building a plutonium-producing reactor. Israel
and the West believe both programmes are geared
toward making nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on
Thursday that "it s clear" that economic and diplo-
matic pressure have been "unable to prevent Iran
from pursuing its nuclear weapons programme."
Israel has repeatedly signalled it will attack Iran s
nuclear facilities if diplomacy fails to curb the
Iranian programme. (AP)
ANKARA---Dozens of couples have locked lips
at a subway stop in Turkey s capital, Ankara, to
protest subway authorities admonishment of a
couple that kissed in public.
Turkish media say that, earlier in the week,
Ankara subway officials made an announcement
asking passengers "to act in accordance with moral
rules" after security cameras spotted the couple
The issue prompted an opposition lawmaker to
question the Islamist-rooted ruling party, which
many secularists fear wants to expand the role of
Islam in Turkey, about whether subway officials
were authorised to make such demands. (AP)
UK court: Lawmaker's
wife's tweet was libelous
Israe: Iran unaffected
by world pressure
Turkish couples kiss
in subway in protest
A passerby checks out burn cars in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in
several different suburbs around Stockholm for a fourth consecutive night, on Thursday.
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