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A man who found a multi-million-
euro winning lottery ticket in La Coruna,
Spain said he would not have been able
to sleep if he had claimed the prize.
Manuel Reija Gonzalez's discovery of
the €4.7m (US$6.3m) ticket has
prompted a search for the real winner.
"I never for a moment thought about
keeping it because I wanted to be able
to sleep well at night with a clear
conscience," he told the BBC.
If the ticket's owner cannot be found,
the money will go to Mr Reija
Authorities are not revealing exactly
when or where in the north-western
Spanish city the ticket for the 30 June
2012 draw was bought, so they can
test the claims of people coming
Reija Gonzalez, whose brother,
father and grandfather worked for the
Spanish lottery, according to local
media, said he empathised with the
person who lost it.
He said he would be happy if the real
winner was identified during the search,
which could last up to two years.---BBC
DENVER---5.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the
Japanese prefecture that is home to the nuclear
power plant crippled in the March 2011 earthquake
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck
early Friday (Japan time) at a depth of about 13 miles
under Fukushima Prefecture and about 110 miles
northeast of Tokyo.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue
an alert. The Japanese news agency Kyodo News
reported that the plant s operator, Tokyo Electric
Power Co, observed no abnormality in radiation or
equipment after the quake.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday
ordered TEPCO to scrap all six reactors at the Fukushi-
ma Dai-ichi plant and concentrate on tackling pressing
issues like leaks of radioactive water.
The 2011 disaster caused three reactors to melt and
damaged a fuel cooling pool at another. (AP)
Lost Spanish lotto ticket handed in to clear conscience
Madrid---Spanish investigators are trying to figure
out how a 5-month-old baby died on a baggage
carousel at an airport in Alicante.
A spokeswoman for Spain s airport authority,
AENA, said Thursday it s not clear how the baby
ended up on the baggage belt for oversized luggage.
"The baby was on the baggage carousel, but could
not have gotten there alone. Someone had to put the
baby there. I don t know how the baby got there,"
said the airport spokeswoman, who by custom is not
identified. An unidentified security officer at the air-
port told CNN affiliate Atlas she didn t see the inci-
dent, but was told that "the mother apparently put
(the baby) down on the conveyer belt when she went
to reach for something. He was crushed by the con-
veyer belt and it killed him." (CNN)
An Egyptian police general
has been killed during a raid
by security forces on the Mus-
lim Brotherhood stronghold of
Kerdasa, near the capital Cairo.
Security forces fought gun
battles in the town as they
searched for the killers of 11
police officers in the town last
At least 55 suspected militants
were arrested, police say.
Kerdasa is the second big raid
on a militant stronghold since
the overthrow of President
Mohamed Morsi in July.
On Monday, security forces
arrested dozens of residents dur-
ing a raid on pro-Morsi sup-
porters in the town of Delga,
Minya province, about 300km
south of Cairo.
In Kerdasa, General Nabeel
Farrag was killed when gunmen
opened fire from the rooftops
of several schools and mosques
they had taken over, the interior
ministry was quoted as saying
by the Associated Press news
Reporting from the centre of
the town, the BBC s Quentin
Sommerville said security forces
had to take cover behind build-
ings during the shooting.
By the afternoon, the gunfire
had petered out but there was
still a heavy police presence on
the streets and army check-
points at all main exits, he adds.
At least 1,000 people---
including about 100 police offi-
cers---have died in unrest fol-
lowing President Morsi s
removal from power.
In the fighting that followed
grenades were hurled at police,
injuring ten officers, according
to General Medhat El Men-
shawy, head of special security
Thousands of people had
attended a pro-Morsi rally in
the town on Wednesday night
amid shouts of "Down with Sisi",
referring to the head of the army.
One of those arrested yester-
day is said to be Ahmad Uways,
the man accused of killing the
head of Kerdasa police station
on 14 August.
Gen Menshawy said the
detainees included people sus-
pected of burning churches in
the town and parading the bod-
ies of the police officers killed
Pictures of Morsi are still in
evidence on many buildings and
lampposts in the town, leaving
little doubt over where many
people s allegiances lie. ---BBC
hits Japan's Fukushima
5-month-old killed by
airport baggage carousel
Photographers at the scene were also sent looking for cover.
General killed as Egyptian
forces raid pro-Morsi town
Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria is crowned after
being named World Muslimah 2013 during the
third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta,
Indonesia, yesterday. The annual pageant, held
exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only
contestants' appearance but also their piety and
religious knowledge. AP PHOTO
A man shovels mud from his home after flooding brought by Tropical Storm Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico, yesterday. Manuel, the same storm
that devastated Acapulco, gained hurricane force and rolled into the northern state of Sinaloa yesterday before starting to weaken. (AP PHOTO)
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