Monday 9 December 2019

World in brief: Six die in Nigerian suicide attack

Ambulances and security officers arrive at the Murtala Muhammad hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Kano, northern Nigeria
Ambulances and security officers arrive at the Murtala Muhammad hospital after a suicide bomb attack in Kano, northern Nigeria
Security officers inspect the site where a female suicide bomber blew herself up at the campus of the Kano State Polytechnic, in Kano, northern Nigeria

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano yesterday, killing six people and critically wounding another six in the fourth such attack by a woman in Kano in less than a week, a security source said.

The bomber targeted youths who were looking at a notice board for the national youth service in Kano Polytechnic, the source said.

A senior member of staff at a leading cancer hospital in the UK has been accused of receiving bottles of whiskey and cash in return for supplying body part samples to drugs companies.

A local MP has written to the watchdog, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), calling for a probe into whistleblower claims about the troubled Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The hospital denies any wrongdoing.

A court in Macedonia has sentenced six ethnic Albanian men to three years in prison each following violent protests against a murder trial that fuelled ethnic tension in the former Yugoslav republic.

The men were arrested during extensive clashes with police outside a court during the trial of suspects from the ethnic Albanian minority for killings in 2012, when five ethnic Macedonian fishermen were shot dead. The six murder suspects were jailed for life following their trial.

Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister 40 years ago – but doesn't want him to be paroled.

Grammer testified by video link at the parole board hearing for Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence at the Buena Vista prison in Colorado. He was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado restaurant where she worked in 1975.

Fans of BBC hit 'Top Gear' will be able to experience the white-knuckle thrill of spinning round the programme's test track driven by The Stig, as well as driving laps themselves.

BBC Worldwide is allowing viewers to be in the driving – or passenger – seat by launching a series of high-speed attractions at Dunsfold Park in Surrey, at which the programme is filmed. They can follow in the tyre tracks of celebrities such as Tom Cruise by trying out the "star in a reasonably priced car", or sit next to the programme's driver The Stig as he silently steers a tyre-screeching lap.

Irish Independent

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