Manchester Airport Violent Arrest Sparks Protests, Officer Suspended After Violent Video Surfaces

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:34pm on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

A British police officer was suspended after a video showing him violently arresting a man at Manchester Airport went viral, sparking protests. The footage, filmed by an onlooker, shows the officer kicking and stamping on a man's head during the arrest. Greater Manchester Police referred the incident to an independent complaints watchdog. The video led to protests outside Rochdale Police Station, where demonstrators chanted against police brutality. The incident occurred following a reported assault at the airport, resulting in the arrest of two men and injuries to three officers. An independent review of police conduct is underway.

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Netanyahu Calls Pro-Palestine Protesters "Iran's Useful Idiots" in Fiery US Congress Speech

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:27pm on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled pro-Palestine protesters as "Iran's useful idiots" during his fourth address to the US Congress, receiving a standing ovation despite a boycott by over 60 Democratic lawmakers. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris were among the notable absentees. Netanyahu's speech emphasized Iran's role in Middle Eastern terrorism and praised former President Donald Trump for his support of Israel. Outside, protesters demanded an end to US military aid to Israel, facing police intervention. Netanyahu is set to meet President Joe Biden, Vice President Harris, and Trump during his visit.

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Russian and Chinese Bombers Conduct Joint Patrol Near Alaska

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:21pm on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

Russian and Chinese bomber jets, including Russia's Tu-95MS and China's Xian H-6, carried out a joint patrol over the Chukchi and Bering Seas and the North Pacific Ocean. This exercise, part of a 2024 military cooperation plan, adhered to international law and did not breach foreign airspace, as confirmed by Russia's defense ministry. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) intercepted the bombers in international airspace near Alaska, noting no threat. This patrol underscores the strengthening military ties between Russia and China amid ongoing global tensions.

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Record 38,500 New Voters Register in 48 Hours After Biden Endorses Harris

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:35am on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

Following President Biden's endorsement of Vice President Harris, voter registration saw a record increase. reported 38,500 new registrations within 48 hours, the highest 48-hour total this election cycle. The majority (83%) of new registrants were aged 18-34. This surge surpasses the previous record of 34,000 registrations inspired by Taylor Swift's voter registration drive. The increase suggests strong enthusiasm among young Democrats and Gen Z voters for Harris' candidacy against former President Trump. The surge highlights a significant increase in voter engagement ahead of the election.

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Manchester Airport Arrest: Police Officer Suspended After Shocking Arrest Video Footage Emerges

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:15am on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

A Greater Manchester police officer has been removed from frontline duties after disturbing footage showed him kicking a man in the face during an arrest at Manchester Airport. The incident, described as "truly shocking" by a senior officer, has sparked widespread concern. The footage shows the officer using excessive force, including kicking and stamping on the man's head. An investigation is underway, with calls for accountability and an explanation for the officer's actions. The use of such force is rare and has alarmed the public, prompting swift action from the police.

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Biden Ends Re-Election Bid, Passes Torch to New Generation

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:02am on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday International

President Joe Biden, 81, has announced he will not seek re-election. In a national address, he stated his decision to "pass the torch to a new generation" and unite the country. Biden emphasized the importance of defending democracy and urged voters to take action. This marks the end of his re-election campaign, opening the door for new candidates to emerge. Biden's announcement comes after careful consideration, paving the way for a new chapter in American politics.

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UK Prince Harry Talks "Destroyed" Family Bonds: "It Would Be Nice If We Did It as a Family"

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:51pm on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday International

UK Prince Harry has addressed his fractured relationship with the Royal family in an ITV documentary. He claims his legal battles with the tabloids are central to the breakdown. In the documentary "Tabloids on Trial," Harry said, "It would be nice if we did it as a family." He expressed frustration over how his efforts against the press have affected his family ties. Harry also discussed a recent legal victory against Mirror Group Newspapers, which he described as a significant relief, noting, "To be able to achieve that in a trial is a monumental victory."

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Royal Family to Replace Helicopters as Travel Costs Rise

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:17pm on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday International

The royal family will replace their helicopters with two new AgustaWestland AW139s after spending over £1m on 170 helicopter journeys last year. Official accounts reveal the total annual travel bill rose from £3.9m to £4.2m. Aides defended the helicopter usage for its flexibility and efficiency in accessing remote areas. King Charles and Queen Camilla’s most expensive trip was to Kenya, costing £166,557. Sustainable aviation fuel and other eco-friendly measures, like converting Bentleys to biofuel, are being implemented. The royal train, still the costliest transport per mile, will also be reviewed for future use.

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Bangladesh Eases Curfew, Reopens Garment Factories After Violent Student Protests

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:11pm on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday International

Bangladesh has eased a curfew imposed during deadly student protests over civil service employment quotas, allowing garment factories and banks to reopen. The unrest, which began last week, resulted in at least 186 deaths. Thousands of troops are patrolling the streets, and internet access remains limited. Despite the disruption, factory worker Khatun expressed support for the student demands, calling for government reforms. The garment industry, vital to Bangladesh's economy, resumed operations with government clearance, while the curfew remains in effect for most citizens for 19 hours daily.

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Shark Spotted in the River Thames by Stunned Londoner

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:06pm on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday International

A surprised Londoner, Charlotte Webb, captured footage of a tope shark swimming in the River Thames near Hammersmith Bridge on July 22. Initially mistaken for a bean bag, the shark's fin was later identified as belonging to a tope shark, a critically endangered species. Webb, 25, shared the video online, noting the sighting's unusual nature. Experts confirm that tope sharks, one of five shark species in the Thames, are harmless to humans and use the river as a nursery. Despite the startling encounter, there is no danger to the public.

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