Automatic brakes on Berlin Christmas market attack truck saved lives

Automatic brakes on Berlin Christmas market attack truck saved lives

Automatic brakes installed in the truck used in the Berlin attack on 19 December prevented more deaths.12 people were killed and 48 others injured when Anis Amri drove a truck into a busy Christmas market. Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, the brand of truck used in the attack, had Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) installed in its trucks in 2013, to coincide with EU regulations requiring all heavy goods vehicles to have the technology fitted. 23 days ago
Sheep with cone stuck on head one of RSPCAs most bizarre 2016 callouts

Sheep with cone stuck on head one of RSPCAs most bizarre 2016 callouts

The RSPCA has released a list of its strangest callouts in 2016, including a sheep that managed to get a traffic cone stuck on his head. The sheep was spotted by walkers in a field in Hertfordshire on 4 December, but luckily wasnt injured and the cone was eventually prised off. 23 days ago
Rare Rothschilds giraffe born at Chester Zoo

Rare Rothschilds giraffe born at Chester Zoo

Keepers at Chester Zoo got a really cute late present for Christmas as a rare Rothschild’s giraffe was born on 26 December. Sarah Roffe, team manager for giraffes at the zoo, said: “Rothschild’s giraffes are highly endangered and so the arrival of a new calf is a major cause for celebration. The six-feet-tall youngster arrived to first time mum Tula and dad Meru at around 7am. 23 days ago
33 hurt in second Philippines mystery bombing

33 hurt in second Philippines mystery bombing

A bombing at a shopping mall during an amateur boxing match in Leyte province, the Philippines, wounded 33 people on 29 December. It is the second attack on a public place in less than a week where no one has claimed responsibility. A mortar round was remotely detonated by a mobile phone. It followed a Christmas Eve grenade explosion outside a Catholic church that wounded 16 people on the southern island of Mindanao, a Muslim-dominated region where a long-running insurgency is being fought. Police said there was no indication the two attacks were linked. 23 days ago
John Kerry savages Israels settler agenda

John Kerry savages Israels settler agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out his plans for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on 28 December. In a speech just weeks before the Obama administration hands over power to President-elect Donald Trump, Kerry gave a strong speech criticising both Palestine and Israel in the conflict, especially Israels settlement expansion policy. The US Secretary of State also defended the decision to allow for the passage of a U.N. resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements. 23 days ago