‘ ISIS HAVE GOT THEIR HANDS ON CHINESE MADE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES RECENT VIDEOS SHOW’


#AceWorldNews – October 31 – An advanced surface-to-air missile thought to have been supplied to Syrian rebels by Qatar against American wishes has been filmed in the hands of ISIS jihadists.

A militant was shown firing a Chinese-made FN6 shoulder-mounted missile, with a later image suggesting it had brought down an Iraqi army helicopter.

The attack was said to have happened during the battle for Baiji, a town that houses Iraq’s biggest oil refinery.

The FN6, a modern weapon that is still being made, is more powerful than the older, Russian-made missiles previously seen in the hands of rebels and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

Source: ISIS has captured an advanced Chinese-made surface-to-air missile | National Post.

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SOUTH AFRICA: ‘ SUSPECT APPEARS IN COURT OVER KILLING OF FOOTBALLER SENZO MEYIWA ‘


#AceWorldNews – SOUTH AFRICA – October 31 – A suspect has appeared in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

'Suspect in court in S Africa over Senzo Meyiwa killing '

‘Suspect in court in S Africa over Senzo Meyiwa killing ‘

The man, named as Zanokuhle Mbatha, 25, faces charges of murder and armed robbery and will appear again on 11 November. Police had offered a reward for information on the attack.

Meyiwa, 27, was shot on Sunday apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend’s house near Johannesburg.

His death has highlighted the high rates of violent crime in South Africa.

Mr Mbatha’s brief court appearance came after he was picked out at an identity parade by witnesses.

“Zenokuhle Mbatha, a 25-year-old, has been remanded in custody and will reappear in court on November 11, 2014,” a South African police statement said, adding that it would continue with its investigations.

“There are still other suspects outstanding and we appeal to the public to continue providing information in support of the investigation,” the statement continued.

The killing of the popular athlete shook South Africa, whose president Jacob Zuma said that “words cannot express the nation’s shock” at the death.

Meyiwa’s funeral will take place on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida stadium in his home town of Durban.

The following day, the South African football team will play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the stadium in honour of Meyiwa.

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BRITAIN: ‘ TWO BODIES FOUND IN WRECKAGE AT FIREWORKS WAREHOUSE ‘


#AceWorldNews – STAFFORD – October 31 – Two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.

Two bodies found after Stafford fireworks blaze

Two bodies found after Stafford fireworks blaze

Explosions and thick smoke filled the air when SP Fireworks on the Baswich Industrial Estate caught fire on Thursday night.

One man remains in a critical condition at Birmingham Hospital.

A second man, taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, is recovering at home, Staffordshire Police said.

A 53-year-old man arrested in connection with the fire has been released from custody. He faces no further action and is being treated as a witness.

‘Tragic development’

Police said the families of the deceased had been informed and are being offered support by specially trained officers.

The industrial estate, in Tilcon Avenue, will remain cordoned off for the foreseeable future while searches continue.

Supt Ian Coxhead said emergency crews were trying to get the road and local area “back to normality”.

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UKRAINE: ‘ INVESTIGATORS RECOVER UNSPECIFIED REMAINS OF PEOPLE FROM MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 ‘


#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE – October 31 – Investigators have recovered the remains of an unspecified number of people from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, the Dutch prime minister said.

Speaking during a weekly press conference in the Hague, PM Mark Rutte said a team of Dutch, Ukrainian and OSCE rescue workers were granted rare access to the site where the plane’s wreckage remains scattered, AP reports.

Access to the site had previously been limited due to fighting in the area.

All 298 passengers and crew were killed when the plane was shot down in the reason, most of them Dutch.

Rutt said the remains would be flown back to the Netherlands and identified.

In July, the first of bodies recovered from the crashed site were flown the the Netherlands for identification.

RT 

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COLUMBIA: ‘ TWELVE COAL MINERS DIED IN UNDERGROUND MINE THAT FLOODED ‘


#AceWorldNews – COLUMBIA – October 31 – Twelve coal miners have died in north-eastern Colombia after a perforation made in a subterranean water source flooded the underground mine Thursday, trapping 28 workers, Ansa news agency reports (in Spanish).

“Unfortunately, all the miners are dead,” said Carlos Mario Usma, Amaga municipality’s environmental director. “They were trapped at more than 200 meters, and the cavern is completely flooded.”

He added that rescue workers are now focused on removing the miners’ remains.

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PARIS: ‘ FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FRANCE’S PUBLIC RADIO HQ AND STAFF WERE EVACUATED ‘


#AceWorldNews – PARIS – October 31 – A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been under-way.

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

“The fire is not put out but it is under control,” said Paris fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus, adding that there were no victims and that there was no longer any risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the building.

Photographs circulating on Twitter shortly after the fire broke out showed thick black smoke billowing from upper floors of the building on the banks of the Seine river in the western part of the French capital.

“Staff … had to be evacuated because of a fire,” said a Twitter message from France Info, one of several public radio channels housed at the building, the Maison de la Radio.

A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programs off the air, Reuters said.

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‘ CHINA SENDS ELITE UNIT OF PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY TO LIBERIA TO FIGHT EBOLA ‘


#AceWorldNews – CHINA – October 31 – China will send an elite unit from the People’s Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

' People's Liberation Army to Liberia to Fight Ebola '

‘ People’s Liberation Army to Liberia to Fight Ebola ‘

The PLA squad, which has experience from a 2002 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), will build a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia, Reuters reported.

This is the first such facility in the three countries most impacted by Ebola to be constructed and run by a foreign country eNCA reported. 

Beijing made the decision responding to UN calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.

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