Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose 1980s novel “The Satanic Verses” received death threats from Iran’s leader, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who stormed onto the stage as the author appeared. the point was a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

Man rescued from tunnel suspected of planned bank robbery: Rome police

Local police said on Friday they suspected the man was part of a gang of four allegedly planning to carry out the robbery this weekend, when the Italian capital would be relatively quiet due to Ferragosto’s holiday. The Carabinieri Police news agency told CNN that officers arrived at the collapsed tunnel on Thursday after receiving … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on a ventilator after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who went into hiding for years after Iran urged Muslims to kill him for his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage during a lecture in New York state York was taken to a hospital on Friday and by plane, police said. … Read more

Ship to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under grain deal with Ukraine – Global Issues

This will be the first shipment of humanitarian food aid under the Black Sea Grain Initiative signed last month by Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye. WFP said the development “marks another important step in the effort to reintegrate Ukrainian food into global markets and bring it through both commercial and humanitarian routes to the countries hardest … Read more

Iranian conditions for acceptance of the European “final text” of the nuclear agreement

Iran has set conditions for accepting the “final text” of the European proposal on the nuclear dossier related to “guarantees”. On Friday, Iran’s IRNA news agency quoted an unidentified senior diplomat as saying that the European Union’s proposal to revive the 2015 nuclear deal “could be acceptable if it offers reassurance to Iran regarding protections, … Read more

Salman Rushdie undergoes artificial respiration… and police reveal the identity of the attacker

British novelist threatens to lose an eye British writer Salman Rushdie’s agent said Rushdie is likely to lose an eye, cut nerves in one arm and damage his liver after being stabbed Friday. “The news is not good and it is possible that Salman may lose an eye,” Officer Andrew Wylie said in a written … Read more

British grandmother, 91, looks 20 years younger in bikini

A 91-year-old great-grandmother is approached in a bikini by men who are 20 years younger. And Joan Richmond-Woodhouse says her enviable beach look comes despite her love of meat pie and pub grub, The sun reports. The mother of eight and grandmother of 18 say she is regularly mistaken for a woman in her 70s … Read more

Irish Times pub fires bartender after spitting beer from neo-Nazi Jimeone Roberts

Police in Victoria are investigating a claim that a group of customers were paid more than $600 from the manager of a Melbourne pub after a nasty confrontation in which two staff members were fired. The incident happened on Tuesday, August 2, at The Irish Times pub on Little Collins Street. A male bartender is … Read more

Wind creates a winding ‘Firenado’ as wildfires burn more than 18,000 hectares in France

A forest fire burned about 7,400 hectares (28.6 square miles) in Gironde, France, on Friday, August 12, according to local officials. Firefighters from Germany, Romania, Greece, Poland and Austria joined French efforts to contain the fire on Friday. Local authorities said 10,000 people were evacuated from the area as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. … Read more

Wind creates a winding ‘Firenado’ as wildfires burn more than 18,000 hectares in France

A forest fire burned about 7,400 hectares (28.6 square miles) in Gironde, France, on Friday, August 12, according to local officials. Firefighters from Germany, Romania, Greece, Poland and Austria joined French efforts to contain the fire on Friday. Local authorities said 10,000 people were evacuated from the area as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. … Read more