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Gaza feels bite of US cuts to Palestinian aid A determined Suleiman Abu Oudeh makes his way through the busy UNRWA distribution center in the AlShati refugee camp in Gaza City. With his ID card and coupons in hand, he gets in line where food items are being handed out. "Of course, everyone here is worried and knows that UNRWA is in a difficult situation," says Abu Oudeh, accepting a box of sunflower oil once he reaches the counter. "People are worried that rations might be cut in the long run. It has happened before. The situation in Gaza is so bad. There is no work and many are completely dependent on help."
European Court of Justice rules Polish arrest warrants can be halted The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled against extraditing suspects to Poland on Wednesday if there are "serious and fact-based grounds" to believe the suspect would not receive a fair trial. The ruling concernsa Polish man in Irelandwho claims recent justice reforms in Poland harmed his chances of being treated fairly. The man is suspected of drug trade. In recent years, Polandʼs ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has been working to place courts under a tighter control of the executive branch. Among other steps, the parliament now has power to choose members of the National Council of the Judiciary whose job is to oversee judicial impartiality. More recently, the lawmakers changed retirement age for the Supreme Court judges, which critics believe was aimed at ousting the most experienced judges and stacking the body with government supporters. The Supreme Court and its chief Malgorzata Gersdorf are opposing the move.
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Five charged over acid attack on young boy in Worcester, UK A group of men aged between 22 and 41 were due to appear before a UK court on Wednesday to face charges of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, West Mercia Police said. The authorities believe the men were involved in a suspected acid attack on a 3-year-old child in a shopping mall in Worcester on Saturday. The boy suffered "serious burns to his arm and face" and was hospitalized, police said after the attack. The child has since been released "but the long-term implications of his injuries are unknown at this time" according to the authorities. Read more:German energy executive severely injured in acid attack Three suspects from LondonA
39-year-old from Wolverhampton, some 48 kilometers (30 miles) north of Worcester was arrested immediately after the attack. Another man from Wolverhampton and three others from London were detained during the week. In an unusual move for the UK, police said they would not release their names "for legal reasons." They also gave no details on the motive. However, chief superintendent Mark Travis said they were treating the incident as a "deliberate attack." The UK has seen a rise in acid attacks in recent years, although it is highly unusual for the victim to be so young.Hundreds of acid attacks were reportedlast year in London alone.
Neymar omitted from FIFA Best shortlist Brazilian forward Neymar is a surprise omission from the FIFAʼs Best Menʼs Player award shortlist. Thereʼs also a complete lack of Germans on the menʼs list, but Dzsenifer Marozsan is in contention for the womenʼs gong. Brazilʼsearly exit from the World Cupand a somewhat injury-hit debut season at Paris Saint-Germain, where he nevertheless racked up 28 goals and 16 assists in 30 games, are likely to have contributed to Neymarʼs absence. The rest of the list is largely familiar, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the first two editions of the award in 2016 and
2017, among the 10 names. Croatia skipper Luka Modric and French tyroKylian Mbappe, who both picked up individual awards at the World Cup, will be hoping to break the La Liga duopoly on major global indvidiual awards. As well as the FIFA Best Player, Messi and Ronaldo have shared the more prestigious Balon dʼOr since 2008, winning five apiece . The rest of the 10-man shortlist is made up of two more French World Cup winners (Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane), Belgian duo Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpoolʼs Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and English striker Harry Kane.
Baby squirrel chases man so relentlessly he calls police
A man called the Germany police emergency number after being terrorized by a baby squirrel, police in the south western city of Karlsruhe said on Friday. The squirrel was so relentlessly chased the man that he needed police to help deal with the situation. Officers dutifully responded and sent a patrol car to help. The situation eventually resolved itself when the baby squirrel fell asleep. In the official police report officers wrote: "Squirrel will be new mascot, was baptized with the name: KarlFriedrich." Followed by the message, "The squirrel has fallen asleep because of the shock."
Multiple deaths in New Brunswick shooting incident At least four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting incident in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton in New Brunswick. The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter they had taken one suspect in custody. The suspect is currently being treated for serious injuries. Police have asked residents to avoid the area of shooting as investigation is still ongoing. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear at this point.
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Samsung looking for fresh growth opportunities
Serena Williams says she is being ʼdiscriminatedʼ against over doping tests
South Koreaʼs Samsung Group has announced its investment plans for the next three years. As the company has hit a wall in the market for its smartphones, itʼs focusing on areas more likely to create future growth. South Koreaʼs Samsung Group said Wednesday it would invest $22 billion (€18.9 billion) over the next three years in cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence, selfdriving cars and biopharmaceuticals as it searches for ways to drive future growth. The conglomerate has faced a string of setbacks in recent years,including a fall in smartphone salesanda corruption scandal that saw its vice chairman, Lee Jae-yong, jailed last year. The planned investments will be primarily led by Samsung Electronics, the biggest maker of memory chips. "Samsung expects innovations powered by AI technology will drive the industryʼs transformation, while the next-generation 5G telecommunications technology will create new opportunities in autonomous driving, the internet of things and robotics," the company said in a statement.
Serena Williams returned to tennis in February after a year out, during which she gave birth to her first child
Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho avoids Premier League title question
Serena Williams says she is a victim of "discrimination" as she is the most drug tested American tennis player. The 23time Grand Slam singles championmade the claim in a tweet on Tuesday,after doping officials visited her.
The American had previously expressed frustration about the volume of her tests earlier this month. "Out of all the players itʼs been proven Iʼm the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so," said the 36-year-old.
Whatʼs the right intimate hygiene? Do you know the right intimate hygiene practices? Did you know that dads can suffer from postnatal depression too? Or that turmeric can treat glaucoma? DW brings you this weekʼs health news, all in one handy guide! The personal care aisles in drugstores offer a variety of intimate hygiene products, especially for women. They include soaps, wet wipes for on-thego, gels and many other products - the sort of things that promise cleanliness and hygiene for those particularly sensitive, intimate parts of our bodies. But a recentstudyof more than 1,400 women, conducted by researchers in Canada, showed that using intimate
hygiene products may increase the risk of vaginal and urinary tract infections. So whatʼs the best way to tend to your intimate parts? The answer is less is more. When washing intimate areas, you should always use water, irrespective of your biological sex. In women, shower gels and intimidate hygiene products can disturb the natural vaginal flora, which can cause bacterial or fungal infections. When it comes to cleaning the penis, men should also stick to water and make sure to clean the area around and under the foreskin carefully under running water. People who experience a burning or itching sensation in their intimate areas should seek medical advice.
Jose Mourinho refused to say whether he thinks his Manchester United squad are strong enough to compete for the Premier League title next season. United have brought in three players for about £68m this summer, and the 55year-oldtold ESPNhe would like to sign "two more players". Asked at a news conference if he was confident of challenging, Mourinho said: "I donʼt answer your question." The Portuguese stayed silent when pressed to explain why.
Germans ʼdonʼt trust the welfare state anymoreʼ German welfare organization Paritätische Gesamtverband warned in a report released Tuesday that a large section of the population no longer had faith in the welfare state, posing "a threat to social cohesion in Germany." It said turning the situation around would require several key reforms and an investment of some €50 billion
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Cat cults and cult cats Aloof, independent, hedonistic: The cat is a fascinating creature, from its purrs to its claws. On International Cat Day, DW looks at artists, filmmakers and fashion designers who think felines are the catʼs meow. Fat, lazy and with a philosophical bent Garfieldʼs comic strip dates back to the late 1970s. A bored and cynical creature, he shares the house with Odie, an intellectually disadvantaged dog, and Jon, a human being with a lonely streak. Itʼs the perfect situation: Should Garfield disapprove of something, he can take it out on Jon and Odie. In 2004 the lasagna addict made the silver screen; two films followed. Resistance is futile He performs the most difficult tasks and nabs the vilest culprits. Of noble Spanish lineage, heʼs swift, and his claws are as sharp as glass cutters. Heʼs the Puss In Boots, unstoppable — unless he has to stop to spit out a fur ball. After brilliant performances in the Shrek films, he was even given his own flick to star in.
Ex-Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne dies aged 66 Sergio Marchionne, the former head of Italo-American carmaking giant Fiat Chrysler has died aged 66, his former company has said. "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chairman John Elkann said in a statement. Read more: Shark in a sweater: Sergio Marchionneʼs legacy at Fiat Chrysler Marchionne hadstepped down from his position on Saturdaydue to ill health following what the holding company of Fiatʼs founders, the Agnelli family, described as "unexpected complications" from shoulder surgery in a Zurich hospital. He wasreplaced by Briton Mike Manley, bringing his 14-year tenure at FCA to an end. "The best way to honour his memory is to build on the legacy he left us, continuing to develop the human values of responsibility and openness of which he was the most ardent champion," Elkann said.