domingo, 7 de novembro de 2010
A man has been arrested in the Swedish city of Malmo over a series of gun attacks which targeted mainly immigrants in the south of the country.
The unnamed suspect was accused of committing one murder and seven attempted murders over the past 12 months.
People were fired on at bus stops, in their cars and through a gym window.
The suspect, arrested in his flat on Saturday, denies any crime. He has a gun licence and two weapons were found.
A tip-off from a member of the public led to the arrest, police spokesman Borje Sjoholm told reporters in Malmo on Sunday.
The suspect is accused of attempted murders between October 2009 and October of this year, as well as one actual murder.
On 10 October 2009, Trez West Persson, a 20-year-old woman, was shot and killed while sitting in a car near a mosque. A dark-skinned friend sitting beside her was seriously injured.
Malaysia has moved to airlift hundreds of its nationals from Indonesia as Mount Merapi volcano continues its massive eruption.
It sent three C-130 transport aircraft to Solo airport to collect 664 stranded Malaysians, many of them students.
Some airlines have stopped flying to Jakarta over fears of ash damage.
On a visit to refugees from the eruption, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there was no sign of the eruption abating.
Speaking at a stadium in Yogyakarta province, he said 283,000 people had now been forced to flee.
More than 130 people have died since Merapi began erupting two weeks ago, its greatest activity in a century.
Victims were being given a mass burial in Yogyakarta on Sunday.
As relatives wept and men recited traditional Islamic prayers, villagers and policemen unloaded the corpses - some in plain wooden coffins, others still in the morgue's yellow body bags - from ambulances, an Associated Press correspondent reports.
They were placed in a massive trench, dug into a large green field in the shadow of the volcano.
The infamously volatile mountain unleashed its most powerful eruption on Friday, sending hot clouds of gas, rocks and debris down its slopes at frightening speeds, smothering entire villages and leaving a trail of charred corpses.
Opposition activists in Cuba have accused the government of failing to keep its promise to free another 13 jailed dissidents.
President Raul Castro agreed in July to free 52 political prisoners within four months.
Most have been released into exile in Spain, but 13 are still in prison because they refuse to leave Cuba.
Relatives of prominent dissidents, known as the Ladies in White, protested in Havana to demand their release.
The activists said Sunday was the deadline by which all 52 prisoners should have been freed, in accordance with a deal struck between President Castro and the Catholic Church.
"They are deceiving and have played with the Church, the government of Spain, the European Union and with all the international community", said the Ladies in White leader, Laura Pollan.
"This is proof that their word has no value, and that they cannot be trusted", she said.
Sebastian Vettel led Mark Webber to a Red Bull one-two in the Brazilian Grand Prix to take the world title fight to the final race of the season.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took third place to retain the championship lead from Webber and Vettel.
Red Bull's formation finish ensured they clinched the constructors' championship for the first time.
Lewis Hamilton was fourth and retains a slim title chance while Jenson Button's fifth means he cannot retain his crown.
Alonso can afford to finish second in Abu Dhabi and still take the title if Webber wins, or fourth if Vettel does.
Germany's Vettel said: "It was an incredible day, not easy to start with. I was on the dirty side but got a good start and I saw Nico [Hulkenberg] had wheelspin.
"He didn't give me a lot of room but then it was OK. I could cruise into the distance and control the pace. It's an incredible effort from the team. It has not been an easy season, but this was the perfect answer after what happened in Korea".
Looking ahead to next weekend, he added: "I don't wish anything bad to happen to [Alonso], but it would be nice if we see some nice Ferrari smoke. No, joking apart, we try to win the race and we see where he is".
Alonso admitted: "We lost too much ground in the first laps of the race trying to overtake Hamilton and Hulkenberg. Those 10-12 seconds were impossible to catch. We were very close on race pace.
"We had a little chance when the safety car came out but we found ourselves in the wrong position again with six or seven cars between Mark and us. In terms of points we are extremely happy".