Man pushed to death in NY
A mumbling woman pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was standing on the elevated platform of a No. 7 train in the borough of Queens at about 8pm when he was shoved by the woman, who witnesses said had been following him closely and mumbling to herself, New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Browne said. The woman fled, and police were searching for her. On Dec. 3, 58-year-old Ki-suck Han was shoved in front of a train in Times Square. A photograph of him on the tracks a split second before he was killed was published on the front of the New York Post the next day, causing an uproar and debate over whether the photographer, who had been waiting for a train, should have tried to help him and whether the newspaper should have run the image.
Terror suspects killed: army
The army said soldiers killed five “suspected terrorists” and destroyed a bombmaking factory on Thursday in the northern city of Kaduna, where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is active. Kaduna, in the mainly Muslim north, has been the target of several attacks by Boko Haram since the group’s low-level insurgency intensified more than two years ago. “On the approach to the factory, some suspected terrorists opened fire and also threw already primed improvised explosive devices [IED] at the troops,” Kaduna army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement. “The exchange of fire that ensued resulted in the death of five terrorists, while two that sustained various degrees of injuries are being treated.” Usman said seven rifles, detonating cord, remote detonating switches and IED materials were found and destroyed.
Mubarak has cracked ribs
Former president Hosni Mubarak has a buildup of fluid in his lungs and cracked ribs, the official news agency MENA reported after he was transferred from prison to military hospital for treatment. The state prosecutor ordered Mubarak’s transfer on Thursday after his health deteriorated, a prosecution source said, more than a week after he was briefly hospitalized after slipping in a prison bathroom and hurting his head. Citing a medical report prepared at the prosecutor’s request, MENA reported hat X-rays showed that Mubarak fractured several ribs in the fall and also had a buildup of fluid in the membranes lining his lungs. Mubarak will return to jail after treatment, the prosecution source said.