Headlines Sunday 23rd June

Nine People Killed By Gunmen

Gunmen have killed 10 people, including nine foreign tourists after storming a hotel in far northern Pakistan. Officials say five are from Ukraine, one from Russia and three from China. A Pakistani guide also died in the attack. It happened at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain, in Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

Snowden Leaves Hong Kong For Russia

US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, the Chinese territory’s government has confirmed. The South China Morning Post quoted “credible sources” as saying he was due to arrive in Moscow on Sunday evening. It said Moscow would not be his final destination.

 

King Albert Should Accept His Daughter

Sybille de Selys, the mother of Delphine Boël, has said that she still hopes that King Albert will officially recognise her and his illegitimate daughter Delphine Boël. The interview with Le Soir and De Standaard comes after Delphine Boël caused a stir, by starting legal action to get DNA samples from members of the royal family to prove that she is indeed Albert’s daughter.

 

Danish Drive Killed At LeMans

Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after crashing his car during the Le Mans endurance race in France, the organisers say. They say the 34-year-old spun off after about 10 minutes of the race in his Aston Martin and hit the safety barriers at the Tertre Rouge bend. He was taken to the medical centre at the premises but later died of his injuries, the organisers said.

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