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People detain after disarming an Orthodox Jewish assailant, after he stabbed and injured six participants of an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
People detain after disarming an Orthodox Jewish assailant, after he stabbed and injured six participants of an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem.REUTERS

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride in ‘repeat attack’

An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just three weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.

The assault occurred in Jerusalem’s city centre, with witnesses describing terrifying scenes of an assailant, dressed in ultra-Orthodox garb, storming the parade with a knife.

The man was quickly arrested amid pandemonium at the scene, but the parade and its hundreds of marchers pushed ahead defiantly afterwards, even with blood on the road.


Malaysia's AGC denies drafting charge sheet against PM

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) in Malaysia has denied drafting or issuing an alleged charge sheet against Prime Minister Najib Razak, as claimed by the Sarawak Report whistleblower site.

Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Hamzah, who is deputy solicitor-general I (litigation) in the AGC, said this via his Twitter account, said a Malaysian Insider report.

"The draft of the charge that was published by Sarawak Report was not made or issued by the Attorney-General's Chambers," he said via his Twitter handle @TAMajid.


US opens probe into Cecil the lion killing

US authorities opened a probe on Thursday into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

The White House, meanwhile, said it would review a public petition to extradite dentist Walter Palmer.

Trophy hunter Palmer killed Cecil the lion earlier this month after the big cat was allegedly lured out of the Hwange National Park boundaries.


Clarkson and Top Gear presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

Britain's former BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show for the online retailer's subscription service alongside co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

Clarkson had generated both controversy and profits for Britain's publicly-funded broadcaster.

His BBC contract was not renewed after he physically attacked a member of the Top Gear production staff in March.


Diving: North Korea's Kim Kuk-hyang wins historic gold

North Korean teenager Kim Kuk-hyang made history on Thursday with her country's first diving gold medal at the world championships with a shock victory in the women's 10m platform final.

The 16-year-old produced a stunning final dive to take the title with 397.05 points leaving 14-year-old Chinese diver Ren Qian to take silver with 388pts.

Malaysia's Pamg Pandelela Rinong Anak finished with 385.05 to claim bronze.