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Stabbing of terror train hero 'not terrorist act'

Police have confirmed that the stabbing of French train hero Spencer Stone was not "related to a terrorist act".

A statement said that the assault took place near a bar and "alcohol is believed to be a factor".

Stone stabbed during 'physical altercation', police say

Police say Spencer Stone was stabbed when involved in a 'physical altercation' while out with a group of friends.

In a Facebook post, Sacramento PD said:

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 12:46 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department received a call from a passerby that a subject had been stabbed in the area of 21st Street and K Street.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was located on scene and transported to an area hospital by fire personnel.

It is believed that the victim was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed multiple times in his upper body. Detectives were called to the scene to assist with the investigation and the victim is currently being treated for what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.

The Sacramento Police Department respects the identity of all crime victims and appreciates your patience as we work to provide you with further details.

No arrests have been made at this time.

– Sacramento Police Department


Fellow train attack hero tweets support for Stone

Soldier Alek Skarlatos who helped Spencer Stone foil the French train terror attack, has tweeted his support after the airman was reportedly stabbed.

Skalatos, 22, who overpowered a terror suspect on a high-speed train in France alongside fellow serviceman Stone, urged people to "send prayers" to his family.

Horn: VW emissions cheating was not a corporate decision

Volkwagen's US chief executive has claimed that emissions cheating with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did".

Appearing before the House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations panel in Washington, Michael Horn said: "This was a couple of software engineers who put this in for whatever reason,"

However, he added that the company took full responsibility for the "deeply troubling" events.

"Let me be very clear: we at Volkswagen take full responsibility for our actions and we are working with all the relevant authorities in a co-operative way."

Mr Horn was asked if he really believed that senior level corporate managers had no knowledge of the software, which was first installed on cars for the 2009 model year.

"I agree it's very hard to believe," Mr Horn said.

VW's US boss makes 'sincere apology' over emissions fraud

The boss of Volkswagen in the United States has made a "sincere apology" for the emissions scandal during a congressional hearing in Washington.

VW's US boss Michael Horn was giving evidence to Congress Credit: Reuters

Michael Horn told the hearing: "On behalf of our company, my colleagues in Germany and myself, I would like to offer a sincere apology for Volkswagen's use of a software programme that served to defeat the regular emissions testing regime."

Horn's apology came as German prosecutors carried out searches at VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg and other places.


Liverpool to unveil Klopp on Friday

Jurgen Klopp will sign a three-year deal. Credit: PA

Liverpool will host a press conference on Friday morning to unveil new manager Jurgen Klopp.

The German will sign a three-year deal at Anfield, having previously managed Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

IFAW: People will be 'shocked' by Scotland seal shooting

Philip Mansbridge, UK Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has said "it will be shocking to many people to learn" that despite seals having protected status they can still be shot under licence to protect the salmon industry.

New figures from the Scottish government have revealed that 110 seals have been shot so far this year.

It will be shocking to many people to learn that despite these seals having protected status, they can still be shot under licence if someone considers them a pest to salmon farms. In reality, there are plenty of non-lethal measures available to deter seals and we encourage their use.

We should be protecting our British wildlife, not allowing some animals to be shot because of human commercial activities in the seals’ natural habitat. Many people enjoy the spectacle of seeing seals around our coastline and will be saddened to hear that more than 100 seals in Scotland have been shot so far this year.

– Philip Mansbridge, from International Fund for Animal Welfare

'Enough is enough' IOC tells Fifa

The International Olympic Committee has forcefully told Fifa to get its house in order in the wake of the latest suspensions.

The IOC said in a statement that football's governing body had to act urgently to address the "structural problem" in Fifa in order to restore stability and credibility".

Enough is enough. We hope that now, finally, everyone at FIFA has at last understood that they cannot continue to remain passive. They must act swiftly to regain credibility because you cannot forever dissociate the credibility of FIFA from the credibility of football.

FIFA must realise that this is now about more than just a list of candidates. This is also a structural problem and will not be solved simply by the election of a new President.

They must do two things immediately: they must accelerate and deepen the reform process in order to comply with accountability, transparency and all the principles of good governance, as expressed in our reform programme, Olympic Agenda 2020.

They should also be open for a credible external presidential candidate of high integrity, to accomplish the necessary reforms and bring back stability and credibility to FIFA'.

– International Olympic Committee statement

Peta: 'No justification for shooting' seals

Animal rights group Peta has said there is "no justification for shooting beautiful animals" as an ITV News reveals more than 100 seals have been shot to protect salmon farms.

A group of seals rest on bedrock in Shetland. Credit: ITV News

There is no justification for shooting beautiful animals to protect the cruel and unnecessary fish-farming industry. It’s our demand for cheap fish that's fuelling the cruelty. Seals feel pain as much as any dog does, and recognising what fish farming does to them and to the environment should be enough for us to reject eating fish.

– Peta
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