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CCTV of French train hero Spencer Stone brawl

CCTV has revealed that Spencer Stone was stabbed from behind during a brawl near a bar in Sacramento.

First Class Airman Stone, 23, was stabbed four times after an altercation in a nightclub led to a confrontation in a street.

The footage appears to show Stone knocking a man to the ground before he is stabbed from behind.

Deputy Chief Ken Bernard of Sacramento Police said two suspects, described as Asian males in white T-shirts and blue jeans, fled the scene in a late-model Toyota Camry, NBC News reported.

The incident has not been treated as related to terrorism or Stone's involvement in thwarting an attack by gunman Ayoub El Khazzani on a train to Paris in August.


Texas to sue VW over car emissions fraud

The state of Texas is to sue German carmaker Volkswagen over its marketing of diesel cars.

Credit: Reuters

A lawsuit was filed on Thursday by the State in Travis County District Court against the Volkswagen Group of America and Audi of America it which it claims VW violated trade practices with its deception.

The news came on the same day that the US boss of Volkswagen, Michael Horn, gave a 'sincere apology' to Congress over the scandal.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed as Liverpool manager

Former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been confirmed as the new man in charge at Liverpool FC.

Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool will hold a press conference at Anfield on Friday Credit: Liverpool FC

Liverpool made the announcement on its website on Thursday evening, saying the club was "delighted" to make the appointment.

The German signed his contract, which is believed to be a three-year deal, in a city centre hotel after flying into Liverpool John Lennon airport.

The club said on its website: "Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as the club's new manager.

"The German coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Reds and will be presented at a press conference at Anfield on Friday morning."


US says Russia missiles fired at Syria crashed in Iran

US officials said the missiles crashed as they flew over Iran but Russia strongly rebutted the claims. Credit: Reuters

Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria that the Defence Ministry said had reached their targets crashed in Iran, US officials said.

At least four missiles launched from the Caspian crashed as they flew over Iran, officials told CNN.

But Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said: "In contrast to CNN we do not talk with reference to anonymous sources but we show the launch of our rockets and the targets they struck."

"No matter how unpleasant and unexpected it is for our colleagues in the Pentagon and Langley, our strike yesterday with precision-guided weapons at ISIS infrastructure in Syria hit its targets."

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had a 30-minute telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, to express concern that Russia's targets in Syria were not related to Islamic State.

Uefa: No official duties for Platini after Fifa suspension

Michel Platini will step aside from his official duties after he was suspended for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday, UEFA confirmed.

In a statement, European football's governing body said: "Michel Platini is currently suspended and will therefore not perform his officials duties for the time being. As such he did not attend the meeting of the UEFA executive committee today and has cancelled several official trips.

"UEFA is fully aware of its responsibilities under the relevant provisions of the statutes."

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