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Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

Teen facing 15 charges in connection to London acid attacks

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A teenager is facing multiple charges in connection to five linked acid attacks in north and east London earlier this week, police said today. Authorities charged a 16-year-old male on Saturday evening with 15 offenses, including multiple counts of robbery and grievous bodily harm (GBH), according to London’s Metropolitan Police. The teen was arrested Friday after he was identified near the scene of the attacks, which took place on Thursday, in surveillance video. The suspect has been remanded in custody and will appear before Stratford Youth Court on Monday. A 15-year-old male was also arrested at an address in the Stoke Newington neighborhood of north London on Friday morning, also on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery, police said. He was released on bail Saturday morning
Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Technology
The co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm said it is "not my job to make you all feel good" in a long email to staff and investors.Jonathan Teo from Binary Capital was responding to negative press coverage about the firm following allegations of sexual harassment by his co-founder Justin Caldbeck.He added that he was "tired and indignant", and raged against "whiners" who demanded his attention.Mr Teo has already offered to resign.He did so after Mr Caldbeck left the firm in June."I'm incredibly sorry," Mr Caldbeck tweeted when the news broke last month.Mr Caldbeck's actions were one of several sexism scandals to rock Silicon Valley in recent months. They include a damning report into the work culture inside ride-hailing firm Uber, and the resignation of venture capitalist Dave McC...
Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

Mosul ISIS fighters feigning surrender in order to attempt suicide attacks

World
In a "desperate ploy," ISIS fighters in Mosul attempted to feign surrender to Iraqi Security Forces Monday in order to get close enough to conduct a mass suicide attack, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said today. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said that after an ISIS commander communicated to the Iraqi Security Forces that he wanted to surrender a group of fighters, the Iraqi commander "sensed something was amiss." In response, the Iraqi commander told the ISIS commander that fighters would have to come out in small groups. ISIS maintained they wanted to come out as a large group. "He told him, 'Nope, you come out with your hands up, leave your weapons behind, come out with your hands up in small elements,' and they dec...