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Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows Revenge On Trump

A Twitter account linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has posted what appears to be a call for an attack on Donald Trump in revenge for last year’s killing of its top military Iran Tweetcommander, Gen Qasem Soleimani.

The post features a depiction of a man resembling the former US president playing golf in the shadow of a warplane or large drone. «Vengeance is inevitable,» it reads.

The social media giant has now suspended the account — @khamenei_site.

Twitter closed President Trump’s hugely influential account earlier this month after he published posts that were widely considered to have encouraged violence that gripped the US Capitol.

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Boy, 15 Killed By Armed Gang In Birmingham

A 15-year-old boy has died after being attacked in a residential street by a group of youths «armed with knives».

Keon Lincoln MurderPolice said Keon Lincoln was «set upon» at about 15:30 GMT on Thursday on Linwood Road, in Handsworth, Birmingham, and died later in hospital.

The attackers fled in a car which crashed into a house a short distance away, added police, who said they had since seized the vehicle. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

The investigation is progressing «at pace», according to the West Midlands force, which detained the suspect on Friday morning. Witnesses who reported the carrying of knives to officers also said shots were heard.

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Twin Bombings Kill 28 And Injure Dozens In Baghdad

At least 28 people have been killed and 70 others injured in a twin suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, officials say.

Baghdad BombingsThe bombers blew themselves up at a clothing market in Tayaran Square as they were pursued by security forces.

The last deadly suicide attack in the city was in January 2018, when 35 people were killed in the same square.

No group has said it carried out the latest attack, but suspicion will fall on the jihadist group Islamic State.

The Iraqi government declared victory in its war against IS at the end of 2017.

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Pandemic Leading To Four Year Waits For England And Wales Court Trials

Four criminal justice watchdogs for England and Wales have warned they have «grave concerns» about the impact of court backlogs caused by the pandemic.

Scales Of JusticeThe inspectorates for policing, prisons, probation and prosecutions say issues it has caused could damage the criminal justice system for years. It comes after figures revealed the backlog in the crown courts has reached 54,000 unheard cases. That means some crimes from last year will not go before a jury before 2022.

The inspectorates say the unprecedented situation in the courts is having a ripple effect across all of criminal justice.

Court work slowed and, in the case of jury trials, stopped during the first part of the pandemic, when the lockdown advised people to stay at home, except for certain circumstances.

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World Leaders Blast Russia Over Navalny Arrest

Russia’s most prominent opposition figure has been arrested and detained for 30 days, after returning to Moscow for the first time since he was poisoned last year.

Navalny ArrestedMr Navalny, 44, said a court ruling from a police station was a mockery, urging people to stage street protests. He was held soon after his flight from Germany landed in Moscow on Sunday.

Russian prosecutors say he violated the parole terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement. Mr Navalny has described the embezzlement charges as politically motivated.

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