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Shooting kills 8 including a pregnant woman at a Jehovah’s Witness center in Germany, shooter committed suicide



Shooting kills 8 including a pregnant woman at a Jehovah’s Witness center in Germany, shooter committed suicide, Magnate Daily
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Steph Deschamps / March 11, 2023

Several people were killed and others seriously injured in a shooting Thursday night at a Jehovah’s Witness center in Hamburg, police said.
The shooting at a Jehovah’s Witnesses center in Hamburg in northern Germany on Thursday night left eight people dead, police said Friday in a first official count.
The latter “shot at participants in a demonstration” organized by the community, said the police, adding that other people were injured, “some of them seriously.
The alleged perpetrator of the shooting at a Jehovah’s Witnesses center in Hamburg killed himself when police arrived, after shooting seven people on Thursday, local authorities announced Friday. “The perpetrator fled to the second floor” of the building where members of the community were gathered for a prayer session”, “and killed himself”, said the Minister of the Interior of the city-state of Hamburg Andy Grote, pointing out that among the victims was a woman seven months pregnant.
According to Der Spiegel magazine, the alleged shooter is a former member of Jehovah’s Witnesses, aged about 30, and was armed with a pistol.
The events took place during a prayer service organized by the community in its Hamburg center.
Police announced overnight on Twitter that they had discovered a body “in a parish house in Gross Borstel and we believe it may be a perpetrator” of the shootings. “At this point, we assume there was only one shooter,” they said.
A large number of law enforcement agencies are” at the site of the Jehovah’s Witness center, Hamburg police added on Twitter.
The Federal Office of Civil Protection lifted the official danger alert in case of an attack in the night, shortly after 03:00local time, to discourage people from leaving their homes.
Jehovah’s Witnesses were gathered since 7 p.m. for a weekly Bible study meeting, according to the daily Hamburger Abendblatt.
Law enforcement “were called around 9:15 p.m. to report shots fired in the three-story building” in the Gross Borstel neighborhood in the north of Germany’s second-largest city, a police spokesman reported on NTV.
The intervention forces “entered the building very quickly and found dead and seriously injured,” according to this spokesman.
Inside, officers also heard a gunshot “coming from the upper part of the building” and found another person, the spokesman continued, stressing “can’t give any indication yet” of the motive.
In the evening, there was a Jehovah’s Witness demonstration in the building,” he added.
The news from Alsterdorf/Gross Borstel is shocking,” reacted the city’s mayor, Social Democrat Peter Tschentscher, on Twitter. “The intervention forces are working hard to pursue the perpetrators and to elucidate the background. » 
Founded in the 19th century in the United States, Jehovah’s Witnesses consider themselves to be the heirs of primitive Christianity and refer constantly and solely to the Bible.
The status of the organization varies from country to country: they are considered on the same level as “major” religions in Austria and Germany, which has about 175,000 members, including 3,800 in Hamburg, according to the Witnesses’ website.
In France, many of their local branches have the status of “religious association”, and this rigorous movement is regularly accused of sectarian aberrations.
While the motive for the shooting remains unknown at this stage, German authorities have been on the alert in recent years for a double terrorist threat, jihadism and right-wing extremism.
Germany has been the victim of jihadist attacks, most notably a ram-truck attack claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 12 people in December 2016 in Berlin. This jihadist attack was the deadliest ever committed on German soil.
Since 2013 and until the end of 2021, the number of Islamists considered dangerous in Germany has increased fivefold to 615, according to the Interior Ministry. The number of Salafists is estimated at around 11,000, twice as many as in 2013. 
Another threat to Germany comes from the far right, after several deadly attacks in recent years on community or religious sites.
In the racist attack in Hanau, near Frankfurt (west), perpetrated in February 2020, a German involved in the conspiracy movement had shot dead nine young people, all of foreign origin. In 2019, an extremist had attempted to commit carnage in a synagogue in Halle on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. He was unable to enter the place of worship but killed two passers-by before being arrested.

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2024 Report Highlights Major Digital Growth in Yemen



2024 Report Highlights Major Digital Growth in Yemen, Magnate Daily

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Datareportal, a leading authority in global digital insights, has released its highly anticipated “Digital 2024: Yemen” report, showcasing remarkable advancements in digital adoption across the country amidst ongoing challenges.

Key findings from the report include:

1. Internet Penetration Growth: Internet penetration in Yemen has surged by 22% from the previous year, with an estimated 10.5 million Yemenis now having access to the internet, representing 36% of the population.

2. Mobile Connectivity: Mobile devices remain the primary means of internet access, with smartphone ownership increasing by 18%, reaching a total of 9.2 million users. This growth is attributed to expanded mobile network coverage and more affordable data plans.


3. Social Media Usage: Social media usage has seen a significant uptick, with platforms like Facebook experiencing a 30% increase in active users, now totaling 7.8 million Yemenis. WhatsApp and YouTube follow closely, each with over 6 million active users.

4. E-Commerce Expansion: E-commerce has boomed, witnessing a 45% rise in online transactions compared to the previous year. The total value of e-commerce transactions in 2024 reached USD 360 million, indicating a growing preference for digital shopping experiences.

5. Digital Payments Surge: Digital payment systems have gained widespread adoption, with mobile money users growing by 55% to reach 4.3 million users. This surge in digital payments has led to a 25% decrease in cash transactions across various sectors.

While Yemen continues to face challenges, the rapid growth in digital adoption is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of its people,” said [SIMON KEMP], at Datareportal. “These numbers reflect the transformative potential of digital technologies in driving economic growth and improving access to essential services.


The report also sheds light on ongoing challenges such as intermittent power outages and internet disruptions, which hinder seamless digital integration. Additionally, the cost of digital access remains relatively high for many Yemenis, highlighting the need for continued efforts to enhance affordability and accessibility.

For a detailed analysis and access to the full “Digital 2024: Yemen” report, visit [Website URL].

– About Datareportal

Datareportal is a leading provider of comprehensive digital insights, empowering businesses, policymakers, and stakeholders with data-driven decision-making tools. With a commitment to accuracy and depth, Datareportal remains at the forefront of global digital trends and transformations.


Fuad Al-Qrize ( Arabic: فؤاد الكريزي ) – Yemeni Writer

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Moscow attack: Vladimir Putin promises those responsible will all be “punished”, EI says four of its fighters carried out the attack



Moscow attack: Vladimir Putin promises those responsible will all be “punished”, EI says four of its fighters carried out the attack, Magnate Daily
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Eva Deschamps / March 23,


At least 133 people were killed on Friday evening in an armed attack followed by a huge fire at a concert hall on the outskirts of Moscow, which was claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (EI).
The four perpetrators” of the attack were arrested “on their way to Ukraine”, said the Russian president on Saturday March 23.
The Russian president spoke at a time of terrible tragedy in Russia. “The four perpetrators” of the attack near Moscow were arrested “on their way to Ukraine”, he said in a televised speech broadcast the day after the murderous attack. “According to initial data [from investigators], on the Ukrainian side, a passage had been prepared for them to cross the border”, he continued, notes Le Monde.
The attack, which killed at least 133 people near Moscow, was in the eyes of the Kremlin leader a “bloody and barbaric act of terrorism”. “Peaceful, innocent people […] including children, teenagers and women” were killed, he continued, adding, “I express my deepest and most sincere condolences to those who have lost their loved ones.” A national day of mourning will be observed on March 24.
“War”. In his speech, Vladimir Putin assured that “those behind these terrorists will be punished” and that they “will have no future”. On Saturday, the Kremlin announced that eleven people had been arrested, including the four suspects who carried out the attack.

As a reminder, the Islamic State (EI) claimed responsibility for the attack. Its Afghan branch, the Islamic State in Khorassan, known as “EI-K”, is suspected of being behind the attack. According to EI, the attack is part of a “raging war” between the organization and countries fighting Islam, its Amaq news agency said in a statement.
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Princess Kate announces cancer diagnosis



Princess Kate announces cancer diagnosis, Magnate Daily
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Sylvie Claire / March 23,


After weeks of silence from the British royal family, cancer-stricken Princess Kate has announced that she has begun chemotherapy.

Princess Kate has been diagnosed with cancer, Kensington Palace announced on Friday evening. The wife of the heir to the British throne has begun chemotherapy. “I’m fine,” assured the 42-year-old princess after her cancer diagnosis was announced. In a video, the princess explained, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding. While I was recovering from surgery, it was an incredibly difficult two months for the whole family. But I had the benefit of a fantastic medical team who took great care of me, for which I am very grateful. In January, I underwent a major domino operation in London and, at the time, my condition was not thought to be cancerous“.
She continues: “The operation was successful, but tests carried out after the operation revealed the presence of cancer. My medical team therefore advised me to undergo preventive chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of this treatment. William and I have done everything in our power to manage this situation privately, in the best interests of our young family“.

Princess Kate explains that it has taken them some time to explain the situation to their children George, Charlotte and Louis. She concludes her message: “But for now, I need to focus on my full recovery. I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For anyone facing this disease in any form, don’t lose faith or hide. You are not alone.



She underwent major abdominal surgery on January 16 at the London Clinic, where she was hospitalized for ten days. For weeks, rumors had been circulating about the princess’s state of health.
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