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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 27 May 2017
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 27 MAY 2017 7 NEWS Saffie Rose Roussos youngest victim of Manchester terror attack The eight-year-old was among the 22 people killed in the attack at Manchester Arena A British Cypriot girl has been named as the youngest victim of the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night. Eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos was at the concert with her mother Lisa Roussos and sister Ashlee Bromwich, both of whom are in critical condition. The young girl has been described by her school principal as "a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word". "She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly," Chris Upton told The Guardian. "The thought that anyone could go out to a concert and not come home is heartbreaking." Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by 22-year-old British-born Salman Abedi who detonated the bomb as concertgoers left the show. In a statement published on its social media channels, IS said that "one of the caliphate's soldiers placed bombs among the crowds" and threatened more attacks. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man believed to be Abedi's brother according to unconfirmed reports, was arrested in connection to the bombing in southern Manchester. Roussos is one of 22 people killed in the attack, with 59 more injured is the deadliest militant assault in Britain since 52 people were killed in suicide bombings on London's transport system in July 2005. Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest identified victim from the Manchester terror attack. Athens mosque plan moves forward than four months. Suffering with fever and pains, he was protected by the Cretan resistance and evacuated in a secret Royal Navy operation in late 1941. On his return to Australia in 1942, the soldier informed the military authorities of his treatment and underwent tests. Though it was concluded there were grounds to protest his treatment and the matter handed on to British military authorities, no action was taken. The soldier's experience was detailed in an internal Australian military medical publication. At war's end, the three other POWs known to have been experimented upon were discharged on compassionate grounds, but are not believed to have informed the authorities about their experiences. Of their tormentor - Dr Friedrich Meythaler, the article sheds light on a German doctor who used his posting to Crete as consulting physician of the 12th Army to further his career as a specialist consultant. During the Nuremberg 'Doctors' Trial' in 1946/47, he was not called to give evidence, but as part of the post-war de-Nazification program undertaken by the Allies to identify the key exponents of Nazi terror, a tribunal did hear Meythaler's case. It decided his wartime actions did not constitute a war crime or a crime against humanity. Appointed as Professor for Internal Medicine at the University of Erlangen, in the 1950s, Meythaler distinguished himself as a physician, teacher, and researcher. In 1967 he died at the age of 69, with obituaries at the time paying homage to his life and achievements without mentioning his experiments on Crete. Professor Kwiet says fur- ther research is needed to uncover whether the experiments had effects later in life on the health of the four individuals who survived the war. "Privacy laws restrict access to patient records that may be held at hospitals, insurance companies, and clinics," says Professor Kwiet, who believes that Meythaler's experiments represent only the tip of an iceberg. "Many more POWs from Australia and other Allied countries, held by the Wehrmacht, might have been selected for experiments." Greek government approves legislation in spite of objection After years of delays and objections a 1,000 square metre mosque is to replace the site of the old navel base in Votanikos, Athens. A parliamentary committee approved legislation that will allow its construction to move forward on Wednesday. The mosque which, once completed, will be the official place of worship for Muslims in Athens, is designed to accommodate 350 worshippers over two levels, however, it will not have a minaret. Members of the Parliament from SYRIZA, ANEL as well as Golden Dawn voted down the motion, which was approved by receiving sufficient votes from PASOK and independent MPs. The mosque has been an issue causing stirs between previous Greek governments, the European Union, the Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International, resulting in Greece being harshly criticised. A Muslim cemetery is also one of the commitments Greece's government has to fulfill.
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