The Evidence Was Uncovered A Month After The Deadly Attacks
A Belgian prosecutor confirmed on Thursday that authorities found copious evidence in a Brussels apartment connecting suspected terrorist Salah Abdeslam to the Paris terror attacks that killed 130. Among the materials found in what investigators called a “bomb making factory” were explosive parts, traces of the explosive TATP and a fingerprint tied to Abdeslam, Europe’s most-wanted man. French authorities also confirmed that an explosive belt found on a Paris street 10 days after the Nov. 13 attacks was worn by Abdeslam, 26, and contained traces of his DNA, leading them to believe he was supposed to blow himself up in the 18th arrondissement, but backed out at the last moment.
Police have found the flat where the Paris attackers' suicide belts may have been made https://t.co/ZrnqWEuSPY
— The Independent (@Independent) January 8, 2016
Sexual Assaults At Military Academies Are Way Up
Reports of sexual assault at three military academies — the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., West Point and U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado — were up by more than 50 percent in the 2014-2015 school year. A senior defense official told the Associated Press that the increases, which also included a 40-percent spike in sexual harassment complaints, were due largely to “students’ growing confidence in the reporting system and expanded awareness programs.” There were 91 sexual assaults reported over the last school year, a jump from the 59 in 2013-2014, with the reports at the Air Force Academy reportedly doubling from 25 to 49. Air Force officials told the AP that the decrease in 2013-14 might have been an “anomaly” and that the totals for last year were closer to the norm.
— Tom Antonov (@Tom_Antonov) January 8, 2016
’Mein Kampf’ Back In Print In Germany
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s manifesto will be published in Germany on Friday (Jan. 8) for the first time since WWII. The annotated edition of the notorious book — which was never formally banned and has been available online ever since — is reportedly aimed at debunking the myths surrounding it and education minister Johanna Wanka said the new version will “show pupils what criminal views could be found in Hitler’s book right from the start.” With thousands of new academic notes, the new ’Kampf’ will add historical context to Hitler’s vile anti-Semitic tirade, which was the forerunner to the Holocaust.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 8, 2016