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The UK's Most Prolific Rapist and Seagull In Court

FROM the most prolific rapist in UK legal history to the seagull court case, This Reporter brings you the news headlines on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

A man decreed "Britain's most prolific rapist" after raping 136 young men in Manchester has been served a 30 year jail spell but may never be safe to release.
Reynhard Sinaga, a mature student from Indonesia, is thought to have abused more than 195 men over a two and a half year period. Manchester Crown Court heard how the 36-year-old would hang around outside nightclubs at midnight for the inebriated to fall out of them, lure them to his flat under the guise of offering them a bed for the night, drug them and attack his victims after they passed out.
Sentencing, Judge Suzanne Goddard QC, described Sinaga as a "dangerous, deeply disturbed and perverted individual with no sense of reality".
To the segment dubbed by This Reporter, "are we nearly at war yet?", shortly to be abbreviated to "War Watch 3", and US allies are distancing themselves from the decision by President Donald Trump to assassinate Iran's top general Qassem Suleimani, much in the manner of former playmates evading a slowly corroding clementine.
Both Israel and Nato stressed they were not involved in the airstrike on Friday, with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, usually a staunch Trump supporter, elaborating, the assassination was an American event not an Israeli one and they "should not be dragged into it".
British PM Boris Johnson meanwhile has said he will not support Trump's plan to bomb 52 Iranian cultural sites should Iran try to revenge the killing of Suleimani, with Johnson prepped to say "it would violate international treaties".
Rebecca Long Bailey has thrown her hat into the ring to run for Labour leader following Corbyn's shambolic performance during the general election, taking the tally of those running to six. The others in the race are current favourite Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy and Jess Phillips.
Long Bailey has been called the "continuity candidate" to follow Corbyn. Amongst those not viewing this the most positive of attributes are former foreign secretary Jack Straw who said: "Labour needs a true, loyal Corbyn successor like it needs a hole in the head" adding, for clarity, it would be like "signing a collective suicide note".
Britain is one of the most age-segregated countries in the world with divisions between the generations increasing over the decade. This is according to a report by United for All Ages, a social enterprise, which is calling for urgent action to end what it calls the "age apartheid".
It says people often have little contact with other generations outside their own families with solutions including care homes to become community hubs and an increase in home-sharing schemes to promote intergenerational living.
And finally, a man has denied wielding a seagull in a fight with a cafe customer in Plymouth. Paul Elcombe, 26, allegedly threw the bird at Kyle Towers at Goodbody's cafe in May last year. Appearing at Plymouth Crown Court, Mr Elcombe denied wounding with intent (or to be more specific, with a seagull) to cause grievous bodily harm.
The seagull was not available for comment at time of going to press and the case continues...

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