Reader’s Links, Oct. 27, 2018

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  1. UK -Helicopter in flames after crash outside EPL club Leicester

    LEICESTER, England – A helicopter was engulfed in flames in a carpark outside English soccer club Leicester shortly after a Premier League game on Saturday.

    The helicopter belonging to Leicester’s ownership took off from the center of the field at King Power Stadium more than an hour after the game against West Ham was drawn 1-1, and crashed seconds later.

    But there were no immediate details about who was on board.

  2. Turkish rescues 17 irregular migrants in Aegean Sea (AA, Oct 27, 2018)

    “At least 17 irregular migrants have been rescued in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s southwestern coast, said security sources on Saturday.

    The migrants requested help from the Turkish Coast Guard when their rubber boat started taking in water off the Emecik district in the Mugla province, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to media.

    Among the migrants were Palestinian and Iraqi nationals.

    All of the migrants were referred to provincial migration office.

    Turkey has been a main route for irregular migrants trying to cross into Europe, especially since 2011 when the Syrian civil war began.”

  3. PKK supporters attack Turkish family in Germany (AA, Oct 27, 2018)

    “Supporters of PKK terror organization on Saturday attacked a Turkish family in the German capital.

    During an unauthorized demonstration at Alexander Square around 100 terror supporters unfurled banners, chanted slogans and attacked a Turkish family which came to Berlin for a visit from North Rhine-Westphalia province.

    The terrorists carried posters of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

    The Turkish family responded to anti-Turkey slogans of the terrorists by chanting “Turkey”, following which they came under attack.

    Police arrested some terrorists and the family.

    More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU — resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.”

  4. Two migrant children die at sea between Morocco and Spain: NGO (france24, Oct 27, 2018)

    “Two seven-year-old children have died in the Mediterranean as hundreds of migrants sought to reach Spain from Morocco, a Spanish NGO said Saturday.

    Meanwhile 16 Moroccan migrants were reported missing after another boat capsized off the coast of north Morocco.

    According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) 42,500 migrants have arrived by sea in Spain since the start of the year and another 433 have been killed during the journey, often made aboard overcrowded and unseaworthy vessels.

    The death toll is already three times higher than the figure for the whole of 2017,

    The Spanish sea rescue service said on Twitter that 53 people had been rescued in the waters between Spain and northern Africa as migrant boat took on water.

    However “two lifeless bodies” were also recovered.

    The Caminando Fronteras NGO, which helps migrants, said that the dead bodies were those of two seven-year-old children.

    Increasing numbers of Moroccans and sub-Saharan migrants are seeking to enter Spain, either by sea or by smuggling themselves into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, which are in Morocco and are the only European territories in Africa.”

  5. DAILY MAIL – The rape of justice: Girl, 15, who conceived a son through rape when she was held as a sex slave by an Asian grooming gang had her child taken away by social services and her alleged attacker given a say in his future upbringing

    Sarah went through the torment not once, but twice sitting six feet away in court
    After escaping, she was tracked down by another man who beat and raped
    Social services declared Sarah an unfit mother and took the child away

  6. Global News EXCLUSIVE: Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

    Statistics Canada is asking banks across the country for financial transaction data and personal information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge, Global News has learned.

    Documents obtained by Global News show the national statistical agency plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” and sensitive information, like social insurance numbers (SIN), from Canadian financial institutions to develop a “new institutional personal information bank.”

    “Statistics Canada will be acquiring individual payments and income history information from financial institutions,” reads a document from Statistics Canada, which recognizes the “highly sensitive nature” of the data.

    The personal banking and financial transactions being requested include bill payments, cash withdrawals from ATMs, credit card payments, electronic money transfers and even account balances of Canadians across the country.

    James Tebrake, director general of macroeconomics at Statistics Canada, told Global News that beginning in January, the agency will ask nine banks for the financial transaction information from a representative sample of 500,000 randomly chosen Canadians or a 1 in 20 chance of being selected.

    “Canadians should know we are not accessing all of the payments data for all Canadians. It’s a small sample relative to the total number of households,” he said. “Our access to this data is permitted through both the Privacy Act and the Statistics Act.”

    However, Canada’s biggest banks have not yet fully agreed to the project.

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