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In­done­sian mob kills man af­ter school knife attack

A man who at­tacked a group of school chil­dren with a knife in eastern In­done­sia yes­ter­day has died af­ter an an­gry mob beat him to death in­side his jail cell, po­lice said. Seven chil­dren were in­jured af­ter a man went on a stab­bing spree in­side a pri­mary school on Savu, a small is­land in East Nusa Teng­gara prov­ince. The 32-year-old at­tacker tried to flee but was caught and taken to a po­lice sta­tion, said lo­cal of­fi­cer Sil­fe­ston, who like many In­done­sians goes by just one name. But once there hun­dreds of lo­cals, fu­ri­ous at news of the attack, rushed to the sta­tion, forc­ing their way past po­lice and into the cell where the man was be­ing held. “The sus­pect was tor­tured by the mob and died,” Sil­fe­ston said. Footage aired on lo­cal broad­cast­ers showed dozens of shout­ing men push­ing past po­lice and climb­ing over walls at the sta­tion.

China of­fered its sternest re­buke yet to Don­ald Trump, say­ing any­one who chal­lenges Beijing’s in­ter­ests in Tai­wan will “lift a rock only to crush his own toes”. “If he tries to sab­o­tage the One China pol­icy or harm China’s core in­ter­ests, ul­ti­mately he will lift a rock only to crush his own toes,” Chi­nese for­eign min­is­ter Wang Yi said Mon­day in Switzer­land ac­cord­ing to com­ments posted on the min­istry’s web site. China is closely mon­i­tor­ing de­vel­op­ments, he said, is­su­ing a warn­ing against “any per­son or force in the world” look­ing to play tough with Beijing on Tai­wan. The com­ments come af­ter Trump said he could jet­ti­son Wash­ing­ton’s decades-old “One China pol­icy”-a diplo­matic dodge al­low­ing the US to si­mul­ta­ne­ously do busi­ness with Beijing and Taipei. Yes­ter­day Chi­nese me­dia sent an­other fusil­lade to­ward the “pre­sump­tu­ous and ill-guided” pres­i­dent-elect, slam­ming his ap­proach to Tai­wan as a recipe for dis­as­ter.

4 kids killed in Mid­dle Ten­nessee house fire

Four chil­dren un­der the age of 10 were killed and an­other child and an adult were in­jured when a home in Mid­dle Ten­nessee caught fire early Mon­day, a fire of­fi­cial said. Spring­field Fire Chief Jimmy Hamill said fire­fight­ers ar­rived within four min­utes of get­ting the call at 3:34 am to find heavy fire com­ing from the front of the house in Spring­field. Crews fought their way into the small home to search for sur­vivors and knocked the blaze down quickly, but found four chil­dren, ages 4, 7, 8 and 9, dead near the back of the house. Hamill says the chil­dren’s fa­ther and a fe­male child were taken to Van­der­bilt Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Nashville. He said the fa­ther was in very crit­i­cal con­di­tion. He didn’t have in­for­ma­tion on the child’s con­di­tion. Hamill said the mother and two other chil­dren es­caped un­harmed. A neigh­bor, Ri­cardo Mo­rales, told The Ten­nessean that his wife was wo­ken by screams com­ing from the home. “She looked out the win­dow and saw the flames,” Mo­rales said in an in­ter­view trans­lated from Span­ish.

Nearly 2.2 mil­lion Ye­meni chil­dren are acutely mal­nour­ished, vic­tims of the near-col­lapse of the health care sys­tem dur­ing two years of es­ca­lat­ing con­flict, UN chil­dren’s fund UNICEF said yes­ter­day. At least 462,000 are suf­fer­ing from se­vere acute mal­nu­tri­tion, as food sup­plies have been dis­rupted by the dev­as­tat­ing war be­tween the Saudi-backed gov­ern­ment and Shi­ite rebels, the agency said. Saada prov­ince, a rebel bas­tion in the far north, has the world’s high­est stunt­ing rate among chil­dren with eight out of 10 chil­dren af­fected in some ar­eas, it added. “Mal­nu­tri­tion in Ye­men is at an all-time high and in­creas­ing,” said UNICEF’s act­ing coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Mer­itx­ell Re­lano. “The state of health of chil­dren in the Mid­dle East’s poor­est coun­try has never been as cat­a­strophic as it is today.”

BEIJING: A man reads a news­pa­per with the head­line of ‘US Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump de­liv­ers a mighty shock to Amer­ica’ at a news stand in Beijing. — AP China warns Trump of ‘crush­ing his own toes’

ADEN: Sol­diers and lo­cals gather by the bod­ies of sol­diers killed by a sui­cide bomber, at a base in the south­ern city of Aden, Ye­men. —AP 2.2 mil­lion Ye­men chil­dren acutely mal­nour­ished: UN

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