Killing is a ‘slap to face’ Macca at ‘fame’ school Men critical after air crash
THE death of a rebel military commander proves Britain has made a mistake by recognising the National Transitional Council in Libya, according to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the killing of General Abdel Fattah Younes, a former minister who defected to the rebels, was “a nice slap to the face” of the UK and proof the National Transitional Council could not rule Libya.
Mystery surrounds the death of the General. Rebels claim he was killed by gunmen after being recalled from the front, while the Gaddafi regime said al Qaida was responsible. SIR Paul McCartney led the graduation celebrations at the “fame” school he set up in his home city. Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Lipa) opened in 1996 after a long campaign by the former Beatle. The 69-year-old music legend, pictured, joined 300 students from the UK and 22 from other countries at the ceremony to collect their degree and postgraduate certificates. Sir Paul also presented a Lipa Companionship to Grammy Award-winning singer Billy Ocean for his achievements. TWO men who had a “miracle escape” when their light aircraft crashed between two houses and burst into flames were today in a critical condition in hospital.
The pilot and passenger, one in his late 50s and the other aged 21, suffered extensive burns after the single-engine Piper PA38 Tomahawk plummeted to the ground shortly after take-off from City Airport Manchester.
No one apart from the occupants of the aircraft, operated by Ravenair Flying School, was thought to have been injured.
The families whose homes were damaged were being housed in temporary accommodation.