Killing is a ‘slap to face’ Macca at ‘fame’ school Men crit­i­cal af­ter air crash

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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.

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