Pimlico stabbing: Teenager, 16, was "heard screaming for his life before he was killed by sword wielding gang"

'No, don't do it': Cries of teen, 16, begging for his life before being stabbed to death in posh London street by gang armed with knives and swords Residents claim that a gang were seen armed with knives and swordsVictim is named locally as 16-year-old Hani Abou El-Kheir Witnesses claim that the victim's mother was crying at the scene No arrests made yet and detectives keeping 'open mind' in investigationHouses on one side of road where he was killed sell for half a million pounds while on the other side is a gang-plagued seventies estate The former Pimlico Academy student was also described as 'calm and funny'He has been described as 'popular' and 'exemplary' by his old schoolLondon Mayor Boris Johnson described the murder as 'heartbreaking' eight teenagers were murdered in London, according to Metropolitan Police figures, including six stabbings, one who died from serious head injuries and one teenager who was strangled. Despite the fact that some of the houses on one side of the street sell for an average of 500,000 the other side of the street is home to a 1970s estate

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given hero"s welcome after gaining UN acceptance for his people

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas given hero's welcome as he returns to West Bank after gaining acceptance for his people from the UN | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 3 December 2012 Thousands of cheering supporters turned out to welcome Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas back to the West Bank after his people were handed acceptance to the United Nations. An Israeli decision to cut off a cash transfer to the financially troubled Palestinian Authority, following an earlier decision to build thousands of new homes in Jewish settlements, failed to put a damper on the celebrations. But Palestinian officials acknowledged they were undecided on what to do with their newfound status, and were waiting for upcoming Israeli elections and new ideas from President Barack Obama before deciding how to proceed.