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Two men almost decapitated British soldier on London road, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) - Two men who killed a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street in a "cowardly and callous murder" tried to behead their victim after they had deliberately run him over, a court was told on Friday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, knocked down Lee Rigby, 25, as he crossed a street in Woolwich in southeast London on the afternoon of May 22 before setting upon his unconscious body with a meat cleaver and knives.

Muslim converts tried to decapitate UK soldier, trial hears

Two Muslim converts attempted to hack off a British soldier's head with knives and a meat cleaver in broad daylight on a London street, a court heard as their long-awaited murder trial opened Friday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, are accused of murdering 25-year-old Lee Rigby as he walked to his barracks in Woolwich, south London, in May. The two defendants, both Britons of Nigerian descent, deny murder.

11 injured in cleaver attack on Hong Kong bus

A 57-year-old man attacked passengers on a moving bus in Hong Kong with a meat cleaver Wednesday, injuring eleven, before he was finally brought down by his victims, police said. The rare and bloody assault, in a city which is usually considered one of the safest in the world, resulted in 11 people being hospitalised with one victim losing her little finger. The attack occurred at around 7:30 am local time on a highway in the rural Tuen Mun district of the city, on board a coach hired by a local fruit company to ferry employees to work.
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