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Messi’s statue vandalised again

BUENOS AIRES: The statue of Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires has been vandalised again -- this time the Argentine hero was cut off at the ankles between Sunday night and Monday morning. Messi's boots still chased a ball on the plinth while the severed body was pushed to the ground and left lying there. The statue was erected in June 2016 after Messi had announced his retirement, brief as it turned out, from the national team. Read More: Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe It was first attacked in…

Muslim cultural centre vandalised in Warsaw

WARSAW: Vandals smashed a dozen windows at the Muslim Cultural Centre in Warsaw, which houses one of the two mosques in the Polish capital, police said Monday. “We didn’t find any writing on the building and for now the case is being treated as property damage,” said police spokeswoman Edyta Wisowska. The incident comes after previous threats and a prior act of vandalism on the building, amid an atmosphere of intolerance that has grown since Poland’s right-wing government took power in 2015. Read More: Five injured as…