The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 6th, 2019 morning edition

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A British officer captured during World War I was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return, a historian has discovered.

And Capt Robert Campbell kept his promise to Kaiser Wilhelm II and returned from Kent to Germany, where he stayed until the war ended in 1918.

Historian Richard van Emden told the BBC that Capt Campbell would have felt a duty to honour his word.

It also emerged that Capt Campbell tried to escape as soon as he returned.

Mr van Emden said it was "surprising" that Capt Campbell was not blocked from returning to Germany from Britain.

The Daily Mail reported that after the war Capt Campbell returned to Britain and served in the military until 1925.

He then rejoined when World War II broke out in 1939, serving as the chief observer of the Royal Observer Corps on the Isle of Wight. »

Dow plunges 760 points in worst day of 2019 as trade war intensifies

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Stocks fell sharply Monday as a trade war between the world's largest economies intensified with China retaliating against President Donald Trump's latest move.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 767.27 points, or 2.9%, to close at 25,717.74 and dropped as much as 961.63 points at one point.

The S&P 500 is now more than 6% below its record hit only last month. »

A man was plotting a mass shooting. His grandmother stopped him and saved lives

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(CNN) Less than a month before two deadly shootings took the lives of 29 people in one weekend, another mass shooting was stopped.

A Lubbock, Texas man, identified as William Patrick Williams, 19, was arrested by special agents of the FBI and ATF, the US Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas announced Friday.

He rented a hotel room where he was plotting to kill people before his grandmother persuaded him to visit a hospital after learning of his plan, the release said. »