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Iran fired over 200 drones and missiles at Israel overnight. This is retaliation for the bombing of the Iranian consulate in Damascus, which killed several Iranian officers in early April. The first personnel changes took place in the government. The former coach of the Polish national football team lost his job. Here are five things to know on Sunday, April 14.

1. Iranian drones launched towards Israel

Iran fired over 200 drones and missiles at Israel overnight. Some of them, after midnight Polish time, reached their target and were shot down. The Israeli military is on high alert.

Iranian drones over Jerusalem14/04.TVN24

“Iran's attack on Israel was a response to the Israeli attack on the diplomatic mission in Damascus and the matter can be considered closed,” the Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN reported on Saturday on the X website. At the same time, Iran warned Israel and the US against “another mistake.”

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The Israeli attack on the Iranian outpost in Damascus took place on April 1 and resulted in the death of seven Iranian officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, including two high-ranking commanders. Israel denied that the target was a diplomatic object.

READ ALSO: Night attack on Israel. Iran fired over 200 drones and missiles

2. Two people arrested in connection with the shooting of a man of Polish origin

According to the media, a man of Polish origin living in Stockholm was shot on Wednesday evening while he was on his way to the swimming pool with his 12-year-old son. He met a group of young people in the passage under the viaduct. There was an exchange of words between him and the teenagers, and then a fatal shot was fired at him.

He attracted the attention of a group of young people and was shot.  The murder of a Pole caused a stir in Sweden

He attracted the attention of a group of young people and was shot. The murder of a Pole caused a stir in SwedenJustyna Zuber/Fakty o Świecie TVN24 BiS

According to the Swedish police, two people have been arrested in connection with the man's shooting. “Due to the sensitive stage of the investigation, no further information will be provided,” the press release emphasized.

READ ALSO: Two people arrested in connection with the shooting of a man of Polish origin

3. Resignation of the Deputy Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy

Paweł Zgórzyński Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy

Paweł Zgórzyński, deputy minister of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy from PSL, resigned from his position.

– The reason is personal reasons. – said the former deputy minister in an interview with “DGP”. “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” talks about other, unofficial information, namely about frictions that were supposed to be an everyday occurrence in this ministry.

The PSL representative has been undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy since January this year. He was responsible for the preparation and implementation of the National Reconstruction Plan. He was subordinated to two departments: economic analyzes and social assistance.

READ ALSO: Paweł Zgórzyński resigns from his position

4. The oldest pair of unseparated conjoined twins in the world has died

The Guardian reported the death of the oldest unseparated conjoined twins on Saturday. Lori and George Schappell would have turned 63 this September. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Lori and George SchappellFilmMagic/Jason Kempin/GettyImages

The Schappell twins were born on September 18, 1961 in Reading, southern Pennsylvania. They were connected at the skull while having separate bodies, sharing 30 percent. brain and major blood vessels.

George had a spinal defect and used a mobility device. Lori steered George's special wheelchair so they could both move around. The twins represented the rarest form of conjoined twins, which affects only two to six percent of cases, NBC Today reports.

READ ALSO: The oldest pair of unseparated conjoined twins has died

5. The former coach of the Polish national team lost his job

Former Polish national team coach Fernando Santos was released from Besiktas Istanbul on Saturday evening. The Portuguese has been working in the Turkish club since January 7.

“We have parted ways with coach Fernando Santos. We thank Santos for his services and wish him success in the future,” Besiktas said in a statement and said that Serdar Topraktepe will be responsible for the team's results until the end of the season.

The club from Istanbul, which is fourth in the table, drew with 12th-placed Samsunspor 1-1 on Saturday. It was the fifth consecutive league match without a win.

Fernando Santos was the coach of the White and Reds

Fernando Santos was the coach of the White and RedsFernando Santos was the coach of the White and RedsGettyImages

The 69-year-old Portuguese led the Polish national team from the end of January to September 2023. The Polish Football Association terminated his contract by mutual consent after the defeat against Albania in the Euro 2024 qualifications, which ended successfully for Poland only after the March play-off matches and under the leadership of coach Michał Probierz.

Previously, the Portuguese was the coach of the Greek national team (2010-2014), and then of his country (2014-2022). He also worked for leading clubs from Greece: AEK Athens, Panathinaikos Athens, PAOK Thessaloniki and his hometowns: FC Porto, Benfica Lisbon, Sporting Lisbon.

His impressive training CV includes, among others: gold medal at the 2016 European Championships and triumph in the first edition of the Nations League (2018/19) with the Portuguese national team. Previously, he joined the Greek national team, including: to the quarter-finals of the 2012 European Championship.

Besiktas Istanbul, previously managed by Santos, is currently in sixth place in the table, and in 14 league games under his leadership he has scored 19 points, but the gap to the leading teams has increased.



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