Epstein death keeps public in the dark about the truth

Our readers have their say about Jeffrey Epstein, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Norway mosque attack, rainfall in the northern emirates and using Google for homework

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.  Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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I write to you in reference to your article Serious irregularities found at jail where Epstein died (August 13).

This news item gave me more information about the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein while he was in jail awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Epstein would have faced up to 45 years in prison but he died by apparent suicide before he could tell us more about the people involved in this case.

I am shocked to hear about the irregularities in the US jail that led to his death.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Netanyahu has only wreaked havoc during his time in office

I write to you in reference to Miriam Berger's article Israeli right-wing's poll threat forced Netanyahu backtrack on Al Aqsa (August 12).

Benjamin Netanyahu has done enough damage. And now, I believe it is high time for him to step down.

Mr Netanyahu has caved in to far-right demands repeatedly during his time in office, causing minorities and Palestinians much strife. His actions have only resulted in tragedy.

Ambia Kabir, Bangladesh

75 year-old man who stopped Norway shooter is a true hero

I write to you in reference to your article Suspected Norway mosque shooter appears in court with bruised face (August 12).

Thank God for the brave Pakistani who stopped the alleged shooter. He risked his life to save worshippers from a terrorist attack on a Norway mosque.

God bless him, and I hope the people injured or traumatised from this incident will recover soon.

Melanie Rose, Dubai

If the alleged shooter is supposed to represent a so-called superior race, as white nationalists claim to be, then humanity is in deep trouble!

John Heznell, UAE

Sadly, rainfall in the northern emirates did not reach Dubai

I write to you in reference to John Dennehy's article Heavy rain lashes UAE's Northern Emirates (August 12).

It seems as though it is only raining in the UAE in some parallel universe. Here in Dubai we did not get one drop of rain unfortunately.

Zulfiya Khalilova, Dubai

Parents, teachers, we all rely on Google for homework

I write to you in reference to your article Let me Google that: UAE parents forced to turn to the internet to understand children's schoolwork (August 12).

To be fair, most of the homework assigned to pupils goes beyond the knowledge of the teachers themselves, forcing them to also rely on Google to find the answers.

Name withheld by request