Monday, 24 October 2016
Depraved man Rene Lopez, 41, abused his own child over a four-year period and was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison. Lopez, from Fresno in California, USA, was sent down on Friday and was condemned by a jury on 186 counts of sexual assault in September. His charge sheet also included dozens of counts of rape of a minor and was handed what is believed to be the longest jail term in the Fresno court’s history. The Fresno Bee reported that Lopez’s daughter is believed to have first been sexually abused by a family friend but that, instead of protecting her, Lopez turned her into “a piece of property and used her to satisfy his sexual needs”.
The police had to be alerted when stunned locals in the town of Murcia, south-eastern Spain, heard a voice coming from a tiny rubbish bin. It turned out that there was a man inside, a Romanian, who had climbed in, apparently mistakenly, thinking it contained old clothes he could take. According to reports, passers-by, who heard the man calling for help, initially ignored it, suspecting it was a candid camera stunt, but eventually somebody called the police, who turned up and confirmed that it wasn’t a stunt and that the man was indeed trapped in the bin.
When he explained that he was stuck, they tried to free him, but failed and in the end had to call in council staff to open the bin manually. This worked and the man was finally freed, without the need to call the local fire brigade. The Police believe he was probably with an accomplice who would have kept watch outside, but ran off when his friend got stuck.
Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business. The law, passed late on Saturday night, imposes a fine of up to 25m Iraqi dinars (£17,000) for anyone violating the ban. But it’s unclear how strictly the law would be enforced, and it could be struck down by the supreme court. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq’s larger cities, mainly from shops run by Christians. Those shops are currently closed because of the Shia holy month of Muharram.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Russia's aviation agency says 19 people have died after a helicopter carrying oil workers crashed. The Federal Air Transport Agency says in its statement Saturday that 16 of the 19 passengers on board and all three crew members died in Friday's crash in northern Russia. The Mi-8 helicopter was traveling from Vankor to Staryi Urengoi in the Yamalo-Nenets region when it crashed about 28 miles northeast of Staryi Urengoi. Rescuers found the helicopter lying on its side in the tundra. The agency said poor visibility and strong winds could have been factors. The Mi-8 has been a mainstay of Soviet and Russian aviation since the late 1960s and is widely used worldwide.
A manhunt is underway after 174 inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti following a riot during which one guard was killed, authorities said. The prison break occurred at a facility in Arcahaie on Saturday, said Inspector Garry Derosiers, the national police spokesman. Of the more than 100 fugitives, a dozen have been captured, Derosiers said. The uprising was led by "heavily armed individuals," according to a statement from the Prime Minister's office. It's unclear how the prisoners broke out or who the armed individuals were.
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Friday, 21 October 2016
Police in Sterling, Virginia arrested a woman who poured a cleaning agent into an office coffee machine causing several former co-workers to become ill. 32-year-old Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez was arrested today and faces Felony Assault charges. Investigators say the incident happened over the course of several weeks at her former place of employment in Sterling. She is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
Using office facilities now is scary!
Source: Fox 5
ISIS executed 284 men and boys as coalition forces closed in on Mosul, an Iraqi intelligence source told CNN. Those killed on Thursday and Friday had been rounded up near and in the city for use as human shields against attacks that are forcing ISIS out of the southern sections of Mosul, the source explained. ISIS used a bulldozer to dump the corpses in a mass grave at the scene of the executions -- Mosul's defunct College of Agriculture in the north of the city, the intelligence source said. The victims were all shot and some were children, said the source, who wanted anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. CNN could not independently confirm the claim.
A Zimbabwean police officer, identified as Constable Marapira, has hung himself after being dumped by his girlfriend. Marapira sent a WhatsApp message to his girlfriend Clarice Sagiya, on Wednesday night, directing her to where to find his body. According to reports, the victim, who was stationed at Masvingo Rural Police Station in Zimbabwe; said he funded Sagiya’s education, noting that she is a final year trainee teacher at Morgenster Teacher’s College. It was revealed that this incident followed after Clarice’s decision to dump him on claims that she couldn’t be with a police officer anymore as he couldn’t afford her upkeep. The officer responded by killing himself a few metres off the Mvuma-Gweru Road on Wednesday night.
An imaginative teacher has come up with a novel way of stopping her students from fidgeting - by installing bike pedals under their desks.Bethany Lambeth, who teaches maths at Martin Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, noticed several of her students had trouble focusing during her lessons. So as a way of helping them channel their energy, she put the bike pedals in place so they wouldn't lose concentration. Ms Lambeth, 28, who has been a teacher for seven years, said: 'There's an initiative in our county where you can apply for a "Four C" grant - for collaboration, community, creative and critical thinking.
'I'd read an article a while ago about an elementary school that had used these desks, so I applied for a grant to see if I could get them too.
The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real name, 82% list their date of birth and 71% show their city or town of residence on their social profiles, according to Pew Research Center. While oversharing has become a problem, consumers could stop it by being careful what they post on social media.
Here are three kinds of information to never share on social media.
1. Driver’s License Details
Some users may be tempted to post their first driver’s license on social media to boast about their accomplishment or laugh at a silly photo. However, a valid ID card, such as a driver’s license, will contain your date of birth, picture and other personal identifiable information that thieves could copy. Avoid sharing personal information that may lead to identity theft, including your date of birth and Social Security number.
Veronica Panarello throttled her son Loris Stival with electrical cables and abandoned his body in a remote gully in Santa Croce, Sicily. Panarello had tried to pretend her son had been abducted, telling police she had taken him to school and that he had disappeared by the time she came to collect him in the afternoon. Police began to suspect the boy’s mother, judge Andrea Reale was told, when CCTV footage at the school did not back up her story. She was found guilty of the boy’s murder and of concealing a body.
Veronica claims that murdering her son wasn’t all her idea. She blames the grandpa whose knob she was slobbin’. Let her tell it, Andrea Stival conspired to kill the boy after he stumbled upon them having sex one time. Stival is denying everything and plans to sue Veronica for slander.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
|Indonesian President Joko Widodo|
Indonesia could "wipe out" pedophilia with its new policy of chemical castration, President Joko Widodo has told the BBC. He said Indonesia respected human rights but there would be "no compromise" when it came to punishing such sexual crimes. Indonesia passed controversial laws earlier this month authorising chemical castration for pedophiles. The laws were however subject to fierce debate in parliament. The Indonesian Doctors Association says its members should not be involved as the procedure would violate medical ethics.
Chemical castration is the use of drugs to reduce sex drive and libido, without sterilisation or removing organs. President Widodo said "our constitution respects human rights, but when it comes to sexual crimes there is no compromise".
"We are strong and we will be very firm. We will hand out the maximum penalty for sexual crimes."
He added: "In my opinion… chemical castration, if we enforce it consistently, will reduce sex crimes and wipe them out over time."
A suspected armed robber who was caught in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria was stripped, beaten and tied to a stick before he was handed over to the police.
A Saudi Arabian prince has been executed for shooting dead a man during a brawl three years ago in the capital Riyadh, the interior ministry has said. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death in the capital. No details were given as to how he was executed - most condemned people are beheaded.
The prince is the 134th person to be put to death this year, according to a list compiled by the AFP news agency. But it is rare for royal family members to be executed. The prince had pleaded guilty to shooting his compatriot, the interior ministry statement said.
Announcing the execution, the ministry said it would assure everyone the government was "keen to preserve security and achieve justice". The victim's family refused offers of "blood money" by which they would receive financial compensation in return for not demanding the death sentence.