Friday, 18 August 2017

Mass graves being dug for victims of devastating mudslide in Freetown, 600 still missing


Photos taken Thursday shows me digging graves at Waterloo for the remaining victims of the devastating flooding and mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hundreds have already been buried on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over 400 people have been confirmed dead after a mudslide in Regent, near Freetown, Sierra Leone. The incident happened when a hillside in the Regent collapsed on Monday morning, following a night of heavy rain, sending mud sliding down and covering houses where people were sleeping.

Young man punched to death in Starbucks for throwing cigarette at woman


A man was punched to death after he criticized a woman for throwing a cigarette on the ground, according to police in Canada. Burnaby police said that 22-year-old Michael Page-Vincelli, died as a result of trauma to his head. Police said that they are investigating the circumstances that led to Page-Vincelli's death, but so far, no arrests have been made despite multiple witnesses at the scene.
According to witnesses at the scene, Page-Vincelli was outside the Starbucks located in the 6500 block of Hastings Street, when he saw a woman throwing out a lit cigarette from her car, Page-Vincelli protested her littering and picked up the cigarette. He then threw it back at her. Page-Vincelli then went into Starbucks. Meanwhile, the woman went into a nearby bank and came out with a man.
They went into the Starbucks, and confronted Page-Vincelli. Page-Vincelli was punched in the face. He fell and hit his head on the counter. Page-Vincelli was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died as a result of trauma to his head.

ISIL claims responsibility for van attack in Barcelona that killed 13 people


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a deadly van-ramming attack in one of Barcelona's busiest tourist areas. At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured after a suspect ploughed a white van into a crowd at around 5pm local time (15:00 GMT) on Thursday in the bustling Las Ramblas area, a 1.2-kilometre stretch of shops and restaurants usually heaving with tourists. Spanish police said the suspected driver was still on the run and that they had arrested two other people in connection with the attack. Police cordons had been set up around the city.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Man deliberately drives into pizza restaurant near Paris, kills 13-year old, injures 12


A thirteen-year-old girl was killed and twelve others seriously injured after a man 'deliberately drove his car' into a pizza restaurant near Paris. The horrific incident took place in the town of Sept-Sorts, which is around 40 miles east of the French capital. French officials have said the driver 'clearly acted with intention but we have no reasons so far to suspect a terrorist motive'.
The younger brother of the girl who died is among four people who received serious injuries - a further eight sustained minor injuries. The male driver is thought to have 'pulled up close to the restaurant' in a dark-coloured BMW car, and then 'deliberately targeted it'. Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that the man was born in 1985 and is believed to have tried to kill himself last week.
A police official said the man is in custody and was psychologically unstable but had no police record.

Van crashes into dozens of people in Barcelona


A white van has ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona's busy tourist area, police said, adding that several people have been injured. The incident took place in the early evening on Thursday at the city's iconic Las Ramblas area, which is full of shops and restaurants. Police have classified the van incident as a "terrorist attack".
El Pais newspaper said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot after mowing down dozens of people. Video posted to social media showed emergency services at the scene. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was in contact with authorities. Metro and train stations have been asked to closed, according to reports. People have been warned against travelling to Placa Catalunya.
While full details of the incident were not immediately clear, since July 2016 vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in a series of attacks across Europe, killing more than 100 people in Nice, Berlin, London and Stockholm.

Capitan the German shepherd has stood by its owner's grave for 10 years after refusing to leave his side in Argentina


A loyal dog has kept vigil at his dead owner's graveside for more than 10 years after the man passed away in Argentina. Capitan the German shepherd has spent virtually every day sitting beside the grave of his late master Miguel Guzmán since he died in 2006. And it seems the 15-year-old dog intends to remain faithful to his last, as he continues his ritual despite being almost totally blind and barely able to walk. Cemetery workers, who feed and care for Capitan, told Oddity Central that it seems 'as if he is waiting for the day when they will finally be reunited.'

Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in Northeast Nigeria


A woman blew herself up and killed 27 other people at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants, two local officials said. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many more people, an emergency services official said.
In all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, the epicenter of the long conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
Nigeria's military last year wrested back large areas from the Islamist insurgents. But the militants have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday's bombings and weakening the army's control.  The group, which has waged an eight-year war to create an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria, provoked international outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls, known as the Chibok Girls, in April 2014.

Blogger ordered to pay high-ranking soldier $8.4 million for falsely accusing him of rape

Susan Shannon and David Riggins

A man who spent many years in the United States military, was forced to spend his retirement defending his reputation. A jury in Virginia, has now awarded the retired Army colonel $8.4 million in a smear case against a blogger who falsely accused him of raping her. Blogger Susan Shannon, 52, claimed that she was raped by Army Colonel David "Wil" Riggins more than 30 years ago, while they were both cadets at West Point, New York.

Mother shocks her child with Taser and forces him to eat dog feces


A mother was placed behind bars after allegedly torturing one of her four children, according to police in Florida. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 33-year-old Dannie Lee Bullock and 31-year-old Amber Nicole Waldrop, after their child was shocked with a stun gun and forced to eat dog feces. Both suspects have been charged with aggravated child abuse and possession of drugs. They were booked into jail, and bail has been set at $47,500 each.
According to the police investigation, Bullock and Waldrop lived with four children at their home. Last year, the couple began abusing one of their four children. The two were accused of using a stun gun to shock the child. They also forced the child to eat dog feces. The couple's other three children witnessed the abuse. When police raided the couple's home, they found liquid meth in a bedroom.

Barcelona dealt another blow as Luis Suarez will be out for 4 weeks after knee injury


Barcelona will have to cope without Luis Suarez for four weeks after he suffered a knee injury on Wednesday against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.  The team confirmed the diagnosis for the striker, who is set to miss the team's La Liga opener against Real Betis.
Indeed, of the Blaugrana's attacking players, he arguably brings the most work rate and tenacity, which helps to drag the team through some of their difficult games. Of course, in Lionel Messi, they still have more than enough firepower to score against anyone, but when Suarez is in the team, they are even greater than the sum of their considerable parts.

Lebanon repeals its ‘marry-your-rapist’ law


Lebanon on Wednesday repealed a law that allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers, the latest in a string of countries in the region to reverse such provisions under pressure from Arab women’s groups. A handful of countries — including several in the Arab world as well as the Philippines, a majority Catholic country — have allowed men accused or convicted of rape to be exonerated if they marry their victims. Women’s groups have agitated for years for the laws to be repealed, saying they further victimize survivors. And one by one, the laws are falling.
Women’s rights advocates say that the law’s repeal in a vote by Lebanon’s 128-member Parliament is only the beginning of changing attitudes in patriarchal societies, where a family’s honor is linked to a woman’s chastity.

Real Madrid win Spanish SuperCup


Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.
Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent off in the first leg, but his replacement Marco Asensio enhanced his reputation as one of world football’s rising stars as he smashed Madrid into the lead after just four minutes. Karim Benzema then deservedly doubled Real’s lead before half-time.
Barca responded with a more spirited second-half showing and were unfortunate not to at least pull a goal back as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez hit the woodwork.
Victory continues Madrid’s run of success under Zinedine Zidane with the European champions now having lifted seven trophies in the 20 months since the Frenchman took charge.

Illegal immigrant claims he accidentally raped 7-year-old girl while playing with her


A man who was accused of sexually assaulting and raping a young girl, claimed it was done by accident while playing with her.  32-year-old Victor Francisco Michel-Lara, who was reportedly deported to Mexico from the United States on two occasions, was arrested again. his time, he was accused of sexually assaulting and raping a 7-year-old girl.  The girl of Cedar City, Utah, told authorities that she was raped "thousands of times" by Michel-Lara in the past 6 months.

Female fire-breather from Ireland suffers horrific burns while showing off skills to friends in United States


A woman who is known for fire-breathing while dancing on a pole or standing on her partner, suffered horrific burns while showing off her skills to her friends. 38-year-old Jo Robinson traveled to the United States from Ballyclare, Ireland, to judge a pole dancing competition. The mother of three children was in Chicago, Illinois, where the competition took place. After the competition, Robinson's friends asked her to teach them how to fire breathe.
Robinson agreed, but her impromptu performance backfired. Robinson said that she took a mouthful of camping oil instead paraffin, which ignited on her body. The entertainer suffered severe burns to her face, chest, hands, lungs and throat. So far, she racked up medical bills for about £18,500. Robinson had travel insurance for the trip, but fire-breathing is not covered.

Fifteen teens and children 'treated for rabies after gang raping an infected donkey'

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Fifteen children and teenagers from a small rural town in Morocco have been treated for rabies after reportedly gang raping an infected donkey. The youngsters - aged seven to 15 - were rushed to hospital after discovering the animal had the disease, according to local reports. The youths, from a small tribal group, spent a week at the Mechraa Belksiri Hospital, while the donkey was killed to prevent further people being infected, reports Al-Akhbar newspaper. The families of the fifteen young people are said to have reacted in "distress and horror" after being mocked throughout the small town in the north-western region of Gharb-Chrarda-Béni Hssen.

Me and my scar: It took me 45 years to love my body


Sylvia Mac has spent most of her life trying to conceal the extensive scars which cover her body - the legacy of a childhood accident. Here she explains why, at the age of 48, she decided it was time to stop hiding and come out into the open. There's not actually any part of my body apart from my face that is normal. My burns start from the top of my neck all the way down to the top of my bottom, and then around the front of my stomach and down my left leg. And then on the rest of my body I've got lots of little pinprick holes all down my arms and my legs from where they took skin. I was very badly burned when I was three years old, suffering third- and fourth-degree burns.
My mum was boiling water in saucepans for our bath. She would pour the water into bowls and she put the bowls on the bathroom floor.  We were just playing around, me and my siblings, and I ran into the bathroom and shut the door. We were told not to go in there. I went in there and my sister pushed the door, and that's when I fell backwards into the bowl of boiling water, causing very bad burns.  There was pandemonium in the house, screaming… I went into shock and was having fits. Then the ambulance arrived.  They gathered my family together and told them that I wasn't going to make it through the night. They baptised me and I had my last rites.

Hindu and Jewish woman make history by tying the knot in Britain’s interfaith lesbian wedding


A Hindu and a Jewish woman have made history by tying the knot in what is believed to be Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding. Kalavati Mistry, of Leicester, and Miriam Jefferson, Texas, married on Saturday, 20 years after falling for each other on a training course. During the emotional Hindu ceremony, the brides both wore traditional red and white bridal colours, fresh garlands, and 'mangala sutra' necklaces.
Kalavati, 48, had kept her sexuality secret most of her life and only came out to her strictly religious parents a few years ago. And after getting her family's blessing the couple then struggled to find a Hindu priest to conduct the ceremony. The pair were finally able to tie the knot at the Chutney Ivy restaurant in Leicester city centre at the weekend in front of proud friends and family. The newly-weds, who both work for an interfaith organisation, have now flown off to Miriam's hometown of Texas to spend the rest of their lives together.
Kalavati said: 'I met Miriam when I was approximately 26 years old.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Boateng quits Las Palmas for ‘personal reasons’


Kevin-Prince Boateng had his contract with La Liga side Las Palmas terminated by mutual agreement on Wednesday with the club citing “irreversible personal reasons” as the cause for his shock departure
“Las Palmas and Prince Boateng have reached an agreement to rescind the contract that tied him to the club for the next three seasons,” Las Palmas said in a statement. “Irreversible personal reasons provoked his unexpected departure.” Boateng, 30, scored 10 goals in 28 games in an impressive solo season in Spain. According to widespread media reports, he is set to return to Germany, where he was born and began his career with Hertha Berlin, to join Eintracht Frankfurt.

Jailed killer Shaun Walmsley lost 25 Kg to fool medics he was ill so he could be sprung from custody during hospital appointment


A convicted murderer who escaped prison after armed thugs forced guards to release him during a hospital visit had lost four stone (about 25 Kg) to fool medics into thinking he was seriously ill. Shaun Walmsley, 28, deliberately lost the weight so he would be taken to hospital and planned his escape for three months, police revealed. He was serving a 30-year jail term for murder when he was sprung by men wielding a gun and a knife at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool in February.
Merseyside Police have also revealed they believe he began plotting his escape after an appeal against his sentence length was rejected in 2016.  A gold-coloured Volvo, which was used for the escape, was later found abandoned in the Fazakerley area of the city. Walmsley was serving life with a minimum term of 30 years for the murder of Anthony Duffy, 33, in May 2014.

Stuntwoman Joi ‘SJ’ Harris killed on set of Deadpool 2


The stuntwoman who died on the set of Deadpool 2 in a motorbike scene that went wrong has been named as Joi 'SJ' Harris. Harris, who was believed to be the stunt double for actress Zazie Beetz who plays Domino in the film, was a professional road racer born in Brooklyn, New York. According to her website, she was the first licensed black woman "in U.S. history to actively compete in AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) sanctioned motorcycle road racing events.”
According to TMZ, Deadpool 2 is believed to be her first film as a stunt driver.
More pictures of the incident after the cut

Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again


He once said he would rather take his own life than reprise his role as 007. But Daniel Craig may now be regretting his words, as he has confirmed he will, for one final time, play James Bond. Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on US TV on Tuesday night, the actor finally put an end to the long-running saga of will he/won’t he play the character for a fifth time.
“I have been quite cagey about it. I have been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me and I think I’ve been rather coy. But kind of felt like if I was going to speak the truth I should speak truth to you.”
Asked by Colbert directly whether he could deliver some “good news” about returning as Bond, Craig finally replied: “Yes.”

Philippine police kills 32 in drugs war's bloodiest day


Philippine police killed 32 people in dozens of anti-drug operations in a province north of the capital, Manila, in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs. About 109 petty criminals, including street-level drug peddlers were arrested and dozens of guns seized in police operations across Bulacan province from Monday night until Tuesday afternoon, said provincial police chief, Romeo Caramat.
"We have conducted 'one-time, big-time' operations in the past, so far, the number of casualties and deaths, this is the highest," Caramat told a news conference.
He defended police action and said the deaths were during shootouts, and were not executions, as activists have often alleged.

Zambia opposition leader goes free after state drops treason charges


Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was freed from prison on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges of plotting to overthrow the government, but a judge warned him he could be arrested again at any time.
Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after his convoy failed to make way for President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. His release could help defuse tensions in the southern African country, where Lungu imposed a state of emergency in July.
High Court judge Charles Chanda told Hichilema and his co-accused that the prosecutor had terminated the proceedings but their discharge was conditional.
"This is not an acquittal as you can be arrested any time over the same offence. For now you are free to go home," he said.

Barack Obama tweet sets record with over 2.8 million 'Likes'


A tweet from former US President Barack Obama has just made Twitter history. With over 2.8 million 'likes,' Mr Obama's tweet is the most 'liked' tweet on the microblogging platform. The tweet is the first in a series of three quoting the late South African leader Nelson Mandela. Mr Obama's tweets from August 13 were in response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that turned violent and resulted in the death of a protester.

12 die as tree falls at Portugal religious festival


At least 12 people were crushed to death when a 200-year-old oak tree fell at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The public RTP television channel said at least 35 people were injured when the tree toppled into a crowd near a church on the island's southern coast. The Church of Our Lady of Monte, in a suburb of the capital Funchal, is the site of an annual religious gathering attended by large crowds of worshippers who flock there from across Madeira in honour of Mary, the island's patron saint.

Manchester bombing victims' families each getting $324k from Ariana Grande's concert


The "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" will distribute $324k to each of the families of the 22 people killed in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's concert. Approximately $24.5 million was raised following the horrific attack on May 22 at the Manchester Arena where Ariana had just finished her concert seconds before a nail bomb exploded in the rotunda. The victims were as young as 8 and at least 59 people were injured.
Sue Murphy, the chair of the trustees of the fund, said "the payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack."
Part of the funds - some of which came from Ariana's One Love benefit concert - went to those who were hospitalized as a result of the attack. Murphy said they'll look into how to distribute the remaining funds.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Checkout 7 things Mac users can do that Windows users can’t


1 – Back-up your files and data
Apple introduced its hassle-free Time Machine back-up solution alongside OS X Leopard back in October 2007. And nine years on, nothing on Windows comes close. The effortless in-built app launches the first time you plug an external drive into your MacBook or iMac and checks whether you want to create a back-up. Time Machine saves hourly back-ups for the last 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly back-ups for everything else.
These back-ups can be used to restore your computer to a specific date after a fresh operating system installation, or import all of your documents, music, files, saved settings and in-app preferences to a new computer.
But it’s not simply a case of all-or-nothing.
You can also delve into your back-ups via the stunning user interface, and shuffle through saved snapshots to retrieve a single file from a folder you deleted months ago. Once you’ve located the file in your back-up, you just drag-and-drop to a chosen folder on your current machine.

Russia's first top golfer arrested for 'beheading his mother after row with his wife


Russia's first top golfer has been arrested on charges over allegedly murdering and beheading his mother with a kitchen knife after a row with his wife. Artem Nesterov decapitated mum Lyudmila, 66, then fled by car, crashing three times into fences, police have alleged. He called his wife, his sister Lydia, 30, and the police to report the gruesome killing, said law enforcement sources. The 37-year-old golfer was detained the day after he allegedly murdered his mum, according to police.

New York teen chokes his mother’s ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her


A New York teenager who came to his mother's defence after spotting her ex-boyfriend beating her inside their Bronx apartment, has been charged with manslaughter for choking him to death, police said. The 43-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up at the University Avenue apartment around 4:30 a.m on Monday to talk to the mother, police said. The two argued in the hallway. He followed her into the apartment and then allegedly began beating the 37-year-old woman, police said. Her 18-year-old son, Luis Moux heard what was happening and then rushed out of his bedroom.

Police arrest man who molested his adopted sister on a train


An 18-year-old has been arrested for molesting his adopted sister while on a train in China.
Nanjing police detained the teenager on Monday after he was photographed molesting a girl in public, angering millions of Chinese on the internet. Pictures of the man with his hands inside the girl’s dress and on her breast in a crowded waiting room at Nanjing South Railway Station were uploaded online, getting many enraged. According to the woman who took the pictures, surnamed Chen, the man’s parents were sitting next to him, and other relatives were also nearby.

Woman arrived at airport with cocaine hidden in high heel shoes

 

A woman did a lousy job smuggling drugs after agents noticed cocaine hidden inside her high heel shoes, according to border agents in Australia. The Australian Federal Police said that this Cinderella shouldn’t expect a handsome prince anytime soon.
"The Australian Fashion Police, er we mean Federal Police," has arrested the 49-year-old woman from the United States, a spokesperson for the border patrol said on Facebook. Australian Border Force officers allegedly detected the woman with 2 kilos of what is believed to be cocaine hidden inside her high-heeled shoes on Friday afternoon.

North Korea recalls ambassadors to China, Russia and the UN to the country


North Korea has recalled several of its key ambassadors back to the country for a joint meeting in the capital. The meeting reportedly includes Ambassador Ji Jae-ryong, Ambassador Ja Song-nam and Ambassador Kim Hyong-jun, North Korea's top envoys to China, the United Nations and Russia respectively.
A government official told Yonhap News Agency that:
'North Korea seems to be hosting what appears to be a meeting of foreign diplomatic missions' chiefs after calling its ambassadors to major countries back to Pyongyang'.

Hundreds feared dead in mudslide near Freetown


Hundreds of people are feared dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, officials and witnesses say. Victor Foh, vice president of the West African country, has said many people are still buried underneath the debris.
"It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble," Foh told Reuters news agency at the scene of Monday's mudslide in the mountain town of Regent.
He said a number of illegal buildings had been erected in the area hit by the mudslide.
"The disaster is so serious that I myself feel broken," he said. "We're trying to cordon [off] the area [and] evacuate the people."
"I counted over 300 bodies and more are coming," Mohamed Sinneh, a morgue technician at Freetown's Connaught Hospital, told AFP news agency, having earlier described an "overwhelming number of dead" at the facility leaving no space to lay out every body. Sierra Leone's national broadcaster announced late on Monday that the death toll had risen above 300.

Woman spots bullet in her kangaroo meat moments before eating it


A husband and wife in Australia, were surprised to find a bullet in their kangaroo meat moments before eating it, according to a post on Facebook. Woolworths announced that they have launched an investigation after 39-year-old Kath Milroy Pattingale of Brisbane, claimed that she found the bullet in her grilled meat. Pattingale uploaded a photo of the bullet in the kangaroo meat on the Facebook page of Woolworths, where it went viral. The couple had been on a long road trip, and on their final day, the two decided to celebrate with grilled kangaroo meat.
They bought a kangaroo fillet at Woolworths, and Pattingale's husband grilled the meat. When the meat was ready, Pattingale's husband put it on a chopping board and cut slices. Pattingale then spotted the bullet moments before they ate it. The couple put the meat in the refrigerator, and will hand it over to Woolworths representatives.

Pocket-sized pets!


This is the adorable moment five cute chameleons reach out and touch each other on their owners fingertips. The one-month-old tiny animals cling onto the fingertips as they move up and down in captivating scenes. Scenes from the clip posted by RM videos shows the brightly coloured turquoise-blue creatures crawl up and down curiously as they try and stay balanced
Chameleons are able to climb, change colour and hunt almost from the moment they are born, since most will not have a parent to teach them how. They also mature quickly, become fully-formed adults within a year of coming out of their shell, according to the San Diego Zoo. 

Family arrives home to walls splattered with blood after their German Shepherd attacked an intruder while they were out


A Virginia family came home to find their floors and walls splattered with blood after their German Shepherd attacked an intruder while they were out. At first Tristan Murrin and his mother didn't notice anything out of the ordinary when they walked into their Richmond home on Thursday night.  But when Murrin saw his beloved dog Oden waiting to greet them at the front door, he knew something was wrong. That's when he saw the drops of blood on the first floor. And when they looked upstairs, they found a scene straight out of a horror film.
'We looked upstairs and you could see trails of blood coming from upstairs, going all the way down,' he told WRIC.

Video: Tom Cruise injured while performing a stunt on set of "Mission Impossible 6"


55-year-old actor, Tom Cruise known for performing his own stunts in movies appeared to injure himself while filming a scene for Mission: Impossible 6 in London today. The video going viral on social media shows where he jumps between two buildings as he's attached to a harness while making the leap. However, he landed short and crashed hard into the side of the building. The video shows him getting back to his feet but he limps off before collapsing next to crew members.
 So far, an official statement on the extent of his injury has not been released.
Watch the video after the cut

4 arrested for leaking Game Of Thrones latest episode


4 people residing in India has been arrested for leaking an episode from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday. After receiving a complaint for a company “we investigated the case and have arrested four individuals for unauthorised publication of the fourth episode from season seven,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Akbar Pathan told AFP. Pathan said the four were accused of criminal breach of trust and computer-related offences — would be detained until August 21 amid an investigation.

Student found alive after going missing in the Alabama wilderness for a month, surviving on only berries and wild mushrooms


A woman who went missing in the Albama wilderness has been found alive after a month. Lisa Theris, 25, said she survived by eating berries and wild mushrooms while she was lost amid thousands of acres of dense forest in Midland, Alabama without shoes or shelter. By the time she was found, Theris had lost 50 pounds and was covered in scratches and bug bites. She did not have a phone or purse on her.  Theris was finally reunited with her family after she made it to the wood line on Highway 82 and was spotted by a driver around 2pm on Saturday.
A woman saw 'something moving in the bushes' as she was driving along the highway, and turned around, Sheriff Raymond Rodgers told WFSA.
'She called us and told us she had located the missing person. Finally the young lady has been found and she's alive.'

Housemaid mixes menstrual blood and urine into family's food because she was refused a pay raise


A housemaid in Zimbabwe, allegedly admitted to tainting her employer's food with blood and urine because she was refused a pay hike. Netsai Chigairo of Chitungwiza, is a member of the New Revelation Ministries at Unit L Community Hall. On Saturday, Chigairo confessed to her crime and promised not to repeat it. A year ago, Chigairo was hired by a wealthy family to be the housemaid. She was paid to keep the house clean and cook food for the family. 6 months ago, Chigairo asked for a pay raise. Her employer refused the request. Chigairo told the church members that since asking for a raise, her employer has stopped paying her wages. After missing two payments, Chigairo decided to get revenge.
She mixed her menstrual blood into the food of the family. She also tainted her employer's food with blood from a cat and her urine.
Chigairo promised her pastor that she will stoop tinting the family's food.

'Mutant pig' with 2 bodies and 8 legs dies minutes after it is born on a Chinese farm


A 'mutant piglet' with two bodies and eight legs died minutes after being born on a farm in China. Farmer Gao Baiqi, who owns the sow, said he had 'never ever seen anything like it' and was shocked by the piglet, which appeared to have a parasitic twin. Mr Baiqi, who lives in Fe County in Linyi City in China's eastern Shandong Province, said he found the conjoined twins together with the rest of the sow's litter after they were born. The farmer had planned to hand-rear the animal, born with underdeveloped skin, which kicked and struggled before it suddenly stopped breathing.

Monday, 14 August 2017

'Fit but fat' is a myth: doctors warn


Being 'fat but fit' is a myth, doctors have warned. People who are overweight are at increased risk of having a heart attack, no matter how healthy they are. A major study of more than half a million people across Europe found those who were overweight or obese had up to a 28 per cent higher risk of developing coronary heart disease – where arteries in the heart become clogged leading to heart attacks or heart failure. Overweight people were at higher risk even if they had healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Neymar scores, picks up assist in PSG debut


PSG cruised to a 3-0 victory over Guingamp on a night that, in a weird way, seemed like one of the biggest occasions in Ligue 1 in a long time. Camera phones followed Neymar everywhere. BeIN Sport’s coverage even featured a “Neymar iso-cam” that was perhaps a little over the top. But the soccer world wanted to watch the most expensive player ever. And it watched as he, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria formed a fearsome South American front line that at times seemed to be running circles around their overmatched opponents.

Indian state suspends hospital chief after 60 children die for lack of oxygen


The head of an Indian hospital where dozens of children have died in recent days has been suspended, as officials traded blame over cash shortfalls that led to supplies of medical oxygen being cut (You can read the story here) . The government of Uttar Pradesh state, run by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), suspended the head of the state-run BRD Medical College, Rajeev Misra, late on Saturday and ordered an investigation.
Indian media have said the deaths of 60 children, 34 infants among them, were caused in part by oxygen shortages after a private supplier cut the supply over unpaid bills. Hospital officials deny lack of oxygen caused the deaths, saying alternative supplies were found, and blamed many of the deaths instead on encephalitis and unspecified issues related to delivery of the infants.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant


Suspected jihadists killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building.
"This is a terrorist attack," Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news conference on Monday.
He said the toll was provisional because the security operation was still underway.
Burkina Faso, like other countries in West Africa, has been targeted sporadically by jihadist groups operating across Africa's Sahel. Most attacks have been along its remote northern border region with Mali, which has seen attacks by Islamist militants for more than a decade.  A Reuters witness saw customers running out of the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in central Ouagadougou as police and paramilitary gendarmerie surrounded it amid gunfire.

Disturbed mum films herself hanging her baby to get husband's attention after she suspected him of having an affair


A disturbed woman who suspected her husband of cheating on her decided to get his attention by hanging their son, filming it and sending the footage to her husband. Nareumon Jampasert, 28, had a rope around the neck of 1-year-old Theeradej Saisupan as she suspended him in the air while making threats which she recorded and sent to the boy's father, Jakrit Saisupan, 32. In the video, the frightened child can be heard screaming in pain as his mother suspended him using the rope. She later threw him onto a bed where he continued to cry. Nareumon then continued filming herself threatening to kill the baby.

46 years after, DNA test leads brothers to reunite with their mother


It was an emotional reunion at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport when Raymond Abreu and his brother, Anthony Wiggs who were separated from each other and their mother when they were infants in Puerto Rico finally met again.  Many months of late-night calls and a DNA test had led to that life-changing moment. Now 64-year-old Elsie Ramirez was finally face-to-face with her sons, Raymond, 47, and Anthony, 46. She hadn't seen them since they were infants.
 Ramirez said she left Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the 1970's shortly after her relationship with her husband broke down. He was in the military and stationed at Ramey Air Force Base. Soon after the couple's relationship soured, social services in Puerto Rico became involved and the brothers and their mother were split up.

Graphic pic: At least 4 people shot, killed in Mexican resort of Acapulco


At least four people have been shot and killed in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, which has become a hotspot in Mexico's rising drug violence. An Associated Press journalist saw the four bodies, including a man who lay on a central avenue in Acapulco in broad daylight Sunday with a pink towel over his face. Pedestrians watched from a footbridge as police secured the scene. The deaths came as Mexico's violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. For the first six months of 2017, authorities nationwide recorded 12,155 homicide investigations, or 31 percent more than the 9,300 during the same period last year.
The once-glamorous resort of Acapulco has struggled with surging violence.

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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for red card, pushing referee


Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches after pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday. Ronaldo's 24 minutes as a substitute at the Camp Nou saw him score a superb goal, pick up a booking for removing his shirt during the celebration, and then quickly receive a second yellow after De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled the Portugal captain had dived to try to win a penalty.
Ronaldo reacted to being sent off by pushing De Burgos Bengoetxea. The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) banned Ronaldo for one match for drawing the red card and the other four for pushing the official.
Ronaldo has also been fined €3,805 for his actions, while Madrid were fined €1,750. Ronaldo is set to miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona as well as Madrid's four opening La Liga games against Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.

Tube fire at Oxford Circus leaves two people in hospital


There were reports of panic on London Underground recently after a series of carriages on the Bakerloo Line filled with smoke. People in carriages could be seen covering their faces as the smoke moved through the Tube train during this morning’s rush hour. Some people on the train heard screeching coming from the wheels of the train soon after it left Charing Cross moments before the smoke started filling the carriages. Two people had to be taken to hospital after the fire broke out causing grey smoke to billow from the train.
Witnesses described seeing people frozen in fear while many others started rushing to escalators to get to ground level. However, others said the panic amounted to people tapping their Oyster cards as they left the station so they weren’t overcharged. It is believed that an electrical fault was to blame for the fire and a ‘comprehensive investigation’ is to take place.