Incidence & Issues

Australian fishermen rescued after sleeping on roof of stranded car ‘for days’ as crocodiles circled

two men stranded in the outback of Australia spent four days on top of their car after finding themselves surrounded by rising waters filled with circling crocodiles. The men were on a fishing trip in the remote Kimberley region in north-west Australia when their four-by-four became stuck in a tidal bog. Police said a close encounter with a crocodile prompted ...

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine failure may have caused the crash. The Navy did not say what kind of aircraft was involved, but Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have said it ...

Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast

KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the city of Zawiya. Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the individuals drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean ...

Truck rams New Orleans crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

KALAHAN DENG One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is ...

Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

KALAHAN DENG Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’ 24 February 2017 Last updated at 22:32 GMT The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian man who was shot and killed inside a pub in Kansas, has called upon the government to answer how they will prevent similar violent crimes. The FBI are investigating whether the attack was a hate ...

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

KALAHAN DENG At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed ...

Analysis: With assassins on the Philippines police payroll, the world must wake up to the horror of Duterte’s war on drugs

KALAHAN DENG The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power last year vowing to rid his country of drugs-related crime. Instead the streets he pledged to clean have run with the blood of over 7000 citizens murdered in an outbreak of vigilante violence. A report released on Tuesday by human rights group Amnesty International appears to confirm what many ...

Hero neighbour catches baby ‘like a football’ after mother forced to drop her from burning building in Australia

KALAHAN DENG Amother in a burning apartment building in Australia was forced to drop her baby from a second-floor balcony to her neighbours, who caught the seven-month-old “like a football”. Kristy Morton and Luke Hayes woke on Tuesday to discover that the apartment below them was on fire and realised their only escape was via the balcony. Fortunately, two residents of neighbouring ...

Paris riots: Violence erupts on fifth night of unrest after young black man ‘beaten and raped by police officers’

KALAHAN DENG Rioters burned dozens of cars and set fire to a nursery school in the poor northern suburbs of Paris in the latest night of unrest sparked by the arrest of a young black man by officers who have since been charged with  beating and raping him. Police arrested 17 people in the disturbances that hit several different areas ...

Brawl in South African parliament interrupts President Jacob Zuma speech

KALAHAN DENG Asession of South Africa’s parliament convened for a keynote address by President Jacob Zuma descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Deputies from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party fired questions at Zuma for more than an hour, forcing the president – whose authority has been tarnished ...

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