Incidence & Issues

Man dead after shooting at Cloyton in Sydeny’s west

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A father of two was gunned down while taking out the trash at Cloyton in Sydney’s west, police are investigating unsure of whether the attack was targeted or not. Adrian Buxton, as named by the police, was shot dead outside his home while his two young children and wife were ...

Pakistan girl’s brutal death: ‘It is not honor killing, it’s just plain murder’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Her name was Ambreen. She was just 15. Her alleged crime: Helping a neighbor and her boyfriend elope. For that, she was dragged from her home, injected with sedatives, strangled, tied up in a van and then burned, Pakistani officials said. More than a dozen people have been arrested in the brutal and barbaric killing, including ...

Lone woman defies neo-Nazi march: ‘I was angry’

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Activist Maria-Teresa “Tess” Asplund, 42, stood alone in confronting several hundred neo-Nazi marchers in Sweden, her fist firmly raised in protest. Asplund’s defiant act only lasted for a couple of seconds — just enough for Swedish photographer David Lagerlöf to capture the image. But Lagerlöf’s photo, which he posted to Twitter, has rocketed around the Internet ...

Young Somali woman sets herself alight in Australian detention

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG A 21-year-old Somali asylum seeker has set herself on fire at an Australian offshore processing center on the pacific island of Nauru, less than a week after refugee advocates say she was forcibly sent back there. The woman, named by refugee advocates as Hodan Yasin, is currently in a critical condition, according to Australian Immigration Minister ...

HERE WE ARE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CHEMICAL BLAST IN CHINA

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG A terrifying explosion in a chemical warehouse has gone up in flame in the city of Cheng Jang in eastern China. A fire erupted around 9:00 am local time. As you see, dark cloud of smoke and fire in the air still burning from storage tanks. As usual, the local Chinese authorities has declined to report ...

NSW Police want Sydney siege inquest hearing closed to public

Edited by Nelly T. In an effort to protect their tactics and methodology from scrutiny, NSW police have backed down on an attempt to have all their evidence heard in private at the Sydney siege inquest. However after discussing with legal teams representing the victims’ families and the media, they have conceded to only part of it being heard privately. ...

Firefighter shot dead, another injured while responding to call in Maryland

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG What kind of a man that shots and kills a fire-fighter, a doctor, a teacher,or a paramedic who responses in order to safe someone’s life? But what is going on with gun violence in America is beyond our comprehension at this juncture. A fire-fighter was shot dead and a second one seriously injured while responding to a ...

Japan earthquakes: Dozens killed; ‘race against the clock’ to find survivors

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Heavy rains were expected through Sunday after Japan’s Kyushu region was struck by twin earthquakes, hampering the search for survivors and forcing nervous residents into crowded evacuation centres. At least 32 people have died in the latest Kyushu earthquake, according to Kumamoto Prefecture’s disaster management office. The magnitude-7.0 quake hit early Saturday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

DV Victims given Access to Partners Criminal History in NSW

Edited by Nelly T. In an Australian first, access to a partner’s criminal history is now available to those concerned they are at risk of domestic violence. People concerned for their safety have now been given the opportunity to walk into a police station and request information about their partner’s convictions and breaches of domestic violence orders, from today onwards. ...

Will Smith, former Saints player, is shot; man charged with murder

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG This is Cardell Hayes ,the man who shot and killed a former Football player Will Smith on Sunday morning. WHEN WILL GUN VIOLENCE STOP IN AMERICA? Will Smith and his wife, Racquel, were “having a blast” at a city festival mere hours before they were both shot, leaving the former New Orleans Saints defensive end dead ...

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