Incidence & Issues

Greek ambassador to Brazil killed by wife’s lover, police say

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Police contend Greece’s ambassador to Brazil was killed by his wife’s lover — a military police officer — and the widow is being questioned in the crime, Brazil’s state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported Saturday. Chief Evaristo Pontes, a police investigator in the Baixada Fluminense region, said Friday that Sergio Gomes Moreira Filho claimed he killed ...

Sri Lanka protest over Chinese investment turns ugly

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Several people have been injured in southern Sri Lanka during a protest against allowing China to build a port and industrial zone. The plan envisages the eviction of thousands of villagers around Hambantota port, 240km (150 miles) south-east of the capital Colombo. Police used tear gas as the protest delayed a ceremony being attended by Prime ...

Fort Lauderdale ‘chosen by suspect’ for airport attack

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The suspect in Florida’s deadly airport shooting travelled to Fort Lauderdale specifically to carry out the attack, authorities say. George Piro, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, said that Esteban Santiago, 26, had been questioned at length overnight. Five people died in the attack and eight were wounded. Authorities say Mr Santiago, an Iraq ...

Thailand floods: 12 dead as record rainfall persists

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least 12 people have died and many villages been submerged after heavy rains caused severe flooding in southern Thailand. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected with water levels reaching “roof-high” in some areas, Thailand’s interior ministry said. Transport services, including flights, have been disrupted and rescue efforts are under way to reach those ...

Myanmar’s government: it will investigate the police abuse of its Rohingya minority caught

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The video, shot by a police officer, shows officers in a village in Rakhine state repeatedly hitting and kicking unarmed and unresisting boys and men as they join what appear to be their fellow villagers, who are lined up and sitting on the ground.The officers continue to kick and taunt two of the men after they are seated.The video was posted December 31. The video and ...

Police arrested a drunk Sunwing pilot as he prepared to take a planeload of people

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The most recent incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday morning, when passengers and crew on a Sunwing flight bound for Cancun noticed the pilot behaving oddly as he boarded. PIXABAY Chinese Police Escort Drunk Drivers Directly to the Morgue When he was then found passed out in the cockpit, he was arrested and charged with having care and control of an aircraft ...

Turkey nightclub attack claims victims from 14 countries

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Lubna Ghasnawi was among the glamorous crowds of young partygoers gathered inside Istanbul’s Reina nightclub to ring in 2017 in the early hours of Sunday when a gunman opened fire, killing her and at least 38 other people. The 34-year-old entrepreneur was one of seven victims from Saudi Arabia who had traveled to Istanbul to attend ...

WHO IS SAFE IN AMERICA? ‘Stray’ bullet hits Texas legislator in the head at New Year’s celebration

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A Texas lawmaker is lucky to be alive after an apparently stray bullet hit his head during a New Year’s celebration early Sunday, authorities said. State Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez, D-Weslaco, said his wife had just given him a kiss shortly after ringing in the new year with family and friends, and the next thing he ...

762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city.

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Murder in Chicago,USA. There was more than a 50% increase in murders in just one year. Chicago hit 500 homicides before the end of the summer in 2016. In 2015, the city had less than 500 homicides total. Five police districts on the south and west sides of the city accounted for nearly two-thirds of the ...

India mine collapse: Bodies of 13 recovered in Jharkhand

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The bodies of 13 people have been recovered from a coal mine which collapsed on Thursday in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Dozens remain missing and their distraught families are waiting anxiously as rescue efforts continue. Two men were rescued alive but there were at least 60 working in the Lalmatia open cast mine in ...

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