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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 ...

How are Australia’s Syrian refugees coping?

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Australia has resettled about half of the 12,000 refugees it agreed to take in over the past 13 months from the conflict in Syria, but how are they adapting to life in their new country? It is a year since Iymen Baerli, a refugee from Syria, arrived in Sydney with his wife and three young children. ...

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 ...

South Korea scandal: Daughter of Choi Soon-sil arrested

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The daughter of the woman at the centre of a presidential scandal in South Korea has been arrested in Denmark, say South Korean police. Chung Yoo-ra, 20, is accused of staying in Denmark illegally, they said. They have requested her extradition. Her mother is accused of using her friendship with President Park Geun-hye for personal gain. ...

Equatorial Guinea’s VP Obiang on trial in France

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Equatorial Guinea’s flamboyant vice-president has gone trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case. Teodorin Obiang Nguema is accused of buying a mansion and sports cars in France with a fortune amassed from oil-rich Equatorial Guinea’s public funds. A lawyer for Mr Obiang, the president’s son, denies ...

Egypt official accused of corruption ‘kills himself’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A top Egyptian government official has killed himself in jail after being arrested in connection with a corruption investigation, reports say. Wael Shalaby was a former secretary general of Egypt’s administrative courts system. He resigned on Saturday, a day before his arrest. The public prosecutor said his arrest was part of an inquiry into accusations of ...

Suicide bomber detonates explosive-laden car killing at least 32 in Iraq

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Asuicide car bomb blast killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 60 on Monday in Baghdad’s Shiite majority neighbourhood of Sadr City. Police officials said the bomber struck on a square where daily labourers were waiting for jobs, causing one of the highest casualty tolls in the capital in months. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car on a square ...

Syrian forces push ceasefire to breaking point with attack on rebels near Damascus

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Syrian army launched a fresh offensive against a rebel-held area near the capital yesterday, testing a warning issued by the opposition that they would end the ceasefire if it continued its assault. After a brief period of quiet on Sunday, barrel bombs hit villages in the rebel enclave of Wadi Barada while heavy fighting on ...

Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year’s Eve but government insists it ‘went particularly well’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars over New Year’s Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual “tradition” and amid a row over whether the government had sought to play down the figures. According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either “totally destroyed” or ...

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