Society & Culture
Suspect involved in police chase after armed robbery dead
Palestinian terrorist said behind murder of rabbi killed by IDF in Jenin
Mobile Home Fire Sends Up Black Smoke That’s Seen For Miles
Child in heartbreaking photo dies of aggressive brain cancer
Murder charge filed in shooting death of Birmingham father of 3
Body of missing cave diver recovered by Marion County deputies, officials say
Teen killed in sledding accident at ski resort
'Taiwan independence' activities responsible for speculation on 'non-peaceful reunification': spokesperson
2018-01-18 02:31:04 A Chinese mainland spokesperson has said that rising speculation of "non-peaceful reunification" should be blamed on the increasing "Taiwan independence" separatist activities on the island. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, stressed at a press conference Wednesday that the mainland was willing to use its "greatest efforts and utmost good will" in pursuing peaceful reunification of the Chinese nation   Read More ...
Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund
2018-01-18 02:15:12 BRUSSELS — Belgium has stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international organization. Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Wednesday that “for a lot of Palestinian refugees, the UNRWA is the last life buoy.” De Croo said he was responding to a global fundraising appeal from UNRWA in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States   Read More ...
US funding cuts for UN Palestine refugee agency
2018-01-18 02:14:59 The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body said Wednesday, warning that the rights and dignity of an entire community are at stake. In a statement Wednesday, Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, said that US government announced a contribution of $60 million for the UN agency, down from $350 million total contribution by the country in 2017   Read More ...
Neighbors say man whose body was found in concrete didn't deserve that death
2018-01-18 02:12:33 It's a case rocking a Federal Heights neighborhood: A man's body was found encased in concrete in the crawlspace of his home. Now his daughter has been arrested, accused of killing him. Bill Mussack's body was found in his crawlspace on Jan. 10. Neighbors of the 69-year-old like Leonard Solano are reeling. Solano lived in the same home for 40 years   Read More ...
University of Alabama Student With NJ Ties Says She Was Wrong After Racist Video
2018-01-18 02:12:15 Harley Barber told the New York Post , “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did.” Barber is no longer enrolled at the university after the videos were reported to school administrators. The University of Alabama’s president released this statement following the discovery of the video: In light of the racist and disturbing videos posted by one of our students on social media, I want to express my personal disgust and disappointment   Read More ...
Man killed by croc in Guadalcanal
2018-01-18 02:11:58 Police in the Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Province are asking people living by waterways to take care following a suspected crocodile attack. They said a 20-year-old man was believed to have been attacked on Monday by one of the reptiles at Hove River in the Tangarere area. His body was found at the river the next day by relatives. The province's acting police chief Nixson Manetoga says officers have been sent to the area to get more information and permission from community leaders to hunt and kill any crocodiles in the area   Read More ...
Thousands of migrants packed into Greek island
2018-01-18 02:09:25 Migrants in limbo on Greek island Nov. 30, 2017: Refugees and migrants line up to receive their lunch provided by the Greek authorities, at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Refugee crisis on Greek island Dec. 1., 2017: Tombstones placed on graves of refugees and migrants some of whom drowned at sea during an attempt to cross a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast, are seen on a field provided by the municipality to be used as a cemetery near the village Kato Tritos on the island of Lesbos, Greece   Read More ...
Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash
2018-01-18 02:09:21 ROCHESTER, Minn. – Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision. A passenger in Rahim's car told police Rahim dared Weiss to shoot him after Weiss produced a handgun   Read More ...
Two children taken to hospital after being hit by a car in North Sydney
2018-01-18 02:08:49 Two children are being taken to hospital after being hit by a car in North Sydney on Thursday. Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway near Rocklands Road in North Sydney at 11am after reports of two pedestrians being hit by a car, a NSW Ambulance spokesman said. The six-year-old boy was conscious, breathing and had a graze on his head and the 10-year-old girl was also alert but had reportedly hit her head, the spokesman said   Read More ...
Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayor
2018-01-18 02:08:22 CINCINNATI (AP) — Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken have spoken of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him. The Mass was held Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati for Luken, who died last week at age 92. Luken mentored many young politicians, including former Cincinnati mayor and current TV talk show host Jerry Springer and current Mayor John Cranley   Read More ...
Minnesota man charged with killing teen in clash over crash
2018-01-18 02:08:16 ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy in a confrontation over a traffic accident. Twenty-five-year-old Alexander Weiss of Rochester was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. Weiss is accused of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point-blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the collision. A passenger in Rahim's car told police Rahim dared Weiss to shoot him after Weiss produced a handgun   Read More ...
BSF Jawan Killed In Ceasefire Violation By Pak Troops In Jammu's RS Pura sector
2018-01-18 02:07:58 Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was today killed during a ceasefire violation as Pakistani troops fired and shelled along the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu. The firing and shelling on the Border Outposts and civilian areas in RS Pura sector started at 9PM yesterday, a BSF official said. "BSF troops are giving a befitting reply," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Arun Manhas said   Read More ...
Snowstorm, Deep Freeze Leave 4 Dead In US South
2018-01-18 02:07:51 Austin, Texas: A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the U.S. South on Wednesday brought record low temperatures to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted schools to close. Frigid temperatures and snow were also forecast for the Mid-Atlantic region and much of New England on Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories and storm warnings for northern Georgia into Virginia and from Massachusetts to Maine, areas that are home to more than 30 million people   Read More ...
CISF takes over security for Victoria Memorial
2018-01-18 02:07:34 The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) took over security for the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on Monday, with an initial strength of 92 personnel against the total sanctioned strength of 111. The Victoria Memorial, a museum with a vast collection of rare and valuable artifacts, is an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India   Read More ...
2 dead in Route 80 truck crash that closed highway (VIDEO)
2018-01-18 02:05:27 Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Mount Olive late Wednesday afternoon, the State Police said. The crash occurred near Exit 25 on I-80 westbound around 4:30 p.m. The victims were traveling in a Honda Ridgeline pickup at the time of the crash, which also involved a dump truck and a box truck, Sgt. Jeff Flynn said. The highway was briefly closed westbound and two lanes remained closed Wednesday evening as the accident investigation continued   Read More ...
Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom
2018-01-18 02:04:40 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office   Read More ...
Clarendon County Coroner dies from natural causes
2018-01-18 02:04:27 CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Clarendon County Coroner has died, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff Department. Sheriff Tim Baxley said Hayes Samuels, 74, died from natural causes between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday at Mcleod Health Clarendon in Manning. Along with being the coroner, Samuels was also the owner of Samuels Funeral Home in Manning and co-owner of Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home in Lake City   Read More ...
Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting
2018-01-18 02:04:08 YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - The York County Sheriff's Office announced that Detective Michael R. Doty has died after a shooting, officer-involved Tuesday morning. Detective Doty was injured in the line of duty during a shooting incident at 1475 South Parham Road. During a press conference, the York County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night to a domestic violence-related incident at a home on Farrier Lane, which is located outside of the city of York   Read More ...
Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-18 02:03:16 The York County Sheriff's Office announced that Detective Michael R. Doty has died after a shooting, officer-involved Tuesday morning. Detective Doty was injured in the line of duty during a shooting incident at 1475 South Parham Road. During a press conference, the York County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night to a domestic violence-related incident at a home on Farrier Lane, which is located outside of the city of York   Read More ...
‘Malaysian militant may be alive’ - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-01-18 02:03:01 MANILA: Philippine troops are trying to validate information that a Malaysian militant leader survived the defeat of an Islamic State-linked siege and is helping restart efforts to establish an extremist alliance, a military official said. Brig Gen Cirilito Sobejana said yesterday that troops were trying to validate reports that Amin Baco was wounded during the siege of southern Marawi but managed to escape to Sulu province, where he is hiding with Abu Sayyaf militants   Read More ...
Graft probe is revenge, says S.Korea ex-president - ASEAN/East Asia
2018-01-18 02:02:13 SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak denounced as “political revenge” a corruption probe into allegations his office accepted bribes from the country’s spy agency. Yesterday’s rare statement from conservative Lee, who stepped down in 2013, came after two of his closest aides were arrested and as his impeached ally and successor Park Geun-hye stands trial for corruption. Seoul’s leaders have a tendency to end up in prison or meet untimely ends after their time in office, and now the prosecutors’ noose is reportedly closing in on Lee   Read More ...
Car bursts into flames on Sprint highway
2018-01-18 02:01:41 PETALING JAYA: A car caught fire and burst into flames along the Sprint Highway yesterday. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson confirmed that no one was injured in the accident. "The department was notified of the incident at about 8.30pm. "A fire brigade comprising seven fire and rescue personnel from the Taman Tun Dr Ismail fire station were dispatched to the scene   Read More ...
2.98 billion trips expected for China's Spring Festival travel rush
2018-01-18 02:01:23 Almost 3 bln trips in 40 days tests China's travel services. China's most celebrated national holiday - Spring Festival - is just weeks away and the annual scramble for air and rail tickets is in full swing for hundreds of millions of Chinese who will travel home in the world's largest mass movement of people. This year, chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush will again test China's travel services with an expected 2   Read More ...
Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass
2018-01-18 02:00:39 TEMUCO, Chile — Pope Francis denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains as he travelled Wednesday to the heart of Chile’s centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples, where a spate of church burnings have been blamed on radical Mapuche factions pressing for their cause. Hours after another church and three helicopters were torched, Francis celebrated Mass at a former military base that not only lies on contested Mapuche land but was also a former detention center used during Chile’s brutal dictatorship   Read More ...
Man found dead near Vail resort was longtime local resident - Aurora Sentinel
2018-01-18 02:00:20 VAIL, Colo. | The man found dead near the Vail Ski Resort has been identified as a 60-year-old longtime Vail resident. The body of Maldwyn “Maldy” George Zang was found Tuesday after a woman on a ski lift reported seeing a body in Gore Creek. The cause of death remains under investigation but Detective Luke Causey told the Vail Daily that the frigid overnight weather was a factor   Read More ...
Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-18 01:48:35 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office   Read More ...
Palestinian gunman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank
2018-01-18 01:48:14 RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - At least one Palestinian gunman was killed in a raid by Israeli armed forces on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank late on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials and local residents said. Israeli officials declined initially to comment on the incident which was under a military gag order. Jenin residents said shooting could still be heard in the early hours of Thursday morning   Read More ...
Marine killed in Camp Pendleton stabbing identified
2018-01-18 01:46:24 CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - A serviceman stabbed to death this week at Camp Pendleton was identified Wednesday as a Wisconsin native who joined the Marine Corps last summer, shortly after graduating from high school. "It's with excruciating sadness and tears in my eyes that I'm writing this -- my only son, my own blood, Marine (Pfc.) Ethan Andrew Barclay- Weberpal, was killed (Tuesday) morning at Camp Pendleton, CA," Scott Weberpal wrote in a Facebook posting   Read More ...
Man dies after falling off 8th floor of bldg, 1 held
2018-01-18 01:43:48 A 29-year-old man died after he fell off the eighth floor of a building in Worli area recently. The police, after registering a case, have arrested the supervisor of the company for which he was working. The deceased has been identified as Soufikul Islam Khabirul Shaikh. According to Worli police, the incident took place on December 17 last year while Shaikh was painting on the building’s eighth floor   Read More ...
28-yr-old dies in car accident in Mehrauli
2018-01-18 01:43:25 A 28-year old man was killed and two of his friends were injured after their SUV car rammed in a mini truck in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Tuesday night. The police claim the driver was drunk as empty liquor bottles were found in the car. According to the police the incident occurred around 10:30pm when a Scorpio car travelling from Chattarpur area towards Khanpur met with abn accident   Read More ...
Memorial Mass held for former Ohio congressman, mayor
2018-01-18 01:42:50 CINCINNATI (AP) — Friends of former Democratic Ohio congressman and Cincinnati Mayor Thomas Luken have spoken of his commitment to civil rights and other causes at a memorial Mass for him. The Mass was held Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati for Luken, who died last week at age 92. Luken mentored many young politicians, including former Cincinnati mayor and current TV talk show host Jerry Springer and current Mayor John Cranley   Read More ...
Peoria police investigating officer-involved shooting; 24-year-old suspect arrested
2018-01-18 01:42:35 PEORIA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A five-car crash ended with a driver on the run, and officers opening fire Wednesday. According to the Peoria Police Department, the shooting happened near 79th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. #ALERT @PeoriaAzPS involved in officer involved shooting in the area 7900 W Thunderbird Ave, no Officers injured. Roadways restricted avoid area. Media staging 79th Ave south of Wacker, approach from Cactus   Read More ...
Palestinian gunman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank
2018-01-18 01:42:08 RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - At least one Palestinian gunman was killed in a raid by Israeli armed forces on the town of Jenin in the occupied West Bank late on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials and local residents said. Israeli officials declined initially to comment on the incident which was under a military gag order. Jenin residents said shooting could still be heard in the early hours of Thursday morning   Read More ...
Despite Progress, Social Platforms Still Not Terrorist-Proof
2018-01-18 01:37:19 Social media companies are making significant strides in weeding out content from extremists and bad actors from their sites, but without significant policy changes, “authoritarians and terrorists” will continue using the platforms to threaten the American public, said one national security expert. For years, extremist groups have used social media to spread their ideology and recruit new members, and the 2016 presidential election highlighted the potential for foreign adversaries to use online platforms to manipulate voters   Read More ...
Florida high-speed train kills bicyclist, 4th death so far
2018-01-18 01:36:25 BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A fourth person has died in Florida after being struck by a new high-speed train. Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater Police said Wednesday the train struck a bicyclist. No other details were released. Just days earlier, as the new Brightline train was offering preview runs before its debut, it struck and killed a 32-year-old woman who was crossing the tracks   Read More ...
Fire breaks out in garage near major Massachusetts hospital
2018-01-18 01:33:10 WEBVTT JOHN, THERE'S A BIG RESPONSE.JOHN: FIREFIGHTERS STILL HERE.THANKFULLY THE FIRE IS OUT, BUTIT WAS STUBBORN.TOW TRUCKS ARE ON THE SECONDFLOOR OF THE PARKING GARAGEGETTING READY TO TOE THEBURNED-OUT CARS.THESE ARE ALL PEOPLE WONDERINGIF THEIR CAR MIGHT BE ONE OF THEEIGHT THAT WAS BADLY DAMAGEDHERE.WE DO HAVE THAT VIDEO YOU JUSTSAW OF THE BLACK SMOKE POURINGOUT OF THE SECOND FOR THISPARKING GARAGE AT UMASS MEDICALSCHOOL   Read More ...
Suspect involved in police chase after armed robbery dead
2018-01-18 01:32:52 WEBVTT NEWSCENTER 5'S JORGE QUIROGA HASBEEN ON THE SCENE ALL EVENING.JORGE?JORGE: POLICE ARE STILL HEREINVESTIGATING AS HARMFUL CRASH.YOU CAN SEE BOTH VEHICLESSUSTAINED HUGE DAMAGE IN THISHEAD-ON ACCIDENT AND JUST A FEWMINUTES AGO, LEASE CONFIRMED THESUSPECT THAT WAS BEING CHASED BYPOLICE HAS DIED.THAT PURSUIT, WHICH STARTED INHOLBROOK, IS TIED TO AN ARMEDROBBERY HERE THIS AFTERNOON.IT WAS A VIOLE CRASH.PLEASE CONFIRMING THEY WERECHASING A MAN DRIVING A DARKCOLORED PONTIAC, WANTED INCONNECTION WITH AN ARMED HOLDUPHERE IN RANDOLPH EARLIER THISAFTERNOON   Read More ...
Murder charge in Rochester case where victim dared gunman to shoot
2018-01-18 01:31:50 A 25-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting in Rochester, Minn., that resulted from a car accident Sunday morning. Prosecutors filed the felony charge against Alexander William Weiss of Rochester in Olmsted County after his first court appearance Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint, Weiss was driving a Subaru bearing a bumper sticker that read "Gun Control Means Hitting your Target" westbound on 31st Street NE, when he saw a Chevy Cavalier moving too fast and crash into the curbside storm drain   Read More ...
Palestinian terrorist said behind murder of rabbi killed by IDF in Jenin
2018-01-18 01:18:49 In an operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday night, Israeli army special forces killed a Palestinian terrorist believed behind the murder last week of Israeli rabbi and father-of-six, Raziel Shevach. A second suspect in the murder was arrested, and a hunt was ongoing for a third, security officials said. An elite Border Police unit came under fire at the start of the incident, police said   Read More ...
Guterres gives full support for peace process in Colombia
2018-01-18 01:18:23 In an official visit to Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday met with the country's President in the capital, Bogotá, where the UN chief said it is the duty of all the citizens of the world to support the peace process there. “We see more and more conflicts arising, and old conflicts with no solutions in sight; and that is why what happens in Colombia is of fundamental symbolic importance for the world,” Mr   Read More ...