Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Nigerian armed forces rescue 200 girls and 93 women in Sambisa forest

Chibok girls, boko haram, Nigerian army, buhari

Nigerian armed forces rescued 200 girls and 93 women in Sambisa forest

 The Nigerian Armed Forces announced on its official Twitter account the rescue of  200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest,
The armed forces could not immediately confirm if any of the rescued girls were among the  200 school girls kidnapped by Boko ahAram militant group in April 2014 from the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok. 
Nigerian troops also captured and destroyed three terrorist camps, the armed forces said.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Hostages Taken In North Of France


Hostages Taken In North Of France , Terror in France

The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages.
A car chase is underway on N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired.
The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead.
Police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport.
Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
France's interior minister has confirmed that an operation to detain the suspects is under way.
The grey Peugot 206 was stolen from the town of Montagny Sainte Felicite this morning between Crepy-en-Valois and Nanteuil-le-Haudoin.
Almost 90,000 terror police across France are involved in the hunt for the men, believed to be behind Wednesday's terror attack in which 12 people died.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Two New York Cops Shot Dead In Ambush


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Liu Wenjin and Raphael Ramos. Pics: NYPD
Two New York City police officers have been killed by a lone gunman as they sat in their parked patrol car in mid-afternoon.
The pair were shot in the head in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn. Officials said they had been "ambushed and murdered".
The suspect has been named as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who had posted an apparent warning on Facebook just hours earlier.
In the message, he wrote about shooting two "pigs" in revenge for the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer used a chokehold during an arrest, sparking nation-wide protests.
Police Commissioner William Bratton identified the two dead officers as Liu Wenjin, 32 and Raphael Ramos, 40.
He said they were shot and killed "with no warning, no provocation".
"They were quite simply assassinated," Mr Bratton said.
Mr Liu, a seven-year veteran who got married two months ago, and Mr Ramos, father to a 13-year-old son, were "ambushed and murdered", officials said.
Mr Bratton added that Brinsley had published posts on Instagram that were "very anti-police".
Authorities have not confirmed the contents of the messages but an image has emerged of an Instagram post attributed to Brinsley.
Part of the caption reads: "I'm Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours ... Let's Take 2 of Theirs."
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An Instagram post attributed to Brinsley
Brinsley shot and seriously injured his ex-girlfriend earlier on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland, before travelling to New York.
He fired through the passenger side of the officers' vehicle with a silver semi-automatic handgun just before 3pm local time (8pm UK time).
The 28-year-old then ran inside a subway station and fatally shot himself in the head as responding officers pursued him.
The shooting occurred around the same time New York police were receiving a warning fax from authorities in Baltimore.
President Barack Obama condemned the killings, saying there was no justification for them, while Attorney General Eric Holder called the deaths an "unspeakable act of barbarism".
One man who lives in the area, Derrick Thompson, said the shooting happened across from the Tompkins Houses public housing development.
"I was watching TV, and then I heard the helicopters," he said. "I walked out, and all of a sudden - this."
The shooting comes amid heightened tensions in New York and across the United States over police tactics following the death of Mr Garner and the shooting dead of Michael Brown in Missouri.
Several officers have been assaulted at protests in New York during demonstrations that have largely been peaceful.
Mr Bratton said they were looking at whether the suspect had attended any rallies or demonstrations.
The Reverend Al Sharpton, a civil rights leader who has supported the families of Mr Brown and Mr Garner, said Mr Garner's family has no connection to the suspect and denounced the shootings.
He said: "Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases."
Mr Brown's family also condemned the shootings, saying in a statement they reject "any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement".

 Sky News


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Miss South Africa Wins 2014 Miss World Pageant


Miss South Africa Wins 2014 Miss World Pageant, miss world , miss South Africa
South African, Rolene Strauss wins Miss World.
Rolene Strauss of South Africa was crowned Miss World 2014, succeeding Philippines' Megan Young at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.
Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was runner-up, while the United States' Elizabeth Safrit was third.



Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Five Years Over Reeva Killing

Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Five Years Over Reeva Killing  Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
His defence team said he would spend  10 months in jail before being placed under house arrest for the remainder of his sentence.
Judge Thokozile Masipa had ruled the Olympic and Paralympic athlete did not intend to kill his girlfriend when he fired through the bathroom door at his home in Pretoria. "Having regard to the circumstances in the matter, I am of the view that a non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community," she said.
"On the other hand, a long sentence would also not be appropriate either, as it would lack the element of mercy. "What may appear to be justice to the general public may not be justice. Society cannot always get what they want."
She said Pistorius' skill using a gun was an aggravating factor but that she also recognised his remorse. She said he "fired not one shot but four shots into the door" of a small cubicle "with no room for escape".
He was also handed a suspended three-year prison sentence for the discharging of a firearm, over an incident in which a gun accidentally went off in a restaurant.
Pistorius is expected to spend his jail time in the the hospital wing of Pretoria's prison.
Ms Steenkamp's father, Barry Steenkamp, said he was "satisfied" with the sentence. 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Louisiana Baby Trapped Under Dead Father For 3 Days Survives



Louisiana Baby Trapped Under Dead Father For 3 Days Survives
An 11-month-old baby has survived after being trapped under the body of her dead father for up to three days.
Betty Jean Fields was found beneath her father Jason Fields, who is thought to have died from sudden cardiac arrest at the family home in the small town of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana.
Investigators believe Mr Fields, 43, could have been dead on the bed with Betty Jean under him, pinned against a wall, for up to three days.
The pair were discovered on Friday when the little girl's brother, said to be three or four years old, ran to a neighbour's house and told them he thought his father was dead, relatives told local news channel KSLA News 12.
The infant was airlifted to University Health Centre in Shreveport, suffering from skin blisters and a dark indentation on the right side of her forehead from being pinned against the wall for so long.
A family member also reported that she had a seizure when first brought in to hospital. 
Betty Jean is now said to be in a good condition and playing with toys.

Newly Released Convicted Killer Kills Own Mother

Steven Pratt, Newly Released Convicted Killer Kills Own Mother
A convicted murderer has beaten his mother to death only two days after he was released from prison, authorities have said.
The 45-year-old Steven Pratt, who has spent 30 years behind bars, faces new murder charges in Atlantic City.
He was arrested at the scene after his mother, 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt, was found dead at her home on Sunday.
He was apparently having an argument with his mother when he assaulted her.
An autopsy determined she died from massive blunt injuries to the head, Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain said in a statement.
The Pratt family had thrown a welcome-home party for the freed inmate, neighbours said.
According to court records, Pratt and Anderson argued after Pratt and some of his friends refused to leave an apartment hallway where they were noisily hanging out. Pratt returned to Anderson's apartment with a lead pipe, but Anderson took the weapon away and bloodied Pratt's face.
Pratt then returned with a borrowed handgun and shot Anderson.
"It's so devastating," neighbour Ruan Tilghman-Pugh told the Press of Atlantic City.
"You just never know what people are going through."
Pratt was 15 when he shot and killed his next-door neighbour, Michael Anderson, in 1984.
He was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder in 1986. He received a 30-year prison sentence and was freed on Friday.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Scotland Votes No To Independence

Scotland Votes No To Independence , Scotland Uk
Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom after voting against independence in a historic referendum.
After years of campaigning Alex Salmond's dream of breaking up the 307-year-old Union has been shattered.
Despite major Yes victories in Dundee and the nation's largest city Glasgow, the Better Together campaign secured the majority it needed.
However, Scotland will still gain more devolved powers from Westminster following pledges by the three main parties.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said whatever the result, politics in Scotland would not be the same: "The status quo has been thoroughly smashed."
Labour MP Jim Murphy, who played a leading role in the Better Together campaign, told Sky News: "We are going to have to make a success of the decision Scotland has made.