July 27, 2017

How three “bored” teenagers murdered a man “for fun”

Oklahoma police are investigating three “bored” teenagers, who allegedly killed a man “for fun”. Christopher Lane, an Australian visiting the town of Duncan, was out on a jog when he was gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said on Monday. One of the three murder suspects, a 17-year-old, confessed to the crime, but police are yet to find the murder weapon. The other suspects, ages 15 and 16, are in police custody as well and all three are set to face first-degree murder charges, but it is not clear if they will be tried as adults or juveniles. ...

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Train kills 35 pilgrims in India (VIDEO)

A tragic train accident has killed at least 35 pilgrims in India, reports have said. The Associated Press reports that the train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station in Dhamara Ghat, in eastern India on Monday. A raw video from the AP shows grieving relatives weeping at the station. Officials also report that an angry mob set fire to the coaches and beat the driver of the train involved in the accident. The pilgrims were reportedly crossing the tracks at the station in the small town in Bihar State when the Rajya Rani Express train ...

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Racist? Swiss town bans refugees from swimming pools, recreational spaces “for security reasons”

The small beautiful town of Bremgarten in Switzerland offers a “hearty welcome” to all of its guests, except for the 50 asylum seekers living in its army barracks; those unlucky few are not welcome everywhere, the town’s officials announced last week. Time Magazine reports that local authorities have determined that the asylum seekers won’t be allowed to move around freely or use local swimming pools or sports facilities. They restrict refugees’ access to these places for “security reasons”, the town’s mayor Raymond Tellenbach explained in a television interview. It is not clear how or if refugees caught in the no-go ...

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Nigerian bus driver on cell phone, crashes bus and kills 8-month old baby in New Jersey

Idowu Daramola, was allegedly talking on his cell phone while driving a commercial bus full of passengers in West New York, New Jersey, when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a lamp post that fell over and struck dead an eight-month old baby in a stroller. Sahara Reporters has the tragic story of what happened when the 48-year old Nigerian bus driver got behind the wheel on Tuesday afternoon in New Jersey. Authorities in New Jersey say the bus first crashed into a lamppost, which then fell on and killed a baby in stroller. It then hit a ...

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UK immigration officers conduct “random visa checks” in new controversial scheme

Four immigration officers demanded tube passengers in north-west London to provide proof of legal stay in the UK during morning rush hour, drawing even more harsh criticism for the British government this week. The immigration officers carried out their random visa checks at Kensal Green London Underground station, one of the areas where the “go home or get arrested” illegal immigrant poster vans pilot scheme was tested out, according to Metro UK. It is not clear how passengers were selected for the random check, but sources told Political Scrapbook that “only non-white people were challenged by officers.” The Home Office ...

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2014 Winter Olympics: Gay athletes, tourists could face arrest in Russia

For gay athletes and tourists, attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia could mean jail time and deportation under the country’s new controversial anti-gay legislation. Metro UK reports that the nation has determined that its newly minted “gay propaganda” ban cannot be suspended for the international sporting event. The ban, signed into federal law in June, is sponsored by Vitaly Milonov, who told a news agency that the Russian government will act “in accordance with Russian law”. “If a law has been approved by the Federal legislature and signed by the president, then government has no right to suspend it. ...

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Nigerian music director jailed 90 years in the U.S. for raping, impregnating daughters

An award-winning Nigerian music director, Aswad Ayinde, will now spend a total of 90 years in prison after he was found guilty of fathering children with his daughters. Ayinde, 55, who lives in New Jersey, was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of repeatedly raping his six daughters and fathering six children with them. The music director, credited with the Fugees 1996 smash hit “Killing Me Softly” was first sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2011 after he was found guilty of having sex with one of his daughters when he was ...

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“In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest” – UK government defends campaign

A controversial rolling public service announcement that warns undocumented immigrants in the UK to “go home or face arrest” has drawn harsh criticism, but it is being defended by the British government. Last week, two trucks each displaying a huge poster inviting immigrants in the UK illegally to go home, was driven around six London boroughs. It is a pilot scheme by the interior ministry and is accompanied by posters, leaflets and advertisements in local newspapers that are expected to run for a month. Spokesman of British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the campaign, saying “this is already working” ...

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Britain’s royal baby is named, meet Prince George

Britain’s new prince has been named! In a tweet from Clarence House, the royal family announced that new parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had named their son George Alexander Louis. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis. — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) July 24, 2013 The royal family then tweeted that the Britain’s third in line to the throne will now be “known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge”. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. — Clarence House ...

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Will and Kate show off the Royal baby; who does Britain’s new future king take after?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Tuesday complete with a royal plus one. Catherine and Prince William were seen outside the hospital with their newborn son and future king of Britain. Kate on Monday gave birth to her first child with husband William, at 4:24 p.m. Today as they left the hospital, William was seen cradling his son as he fielded questions from reporters, the top question being: what’s the name of Britain’s future king? “We are going to work on the name,” William replied, adding “we’ll have that as soon as we ...

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