Showing posts with label World News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World News. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Lebanese drug trafficker arrested by NDLEA

A 23-year-old Lebanese national, Yved Awad, thought he could beat the eagle eyes of the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), by hiding cocaine in is boxers for onward trafficking to his home country, but was nabbed during the outbound screening of passengers on Middle East Airline flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.
On Awad was 260 grammes of cocaine.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Woman flees with son to avoid his circumcision

A Florida woman, Heather Hironimus, went missing with her 4-year-old son nearly 3 months ago, going into hiding as her long court battle against circumcision of her son reached its climax.

Some people say she was simply doing what she could to protect a child portrayed as "scared to death" of the procedure, a judge issued a scalding rebuke for her refusal to appear in court, charging her with contempt and issuing an arrest warrant.

Friday, May 1, 2015

ISIS smashes thieves’ heads with concrete blocks as part of sick brand of justice (Graphic photos)

ISIS have been pictured dropping concrete blocks onto the head of two thieves as a retribution for their crimes. Watched by a massive crowd, the masked killers slammed the blocks of stone onto the men’s heads in ‘qisas’ – meaning ‘eye for an eye’ – retribution.

This baby was born with her bowels and liver outside her body

An ‘inside out’ baby who was born with her organs in a fragile sac resting on top of her stomach will soon receive life-changing surgery. The rare condition, in which her organs are in a bag of skin called an ‘Exompholas’ attached only to her belly button, meant she could have died if the sac had ruptured during delivery.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nepal Earthquake: Teenager pulled from rubble after 5 days (photos)

15 year old Pemba was pulled out alive after five days under the rubble. He was in a guest house that collapsed during the earthquake in Nepal. He said he drank water dripping from wet clothes to survive and prayed for people to find him. There were still people shouting from under the rubble where Pemba was found but rescue workers have not been able to get to them. See another pic after the cut...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Woman Burned Alive Because She left the house without Permission.

Shabana Bibi, died in hospital on Saturday April 18
The heartbroken brother of Pakistan's latest 'honour killing' victim - burned alive because she left the house without permission - said he will set himself alight if he does not get justice.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Police hunt 26-year-old over murder of his mother and sister after bodies were found at separate addresses - and say he should not be approached

Police are hunting for 26-year-old Peter Fox, the brother and son of the two women who were allegedly murdered this week in Bootle
Police are hunting for a 26-year-old man after his mother and sister were found dead at two separate addresses in an alleged double murder in Bootle.
The body of Sarah Fox, 27, was found by police on Thursday night, just hours before her 57-year-old mother Bernadette was found dead at sheltered accommodation just half a mile away.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Students killed as warplanes hit Houthi base

2 students have been killed after warplanes struck the Houthi camp in central Yemen.
The warplanes which were from a Saudi-led air coalition bombed a military base in central Yemen controlled by Houthi fighters and their army allies.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2 dead children found in freezer, mother arrested

An 11-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl have been found dead in a freezer in a home in Detroit, leading to the arrest of the children's mother.
BBC reports that the unnamed woman was arrested after officials found the dead children inside her freezer, their bodies wrapped in the same plastic bag.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pakistan resumes death penalty

Pakistan will now resume implementing the death penalty after earlier placing a moratorium on it for all capital offences, BBC reports.
The country had partially lifted the moratorium for terrorism offences in December following a massacre in Peshawar.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Presidential jet catches fire

Ghana's Presidential jet
The Ghanaian Presidential jet on Tuesday, March 3, caught fire at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
The fire is said to have started while the Falcon 900 was attempting to take off for a journey to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
A statement released by the Director of Public Relations of Ghana’s Armed Forces, Lieutenant Commander Andy La-Anyane said that “the fire was caused as a result of friction between the wheels and the runway surface"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Freeze nuclear activity for at least 10 years' - US president tells Iran

United States president, Barack Obama has called on Iran to freeze their nuclear activities for the next 10 years.
The Guardian UK reports that the president urged the nation to commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but stated that the odds were still against sealing a final agreement.

Man kills 2 sons, sends photos of baby hanging by rope to their mom

Gabriel Armandriz killed his own sons to get back at their mother.
A 32-year-old Texas man, Gabriel Armandariz, has been arrested for strangling his two sons to death and sending their mom the disturbing pictures.
New York Daily News reports that Armandariz killed his two boys, 8-months and 2-years respectively, and hid their bodies in his house.

Bravo! Namibian President Wins $5m Compensation Prize For Transforming His Country

Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been announced as the winner of the Mo Ibrahim award for African leadership. Pohamba was announced as the winner of the award at a ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday.
The award ($5m) is usually given out by the foundation of Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim, a Sudanese-British former mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire.

raq Launches Major Assault To Retake Tikrit From IS

It’s been war on terrorists around the globe. Just as Nigeria defeated insurgents yesterday and in many other recent victories, Iraq has also launched a major assault to retake Tikrit from IS and hoping to defeat them.
Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft have been around Tikrit to recapture the city that was captured by IS members few months ago. The terrorists have always defeated them whenever the troops attempt to capture the city back. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Say gini? Man rapes woman at knife point while her boyfriend lies next to her in bed

You know how they say the truth is stranger than fiction? Well, this is one of those true life strange stories. The man pictured above, 54 year old Tilfert Vaughn, was arrested this past Sunday Feb. 8th after breaking into the Phoenix home of a woman he’d seen at a bar and raped her at knifepoint while her boyfriend lay next to her 'frozen in fear,” according to a report by AZ Central

Friday, January 30, 2015

Marriage Proposal Kills Woman

The main beach at Cala Tarida, near where the tragedy happened.
Bulgarian woman Dimitrina Dimitrova, 29, died after falling over a cliff as she celebrated a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, who worked as a waiter on the island, British newspaper the Mirror reports.
This Google Maps bird’s eye view of Cala Tarida clearly shows the rocky terrain at the northern end of the beach. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cops force journo to delete photos

Johannesburg - A Sapa reporter was forced by three police officers, not in uniform, to delete pictures from her cellphone she took outside a Somali-owned shop in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Thursday.
"The one officer stood over my shoulder as I deleted them one by one," Mpho Raborife said.
"Then he told me that I am not allowed to take a photo of that scene because it was a public violence matter so that area was part of their jurisdiction."

10 things you should know about Saudi Arabia’s new king

The new King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
The death of Saudi Arabia’s monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Friday, January 23, has ushered in a new regime in the royal kingdom.
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was the Crown Prince until Abdullah’s death, has ascended the throne previously occupied by his late half-brother.
Here are 10 things you should know about the new King of Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Is Dead

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has passed away, aged 90. The monarch died late last night January 22nd (Nigerian time) in his home. His death was announced in a statement broadcast on Saudi state TV.
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