Exclusive: Top cybercrime ring disrupted as authorities raid Moscow offices - sources. Somali authorities identify suspect in jetliner blast. Investigators suspect he carried a laptop computer with a bomb concealed onto the plane, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The source said Borleh apparently knew precisely where to sit and how to place the device to maximize damage. The source said, given the placement, the blast likely would have set off a catastrophic secondary explosion in the fuel tank had the aircraft reached cruising altitude. The source added that investigators believe the attack was orchestrated by the al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab, although they are not certain that Borleh was a direct member of the group. No group immediately took responsibility for the act. The bomb contained a military grade of the explosive TNT, according to the source, citing an initial analysis of residue recovered from the aircraft. The blast happened Tuesday on Daallo Airlines Flight 3159 after it set off above East Africa.
Two people were injured before the pilot landed the Airbus A321-111 safely, a passenger said. New Details Revealed About ‘Snapchat Queen’ Katie May’s Death | Katie May. New details about the death of Katie May, a model who was known for her social media posts on Instagram and Snapchat, have been revealed. According to TMZ, just a week before her death, the 34-year-old model took a fall during a photo shoot in Los Angeles and injured her neck. She even took to her Twitter to discuss the injury, saying, “Pinched a nerve in my neck on a photoshoot and got adjusted this morning. It really hurts!” Katie‘s brother said the model then received chiropractic treatment but was not seen by a doctor. It is now speculated that Katie did not actually pinch a nerve, but instead tore the carotid artery leading to a blood clot which caused her stroke.
Our thoughts continue to be with Katie‘s family and friends. Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted. CHICAGO – Chicago police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive. It's possible someone in the family "was involved in something that could have targeted them," or that the killings occurred during a robbery or a domestic incident, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said late Friday.
Police found the six people — two children, two women and two men — dead on Thursday after one of the men's co-workers called 911 to report he hadn't shown up to work for two days. Authorities initially said it was possible one person killed the other five before taking his or her own life. But the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday ruled their deaths homicides, saying five were stabbed to death and the sixth died of multiple gunshot wounds. "This appears certainly centered and targeted on that family, and what we're trying to do is figure out why," he said. Flint Residents Told That Their Children Could Be Taken Away If They Don’t Pay For City’s Poison Water : politics. Guantanamo Bay Murders? Sgt Joseph Hickman says CIA killed prisoners. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% New Pentagon policy will not include language allowing for the closure of the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WSJ's Julian Barnes and Simon Constable discuss. Photo: Getty Ex-Marine Joseph Hickman said Guantanamo was a “bad dream” he just wanted to forget. A FORMER Guantanamo Bay guard has spoken for the first time about what he claims was a CIA murder of detainees, covered up as a triple suicide. Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman was on guard at the Cuban prison camp on the night they died, and calls the official version of events “impossible”. “They would have had to all three tie their hands and feet together, shove rags down their throats, put a mask over their face, made a noose, hung it from the ceiling on the side of the cellblock, jumped into the noose and hung themselves simultaneously,” the ex-Marine told Vice News in an explosive video interview.
“In a cellblock where guards are ordered to check on detainees every four minutes.” “I can’t name names. 911 call goes unanswered; dispatcher was ordering pizza. Former Auschwitz concentration camp medic to stand trial on 3,681 counts of accessory to murder. Updated A 95-year-old former medic at the Auschwitz concentration camp will go on trial next month on at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, German authorities say. Hubert Zafke was a medical orderly at the camp from August 15, 1944 to September 14, 1944. During this time, 14 trains carrying prisoners — including the teenage diarist Anne Frank — arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau where many would eventually be killed in the gas chambers. Ahead of proceedings due to begin February 29, prosecutors said Zafke was "aware of the purpose of the Birkenau camp as an extermination camp" as well as of its structure. "Given his awareness, the accused lent support to the organisation of the camp and was thereby both involved in and advanced the extermination," said prosecutors in an earlier statement as they charged Zafke for complicity in the "cruel and insidious killings of at least 3,681" people.
German media had reported that Zafke was suffering from dementia. Richest 62 billionaires as wealthy as half the world population combined | Business. Future - Why people get more stupid in a crowd. The downstairs room of a central London pub is not where most psychologists would choose to stage an experiment in decision-making, but for Daniel Richardson it is ideal. A researcher at University College London, he is interested in how people’s thinking is influenced by those around them – for example, whether seeing other people’s choices affects our own. For this he requires real-world settings where people mingle and socialise, rather than a psychology lab where they are typically quarantined. Tonight around 50 of us are gathered in the Phoenix Arts Club in Soho to take part in one of Richardson’s “mass participation” studies. There is a jovial air, and he stands before us with his sleeves rolled up like a compere at a variety show. Yet this is serious science. We are each logged onto a specially configured website that enables us to move a dot around on our touchscreens, which moves a corresponding dot on a large screen at the front of the room.
That’s the theory. Switzerland seizing assets from refugees to cover costs. Refugees arriving in Switzerland have to turn over to the state any assets worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs (£690) to help pay for their upkeep, the broadcaster SRF has reported. SRF’s 10 vor 10 news programme showed a receipt a Syrian refugee said he received from authorities when he had to turn over more than half the cash his family had left after paying traffickers to help them get to the neutral Alpine country. It also showed an information sheet for refugees that stated: “If you have property worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs when you arrive at a reception centre you are required to give up these financial assets in return for a receipt.” Stefan Frey, from refugee aid group Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe, was quoted as saying: “This is undignified ...
This has to change.” Swiss authorities rejected criticism of the practice, saying it was based on a decades-old law and only applied in a fraction of cases. More people in Europe are dying than are being born. More people in Europe are dying than are being born, according to a new report co-authored by a Texas A&M University demographer. In contrast, births exceed deaths, by significant margins, in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S., with few exceptions. Texas A&M Professor of Sociology Dudley Poston, along with Professor Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire, and Professor Layton Field, Mount St.
Mary's University, published their findings in Population and Development Review this month. The researchers find that 17 European nations have more people dying in them than are being born (natural decrease), including three of Europe's more populous nations: Russia, Germany and Italy. In contrast, in the U.S. and in the state of Texas, births exceed deaths by a substantial margin. "In 2013 in Texas, for example, there were over 387,000 births compared to just over 179,000 deaths," says Poston. In Texas, just 24 percent of the state's 254 counties had more deaths than births. Queens woman accused of forcing enslaved children to give her ‘five-hour body massages’
Sook Yeong Park is accused of abusing two Korean teenagers in this Queens home. (Courtesy of DNAinfo/Katie Honan) A New York woman is accused of taking two South Korean children into her home and using them as slave labor for the last six years, according to police. In addition to doing “meticulous” housework that lasted 10 hours each day after school, Sook Yeong Park, 42, forced the victims to give her back and foot massages, as well as pedicures, police said. As recently as last week, a police affidavit states, Park forced one victim to give her “a five-hour body massage.” Park faces charges of labor trafficking, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Queen’s District Attorney’s office.
If convicted, she faces up to seven years in jail, authorities said. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Park forced her victims “to do her bidding.” “In return, the victims were allegedly given space to sleep on the floor without a mattress. According to DNAinfo: Art Contests, Art Competitions, and Opportunities for Visual Artists and Photographers : THE ART LIST. RootsWeb: Database Index. Police: Ohio parents overdose on heroin in baby's hospital room. CINCINNATTI, Ohio -- An Ohio father who allegedly overdosed on heroin during a hospital visit to his sick baby daughter appeared on court Friday. Wesley Landers survived the incident, but he's been charged with bringing a gun to the hospital. The girl's mom also overdosed, and died in the baby's Cincinnati hospital room on Thursday. One of the first things you see when you walk into the children's hospital is a sign listing the things their policy doesn't allow you to bring inside.
"Weapons" is at the bottom of the list. In Ohio, hospitals are not automatic no carry zones unless they have sign out front that clearly bans weapons. Investigators say Wesley Landers doesn't have an Ohio concealed carry weapons permit, anyway.Friday morning his attorney told the judge Landers had no intention of using the gun. "With regards to the weapon, there was no harm intended with it," says Landers attorney, Christopher Kapsal. Police release surveillance video in search of suspect in sex crime against boy. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —Port St. Lucie police released surveillance video Wednesday morning in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy. Listen: Audio of 911 call A homeowner who did not want to be identified gave police the video from his surveillance camera. The boy was found Monday afternoon naked and screaming in the area of Northwest Brenda Circle and Northwest Wolverine Road.
Watch surveillance video Police said a man lured the boy into the woods and molested him. The accused molester is a white man with short blackish hair whose face had not been shaved. Also: Child found wandering gas station alone "My son is concerned. Escobar lives three doors down from the woods where the man allegedly lured the boy and molested him. Police said they want to talk with the man seen in the video. Argentinian man arrested after 'fathering 7 children with his own daughter' during decades of abuse | Americas | News.
An Argentinian man has been arrested on suspicion of having seven children with his own daughter after raping her over the course of two decades, it has been reported. According to El Tribuno, the 56-year-old man was arrested when his daughter, now 31, attended a medical appointment with one of her children. When the doctors inquired as to who the child’s father was, she explained that he was her own biological father too. Authorities were reportedly contacted and the woman then allegedly revealed to police that she had been raped from the age of 9 and had conceived six other children as a result of the abuse. She reportedly said the abuse began when her mother died and her father told her that she had to take on the role of his ‘new wife’. The woman reportedly told local media: “He abused me from the age of nine. He would hit me and used to chase me round the house with a lump of wood when he saw me chatting to neighbours or simply wanted to abuse me.
“I want him to rot in jail. Over 200 Members of German Choir Were Abused, Investigator Says. Minneapolis man charged in severe child abuse case. A Minneapolis man has been charged after a 20-month old was hospitalized with fractured ribs, severe brain injuries, and a lacerated kidney and spleen. Ticourtier Collins, 21, was charged with first-degree assault in Hennepin County Court on Friday. The complaint against Collins said he was caring for his daughter Sunday, then brought her to the hospital after the toddler was injured while playing at another home. Collins' story changed several times. According to the complaint, he also told the child's mother he did not witness the injury. Collins told doctors and police that the little girl bumped heads with another child while playing.
In another version in the complaint, he told a friend he'd left the child home alone while he went to buy marijuana. Doctors said the child had extensive bruising and that the injuries were not consistent with a fall or play injury. The girl, who was not named in the complaint, is still in the hospital. Collins remains in custody. British teen found in shallow grave. -God-brother arrested -friend, wanted The search for missing British teen, Dominic Bernard, came to a grisly end at around 13.30 hrs yesterday, following the discovery of his decomposed body in a shallow grave at Nurney, Corentyne Berbice. The victim was fully clothed and his body appeared to have been mutilated. The body was left overnight under guard at the scene. A postmortem is to be conducted today.
Captured: Aaron Hing. The bulletin had given Hing’s last known address as Lot 19, Kildonan Village, Corentyne. Staymon George During a press conference held at Cara Lodge, the missing teen’s father, Andrew Bernard, said that his son left London to travel to Guyana on October 14, 2015 on Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) flight BW 903. Dominic Bernard On Thursday, police, acting on reports that the missing teen had been spotted, searched locations in Berbice, Sophia and Timehri. Carter Center: 22 Guinea Worm Cases Reported in 2015. Officials with The Carter Center in Atlanta said this week that 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2015, down from 126 cases during the previous year.
The human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter in 1986 began targeting the painful parasitic disease for eradication. At that time, an estimated 3.5 million cases occurred annually worldwide. The 2015 figures announced this week include cases in four African countries: Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and South Sudan. In a statement included with the latest report, Carter said the organization is committed to preventing the disease from affecting future generations. The disease is a top priority for the former president, who playfully told reporters that he hoped to outlive the last Guinea worm after revealing a cancer diagnosis in August. "As we get closer to zero, each case (of Guinea worm) takes on increasing importance," Carter said in the statement. Dr. Austrian police chief warns women not to leave home alone in wake of Cologne sex attacks | Europe | News.
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Public kept in the dark about sexual harassment at youth festival - Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio. Why many consider Sean Penn’s ‘El Chapo’ meeting an ‘epic insult’ to Mexican journalists. Syrian teenage girls forced to marry ISIS militants in Deir ez-Zor. Syrian teenage girls forced to marry ISIS militants in Deir ez-Zor. Madaya: Syrian regime supporters share food photos to taunt starving civilians trapped in town | Middle East | News. Florida couple kept adopted daughter inside ‘glorified cage,’ police say. Police: Ohio parents overdose on heroin in baby's hospital room.
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