Saturday, November 27

Day: March 8, 2016

Two murder suspects among nine most wanted believed to be in Netherlands
ENGLISH, Europe

Two murder suspects among nine most wanted believed to be in Netherlands

    A man accused of stabbing a 21-year-old in the neck in an unprovoked and fatal attack is among nine most wanted suspects believed to have fled to the Netherlands. Shane O'Brien, 28, is accused of walking up to Josh Hanson in the RE Bar in Hillingdon, west London, and killing him in front of his girlfriend in October 2015. He is among nine fugitives, including another murder suspect, alleged drug smugglers and a convicted rapist, being hunted by British authorities. Josh's mother, Tracey, said: "Every single waking moment we keep on trying our best to assist the police. We need justice for Josh. An incredible young man, a very hardworking young man, it's the least that can be done for him. It would give us the chance to grieve. "It's soul-destroying at times. Mother's Day h...
Woman Kept Grenades And 2,000 Bullets At her Home in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Woman Kept Grenades And 2,000 Bullets At her Home in UK

    A woman has been jailed for three years after police discovered 2,000 rounds of ammunition, hand grenades and other explosives in her house. Heather Exley, 44, appeared at Leeds Crown Court, where a judge was told that the hoard of explosives posed a clear danger to a residential area but her motivation for keeping such a collection was unclear. Specialists from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit spent a number of days searching her house in Liversedge, West Yorkshire, in April 2014 as part of a drugs inquiry. They found hundreds of rounds of ammunition - including cartridges, hollow point bullets and soft nose bullets - improvised hand grenades, partially-constructed hand grenades, improvised detonators, the explosive PETN and other explosive material. In November last...
International Women’s Day 2016: What is it, when is it and why was it set up?
ENGLISH, Life Style

International Women’s Day 2016: What is it, when is it and why was it set up?

    International Women's Day has marked the plight and achievements of women for more than a century -but is now looking ahead another 15 years to the world's gender equality goals. Themed this year around "Planet 50-50 by 2030", the United Nations-backed event will be celebrating women's rights in more than 40 countries. It will look at how to mensure the 2030 Agenda - which positions women's empowerment as at the centre of global sustainability plans - can be concretely achieved over the coming years. Yet the idea itself dates back more than 100 years, and has had various reasons for becoming the established celebration that it is today. 1. When was it first set up? Socialists first put forward the idea of advancing women's suffrage through a day to mark women's enormous co...
SC upholds death for Mir Quasem
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

SC upholds death for Mir Quasem

    The Supreme Court today upheld death for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in the appeal verdict of a war crimes case. He was acquitted in three charges, including one from a death penalty. A five-member full bench of Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the short verdict before a packed courtroom at 9:42am. The apex court upheld Quasem’s death for murder of a freedom fighter Jasim. He was acquitted for murdering Ranjit Das and Tuntu Sen, abduction, two counts of abduction, confinement and torture of Saifuddin Khan and Harunur Rashid Khan. Quasem Ali, 63, a member of Jamaat-e-Islami's central executive council and considered by many as a top financier of the anti-liberation party, handed death by a special tribunal in 2014 for war ...
US reporter Erin Andrews wins $55m over secret nude video
America, ENGLISH

US reporter Erin Andrews wins $55m over secret nude video

    US sports broadcaster Erin Andrews has been awarded $55 million (£39m) after she was secretly recorded nude in her hotel room by a stalker. After a day of deliberations, a jury found the stalker 51% to blame, leaving two hotel companies to pay about $27m. Andrews, 37, a Fox Sports reporter, was filmed in 2008 through her hotel door peephole by Michael David Barrett, who released the video online. She wept as the verdict was announced and hugged her attorneys and family. Later, in a statement posted on Twitter, she thanked the court, the jury, and her legal team and family. I've been honoured by all the support from victims around the world, she said. Their outreach has helped me be able to stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's safely, se...