Incidence & Issues

Bollywood filmmaker convicted of raping American

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG In what may be a sign of a cultural shift in India, well-known Bollywood filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui has been convicted of raping an American researcher. A New Delhi trial court found Farooqui, best known as co-director of the 2010 film, “Peepli (Live),” guilty Saturday of raping the 35-year-old woman in the nation’s first conviction for an ...

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Trump rescued from stalled elevator

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump and members of his Secret Service detail were briefly trapped in an elevator Friday before a campaign rally in Colorado Springs. They were rescued by firefighters with theColorado Springs Fire Department, which lowered a ladder into the elevator, allowing Trump and his entourage to climb out. Two Trump campaign sources confirmed the incident to ...

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US military plane makes emergency landing on Russian airstrip

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG At the same time that political tensions between Washington and Moscow were raging this week, the US and Russia calmly handled the emergency landing of a US military aircraft in western Siberia, according to the Pentagon. The incident occurred Wednesday when the landing gear of a US observation flight malfunctioned and the plane had to make ...

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Indianapolis police officer shot by off-duty cop

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG An off-duty Indianapolis police officer shot a fellow officer Friday and then fled to Cincinnati, where he was later arrested, according to police. Indianapolis police identified the officer in custody as 42-year-old Adrian Aurs. Both Aurs and the victim worked at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, where Aurs is an 18-year veteran, said Sgt. Kendale Adams. ...

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Hot air balloon with 16 aboard crashes in Texas; no survivors

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG A hot air balloon carrying 16 people crashed in central Texas after catching fire in the air Saturday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said. There were no survivors in the crash near Lockhart, about 30 miles south of Austin, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said. Here’s the latest information on the crash: — Two sources told ...

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MySpace hack could cost people their personal information

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A recent password hack of 360 million accounts on the social media platform MySpace has prompted the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to warn users to delete old and unused accounts. MySpace announced in a blog posted on its website that user login data was made available on an online hacker ...

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Orlando terror shooting: Scores gather in remembrance of victims

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Hundreds of people have gathered in Sydney in remembrance of the victims of the deadliest gun massacre in modern US history – worse than the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre where 33 died, and the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre where 28 died. It is also the worst terror attack on U.S. ...

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NSW East Coast damaged by wild weather

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil A huge low-pressure system that brought flooding and strong winds to New South Wales over the weekend has combined with a king tide to bring a destructive high water mark, damaging homes and forcing people to evacuate. The coast was battered by the wild weather leading to the evacuation of ...

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MIGRANTS BOAT CAPSIZED IN LIBYAN COAST

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG As you can see, the migrants boat rescue captured on the camera of the coast of Libya. The Italian navy released this photo at the moment of the boat capsizing while hundreds of migrants rushed into one side to prevent the boat from submerging, but they all ended up into the sea. At least five migrants ...

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U.S.PRESIDENT OBAMA AWARDS A POLICE OFFICER THE MEDAL OF VALOR

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG U.S.President Brack Obama awards the Medal of Valor to Los Angeles police officer Donald Thompson on Monday,May 16, while off duty. Thompson pulled a man from a car moments before it was engulfed in flames.Thompson suffered first-and second-degree burns.

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