Incidence & Issues

Teen boy killed by a shark

A 13-year-old boy has been killed by a shark while surfing off the French island of Reunion. Witnesses watched in horror as Elio Canestri was knocked off his board and had arms and legs as well as part of his stomach torn off by the shark in the attack. “It is horrific,” a witness to the attack told a local ...

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber: Wanted to punish America

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “wanted to punish America” when he killed three people and injured 264 with a pair of homemade bombs at the 2013 race, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. In closing arguments before a jury decides whether Tsarnaev, 21, is guilty of the April 25 bombing and of fatally shooting a police officer three days ...

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Fierce clashes killed more than 140 in southern Yemen

Fierce clashes raged Monday between insurgents and loyalists in southern Yemen, driving the rebel forces from some of their positions while leaving more than 140 dead in 24 hours. The southern militias’ gains came on the 12th day of an air campaign by Saudi Arabia and mainly Gulf Arab allies trying to stem advances by the Iran-allied Houthis, who control the capital ...

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28 have been fined or jailed for alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht

Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fueled sex party on a Dubai yacht. The Court of Misdemeanors sentenced two men and three women to one year each in prison for having sex outside of marriage, theKhaleej Times reported. According to the 7 Days newspaper, the two men were policemen. All defendants were fined 2,000 dirhams ($550) each for “getting ...

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Pilot and trainee were killed in Jordan military aircraft crash

A Jordanian pilot and an Iraqi trainee were killed when a light training aircraft crashed during a routine military exercise on Monday, the Jordanian army said. A T67 “Firefly aircraft crashed Monday morning, killing a Jordanian lieutenant colonel and his Iraqi trainee, during a routine training exercise” said Col. Mamdouh al-Amiri, a military spokesman. He said the crash occurred over ...

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A Saudi policeman was shot dead and 3 were wounded in the eastern Saudi city

A Saudi policeman was shot dead and three were wounded during a raid which descended into a gunbattle in the eastern Saudi city of Al-Awamiya Sunday, state news agency SPA said. “An exchange of fire led to the injury of Cpl. Majid bin Turki al-Qahtani, and his death after being taken to hospital – may God have mercy on him and accept ...

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Infant died at a Mount Lebanon daycare

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour launched Monday an investigation into the case of an infant who died at a Mount Lebanon daycare. Health Ministry inspectors opened a probe into the Clarinette et Zoe nursery in the town of Ajaltoun Monday, where four-month-old Elie Salloum died Monday in an “accident,” according to a statement released by Abu Faour’s media office. The statement said the baby was already dead when ...

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Syrian rebels fired bombs in Aleppo killing at least 13

Syrian rebels fired mortar bombs into government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo during rush hour Monday, killing 13 people and wounding dozens, state-run TV and a monitoring group said. The violence was the latest in the flare-up in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and once its commercial hub. Last month, Syrian troops and pro-government militias launched an offensive in an attempt ...

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Suicide bombings at two mosques in Yemen killed more than 100

Suicide bombings at two mosques in Yemen’s capital killed more than 100 people Friday, the deadliest terror attacks in the country’s history and a sign, just days after an attack in Tunisia, of the spreading jihadist threat across the Middle East. A group that said it was affiliated with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on the two mosques ...

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24 have been killed by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Twenty-four people have been killed by Cyclone Pam which tore through Vanuatu, the UN says, as the Pacific nation’s president pleads for help to rebuild the archipelago’s “completely destroyed” infrastructure. Aid workers said they expected the death toll to rise as more information filtered in from the nation’s 65 inhabited islands, where communication services are still not working following the cyclone ...

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