Incidence & Issues

A suicide bomber blew himself targeting Syrian military supplies

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital targeting the head of Syrian military supplies. The blast occurred in an area where major security compounds are housed, according to a Syrian army source speaking to Reuters news agency. The army source told state television the security forces had killed all the members ...

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Two gunmen opened fire at an exhibition and cartoon contest in Texas have themselves been shot dead

Two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibition and cartoon contest in Texas featuring depictions of the Prophet Mohammed have themselves been shot dead at the scene. The two armed suspects drove up to the front of the building in a car as the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland was coming to an end and began shooting at a security ...

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Two gunmen killed outside Mohammad cartoon contest

Two gunmen were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. The men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland as the contest was scheduled to ...

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The ninth condemned prisoner, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, was given a last-minute reprieve from execution

Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso was saved from the firing squad in Indonesia at the eleventh hour after her alleged human trafficker surrendered on the day of her execution. Veloso, who was escaping a desperately poor life in the Philippines, was arrested in 2010 in Yogyakarta with 2.6 kilograms of heroin in the lining of her suitcase. The mother of two ...

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Relationship between Australia and Indonesia has suffered as a result of executions

Eight prisoners, including Bali nine organisers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, have been executed in Indonesia. The ninth condemned prisoner, Filipina maid Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, was given a last-minute reprieve from the firing squad. The executions were carried out at 12.35am local time (3.35am AEST) on Nusakambangan prison island. But it took up to 27 minutes for all the prisoners to die, ...

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Woman skirts crossing gate; killed by train

n official says a woman drove her SUV around an active crossing gate and collided with an Amtrak train in Mississippi, dying within seconds. Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the collision happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on Norfolk Southern Railway tracks near downtown Meridian. Cobler said he was withholding the 57-year-old woman’s name until all family members had been ...

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Two bomb attacks in Egypt’s Sinai killed at least 13 and wounded dozens

Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens on Sunday, the latest in a wave of violence in a region hit by an Islamist insurgency. Egypt’s military said a roadside bomb detonated by militants killed six soldiers and wounded two others in an attack on an armored military vehicle ...

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Syrian rebels dropped barrel bombs in Aleppo, more than 80 people were killed

Syrian rebels and regime forces in Aleppo fought fierce battles near the headquarters of Air Force intelligence Monday evening on the third day of the regime’s stepped-up “barrel bomb” offensive against the northern city, prompting officials to close schools for a week in rebel-held areas. The Shamiah Front rebel alliance claimed responsibility for the second detonation of the Air Force ...

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Cop clings to car bonnet as driver flees (+video)

A Chinese policeman has been caught on camera clinging to the top of a speeding car as it fled police. The car’s driver, Zhou, had been pulled over by police officer He Mingdao because his vehicle’s number plate was covered. Refusing to stop, Zhou took off reportedly driving one of the front wheels against Mingdao’s leg, forcing the officer to ...

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Boy, three, shoots, kills one-year-old boy in US home

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, say a three-year-old boy picked up an unattended gun inside a home and it went off, shooting a one-year-old boy in the head and killing him. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters gathered outside the home after the shooting investigators are trying to determine where the gun came from. Cleveland.com reports the one-year-old was taken ...

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