Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Woman shot dead by her father after 'dishonouring' family

Afghan woman shot dead by her father in front of mob for 'running away from her husband' | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Bomb blast kills 13 in center of Syrian capital

Bomb blast kills 13 in center of Syrian capital

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Priest dies at altar during mass


Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Father died during scuffle with police after gun went off

Bradford father Colin Berry died in front of his daughter 'after gun went off during police home raid' | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Woman killed after argument over phone bill

Japan Today

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

2 kids die after being left in shower

Australian children died after mother left them in the shower - Telegraph

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Man charged with killing his wife jumps to his death

Man charged with killing his wife jumps to his death from highway overpass | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Rider died after horse she was riding fell and landed on top of her

Rider died in freak accident after horse she was riding fell and landed on top of her in front of event spectators | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Mother is shot dead holding her 10 day old son

Mother of three is shot dead in her doorway with her 10-day-old son in her arms | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Severed dog's head found in Pickering park

Severed dog's head found in Pickering park | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Monday, April 29, 2013

Carer dismembered paralysed boxer and put body parts in freezer to go on shopping spree with his credit cards

Carer, 29, 'dismembered paralysed former champion boxer he was looking after then stored his body parts in freezers' | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Head teacher found hanged after fearing school would lose it's rating

Helen Mann: Head teacher found hanged after fearing primary school would lose its 'outstanding' Ofsted rating | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Suicide bomber kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting policemen killed six people in northwestern Pakistan on Monday in the latest attack ahead of next month's parliamentary election, police said. The bomber, who was riding a motorcycle, detonated his explosives as a police patrol passed in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, said city police chief Liaqat Ali Khan. Three policemen were among over 30 people who were wounded by the blast, Khan said. Many of the dead and wounded were from a nearby passenger bus, which bore the brunt of the attack.


2 kids among 5 dead in B.C. crash

VANCOUVER -- Five people, including two children, were killed in a tragic car crash near the Canada-U.S. border in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, B.C., late Sunday morning. According to police, the collision happened when the lone driver of a white Dodge minivan – travelling west on 32nd Avenue at a high rate of speed – ran the red light at the Pacific Highway crossing and T-boned a mid-sized import car heading north on 176th Street. “It’s a horrific crash,” Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr said during a phone interview from the crash scene.


Manhunt under way for home intruder who fatally stabbed 8-year-old Calif. girl

Authorities were on the hunt Sunday for a crazed killer who broke into a rural northern California home and fatally stabbed an 8-year-old girl. Residents in Valley Springs, southeast of Sacramento, have been ordered to lock their doors while sheriff’s deputies canvass the community following the discovery of the victim around noon Saturday.


Woman shoots husband dead as he tried to give her gun safety lesson as their two young children slept upstairs

A woman has been arrested after she shot and killed her husband as he gave her a gun safety lesson in their home outside Philadelphia. Michele Wanko, 42, told police that she and William Wanko, 42, had been 'casually drinking' vodka and lemonade for more than six hours when Mr Wanko took her into the basement to show her how to use his guns about 4am on Saturday. Their two young sons, age 2 and 5, were sleeping upstairs when Mrs Wanko racked the slide on a semi-automatic pistol and shot her husband in the chest, police say. 'I can't believe you shot me!' Mr Wanko said before he collapsed, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Crazed knifeman bursts into church and stabs choir members during closing hymns

At least four people have been hurt at a church in Albuquerque, New Mexico when a man went on a rampage towards the end of Sunday's service. Police say the 24-year-old man jumped out of the pews and stabbed several members of the Church's choir whilst they were singing. The four victims do not appear to have life-threatening injuries and are being treated at local hospitals.


Three dead after suspected gas explosion causes building to collapse in northern France

Three people are dead and at least 14 others have been injured after an explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, caused a building to partly collapse in the French city of Reims. More than 100 rescue workers, firefighters and bomb and gas experts were deployed to the building in the subsidised housing complex that collapsed on Sunday morning in the city in the Champagne area east of Paris. Reims mayor Adeline Hazan told France's BFM television that 'a very powerful explosion' had taken place but the cause was unclear.


Stuntman dies during world record attempt as he tried to cross river on a zip-wire attached to his hair

A stuntman died yesterday during a world record attempt as he tried to cross a river on a zip-wire attached only to his hair. Sailendra Nath Roy, 50, was half way through the stunt when his ponytail became stuck in the wheeler of the rope and he was left hanging in mid-air for about 25 minutes. Despite desperate attempts to free himself, it is believed Mr Roy then suffered a major cardiac arrest and died.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Devil May Care

At first he blamed the devil, then he blamed god during the confession of his crime. He just sat there with a blank expression on his face. He never quite realized that that bewildered ecstasy in that maniacal frenzied attack was himself losing sight of everything. Losing grip, loss of control, he was at his end; burnt up. This cold, dark sense of loss took over, and he felt no responsibility whatsoever. Stuck within a vicious cycle that only sees death, decay and disorder he thought but one thing: The killing will not stop. Ever.

Girl, 12 'hangs herself' at home after being tormented online over her hair and choice of clothes

A 12-year-old schoolgirl is believed to have hanged herself after being tormented by online cyber bullies about her hair and clothes. Katie Webb was found at her home in Evesham, Worcestershire, on Wednesday lunchtime and rushed to hospital by air ambulance. But despite the efforts of paramedics she was pronounced dead upon her arrival at Birmingham Children's Hospital. According to school friends of the young girl, a pupil at Simon de Montfort School, Evesham, she was often mocked for her hairstyle and for wearing the wrong clothing labels.


1 dead, 12 wounded in weekend shootings

One person was killed and at least 12 people -- including a 15-year-old boy -- were hurt in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, authorities said.


The Monster of Florence: Il Mostro

The Monster of Florence, also known as Il Mostro, is an epithet commonly used for the perpetrator, or perpetrators, of 16 murders, nearly all of couples, that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy. The same gun and pattern were used in all the murders.


Jack Unterweger

Johann "Jack" Unterweger (16 August 1950 – 29 June 1994) was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 as an example of rehabilitation. He became a journalist and minor celebrity, but within months started killing again. He committed suicide following a conviction for several murders.


Documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pWGLyyKFAI

10 members of Mexican band die in car crash

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Police say that 10 members of the musical group La Reyna de Monterrey have been killed and five injured in a road accident in northern Mexico. A police official says the driver of the vehicle that was carrying the band dozed off Saturday morning, causing the vehicle to strike the side of a truck then cross over into the other lane and crash head on with a tractor-trailer. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons.


13 dead, dozens hurt during Mexican prison riot

MEXICO CITY - Thirteen people were killed and some 65 injured in a prison riot on Saturday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local officials said. A fight broke out before daybreak among prisoners in a cell block in the La Pila prison in the state capital of San Luis Potosi, and state police re-established control by the morning, officials said.


Female U.S. Navy sailor thwarts knife-point rape attempt in Dubai by locking attacker between her thighs

The alleged assailant, a 21-year-old Pakistani man in Dubai, tried to kiss the unnamed U.S. sailor, but when she refused, he pulled out a knife and threatened to rape her. The sailor knocked the blade from his hand and broke it in two before locking him between her thighs.


Man dies after being trapped in commercial freezer

A Sydney man who was trapped inside a commercial freezer for half an hour with the temperature set at minus 19 degrees Celsius has died. The 23-year-old was operating a forklift alone on Saturday in Matraville in the city's east. The forklift is believed have tipped over, trapping the man against shelves inside the fridge. He was trapped for at least half an hour before being found by workers and taken to a nearby hospital in a critical condition. Police say he died today in hospital.


Teen mother confesses to throwing newborn baby down garbage chute

A 19-year-old mother has admitted throwing her newborn baby down a garbage chute at her Bronx home, according to police. The woman confessed to doctors at the Einstein Hospital that she had given birth, put the infant in a bag and then down the chute, as reported by the New York Post When police were informed by the medical staff they searched the property at West Farms Road and made the gruesome discovery of a fetus in the basement.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gunman kills Hamelin politician then himself

"The perpetrator killed district administrator Rüdiger Butte and then killed himself," a police spokesman said. Officers were still at the scene on Friday afternoon, collecting evidence to support an investigation. Shots were heard shortly after 10am in the city's main administrative building, where 63-year-old Butte was later found dead along with the body of his assailant.


Australian killed after deadly brown snake bite

A 26-year-old hockey player who was bitten by what he thought was a harmless python and went for a jog in Australia has died after it turned out to be a deadly brown snake and his running circulated the venom.


South Carolina mother charged in fire deaths of four children

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A South Carolina woman has been charged with four counts of homicide by child abuse in the deaths of her four young children who were home alone when they died in a mobile home fire, police said on Friday. Hope Kaneshia Hawkins, 21, was also charged with four counts of child neglect in the deaths of her two daughters and two sons. Her children, 10-month-old twin girls Myasia Hawkins and Kynasia Hawkins, three-year-old Camaron Mason and four-year-old Delonta Dixon, died from smoke inhalation, the Darlington County Coroner’s Office said.


Protestor provokes anger on Arizona campus by holding up 'You deserve rape' sign

A Christian student in Tucson has sparked outrage on campus by holding a sign telling women wearing short skirts that: "You deserve rape." Dean Saxton IV — well known for his controversial placards and preachings at the University of Arizona — was caught on camera on Tuesday also trying to shame victims of sexual abuse. During a 30-minute protest, alongside a friend dubbed “Sinless Sarah,” he also held signs saying "Frat Boyz Are the Rapists" and "Sorority Girls Are Whores."


Friday, April 26, 2013

Fiery Afghan bus crash kills 45, Taliban blamed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A bus collided on Friday with the wreckage of a truck that had been attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, killing 45 people aboard the bus in a fiery crash, officials said. The battered oil tanker had been left in the middle of a narrow road near the border of Kandahar and Helmand provinces for several days after insurgents attacked it. Police considered the area too dangerous to enter, the officials said. Before sunrise Friday, the bus smashed into the truck and burst into flames, said Abdul Razaq, the provincial police chief of Kandahar.


Russian psychiatric hospital fire kills at least 38

Thirty eight patients at a Russian psychiatric hospital have died after a night-time fire swept through the building, killing many as they slept and others who failed to escape.


Brazilian man survives after harpooning himself in the head

The Brazilian was cleaning the loaded firearm, which he uses to go fishing, when he accidentally set it off and fired the spear into his left eye socket. Doctors were amazed when Mr Coutinho, who lives in Petropolis, 40 miles north of Rio de Janeiro arrived at Santa Teresa hospital 10 hours after the incident, still concious. He underwent a four-hour operation which saw the harpoon removed.

Video: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/10020702/Brazilian-man-survives-after-harpooning-himself-in-the-head.html

Woman dies after heavy-set police officer sits on her

OSAKA — Police reported this week that in Sakai City, Osaka, last November a woman in her 40s died from a case of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a condition that occurs when oxygen is cut off from the brain. A possible cause of the HIE is suspected to have been the 100-kilogram police officer who had sat on the woman’s back like one would on a pony. According to police, at about 7 a.m. on Nov 9, Sakai Ward police received a 110 (Japan’s emergency number) call from a family complaining of a “disorderly woman.” The officer in question, who reportedly weighed 100 kgs with all of his equipment on, rushed to the scene with a group of fellow officers. Sure enough, they found an out of control woman screaming and throwing things in front of her home. The officers attempted to subdue the woman for 20 minutes when finally they got her one the ground face down and held her arms and legs. The large policeman assisted by sitting on the woman’s back. Soon after, she lost consciousness as a result of HIE. She was then taken to hospital where she died five days later.


2 inmates hanged, bringing number of executions to 5 under Abe

TOKYO — Japan said Friday it hanged two death-row inmates, in the first executions since a trio of convicted killers died in the gallows two months ago and drawing immediate protest from human rights groups. Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki told reporters that Katsuji Hamasaki, 64, and Yoshihide Miyagi, 56, two members of a crime syndicate, were executed for the shooting of two rival gangsters at a restaurant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, in 2005.


Human skull, fetus in a jar found on a Queens street; Possible religious links investigated

A human skull and a fetus were found stuffed inside a plastic bag dumped on a Queens street Wednesday, police sources and witnesses said. The black bag, which also carried a couple of dollar bills and some garbage, was found at 99th St. and 31st Ave. in East Elmhurst shortly before 7 p.m., witnesses said. “It was a small fetus in a jar,” said one man, who declined to give his name. “And there was a full-grown skull next to the jar . . . . This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.”


'Drunk' stripper kills driver in front of his two-year-old son after ploughing into car in horror crash

A drunk stripper killed a man when she ploughed into his car in Las Vegas as his two-year-old son sat in the back seat. Shauna Miller, 26, was charged with driving under the influence causing death following the early morning crash in which James White, 33, died. Fortunately his son survived the collision uninjured.


Madman armed with a Kalashnikov shots three people dead

A madman armed with a Kalashnikov has shot dead three people in a town in southern France. The gunman opened fire on cars and passers-by in a quiet part of Istres, about 20 miles from Marseilles. Police arrested a suspect aged about 20 near the site of the shooting.


Dentist dies after robbers douse her in petrol and set her alight in practice

A dentist was burned alive after robbers raided her practice for money. Cinthya Magaly Moutinho de Souza, 47, died from her injuries after she was doused in alcohol and set alite after only offering the men $30 (£19). The horrifying incident took place yesterday afternoon in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Mexican photographer, 22, hacked up and his body parts strewn in the street mixed with remains of another victim in suspected drug cartel killings

The hacked-up bodies of a photojournalist and another young man have been found in the northern Mexico city of Saltillo, authorities said Thursday. Photographer Daniel Martinez Bazaldua, 22, had recently been hired to cover social events for Vanguardia, the paper said in a story in its online edition. Officials identified the other man as Julian Zamora, 23. Saltillo is in northern Coahuila state, an area where the Zetas drug cartel is active. Another Coahuila newspaper recently announced it would no longer publish stories about drug gangs, after receiving threats apparently signed by a Zetas leader.


Baby burned to death on bonfire in Chile after cult leader decided she was the antichrist

A three-day-old baby was thrown on a bonfire and burned to death in an horrific ritual because a cult leader had decided she was the antichrist and that the end of the world was near. Police in Chile have arrested four people accused of taking part in the ritual in which the baby was placed on a board with her mouth taped before being thrown into the flames. The baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 where the ritual took place.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Four young children – including twin girls, aged one – die as fire sweeps through mobile home

Four young children, including twin girls, perished Wednesday afternoon when fire swept through a mobile home in the South Carolina city of Hartsville, authorities said. The 1-year-old twins and their brothers aged 3 and 4 were found dead in the home after firefighters put out the blaze, Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee said. Authorities said that the four children lived in the mobile home but have not been named. They added that the mother was standing in the front yard when emergency crews arrived.


Teenager accused of beating his girlfriend's attorney father and mother to death with a SLEDGEHAMMER will plead insanity

A teenager charged with killing his girlfriend's prominent attorney father and her mother with a sledgehammer will plead not guilty by reason of insanity, it has emerged. Shawn Ford Jr. of Akron is accused of killing 56-year-old Jeffrey Schobert and his wife Margaret, 59, in their own home. The couple were found dead in New Franklin on April 2 after they had been beaten to death with a sledgehammer.


Mayor's nephew 'shot dead a grandmother, 65, young couple and children aged 1 and 5 in suburban home'

The nephew of an Illinois mayor is suspected of shooting dead a grandmother, a young couple and the couple's two sons at their home in the tiny community of Manchester. Manchester Mayor Ronald Drake revealed this afternoon that the suspected gunman in the horrific slaying was his nephew, 43-year-old Rick Smith. Smith was later killed in a shootout with police, authorities said. The family of five were found lifeless in their Manchester home on Wednesday morning, and were later identified as Joanne Sinclair, 65, her granddaughter Brittney Luark, 22, the girl's boyfriend James Roy Ralston, and the couple's sons Nolan Ralston, 5, and Brantley Ralston, 1.


Boy, 2, mauled to death by family's pit bull inside their home when his mother stepped into the restroom

A toddler was killed by his family's pet pit bull on Wednesday in their home in Georgia. The 2-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was not home alone with the dog but his mother had just stepped at the room at the time of the attack. The dog was is now in the custody of Fulton County Animal Services, and they said that they will be running tests on the dog.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Father-of-three 'killed his young children with a hunting knife after wife told him she was leaving for Open University lecturer'

A father killed his three children and then jumped from a 60ft disused quarry after his wife said she was leaving him for an Open University lecturer, an inquest has heard today. The bodies of Ceri Fuller, 35, his son Samuel, 12, and daughters Rebecca, eight, and Charlotte, seven, were discovered at Poles Coppice, Pontesbury Hill, Shropshire, on July 16 last year. All the children suffered stab wounds to their necks, believed to have been inflicted by a hunting knife found nearby. Fuller's fingerprint was found on the bloodstained Bowie-type knife that was recovered from the scene.


Tragedy as girl, 4, mauled to death by her babysitter's dog at Iowa home

A 4-year-old Iowa girl has died after being savagely mauled by her babysitter's dog on Monday. Jordyn Arndt was life-flighted to a Des Moines hospital where she died on Tuesday following the attack by what authorities say was an American Staffordshire terrier. The dog's owner, Jena Marie Wright, 24, who was babysitting Jordyn and her 7-year-old brother, Aden, at her Prairie City home was arrested on Tuesday.


Afghanistan quake kills at least four, wounds 69

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An earthquake centered in Afghanistan's east killed at least four people and injured almost 70, after wet weather weakened the country's traditional mud-brick homes, officials said on Wednesday.


Michigan man gets 15 years for repeatedly sexually assaulting his pet dogs — claims he was just ‘hugging’ them

Prosecutors say convicted sex offender Kurtis Peterson took the phrase man’s best friend too literally when he was busted on bestiality charges for having sex with his pit bull and another pet dog.


21 dead in Xinjiang terrorist clash

URUMQI - A violent clash between suspected terrorists and authorities in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has left 21 people dead, including 15 community workers and police officers and six of the suspects, local authorities said on Wednesday.


Dozens killed in Bangladesh factory building collapse

DHAKA - An eight-storey block housing garment factories and a shopping centre collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring hundreds more, officials said.


College freshman, 19, swept to his death after he was 'forced to cross river in hazing ritual' for group called 'Men of Honor"

Four men have been charged with hazing following the drowning of one Virginia State University student, Marvell Edmonson, who was swept to his death as he attempted to cross the Appomattox River as part of an initiation rite, police said on Tuesday. A second student, Jauwan Holmes, remained missing on Tuesday, three days after seven male students were pulled down the river by the current as they tried to cross on April 20 as part of their initiation into a group known as 'Men of Honor.' The rest of the men were pulled to safety or drifted to shore, a police statement said.


Shocking CCTV clip shows pit bull owner HELPING his dog savage a pregnant cat to death

A pit bull owner who was caught on CCTV as he helped his dog savage a pregnant pet cat to death is facing animal cruelty charges in Poland. The shocking video shows the dog suddenly grabbing the sleeping cat in its powerful jaws as its owner walks it down a city centre street on a lead. But instead of trying to force his dog to release the helpless pet, he started stamping on the cat, apparently trying to finish it off for his terrier.


Disqualified driver, 38, admits killing 'perfect couple' by mowing them down as they rode tandem bike

A driver today admitting killing a couple by knocking them off their tandem bicycle while being pursued by police. Nicky Lovell pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of 'perfect couple' Ross and Clare Simons in the accident near Bristol three months ago, and faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced next month. His girlfriend Louise Cox, who owns the car he was driving at the time of the crash, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice.


City worker dies in suicide pact with childhood friend

Guido Schiatti: Wealthy City worker dies in 'suicide pact' with childhood friend at Italian mansion | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

At least 187 killed in Nigeria violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Fighting between soldiers and Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria killed at least 187 people, the worst single incident of violence in the region since an insurgency there began three years ago, an aid agency said Monday.


Calif. woman killed by boyfriend in bizarre BB gun accident

A California mom-of-two was shot dead by her own boyfriend in a BB gun accident. Martha Socorro Marin, 32, was killed Thursday at the Santa Ana, Orange County house she shared with the as yet unnamed man. Cops found Marin had a tiny puncture wound in her upper chest. She was rushed to UCI Medical Center in Orange, but died soon after. Her 34-year-old boyfriend - who she'd been with for 14 years and is the father of her two children - claims the shooting was an accident. "In 30-plus years of doing this job, I've never heard of anyone dying from a BB gun wound," said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.


100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles

Scientists believe that more than 100 dolphins washed up dead along the Italian coast were struck down by a killer strain of measles. A total of 101 dolphin carcasses have been counted on the west coast of Italy since the beginning of the year. All are the same species - striped dolphins which have a distinctive blue and white pattern and grow to about eight feet long. They usually live for 50 or 60 years.


Soldier and his wife set attack dog free to rip apart cat in front of horrified primary schoolchildren

A soldier and his wife encouraged their dog to rip a cat apart in front of horrified primary school pupils, a court heard. Andrew and Katy Johnson were passing the school with their powerfully-built Japanese Akita dog, Yuna, when they spotted the cat. As children waited to be picked up by their parents at the school gates, the couple unleashed the dog and set her on the 16-year-old tabby. The vicious animal locked her jaws around the cat’s neck and killed her as pupils from King’s Ford Junior School in Colchester, Essex, looked on. The couple then put their dog, called Yuna, back on her lead and left without trying to get veterinary help for the animal.


Drunk nurse, 67, mowed down and killed 15-year-old cyclist before throwing his bike out of the way and carrying on to work

A drunk nurse knocked down and killed a 15-year-old cyclist before throwing his bike out of the way and continuing on her journey to work. Heather Butler, 67, hit Sam Brown after downing a glass of wine and three gin and tonics before setting off for her care home job. She clipped the teenage bicycle rider's back wheel, sending him crashing into his friend Luke Wheel before he was thrown over her car windscreen onto a grass verge. But Butler continued driving more than 200 metres with Sam's bike stuck to the front of her Audi A4 before she stopped, tossed aside the cycle and drove off in Eastrington, East Yorkshire. The pensioner, who was more than twice the drink-drive limit, was jailed for five years and four months at Hull Crown Court.


Teen becomes impaled on guardrail and dies after her best friend, 16, is distracted while driving and crashes their car

A teenager has died after her best friend became distracted while driving her and hit a barrier - impaling the girl on a metal guardrail. Alexia Douglas, 16, died on impact after Christina Shiver, who had only just passed her driving test, lost control of her SUV in St. Petersburg, Florida at 7pm on Friday and smacked into a barrier. The car jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. Authorities say metal guardrails pierced through the passenger's side windshield, killing Alexia immediately. Christina, also 16, was treated in hospital but only suffered minor injuries. A witness said that she believed her best friend was still alive and wanted to ride with her in the ambulance to hospital.


The sex manual especially written for ultra-Orthodox Jews (complete with sealed envelope containing intimate diagrams)

A sex therapist has created the first ever sex manual for ultra-Orthodox Jews. Dr. David Ribner put together The Newlywed's Guide to Physical Intimacy which touches on subjects that may be uncomfortable for some, including oral sex and masturbation. The 92 page book does not contain any images, although a sealed envelope at the back does contain sexual diagrams.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Anatoly Onoprienko aka The Terminator

Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko (born Ukrainian: Анатолій Юрійович Онопрієнко on July 25, 1959) is a Ukrainian serial killer. He is also known by the nicknames "The Beast of Ukraine", "The Terminator", and "Citizen O". After police arrested the 37-year-old former forestry student on April 16, 1996, Onoprienko confessed to killing 52 people.


6 dead in shooting in southwest Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities say a man opened fire in a southwestern town, killing at least six people before fleeing. Officials at the city hall in Belgorod said Monday that the man opened fire outside a department store, killing five people immediately, including a girl in her early teens. Another victim died in hospital. The RIA Novosti news agency cited local investigators as saying that the man opened fire while he tried to rob a gun store. Police locked down the entire neighborhood as they searched for the man, whom they believe to be a former convict. Police have not released the suspect's name. With gun control stricter than in many countries, such multiple killings are rare in Russia.


5 dead, including young boy, after SUV flips during Border Patrol chase in Arizona

A young boy is dead along with four others after an SUV packed with 20 people flipped over in Arizona during a chase with Border Patrol agents. The agents were trying to stop the Chevy Tahoe as it traveled on Interstate 10 at around 11 p.m. Saturday, but the vehicle kept going and rolled over while trying to exit onto Highway 83 outside Tucson, the Arizona Daily Star reported. The dead included four men from Guatemala and a young boy, whose age wasn't released.


Woman caught shoplifting hangs herself in supermarket

TOKYO — A woman in her 40s hanged herself in a supermarket toilet in Tokyo after she was caught shoplifting food, police said Monday. According to police, a supermarket employee in Kodaira saw the woman stealing groceries at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Fuji TV reported that the woman was taken to an office and was being questioned when she requested to go to the toilet. She was escorted to a washroom where police say she proceeded to hang herself with her sweater. According to police, the woman was found and taken to a nearby hospital where she remained unconscious Monday. Doctors have described her condition as critical. Police said they have not yet been able to identify the woman.


Five dead in shooting at Seattle apartment building: Crazed gunman killed as police swooped on scene

Five people have been killed in a shooting at an apartment complex south of Seattle, including a suspect who was shot by police officers responding to the chaotic scene. Cathy Schrock, a police spokesperson for the city of Federal Way, located 20 miles south of Seattle, said officers responded to a 9.30pm emergency call after shots were fired at the Pinewood Apartments. It has been reported that there were somewhere between six and 15 shots. Schrock said: 'When we arrived, there was a lot of gunfire already being fired and multiple calls, 911 calls of gunfire.'


Horrifying moment Burmese Buddhists set fire to Muslim man in riots which left 43 dead

Horrifying footage has emerged of police officers standing by while Burmese Buddhist rioters set fire to a Muslim man. The video was largely filmed by police in the city of Meiktila during intense clashes between a gang of Buddhists known as the '969 squad' and Muslims last month which left 43 people dead. In the grainy footage posted on the internet a man - almost certainly a Muslim - is seen rolling around on the ground in agony after being set alight by an angry mob.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Man hijacks bus and leads police on a 30-mile chase before shooting himself dead

A gunman hijacked a city bus in Austin, Texas, ordered the driver and the two passengers to get off, and led officers on a 30-mile chase before pulling over and killing himself, police say. The man boarded the Austin bus at about 4:30 pm on Saturday. He then forced everyone to leave the vehicle, got behind the steering wheel and drove off, the Austin American-Statesman reported.


U.S. academic, 32, gang raped in Papua New Guinea by nine armed men who hacked off her hair with a bush knife and tied her husband naked to a tree

A U.S. academic has been gang raped in Papua New Guinea by nine armed men who hacked off her blonde hair and left her husband tied naked to a tree. The 32-year-old woman, who was conducting research into exotic birds in a remote forest on Karkar Island, was walking along a bush track with her husband and a guide on Friday when they were set upon by the gang armed with knives and rifles. Her husband and the guide were stripped and bound by the men, who then used a bush knife to hack off the woman's hair before raping her in a terrifying ordeal lasting 20 minutes.

The brutal gang rape came less than a week after an Australian man living in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea was shot dead and his Filipina girlfriend gang raped when a group of men broke into their house. The U.S. woman, who posed for a photograph but did not want to reveal her identity, spoke to media in Port Moresby as she and her husband waited for a flight to leave the country. 'I was walking along a bush track with my husband and our guide when we were ambushed by nine men armed with rifles and knifes,' she said.


18 dead in NE China colliery blast

CHANGCHUN - A coal mine gas blast killed 18 people and injured 12 others in Northeast China's Jilin province, local authorities said Sunday.


2 dead, 7 wounded in shootings across Chicago

Two people have been killed and seven others wounded in gun violence across Chicago since Friday afternoon.


Deadly avalanche claims five snowboarders in Colorado's Rocky Mountain back country

An avalanche killed five Saturday, some 12,000 feet high in Colorado’s rugged Rocky Mountain back country. The snowboarders were found dead after becoming trapped in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Authorities believe it was the snowboarders, themselves, who triggered the avalanche that occurred around 1pm. Only one member of the back country snowboarding group survived the tragedy on Loveland Pass, which juts to over two miles above sea level.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sicilian man kills priest for exposing confession secrets

A Sicilian man killed his parish priest for talking about villagers' sins in his sermons, police said. Antonio Incandela, 33, allegedly used the handle of a hoe to beat Michele di Stefano to death in his own church rectory bed in the hamlet of Ummari. The killer allegedly told cops he murdered the elderly holy man because he used his homilies to talk about what parishioners were getting up to. The information spouted from the pulpit had come, he claimed, from confessions.


'Possessive and violent' bully jailed for 18 years after murdering his wife and driving her body in the boot of his car to a police station

A 'possessive and violent' bully who killed his estranged wife then drove her body in the boot of his car to a police station will serve at least 18 years in jail. John Yates, 58, who had been found guilty of murder, was told by a judge at Caernarfon crown court in North Wales that he had done everything in his power to prevent his wife Barbara from leading her own life. Following the murder somewhere in the Warrington area he drove her body in the boot of his Peugeot 306 estate to a police traffic base 45 miles away at St Asaph where he handed himself in. Speaking outside court today, Barbara's older sister Angela Hyland, of Glossop, Derbyshire, said: 'I hope he dies in prison. He was very possessive, selfish, controlling and jealous.


At least 70 dead after 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks China's southwestern province of Sichuan

At least 70 people have been killed and over 2,000 more left injured after a powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province near the same area where a devastating quake struck five years ago. State media warned the casualty toll could climb sharply, and early reports suggested that hundreds were dead. The government's seismological bureau said the quake hit shortly after 8am local time in Lushan county in the city of Ya'an, home to China's famous pandas.


Rape of 5-year-old sparks protest in India’s capital

NEW DELHI - Indian police arrested a man on allegations of rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, a spokesman said on Saturday, after the incident triggered protests and revived memories of a brutal December assault on a woman that shook the country.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Cristoforo de Predis

The Predis Codex 
15th Century

Giacomo Borine de Buschis

Triumph of Death, 1489

Reliquary remains of St.Calixtus

At St.Georges Chapel, 1334

9 killed by gunman in Kenya, near Somali border

NAIROBI, Kenya: A police chief says that a masked gunman believed to be a member of an al-Qaida-linked Somalia militant group stormed a hotel in a Kenyan city near the border with Somalia and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing nine people. Vitalis Okumu said Friday that the Thursday night attack could have been in retaliation for military activity carried out by African Union forces, which Kenya is a part of, against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.


Attacks kill 9 worshippers in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Mortar fire and bombs targeting worshippers killed nine people and wounded 29 others on Friday in two attacks north of Baghdad shortly after noon prayers. The new violence came a day after a suicide bombing attack on a Baghdad cafe that killed 36 people and wounded dozens. Violence has been on the rise ahead of provincial elections set for Saturday. The vote is for local officials in several provinces across the country, including the capital, Baghdad. Authorities have been pledging to bolster security ahead of the elections Police said the first attack came just after Friday prayers as the worshippers were leaving the Sunni mosque of al-Muthana in Khalis, killing seven worshippers and wounding 14 others.


Twisted trail of 'Yosemite murders' leads to resort handyman

On Feb. 15, 1999, Carole Sund, 43, her daughter Juli, 15, and a close family friend, Argentine exchange student, Silvina Pelosso, 16, went hiking around the giant redwoods of California’s Yosemite National Park. That evening, they rented a couple of videotapes from the front desk at the Cedar Lodge, just outside the park, and went to the room they were sharing for the night. Then they vanished.


About a month after they disappeared, a hiker stumbled upon a torched car in the mountains, what had once been a red Pontiac. Inside the trunk, burned beyond recognition, were the charred bodies of Carole Sund and Pelosso. Six days later, the FBI received an anonymous letter, with a crudely drawn map and a message, “We had fun with this one.” Following the map, searchers found Juli Sund, her throat slashed.


Killer priest murders nun in chapel sacristy, leaves demonic stab pattern over her heart

The nun's killer left behind a pointed message. Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, 71, was murdered on the morning before Easter in 1980, an ungodly act on Holy Saturday. Her body was found in the chapel sacristy at Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She had been confronted by her killer as she prepared for that day’s services. Pahl was choked to death’s door, jabbed mercilessly with a letter opener, and then sexually violated. She was found with an altar cloth shrouding her torso. It was a ritual murder with hallmarks of pathological rage. Among 31 stab wounds, nine punctures over her heart formed the outline of an inverted Crucifix, a demonic symbol. She had been stripped below the waist and defiled with a cross. The homicide was unthinkable. Who would do such a thing to an elderly nun?


Illinois man with cancer attempts suicide-by-cop with BB gun

An Illinois man who was reportedly dying from cancer was caught on Wednesday in a suicide-by-cop plot. Howard R. Lazarus walked into a Vernon Hills police station brandishing a fake handgun. An officer shot and wounded the 53-year-old, only to discover later that he was trying to die.


Woman killed in front of granddaughter when she was crushed to death by a metal gate which fell on top of her in driveway

A woman was crushed to death in front of her granddaughter by a metal gate which fell on top of her at the end of her own driveway. The victim, who has not yet been named but is thought to be in her 50s, was with the young child at the time. Norfolk Police have launched an investigation into the tragedy in Blofield, near Norwich.


Beaten by a baying mob: Shocking video shows schoolgirls shouting encouragement as teenage victim is kicked and punched on the floor

Stupidity hard at work...

A vicious street fight between a gang of New York schoolgirls was caught on video as a baying mob urged on the violence. The footage, filmed on a smartphone, is believed to show two pupils from a school in Queens being attacked by several older girls. The shocking scenes show the girls throwing punches and kicking each other, pulling each others' hair and even wrestling on the ground as the crowd shouts encouragement.


Convicted paedophile, 23, attacked a sleeping five-year-old girl after his sex offenders treatment was cancelled

A paedophile molested a sleeping five-year-old girl after his sex-offenders treatment was cancelled. Daniel Veness, 23, was ordered to get urgent help after he was caught with 600 vile child pornography pictures on his computer. But a lack of 'resources' meant that the scheme was scrapped. Veness, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, filmed himself carrying out the sickening sex attack on the little girl as she slept. He was jailed for two years eight months yesterday. Judge David Goodin branded the pervert a danger to young girls. The judge said it was 'a matter of great regret' that two years in to a three-year order Veness's treatment programme had not started.


Husband who invented fantasy life killed himself after botched plot to give wife lethal overdose which left her in three-year coma

-Serial liar Tony Lindstrom, 44, researched using insulin as 'silent killer'
-Tried to take out insurance policy on wife Diana, 56, before injecting her
-Didn't administer enough to kill her so panicked and injected himself -He was found dead in car and wife was discovered unconscious in bed
-She remained in coma for three years before treatment was withdrawn
-Died this February and coroner admits situation was 'particularly sad'


Video footage appears to show dozens of people stealing marathon merchandise in the aftermath of Boston bombings

It doesn't matter what happens; bombings, vulcanos erupting, earthquakes, tsunamis, you name it, people who survive will look for anything to steal at any given oppertunity, no matter how stupid and/or useless the things they steal are. Vermin who couldn't give a shit as long as they take and take and take...

Video footage from the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings appears to show dozens of people stealing merchandise that was meant for runners who finished the race. In the video, people can be seen swarming cardboard boxes full of merchandise, swiping blue and yellow jackets. Some people are seen stuffing multiple jackets into bags while others seem more selective, picking up a jacket - perhaps to check the sizing - and then swapping it out for another.


'Loving' teenager hanged himself after listening to 'death metal music with dark lyrics which glorified death'

A schoolboy killed himself after listening to death metal on his iPod, an inquest has heard. Truman Edley, who was just 15 at the time of his death, hanged himself in the hallway of the family home in Rotherham after he had been listening to the violent music. A coroner refused to name the band he was listening to or publish the extreme lyrics which formed part of the evidence at the inquest in Rotherham. The official also noted that Truman had been suffering from a number of problems, and his mother said that he had 'self-esteem' issues. The teenager, who was named after American indie band Trumans Waters, frequently listened to death metal through headphones.' She discovered his body at their home in November 2011, two months after she had found him sobbing in his bedroom wardrobe. On another occasion, she found scratches on his arm - he said that he had done it while messing around in the woods, but two friends asked him to visit a youth support service, fearing he had been self-harming.


Seven years in jail for raping 2yo girl

The family of a two-year-old girl raped by her mother's then boyfriend has clapped in court as a Hobart judge sentenced the man to seven a half years in jail. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was 24 when he took the girl into the bathroom of a Hobart shopping centre and raped her on the toilet floor. The court heard he filmed the attack on a mobile phone but when confronted by police denied it. He only admitted what he had done when forensic evidence linked him to the crime.


Man jailed for bashing boy to death

A New South Wales man has been jailed for up to eight years for bashing his partner's four-year-old son to death. Nathan Forrest pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Bailey Constable, who died in April 2011 near Warren, in western New South Wales. Justice Elizabeth Fullerton has sentenced Forrest to eight years in jail, with a non-parole period of six. The judge said Forrest was in a position of authority over the boy, who was sick and recovering from other injuries the night he was bashed.


Sobbing grandmother, 75, sentenced to 22 years in prison for murdering 17-year-old grandson

A 75-year-old Detroit-area woman convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of her teen grandson was sentenced to at least 22 years in prison Thursday, despite her desperate plea to a judge to spare her from dying behind bars. Sandra Layne got a minimum sentence of 20 years for second-degree murder, along with a mandatory two-year sentence for using a gun to kill 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman. Hoffman was shot six times, including twice in the back, last spring in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township. Layne said she shot him out of fear during a physical altercation, but a jury in March rejected her claim of self-defense.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

More dead animals found in China - 410 pigs and 122 dogs

In the nearly two weeks since thousands of pig carcasses started littering a river running through Shanghai, its residents have been told not to worry. What they haven't been given are convincing explanations behind the deaths and the dumping.


Michigan man charged with first-degree murder for 'forcing a handyman to strangle and kill his wife'

A man accused of forcing a handyman to strangle his wife was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday, 15 months after the discovery of her body in a Detroit alley stirred fear that she was a victim of a random abduction from a comfortable suburb. The charges against Robert Bashara were not unexpected. Nonetheless, it was another extraordinary turn in the death of Jane Bashara, a 56-year-old marketing executive from Grosse Pointe Park. 'I don't know if I'd use the word strange,' Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said when asked to sum up the investigation. 'I would use the word different, and certainly a case that has a lot of tentacles.' The handyman, Joseph Gentz, is serving a 17-year prison sentence after admitting he killed Jane Bashara. But he insists he acted on the threats and orders of her husband.


British pensioner, 66, crushed to death by his own digger as he worked farmland in Spain

A British man was crushed to death by his own digger as he worked on his farm in Spain. The 66-year-old died from serious head injuries after falling from the digger on land in Sella, near Alicante yesterday. It appears the pensioner fell from the machine into a 13ft deep pit and that the machine landed on top of him.


Toddler, 3, dies in hospital after choking on his food at home

A toddler has died after choking on food at his home. Police were called to a home in the Moss Side area of Leyland, Lancashire, to reports that a three-year-old boy was unconscious. North West Ambulance Service attended but, despite the efforts of paramedics, the boy died shortly after arrival at the Royal Preston Hospital.


Footage emerges of four men beating Indian woman with sticks

Horrifying footage has emerged of a woman being beaten with sticks and rods by four men. The woman can be heard crying out in agony as the men thrash her in the grainy clip, which was filmed in Ludhiana in Punjab, northwest India. She is seen putting her hands out in a vain attempt to block the blows in the footage filmed on a mobile phone. The woman, who is said to be from Bihar, had allegedly lent Rs 20,000 (£242) to one of the accused. She claimed that she was attacked because she had asked for her money to be returned. The video shows an old man and a woman attempting to save her, but they were also attacked and forced to go away. Even after she falls to the ground the men continue to thrash her.


Up to 15 dead after fire and blast at fertilizer plant

WEST, Texas - Rescue workers searched the wreckage of a fertilizer plant on Thursday for survivors of a fiery explosion that killed as many as 15 people, injured more than 160 and leveled houses in a small Texas city. Three to four volunteer firefighters were among the missing following the explosion on Wednesday night, said Sgt. William Patrick Swanton of the Waco, Texas, police department. Firefighters had responded to a fire at the West Fertilizer Co. before the 8 p.m. blast that rocked West, a town of 2,700 people about 20 miles (32 km) north of Waco. The death toll remained estimated at five to 15 people, Swanton said at a news conference in Waco on Thursday. “That’s a rough number,” he said.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Iraq executes 21 men convicted of terrorism

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has executed 21 prisoners convicted on terrorism charges and links to al-Qaida, the Justice Ministry said Wednesday, setting off fresh criticism from an international human rights expert over Baghdad's insistence on carrying out capital punishment. The executions were carried out by hanging in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website. All the convicts were Iraqi al-Qaida operatives who were involved in bombings, car bomb attacks and assassinations, the statement said.


Monster dad beat one year old infant to death because he fantasized about harming her

A Florida dad beat his one-year-old baby daughter to death after burning her feet with cigars because he felt "relieved" when causing another person pain, police said. Rony Veus, 23, is accused of throwing tiny Honey to the floor, pulling her hair, throwing her on the bed and forcing her to eat cinnamon as part of a sickening campaign of abuse. Cops were called to his Apopka home on Thursday after she was found unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital and, suffering from bleeding on the brain, remained in a coma for three days. She died on Saturday.


3 Killed, 1 Hurt in Fiery Crash in South L.A.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Three people were killed and one was injured in a fiery crash in South Los Angeles late Tuesday night. It happened around 10:22 p.m. in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue. The car jumped the curb and sheared off a light pole. The impact caused the vehicle to burst into flames. Three people who were trapped inside were killed.


Teenage boy and friend suffer horrific burns after they 'were forced to walk over hot coals as punishment for talking during a sermon in church'

A teenage boy and his friend suffered horrific burns in Zimbabwe after they were allegedly forced to walk over hot coals as punishment when they were overheard talking during a sermon in church, it was reported today. The 14-year-old youngster and his companion, a 21-year-old man, were rushed to hospital following the bizarre incident last weekend. Six members of their local gospel church were arrested following the alleged attack, which happened on Sunday in the central town of Chitungwiza.


British boy, 3, dies in China after being hit by a screen in a restaurant while eating with his family

A three-year-old British boy is believed to have died in Shanghai after being hit by a falling screen in a Turkish restaurant. The little boy, who also held a Turkish passport, was killed at around 9pm last night at the Kervan restaurant in the Bund area of the city. He was said to have been dining at the restaurant with his parents and family friends.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

17 gold miners dead in Ghana accident

ACCRA, Ghana — Authorities say 17 people are dead after an accident at a gold mine in central Ghana. Local official Peter Kofi Owusu-Ashia told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 20 others had been rescued Monday afternoon. Owusu-Ashia said authorities did not believe that anyone remained trapped inside the area but he said efforts would resume Tuesday at the site.


Five killed, including 14-year-old girl, in Florida crash after speeding driver runs red light, slams into other car

Jabari Kemp, 21, ran a red light and was speeding off I-95 near Riviera Beach when he slammed into a Lexus carrying five people, killing them all, police say. Kemp remains hospitalized and is expected to survive. Police say charges against Kemp are pending and blood was drawn to check for drugs or alcohol.


4 Chinese killed in Russia's factory fire

IRKUTSK, Russia - Four Chinese workers were killed and five others injured Sunday in a fire that engulfed a wood factory in Russia's Far Eastern city of Zima. The fire broke out in a makeshift wooden shelter of the China-Russia joint venture, which housed 33 Chinese workers, and spread to an area of 300 square meters, said Chinese Consul General in Irkutsk Guo Zhijun.


Girl, 9, dies after being shot in the head by mother's boyfriend who was practicing holstering his gun

A nine-year-old Oregon kill was killed when her mother's boyfriend's gun accidentally went off, and she was shot. Shayla Shonneker, 9, was playing in the backyard of her mother's home when the tragedy occurred. Joseph Wolters, 32, was reportedly inside the house practicing holstering and un-holstering his gun when the firearm went off.


Young bride burned herself to death to escape 'shame' of failing arranged marriage

A young Indian bride burned herself to death to escape the shame of her failing arranged marriage, an inquest has heard. Harsimrat Kaur Bains, moved from India to marry husband Mr Bains, 30, in 2007 but soon afterwards began complaining of domestic abuse. After months of alleged abuse the 24-year-old doused her body in petrol and set herself alight in the couple's bedroom in Leicester.


Rugby league player, 23, hanged himself 'after getting into huge debt with payday loan companies'

A rugby league player hanged himself after secretly getting himself thousands of pounds into debt with payday loan companies. Kenny Davies, 23, was out of work yet was paying sums of around £400 a time after taking out arrangements with online loan firms which sometimes charge interest rates of up 4,000 per cent. On the day of his death, Kenny had asked a neighbour to act as a guarantor for a £3,500 loan over 36 months. But the neighbour refused and Kenny was found dead in woods near his home just 30 minutes later.


Pregnant woman in Jordan had stomach slit in 'honour' killing before her body was thrown in dumpster

Police are edging closer to resolving a gruesome 'honour' killing in Jordan. The burned body of a pregnant woman whose throat had been slit and belly cut open, which was found on Sunday by police in Jordan, was autopsied yesterday, in a bid to find her killer. The woman, likely to be unmarried, was murdered in a so-called 'honour killing', police concluded, based on the grotesque manner of her murder which involved her stomach being cut open, showing her four-month-old foetus.


Hundreds feared dead as 'biggest quake in 40 years' hits near Iran's border with Pakistan

A major earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan today and an Iranian official said hundreds of people were feared to have been killed. Tremors from the 7.8 magnitude quake were also felt in India and Gulf states. 'It was the biggest earthquake in Iran in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead,' said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


At least 3 killed in Boston marathon bombings

Named: Boy, 8, who was waiting to give his runner dad a hug at the finish line when the Boston Marathon bombings killed him and 'grievously injured' his mother and sister: Woman in her twenties also among three dead as another 144 are hurt with 17 critical | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bomb kills 7 family members in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least seven members of a family travelling in a trailer towed by a tractor in southern Afghanistan. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the vehicle hit the bomb on a road in the Mali Zai region of Zabul province just after daybreak on Monday. It said four other people were wounded by the blast, which the ministry blamed on the Taliban.


Long Island sister and brother found drowned in neighbor’s pool

Two missing Island siblings were discovered dead in a neighbor’s swimming pool Sunday, cops said. The mother of Sharon Knowles, 7, and Ralph Knowles, 5, alerted police when she couldn’t find her children at the family’s Naples Ave. home in Central Islip around 3:30 p.m.


Female cop kills husband, infant in Brooklyn before killing self

A veteran female cop with 13 years on the job fatally shot her boyfriend and their 1-year-old son before turning the gun on herself in her Brooklyn home, police said. Cops discovered the boyfriend’s body lying in the hallway of their ground-floor apartment at E. 56th St. in East Flatbush. The cop, 43, and her infant son were found lying on a bed, authorities said. The dead man was believed to be between 30 and 40, cops said.


Six victims found strangled to death - one decapitated - in shack as brutal Mexico drug violence spreads to Cancun

Police in Mexico have found the bodies of six people - one of who had been decapitated - at a house in a poor neighborhood of the resort city of Cancun. The director of the Quintana Roo state detective agency says the victims' hands, heads and feet had been tied up with packing tape, and they were apparently asphyxiated. The bodies, five men and two women, had been left on a patio of a house located some distance from the city's tourist zone.


Boy, 7, dead after 'shooting himself twice during family gun outing'

A 7-year-old boy died in an apparent accident during a family shooting trip in Kansas on Friday. Police are still piecing together the exact order of events that led to Gavin Brummett's death on Friday evening. Initial reports state that Gavin was out shooting semi-automatic handgun with his father and brother when he was killed.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

80 animals killed in fire

Five Sisters Zoo fire: 'It's our worst nightmare': Zookeeper's devastation after meerkats, reptiles and otter die in fire which killed 80 animals | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Woman killed in crash with fire engine

Woman driver killed in horrific head-on crash with fire engine which was driving to emergency call | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Bus crash topples off bridge killing 5

Belgium bus crash: Vehicle carrying Russian schoolchildren topples off bridge killing five | Mail Online

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

2 dead, at least 7 wounded in weekend violence

Two men were killed and at least six people wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.


Shopper is set on fire inside his SUV by homeless man who doused him in lighter fluid after he refused to give him money

A man was set on fire inside his SUV in Long Beach last night after reportedly refusing to give a beggar any money. Police say a homeless man set the 63-year-old California man on fire outside a 7-Eleven store by throwing a flammable substance inside the man's parked SUV. The unidentified victim is said to have walked past the panhandler as he requested money, according to ABC. As he got in the car, the man threw a flammable liquid into the vehicle and set it alight.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Anti-gay Christian lawyer found guilty of abducting girl, 14, to Canada and videotaping her having sex

A jury took less than an hour to convict a female lawyer who worked with an anti-gay Christian group for abducting a teenage girl and forcing her to have sex on camera while on bail for child pornography charges. Lisa Biron, 43, did not display any emotion as the verdict was read during the January court appearance in New Hampshire. She faces a minimum 25 year sentenced when she is sentenced later this month.


The Haircut Killer (2012)

The body of a long-missing girl is found holding a fistful of someone else’s hair—just like another corpse a thousand miles away. Barbie Latza Nadeau on Italy's mind-bending murder mystery


Woman and two children found dead at West London home

A woman and two children have been found dead at a house in Ruislip, West London. Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approx 1840 hrs on Friday 12 April to reports of a woman and two children found deceased at an address in Midcroft Road. Police, ambulance and the fire service were at the scene late into Friday night and Saturday morning. At this stage, the deaths are being treated as unexplained. Next of kin have been made aware and cordons have been put in place. Inquiries are continuing.


Five people from the same family, one of them believed to be a baby, are killed after a head-on crash between their car and a lorry

Five people from the same family have died in a crash between their car and a lorry today. Three members of the Durham family were pronounced dead at the scene on the A18 near Laceby Manor Golf Club, Grimsby. Two were announced dead upon arrival at hospital following what is believed to have been a head-on collision between the family’s Nissan Primera and a light goods vehicle.


Grandmother killed herself after 'failures at every level' as a result of NHS cost-cutting forced her to leave care home

A grandmother killed herself after she was forced to leave a care home because of NHS cost-cutting. An inquest found there were 'failures at every level' in the care of Sheila McInulty, 65, who died from a lethal overdose of prescription medication in February 2011 after managers ignored the advice of psychiatrists and removed her from the Mountview recovery unit in Northwood. Ms McInulty, of Edgware, west London, was suffering with a mental health condition and had repeatedly attempted suicide, the Harrow Times reported.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Man, 46, crushed to death and woman in critical condition in garbage truck accident after they fell asleep in a dumpster

A bizarre garbage truck accident has left a man dead and a woman seriously injured after it emptied a dumpster and began its rounds - while the couple slept inside. Franshon Barr, 46, and his unidentified sleeping partner had bedded down for the night inside the steel container, in Terre Haute, Indiana, wrapping themselves in its rubbish to keep warm. But when morning came, a dustman arrived to begin his shift and poured the contents of the giant trash can into his truck without realising there were people inside.


Mother, 54, choked to death in pub eating competition after swallowing boiled egg

A popular mother died after choking on a boiled egg during a pub eating contest. Sharon Dixon, 54 was taking part in the egg eating competition at the Wellington Arms, Grimsby, when she began to choke. Frantic friends and bar staff dialled 999 around 2pm on Easter Monday after Sharon began to turn blue during the competition.


Beaver 'bites man to death'

An angler in Belarus has died after he was attacked by a beaver which bit him twice on the thigh, severing an artery.


Pennsylvania teen dies after trying to escape grounding by climbing out of her apartment window

Jessica Bacon, 14, from King of Prussia, Pa., used shoelaces and electrical cords to create a makeshift rope. When she tried using it to climb out of her apartment window, her plans went horribly wrong.


'Drunk' man found strangled to death by escalator after his clothing got caught in it

A 42-year-old man was tragically strangled to death when he fell on an escalator in downtown Seattle and his clothing got caught in the mechanism. Video footage shows Maurecio Bell of Renton, Washington, staggering and leaning against the escalator just prior to the incident. He had an opened bottle of brandy in his back pocket. Bell was found unconscious and unresponsive at about 5.30 a.m. on Sunday morning at the bottom of an escalator at the Benaroya Hall Metro Station.


Orthodox Jewish man photographed covering himself in plastic bag during flight because faith forbids him to fly over cemeteries

A startling photo of a plane passenger who wrapped himself in a plastic bag for his flight has hit the internet. The man dressed entirely in black beneath folds of plastic, sightly bows his head beneath the tied ends seen piled on his head. The passengers behind him strain to catch a look. The photo was posted to Reddit on Thursday amid suggestions that the man is a Kohein, religious descendant of the priests of ancient Israel, who are banned from flying over cemeteries. Many wrap themselves in plastic bags as a compromise measure.


Sex offender, 18, 'raped 11-year-old schoolgirl repeatedly in park then told her he would show film of attack to friends and those she loved'

A sex offender repeatedly raped an 11-year-old schoolgirl in a park and then bragged he would show a video of the attack to her family and friends, a court heard today. Opemipo Jaji, 18, is alleged to have followed the 11-year-old girl as she made her way home from school last November. The girl told police in a video interview played to the court that the attack happened after she had got off a bus. She said she was walking along a road in Enfield, north London, when a man dragged her into Jubilee Park and repeatedly raped her. She said: 'He kept saying ‘Stop moving or I will stab you’. 'I tried to run away but then he grabbed me when I got to the pavement of the park entrance. 'I kept on saying ‘stop’ because it was hurting me and he kept saying ‘shut up’ to me. He was just saying it every time I spoke. 'When I was on the floor, he said he would film me and send it into my school. 'I was saying ‘Get off me, get off me, stop’.” The youngster was recorded a week after the attack which resulted in her undergoing an operation for an injury.


Dumped boyfriend taunted his ex-lover on the phone before plunging 350ft to his death... and left the line open so she could hear his screams

A dumped boyfriend taunted his ex-lover on the phone as he plunged to his death in his van over a 350ft cliff, an inquest heard today. Chef Robbie Hayball, 20, left the line open so Shannon Woodford, 21, could hear his screams as he ploughed through a fence, and onto rocks below. The father-of-two had taken his white van to the top of the beauty spot just minutes after she told him their four year relationship was over. He then told her when she phoned: 'I'm glad you called, listen to this...'


Thursday, April 11, 2013

2 dead, dozens hurt in bus crash in Irving

Two dead, dozens hurt when charter bus on gambling trip crashes in Irving | Breaking News ...

Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.10

Nepalese man burns pregnant wife alive

In a brutal case of domestic violence, police in Nepal have arrested a man after he allegedly killed his 22-year-old pregnant wife by stuffing her into a hay bale and setting it alight. Violence against women has garnered increased public attention in Nepal in the wake of the brutal gang-rape and death of a female student in New Delhi.


Family burned to death in feud over a pushchair: Fed-up neighbour 'killed five in rage after it was left outside her door'

Five family members were murdered by a neighbour who set fire to their baby’s pushchair because she was fed up with it being left outside her front door, a court heard yesterday. It caused a ‘devastating’ inferno which trapped Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her partner Liam Timbrell, 23, their baby son Charlie, 15 months, Miss Shiers’s nephew Bailey, four, and niece Skye, two, in their first-floor flat. As the fire took hold, Mr Timbrell was heard in the background of a 999 call played to the jury screaming: ‘Oh my God, oh my God, we’re going to die.’


Father runs over daughter, 2, with lawnmower severing both her legs

A two-year-old girl lost both of her legs and part of her hand after her father accidentally ran over her in a ride-on lawnmower and then dragged her the length of their driveway. Police said the father, who has not been named, started up the mower in the garage of the family's Palm Harbor, Florida, home at around 7 p.m. and didn't notice his daughter run in front of him, apparently tripping. The child's mother desperately tried to flag her husband's attention but he didn't see or hear her over the engine.


'Crazed' man walks into Home Depot and tries to cut his arm off with a saw

A man deliberately cut his arms with saws in the aisles of a Home Depot store in suburban Los Angeles Wednesday, creating a gruesome scene in front of several horrified customers. The man was in the store's tool section and went unnoticed until he began grabbing several small saws, including one meant to cut sheet rock, and started using them on his arms. ‘He cut both arms with hand saws down to the bone,’ said West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez.