August 17, 2018

Mexico students develop electric shock self-defence coat

From BBC Four students in Mexico have developed a jacket they say could protect those wearing it from attacks. Once armed, the sleeves of the coat can emit an electric shock making anyone holding on to them recoil. The students say they came up with the idea in light of the high number of sex […]

Lithuanian police bust counterfeit vodka distribution network

Source: Xinhua VILNIUS, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — A large distribution network of counterfeit vodka was busted in Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas, Lithuanian police announced on Wednesday. “One of the largest networks of counterfeit vodka has been destroyed. Famous vodka brands were fabricated, the product was distributed through illegal trading places in Lithuania as well […]

UK: Man jailed over Gatwick bomb hoax

From BBC A passenger who called in a bomb hoax in order to delay his flight has been jailed. Jacob Meir Abdellak rang police eight minutes before the plane was due to leave Gatwick Airport for Los Angeles on 11 May. The phone number used to make the call was the same one Abdellak used […]

End Orphanage Child Trafficking

From Freedom United August 2018: We have reached out to Global Vision International, Go Overseas, WorkAway, Love Volunteers, African Impact and Plan My Gap Year calling on them to join organizations such as Volunteer Service Overseas who have taken a stand against orphanage placements, publishing a statement on their website in 2016. Traffickers and dishonest children’s homes are […]

Two Vehicle Break-Ins and One Theft from a Vehicle Reported to Cayman Islands police, 13 August

From RCIPS Two Vehicle Break-Ins and One Theft from a Vehicle Reported, 13 August The RCIPS is informing the public of three incidents involving theft or attempted theft from vehicles which were reported earlier this week. On Monday, 13 August, police received two reports that cars were broken into at an address on Sunrise Boulevard, […]

UK – Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

From BBC The man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament has been named as Salih Khater by government sources. The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, has also been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Met Police said on Wednesday. He came to the UK as […]

German teachers, students struggle with rising number of anti-Semitic incidents

From WN German schools have been told to take action on anti-Semitic hate crimes and bullying following several incidents involving Jewish students in the capital Berlin, Britain’s Daily Mail reports. Earlier this year, a teenage boy at an international school in Berlin was subjected to months of bullying for being Jewish, while a Jewish girl […]

White House: ISIS ‘caliphate has been destroyed’

By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The Islamic State (ISIS) has been severely weakened by way of the destruction of its caliphate, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about ISIS and its estimated force of around 30,000 militants during the daily briefing. “We know the caliphate has been destroyed,” […]

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

From BBC Forty-eight people have been killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the country’s health ministry says. Police say a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt. Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers […]

Taylor Swift named in plane crash investigation as pilot ‘wrote her letters’ and listed her as next of kin

By Zaina Alibhai From metro.co .uk A private pilot who died after crashing his plane in Nashville had written letters to Taylor Swift after developing an infatuation with the star. Canadian Michael Callon had attempted to land his small aircraft in dense fog at Nashville Airport before the fatal accident in October 2013. The 45-year-old […]