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Disney: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon (Video)

Disney: Alligator drags toddler into lagoon (Video)

Still reeling from America’s worst mass shooting, authorities in Orlando, Florida were desperately searching on Wednesday (June 15) for a toddler snatched by an alligator at Disney World. More than 50 law enforcement personnel were searching the Seven Seas Lagoon along with an alligator tracker and two marine units. The effort was still considered a “search and rescue operation,” said ... Read More »

Robert Hall: Canadian hostage held in Philippines likely executed by militants

Robert Hall: Canadian hostage held in Philippines likely executed by militants

Islamist militants in the Philippines executed another Canadian hostage , Robert Hall, following through on their gruesome threat to kill a second western captive unless a multi-million-dollar ransom was paid by June 13. The extremist group demanded a ransom of 16.6 million Canadian dollars (about $12.9 million) for the release of three hostages, one of the four having been killed ... Read More »

Florida nightclub mass shooting: Victims identified, bodies removed

Florida nightclub mass shooting: Victims identified, bodies removed

Bodies removed from Orlando nightclub after worst mass shooting in US history. The last of the bodies were slowly removed late Sunday from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence, killing 49 people and devastating a city famous for family-friendly theme parks. Authorities say suspect Omar Mateen opened fire in the ... Read More »

Omar Mateen: ‘What we know about the Orlando gunman’

Omar Mateen: 'What we know about the Orlando gunman'

Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old gunman accused of killing dozens of people in Orlando on Sunday, was a security guard, the divorced father of a 3-year-old and, in school, someone who acted “dorky.” He also was an extremist whose outspoken interest in terrorism twice put him on the FBI’s radar screen. On Sunday morning, he became something far larger: a lone ... Read More »

Muslims attack Nice waitress for serving alcohol in Ramadan

Muslims attack Nice waitress for serving alcohol in Ramadan

Religious tensions escalated in France yesterday after a waitress was hit and insulted by two Muslim men for serving alcohol during Ramadan. The incident happened at a café in the French city of Nice on Wednesday when the woman, a practising Muslim of Tunisian origin, was set upon by two passers-by, as reported by The Telegraph. Speaking to the paper ... Read More »

Twin Bombings near Shiite Shrine Kill over 20 in Damascus

Twin Bombings near Shiite Shrine Kill over 20 in Damascus

At least twenty people have been killed in a twin bomb attack on a suburb of Damascus which is home to Syria’s holiest Shia shrine, state media say. Syria’s official news agency SANA said at least eight people were killed and 13 injured when a car bomb and a suicide bomber struck at the entrance of the Sayeda Zeinab shrine. ... Read More »