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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 »

Moderate 5.2 earthquake hits California

Moderate 5.2 earthquake hits California

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook an area in eastern San Diego County early Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 20 miles from Rancho Mirage. The quake was felt in Los Angeles and San Diego. The earthquake occurred at 1:04 a.m., according to early information from the United States Geological Survey. Initial incomplete data had suggested two ... Read More »

Life imprisonment to five in Danish woman rape case

Life imprisonment to five in Danish woman rape case

A court in New Delhi, on Friday awarded life imprisonment to 5 men for gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman in 2014. They were found guilty of raping and kidnapping the Danish tourist on Monday. They had robbed and gang-raped her at knife-point on the night of January 14, 2014, while she was returning to her hotel in central Delhi. Read More »

Report finds world is more violent with just 10 countries at peace

Report finds world is more violent with just 10 countries at peace

Distressingly the world is now a more dangerous place, astoundingly there are now only ten nations that can be considered totally free from any form of conflict. Most of this small countries have relatively small populations. The annual study from the Institute for Economics and Peace looks at 23 factors, including access to weapons, violent crime, political instability and military ... Read More »

Kenya: Monkey Cause National Blackout

Kenya: Monkey Cause National Blackout

Kenya’s power generation company says a monkey caused a three-hour nationwide blackout. The Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen) explained the rogue animal — who survived the ordeal — fell or jumped on top of a transformer at the hydroelectric plant, triggering the widespread outage. Read More »

Aiden Webb: Body of missing British tourist found in ravine

Aiden Webb: Body of missing British tourist found in ravine

Aiden Webb, 22, from Norwich, had set off to climb Fansipan mountain on his own last Friday. His body was found by rangers in Sin Chai village at 12:50 p.m. local time Thursday. The former Cambridge student’s body was found by rangers in Sin Chai village at 12:50 local time (06:50 BST), the head of the Hoang Lien National Park ... Read More »

Pakistani Mother ‘burnt her daughter to death’ over marriage

Pakistani Mother 'burnt her daughter to death' over marriage

Police in Lahore, Pakistan, arrested a woman suspected of burning her teenage daughter alive as punishment for marrying against the family’s wishes. Officials say Parveen Rafiq tied her daughter, Zeenat, to a cot before dousing her in fuel and setting her alight. Neighbors reportedly tried to help after hearing screams, but said family members kept them from entering the home. Read More »