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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 »

Bomb threat: “EgyptAir jet” makes emergency landing in Uzbekistan

Bomb threat: EgyptAir jet makes emergency landing in Uzbekistan

An EgyptAir flight has made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. According to reports, all 118 passengers and 17 crew members on board have been evacuated from the aircraft. The plane landed in the town of Urgench, 840 kilometers west of the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, after an anonymous caller contacted Egyptian authorities at Cairo airport ... Read More »

Malawi: Albino Deaths for Body Parts On the Rise, Report

Malawi: Albino Deaths for Body Parts On the Rise, Report

Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Malawi of a systematic failure in policing following the abduction and killings of several albino men, women and children in recent months. In a recent report, Amnesty International has declared that Malawi government has failed to protect people with albinism. The report also demands the authorities do more to punish those responsible deeply ... Read More »

Angelika Graswald: Kayak murder suspect appears in court

Angelika Graswald: Kayak murder suspect appears in court

Angelika Graswald, the Poughkeepsie woman accused of murdering her fiance faced an Orange County Court judge again on Tuesday. Angelika Graswald, of Poughkeepsie, is accused of causing her fiance’s drowning while kayaking in the Hudson River last April. Authorities say Angelika Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore’s kayak in April 2015 and pushed a floating paddle away from ... Read More »

Forbes list: The World’s Most Powerful Women In 2016

Forbes list: The World's Most Powerful Women In 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the crown in Forbes’ annual list of the worlds most powerful women for the sixth consecutive year. Markel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and has led her constituents through a recession and has opened Germany’s borders to more than a million immigrants from Syria and other Muslim countries in the last ... Read More »

Shark sightings prompt closure of two California beaches

Shark sightings prompt closure of two California beaches

For the second day in a row, two miles of beaches in Orange County were closed to swimmers Monday afternoon after a cluster of large sharks was spotted near the shore, authorities said. Lifeguards at the beach said they saw three sharks estimated to be about 12 feet long on Monday. It wasn’t clear whether any of them were the ... Read More »

Shark kills diver in Australia, 2nd fatal attack in a week

Shark kills diver in Australia, 2nd fatal attack in a week

A diver has been killed by a shark that eyewitnesses have described as being at least five-and-a-half metres long in the second fatal attack to hit Australia in less than a week. WA Police’s Inspector Danny Mulligan revealed on Sunday afternoon that the 60-year-old woman, who was mauled late on Sunday morning, had been with a male diver partner between ... Read More »

Six dead in armed attack in ‘northern Kazakhstan’

Six dead in armed attack in northern Kazakhstan

At least six people were killed in coordinated attacks on two gun shops and a national guard base in the Kazakh city of Aktobe, officials said on Sunday. Citing eye-witnesses, Kazinform, the national news agency of Kazakhstan, reported that a group of unidentified men robbed two weapon shops in Aktobe and a shootout broke out when a local police force ... Read More »

276 dogs rescued from one house in New Jersey

276 dogs rescued from one house in New Jersey

US authorities have seized 276 small dogs from a New Jersey home in what one official described as “the worst hoarding situation” they had seen in Monmouth County. Monmouth County SPCA interim CEO and President Ross Licitra said at least 20 of the dogs were pregnant and expects that with an average of three to four dogs per litter, at ... Read More »

Lightning strikes fans at German rock festival (Video)

Lightning strikes fans at German rock festival

A lightning strike has left over 72 people injured at a rock music festival in Germany. Deadly weather has swept across Europe, leaving over a dozen dead in Germany, Romania, Belgium and France. Organisers of Rock am Ring said on Sunday that they accepted the decision ‘out of responsibility for the welfare’ of the 90,000 festival-goers. Read More »