Nigerian midwife killed by militants is mourned kuting.feng 2018-10-170 views The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her Islamist militant kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday (October 16) as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release.
Earlier, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) named a health worker as 24-year-old midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked in a hospital supported by the Geneva-based aid agency.
The slain aid worker's father, Mohammed Liman, told Reuters that his daughter wanted to serve humanity and that was why she went to a remote area like Rann.
Liman and two other Nigerian aid workers, Alice Loksha and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, were working in Rann when they were kidnapped by Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) in March.
The Nigerian government said on Monday (October 15) she was killed after a deadline ISWA had set expired. A senior ICRC official told Reuters it had decided not to pay a ransom as it would set a dangerous precedent for the 16,000 aid workers it deploys in 80 countries worldwide.
ISWA, an Islamic State offshoot, split from Boko Haram, the main Islamic militant group in Nigeria, in 2016. Its fighters have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in the past few months.
The US justice, treasury, and state departments announced a joint effort aimed at dismantling a Mexican cartel. The drug enforcement agency estimates the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion controls about 75% of the territory in Mexico and is expanding in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The DOJ unsealed indictments against 15 alleged members of the Cartel, as the state department is doubling its reward for information leading to arrests of cartel members from five million to 10 million dollars.
The so-called Migrant Caravan is made up of entire Honduran families, women carrying their infants, children, youth and adults.
The group made its way toward the city of Esquipulas, Guatemala after a clash with Guatemalan police who blocked a border crossing.
The caravan grew through social media and began on Saturday (October 13) in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, the country's most violent.
The caravan set off just days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Central America to stop mass migration. Last week, Pence told Central American countries that the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence.
Honduras, where some 64 percent of households are in poverty, is afflicted by gangs that violently extort people and businesses.
Such a move, which would follow U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision in December to do just that, would reverse decades of foreign policy and inflame tension with some of Australia's Asian neighbors.
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Storm surges [are] so dangerous for people and I hope you know if anything people learn from this is that take storm surge way more serious than people have in the past."
Police official Bir Bahadur Budhamagar said villagers who reached the site at the base camp of Mount Gurja, a 7,913 metre-high peak (23,600 feet), on Saturday spotted seven bodies in the mountain slopes. Nine climbers had been reported missing.
A member of the search team, Chhiring Dhenduk Bhote, told Reuters that five South Korean climbers and four Nepalis were among the missing. He said an avalanche had hit Gurja and it was impossible to land as "everything" was destroyed, adding that his team would resume the search tomorrow.
The area lies about 216 km (135 miles) northwest of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.
Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, and the autumn climbing season is now at its peak. Income from foreign climbers is a major source of revenue for the cash-strapped nation.
UK Supreme Court rules in favor of bakery that refused to make 'gay cake' kuting.feng 2018-10-120 views A bakery in Northern Ireland won an appeal in a discrimination case, locally nicknamed the ‘gay cake’ case, when the UK Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 10 that the bakers were within their rights—as protected by the law—to refuse a cake order that carried a message supportive of gay marriage. The bakers were Christian.
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Michael came ashore near Mexico Beach, Florida, with 155 mph top sustained winds, just shy of Category 5. The powerful storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees, and knocked out power along the Florida Panhandle.
The organizers of the rally had a warning for anyone listening: if Australia does not guard against the influence of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) soft power, it will become the next target of the communist regime.
"Yesterday is Tibet, today is Vietnam, and tomorrow is Australia," they said.
The rally attracted hundreds of people from the local Vietnamese community as well as people from all walks of life across Melbourne, one day before the anniversary of the CCP’s establishment on Oct. 1.
In a statement, the East-Siberian Investigation Department of Transport said the Yakutia airline plane, arriving from Ulan-Ude, rolled off the runway at around 3.20 am as it attempted the land in Yakutsk. The plane’s 91 passengers and five crew were evacuated using emergency exits, with four passengers requiring medical assistance, the statement said.
Local media reported that the plane landed in adverse weather conditions, with ice on the runway.
Authorities said they had launched a criminal investigation into damage caused by possible negligence and violation of the rules of traffic safety and operation of air transport.
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Sofia Sanchez experienced heart failure, and was waiting for a new heart when her music idol stopped by her hospital room.
"It was a dream to me, but it happened, and I'm really happy because he's a really, really nice person, and he's a really good singer and rapper.”
Drake posted photos with Sofia to his official Instagram page. He was in Chicago for a concert before stopping by. He was headed to his hometown, Toronto, for the next shows on his Aubrey & the Three Migos tour.
The hospital posted a video of Sofia getting out of a wheelchair to dance to Drake songs on social media. In another video, Sofia directly addressed Drake, asking him to stop by the hospital and cheer her up. She mentioned that her birthday is on the same day as his Chicago performance.
In the video, Sofia explains her ailment and then talks about the machine that helps her heart pump blood.
Most of them are buried under rubble and mud in the worst-hit areas in the city, Petobo and Balaroa, which were swallowed by liquefaction, a phenomenon when soil shaken by an earthquake behaves like a liquid, and hundreds of people are believed to have perished.
The number was reported by the chiefs of the two villages and has not been officially recorded by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, officials said.
Rescue workers will stop searching for the bodies of victims of an earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi on Oct. 11, the disaster agency said after the official death toll from the 7.5 magnitude quake and a tsunami it triggered on Sept. 28 rose to 1,763.
After the container’s arrival from Turkey at Port Botany on Friday, September 28, Australian Border Force (ABF) found concealed packages of MDMA inside four industrial mincing machines during screening. The consignment was then allowed to undergo a controlled delivery to its intended address in Auburn.
On Saturday, AFP and ABF officers searched two businesses in Clyde and arrested three men, 24, 27 and 29. Additional searches were executed in Guildford, Auburn and Elizabeth Hills on Sunday. The arrested faced court on Sunday and were charged with a number of counts relating to the import and acquisition of commercial quantities of drugs.
AFP Detective Superintendent Kirsty Schofield said that the amount of MDMA could have made over 1.7 million pills, at a street value of more than $57 million.
Tropical Storm Michael Strengthens kuting.feng 2018-10-08655 views Tropical storm Michael strengthens preparing to hit the gulf coast as a category one hurricane this week. Florida governor Rick Scott says the state is getting resources ready for the storm.
The apology came in response to a five-year, government-appointed inquiry into child sexual abuse that delved into more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct.
The inquiry did not reveal the number of children harmed by Scouts Australia workers, but it heard evidence that a former scout leader in New South Wales state indecently assaulted two boys in the 1990s. He was convicted of the offences in 2013.
As well as offering an apology, Scouts Australia said it will adopt all recommendations from the inquiry, unlike the Catholic Church in Australia which said in August it would oppose a recommendation that priests be forced to report child abuse when they learn about it in confessional.
The Australian government this year established a redress scheme that offers abuse victims up to A$150,000.
Hasnah, 44, is from Petobo, a village on the southern outskirts of the city of Palu, where the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 triggered a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, which turned the ground into a churning sea of mud.
"More than half of my family are gone," Hasnah told Reuters as she sobbed. "I can’t even count how many. Two of my children are gone, my cousins, my sister, my brother in law and their children, all gone."
The official death toll from the quake and tsunami it triggered stands at 1,558, but it will certainly rise as more bodies are recovered in Palu, where most of the dead have been counted.
Affleck, 46, who also went to rehab in 2017 and 2001, said in a posting on his Instagram account that he remained in outpatient care, and thanked his family, friends and fans for their support.
"Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family," he wrote.
Affleck has three children with actress Jennifer Garner. The couple separated in 2015 but in August Garner was pictured in Los Angeles driving Affleck to a treatment center.
Affleck shot to fame in 1998 when he shared a screenplay Oscar for drama "Goodwill Hunting" with his best friend Matt Damon. In 2013, he took home a second Oscar for best picture winner "Argo," which he produced and directed.
The "Batman" and "Gone Girl" star has often spoken of his struggles with alcohol, which also afflicted his father and his brother, actor Casey Affleck.
Casey Affleck told television show "Entertainment Tonight" last month that he and Ben come from a long line of alcoholics.
"Ben is an addict and an alcoholic. Most of my grandparents are alcoholics. My father is an alcoholic, as bad as you can be, and he's been sober for about 30 years. I've been sober for about six years," he said.
Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold from NASA and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, went through “a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan”, NASA said.
The crew was on the station to conduct scientific experiments “to expand navigation capabilities in preparation for future travel far from Earth.” The moment of their touch down was streamed live on NASA’s social media channels.
“FBPD Officer Guerrero and other Flagler Beach citizens were there to try and save this baby sperm whale and await Marineland’s arrival,” said Flagler Beach Police Department in a statement shared with the video on Facebook.
The Palm Beach Post reported despite the efforts of Officer Guerrero and volunteers the whale died shortly afterwards. Staff at Marineland of Florida will perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death of the whale, which was 12 feet long and weighed at least 1,000 pounds.
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