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  • 1,165 Arab citizens murdered since 2000

    06/29/2016 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/16 | Hezki Baruch
    The Knesset Interior Committee headed by MK Dudu Amsalem held a wide-ranging discussion about violence among the Arab population. "There have been 13 murders in a single place in Beit Jann. The police are powerless to prevent it or do find the guilty parties," according to Bayan Qabalan, Head of the Beit Jann Local Council. "13 murders with nobody held to account. This intolerable situation will ultimately turn on you. If nothing is done you will suffer as we do." Beit Jann is a Druze village in northern Israel. The discussion was held at the request of MKs Osama Saadi,...
  • Fallout likely caused 15,000 deaths

    02/28/2002 2:24:05 PM PST · by GeneD · 28 replies · 1+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/28/02 | Peter Eisler
    <p>WASHINGTON — Radioactive fallout from Cold War nuclear weapons tests across the globe probably caused at least 15,000 cancer deaths in U.S. residents born after 1951, according to data from an unreleased federal study. The study, coupled with findings from previous government investigations, suggests that 20,000 non-fatal cancers — and possibly many more — also can be tied to fallout from aboveground weapons tests. The study shows that far more fallout than previously known reached the USA from nuclear tests in the former Soviet Union and on several Pacific islands used for U.S. and British exercises. It also finds that fallout from scores of U.S. trials at the Nevada Test Site spread substantial amounts of radioactivity across broad swaths of the country. When fallout from all tests, domestic and foreign, is taken together, no U.S. resident born after 1951 escaped exposure, the study says.</p>
  • At least 29 shootings, 14 dead in Bakersfield area past two months

    05/31/2016 9:23:15 AM PDT · by umgud · 37 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/31/16 | Felix Adamo
    Two fatal shootings over the holiday weekend marked the 13th and 14th homicides by gunfire in the Bakersfield area within the past two months, There have been at least 29 shootings resulting in injury or death in Bakersfield since April 1,
  • 1 dead, 37 wounded in Easter weekend shootings

    03/29/2016 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 28, 2016 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch and Megan Crepeau
    A man was killed and 37 other people were wounded, several critically, in weekend shootings. No homicides were reported Easter Sunday, which was the outcome desired by South Side religious leaders who advocated an "Easter without murder." In all, nine people were shot from 3 p.m. Friday to early Saturday; 18 people were shot - one fatally - from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning; and 11 people were wounded in shootings from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
  • Blast in crowded Pakistan park kills at least 60

    03/27/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 27, 2016
    An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials told the Associated Press. About 300 people were injured when a bomb detonated in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in the eastern city of Lahore. A suicide bomber is suspected of being responsible for the blast, though authorities continue to investigate. The explosion reportedly occurred just outside the exit gate and near rides for children. "When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air," Hasan...
  • CHICAGO TOPS 100 HOMICIDES IN FIRST 2 MONTHS OF 2016

    02/28/2016 10:02:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    WLS (ABC-Channel 7) ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2016 | Diane Pathieu
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There have already been more than 100 homicides in Chicago this year - and it's only February. There were over 50 homicides in January alone, a 75 percent increase over January of last year. According to the Chicago Tribune, this month there have been more than 40 homicides, bringing the total for just this year to 102. Since late Friday afternoon, two people were killed and at least 17 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago.
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    .rt.com ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

    02/25/2016 9:36:09 PM PST · by Smittie · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/24/2016 | Maayan Groisman
    Dozens of Russian generals at a military base near the eastern Syrian city of Latakia were killed Sunday afternoon in a deadly car bomb attack committed by two opposition factions, Ahrar al-Sham and Bayan movement, Syrian opposition groups reported on Wednesday. According to the media office of Ahrar al-Sham, the two factions, in coordination with local jihadists who were located at the Russian military base, decided to bomb the car after they observed a gathering of senior Russian generals at the military base. Ahrar al-Sham claims that dozens of Russian generals were killed and injured in the explosion. According to...
  • Sheriff: Up to 7 dead, 20 injured in Kansas workplace shooting

    02/25/2016 6:25:35 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 70 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | February 25, 2016
    HESSTON, Kan. A workplace shooting in Hesston, about 35 miles north of Wichita, has left four to seven people dead and injured as many as 20, according to Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton. The sheriff said the number of people injured could be as high as 30. “This is just a horrible incident here,” he said. “Itâ€TMs going to be a lot of sad people before this is all over.” The shooting at Excel Industries was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, a Harvey County dispatcher said. Walton later confirmed that a suspect, an employee at the turf care products...
  • Kalamazoo Shootings: 6 Dead, 2 Wounded After 'Random' Shootings in Michigan

    02/21/2016 7:25:42 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 2-21-19
    Six people were killed and two others wounded in a series of random shootings in Michigan Saturday evening, police said. A 14-year-old girl was shot and very seriously injured. Authorities earlier said that she'd died. Jason Brian Dalton, 45, was taken into custody early Sunday and was being questioned over shootings at three different locations in Kalamazoo County, police said.
  • 4 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    12/07/2015 5:46:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | December 7, 2015
    About 10:05 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wielding a brick during a fight with a female in the 2300 block of West Jackson, police said. The security guard attempted to intervene, and the man then attempted to strike the guard with the brick. The guard opened fire and shot the man in the chest.
  • Eight civilians killed in Egypt’s Sinai

    11/14/2015 1:19:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Jordon Times ^ | Nov 12,2015 | AFP
    CAIRO — Gunmen killed eight civilians, including a child, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where the army is battling a jihadist insurgency, medical and security sources said Thursday. Unidentified armed men shot and killed seven men and a four-year-old child in their home in El Arish in North Sinai on Wednesday night, a security official said. - See more at: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/eight-civilians-killed-egypt%E2%80%99s-sinai#sthash.Y6bEEq6x.dpuf
  • At least 37 killed in Beirut twin suicide bombings

    11/14/2015 1:25:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Jordan Times ^ | Nov 12,2015 | Reuters
    BEIRUT — At least 37 people were killed and more than 181 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by the Daesh terror group in a crowded district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shiite group Hizbollah. - See more at: http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/least-37-killed-beirut-twin-suicide-bombings#sthash.khqiQOZu.dpuf
  • More than 250,000 people killed in Syria war

    10/16/2015 8:05:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | 16 October 2015
    More than a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria's brutal conflict since it began with anti-government protests over four years ago, a monitoring group said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 250,124 people, including at least 74,426 civilians. The civilian toll includes 12,517 children and 8,062 women.
  • Horrifying moment suspected terror blast goes off at Turkish peace march, killing 97

    10/10/2015 4:44:09 PM PDT · by jonatron · 12 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 10/ 10/ 2015 | Sam Rkaina , Daren Butler
    There are also almost 200 injured after two explosions in capital Ankara, with unconfirmed reports they were caused by a suicide bomber The death toll from a suspected terrorist blast in the Turkish capital has risen to 97, with dozens more seriously injured. Two suspected terrorist blasts rocked Ankara on Sunday morning, leaving 200 people hurt. Unconfirmed reports said the explosions were caused by a suicide bomber targeting a peace rally, where demonstrators were singing, dancing and waving flags Footage shows dozens of people waving flags and singing before they’re rocked by a huge blast behind them. Pictures from the...
  • International charity's Afghan clinic bombed, 9 staff dead

    10/03/2015 6:19:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/3 | O'donnell
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nine local staffers for Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike.
  • At Least 10 People Reportedly Killed in Oregon College Shooting

    10/01/2015 12:02:20 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 80 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 11:52am, October 1, 2015 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    At Least 10 People Reportedly Killed in Oregon College Shooting Posted 10:58 AM, October 1, 2015, by Ashley Soley-Cerro, Updated at 11:52am, October 1, 2015 A suspected gunman was detained Thursday after reportedly killing at least 10 people at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, according to CNN. Preliminary information indicated 10 people were killed and more than 20 were injured at the college, located at 1140 Umpqua College Road in the Roseburg community, Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate told CNN. TV station KATU initially reported state police said 15 people were killed, but later tweeted there were seven to 10...
  • GOING TO MECCA HAS KILLED 4,000 MUSLIMS IN 40 YEARS

    09/24/2015 10:45:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      Making Haj may be one of the deadliest things for a Muslim to do. The latest "stoning the devil" accident, in which Muslim pilgrims to Mecca reenact an ancient pagan ritual involving Mercury, has led to a huge death toll that currently stands at 717 dead and 863 wounded. "Stoning the devil" has been a killer for Muslims before. 23 May 1994: About 270 people die in a stampede at the "Stoning of the Devil" ritual. 9 April 1998: On the third and last day of the Haj pilgrimage, a stampede at Jamarat Bridge kills at least 118...
  • At Least 450 Crushed To Death, 600 Injured In Mecca Pilgrimage Stampede

    09/24/2015 5:40:59 AM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2015 | Dina Spector
    Dina SpectorSeptember 25, 2015More than 453 people were crushed to death and another 610 injured in a stampede on Thursday during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the Guardian reports, citing Saudi Arabian authorities. The stampede happened at a pilgrimage camp in Mina, located outside the holy city of Mecca. The incident happened on Street 204 — one of the two main roads that lead through the Mina camp to Jamarat — when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together, Reuters said. Jamarat is where pilgrims stone the devil by throwing pebbles at three large pillars. Thursday is Eid al-Adha, or...
  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • Police Have Killed at Least 1,083 Americans Since Michael Brown's Death

    08/10/2015 7:25:13 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 52 replies
    Vice ^ | August 9, 2015 | By Liz Fields
    A year ago today, a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, catalyzing a firestorm of protests and re-animating national conversations on issues of race, policing, and violence in the US. Michael Brown's bleeding corpse was subsequently left facedown in the middle of the road for four hours on the afternoon on August 9, 2014 — exposed to the midday summer sun and eyes of residents, a few of whom snapped cellphone images that would eventually spread across social media, the nation, and the world. At Brown's funeral, two weeks later,...
  • 6 dead, 26 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago

    07/13/2015 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Peter Nickeas
    An older couple walking on Sawyer Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood slowed as they approached the red police tape, and their eyes met those of two young officers standing inside the crime scene. "Pasale, pasale," the officers said to the couple. "Pass." They ducked under the tape and stayed on the sidewalk, away from a cluster of shell casings and shattered glass. A 21-year-old man had been gunned down there. He was the 32nd person shot -- and the sixth killed -- over the weekend. In all, 10 were shot between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, nine more...
  • Eight Dead, 41 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence in Chicago

    07/05/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | unknown
    At least eight people have died and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend.
  • Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe 'Murdered 23 More Victims'

    07/04/2015 9:40:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Mirror ^ | Andy Lines
    The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the “new” victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a former police officer and an investigative journalist have written a book which insists this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the “new” victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a...
  • 7-year-old boy killed among 30 shot in 8 hours overnight (Chicago)

    07/05/2015 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/05/14 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Jeremy Gorner
    A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.. About 11:55 p.m., a 7-year-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The woman and the boy were standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue when gunfire erupted and bullets hit them, police said. The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was...
  • 74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says

    07/01/2015 11:29:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 1, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.
  • Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by Islamic State

    07/01/2015 7:44:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/2015 | Yusri Mohamed and Ahmed Hassan
    Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within the Sinai Peninsula, a strategic area located between Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Suez Canal. It was the second high-profile attack in Egypt this week. On Monday, the prosecutor-general was killed in a car bombing in Cairo. The attacks raise questions about the government's ability to contain a Sinai-based insurgency that...
  • More than 300,000 people killed in Syria since 2011

    06/09/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | June 9, 2015 | FRED LAMBERT
    DAMASCUS, Syria, June 9 (UPI) -- A human rights observer group says more than 320,000 people have been killed in the Syrian Civil War since 2011. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it documented 230,618 deaths in the Syrian Civil War between March 2011, when the conflict began, and June 8, 2015.
  • Rep. Brown: 3K Died in Katrina – Why ‘Don’t We Support Transportation Infrastructure?’

    06/07/2015 5:43:05 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 88 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 4, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    While debating proposed cuts to Amtrak’s budget, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) argued that the government subsidized train system is necessary, especially during disasters. “What is it - that we don’t support transportation infrastructure?” Brown said on the House floor Thursday. “When we had 9/11 – Amtrak was the only entity that was moving people. When we had Katrina – Amtrak. We had over 3,000 people to die because they couldn’t move around the area.” According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1,833 people died in relation to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Amtrak...
  • City sees 40 homicides, more than 100 shootings this month (Baltimore, Maryland)

    05/30/2015 7:33:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 30, 2015 | Ian Duncan and Carrie Wells
    Baltimore Police announced May's 40th homicide victim Saturday, making it the city's deadliest month in a quarter of a century. Justin Mensuphu-Bey, 23 — who also went by Justin Bey, according to court records — was fatally shot in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard in Pigtown Friday night, police said. The last time the city had 40 homicides in a month was August 1990, when the city had 42 and its population was significantly larger. So far, 2015 has seen 113 homicides. Police also identified a previously announced homicide victim, who was shot in the 4000 block of West...
  • Abortionists Have Killed More Americans Than Lived in U.S. in 1880

    05/28/2015 11:14:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2015 | 10:12 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of American babies who have been aborted in the years since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has already exceeded the entire population of the United States as recorded in the 1880 Census. This is according to numbers published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Guttmacher Institute. In 1880, according to the Census Bureau, there were 50,189,209 people in the United States. These included, the Census Bureau notes, Mark Twain, who had not yet written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Thomas Edison, who would start his electrical company two years later; and Booker T. Washington,...
  • 56 shot, 12 dead in Chicago's Memorial Day Weekend

    05/26/2015 7:59:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    At least 56 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Twelve people, including three shot Monday afternoon, died from their wounds. Twelve others shot between late Monday morning and early Tuesday morning survived their gunshot wounds, bringing the total of non-fatal gunshot victims for the weekend to 44.
  • At least five dead, 50 injured in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

    05/12/2015 10:19:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    At least five people died and dozens were injured Tuesday evening when several cars of an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. Train 188, carrying 238 passengers and five crew members, was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York. Seven cars and the engine of the train derailed in the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed at least five people died in the accident. "It is an absolute disastrous mess," he said. "Never seen anything like this in my life." Six people in critical condition and more than 40 people with less critical injuries were transported to...
  • Nepal earthquake: Number of missing Canadians a mystery

    05/01/2015 12:34:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The number of missing people after Nepal's deadly earthquake is likely in the thousands, with the tally for Canadians who have yet to make contact with home remaining a mystery. ... The Foreign Affairs Department said in an email Thursday that search and rescue efforts are continuing, and it's "too early to make a determination on how many Canadians are missing in Nepal." ... The confirmed death toll from last Saturday's disaster has risen to 6,260, with 14,357 injured, according to the Nepalese government. There is no number for the missing, but bodies are still being pulled from the debris...
  • 22 climbers dead, 217 missing in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest

    04/26/2015 3:34:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4/26/15 | PTI
    At least 22 climbers have died and 217 others were missing near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake swept down the world's highest peak. More than 60 climbers were injured and many foreign adventurers, hikers and guides at the base camp were feared missing when the avalanche swept down the Everest and buried under snow a section of the mountaineering camp yesterday. While 17 people were killed at the base camp, five more casualties were reported on Sunday from areas below the base...
  • At least 71 killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

    04/25/2015 2:50:24 AM PDT · by topher · 307 replies
    Wall Street Journal graphics; AP & Getty photos; Fox News ^ | Published April 25, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    BREAKING NEWS – At least 71 people died after a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley around noon Saturday, Nepal's Home Ministry says. Sky News also reports that at least 50 people are trapped underneath rubble of the city’s iconic Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu’s landmarks built by Nepal’s royal rulers in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.
  • Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

    04/25/2015 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    At least 876 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh and on Mount Everest. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
  • Day After Obama Removes Cuba from Terror Sponsor List, Terror Group Sponsored by Cuba Kills 10

    04/15/2015 9:06:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2015 | David Steinberg
    Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be removing Cuba from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terror list as part of his push to normalize relations with the communist dictatorship. But just hours later, a terror group long fostered by Cuba — even today, the Castro brothers are harboring several wanted members of the group — murdered 10 Colombian soldiers and wounded 17 others in a terror attack on a military base.Reported Agence France Presse: Ten Colombia soldiers killed in apparent FARC attack Ten soldiers were killed and 17 injured in western Colombia Wednesday, in a...
  • How many Americans die in police encounters? Fatal Encounters website seeks answer

    04/08/2015 8:06:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    KingstonRegion.com ^ | 4-8-2015 | Mitch Potter
    How many Americans die in fatal encounters with police officers? In the absence of political will and bureaucratic ability, Americans are rising up to count for themselves. The best findings so far — 3.15 citizens each day; 22 per week; 96 a month — adding up to an average of 1,150 dead Americans a year, according to data painstakingly compiled by the website fatalencounters.org. Founder D. Brian Burghart, who launched the not-for-profit Fatal Encounters project in February 2014, stands by those findings as “better than 95 per cent accurate.” “What we don’t know yet are the trends going back to...
  • Seventy People Killed in al-Shabbab Terror Attack at University in Kenya

    04/02/2015 9:44:41 AM PDT · by cookcounty · 49 replies
    CNN News ^ | April 2, 2015 | CNN News
    Seventy people were killed and 79 others were wounded in the Al-Shabaab terror attack on Garissa University in Kenya
  • At Least 70 [Christians] Dead As Hostages Taken At [Kenyan] College [by Islamic terrorists]

    04/02/2015 11:14:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2015
    Militants say they have released all Muslims but are "holding many Christians alive" after storming a university in Kenya. Hostages have been taken by masked terrorists who have killed at least 70 people after storming a university in eastern Kenya, the country's interior minister said. Two police officers are among the dead following heavy gunfire and explosions in a campus building at Garissa University. At least 79 others have been wounded. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery claimed the siege was almost over. "We are mopping up the area," he told reporters. Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • 7 kids killed in tragic Brooklyn blaze

    03/21/2015 2:08:10 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Larry Celona, Aaron Feis and Josh Saul
    Seven children, ages 5-15, were killed in a raging fire that destroyed a Brooklyn home early Saturday morning, law-enforcement sources said. The mother of at least three of the children, and one other youngster, were critically injured. The fire started at 12:23 a.m. in the brick home on Bedford Avenue between avenues L and M in Midwood. FDNY firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze while Hatzolah and other paramedics frantically worked to keep the victims alive. “Two of the children weren’t breathing when they brought them out. The firefighters were running with them down the street on stretchers,” said a...
  • First deaths confirmed after Tropical Cyclone Pam roars over Vanuatu

    03/14/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    , CNN ^ | Ben Brumfield and Laura Smith-Spark
    A tropical cyclone killed at least six people in Vanuatu, UNICEF said Saturday, confirming first casualties from one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall. Hardly a tree stood straight after Tropical Cyclone Pam bellowed across the Pacific island nation. Aid workers fear many more fatalities. The confirmed deaths came only from the capital, Port Vila. Only a little information has so far trickled out from areas outside the capital, but Sune Gudnitz, regional head for U.N. aid agency OCHA told CNN from Fiji, about 600 miles away, that he fears the worst.
  • FOX NEWS: 54 DEAD, HUNDREDS WOUNDED, IN BOKO HAREM MASSACRE

    03/07/2015 8:53:03 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 97 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07 MARCH 2015 | FOX NEWS
    Breaking on Fox now
  • Ten Migrants Killed, Over 1,100 Rescued from Mediterranean Within 24 Hours

    03/04/2015 5:13:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 4, 2015 | Steve Scherer
    At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tuesday and Wednesday, Italian and Tunisian authorities said. The survivors were taken to ports in Italy — part of a growing surge of people risking the dangerous journey to flee poverty, civil war in Syria, military conscription in Eritrea, anarchy in Libya and other conflict zones.
  • Death toll from Afghan avalanches over 200

    02/26/2015 10:17:56 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    News Talk ZB ^ | 2-27-2015
    The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan has risen above 200. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri said on Thursday. The avalanches came after days of heavy snow, which destroyed more than 100 homes in the province and blocked main roads, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach the stricken villages. "Our death toll has risen to 168 people killed in avalanches in Panjshir province," Kabiri said, warning that the figure may rise...
  • ISIS militants reportedly burn to death 45 people in western Iraqi town

    02/17/2015 3:38:26 PM PST · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2015
    Islamic State militants reportedly have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi on Tuesday, just five miles away from an air base staffed by hundreds of U.S. Marines. The identities of the victims are not clear, the local police chief told the BBC, but some are believed to be among the security forces that have been clashing with ISIS for control of the town. ISIS fighters reportedly captured most of the town last week.
  • Abortion Killed 19 Times as Many Blacks as Murder

    01/23/2015 3:46:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – For every black murder victim in 2011 there were 19 blacks killed by abortion, according to data from the FBI and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 2011 is the latest year for which the data is available. The CDC’s Abortion Surveillance Report for 2011 shows that 117,293 black babies were aborted that year in the 32 states and the District of Columbia that report abortion numbers to the CDC. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2011, shows that 6,329 blacks were murder victims that year (5,416 males, 910 females, and 3 unknown gender).
  • 57,762,169 Abortions in America Since Roe vs. Wade in 1973

    01/21/2015 7:20:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    LIFENEWS.COM ^ | 1/21/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The United States marks 42 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that time, there have been approximately 57,762,169 abortions that have destroyed the lives of unborn children. How is that number calculated? A few years ago, in the document, “Abortion Statistics: United States Data and Trends,” National Right to Life Committee education director Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon issued an estimate of the number of abortions tabulated annually by the Centers for Disease Control and the pro-abortion...
  • Syria regime airstrikes kill at least 39 people

    01/21/2015 8:38:14 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | 21 January 2015
    Syrian government airstrikes Tuesday killed at least 39 people, mostly civilians, in two main battlegrounds in the north of the country, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based anti-regime monitoring group, said at least 27 people were killed in airstrikes that targeted a livestock market in the village of Khansaa, south of the city of Qamishli. Speaking to AFP, Observatory director Rami Abdel-Rahman said nine of those killed in the village of Khansaa near the town of Tal Hamis had been identified by his group as civilians. “More of the dead may be civilians too, but...