Man arrested in Lebanon after burning son as 'punishment' for returning home late
A Syrian man in Lebanon has been arrested after allegedly burning his 10-year-old son with a heated knife as punishment for returning home late, local media reported on Friday.It is believed that the man had heated the knife before inflicted burns on his son's face and hand, according to the boy's testimony.The man, who lives in Ain El-Remmeneh area of Beirut, was arrested after news of the abuse broke out in the country."As a result of the investigations carried out by the Southern District Judicial Detachment in the Judicial Police Unit, we were able to determine the identity and whereabouts...
ACT-Wazalendo’s Membe: when it rains on a poor man it pours
No politician in this country has ever squandered whatever political clout they might have had like Bernard Membe. It has been a humbling and humiliating experience for a man who presents himself as a cerebral politician, one with the deep knowledge and understanding of the ruling party, CCM, and the workings of the governments it has led.In yet another press conference he held to address the “uncertainty” surrounding his presidential run, he was a lonely figure, abandoned by those who invited him in his new political party sticking to a line that he is still a duly Union presidential candidat...
Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street
An Iranian man was killed after a brutal attack by a police officer in Mashhad, sparking anger in Iran and across social media.Mehrdad Sepehri was tied to a metal pole on the street and assaulted by a policeman, using a stun gun and a pepper spray.The young man died of suffocation and lost consciousness before arriving at the hospital, where marks of beating and suffocation on his neck and wrists were identified by doctors.The video of the incident on the street sparked anger after it emerged online.Authorities confirmed an investigation has been launched into the incident, according to the BB...
Whitmer kidnap plot: Possible citizen's arrest mentioned in March, prosecutor says
DETROIT — A man accused in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a fight with the alleged ringleader, was against the violent plan and was out of the loop in the months before his arrest, his lawyer says.The public defender for Pete Musico, 42, of Munith, spelled out during a bond hearing Friday in Jackson County a timeline of accusations which he says works in his client’s favor.Musico is one of 14 men charged in the plot, which prosecutors say took on various iterations with multiple targets and was meant to instigate a civil war.Six men face federal kidnapping charges, but Musico is ...
Detroit Free Press
For several minutes Thursday night, the most powerful man in the world was not the Republican President debating a former Democrat Vice President at Belmont University in Nashville. Rather, it was the technician who worked the controls on muting the candidates’ mikes.To avoid a replay of the first US presidential debate’s raucous, unmitigated interruptions of opponent’s spiels, the non-partisan Debate Commission mandated that in each candidate’s two-minute opening statement per segment, only the speaker’s microphone will be “hot.” The other will be muted. Thus, the man who controls the Preside...
US teen charged over child porn researched killing Biden: court
Washington (AFP) - A 19-year-old man charged with possession of child pornography and arrested over a van-load of weapons had conducted internet searches related to killing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to court documents.Alexander Hillel Treisman was arrested in May after a search of his abandoned white Ford van in Kannapolis, North Carolina revealed several weapons including an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle, and a canister of explosive material.The search also found books on bomb making, $509,000 in US currency and drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into bu...
Hong Kong murder suspect can’t get visa to return to Taiwan to face justice, says priest
A young Hong Kong man who admitted killing his pregnant girlfriend during a Taiwan holiday is willing to return to the island to face justice but can’t get a visa, according to a priest who has been helping him.Friday marks the first anniversary of the release from prison in Hong Kong on related charges of Chan Tong-kai. He feels helpless about not being able to depart, according to Rev Peter Koon.Chan served 18 months in a Hong Kong jail for money laundering charges for taking valuables from his girlfriend, Amber Poon.Poon’s mother released an audio recording on Thursday, saying she would not...
Hong Kong Free Press
University of Utah to pay family of murdered track star $13.5 million, calls her death a 'preventable tragedy'
The University of Utah acknowledged for the first time that the on-campus murder of track star Lauren McCluskey was “preventable” and agreed to pay her family $13.5 million to settle a lawsuit in the case.The 21-year-old student was fatally shot outside her dorm in 2018 after repeatedly asking campus police to investigate a man who had been harassing and blackmailing her for weeks. Police not only failed to protect her, but the cop in charge of the case bragged about having explicit photos of her and cracked jokes about them to fellow officers.Thursday’s historic agreement, obtained by The Sal...
New York Daily News
Friend tries to explain why man hung from the side of Trump Tower in Chicago for more than 13 hours
CHICAGO — It’s been three days since a man was lifted to safety after hanging on the side of Trump Tower for 13 hours, but one of his closest friends says he’s still frightened for him.“He’s never done anything like this before. I don’t know how it will end up,” said Marlen, who didn’t want his last name used so he wouldn’t be harassed on social media. “I’m really scared.”Marlen and his friend are both from the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. His friend delivers newspapers for a living, is a purple belt in jujitsu and is an avid reader. “He’s a very intelligent person,” Marlen said. “He i...
Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC
A Palestinian man on hunger strike for more than 85 days since his arrest by Israel is entering a medically "critical phase", the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday.Maher al-Akhras, 49, was arrested near Nablus and placed in administrative detention, a policy that Israel uses to hold suspected militants without charge.The married father-of-six launched his strike to protest the policy.He had been arrested several times previously by Israel."More than 85 days into the hunger strike, we are concerned about potentially irreversible health consequences," said Yves Giebens, the ...