Will Bunch: From Terre Haute to Tehran to your grandma, Trumpism is revealed as a death cult in the end
For a man who too often talked and occasionally governed more like a mob boss than like the 45th president of a democratic republic, it’s sadly fitting that the final days of Donald Trump’s White House are playing out like a closing montage from one of “The Godfather” movies.Cue the operatic aria, or maybe the piano riff from “Layla,” as the camera pans over the bloody pavement in a faraway village in Iran and the windshield of a sedan riddled with bullet holes, as a top nuclear scientist is brutally whacked just days after a not-so-secret sit-down between the crime bosses of Saudi Arabia and ...
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Crew of cargo ship rescues man from sinking boat 90 miles off coast of Florida
MIAMI — A Port Canaveral man was found alive Sunday almost 90 miles out to sea clinging to his sinking boat a day after he was reported missing.The crew of a cargo ship, the Angeles, spotted Stuart Bee, 62, hanging onto the bow of his 32-foot Sea Ray boat, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The crew of the ship dropped a line to Bee and brought him on board the 225-foot vessel.Bee left the Cape Marina in Port Canaveral on Friday. Another member of the marina reported him missing Saturday because he usually doesn’t stay out on the water overnight, according to the Coast Guard.The Coast Guard la...
Hometown of web celebrity hot tourist spot
By ZHAO XINYING | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-12-01 07:07A young man whose good looks and innocent smile have turned him into an internet celebrity has sparked a surge in interest in his hometown among tourists.Ctrip, an online travel agency, said that after a video of Tamdrin, a 20-year-old ethnic Tibetan man from Litang county in Sichuan province's Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, went viral online last month, the number of searches for Litang soared.On Ctrip's website, searches for Litang started going up on Nov 20. In the week from Nov 23 through Sunday, the search average shot up 620 ...
Short-video platforms must protect privacy
By ZHANG ZHOUXIANG | China Daily | Updated: 2020-12-01 07:47Earlier this month, when a young woman and a male friend were meeting up at a coffee shop in Tianjin, another man tried to chat her up and asked her for her WeChat ID.The woman politely turned down the man's request but a few days later she got to know that a video of her at the coffee shop had been posted on a short video-sharing platform. The woman was furious as the man who had tried to chat her up had not told her he was making a video nor taken her permission before uploading the video. She left a comment under the video, asking ...
Can Philadelphia transform its police force from 'warriors' to 'guardians'? This deescalation training could help
PHILADELPHIA — On a mild November night in 2015, Camden, New Jersey, police sped to Crown Fried Chicken at Broadway and Mickle, where a distraught man with a knife had just threatened to kill a customer inside.When cops arrived, the 48-year-old man was outside, waving the knife, clearly a potential threat. Repeatedly, he refused police orders to drop his weapon.The encounter could have been his death sentence in many cities in America — or, a few years earlier, in Camden itself.Instead, police officers recognized the man was in the throes of a mental health crisis and backed off. An officer wi...
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Container Falls On Car, Kills 2
A man believed to be a worker at a rubber processing factory in the Western Region and a lady lost their lives when a metal container fell on a Daewoo Matiz vehicle they were traveling in on the Takoradi Vodafone highway, last Friday evening.An articulated truck was carrying the metal container loaded with cocoa beans and was heading towards the Takoradi Habour.Unfortunately, the container came off the moving truck and fell on the Daewoo car which had the two occupants.The two occupants were trapped in the car but with the help of personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service and Road Safety re...
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Sri Lankan man nabbed for arranging fake marriage with Japanese woman
A 29-year-old Sri Lankan man in Japan has been arrested for allegedly arranging a fake marriage between a compatriot and a Japanese woman, who applied to do so on social media in exchange for money, police said.The police suspect that Tharaka Wishvanath Amarasena was planning to run a fake marriage business with a Japanese man in his 20s who has already been charged, in a bid to enable Sri Lankan men residing in Japan to acquire spouse visas by marrying Japanese women.The pair are suspected of paying five Japanese women between 100,000 yen ($960) and 400,000 yen to marry Sri Lankan men, the po...
Life-saving devices come to the rescue
By LIU XUAN | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-30 07:47More machines deployed in key areasIt takes just four minutes for brain cells to be permanently damaged due to a severe lack of oxygen in cases of sudden cardiac arrest where professional help is not immediately available.If medical workers do not arrive at the scene of such emergencies within 10 minutes, the chances of a victim surviving are minimal.In September, a 45-year-old man fell unconscious at Huoying station on Line 13 of the Beijing Subway. He died later in the hospital, despite attempts by two passengers to revive him by using car...
Calabarzon’s most wanted man killed in shootout with cops in Albay
The most wanted person in Southern Tagalog region was killed on Saturday night in a shootout with policemen while two of his companions were arrested in a police operation in Daraga town in Albay province, a police report said.Rodel Llorera, 42, tagged as Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) region’s most wanted person, was killed while resisting arrest by police and military operatives armed with a warrant of arrest at a residence in Barangay (village) San Ramon at around 9 p.m., said Police Captain Dexter Panganiban, Albay police spokesperson.The report said the policemen wer...
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Indian man missing since November 9 found in a Dubai hospital
Dubai: An Indian man, who had gone missing since November 9, has been found in a hospital in Dubai, his relatives told Gulf News on Saturday.As first reported by Gulf News, Amrithalingam Samayamuthu had been missing since November 9, a day after he reached Dubai on a tourist visa. The father of four from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, had come over to take up a job, his nephew Durai Maniraja had said.Durai’s brother-in-law Kannan Nagoorkani, who had approached the Al Muraqqabat Police Station to file a complaint on November 16, said he received a call from Dubai Police on Saturday infor...