Wednesday, 18 March 2015

22 killed and 50 injured in Tunisia hostage shootout

TUNIS (The Tunis Times) – Two disguised gunmen infiltrated security at Bardo Museum, a landmark institution at the heart of Tunisia’s capital Wed March, 18th. The attackers took and killed 22 hostages of different nationalities (Tunisian, French, Italian, Polish, Japanese) according to a statement made by Mr. Mohamed Ali Aroui, the spokesman of the ministry of interior. 50 people were injured as a result of the bloody attacks.
P.M. Mr. Habib Essid and President Mr. Beji Caid Essesbi joined the crisis-cell formed on the grounds of the attacks in Kasbah palace before heading to Charles Nicole hospital to visit the injured victims.
“This is catastrophic for Tunisia,” said Mr. Bej Caid Essebsi, “We need to stop those kind of people [referring to terrorists] for good.” added Mr. Esessbi.
The president of the Republic, Mr. Beji Caid Essesbi, is set to address the Tunisian people on the attacks today.
The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini blamed “terrorist organizations” for the attacks.
“With the attack that has struck Tunis today, the terrorist organizations are once again targeting the countries and peoples of the Mediterranean region,” Mogherini said in a statement which The Tunis Times obtained a copy of.

Friday, 6 March 2015

PHOTOS: Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie shows her flair for fashion in Vogue magazine

View Chimamanda Adichie's daily photos in the 'Today I'm Wearing' section of the UK Vogue magazine. Everyday for one month, the talented author will show Vogue what she is wearing. We will be updating the photos as the days go by...
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Mum who 'chatted on Facebook while driving' moments before car crash which killed three kids, now facing three charges

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34 year old Kari Milberg was driving her daughter, her son, her niece and another child in December 2013 when she lost control and crashed into a truck.
Milberg was thrown out of the vehicle, while her 11-year-old daughter Lydia died at the scene.
Her five-year-old niece Clara Pavek died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital while the other child in the vehicle, Laynie Jo Amos, five, died of injuries in the days following the crash.
Her three-year-old son Easton, survived the horrific crash.

Investigators found that she was sending messages on facebook moments to the crash, she sent her last message at 3.39pm, just two minutes before the crash.
Milberg is due to appear in court on March 16.

An eye for an eye: Iranian man has had his eye gouged out by authorities for throwing acid into someone's face causing him to lose an eye and an ear

Photos:Victim Davoud Roshanaei, pictured before and after the attack, had acid poured over his face and body, causing him to lose an eye and an ear

An Iranian man, identified as Hamid S., who permanently disfigured another in an acid attack has had his eye gouged out as punishment.

Hamid S., poured acid over victim Davoud Roshanaei in 2005, causing his victim to lose an eye and an ear.

An Iranian court sentenced him to qesas, 'retribution in kind' and he has now had his eye and ear surgically removed at a prison in Karaj.

According to reports by Iranian newspaper Hamshahri, the man had been hired by the relatives of his victim’s wife.

The blinding of his right eye was postponed until a later date. He was also ordered to pay “blood money” (diyah) and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Tsarnaev lawyer admits his guilt as trial begins for the Boston Bombings

The trial of 21 year old man, Tsarnaev, accused of bombing the Boston Marathon two years ago has begun.
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Tsarnaev could face the death penalty and is charged with more than 30 counts relating to the bombings.
His attorney, Judy Clarke,  began her opening remarks today by saying: "It was him."

She said that her team would not attempt to "sidestep" Mr Tsarnaev's guilt in carrying out the "senseless, horribly misguided acts carried out by two brothers".

Instead, she will argue that his elder brother, Tamerlan, masterminded the plot and coerced the younger sibling, Tsarnaev into participating.

Many victims of the bombings attended the first day of the trial
Runners continue to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupts near the finish line of the race
After the lawyers concluded their opening statements, several witnesses were brought before the jury to testify.

The jurors were also shown a video of one of the explosions. It showed a huge blast of smoke, and several police officers running to the scene.

Mr Tsarnaev is also accused of killing a police officer days after the bombing.

Many victims of the bombings attended the first day of the trial.