15 Arabs rioting on Temple Mount shot with rubber bullets after throwing stones on police officers

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By: Aarav Sen

At least fifteen Arabs were injured after they allegedly threw stones on police officers, Israel Police said.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, after police entered the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in the Old City of Jerusalem, and dispersed rioters with rubber bullets.

“Police used stun grenades to disperse the rioters,” Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesperson, said. He added that two police officers were wounded by stones, and three protesters were arrested.

Rescue workers who arrived at the scene, said that fifteen Arabs were treated for injuries.

Last December, a man was arrested, charged and convicted of assaulting a police officer after he was accused of throwing stones at police officers during a riot, according to court proceedings in Israel.

Jerusalem Police said that a local man, Bassem Halaf, was sentenced at the Jerusalem Magistrate's court to four months in jail for assaulting police officers in a riot.

Halaf was part of a group of people, who attacked police officers on the Temple Mount, four months ago. During a riot, Halaf and others, threw stones and heavy wooden tables at officers at the holy site.

Halaf received a light sentence after pleading guilty to assault as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.

He was also sentenced to eight months probation.

Ukraine protesters seen on video firebombing synagogue

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Anti-semitic attacks escalated overnight in Ukraine, with the firebombing of a synagogue, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Police said that the synagogue has been firebombed following the mass protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych.

The Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, which is located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, was attacked by unknown vandals. No one was injured in the attack.

Officials of the synagogue said that the structure suffered damage as a result of the attack. Security forces found pieces of a glass bottle, probably used as a Molotov cocktail, at the scene.

Police said that they were searching for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Arabs dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews hijack car from Jewish woman before crashing into truck

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By: Anika Rao

A Jewish woman said that several Arabs who were disguised as ultra-Orthodox Jews, hijacked her car, Israel Police reported.

Rosh Ha’ayin Police said that the incident occurred on Monday night, near the Yakir intersection.

The incident began when a woman of Rosh Ha’ayin was traveling in her Ford Focus car. Suddenly, three Arab men who wore yarmulkes on their heads, approached her car at the intersection, threw her to the floor got into her car and drove off.

The woman reported that the suspects drove towards the Arab city of Wadi Kana. However, bad luck caught up to them as they crashed the car into a truck.

The robbers left the vehicle behind and fled from the scene on foot. Police recovered the crashed vehicle, and the woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police launched an investigation and are searching for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Officers nab 15 terrorists throwing rocks and bombs at Jewish drivers in the West Bank

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By: Aryeh Savir

Security officers managed to put fifteen dangerous terrorists behind bars, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Israel's General Security Service (GSS) announced on Monday that it has arrested 15 Arabs who were members of a Hamas terror cell that operated against civilian traffic on route 443, a major road connecting Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The terrorists, all resident of the village of UR-Tahtah, are in their late twenties and early thirties. They were involved in the throwing of stones and Molotov-cocktails at cars, causing bodily harm and destruction of property.

Several members of the cell have previously served prisons terms for similar terror activity. The security on the road became so precarious that Members of Knesset were ordered not to use the route.

The GSS further revealed that the cell was in advanced stages of the testing of roadside explosive devices. Some members of the cell were convicted of shooting improvised weapons at civilian targets.

These latest arrests clearly indicate that terrorists who have already been incarcerated return to terror activity and even step-up their activities, a GSS source stated.

"Route 443 is a significant traffic artery, and therefore the GSS will continue, in collaboration with the IDF and Israel Police, to operate decisively against any terror activity, which objective is to harm innocent civilians and disrupt the public peace," the source said.

Rabbi Haim Navon, of Modi'in, was attacked on this route on a Saturday night in March 2013.

He told us what he experienced: "I heard a loud slamming noise and the window shattered. I was hit with a large rock. Thank God, no one was hurt and the only damage was to my car. A police investigator told me that I was not the first person to be hit that night. It happened at 8:00 p.m., while I was driving along a major traffic route, on the way to our capital. People I don't know tried to kill me."

Bank teller seen on video laughing at knife wielding bank robber

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) An amature bank robber became the butt of many jokes after his failed robbery attempt was caught on video.

The surveillance video captured the failed robbery in Shanghai, China.

A man was seen trying to rob a China Construction Bank, while talking on his phone. The surveillance video of the failed robbery was uploaded to the Internet and it quickly went viral.

The man was seen entering the bank while talking on his phone. He approached a teller, who was busy with another customer. The man, pulled out a butcher knife and waved it at the teller while continuing his phone conversation.

The woman who was at the teller window, saw the knife and left. The teller however, was not afraid. She turned around to her coworkers and had a good laugh at the thief.

A security guard soon came to speak with the thief, who was eventually tackled to the ground and held until police arrived. The man was arrested for armed robbery.

Family makes money by selling snow sculptures to place on car roofs

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Would you ever pay to purchase a sculpture made of snow?

Apparently, there are people who are willing to pay for snow sculptures rather than getting there hands cold to make one themselves for free.

A family in China, made money by selling snow sculptures and animals sculptures made from snow. The family members, who live in a suburb of Chengdu, in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, place the custom made snow sculptures on top of customers’ cars.

The family reportedly sold more than 100 snow sculptures before noon, in one day. The snow sculptures were sold for $5 and $10 dollars depending on the work that went into making the sculpture.

In the video below, several cars are seen lined up on the street, with snow sculptures on the roof of their cars.

Man turned into a celebrity after becoming addicted to attend funerals

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

While most people would rather not attend a funeral, one man became addicted to attend funerals.

For the past 30 years, Luis Squarisi, 42, from Batatais, Brazil, has gone to almost every funeral in his small town.

In 1983, his father passed away. Since his father was buried, Squarisi began going to as many funerals as he could.

Every morning, the man turns on the radio to hear if anyone has died the night before. He also calls hospitals and funeral homes to find out if anyone passed away.

Squarisi then finds out when the person will be buried and attends their funeral. His addiction made ​​him quit his job so he has more time to crash funerals.

Seems like local people don’t mind him attending their loved ones’ funeral. “Everyone expects to see him at the funerals. He became famous,” A funeral home spokesperson said.

Girl, 3, raped at home while parents were out partying

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By: Anika Rao

A couple left their two young children home alone while they were out partying.

Now, the couple is being investigated for child neglect after their 3-year-old daughter was raped while they were away.

The three-year-old girl was left alone with her 5-year-old sister in an unlocked apartment in Western Cape, South Africa. The children's mother, 26, said that when she went to the party at 7:00 p.m., she took her children with her to the party.

However, their father later took them home so that they could sleep in their own beds. The father then returned to the party leaving the children home alone.

When the mother finally returned home, she found her daughters crying. After questioning them, she realized that her 3-year-old daughter had been raped.

“I examined my daughter and saw that her pants and panties were full of blood,” the mother said. The girl told her mother that a family friend “hurt” her.

Police believe that a man came to see the girls’ father, but when he found the girls home alone he raped the younger child. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said that the suspect was arrested and charged for the rape.

“A case of child neglect has been opened and both parent of the victim are being investigated,” he added. The three-year-old spent two days at the Tygerberg Hospital, where she received treatment for her wounds caused by the attack.

Unlucky bank robber spills his money and cuts his head after falling twice while making getaway

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) It was a bad day for a man who tried to rob a bank.

42-year-old Robert C. Williams was accused of robbing a bank in Laurel, Maryland, on Wednesday.

He apparently was not prepared for the robbery. Williams asked the teller at a PNC Bank, for money and was handed $20,650 - Laurel Police said.

Williams did not bring along a bag for the stolen money, and instead, he placed the cash in an upturned umbrella. While trying to make his getaway, the money fell to the ground.

He was seen on video scrambling to collect all the money and placing it into the umbrella. After finally making his escape, he slipped on ice and cut his head open.

In the police mugshot, Williams is seen with a bandage on his head. Williams still managed to get away, but with all the delays he encountered, police quickly caught up to him.

Williams led police on a high-speed chase. Howard County and Maryland State Police assisted in the chase.

The Howard County Police placed "stop sticks," to disable his vehicle, which was a success, Laurel Police said. Williams abandoned the car and fled on foot.

He was quickly apprehended by officers. Police recovered all of the stolen money. Williams was arrested for robbery and driving violations.

Man arrested after trying to pay restaurant bill with $1 trillion note when his credit card was declined

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By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested after he allegedly tried to pay a bill with a $1 trillion note, police in South Carolina said.

Sumter Police said that they arrested the man at an Applebee's restaurant after receiving a report of a customer trying to use a $1 trillion note as cash.

Police said that the Applebee’s staff called them to report Michael Williams, 53, after he offered to pay for his meal with a $1 trillion note when his credit card was denied. Police officers who arrived at the scene, discovered that Williams was wanted in an unrelated contempt of court case.

Charges for the fake currency case are still pending.

Last December, a man was arrested after allegedly buying jewelry in Thailand, with counterfeit currency, according to police reports.

The man, who was in Thailand on a business trip, was arrested while buying a gift for his wife.

It all began when the man went to a jewelry store in order to buy his wife a gift.

After choosing an item, the man handed the store owner a $100 bill, and waited for change. The seller examined the bill and determined that it is a fake.

The man began to argue with the store owner, so the store owner decided to call the police. Within minutes, police arrived at the scene. That is when the man was arrested and taken into custody.

The suspect told police that he had received the dollar bills from a local currency changer.

The man will be detained in Thailand, for at least another month. The man was released on bail.

Police urge foreigners to change currency only at banks.

Girl, 12, run over and killed by her father while out on her first date

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A Pennsylvania family was left feeling shattered after their daughter was killed, and her father was arrested and charged with DUI.

12-year-old Shamera Harris of Pittsburgh, went on her very first date with a teenage boy.

The two went to watch a movie together at the Waterworks Mall, before her parents came to pick them up. When her parents went to drop off the 14-year-old boy, the girl’s mother suggested that she take photos with the boy.

Her father, Richard Benton, 53, was drunk at the time and had a hard time shifting the car to park. The Ford Explorer rolled down the street, dragging Shamera, who was standing behind the vehicle.

The SUV dragged her about 50 feet before it came to a stop by hitting a tree.

Shamera's mother, who had been in the car, tried to revive her daughter with CPR, but was unsuccessful. The girl was declared dead at the scene.

Benton, 53, was later booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. An investigation has been launched to determine why the SUV rolled down the street.

Benton could face additional charges in the death of his daughter.

‘Homeless’ man begging for change caught on video driving nice car before going into nice home

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Many of us give money to panhandlers who claim to be poor, and rightly so.

However, nobody likes to be taken advantage of by a person who is well off, but does not want to get a job and work for their money.

People were outraged over a video that was posted to YouTube, showing a man begging for money when in fact he is not homeless. YouTube personality Jack Vale uploaded the video to YouTube, showing how he followed a man who claimed to be homeless.

The man stood on the street begging for money. He had a sign stating that he was homeless, and good Samaritans gave him money.

Vale followed the guy after getting a tip that the man was seen driving a nice car. After following him for a bit, the man was seen going into a nice house.

When he was confronted, the man became agitated and asked Vale to leave his property.

Female teacher held on $100,000 bail for molesting two students in school

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) School officials and parents in California, are angry with a teacher who molested her students.

The junior high school teacher was arrested on charges that she sexually abused at least two children in a school classroom.

Police were called to Nicolas Junior High School in Fullerton, after two male students reported inappropriate behavior between them and their 28-year-old teacher, Melissa Lindgren.

The teacher was unable to deny all allegations, since she sent nude photos of herself to the students. The eighth-grade teacher admitted to the crimes when she was questioned by police.

She was booked on charges of child molestation, child annoyance and disseminating harmful material to minors for sending nude pictures of herself to the boys. Lindgren taught Nicolas Junior High for six years.

She has now been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Lindgren was booked into jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Woman beaten unconscious by New York taxi driver after offering to pay fare with credit card

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman suffered a beating after she offered to pay her taxi fare with a credit card, police in New York said.

Manhattan Police said that a woman was beaten by a taxi driver on Saturday around 11:30 p.m.

The incident began when she and her fiance hopped into the taxi at Broome Street corner Mulberry Street. After driving several blocks, the driver stopped and notified the couple that his credit card machine is broken and they will need to pay with cash.

The woman told the driver that they had no cash. The woman offered to stop at the nearest ATM to withdraw cash, but the driver just became really mad.

Suddenly, the driver stopped the car, went outside and reached for the man, grabbing him by the tie. He yelled that he does not trust anyone.

Then he pulled the woman out of the car and punched her in the face until she fell unconscious. The driver dumped them both on the street and drove off.

The couple filed a complaint with police, who launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Woman overpowers robber and kept him as a sex slave for 3 days

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By: Hydar Tomar

A man found himself in serious trouble after deciding to rob a hair salon, police in Russia said.

Meshchovsk Police said that a man who tried to rob a hair salon, ended up as the victim when the female shop owner overpowered him, tied him up naked and used him as a sex slave for three days.

Viktor Jasinski, 32, told police that he had gone to the salon with intent to rob the place. However, things changed dramatically when he was overpowered by shop owner Olga Zajac, 28, who has a black belt in karate. Jasinski said that he was knocked to the ground with one kick.

Zajac dragged him to a back room and tied him up with several power cords. She stripped him naked, and for the next three days, used him as a sex slave in order to teach him a lesson. The victim was force fed Viagra, police said.

The thief was freed after he promised that he learned his lesson. Jasinski went straight to the police and filed a complaint against the woman, saying that he had been kidnapped, handcuffed naked to a radiator and fed only Viagra.

The hair salon shop owner told police that she had sex with the thief several times, gave him new jeans and 1,000 rubles ($28). The thief and the hair salon shop owner have been arrested.

Father sells his baby to religious extremists for ritual slaughter

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested after allegedly selling his baby daughter to religious extremists, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they have arrested Christopher David, a construction business owner, for allegedly selling his daughter for ritual slaughter behind his wife’s back.

David’s plans was foiled after his wife Florence, called the police. The man received N200,000 ($1,200) for the sale. According to the initial police investigation, the couple found it difficult to support their child and they decided to give her up for adoption.

However, Christopher David sold the baby to a woman identified as Grace, an agent for a ritual slaughter group.

Earlier this month, a man was arrested and charged with human trafficking after he was caught selling his newborn baby in order to have cash to buy a bicycle, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they also arrested a couple for buying and selling babies in their home, which is located on Urhobo Road.

According to the initial investigation, a midwife and her husband, who own a small pharmacy, bought and sold newborn babies.

The couple bought babies from parents who were in desperate need of cash, and sold the babies to couples who were unable to have children on their own.

The couple was caught after a man, who wanted cash to buy himself a new bicycle, agreed to sell his newborn baby without the knowledge of his wife.

When the woman went into labor, she was put to sleep, and the midwife took her newborn baby. Later, when the woman awoke, she asked to see her newborn baby. Her husband told her that the baby died and was buried.

The woman suspected that something was wrong and she immediately called police. Police raided the home of the midwife and found evidence of human trafficking.

During questioning, the midwife and her husband admitted to the allegations.

Woman beats her lover to death because he refused to repay a $300 debt

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By: Devansh Dutt

A man is dead after his lover beat him over a $300 debt, police in Nigeria said.

Ebonyi State Police said that they arrested 50-year-old Uzoamaka Dorathy Nworie, after being accused of killing her lover, Duniya Philemon Tabbath, during a fight over the purchase of a Sienna bus.

A spokesperson for the police said that the victim’s body was discovered in a landfill. According to the initial police investigation, the victim arrived at his lover’s home to deliver a Sienna bus after his lover paid N350,000 ($2,100).

The man told the woman that he paid N700,000 for the bus and demanded an additional N350,000. However, the woman said that her business cannot afford such an expensive bus. They both agreed to sell the bus to a third party to cover the original purchase price.

The victim left and managed to sell the vehicle for N50,000 ($300) less than the original purchase price. When the woman found out about it she became furious. She confronted her lover and hit him in the back of his neck until he died.

The woman took the dead body and dumped it at a garbage disposal site.

Police officer attacks his wife with a sword because she took $500 without permission

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By: Aarav Sen

A woman is in critical condition after being attacked with a sword because she took $500 from her husband without permission, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that police officer Michael Okoli, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking his wife, Felicia.

The incident occurred at the couple’s home, which is located at 4 Abukareem Close, Afromedia Estate. Paramedics who arrived at the scene, treated the woman and transferred her in critical condition to the Gbagada General Hospital.

According to the initial police investigation, Okoli admitted that he got angry after he discovered that his $500 in rent money was missing. The money was kept aside to pay the rent, and when he asked his wife about the missing money she was rude.

He then pulled out a sword and began attacking his wife.
The couple is married for 18 years. They have four children together, two boys and two girls.

Drunk man with a machete kills and buries his father

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By: Hydar Tomar

A drunk man was arrested and charged with murder after allegedly killing his father with a machete, police in Nigeria said.

Sokoto State Police said that the incident occurred on Sunday.

According to the initial investigation, 25-year-old Bello Mallami killed and buried his 56-year-old father, Mallami Aliyu, around 2:00 a.m. A police spokesperson said that the suspect was drunk and not himself at the time of the incident.

Fatima Aliyu, the wife of the victim and mother of the suspect, said that Bello joined his father at 2:00 a.m. for the Nafilat prayers. Suddenly, he began to threaten his father.

A few minutes later, he pulled out a machete and struck his father in the head. He continued beating his father until he confirmed that he was dead. The suspect removed the body from the scene and buried it in the yard.

The victim was the director of the Centre for Islamic Studies of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Female teacher caught drinking beer in class

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A female teacher was forced to resign after she was seen by students drinking beer in class.

The incident occurred at the Kuentz Elementary School in Helotes, Texas.

Now, fifth grade teacher Cynthia Flores-Rodriguez resigned after being placed on paid administrative leave for drinking in class. Up to four students told the principal that Flores-Rodriguez’s breath smelled of alcohol.

In addition, a student took cellphone photos, which show the teacher drinking in class. The students said that she had been drinking beer during class earlier this month. Flores-Rodriguez called in sick the next day and was questioned on the following day, when she returned to school.

The Northside Independent School District put her on administrative leave and began an investigation. However, the teacher resigned last week and the district ended the investigation, but not before notifying the education authorities.