Head of Hatzolah in Ukraine beaten in anti-Semitic attack

Hatzolah ambulance illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The leader of the Hatzolah emergency organization in Ukraine, was beaten by a group of anti-Semites on Thursday.

Rabbi Hillel Cohen, president of Ukraine Hatzolah, was attacked and stabbed in the city of Kiev.

Cohen was on his way to a hospital to visit a sick Jewish tourist, who had been hospitalized several weeks ago. As he was near the hospital, Cohen was attacked by two suspects. The incident occurred at 10:00 a.m.

Cohen was beaten and stabbed, and the attackers shouted anti-Jewish epithets including “zhid.” Cohen was slammed to the ground, and his hands and feet were injured.

The suspects also stabbed him in the leg and back. The suspects fled from the scene before police arrived. Cohen managed to get into a taxi, which took him to the hospital.

Police launched an investigation into the attack, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Saudi Arabia outlaws naming children Binyamin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
By: Aarav Sen

Saudi Arabia passed a new law prohibiting parents from naming their child Binyamin among other names.

The Ministry of Interior has banned 50 names.

Citizens can no longer name their children Amir, Linda or Abdul Nabi. The Ministry of Interior said that the list of names contradict the culture or religion of the kingdom, while some are foreign or bad.

However, the name Binyamin is not offensive to Muslims. According to the Islamic faith, Binyamin was the son of the Prophet Jacob and the brother of the Prophet Joseph, but also happens to be the name of the Israeli Prime Minister.

The complete list of names is as follows.

Malaak, Abdul Aati, Abdul Naser, Abdul Musleh, Nabi, Nabiyya, Amir, Sumuw, Al Mamlaka, Malika, Mamlaka, Tabarak, Nardeen Maya, Linda Randa, Basmala, Taline, Aram, Nareej, Rital, Alice, Sandy, Rama, Maline, Elaine, Inar, Maliktina, Lareen, Kibrial, Lauren, Binyamin, Naris, Yara, Sitav, Loland, Tilaj, Barrah, Abdul Nabi, Abdul, Rasool, Jibreel, Abdul Mu’een, Abrar, Iman, Bayan, Baseel, and Wireelam.

Employee beats up customer for not buying anything after trying on shirts for two hours

Men’s shirts illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A store employee served a customer for about two hours.

Manohar Thakur, is a salesperson at a men’s clothing store in Connaught Place, Delhi, India.

He showed the customer many different shirts, which he thought was suitable for him.

However, Sundar Sharma did not find the kind of shirt he was looking for and decided to leave without buying anything. Having spent more than 2 hours with the customer, hoping to make some commission, Manohar lost his temper and started beating the customer.

“I showed him all kinds of shirts in different colors and designs. He tried on 15 of them. He hogged the locker room for a couple of hours,” Thakur explained.

Witnesses said that while Thakur was beating the customer he still tried to convince the man to buy a shirt. The store management later apologized for the action of their employee.

Married father caught asking prostitute for oral sex while his 3-year-old son was in his car

Patrick Williams 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A married father is in a whole lot of trouble after he was caught asking a prostitute for oral sex while his son was with him in his car, police in Florida said.

Daytona Beach Police said that Patrick Williams tried to pick up a prostitute for oral sex on Ridgewood Avenue.

However, to Williams’ bad luck, the woman was working undercover for the police. Williams denied the allegations and said that the police set him up.

“He is pretty stupid to put his 3-year-old son in danger,” a police spokesperson said. Williams said that he passed the prostitute hotspot because he was on his way to buy toys for his child.

Police said that the undercover police officer offered Williams to come with her to a hotel room where the child can watch cartoons while they will have sex. Williams told the officer that he would turn around, with his back to the child, so the child would not see him having sex.

Williams said that his wife is very angry.

Group of men rape pregnant woman after being asked to rob woman’s boyfriend

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A well planned out robbery ended in disaster after the robbers broke into the wrong home.

Authorities alleged that it all began when 21-year-old Efemia Neumaier, asked three men to rob a man she was dating.

She told the men that her target, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, has at least $1,500 cash in his house. The young men went to rob the man, but they broke into the wrong home.

When they entered the home, the began looking for cash and valuables. When they entered the bedroom the robbers found a couple in bed.

They pulled the husband out of bed, beat him up and held him down, while they ordered the woman to perform sex acts on them. The woman told the men that she was six months pregnant, but they did not care.

The men locked the couple in a dark laundry room and they took off with electronics and credit cards. Police arrested Kristopher Hughes, 20, Michon Thomas, 22, and Eric Bass, 23. They all face robbery and sexual assault charges.

Police also arrested Neumaier, who sent the men to the home, and co-conspirators DeMarco Mallit's, and DeAndrae Mayweathers.

Texas man kills boy, 17, after finding him in his daughter’s bedroom

Girl’s bedroom illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was shot dead by a 55-year-old father, according to police in Texas.

The father was angry when he found Johran McCormick, 17, in his daughter’s bed at 2:30 a.m.

Rather than sending the teen out of the house the man killed him. According to investigators, the 16-year-old girl sneaked McCormick into her bedroom without her father’s knowledge.

Her younger brother went into her room during the night and saw two feet sticking out under his sister's bed. He then went to tell his father.

The father confronted his daughter and questioned her. The daughter denied knowing McCormick. Assuming that the teen was an intruder the father called 911.

While waiting for police the father and McCormick got into an argument. The father told deputies that the 17-year-old reached for something so the man opened fire. The teenager died at the scene.

Zakia McCormick, the mother of the victim, was stunned by her son’s sudden death. The teenage girl was taken in by police for questioning. She admitted to sneaking the boy into her house.

The investigation is still ongoing, but so far, no charges have been filed.

Firehouse destroyed by fire after it had no fire alarm or sprinkler system

The burned firehouse 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A fire company has learned the hard way that they have to practice what they preach or else it will cost them a lot.

The fire station in Norfolk, England, was destroyed along with a fire truck.

The firehouse was not equipped with sprinklers or fire alarms. Norfolk's deputy chief fire officer Roy Harold, admitted that the station should have followed its own advice and installed a fire alarm.

When the fire broke out there was no warning, and the fire continued to consume the building. Police officers who worked in a nearby building, began smelling smoke just after midnight on Tuesday.

When they went to investigate they discovered the firehouse burning. The fire began in the area where a newly acquired fire truck was kept.

Fire departments from neighboring areas were called to help put out the fire. “Usually, we go to other people's fires, but tonight, we had to go to our own,” Harold said.

Rare condition causes toddler to eat carpet

Carpet illustration 
By: Rachel Woronoff

Despite her parent’s desperate attempts, four-year-old Charlotte Cook, can’t stop eating the carpet and sofa material in their home.

Cook of Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, suffers from autism as well as an extreme form of pica. Pica is a rare disorder, related to autism, that causes her abnormal eating habits.

According to Cook’s mother, Nikki, these habits began when the toddler was only a year old. She began consuming a household rug. Once the rug was removed, she simply moved on to the carpets.

“She is digesting a lot of it and she hardly eats any normal food. It’s getting worse,” Nikki said. The family has implemented some creative methods in attempts to stop their child from eating these materials.

“We have tried putting stuff on the carpet, like cherry powder, to try and stop her, but that doesn’t seem to work either,” Nikki said. Pica is a condition that affects adults as well as children, and is most common among small children, children with developmental disabilities and pregnant women.

The condition can affect one in five children, to varying degrees, at some point in their lives.

Group sexually assaults girl, 15, with soda and salt while her sister recorded the scene with cellphone

Soda illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A young girl watched and did nothing to help as her teenage sister was being sexually assaulted.

The 15-year-old girl attending a junior high school in New Taipei City, Taiwan, was abused by two adults and nine teenagers.

A 21-year-old man named Hsu, and his friend Chen, were the instigators. It is alleged that Hsu was angry when the 15 year old spoke trash about his girlfriend, so he ordered the victim at knifepoint to undress and run threw a park with no clothes.

The abuse did not end there. One day, the victim was confronted by the group of 11, and was sexually assaulted. The group used salt, soda and tree branches to abuse her. They also burned her with cigarettes.

The sister of the victim, who was one of the 11 people, recorded the crime with her cellphone camera. The abuse lasted for three hours and her sister never called for help.

The abuse ended when a police officer drove past the group and became suspicious of their activity. The officer stopped to investigate.

Hsu and Chen face charges of aggravated sexual assault. They face a minimum of seven years in prison, while the other nine accomplices, who are minors, will be charged in a juvenile court.

Teacher rapes girl, 3, while teaching her how to recognize inappropriate touching

Courtroom illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he raped a girl who trusted him.

The grandparents of the victim spoke out in court against the man, who was trusted to be with their granddaughter only to sexually abuse her.

Loren McDonald, 37, of San Diego, California, was a special education teacher at the Olympian High School in Chula Vista, when he was arrested. McDonald pleaded guilty to seven separate charges of sexual acts with a child.

His victim was not a student at the school. The teacher knew the family well and was trusted by all neighborhood parents.

People said that McDonald seemed to be a model citizen, who was a natural with children. “He was charming and loved to work with children,” the victim's grandmother said.

“When young families gathered on our block, everyone loved it because Loren went off to play with the kids. We were all blinded,” she added. The grandmother also said that McDonald would read the girl books on how to recognize inappropriate touching while abusing her.

“How twisted and sick,” the grandmother told the court. Judge Timothy Walsh sentenced McDonald to 18 years in prison.

Woman lives with mannequins that she treats as her husband and daughter

Mannequin dressed as woman illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Many little girls dream of the day they will get married, have husband and a child.

However, in our society, with more women focusing on their careers, family life sometimes gets put on hold.

One woman, who was fed up with people asking her why she does not have a family, built herself her dream family A family of mannequins that is.

She takes her husband and daughter on family trips and has some amazing photos to show for it. Suzanne Heintz of Denver, Colorado, is an artist, who said that like many other people, her mother was nagging her, asking her to pick a man and get married.

At that time, she told her mother that it was not that easy. “I cannot just go out and buy a family,” Heintz told her mother.

However, one day, while walking near a retail store, she saw a mannequin family in the display window. “A light bulb went off in my head,” she said.

At that moment, she came up with the idea of buying herself a mannequin husband and daughter. She named her husband Chauncey and her daughter was named Mary Margaret.

Heintz’s family is well behaved. Her husband never talks back. Heintz had been with her family for over 14 years and they are still very happy together.

Woman affected with HIV after assuming that white people cannot contract it

Blood test illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A woman of the United Kingdom, did not use protection during sex as she was past the age of childbirth.

However, she had no idea that condoms are also used to protect people from HIV and other diseases.

Rachel Dilley, 48, split up with her partner of 20 years, with whom she had three children.

One year later, she met a man through the Internet, and they began dating. The relationship turned physical and they had sex without protection.

The man never told Dilley that he had HIV. The relationship was short lived and the two broke up.

Soon after, the woman began feeling sick and went to the doctor. Someone mentioned that Dilley take an HIV test.
She was shocked by the suggestion as she thought that only people in Africa were affected by HIV.

Tests determined that she did indeed have HIV, and now she lives with the consequences of her mistake. At 2:25 in the video below you can hear Dilley saying that she never realized that a white person can get HIV.

Homeless couple and dog sleeping in dumpster thrown into garbage truck

Garbage truck illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A couple decided to spend the night in a dumpster together with their dog.

However, it was garbage pickup day and the couple was thrown into the garbage truck.

The two people and their dog of Spokane, Washington, are lucky to be alive after being thrown into a garbage truck early Tuesday morning. It happened around 7:00 a.m. near 2nd Avenue and Sherman.

The garbage truck driver saw boxes flying out of his truck so he pulled over. The driver then heard someone screaming from the back of his truck so he called for help.

When firefighters arrived, they found a man, woman and dog inside the garbage truck. They told rescuers that they had been sleeping in the dumpster and thrown into the garbage truck as the container was being emptied.

The couple was taken to a hospital for observation, but no serious injuries were reported. They only suffered minor injuries.