Leader of terror group dies after bomb he was carrying accidentally exploded

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By: Anika Rao

A senior terrorist operating in Egypt, is dead after a bomb he was carrying accidentally exploded, the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis terror group said in a statement.

The group that was behind a deadly attack against Israel, said that Tawfiq Mohamed Fareej, was killed last week when a bomb he was transporting with his car exploded. The group was also behind several deadly attacks against Egyptian security forces since the military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi.

Fareej was the commander in chief of the terror group when it killed eight Israelis near the Egyptian border. Fareej also planned attacks on Israel’s gas pipeline.

The group also announced that one of its militants was killed in a shootout with police in Cairo last week. Mohamed al-Sayid al-Toukhi was killed in a shootout with police after they tried to arrest him for his alleged involvement in an attack against a police station in Cairo.

4 children shot in Williamsburg including 12 year old

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Four children were hospitalized after being shot in Williamsburg, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the shooting occurred at 7:30 p.m., on South 2 Street and Roebling Street.

The four victims, a 12 year old, two 14 year olds, and a 17 year old, were shot in the legs. All are expected to survive. The children are not cooperating with the police investigation.

Two of the victims were taken to Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, while the two other victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York City. According to an eyewitness at the scene, a man called out to the children while they were playing on the street and began shooting.

The police suspect that the shooting may have been gang related.

Palestinian terrorist seen on video driving car into group of Israeli soldiers

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Several Israeli soldiers were injured after a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into them, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Security cameras at a nearby gas station recorded the incident that occurred on Saturday night.

The video of the incident was uploaded to YouTube by Channel 2 News. The soldiers were stationed at Beit Omer near Hebron, when the suspect suddenly plowed into the four soldiers.

A soldier at the scene shot out the car’s tires in order to stop the attack. The 33-year-old man of Beit Omer, was arrested and is currently being questioned.

The suspect claims that he mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake. However, investigators said that the vehicle was stolen and that the suspect wanted to attack Israeli soldiers.

Two of the soldiers were taken to nearby hospitals for medical care, while the two other wounded soldiers received medical treatment at the scene.

Pinkberry founder gets 7 years jail for beating homeless man with tire iron

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) The founder of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after beating a homeless man with a tire iron, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the man was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

The judge in the case said that 49-year-old Young Lee is a threat to the community after threatening to murder a witness and his family. The incident occurred when Lee's Range Rover passed the man on an exit ramp of the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. The man approached Lee, asking for money.

Lee argued that Donald Bolding threatened him with a gun. However, police said that Lee was upset that his girlfriend had to see his tattoo. Lee and a friend left the truck, and started beating Bolding with an iron bar, demanding that the beggar kneel and apologize. The homeless man did as he was told, falling against a fence.

Bolding suffered from a broken arm and had a concussion as a result of the attack. Passing motorists intervened to save the homeless man. Witnesses also gave Lee’s license plate number to police.

Woman, 20, posts selfie with haunting message to former boyfriend before committing suicide

Jojo Tsai 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman was distraught after her boyfriend dumped her.

The woman attempted to move on with her life, but was unable to do so as she was very much in love with the man.

The 20-year-old woman of China, who goes by the name Jojo Tsai on instagram, posted a selfie along with a message to her former boyfriend a short time before she jumped off the roof of a building.

Tsai posted a selfie of herself sitting at the edge of the building before jumping off. In her message to her former boyfriend she accused him of lying to her about his sincerity of their relationship.

She said that her boyfriend lied by saying that she wants to marry and have children with her. However, the man later said that his mother would not approve their marriage.

Tsai posted photos of herself burning stuff from their relationship, on her bed. Then, she went out with other men in an attempt to move on.

She posted a heartbreaking message to her former boyfriend in Chinese, here is part of the translation:

“It’s been 12 days since the break up. I’ve gone out, had meals and watched movies with all sorts of guys, some of whom were more handsome than you are. Others are richer than you. I say this only to prove that it isn’t that I can’t find guys better than you. It’s just that my heart is unable to accept anyone else. Every time I go out with them, I end up crying. I force myself to smile, I tell myself ‘the most important thing is to be happy.’ In the end I can’t change my heart. I don’t understand why did you give me so many promises? All of it was a lie. I cannot forget it, unless I die.”

In other posts she wrote: “I never thought that you would deceive me, but I still can't stop loving you. After I'm dead, I will haunt you day and night. I will never be apart from you again.”
May she rest in peace.

Woman sentenced to 7 years in prison after chopping off her rapist's penis

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By: Anika Rao

A woman was charged and convicted of manslaughter after cutting off the penis of a man who raped her, and then killed him.

The woman claimed that she acted in self defense after Zhou Hui, 32, hit her daughter and raped her.

The woman drugged the married man with whom she had an ongoing relationship. She then beat him to death with a hammer.

After four hours of deliberation the jury sentenced Yeung Ki, 41, to seven years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter, but not murder. As we reported earlier, a married man messed with the wrong woman when he allegedly raped her.

The man’s cheating ways ended badly when the woman chopped his privates off and then killed him when he tried to fight. Yeung Ki, 41, of Hong Kong, was having an ongoing affair with a married man and they had a child together. The man constantly asked Ki for money, which she lent him.

However, after he failed to repay the debt, Ki refused to give him more money. Zhou Hui, a 32-year-old piano teacher, became angry when Ki refused to give him money.

Hui allegedly told the woman that he had nude photos of her and that he would post them to the Internet, if she did not give him $25,800 to buy a car.

He then allegedly pushed Ki to the ground, hit her and their child. He then sent their 4-year-old daughter to the balcony and proceeded to rape the woman. In revenge, Ki drugged him, cut off his privates and flushed it down the toilet.

He awoke from the pain and attempted fight her off, but Ki grabbed a hammer and beat him to death.

Police shut down busy highway to search for man’s missing penis

Kelvin “Kelly” Hewitt 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Police in the United Kingdom, were called after a man in distress was seen searching for his penis.

The incident began when the 40-year-old man of South Bank, Cleveland, was accused of sleeping with the wife of a gang member.

The angry husband along with a group of men attacked the victim along a busy highway and severed his penis. Kelvin “Kelly” Hewitt was found staggering along the A66 in Middlesbrough, just before 5:00 a.m. looking for his privates.

The father of seven suffered injuries to the genitals and other parts of his body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was placed in an induced coma.

Police blocked a section of the highway between Church Lane and Greystones Roundabout, for more than five hours in search of the man’s privates. Police have not said if they were able to recover the missing appendage during their search.

A 22-year-old man was arrested later that day for his involvement in the assault. He was later released on bail.

Couple overdoses on drugs in Mcdonald’s play area while kids were playing

Tamica Lynn Jeffers and Robert Paul Palmer 
By: Hydar Tomar

While most people go to Mcdonald’s for their good food, one couple went their to do drugs.

The couple hid inside the kids play area and did drugs, while their two children played there.

The couple have been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of children. Robert Paul Palmer, 37, and Tamica Lynn Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro, Indiana, were arrested after shooting up at a McDonald’s in Ohio, police said.

The fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call that two adults were passed out in the play area of the restaurant.

Authorities said that Jeffers was unconscious and not breathing, and Palmer was conscious but unresponsive. Officers said that the couple admitted to taking drugs while with their 5 year old and 8 year old were playing nearby.

Bond for Palmer was set at $10,000, while Jeffers was ordered held on $6,000 bond.

Man who was buried alive in cemetery by pranksters survives 6 days by drinking his own urine

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man was found buried in a coffin inside a cemetery.

The man went missing after drinking at a local bar. Six days later, he was found buried in a coffin.

The 50-year-old man of Taiwan, who was identified as Chien, was trapped in a coffin in a public cemetery in Nantou county. Miraculously, he survived for six days by drinking his own urine and rainwater.

Although Chien has no idea how he got trapped inside the coffin, his family believes that the incident was premeditated by some of his friends, who often get together for drinks.

Police suspect that on Saturday after he got drunk, Chien was taken to the nearby cemetery where he was placed into the coffin. The coffin was then sealed with a heavy lid.

Chien, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 112 pounds, was unable to open the heavy lid after he sobered up. Chien kept himself alive by drinking his urine and the little rain that came into the box through a small hole in the coffin.

His suffering finally came to an end when visitors to the cemetery heard someone crying from inside the coffin. They called police. Firefighters removed the lid and rescued him.

Officials are investigating the incident, and they said that the perpetrators could be charged with attempted murder.

Man surrenders to police after finding himself on 'Most Wanted' list

Christopher Viatafa (left) 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man Googled his name and was surprised to find that he was on the “Most Wanted” criminals list.

Christopher Viatafa, 27, of Palo Alto, California, Googled his name and found a photo of himself on the "Most Wanted" website.

The photo also had a description of the reason he was wanted by police. Viatafa was wanted in connection with a shooting during a private party in the San Leandro Senior Center on East 14 street.

Police said that an argument broke out, and Viatafa pulled a gun and fired several rounds to the ground. Although nobody was hurt, police wanted him for opening fire in a public place.

Viatafa quickly surrendered to the San Leandro police in connection with the shooting. Viatafa told police that he had found his photo on the “Northern California Most Wanted” website, which is reportedly maintained by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center.

Authorities updated the website and Viatafa’s photo was moved to the "captured fugitives section of the website."

Boy, 15, arrested for putting hand sanitizer into his teacher’s soda

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By: Hydar Tomar Diet Coke illustration

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was hospitalized and her student was arrested after she was poisoned.

15-year-old Lucari Nicholas, is known in his class as a prankster, but this time, he took his prank too far.

The Florida student was arrested after he poured hand sanitizer into his teacher’s can of Diet Coke, police said. Nicholas faces a felony charge for allegedly squirting "Germ-X" into the soda, which his female teacher later drank.

Dale Dawson Yount, 69, of the South Walton High School, became physically sick after drinking the poisoned drink and sought medical treatment at a local hospital, according to the report of the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

The student had been suspended from school pending an expulsion hearing. Friends maintain that Nicholas intended to prank the teacher and he never meant to hurt her.

San Diego veterinarians perform rare but life saving cesarean section to save life of gorilla

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Doctors knew that they have to take dramatic steps to save the life of a mother gorilla and its unborn baby.

After being in labor for an agonizing 12 hours, doctors decided to take a rare approach and perform cesarean section on the gorilla mother.

After successfully performing surgery, the adorable baby gorilla was born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. According to veterinarians, cesarean sections are extremely rare in animals.

Park officials said that the baby's mother, 18-year-old Imani, went into labor on Wednesday morning, and showed no signs of progress until late that night. Doctors took Imani in the Safari Park veterinary hospital for an emergency operation.

With the help of experts who perform human cesareans, the mother and baby were doing well, proving that doctors made the right decision.

Man blinds married woman because she refused to have sex with him

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested and charged with assault after blinding a married woman because she ignored his sexual advances, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they arrested 35-year-old Arinze Kingsley, after blinding Amaka Ohanwe, when she refused his sexual advances.

Ohanwe lost her sight in the right eye after being hit in the face by Kingsley in a beauty salon. Apapa General Hospital staff confirmed that after several surgeries, Ohanwe failed to regain her sight in her right eye.

Ohanwe and Kingsley admitted that they were friends, but Ohanwe insisted that they were just friends and not lovers because she was married with children. She said that she stopped talking with Kingsley because he was desperate to have sex.

Kingsley became very angry after Ohanwe refused to talk with him. He tracked her down at a beauty salon and attacked her. Ohanwe said that her neighbors came to her aid and took her to the hospital.

Kingsley was brought before a magistrate's court judge for a bail hearing, where his bail was set at N50,000 ($300).

Pastor dies while publicly confessing to adultery in church

Bishop Bobby Davis and his wife Christine 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A pastor is dead after suffering a heart attack while confessing to adultery.

The pastor told church members about his adulterous relationship after his wife forced him to confess.

Bishop Bobby Davis, 72, was a pastor at the Miracle Faith World Outreach Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Davis was pressured to make the public confession by his wife Christine. The pastor had admitted his infidelity to his wife before the church service, but she surprised him by calling a church meeting and demanding that he confess the relationship publicly.

Family members became angry and began attacking the pastor. The congregants began shouting at Davis. Then, he collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack.

Some congregants said that they didn’t attack the pastor. “We were screaming ‘we love you. We forgive you,” some church members said. The cause of death is pending and under review, the Medical Examiner's Office of the State of Connecticut said.

Police are investigating and detectives are interviewing church members.

Teen burns herself alive after court drops rape charges against four men

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By: Devansh Dutt

A teen is dead after burning herself alive because a court decided to drop rape charges against her four attackers, police in Pakistan said.

The incident occurred in the Muzaffargarh, Punjab, where 18-year-old Amina Bibi poured gasoline on herself in front of a police station.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors tried to save her, but she was declared dead later that day. The girl was attacked by four men, including a member of her family.

However, a local court dropped the case on Thursday, after police said that the teen has not been raped. “The case has been thoroughly investigated, and it was determined that the teen was not raped,” a police spokesperson said.

Woman horrified after giving birth to baby with two heads (video)

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman and her family are devastated after the birth of conjoined twins, hospital officials in India said.

The two girls have separate spinal cords, necks and heads, but share the same set of vital organs and limbs.

28-year-old Urmila Sharma of Haryana, did not know she is carrying twins until two weeks before the birth because she could not afford to pay for an ultrasound. Doctors fear that the twins, who have a condition known as dicephalic parapagus, will not survive.

“The parents are very distressed, and we are helping the family as best we can,” Dr. Shikha Malik, who delivered the babies, said. The babies were born by caesarean section, and the doctors said that the twins cannot be separated because they share many key body parts.

In the U.S., Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel, both 24, are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric, giving the appearance of having just a single body with little variation from normal proportion.

In fact, several vital organs are doubled up. Each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, and spinal cord. Each twin controls her half of their body, operating one of the arms and one of the legs.

This means that as infants, the initial learning of physical processes that required bodily coordination, such as clapping, crawling, and walking required the cooperation of both children. While each is able to eat and write separately and simultaneously, activities such as running and swimming must be coordinated and alternate symmetrically.

Other activities as diverse as brushing hair and driving a car require that each twin perform a sequence of separate actions that coordinate with the other. They live in Carver County, Minnesota.

Newborn baby comes back to life after being dead for 28 minutes

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By: Hydar Tomar

A new mother is rejoicing after her baby came back to life, hospital officials in Canada said.

34-year-old Robin Cyr was told that her baby had died shortly after birth at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.

However, shortly after receiving the devastating news, a hospital worker rushed back to the room to say that the baby began breathing again. The baby girl, who weighed nine pounds 14 ounces, became stuck in the birth canal during delivery.

Once born, doctors waited for 25 minutes to see signs of life. Then, the baby's body was removed from the room after being declared dead. A surgeon told Cyr that doctors had no explanation for the seemingly impossible recovery.

Now, the baby is breathing on her own in the neonatal intensive care unit, and is as healthy as any other newborn baby. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the apparent resurrection.

Pastor arrested for cutting off fingers of 2-year-old girl

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A pastor was arrested and charged with child abuse after allegedly cutting off the fingers of a little girl, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police arrested 49-year-old Moyo Martins, after being accused of cutting the fingers of two-year-old Saidat Faleye.

The incident happened when Bola Faleye, the child’s mother, left her child in the care of Martins on Thursday. After she left, the child suddenly began screaming from pain that attracted the attention of neighbors.

Neighbors alerted the mother, who came back to the home of Martins to see that her girl had two of her fingers cut off. The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect initially denied doing anything to the girl. However, after his arrest, he confessed that he did it by mistake and pleaded for forgiveness. In court, Martins pleaded not guilty to a charge of child abuse.

The pastor was released after posting bail in the amount of N100,000 ($607).

8-year-old girl dead after committing suicide by hanging herself in a bathroom

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By: Anika Rao

A little girl is dead after she was found hanged, police in Nigeria said.

Enugu State Police said that residents in Nsukka, are shocked after discovering 8-year-old Chiemerie Asadu dead.

According to the initial police investigation the girl committed suicide on Monday afternoon. Residents flocked to the scene of the incident and were seen standing speechless.

Police have not released a motive for the suicide and no suicide note was found. A neighbor said that he saw the girl playing with other children at the market on Monday morning.

Another neighbor said that the girl was probably murdered and the scene was made to look as a suicide, as the girl’s feet was on the ground and the rope was not tight around her neck.

Police said that the body of the girl, who was found hanging in the bathroom, was sent to a medical examiner in order to determine the cause of death. Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.