2-year-old Gaza boy dies after Hamas rocket accidentally explodes in his house

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By: Aarav Sen

A little boy is dead after a rocket that was stored at his home accidentally exploded, the Gaza Health Ministry said in a statement.

2-year-old Mohammed al-Hamadin, died on Monday, from injuries suffered last week when the rocket exploded while being assembled.

The explosion also killed his 26-year-old father and three other members of the Hamas military wing. The explosion wounded six other people in the house, which is located in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

As we reported earlier, three people were killed and another seven were injured after a bomb exploded inside a home in the Gaza Strip, police in the Gaza Strip said. The explosion occurred on Tuesday, at a house in Beit Hanoun, a town in the northern Gaza Strip, the Gaza Ministry of Health said.

Officials said that the explosion appeared to have been caused by explosives in the house, owned by the al-Hamadin family. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that most of the survivors were seriously injured.

Officials did not explain why the explosives were in the house or how it exploded.

Man arrested after tattooing Star of David onto his arm

Shenouda Ashraf Sobhy Zekry 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested by Egyptian security forces after getting a Star of David tattoo.

The 24-year-old man was also accused of communicating with Israelis.

Shenouda Ashraf Sobhy Zekry of Sohag, communicated with Israelis through Facebook, where he declared his love for Israel. He also criticized the Egyptian government and added Israeli Facebook pages to his Facebook account.

Recently, Zekry tried to obtain a visa from the Israeli embassy in Cairo, but his application was denied. Investigators said that they found a Hebrew-Arabic dictionary and machine gun ammunition in Zekry’s house during a search.

In a video, Zekry is heard saying that he isn't an Egyptian and he is Israeli. Zekry was charged with spying for Israel among other charges.

IDF soldiers injured after bomb explodes on Israel-Syrian border

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By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) Several Israeli soldiers were injured after an explosive device was thrown at them near the Syrian-Israeli border, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Three IDF soldiers were injured on Tuesday, when the explosive device hit a patrol jeep near Majdal Shams.

Moments after the explosion, the soldiers were targeted by gunfire. The wounded soldiers, who suffered light to moderate injuries, were evacuated to a hospital.

The IDF retaliated with artillery fire, targeting the source of the attack. An IDF spokesman stated that direct hits were confirmed.

This explosion was the latest in a series of similar events that have occurred on Israel’s northern border in the past weeks. On March 14th, a concealed explosive device was activated against IDF soldiers patrolling the Israel-Lebanon border at Har Dov. No injuries were reported in that incident.

On March 5th two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were seen attempting to plant an explosive device near the Israel-Syria border in the northern Golan Heights. IDF forces responded immediately and fired towards the suspects. Hits were confirmed.

Registered sex offender uses $10 million lottery winnings to have sex with children

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By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man was able to shower boys with lavish gifts in order to get close to them and have sex with them.

The sex offender won $10 million from a $20 scratch off lottery, and used it to groom kids, whom he allegedly sexually abused for years.

Police in Massachusetts, said that they had been receiving reports from concerned residents that Daniel Snay, 62, of Uxbridge, a registered sex offender, was in close contact with young children.

However, there was little police were able to do as the children did not come forward with allegations against Snay.

Now, a teenage boy came forward and told police that Snay gave him money and gifts in order to sexually abuse him. Snay also showed pornography to the boy, who was 14 years old at the time.

Snay has been charged with indecent assault, battery on a child, reckless endangerment of a child, enticement of a child and disseminating pornography to a minor.

Prison inmate who killed 7 people wins $450,000 after officer beat him

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Many people were shocked with a jury's decision to award a prison inmate $451,000.

James Degorski was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing innocent people.

Degorski, 41, a former handyman, is serving life in prison for killing 7 people in 1993. He said that a jail guard punched him in the face, and broke his eye socket and cheek bone.

Now, he was awarded nearly $500,000 in a civil lawsuit for his injuries. Victims’ relatives were angry with the jurors’ decision to give a killer money for broken bones, when he took the life of so many innocent people.

Degorski, with an accomplice, stabbed and shot seven people - including two restaurant owners and five workers - at Brown's Chicken and Pasta during a botched robbery.

The two men then placed the bodies in a walk-in cooler and freezer. During the trial, the jury was not told the reason Degorski was serving time in prison.

The jury awarded him $225,000 in compensatory damages, which Cook County must pay. He was also awarded $226,000 in punitive damages, which the jail guard Thomas Wilson must pay.

Wilson plans to appeal the decision. Prison officials could ask a court to seize the money in order to cover the cost of keeping Degorski in prison. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, the cost to house each inmate is about $20,000 a year.

Man charged for attacking cardboard image of a police officer

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By: Anika Rao

Police tracked down a man after he attacked a “police officer.”

Police officers in United Kingdom, found that man had dragged a cardboard cutout of a police officer away from a gas station convenience store and then kicked it until it was in pieces.

Officers were able to track down the 23-year-old man because the incident was caught on surveillance cameras. The bizarre attack took place at a Tesco petrol station in Pitsea, Essex, where the two-dimensional cardboard officer was being used to deter would-be shoplifters.

Officers were able to get the man’s license plate number from the security camera. They found the man at his home in nearby Basildon, where he admitted to attacking the cardboard.

The man was issued a fine for criminal damage. He was handed a $150 fine for attacking the cardboard police officer. Fixed penalty notices are used to punish people for low-level crimes to avoid giving an offender a criminal record.

For criminal damage cases, a fixed penalty notice can be given at an officer's discretion if the value of the damage was less than $500.

Firefighters stabbed after attacking disabled veteran for sleeping on fallen hero’s memorial

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A Washington firefighter was stabbed and another firefighter was hurt after they attacked a veteran.

Two firefighters were arrested after assaulting two men in an unprovoked attack.

The firefighters of Seattle, allegedly became angry when they found two men on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Pioneer Square.

The attacked men are homeless. One of the men is a disabled veteran. He was identified as “Sarge.”

He was sleeping on the memorial around 5:00 p.m., when he was suddenly attacked. The other homeless man was punched.

The attackers were off-duty Seattle firefighters Robert Howell and Scott Bullene. 37-year-old Mia Jarvinen, who is Bullene's girlfriend, also attacked the homeless men.

After being attacked, Sarge took out a knife and stabbed one of the firefighters in the arm. Police arrived to get the situation under control.

According to police, the two firefighters were intoxicated when the incident occurred. Both of them and the girlfriend are facing charges.

Man arrested after being kicked out of club for bad dancing

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man’s night went from bad to worse when he was kicked out of a nightclub for his bad dancing.

The 20-year-old man of Australia, set out to have a good time at the nightclub.

However, he drank too much and got into trouble. The man’s trouble started when he began dancing wildly and recklessly.

The man was asked to leave the club in Alawa, northeast of Darwin, but when he asked why he was being thrown out of the nightclub he was told because of his “reckless dancing.”

When he left the nightclub, the man ran into police officers. Still highly intoxicated the man began screaming and hitting the police van.

The man was arrested. Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen confirmed that he was arrested for causing damage to property.

“He was drunk and apparently outraged that he was asked to leave a nightclub for dancing recklessly,” Jorgensen said. Police said that as the man was leaving the nightclub he kicked signs and other items.

When he saw the officers he started yelling and suddenly slammed his fist on the hood of the police van. Seems like some people should not drink and dance.

President seen on video wetting his pants while giving reelection speech

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) The president of Colombia was giving an important speech while launching his reelection campaign when he wet his pants, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

This amazing video showed the moment Juan Manuel Santos was giving the important speech when a wet spot suddenly began appearing in the crotch area of his beige pants.

The 62 year old, who is not known to have any disease, continued on with his speech, seemingly oblivious to his wet pants. As he continued his speech in the city of Barranquilla, the wet patch increased in size.

Santos, a liberal-conservative, is seeking to retain his position when the second largest country in South America goes to the polls in two months. He is facing competition from former Bogota Mayor Clara Lopez Obregon.

The president hopes that when voters will be going to the polls they won’t remember this embarrassing incident.

Terminally sick teen pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child during blood drive

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) In a very sad turn of events, a teenager was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault of a child.

Brandon Traicoff, 18, of Mansfield, Ohio, has many medical issues.

His medical issues is blamed on his mother, who drank alcohol and did drugs while she was pregnant with him.

Traicoff has some mental issues as well. He has only one functioning kidney and terminal kidney failure. He is deaf and bipolar.

He also has Asperger syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to his grandparents Mike and Jacki Barnett.

Traicoff proudly organized a blood drive so he can earn his Eagle Scout badge. The day went very well and many people donated blood.

However, the successful day turned sour when police took the teen away from the blood drive, and he was charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy.

Police said that the young boy claimed that Traicoff took him into a room during the blood drive and performed oral sex on him. Traicoff pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of sexual battery in the Richmond County Superior Court.

He faces five years in prison.

School throws out children after being caught smuggling and selling sugary drinks

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By: Hydar Tomar

A group of children are without a school after being kicked out for selling sugary drinks to fellow students.

The school was criticized after three teens were suspended for smuggling soft drinks to sell to friends.

Teachers have been cracking down on the illegal trade of sugary treats, which are prohibited for health reasons. The students were kicked out after a search of their bags at the Academy of St. Kentigern in Blackburn, West Lothian, United Kingdom, revealed the contraband.

The students are all 13 years old. After the parents complained, the three students were reinstated and received a written warning instead.

A school spokesperson said that while the school is prohibited from selling sugary drinks students can still bring them to school. However, the school will not tolerate those students who sell sugary drinks for a profit.

Artists build beautiful upside down house in China

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A group of artists have built a beautiful upside down house in China, as a tourist attraction.

The upside down house was built in Fengting, which is located in an ancient neighborhood of Shanghai.

The home is basically a two-story house in which everything, the interior and the exterior, were built in the wrong direction. Tourists will see that those things that should be on the floor are on the ceiling and what should be on the ceiling is on the floor.

This home will have a pathway up to the door, which in this case is actually an upstairs window. A beautiful garden is being built in front of the house.

This awesome artwork will soon be opened for tourists.

Comedian shocked after his rented apartment was used for sex party with fat women

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A comedian said that he had no idea that a renter will use his Manhattan studio apartment for a sex party with overweight women.

Ari Teman said that he thought he was renting his apartment to a family that was vacationing in town.

Instead, he returned home to find a wild sex party in progress. Teman, who lives on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, rented his apartment through the online service AirBnB.com.

On Friday night, he found at least 18 people in his apartment. The apartment was originally booked for a man, his brother and sister-in-law, Teman, 31, said.

Teman discovered that his apartment had been trashed. He said people moved his furniture outside. The tenant had been advertising a sex party with plus sized women.

A spokesperson for AirBnB said that the renter has been banned from the website and it is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate the matter. The spokesperson also said that it has paid Teman nearly $24,000 to cover damages.

Strong jet of water seen on video lifting car from ground

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Water gushing out from a broken fire hydrant was able to lift a car off the ground, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The incident occurred on Saturday, in San Diego California.

In addition, ten people were temporarily displaced from their homes after water from the fire hydrant flooded their houses in the East Village. According to the San Diego Police, the fire hydrant broke after a white van traveling on G Street around 5:50 p.m., hit the passenger side of a Toyota Corolla driving on 17th Street.


The impact sent the car flying into the fire hydrant. The jet of water shooting out from the floor was powerful enough to suspend the back of the car in the air.

The water flooded the road and six nearby houses. The Red Cross helped ten displaced people find a place to spend the night as the water from their homes were being drained and the damage repaired.

Two women get stuck waist deep in quicksand while trying to rescue dog

Two women and a dog stuck in quicksand 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman and her beloved pet dog were seen sinking in quicksand, rescue workers in the United Kingdom said.

The Herne Bay Coast Guard said that they rescued two women and a dog after they got stuck in the quicksand.

The Herne Bay Coast Guard was called to help the three on Sunday, but after realizing that the three were buried to their waists, the fire department was called. After being pulled out, the three did not require further medical assistance.

Investigators said that the two women got into trouble after trying to rescue the dog. This was the third such incident in the same area reported on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, a man was rescued after getting stuck in quicksand while riding his bike. A woman was also pulled from the mud after getting stuck while enjoying herself at the beach.

A spokesperson for the coastguard has urged people not to try to rescue pets, but to call rescue workers instead.

Woman given 14 month jail sentence for microwaving her cat

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By: Sam David

Laura Cunliffe of the United Kingdom, received a 14-month jail sentence after microwaving her four-month-old kitten, Mowgli.

Cunliffe, 23, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, suspected that Mowgli killed her pet goldfish, so she put the kitten in her microwave and set it for five minutes.

The court heard that Cunliffe took the animal out of the microwave after only one minute, when she had comprehended her actions. The kitten, however, could not catch its breath and passed away 90 minutes later.

Cunliffe’s attorney, Alan Greaves, said that his client has a history of mental illness. "This was an act of utterly horrendous cruelty on your part on an animal that, as far as I could see, had come to trust you and rely on you," District Judge John Foster said.

Lynsey Harris, the deputy chief inspector for the RSPCA, claimed that in her 13 years on the job, she had never dealt with a similar case. "Our main aim is to get her banned from keeping animals so there is no risk that any other animals she may come into contact with will suffer," Harris said.

Cunliffe has also been banned by the court from keeping animals for life.

Texas man kills three of his older siblings in their mother’s home during an argument

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A family was left shattered when three siblings were killed by their younger brother.

Joe Frederick Hawkins, 26, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of two brothers and a sister.

The victims were identified as 33-year-old Anthony Ray Hawkins, 30-year-old Reshowna Hawkins, and 34-year-old Darrell Hawkins. A 21-year-old woman was also shot several times in the chest.

She was taken to a hospital where she is said to be in stable condition. The family gathered at the home of their mother in the 3700 block of South 4th Street in Beaumont, Texas, when Joe Frederick Hawkins opened fire, killing his siblings.

After the shooting he drove off, leaving behind a bloody crime scene. His mother, who managed to flee the house, went to a family member’s house and called police.

Police are unsure what drove the man to kill his siblings.
The investigation is still ongoing. Hawkins is being held on $1 million bond.

Man kills his boss for posting photo to the Internet without permission

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant owner in Florida, is dead and a second man is critically ill after being stabbed by an employee.

Many people were eating at the restaurant when the employee walked up to his boss and stabbed him multiple times.

Tilus Lebrun, 42, was arrested on Thursday night, after he fatally stabbed Dimitrios Karaloukas, who is the owner of “Jimmy the Greek Taverna” restaurant.

Lebrun allegedly told police that he killed his boss because he took a picture of him without permission, and then uploaded it to the Internet, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

After stabbing his boss, Lebrun was not done. He stabbed another employee who is fighting for his life.

Lebrun is being held without bail on a charge of first degree murder amongst other charges.

Supermarket refuses to sell teen package of plastic spoons because he was under 18 years old

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By: Aarav Sen

A teen was left bewildered after a British supermarket refused to sell him a package of plastic spoons because he wasn’t 18 years old.
The 16-year-old boy was told he was too young to buy a pack of plastic teaspoons at a Tesco location in Lancashire.

Liam Whelan was sent by his stepmother to buy plastic spoons. His stepmother, Yvette Whelan, said the supermarket’s decision was dumb. Tesco apologized for the incident.

Whelan said she sent Liam to buy spoons because he and his brother Josh, kept losing them. She admitted that she thought her son was lying about the incident at first.

Whelan said that Liam was very embarrassed by being sent home empty handed. “We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this caused,” a Tesco spokesperson said in a statement.


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