14-year-old boy kills Flatbush man on city bus

New York City bus illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A Flatbush man is dead after being shot by a boy on a Brooklyn city bus, police in new York said.

Brooklyn Police said that 14-year-old Kahton Anderson, opened fire during a dispute on Thursday night, fatally shooting the 39-year-old man in the head.

The attack occurred around 6:20 p.m. on a B15 bus while it was traveling on Marcus Garvey Boulevard near Lafayette Avenue. Police said there was an argument involving several teenagers on the bus, but they did not know what it was about.

The gunman fired more than one shot, and witnesses described hearing three or four shots. The victim was identified by police as Angel Rojas of East Flatbush.

He was transported to Woodhull Medical Center, where he later died of his wounds. The teenager was arrested, and authorities said they recovered the murder weapon.

Angel Rojas came to the U.S. about four years ago from the Dominican Republic with his wife, Maria Lopez, 41, his son, Saury, 12, and their daughter, April, 8.

Israel vows to keep killing terrorists as IDF kills three Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to keep killing terrorists after the Israel Defense Forces reported the killing of three Palestinians in the West bank.

“The army will not stop using force against anyone planning attacks against Israel,” Netanyahu said the day after IDF troops killed three Palestinians in a raid.

“Over the weekend, our forces attacked a terrorist who had organized attacks against Israelis, and was also planning attacks against innocent civilians,” Netanyahu told ministers at his weekly cabinet meeting. “Our policy is to attack those who attack us, and they were planning to attack us,” Netanyahu added.

On Saturday, Israeli troops raided the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, in what the army said was a planned operation to catch wanted Hamas militant Hamza Abu Hajia. Abu Hajia, 20, was shot dead by IDF troops in the camp, and two other men were killed.

The other two were identified as Mahmoud Abu Zena, 19, a member of the Islamic Jihad group, and a civilian identified as Yazan Jabarin. Thousands of West Bank Palestinians in Jenin, attended the funerals and called for a general strike to protest the killings.

IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner said that Abu Hajia was a time bomb who was involved in shooting attacks, and was in the advanced stages of plotting more attacks.

Christians in Israel ask EU to stop ‘Christian ethnic cleansing’ in Arab countries

Christians demanding protection 
By: Aryeh Savir

A group of Israeli Christians asked the European Union for help in stopping the Christian ethnic cleansing in Islamic countries, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

150 Christian citizens of Israel demonstrated outside the European Union's delegation in Tel Aviv, against the EU's silence relative to what they termed “the ethnic cleansing of Christians throughout the Middle East.” The protesters demanded that the EU act for human rights and fight for the Christians throughout the Middle East, who are quickly becoming extinct except in Israel.

Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from Nazareth, and strong proponent of Christian enlistment in the IDF, demanded that the attacks on Christians be stopped and thanked Israel for being a warm home for Christians. Shadi Halul, spokesman of the Christian Lobby (CL) which organized the protest, stated: "We have witnessed in the past how the world was silent as six million Jews were slaughtered. Here in Israel, where we are enabled freedom of worship, protection and a normal life, we have decided to cry out and call on the European Union to safeguard human rights throughout the world. Become active, do not repeat past mistakes. We constantly receive reports from our Christian brethren throughout the Middle East imploring that they be helped, envious of our status as Israeli citizens."

Last week the Christian Lobby sent a letter to the EU Ambassador in Israel and 18 other western Ambassadors protesting their inactions.

"We, the members of the Christian Lobby in Israel, found it appropriate to turn to you and cry out about the human and citizens' rights condition of our Christian brothers across the Middle East. The slaughter, persecution, discrimination, apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, and all the crimes committed against the Indigenous Aramaic & Christians of the Middle East, in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority, among others, and continue to be committed without any intervention of the Western countries," the letter states.

In the letter, the CL demand that the EU take action.

"We are turning to you as an organization that represents Western countries, which engrave the values of human and citizens' rights on its flag. Get up and take action. Prove to the slaughtered and the persecuted, and to yourselves, that you believe in those values and act accordingly, wholeheartedly, and not half way," the letter stated.

They further attack the EU for their double standards regarding Israel. "The lack of taking real steps by the European and Western countries and the continuation of the horrifying condition, pales to the double standards and the hypocrisy of Europe and the West towards the State of Israel, the Jewish and democratic country that provides freedom of religion, human rights and defense to every religious and ethnic minority. There is no doubt that the safest and most free place for Christians, as well as other minorities in the Middle East, is the State of Israel. The lack of steps taken for the Christians in the Arab countries, in the Middle East, bring into question the sincerity of the declarations and intentions of the European and Western countries regarding human rights and humanism. It seems that the treatment towards Israel is a cover up for the failure of the west in the Middle East, failures that allow the continuing of the crimes and atrocities against Christians."

“From here, from the State of Israel, a state that was established by a nation that was persecuted and slaughtered while the world stood by and watched, we, the members of the Israeli Christian lobby, are calling out ‘no more.’ We will no longer be silent. No more to the abandonment of Christians in the Middle East. No more to the double standards and hypocrisy. Yes to taking action for the persecuted Christian minority. We are demanding the involvement of your countries to stop the ethnic cleansing committed against the Eastern Christian nations in the Arab countries and the Middle East,” the letter concludes.

A recent study warns that Christianity is at the risk of being wiped out in the biblical heartlands of the Middle East. According to the London Daily Telegraph, which cites the study, 10% of Christians worldwide – approximately 200 million – are “socially disadvantaged, harassed or actively oppressed for their beliefs.”

With over 2.3 billion Christians around the world, the study notes that Christians face the most persecution in the region of the world where Christianity first originated – the Middle East.

Armed robber stopped by strippers at Las Vegas casino

The unnamed suspect 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) An armed robber was in for a nasty surprise when he decided to hold up a Las Vegas casino, police in Nevada said.

Las Vegas Police said that the suspect tried to steal costumes when the male strippers detained him until police arrived.

The would-be robber was armed with a .44 Magnum pistol and pointed the gun at the head of a dancer. A booking photo released by the police showed how the man suffered a black eye and bruises on his face.

After his arrest, the man was transferred to a local hospital for treatment. Witnesses told police that they saw the man walking down the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on Tuesday, before the show wearing a Swat team hat, fireman's shirt and police style boots. When the suspect pulled out his gun, a cast member managed to push his hand.

The gun fired and the bullet hit a wall. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, is now in custody after being charged with felony attempted murder, armed robbery and robbery with a weapon.

He could face decades in prison if convicted.

Son shot to death defending his mother’s singing

Tony Burgess 
By: Anika Rao

A New York woman lost her son over her singing.

Verbena Burgess, 50, of the Bronx, said that her son was shot to death after her neighbors became annoyed with her singing.

Burgess was outside of her Morris Avenue apartment building when she sang loudly. Her neighbors did not like her singing and asked her to keep it down.

The group of men from the opposite side of the street approached the woman. They swore at her, insulted her and threw objects at her.

Burgess then told the men that she was either going to call the police or she can call her sons if they do not leave her alone. The group encouraged the 50 year old to bring her sons out.

When the woman felt threatened she called her sons, and a fight broke out. The groups got into it and then they all left. However, the men returned later and forced themselves into the home of Burgess.

The men began fighting with Burgess’ sons. A gun was brought into the fight and 24-year-old Tony Burgess, was shot in the head.

Burgess was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The mother is devastated over the senseless killing, and that her beloved son lost his life defending her singing. May he rest in peace.

Popular football referee commits suicide after his wife falls ill

Division One League football game 
By: Devansh Dutt

A football referee killed himself after becoming extremely depressed because his wife has fallen ill.

The 46-year-old Ghana Division One League referee, Samuel Manukure, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Aponapono.

Family members of the deceased revealed that Manukure took his life due to the chronic illness of his wife, who has brought hardship and enormous debt to the family. Manukure left behind his wife woman and his child.

Manukure’s cousin Yaw Asiedu, said that the victim was suffering from depression for some time. Asiedu also said the victim was alone in the house as he went to a farm.

When he returned, he decided to wash his dirty clothes, but realized that the wire used to hang the clothes had been removed. He went to ask his cousin about the wire and that is when he found him hanging.

A brother of the victim however, claims that someone killed him. According to the brother, the victim was the president of a local political party and he had received several death threats.

The body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy in order to determine the cause of death.

Undercover police officers legally allowed to have intercourse with prostitutes

Prostitute illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) Ordinary citizens are angry after learning that police officers in Hawaii, are legally allowed to have sex with prostitutes.

Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to maintain an exemption in state law that allows undercover agents to have sex with prostitutes during investigations.

The issue has emerged as the state legislature considers a bill that sponsors say would strengthen several criminal statutes.

Undercover officers need the exemption for sexual contacts with prostitutes, because in some cases, revealing their identity before intercourse
could ruin the investigation. Honolulu Police said that the department has procedures in place to prevent misconduct by its employees.

The state law that exempts police officers, which was passed in 1972, attracted attention in Hawaii earlier this month when lawmakers are considering a bill to toughen the state's laws on prostitution and other crimes. The new bill does not include the exemption for officers charged with enforcing the law.

Man, 20, arrested for raping 8-year-old boy and paying him 12 cents

Man under arrest illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man was arrested and charged with child rape after raping a little boy, police in Nigeria said.

Jigawa State Police said that they have arrested a local 20-year-old man after being accused of raping an 8-year-old boy on several occasions.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday, after police received an anonymous tip. A medical examination was also carried out, which confirmed that the child was raped.

During questioning, the suspect confessed to the crime, and said that he usually gave the child N20 ($0.12) in exchange for sex. The suspect will be brought before a magistrate's court judge for a bail hearing.

Last April, Ryan Sheppard, 19, was jailed without bail after he raped a baby so severely that the child required multiple surgeries to repair the damage. According to police, Sheppard, who lives in Maryland, sexually assaulted the one year old, while he was supposed to be babysitting the child.

After committing the sexual assault, Sheppard reportedly called the child's parents and told them that the child was bleeding and having trouble breathing. Investigators said that the baby's parents arrived shortly thereafter and found that the child's lips had turned blue.

Sheppard reportedly admitted to detectives that he had abused the child. Sheppard was jailed on charges of first-degree sexual offense and first-degree sexual assault. He was denied bail.

The charges were subsequently dropped to a second-degree sex-offense charge, to which Sheppard pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

3 cult members sentenced to death after kidnapping and mutilating 1-year-old girl

Baby doll illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Three cult members were arrested, charged and convicted of murder after killing a 1-year-old girl, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, the High Court of Ondo State, sentenced the three men to death by hanging for the kidnapping and murder of Rachel Akingboye.

The men were identified as Olusegun Obaro, Jonah Lase and Theophilus Friday. They are all about 50 years old.

The defendants were convicted of one count of kidnapping and two counts of murder. According to police, the victim was abducted from her mother by Lase and Obaro, and handed over to Friday.

The victim's body was found near her mother’s house with her right side removed. The three were detained by local residents and were later handed over to the police. They confessed to the crime.

Super thirsty dog seen on video continuously pushing toddler away from water fountain

Dog and child fighting over water fountain 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A thirsty dog was seen on video standing his ground at a water fountain despite the pleas from a toddler, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

The video showed how the little child found out the hard way not to interrupt the thirsty dog, when he tried to push his pet dog out of the way of the water fountain.

The dog is seen continuously pushing the toddler away from the stream of water. The frustrated and crying child eventually resigned, and waited for the dog to finish drinking.

In another incident, a big dog just didn’t feel like sharing his ice cream with a little dog, and it was all caught on video, a video uploaded to YouTube showed. The cute video also demonstrated why it is important to make the big dogs wait for their turn.

Dogs Daisy and Cooper were treated with an ice cream from the drive through window at McDonald’s. The smaller dog Daisy, is seen gently licking the ice cream, and enjoying it, while the bigger dog Cooper, was told to wait its turn.

When Cooper’s turn finally came, it became clear why Cooper was not allowed to eat first, as it swallowed the entire ice cream at once. The dogs were on a vacation getaway in Oregon.

Teacher who molested little girl walks free because he needs to support his family

Girl studying illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A British man who was convicted of molesting a little girl, walked free because he needs to support his family, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

The teacher who abused the 11-year-old girl during religious lessons, told the court that his family depended on him because his wife speaks little English.

During the trial, the court has heard that Suleman Maknojioa, 40, rubbed the legs of the girl several times and placed his hand on her chest in front of her two brothers. Maknojioa told the court that the girl needed to be touched for reassurance.

The abuse lasted about nine months. The girl said that she was too afraid to tell her parents about the attacks. According to the police, the mother overheard her two sons, 13 and 7-years-old, talking about the attacks in the kitchen.

The girl's father confronted Maknojioa, but he denied all the allegations. Maknojioa, a father of six children, was arrested at his home in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Man cuts off his hand and sets it on fire

Garbage on fire illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A mentally disturbed man was rushed to a hospital after cutting off his own hand and setting it on fire, rescue workers in the United Kingdom said.

Devan Police said that ambulance crews rushed to a house after receiving reports that the 44-year-old man, was going to hurt himself with a knife.

However, when officers arrived at the scene in Ogwell, they found the man had cut his hand, threw it into a trash can and set it on fire. They kicked the bin and pulled out the charred remains of the amputated limb, but it was too burned to be saved.

The man was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, after the gruesome incident at 1:40 p.m. on Monday.

South Western Ambulance Service said that the wounded man was treated for hand and wrist injuries before being taken to the hospital. The Devon and Cornwall Police departments confirmed that officers were dispatched to the scene because of concern for the welfare of the man.

Police officer eats evidence in court after judge orders him to snitch on a snitch

Crime Stoppers illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A retired Florida police officer, who now works as a Crime Stoppers director, was seen on video disobeying a judge in the courtroom.

Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers Executive Director Richard "Dick" Masten, was seen on video eating a piece of paper that held the information of a person who snitched on a woman.

Masten said that Judge Victoria Brennan, asked him to give her a piece of paper, which held the information of the person who snitched on Lissette Alvarez, in a drug case.

The defense attorney for Lissette Alvarez, in a cocaine possession case, wanted to know the identity of the snitch and possibly cross examine the snitch.

However, Masten said that the Crime Stoppers unit promises tipsters that they can stay anonymous, and that he takes the promise very seriously. Rather than handing over the information, the director ate it.

Masten explained that if a judge can force the Crime Stoppers to hand over names of their tipsters, then people will no longer want to come forward. Masten said that in 20 years, Crime Stoppers has helped solve some 34,000 crimes.

The judge held the Crime Stoppers director in contempt of court, and he faced 30 days in jail. However, rather than a jail sentence, the judge ordered him to write a report about anonymous tip laws.

Tow truck company finds sleeping baby inside car in their parking lot

Tow truck illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A father is in trouble after a tow truck company found his baby inside a car, which was towed for illegal parking.

The panicked father of Colorado, called police after he thought that his car was stolen with his child inside.

Thomas Benton left his one-year-old son sleeping in his car for 10 minutes, while he went inside an apartment complex. However, he parked in a private spot.

When he returned, he found the parking space empty. He called the Denver Police to report a possible kidnapping.

Officers however, knew that the car was not stolen but towed. According to a police spokesperson, the tow company informs police before towing a car.

The tow truck company said that the driver did not check inside the car before towing it. When they checked the car at their facility, the company found that the baby was still sleeping and was unhurt.

Benton was arrested for an outstanding warrant and is being investigated for child neglect.

Couple prepares for birth of quintuplets only to learn that there are no babies in her huge belly

Pregnant woman illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A couple prepared 5 cribs in their baby nursery and chose 5 names, as they got ready to welcome their 5 children.

Paul Servat, 37, of Quebec, was very excited when his girlfriend Barbara Bienvenue, 37, told him she was pregnant with quintuplets.

Bienvenue gave the excited father-to-be the honor of choosing their names. His parents were also very much looking forward to being grandparents.

The couple of Montreal, Canada, told their local newspaper about their pregnancy. People and local stores showered them with baby gifts.

The woman showed all signs of pregnancy. She had morning sickness and her body was growing rapidly.

However, the man’s life came crashing down when he learned that there were no babies in his girlfriend’s belly.

In her “9th month,” when the woman “went into labor,” Servat took her to the hospital. That is when he was told that there was no record of the woman being pregnant.

A blood test confirmed that Bienvenue was never pregnant. She was hospitalized and is being kept under psychiatric observation.

Servat, who was devastated by the fake pregnancy, said that he wants nothing to do with Bienvenue.

Woman caught having sex in wooded area while carrying baby on her back

The woman with her baby 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was caught having sex with a local business owner while her baby was strapped to her back.

The woman of Masvingo City, Zimbabwe, was caught having sex with the owner of a famous supermarket.

The two went into a area that had tall grass and became intimate, while the baby was strapped to his mother’s back.

The two were caught when a cameraman scoured the area and found them. The cameraman took video of the two, before the two realized that they were being recorded.

The store owner was seen on video begging the cameraman to delete the video. However, he refused to do so.

The cameraman explained that he walks around in many quite grassy and wooded areas where he always finds cheating couples in compromising positions. He also said that Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days in which cheating couples get together.

He sometimes finds cars parked near these areas and he finds couples either making out in the car or in the open field. He takes photos and videos of the acts.

Fat but sexy woman shows off her dancing skills on the streets

Whitney Thore with her friend Todd Beasley 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Who said that fat cannot be sexy? Whitney Thore has taken the world by storm with her 350 pound body.

Thore Greensboro of North Carolina, became a YouTube star after posting a video of her great dance moves.

Thore showed the world that fat people can dance and be good at it. When she was younger, Thore loved to dance.
She took dance lessons and was doing good. However, during her teenage years, Thore began gaining a lot of weight.

The 29 year old was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is a condition that causes an imbalance of a female sex hormones.

Her condition caused her to gain weight. Now, she reached a staggering 350 pounds. Thore, who works as a radio producer, decided to take up her passion for dancing one again.

Six months ago, the brave woman launched the “No Body Shame Campaign” to help people feel good with their big bodies, as well as help people accept big people and see them for who they truly are.

Thore began with posting the video of herself dancing. When she got a lot of positive feedback from people around the world, Thore took her campaign to the streets.
She now dances in public and people seem to love it.

Woman spends $100,000 to look like blow up sex doll

Katella Dash 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Blow up sex dolls are usually made of plastic. However, one woman wants to be the first to look like a sex doll.

While most women want to look young and feminine, Katella Dash is working on her appearance to look like a blow up sex doll.

Dash, 38, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has so far spent over $100,000 to reach her goal. However, she is far from done.

Dash turns heads wherever she goes and people are impressed with her 38H breasts. Men are surprised when they learn that Dash was born a man and underwent sex reassignment surgery at age 23.

Dash is trying to look as artificial as she can. She loves looking like plastic. Dash loves that many parts of her body is plastic, as she had many procedures done to enhance her desired look, including facial implants, breast surgery and buttock implants.

Dash is looking for a doctor willing to give her even bigger breasts. She wants to go from 38H to size M.

Lesbian teachers caught having sex in classroom

Women kissing illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Two women were fired from their teaching position in New York, after they were caught having sex in a classroom.

However, the teachers fought back and claimed that they were unfairly fired from their teaching jobs.

Now, an Appellate Court judge in Manhattan, agreed with Alini Brito, 34, and Cindy Mauro, 38, and ruled that they should get their jobs back. The court said that the teachers were treated too harshly when they were dismissed for having sex in the classroom while teaching at the James Madison High School in Midwood, Brooklyn.

The judge ruled that the two engaged in consensual sex between two adults, which is not illegal. The judge also pointed out that the incident occurred after class.

The incident began 5 years ago, when the women who taught Spanish and French, attended a school musical at the James Madison High School in Brooklyn.

During the performance, the two became bored and left. They went into a classroom and engaged in sex.

During their encounter, a janitor came into the room and caught them in the act. School authorities were notified and the two were fired.

The teachers went to court, and after a long battle, they won and will get their jobs back.