Ultra-Orthodox Jewish female teacher beaten in France in unprovoked attack

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish female teacher suffered serious injuries after being beaten in an unprovoked attack, police in France said.

The Paris Police Department said that the teacher was beaten by a group of black men on Monday afternoon.

The woman was transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. She suffered from bruises on her entire body.

The woman is a teacher at the school headed by Rabbi Aharon Daniel Heiman. The attack occurred as she approached a train station.

The thugs also grabbed her purse before fleeing from the scene. After being attacked, the woman returned to the school where staff members alerted rescue workers and the police.

Police launched an investigation into the attack and they believe that the victim was beaten because she is Jewish. So far, no arrests have been made.

Angry Bay Ridge man stabs his wife days before opening her own pizza shop

Gyltene Rugova 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A Bay Ridge woman is dead after being stabbed by her husband several days before she was to open her own pizza shop, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that they have charged the man with the murder of his wife.

52-year-old Hasan Rugova, was charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police were called to a six-story building located on Marine Avenue and 95th Street, shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Rugova is accused of stabbing his wife, and tried to kill himself. However, his 14-year-old son grabbed away the knife. The boy also suffered injuries. The victim was identified as 46-year-old Gyltene Rugova. She suffered a fatal stab wound to the neck .

His son Abraham was found with a slash wound on his right forearm inside the apartment, and the husband had a stab wound to the stomach. Both were taken to Lutheran Medical Center and are in stable condition.

The 11-year-old daughter was in the apartment at the time, but did not witness the stabbings. The couple also has two other children, a 19-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter, who were not home at the time.

Police said that the family had no history of domestic incidents. The woman was set to open a pizza place a few blocks away at 4th Avenue and 96th Street, on Wednesday.

Israel urges NATO to integrate women into world militaries

Women serving in the IDF illustration 
By: Aryeh Savir

During a conference, Israel has urged NATO members to include women in its militaries, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Women’s Affairs Advisor to the IDF Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Rachel Tevet-Wiesel, participated this week in the annual conference of NATO’s Committee on Gender Perspectives, which took place at the organization’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Representatives from some 30 countries attended the conference to discuss the integration of women in militaries throughout the world.

During the conference, Brig. Gen. Tevet-Wiesel spoke to global military representatives on the IDF’s opportunities for women, which are considered advanced relative to those of other militaries. She attributed Israel’s success, among other things, to its requirement that women serve in the military alongside men.

“Israel is considered one of the most progressive countries in the world [on this issue],” she explained. “The number of women in senior roles is high relative to other countries because of obligatory service,” she said.

The IDF stands out among the world’s militaries for the high representation of women in its ranks. Women have proudly served in the IDF since its establishment. In addition to requiring women to enlist, the IDF boasts high participation of women in command roles. Almost all positions in the IDF are open to women, and they serve in every branch of the military, including 1,500 female combat soldiers, who are drafted annually.

34% of those serving in the IDF are women, including 23% of all officers and non-commissioned officers. 90% of the IDF’s positions are open to women.

Brig. Gen. Tevet-Wiesel’s presentation interested several representatives, who approached her during the conference to ask questions. Participants from Norway, where a required service law will take effect in 2015, inquired about the success of integrating women into the military. Other questions addressed the integration of female combat soldiers and their training in Israel.

“Israel has a respectable place in the world with regard to women’s issues, and the representatives are interested in understanding what’s happening in Israel,” Brig. Gen. Tevet-Wiesel explained in an interview after the conference. “Many of them asked to be in touch with us in the future.”

The women’s affairs advisor stressed that although Israel does not hold membership in NATO, the annual conference contributes significantly to the IDF. “It’s interesting to hear what happens in other countries,” said Brig. Gen. Tevet-Wiesel. “The conversation was very productive, because it’s a subject that interests everyone. Our sense is that there is a strong desire to listen and learn,” she added.

“The representatives were very interested in the IDF’s support center for women, and our placement of a women’s advisor in every unit of the IDF. This is something that doesn’t exist in any other military. There’s a lot to learn from us on the subject,” she concluded.

Haifa named smartest city out of 135 major cities

Haifa illustration 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israeli city of Haifa, was named the smartest city out of 135 cities in the Middle East, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Haifa was crowned the “smartest” city in the Middle East by the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona.

A research team examined 135 cities from 55 countries as part of the IESE Cities in Motion Index (ICIM), an annual survey that ranks the cities based on categories of innovation, sustainability and quality of life.

The following ten different dimensions were used to establish the ranking: governance, public management, urban planning, technology, environment, international outreach, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital and economy.

The smartest city in the world for 2014 is Tokyo, which received a perfect score and was described as “impressive in its civic management, technology, economy and its ability to attract talented people from around the world.”

London came in second, followed by Zurich and Paris. Of the top 20 cities, 10 are European, six are of the U.S., three Asian and one is Oceanian.

Haifa led in the Middle East, followed by Tel Aviv. Haifa was ranked 24th worldwide.

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav expressed satisfaction by the results, stating: “Haifa has some of the best schools in the state, which have existed for over a century, including the Technion and Haifa University. Haifa is a small city with the largest number of Nobel Prizes in science, and the country's largest high-tech and life science park in Israel. I'm glad we got another seal of approval and we will continue forward with full force.”

New drinkable sunscreen up for sale

The drinkable sunscreen 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Those people who are tired of using lotions as sunscreen, can now use a new sunscreen drink.

The drinkable sunscreen was created by a company called Osmosis Skincare.

The company said that the drink blocks 97 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays. The Harmonized H20, is available in tan and no tan. Harmonized H2O sells for $30 and can be purchased online.

“Achieve UV 30 protection before the sun even hits you with our innovative new technology that isolates the precise frequencies needed to neutralize UVA and UVB. Available in Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing formulas,” the company states on its website.

“Take 2ml every 4 hours while in the sun preferably with 2 or more ounces of water. Wait 1 hour before exposure to the sun. Monitor sun exposure carefully. Take a second dose if still in sun 3 hours after first dose. For extended intense outdoor exercise or if taking sun-sensitizing medications, use alternate protection after 30 to 40 minutes,” the product's instruction label states.

Family disowns 85-year-old grandmother because she works as a prostitute and starred in an adult movie

Sheila Vogel-Coupe 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A family was shocked and devastated to learn that their mother and grandmother was prostituting herself.

85-year-old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, looks like any other grandmother. However, she became known as the oldest prostitute in Britain.

The grandma’s job became known after her granddaughter Katie Waissel, also known by her stage name Katie Vogel, was featured on The X Factor show. She is also a singer and songwriter.

“Someone blew the whistle,” Vogel-Coupe said after her lifestyle was exposed.

Vogel-Coupe’s job title is “escort.” She makes £250 ($420) an hour. She began her new career when she was struggling with loneliness after the death of her second husband, Noel Coupe, in 2004. She was also involved in an adult video.

Since her work as a prostitute was exposed, Vogel-Coupe has been disowned by most of her family members.

“My family members decided not to talk to me except for my daughter, Josie, and my grandson Danny, who were not so judgmental,” she said.

Vogel-Coupe, who is a great-grandmother, wants her family back. She wants her family to stop fighting, stop being judgmental and stop meddling in her private life.

11-year-old girl gives birth to twins after being raped in bathroom

Newborn babies at hospital illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man is facing charges of rape after grabbing a girl in a bathroom and raping her.

The rape resulted in the girl getting pregnant and while the man is awaiting trial, the young girl gave birth to twins.

The 11-year-old Senegalese girl, was denied an abortion due to the strict anti-abortion laws and has now given birth to twin boys in the southern region of Ziguinchor.

The girl gave birth during the seventh month of pregnancy, and are believed to be in good health.

The incident began when the girl’s mother had gone to work and no one was home. The child was playing with her friends when she needed to use the bathroom.

The rapist entered the bathroom together with the child and locked the door behind him. He then proceeded to rape the child and got her pregnant.

The child reported the incident and the rapist was arrested by the police.

The family did not know the girl was pregnant until her body began to change and show signs of pregnancy. Thankfully, the young mother and her children are doing good.

“The twins are fine, but they want a lot of breastfeeding, and I don’t have enough milk,” the young mother said.

The child hopes that her rapist gets a harsh punishment because he stole her childhood. She was forced to drop out of school and she depends on donations to support her children.

Woman forces her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to eat her own feces after defecating in a bathtub

Nicole Candelaria 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was arrested after allegedly forcing a young girl to eat her own feces.

27-year-old Nicole Candelaria of Arizona, was charged with felony child abuse after police said she forced the 3 year old, to eat her own feces as punishment.

Candelaria lives in Tempe with her boyfriend and his three children. He has 3-year-old twins girls and a 5-year-old daughter.

Authorities said that Candelaria was the primary caregiver for her boyfriend’s three girls while he was at work.

The girls told their mother that Candelaria held the child down and forced her to eat the feces.

The child was taken to a hospital where doctors noted bruising on the 3-year-old’s chest, sides, back, and legs, according to court documents.

Candelaria, who denied the allegations made against her, is being held in lieu of $5,400 bail.

Law student loses testicle after officer kicked him in the groin during traffic stop (video)

Kicked in the groin illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was placed on administrative leave after he kicked a man in the groin.

Now, the law student at the University of New Mexico, lost a testicle and may suffer long term effects.

The incident began earlier this month, when officer Pablo Padilla of Albuquerque, stopped the student for running a stop sign on campus.

Court documents and a video of the arrest were released. The video shows officer Padilla kicking 24-year-old Jeremy Martin, in the groin.

The four-and-a-half minute video, which was recorded by officer Padilla, shows Martin refusing to obey the officer when he was asked multiple times to sit down or stop talking.

Martin said that doctors removed a testicle as a result of the kick.

Boy, 4, struck and killed while exiting car after returning from his father’s funeral

Derrick and Carder Brown 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A family in Pennsylvania, is grieving the loss of two close family members.

A father and his son are both dead after being killed in different accidents.

The 4-year-old boy had just been at his father’s funeral when he was struck and killed by a van in Chester, Delaware County, while crossing the street.

Police said that young Carder Brown, jumped out of the Dodge Charger and ran towards his mother when he was hit by a truck that was heading down the street.

The 42-year-old driver stopped and stayed at the scene until emergency personnel arrived.

According to the initial police investigation, authorities said that it appears to be a tragic accident, and they do not expect to file charges.

Brown was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The child’s father, Derrick Brown, was shot last week. The family said that Brown was an innocent bystander, who was caught in a shootout. They also lost another family member to gun violence six months ago.

The case remains under investigation. May they rest in peace.

Man hides in teen’s closet for five days and rapes her at night after meeting online

Jarred Workman insert 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A mother was horrified when she opened her daughter’s closest to find a man living there.

27-year-old Jarred Workman of North Carolina, has been arrested after police said that he spent five days hiding in the closet of the young girl and sexually assaulted her at night.

Workman of Iredell County, turned himself into police, and was charged with 11 counts of statutory rape and five counts of statutory sex offense against a 14-year-old girl.
Authorities said that Workman spoke with the teenager on a social media site for about a month before deciding to meet in the woods near the girl's house.

The teen invited Workman to stay at her parents’ home, without them knowing about it. The suspect managed to stay at the home for five days, and had sex with teen at night while the parents slept.

When the mother opened the closet and found Workman inside he ran out of the house. Officers were able to identify the man after he left his phone and wallet in the closet.

Mother arrested for killing her 1-year-old stepdaughter by striking her in the head the day she got engaged

Emily Defries 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her stepdaughter by striking her in the head, police in Virginia said.

Norfolk Police said that have charged the woman with second-degree murder for the death of the child.

24-year-old Emily Defries, was caring for her 20-month-old stepdaughter when she died. The medical examiner's office determined that the child died from blunt force trauma and ruled the case a homicide.

Defries told police she was taking care of the victim and two other children on Sunday, in the 7000 block of Gregory Drive. She stated that she found the victim at the bottom of the stairs.

The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Neighbors said that the couple had just moved into their home last month.

Defries got engaged the same day as the child died, according to her Facebook page. She is being held without bail.

Teen charged for cursing outside a playground

No cursing sign illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A teen was charged for using foul language outside a playground, police in Michigan said.

19-year-old Colin Andersen of Brighton, was near the Imagination Station playground when he received the ticket.

The incident began when he became upset that his friend had been ticketed for skateboarding and was told to leave. “This is f***ing bulls***,” Andersen said.

Andersen also said that he swore quietly and children did not hear what he said. However, an officer of the Brighton Police Department, heard him and issued him a ticket for disorderly conduct.

It is Andersen’s first ever ticket. He has never received even a speeding ticket. Andersen fought the ticket, but lost when he went before a judge to present his version of the events.

He was fined $200. Andersen said he did not think it was right to be issued a ticket without a warning.

Woman pushes soap into mouth of 3-year-old girl after forcing her to eat feces

Nicole Candelaria 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman was arrested on charges of child abuse after she allegedly forced a little girl to eat feces, police in Arizona said.

Tempe Police said that they arrested the woman on Saturday, after being accused of forcing the 3-year-old girl under her care to eat feces as a punishment.

The victim said that she had spent six days at his father’s house along with his girlfriend, 27-year-old Nicole Candelaria. The girl told her mother that she had defecated in the bathtub.

Candelaria became upset and forced her to eat the feces. The two siblings of the girl, ages 3 and 5, also reported that Candelaria forced the victim to eat her excrement.

The victim was taken to a local hospital during the early hours of Saturday, where she was examined. The medical team noted significant injuries on the child's private parts.

Bruising was also observed on the girl's chest, back, sides and legs. During his medical examination, the girl said that Candelaria put soap in her mouth.

Candelaria denied the allegations. Candelaria was charged with one count of child abuse.

Elderly man kills his wife because she was suffering from dementia

Scene of the incident 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

An elderly woman is dead after she was stabbed by her husband in an apparent mercy killing, police in the United Kingdom said.

Shropshire Police said that they arrested 74-year-old John Bennett, after being accused of murdering his wife.

Officers found the body of 75-year-old Beatrice Bennett, inside a private property around 8:20 a.m. According to her neighbors, the woman was suffering from dementia for some time.

John Bennett, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease, had been looking after his very sick wife for a number of years. No one else is believed to be involved in the murder, police said.

The family home is located on Millfield Drive. Police said that they were alerted to the murder through a telephone call. They did not elaborate.

2 men arrested after refusing to pull up their pants at restaurant

Donovan Johnson (right) and Andrew Gehring 
By: Anika Rao

Two men were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after they refused to pull up their pants at a restaurant, police in South Carolina said.

Spartanburg Police said that they arrested the two men on Saturday morning, for causing a disturbance at a Waffle House.

Police were called after they refused to comply with the order of a security guard to lift their sagging pants. 22-year-old Andrew Gehring, and 22-year-old Donovan Johnson, were acting disorderly when confronted by police.

While being questioned by police, Gehring and Johnson were belligerent and used profanity. They both told police that they were out to have fun and that they were graduate students at Wofford.

They also said that it was not their concern that proper decorum is needed in the public domain. Several years ago, Gehring was arrested for burglary and grand theft.

Police seen on video beating man while moving into his new home

Police officers assaulting Dhoruba Bin-Wahab 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Several police officers are facing a lawsuit after beating a man while he was moving into his new apartment, according to court documents filed in Georgia.

69-year-old Dhoruba Bin-Wahab of Clayton County, said that he is still suffering the after effects of the injuries he suffered as a result of the attack.

Cellphone video showed how police officers slammed Bin-Wahab to the ground on his own porch. His lawyers believe that the police response was unjustified.

Bin-Wahab said that the attack occurred while he was in the process of moving into his newly rented house on West Downing Drive. He was on the second floor when he saw the officers approaching his house with their weapons drawn.

They said that they were looking for Bin-Wahab. He complied with everything they asked, but he said that it was not enough.

They handcuffed him and the situation worsened. They threw him on the ground head first.

Police said that Bin-Wahab was uncooperative and verbally abusive.

Married female banker and her lover found dead in their secret apartment

Couple in bed illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A married female banker and her lover were found dead in a secret apartment that they used to carry on an affair, police in Nigeria said.

Imo State Police said that Adejoke Ayeola and her lover Wilson Ugwunna, died while sleeping together.

42-year-old Ugwunna, left behind two children, and his lover, 44-year-old Ayeola, also left behind two children. Ayeola was married to a lawmaker in Ogun State.

According to the police investigation, the lovers arrived to their secret apartment in Imo. After a few days, Ugwunna’s family members became concerned and filed a missing persons report.

When police entered the apartment they found Ayeola’s decomposing body while Ugwunna was unresponsive. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Locals believe that the couple died as a result of a curse because they were cheating. However, investigators confirmed that the two died of carbon monoxide poisoning as police found a running generator in their apartment.

The woman, who worked at New Generation Bank, lied to her husband, saying that she was attending a meeting in Ibadan, while she went to her lover.

Man seen on video jumping through sunroof of woman’s car and assaulting her before she crashes

Car with sunroof illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman was minding her own business as she was driving her car with an open sunroof.

Suddenly, a man with no clothes, jumped through the open roof and began to assault her.

Now, the woman of Dallas, Texas, said that she is traumatized after being attacked in her own car.

The man, who was identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Dyll, punched and choked the woman as the car was traveling the wrong way on the highway before crashing.

A neighbor managed to record the incident from above with his cellphone.

The woman said that when the man jumped into her car through the sunroof she panicked and felt paralyzed with fear. She ended up crashing her car into a utility pole. Police arrested the man at the scene.

In the video below, police are seen behind the victim’s car.
Officers tried to get to the car to arrest the man.

The car suffered more than $3,000 in damages, but the emotional damage to the victim was far greater.

Police believe that the man may have been on drugs. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. So far, he has not been charged with any crime.

Moments before this incident, the suspect had attacked a woman who was jogging with her baby. The woman and her baby are expected to be fine.

Two sister killed when crossing in front of train on their way to father’s funeral

Car crash illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A family suffered extremely tragic incidents when they lost three members in one day.

The incidents began when a man died of natural causes, and when his daughters were on the way to his funeral, their car collided with a train.

Natalia Lahova, 63, and her sister Lioudmila, 60, traveled to the funeral of their father Artem, when their car was hit by a freight train after they were “distracted by grief.”

The tragedy occurred near the Russian city of Kursk, as
Artem, 87, a veteran of the Second World War, was being buried with full military honors.

“We have CCTV footage of the scene and it appears that both women did not realize that a train was headed their way when they were crossing,” a police spokesperson said.

Emergency workers who arrived at the scene, said that the sisters were killed instantly.

The police spokesman also said that a full investigation will take place.