Israel can now strike several thousand targets in a single day Israel Air Force chief reveals

Israel Air Force helicopter 
By: Aryeh Savir

The Israeli air force can now strike thousands of targets in a single day, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Israel Air Force chief stated last week, that the IDF’s offensive capabilities will quadruple by the end of 2014.

In a single day, Israeli planes will be able to strike thousands of terror targets and expand the IDF’s achievements during extended operations. Major General Amir Eshel, Commander of the Israel Air Force, spoke at the Tenth Annual Conference for National Security on the contribution of air power to Israel’s strategic capabilities.

Maj. Gen. Eshel discussed the air force’s attack and defensive capabilities during times of war and routine operations. “I believe our capabilities are only second to the United States, from both an offensive and defensive standpoint,” the IAF commander said, referring to a significant leap in capabilities over the past two years.

He based his assessment on an evaluation of IDF abilities and conversations with officials from foreign militaries. “We have an unprecedented offensive capability, which allows us to accurately strike thousands of targets in one day. We have doubled our abilities twice in the past two years. By the end of 2014, we will see an improvement of 400% to our offensive capabilities relative to the recent past, as a result of a long improvement process.”

To illustrate Israel’s advancements, the IAF Commander compared the air force’s new efficacy to other achievements in recent years. “The air force at the end of 2014, in less than 24 hours, can do what it did in three days during the Second Lebanon War, and can do in 12 hours what it did in a week during Operation Pillar of Defense.”

Maj. Gen. Eshel stated that “Israel cannot afford lengthy attacks. We need to win quickly. A short time, in my opinion, is a few days. I do not believe in conducting long wars.”

The air force chief argued that accurate and quality firepower is the main variable in achieving victory. “We can destroy the military capabilities and infrastructure that support the activities of Hezbollah on a scale that would require decades to rebuild. We could achieve a direct hit on the terror organization and all that supports it on an unimaginable scale,” the IAF commander said.

“Unfortunately Hezbollah took its assets and moved them into the cities,” he added. Hezbollah terrorists position themselves deep within civilian urban areas, where they use homes and civilians as shields against Israeli counterattacks. In recent years, they have also mastered the technique of disappearing underground.

“This is a very significant challenge because we do not want to hurt innocent bystanders,” he said. In the face of these challenges, the IDF uses precision strikes to eliminate terror targets, a method which also prevents operations from spiraling into wars.

“What characterizes our air power is our ability to control its impact, and this is very important during incidents of combat between wars,” Maj. Gen. Eshel explained. “Everything is flexible and subject to change. This is the advantage of the air force. The ability to take the hammer that was made for wars and use it in a more limited capacity,” he concluded.

Parkinson’s disease drug produced by Israeli company now being sold in Japan

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By: Anav Silverman

A Parkinson’s disease drug that is being produced by an Israeli company is now being marketed in Japan, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, Takeda, recently signed an agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, to commercialize the Israeli company’s innovative treatment for Parkinson’s disease, rasagiline, in Japan.

The rasagiline tablets, which are approved in over 40 countries for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, gained U.K. and E.U.-marketing authorization in 2005, and U.S. FDA approval in 2006.

“It is estimated there are about 150,000 to 180,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in Japan, many of whom are waiting for a new treatment option,” said Nancy Joseph-Ridge, M.D., General Manager of Takeda’s Pharmaceutical Development Division located in Osaka, Japan, in a press release.

“We will continue working on the development in cooperation with Teva, so that we can bring this medicine to Japanese patients as quickly as possible,” Joseph-Ridge said.

“This agreement represents Teva’s continued commitment to introducing our innovative medicines to patients in Japan,” added Teva Global R&D president and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Hayden.

Teva and Takeda entered into an agreement last year to develop glatiramer acetate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Developed by Teva, rasagiline was initially discovered by two Haifa Technion professors, John Finberg and Moussa Youdim, who were instrumental in the early clinical development of the anti-Parkinson’s drug.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, whose symptoms include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking as well as dementia in advanced stages. An estimated seven to 10 million people suffer from the disease across the world, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

According to Teva’s website, rasagiline is a monoaxmine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitor that increases available synaptic dopamine in the brain, which might improve the motor symptoms characteristic of Parkinson’s, slowing the progression of the disease.

“Rasagiline has an established safety and efficacy profile. It will be an important product for Japan, where the number of available treatment options for Parkinson’s disease remains limited,” said Dr. Hayden.

3 Flatbush residents shot after out of control party spilled into street

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Three Flatbush residents were hospitalized after being shot during an out of control party, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that incident occurred on Monday night.

According to the initial police investigation, the two 18-year-old women and the 24-year-old man, were injured in the shooting after a fight. The three victims were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The shootout unfolded on Avenue M near 95th Street. Earlier in the day, a 20-year-old man died and a 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting at 219th Street and 137th Avenue in Queens.

The day before, police said that a 27-year-old was killed in a shooting on East 96th Street near Winthrop Street in Brooklyn. Police are also investigating two separate stabbing incidents in the subway system that left three wounded.

Two suspects, who boarded a train at the Q Station on Atlantic Avenue, demanded money from a rider and when he refused they stabbed him in the head and stomach. The suspects fled when the train stopped at the station in Prospect Park.

A broken knife was recovered at the station. The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The second stabbing incident involved two men on the number 4 train near Lexington Avenue.

The two were stabbed during an argument with two other men. Both were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive. Police launched investigations, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Consumer horrified after finding blue glove inside Marks and Spencer soup

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By: Anika Rao

A worker of the United Kingdom, was horrified after finding a blue glove in his soup while preparing to eat lunch.

38-year-old Rob Eaglesham received the shock of his life when he lifted the lid of the Marks and Spencer soup cup.

Eaglesham said that the incident happened as he was looking forward to his daily soup on Friday. Eaglesham notified Marks and Spencer, and the company said that they launched an investigation into the incident.

Eaglesham said that his colleagues were equally appalled about the glove. Marks and Spencer offered a full refund for the soup.

However, Eaglesham said that he has not decided if he wants to return to the store for his lunch meals. “I’m checking out some other stores now,” he said.

Married singer impregnates six women of the same town within six months

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By: Anika Rao

A mother is outraged after her only son got 6 women pregnant within six months.

Bruce “Bvaru” Manomano is known in Zimbabwe, for his hit single track, which he wrote in support of the Shabanie Mine Football Club a couple of years ago.

Being popular has made it easy for him to hook up with women. Now, six women claim that he made them pregnant.

His mother, Venencia Manomano, who also has two daughters, confirmed the development in an interview, as she wept and cursed her son for bringing shame and problems to the family by impregnating all these women.

She also complained that her son abandoned all these women.

Venencia Manomano said that the women are coming to her house and want support for their unborn babies.

“Bruce is a good for nothing son, who only knows how to impregnate women before dumping them at my house. He did not even take care of his two legal wives,” said Venencia.

Bruce, who is the only son of a family of three, said he knew of only four women, and not six, but did not deny that he sleeps with different women in the city due to his popularity.

Bruce said that he was looking for divine intervention, as he could not resist sleeping with different women.

His first wife Yolanda Gondwe, who is a bartender at the FC Platinum Lounge, said that life is becoming unbearable as people were now mocking her. She is now seeking a divorce.

"I cannot live with this man who treats women like dogs because of his insatiable sexual appetite,” Gondwe said.

Nearly 100 people including cop arrested in Florida during sex slaves sting operation

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A 15-year-old girl ran away from her home and became friendly with a man, who then pushed her into prostitution.

This led to police arresting 98 people in a prostitution and sex slaves operation called: “When Will You Learn.”

Amongst those people were human traffickers, who forced women into prostitution and held them as sex slaves.

The women were physically abused, threatened, drugged, watched closely and held against their will for the financial gain of their pimps, according to Sheriff Grady Judd.

Former Orlando police officer Michael Johnson, 44, was also arrested during the sting operation. He is accused of trying to lure women into prostitution. These women turned out the be undercover agents.

Johnson offered to work as their pimp in exchange for 25 percent of their profits. He allegedly offered them a better deal if they also sleep with him.

Of the 98 people rounded up by police, 28 were alleged prostitutes, according to the photo of their mugshots provided by police (see top left in pink).

Among them was the 15-year-old girl. Several suspects said that they were threatened physical harm of they did not do their job.

Police also arrested 52 men who were clients (see photo purple) and 16 pimps (see bottom of photo blue). 24 are reportedly married, 15 are on public assistance, and 64 have been arrested before.

Fire chief exposes himself to woman who turned out to be undercover police officer

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By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man is in trouble after he exposed himself to a woman on a train.

The 33-year-old man who works as a firefighter in Japan, was arrested for showing his manhood to the woman.

The suspect is reportedly the chief of the Chuo Ward Fire Station in the city of Osaka. The man took the subway and went to the back of the train.

Suddenly, he unzipped his pants and showed his manhood to the woman standing next to him. This woman was actually a plain-clothed police officer, who works for the Railway Police Bureau. The officer immediately arrested the fire chief.

The Osaka Fire Department is investigating the matter and will punish the man accordingly if the allegations turn out to be true.

Baby born from infidelity found alive after being buried by her mother

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By: Hydar Tomar

A mother was arrested after burying her baby alive while trying to hide her infidelity.

The woman of Masvingo, Zimbabwe, became pregnant while her husband was working in South Africa.

She tried to hide her alleged adultery to save her marriage, burying her three-day-old daughter alive.

The baby was found alive and was rushed to a hospital, where she after five days. Grace Chikwati, 30, of the Mushandike village, appeared before judge Langton Ndokora, to faces a charge of infanticide.

Prosecutor Fidelis Nyamukondiwa said that Chikwati gave birth in her home to a healthy girl. She tried to hide her adultery by burying the child at a river bank.

However, Chikwati’s cousin became suspicious when they saw Chikwati was no longer pregnant and did not have a newborn baby. The woman went to two village elders who questioned the mother.

Chikwati reportedly lied and said that the baby had died shortly after birth and was buried in peace. The court heard that the three pressed the mother, saying that they wanted to bury the baby in accordance with their tradition and insisted that she lead them to the grave.

To their horror, they found the girl still alive after three days in a shallow grave. They took the baby to Masvingo General Hospital where she died five days later. They reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of Chikwati.

Chikwati told the court that she committed the crime to save her marriage as her husband was about to return from South Africa.

The man who had impregnated her, went into hiding. Chikwati is now facing murder and child cruelty charges.

Bride arrives at supermarket dressed in wedding gown to buy booze for her wedding guests

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) People were stunned to see a glamorous bride dressed in her wedding gown at a supermarket.

Anna Savery, 39, was seen in at the Asda supermarket in South Wales, United Kingdom, on Saturday, dressed in her white wedding gown and collecting drinks for her own party.

Earlier in the day, Savery had tied the knot with her much younger boyfriend, James Savery, 26, her partner of four year. They celebrated with a meal at the Irie Shack in Cwmbran.

The bride, groom and guests were having a good time, and did not want it to end.

They decided to hold an after party. “We decided we did not want to go home,” said the bride.

“My mother said we could go to her house, but we had to get our own alcohol, which was fair enough,” she added.

So the bride decided to go to the local supermarket by herself. Mrs. Savery said that she received many good wishes from other shoppers.

“People came up to me and asked to take pictures,” she said. “People told me I looked beautiful, asked me if I married that day. A girl said I looked like a princess,” Savery added.

Savery said that in the past, she went into the same supermarket in her pajamas and no one said anything. She did not expect the reaction she got. “It's something I will never forget,” the newly married bride said.

14 year old kills his brother and turns gun on himself in fight over clothes

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) It was a tragic day for a family after two brothers were killed in a fight.

A mother of Florida, lost her two sons in one day, to the petty fight over clothes.

The two boys’ older brother was left traumatized after he was unable to stop the fight and witnessed the shootings.

Brothers Steven Odeus, 14, Stanley Blanc, 16, and Marc Blanc, 18, loved one another very much, and the two younger brothers even shared clothes.

Sadly, the silly fight over clothes resulted in the death of both boys. When the boys began fighting over clothes the older brother, Marc Blanc, and other family members stepped in to stop the fight.

Marc Blanc said that his brothers began fighting inside his apartment in the Little Haiti section of Miami, and that family members separated the two.

However, the boys then took the fight to the street and the 14-year-old boy pulled a gun and shot his brother, Stanley Blanc. He then ran through the parking lot and turned the gun on himself.

Family members are very distraught over the incident and said that they have no idea how Odeus got his hands on the gun.

Woman kills lesbian lover’s daughter and hurts her son before attempting suicide

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A break-up between lesbian lover’s led to the death of a young girl.

The incident began when a woman was allegedly mad after her relationship fell apart.

She took revenge by killing her lover’s 2-year-old daughter and hurting her son.

Kimberly Lucas, 40, of Palm Beach, Florida, was “the other mother.” She raised her partner’s two children since their birth. Lucas was together with her lover for the past 21 years.

However, when her partner decided to break up, Lucas took out her anger on the kids and attempted to kill them before attempting suicide.

Lucas is being held without bail after she was accused of killing Elliana Lucas-Jamaso and attempting to kill the girl’s 10-year-old brother.

According to the Jupiter Police Department, Lucas drugged the boy and herself, but when the girl refused to take the pills, Lucas placed her inside a bathtub full of water.

The 10 year old called police after he found his sister had drowned in the water. The boy told police that after taking the pills he felt drowsy, and later when he woke up he went looking for his sister.

He found the bathroom door locked so he took a knife and busted the door open. He found his sister in the bathtub. He performed CPR before calling police. Sadly, he was unable to save his sister.

Woman jailed after handing over boy to convicted rapist who recorded himself raping the child

Claire Semmens and Aaron Hughes 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was jailed for many years after she placed a child in harm’s way by handing him over to a known rapist.

28-year-old Claire Semmens of the United Kingdom, was babysitting a young boy when she allowed her friend, who is a convicted rapist, to use her bedroom in Roath, Cardiff, to rape the child.

Semmens was sentenced to 16 years in prison after she allowed Aaron Hughes, 32, the be with the three-year-old boy.

Police said that he drugged the child and then raped him.

Hughes twice recorded himself raping the boy in Semmens’ bedroom. He later uploaded the video of the attack to his computer.

Police found the video after they searched Hughes’ computer. Hughes was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for the attack and for violating his probation by downloading porn at his home.

Semmens, who babysat a number of children in her home, admitted that she knew Hughes was convicted for sexually abusing a six-year-old boy.

Cute cat seen on video playing Jenga like an expert before being a sore loser

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A cute cat was seen playing the wood stick game Jenga, like a pro, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

If you ever wondered how a cat plays human games just check out the video below.

On the video, the cat is seen playing with its owner the brick building strategic game, and the results are hilarious. With a little help, its tiny legs are capable of bringing down the blocks and the structure remains surprisingly upright.

However, after a few minutes, the cat throws in the towel by demolishing the tower. Despite being a sore loser, this adorable feline still won the hearts of humans with its incredible skills.

The clip was uploaded to YouTube by Alan Palesko, and has since received over 4.5 million hits. “How in the world did you teach that cat to play Jenga? I must know,” Manny D. asked in the comments section of the video.

”Who needs friends, right?” Lisa Thompson wrote.

Woman dressed as nurse kidnaps newborn girl from hospital room

Melissa McMahon and Simon Boisclair with baby Victoria 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A mother became hysterical after a woman who was dressed as a nurse, kidnapped her baby from a hospital room, police in Canada said.

Now, Melissa McMahon and Simon Boisclair of Quebec, are breathing easier after they were reunited with their baby daughter, Victoria.

The incident began when McMahon gave birth on Sunday, to her fourth child. About 7:00 p.m. on Monday, the woman dressed as a nurse appeared at the Trois-Rivieres hospital and entered the maternity ward.

The woman took the baby from the mother, and left the room. The newborn was wrapped in a blue blanket.

McMahon realized that something was wrong. She went to get the baby, and she was not able to find her.

She immediately feared that her baby has been kidnapped. An Amber Alert was issued.

Several friends who saw the Amber Alert on Facebook, sprung into action. As they headed toward the hospital, they saw an image of the suspect and a vehicle description posted on Facebook.

One of the friends said that she immediately recognized the woman as her former neighbor. The group went to the building where the former neighbor lived and saw a red car with a baby on board sign that matched the description of the Amber Alert.

The friends called the police, and within minutes the baby was in the arms of the officers. The 21-year-old suspect is now in a hospital and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Man breaks into homes to tickle sleeping female college students’ feet

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

Police are looking to arrest a man, who was accused of breaking into homes to tickle the feet of female students while they are asleep, police in Massachusetts said.

Boston Police said that the suspect has been entering the homes of students living near Boston College, and watched them sleep or tickled their feet.

Police received at least ten complaints about “the tickler.” At least three students have been attacked on the same night.

Victims have described the suspect as a 5 foot 8 inch black man with dark clothes and a hoodie. Some victims complained that the man watched them through the windows while committing sex acts.

No valuables were reported stolen. One student said that she woke up on Sunday, and felt that her feet are being tickled.

“I thought my friend was trying to annoy me, but I soon realized that he was not my friend or anyone else I know. I got scared, and he fled from the house,” one victim said.

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

Pilot hospitalized after cocaine balloons he swallowed in smuggling operation exploded in his stomach

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A pilot was rushed to a hospital after cocaine balloons he swallowed exploded in his stomach, police in Texas said.

Houston Police said that the pilot of a commercial airline, swallowed the cocaine balloons to transport them to South America.

He is under arrest at the Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. 49-year-old Stanley Rafael Hill of McKinney, was charged with felony drug possession with intent to deliver. The incident began just before boarding the flight to Colombia.

Hill ingested 62 small bags of cocaine paste. Hill was a passenger on a commercial flight. He was not flying the plane.

After the bags burst Hill sought help. Bail was set at $500,000.

Woman arrested after blackmailing doctor into giving her seventh set of breast implants

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By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was desperate for a pair of breast implants, decided to extort a doctor, police in Romania said.

Now, the television newscaster has been arrested on charges of extortion after receiving her seventh pair of breast implants.

40-year-old Oana Zavoranu, threatened to reveal that physicians were using government owned facilities for breast implant procedures unless she got another set of breast implants free of charge.

She also demanded cash in exchange for keeping silent. Zavoranu claimed that funds set aside for burn victims were actually being used on cosmetic surgery.

According to the police investigation, the television presenter took 7,000 pounds from Dr. Marek Valcu at his clinic in Bucharest. Zavaronu did not know that she was being recorded as the doctor had already informed the police about the blackmail.

Police said that they found no evidence that the clinic was using government funds on cosmetic surgery. “She counted the money, took it and put it in the back seat of her car. That is when police arrested her,” the doctor said.

Woman arrested after pouring acid on her lover’s wife because she complained about the affair

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By: Aarav Sen

A woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly pouring acid on her lover’s wife, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that Stella Boise, assaulted the wife of her sugar daddy with acid, leaving her with serious injuries.

The incident began when the wife told her husband that she was traveling out of town for a business. Later, when she returned home she saw her husband with his lover having sex in her bed.

The wife warned Boise to stop seeing her husband. However, the request didn’t sit well with Boise.

Police said that Boise took a bottle of acid and poured it on the wife. The wife was transferred to a nearby hospital after suffering serious burns.

The suspect was arrested by police at the home of her sugar daddy. She will be brought before a court to face charges of assault.