25-year-old man arrested after killing man and dumping murder weapon in Munkatch synagogue

Scene of the incident 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing a man and dumping the murder weapon in a Hasidic synagogue, police in Canada said.

Montreal Police said that the shooting unfolded at a bar located at 5240 Park Avenue on Saturday morning.

The 23-year-old man has died, while a 21-year-old woman was injured in the shooting incident. The 25-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but no charges have been filed so far.

Police said that they were called to the scene after shots were fired at 2:40 a.m. When police arrived at the scene they found the two victims, who were taken to a hospital.

The man who was shot at least once in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The woman also suffered a gunshot to her upper body, but her injuries are not considered life threatening.

The suspect was arrested in a car a few blocks from the scene. The suspect remains in custody and is expected to face murder charges on Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, a Hasidic man found the gun used in the shooting at the Munkatch synagogue.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has two faces one for the U.S. and one for Hamas official announces

Ihab al-Ghussein 
By: Anav Silverman

A Hamas government official said that the Palestinian President has two faces, one for the world and one for Hamas, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The Hamas government spokesman in Gaza, Ihab al-Ghussein, stated that Mahmoud Abbas was deceiving the U.S. public with calling for peace with Israel.

In a Facebook post yesterday, al-Ghussein wrote that the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, is “tricking” the U.S.

“When I go out and say that the PA government is my government and it recognizes ‘Israel’ and so on, fine – these words are meant to trick the U.S. public,” wrote al-Ghussein.

On Sunday in Vatican City, Abbas called for a “comprehensive and just peace” with Israel, during a joint peace prayer with Pope Francis, who recently visited the Jewish state, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

“O Lord, bring comprehensive and just peace to our country and region so that our people and the peoples of the Middle East and the whole world would enjoy the fruit of peace, stability and coexistence,” Abbas stated during a ceremony where he planted an olive tree together with Peres in the Vatican gardens.

On the same day, al-Ghussein wrote in Arabic on his Facebook page - as documented by Palestinian Media Watch - that Abbas’ real intentions behind his public declarations are very different.

“You know what Mahmoud Abbas says behind closed doors? He says: ‘Guys, let me continue saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the U.S. and the occupation (i.e. Israel), not for you Hamas,” wrote al-Ghussein.

“What’s important is what we agree among ourselves,” the Hamas spokesman reported Abbas as saying.

Al-Ghussein himself called for “jihad” against Israel recently. In an interview with Al-Monitor, al-Ghussein stated that it was not logical that Palestinians travel to Syria to perform “jihad” following reports of a young Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip who was killed during battle in Syria.

“It’s not logical that young men travel from the ‘land of Rabat’ [Palestine] to fight in other places. Our country needs the youth to resist Israeli occupation, and whoever wants to carry out jihad and resistance, then here lies the land of jihad and resistance,” said al-Ghussein.

Earlier this year, a senior member PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, Jibril Rajoub, told an Iranian TV station, Al-Alam, during an official visit to Tehran, that the “The option of resistance, including armed resistance, remains on the table.”

4 BDS activists arrested by Palestinian police in blow to BDS movement

The four suspects in court 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) The BDS movement received a fatal blow after Palestinian Authority Police arrested four activists in Ramallah, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

In an unprecedented incident, the Palestinian Authority has arrested the four anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activists in Ramallah, about two weeks ago.

The four, Zeid Shuaibi, Abdel Jawad Hamayel, Fadi Quran, and Fajr Harb, were arrested on charges of "provoking riots and the breach of public tranquility."

The four demonstrated against an Indian dance group performing in Ramallah, that performed in Tel Aviv as well. The protesters accused the Indian dancers of violating their campaign for boycotting Israel, claiming that their appearance in Tel Aviv, was a form of "normalization" with Israel.

The incident seriously embarrassed the Palestinian Authority leadership and resulted in a decision to prosecute the four BDS activists. The four appeared in court to face the charges.

Amnesty International has already called on the PA to drop the charges and has stated it will investigate alleged police violence. "The reported treatment of the four men once in custody has undermined their right to a fair trial and raises concerns that they are being punished for their political protest," the statement read.

Omar Barghouti, one of the leaders of the BDS movement, said that the PA should be put on trial for bringing the four men to court. "If the four men are brought before a court, then we should prosecute the Palestinian Authority for serving the Israeli occupation's project," he said. "The decision to prosecute the four men was taken in collusion with the fierce Israeli campaign against the BDS."

Khaled Abu Toameh, writing for Gatestone, said that the BDS movement is seen by the PA as trouble-makers and law-breakers. For some PA officials, BDS is a movement that acts against the true interests of the Palestinians. They say that the actions of those promoting BDS make the Palestinians appear as if they are not interested in peace and coexistence with Israel.

BDS activists in Ramallah, have succeeded in preventing several planned meetings between Israelis and Palestinians in Ramallah and in east Jerusalem. The Palestinian Authority is also worried that BDS is harming the Palestinians' relations with other countries. The disturbance of the Indian dance troupe's performance is an example. Toameh believes that the PA move against the BDS activists shows that it considers the movement a threat to Palestinian interests.

Gilad Zwick, an analyst at MIDA, explains that the Palestinians are well aware of the extent of the damage the BDS can cause them financially if the boycotters' ambitions are fully realized. There are 14 Israeli industrial and agricultural parks in Judea and Samaria, including 788 factories and businesses, employing some 11,000 Palestinian workers, alongside 6,000 Israeli workers. Furthermore, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, workers in industrial zones in Judea and Samaria, are paid twice and three times the average Palestinian salary and also receive full social benefits as prescribed by Israeli law.

In addition, Palestinian businessmen prefer the Israeli economy's stability and comparative freedom over the corrupt PA's economy. Thus, according to research conducted at Al – Quds University, the Palestinian volume of investments in the Israeli economy is two times higher than in the Palestinian economy. Approximately 16,000 Palestinian businessmen with entry visas into Israel choose to invest their money there.

Therefore, the struggle to boycott Israel further gravely undermines the Palestinian economy, which is dependent on its Israeli neighbor. Israelis can transfer their factories elsewhere, but Palestinians will remain with nothing.

Thief wearing dress breaks into adult toy store and beats female employee with toys

Scene of the incident 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was arrested on charges of assault after breaking into an adult toy store and assaulting a female employee with toys, police in Australia said.

Brisbane Police said that the 34-year-old man was wearing a dress when he attacked the employee of the adult shop named Totally Adult Shop, during a botched robbery.

The incident unfolded after the man broke through the roof of the shop located in the northern suburb of Aspley, in the early hours of Saturday morning. The female manager of the store, Fiona Coldrick, arrived at the scene when the man set off the alarm of the shop.

That is when he launched a series of adult toys at the woman. The thief climbed back up through the ceiling and onto the roof, where he was arrested by the police.

The suspect managed to steal $2,000 worth of items. The man has been charged with breaking and entering, and with possession of dangerous drugs.

Teacher fired after giving dog treats to 75 school kids

Dog treats illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was fired after allegedly giving dog treats to school children, school officials in Pennsylvania said.

Parents in New Hanover Township, are extremely angry after learning what happened at the New Hanover-Upper Frederick Elementary School.

The superintendent of the Boyertown Area School District, notified parents that an assistant gave pet treats to 75 fourth graders. One student said that the teacher first said that the cookies were dog treats, but she later said that they were real cookies.

As a result, she ate three cookies. Parents and community members said that they are surprised to hear that such a thing happened at school.

The label on the dog treats states that it is not harmful to people, unless they have a food allergy. However, some community members said that the teacher should not have been penalized.

The school contacted the police and the teacher was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.

Woman sues hospital for publicizing her sexually transmitted disease diagnosis on Facebook

Team No Hoes Facebook group 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A woman sued a hospital for publicizing her sexually transmitted disease to a Facebook page called Team No Hoes, according to court documents filed in Ohio.

The woman is suing the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after publishing her name and the diagnosis of syphilis on Facebook.

According to the lawsuit, hospital employee Ryan Rawls, gained access to personal medical records for the sole purpose of harming the victim. She is also suing her former boyfriend.

The 20-year-old victim refused to tell her former boyfriend, Raphael Bradley, why she was being treated at the hospital. That is when he contacted Rawls to check her medical records.

Days later, a screenshot of the medical records, which included the diagnosis of syphilis and other personal information, appeared on a Facebook page called "Team No Hoes." The message was also sent by email to all members of the page.

“The woman suffered extreme emotional distress and lost friends because they think she has a contagious sexually transmitted disease. The victim said that she still receives harassing phone calls about the incident.

The woman is demanding $25,000 in damages.

2 women arrested after being caught making out with each other at a bar

Lesbians illustration 
By: Anika Rao

Two women are facing jail after they were caught making out at a bar, police in Nigeria said.

Anambra State Police said that they have arrested the two young women identified as Chioma and Amaka, for allegedly making out with each other.

The suspects were caught while performing indecent acts at a bar that belongs to one of them. The regional police commander vowed to press for a stiff sentence of up to fourteen years in jail in order for the incident to be a deterrent to others.

President Goodluck Jonathan recently signed a bill into law that prohibits gay and lesbian activities. During questioning, one suspect confessed to the crime, saying that the devil caused her to sin.

In May, twenty six lesbians were arrested on charges of illegal sexual activity after they were allegedly caught red handed having sex at a pub, police in Nigeria said. Delta State Police said that they raided the pub located on Awai Road, after receiving intelligence about the criminal activity.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed that the 26 suspects were arrested after police officers observed them having sex with one another. All of the suspects were not wearing any clothes.

During questioning, the suspects confessed to their crimes, and said that it was their way of earning a living. According to the police investigation, the facility was made to look like an ordinary pub in order to avoid suspicion by the public.

Security guards were placed at the entrance to collect fees of those willing to be exposed to the illicit sexual activities. Teen girls from neighboring communities and states visited the pub to smoke, drink and engage in sexual acts.

The public expressed their outrage after learning about the arrests. “The Nigeria Police Force should use their resources for the safety of our community, to hunt down kidnappers and robbers rather than chasing minority gays and lesbians on the streets,” Shina said.

“Nigeria has a bigger problem than gays or lesbians. Please use your time and resources to smoke out the Boko Haram terrorists,” Total said.

Washington sheriff's office warns officers not to have sex on duty (video)

Ozzie Knezovich 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) The head of a Washington sheriff's office has released a statement ordering officers not to engage in sexual activities while they are on duty.

Ozzie Knezovich of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, sent the memo to officers this week.

The memo was written to remind everyone that having sex while on duty, falsification of official documents and intentionally filing false information will not be tolerated. Knezovich said that he did not like the memo, but was advised by his legal team that it was a good idea in light of a situation that occurred earlier this year.

In that incident, an employee of the sheriff's office was found having sex on duty and intentionally falsifying records. The sheriff’s office fired that person, but he got his job back after going to arbitration.

The legal team advised the sheriff’s office to send the memo so that the arbitrator's decision would not be seen as a precedent.

“I know and understand that the vast majority of staff do not think this type of behavior should be tolerated in our agency. Most of us enter our profession because we thought we were playing an important role in our society, the protection of our citizens. We recognize that we are to be held to the highest standards. Most of us believe this, and is for those who wish to carry their cards with honor, I say what is obvious to most, sex while on duty and providing false information commonly known as a lie will not be tolerated,” the sheriff wrote in the memo.

Man arrested after calling police to report his wife throwing away beer

Carlos Bueno Mir 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was placed behind bars after calling police to report that his wife was throwing away beer, police in Florida said.

West palm Beach Police said that they arrested the man after being accused of repeatedly making 911 calls to the police on Monday.

The police responded to calls made by 49-year-old Carlos Bueno Mir, of the 4000 block of Pinewood Avenue. When police officers arrived, Mir appeared intoxicated and told them that his wife had thrown away his beer.

The police officers explained to him that the situation was not an emergency and advised him not to call 911 unless there was an emergency. However, Mir called 911 again and stopped cooperating with the operator, refusing to say why he was calling.

Mir called 911 a third time, and started screaming that his wife threw away two bottles of beer. Police said that Mir called 911 a total of 7 times in a span of just four hours.

He faces charges of misusing the 911 emergency system. Mir’s wife was not charged with any crime.

Elderly man hospitalized after forcing finger ring onto his private parts

Operating room illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

An elderly man was rushed to a hospital after a finger ring became stuck on his private parts, doctors in China said.

The incident began when firefighters were called to the home of the 83-year-old man, after the ring got stuck on his male organ.

The man told rescue workers that he did not use the ring for sexual pleasure. “I tried on the ring out of curiosity,” the man of Henan Province, said.

Sadly, this particular ring did not fit. At first, the man kept it to himself as he was ashamed to tell anyone what he had done.

After 20 hours, he was forced to seek help because his privates turned purple. It took doctors more than 2 hours to get the ring off the man’s male organ.

Man pees on stranger’s lawn and shoots homeowner who watched him urinate

Gilberto Martinez 
By: Anika Rao

Peeing in public is against the law, and exposing oneself to children is also a crime.

A man in Florida, decided to do just that. He exposed himself in front of a house while children were inside.

When the homeowners asked the man to stop urinating on their lawn and to close his zipper as there were children around he became angry and shot the homeowners.

28-year-old Gilberto Martinez of Miami, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after shooting at the homeowners while peeing on the property.

Jose Martinez, who has no family relationship with the perpetrator, and Genaro Merlos returned home from the store and saw Martinez urinating in front of the house.
The two men told him that he should not be doing that because there were young children at home.

Gilberto Martinez allegedly took offense to the comment and pulled out a handgun, shooting Jose Martinez three times in the torso area.

Gilberto Martinez fled from the scene, but was later arrested. He allegedly admitted to shooting Jose Martinez.

Gilberto Martinez is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder. His bail was set $50,000. He was also ordered to be on house arrest once he posts bail.

Mother calls police after daughter hacks stepdad with ax in fight over music

Mary Katherine Atkinson 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Police released a 911 call of a desperate mother, who was in the center of a fight between her daughter and her husband.

The man of North Carolina, was injured after his stepdaughter allegedly attacked him with an ax because she hated the gospel music he was constantly playing.

The stepfather, 72-year-old Reginald Robinson, suffered injuries to the head and hand. He was taken to a hospital and released after receiving stitches for his wounds.

Mary Katherine Atkinson, 32, of Mount Holly, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. She was taken to Gaston County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bond.

Police said that the suspect told her mother that she was sick of hearing the gospel music and that she was “going to cut him with the ax.”

Robinson was surprised by the actions of Atkinson, as she has lived with her mother for over a year.

Thankfully, he was able to subdue her before he was fatally injured.

Son of police officer accidentally shoots himself in the leg while driving dying instantly

James Anthony McKenzie 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A family is in shock over the sudden death of their beloved family member.

49-year-old James Anthony McKenzie of Decatur, Tennessee, who accidentally shot himself dead while driving, is the son of Meigs County Sheriff R.L. McKenzie.

The accident occurred in Chattanooga, while the driver, McKenzie, was traveling on Highway 58. He was shot with his own gun on his thigh.

He managed to pull over by swerving across both lanes. Witnesses called police thinking that the man suffered a seizure.

When deputies arrived, they found McKenzie dead and bleeding heavily from the bullet wound to the leg. Police are still trying to figure out how the gun discharged.

McKenzie had a valid firearm permit, Authorities are warning others to be careful around firearms.

New restaurant allows diners to eat in extreme darkness

Waiter at The Whale Belly Dark Restaurant 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A new restaurant in China, is offering consumers a chance to eat in extreme darkness in order to enhance the sense of taste.

Waiters at The Whale Belly Dark Restaurant, are equipped with military grade night vision goggles, which allow them to serve.

The waiters welcome you at the door and take you through the dark corridors. Without vision you must use your sense of smell, sound, texture and flavor to evaluate your meal.

Cellphones, lighters, watches that glow in the dark, bright lights and other items are kept in lockers to optimize the dark experience. This is not the first restaurant that offered a dark experience.

A restaurant in Zurich, began offering diners the dark experience many years ago, as an effort to provide jobs for blind and disabled people. However, The Whale Belly Dark Restaurant is the first dark restaurant in Asia.

Not only do guests enjoy a greater sense of taste, but there are fewer distractions. The restaurant is located at 2008 Gonghexin Road, in the Daning International Business District.

“Taste, smell, touch and hearing are all you've got to go on in the Whale Belly, where sight is off the menu. Your servers are equipped with night vision goggles so they can serve you in complete darkness. Many diners claim their taste buds and nose are sharper when they're sightless, and Whale Belly delivers, serving surprise set menus that add to the fun. You might not be absolutely certain about what you just ate, but chances are it will be delicious. The Bible's Job never had it so good,” the company wrote on its website.

Teen arrested after hitting boy, 13, for laughing because she passed wind during sex on school bus

The police report of the incident 
By: Hydar Tomar

A teenage woman was left humiliated after she accidentally passed wind while having sex on her school bus.

The high school student of Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to assaulting a younger student, who laughed while she had sex.

According to the police report, the 13-year-old boy laughed when the woman “expelled wind from the vulva while having sex in the back” with another teen.

The boy, who was identified as Jordan, filed a police report against the 18-year-old woman after she elbowed him in the testicles. This resulted in the police citing her for harassing the victim.

The incident occurred when the school bus was traveling in Armstrong County Township, about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

During a hearing, the student has pleaded guilty to harassment. However,the judge waived the fines. The teenager and her partner were not charged in connection with having sex bus on the school bus.

Mother arrested after sending nude selfie of herself to daughter’s 15-year-old friend

Heather Salines 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A mother betrayed her family by having a sexual relationship with her daughter's friend.

38-year-old Heather Salines of Massachusetts, who is a married woman and mother of two children, has been charged with multiple counts of rape.

Salines is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her teenage daughter's male friends. The incident came to light after the woman and the 15 year old exchanged nude photos of themselves.

The teenage boy then boasted about having sex with the older woman, and had the photos to prove it. The 15-year-old boy showed the nude selfies to other students.

Authorities were called to the Belmonte Middle School in Saugus, after one of those students told school officials about the nude selfies.

Salines was charged with six counts of aggravated rape of a child, one count of enticement of a minor and one count of dissemination of pornography to a minor.

The woman reportedly told police that it was the teen’s idea to go to the hotel for sex as her daughter was always around when he was at her home. She also allegedly told police: “When I looked at him, he did not act like a 15 year old, he acted like a grown man.”

Salines was freed after posting $7,500 bail. She was ordered to stay away from the 15-year-old boy and his family.

13-year-old charged in criminal court as an adult based on size of his genitals

Teen illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A court is being criticized after a young teen was charged as an adult based on the size of his privates.

The court in Russia, ruled that a Ukrainian boy, who claims to be 13 years old, should to be tried as an adult according to the size of his penis.

The boy who was identified as Thomas, was arrested on suspicion of stealing a cellphone, a charge the teen denied.

The teen had moved to Moscow, earlier that month, to live with his aunt. When he was arrested, the boy and his family claimed that he was 13 years old, and they have provided Ukrainian documentation that he used to cross the Russian border as evidence.

However, authorities believe that he is older and ordered a medical examination to determine his real age. Based on the size of his penis and teeth, prison doctors told the court that they believe he is actually 16 or 17 years old.

It is an important distinction as people over 16 years old are tried as adults in Russia, and that age is reduced to 14 in the case of more serious crimes, such as rape and murder.

As a result of the doctor's findings, Thomas has been charged and convicted as an adult and was sentenced to prison.

His family has challenged the ruling, and the regional prison service said that it is committed to review the case.

Truck driver gets money back after prostitute accidentally defecated on his blanket

Prostitute illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

Truck stops are a popular place for prostitutes to hang out and find work.

One truck driver however, got more than he bargained for when a prostitute defecated on his blanket in the truck during sex.

The incident that occurred in Zimbabwe, drew a crowd of onlookers when the disgusted truck driver demanded his money back.

A security guard nearby, who was identified as Tshuks, said that the woman begged for forgiveness, saying that she had been suffering from stomach pains and diarrhea.

“She had diarrhea during sex and soiled the customer’s blankets. The man forcibly pushed her out of the vehicle with the dirty blanket,” a witness said.

The driver has demanded his $10 back and drove off. The woman’s friends defended her, saying that she attended the birthday party of a friend, and at the party she had a lot to eat and drink.

Given that she was drunk, she thought she was going to bed, but instead of going home, the woman decided to join them at work.

It was then that she seduced the truck driver and all hell broke loose.

Woman allowed her HIV positive husband to rape their disabled 6-year-old daughter

Kids bed illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A mother is being criticized for allowing her husband to rape their daughter in her presence.

The woman of Gweru, Zimbabwe, has shocked the local community after she defended her husband, who was arrested for raping their daughter, who is handicapped.

The girl is 6 years old and disabled from birth. Her condition had somewhat improved due to physical therapy at the Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo.

Due to her disabilities, the child had been staying with her grandmother since she was seven months old, but on the fateful day, the mother took her home, saying that her father wanted to see his daughter.

The husband, who is HIV positive, allegedly raped the child in the presence of his wife. The rape incident came to light when the grandmother bathed her.

When questioned, the girl's mother insisted that her husband is innocent. She defended her husband, saying he could not have committed such a crime.

The father was arrested and charged with rape. He is being held without bail.