Man stabs his wife in front of his 3 children and jumps to his death from Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was seriously injured after being stabbed by her husband before he jumped off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, police in New York said.

The New York Police Department said that 47-year-old Brian Helfer, died after jumping from the top level of the Brooklyn bound side of the bridge just after 8:30 a.m.

His wife, 51-year-old Anne Helfer, remained in critical condition at Staten Island University Hospital. Police received a call of a stabbing at 70 Croft Place in Willowbrook.

Once there, police discovered Anne Helfer in bed with two stab wounds to the torso. Three children, aged 9, 14 and 15, were inside the home when police arrived.

One of the children made the initial 911 call. The children were not injured. The husband fled the house in his vehicle to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

Rabbi of synagogue in Morocco beaten in anti-Jewish attack

Rabbi Moshe Ohayon 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A rabbi of a synagogue was beaten in an unprovoked attack, police in Morocco said.

A young man punched the rabbi in Casablanca on Friday.

Moshe Ohayon said that he was walking to his synagogue for Shabbat prayers when he was attacked. The unidentified assailant asked: "Are you Jewish? What is the IDF doing to our brothers?" Before launching the attack.

Ohayon said he was beaten to the ground until he lost consciousness. Ohayon suffered three broken ribs as a result of the attack.

Morocco's Jewish community numbered nearly 300,000 in the mid 1900s, or 10 percent of the population of the North African country.

Their numbers were drastically reduced in the decades after the 1948 founding of the Jewish State, and today only about 5,000 Jews remain.

So far, no arrests have been made.

2 Muslims punch former Israel soldier living in Australia in the face (video)

Zachary Gomo 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A former Israel soldier living in Australia, said that he was shocked to be attacked by two Muslim men, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

28-year-old Zachary Gomo, was attacked while walking on a quiet street, and was left with a slash through his shirt, his face swollen and covered in scratches.

Gomo was walking on Parnell Street in Elsternwick, when he was ambushed by the two men. He was wearing an Israel Defense Forces shirt he received during his two years in service.

Gomo said that he was on his way to his girlfriend's house when he noticed the two men following him. The street was very dark and seemingly empty of people.

Suddenly, both jumped on me and started punching and shouting in Arabic. The kept screaming “Jew dog” and “Allahu Akbar.”

Luckily, Gomo was able to fight off his attackers, returning to his girlfriend's house. Later, he filed a police report. Gomo described his attackers as between the ages of 18 and 20, slim and of Middle Eastern appearance.

Caulfield Police Sergeant Peter Burton confirmed that the incident had occurred. “There is an active investigation going on right now,” he said.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Muslims attack Jews and synagogues in Paris (video)

Muslims attacking synagogue in Paris 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) The anti-Jewish atmosphere in France, is spiraling out of control, police said.

Muslim demonstrators attacked two synagogues in Paris on Sunday, as pro-Palestinian protests turned violent.

Jewish worshippers barricaded themselves inside the Synagogue de la Roquette, when protesters tried to storm the building with sticks and chairs.

Police and security volunteers blocked their way and tear gas was fired to disperse the crowd. The Synagogue de la rue des Tournelles, was also attacked by a small group, and several people were arrested.

Six police officers trying to keep back the attackers and two Jews, were wounded in the clashes. Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned the synagogue attacks in the strongest possible terms.

”France will never tolerate the use of words or violence to import the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on our soil,” Valls said. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, praised the police and called for calm.

The current Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heightened tensions in France, which is home to the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, as well as the largest Jewish community.

Protesters demanded an immediate ceasefire and condemned Israel's response to rocket fire from Gaza as disproportionate. Thousands of people marched to the iconic Bastille Square, waving Palestinian flags and wearing their red, green, white and black colors.

PM Netanyahu tell world: ‘We use missiles to defend people while Hamas uses people to defend missiles’ (video)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made clear the difference between the Israelis and the Palestinian in the Gaza Strip, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Netanyahu was interviewed Sunday, on Face the Nation and Sunday.

Netanyahu's primary objective was to strengthen the legitimacy of Operation Protective Edge in the international community.

He stressed the difference between the IDF's actions and Hamas' targeting of civilians, while using their own civilians as shields and their homes as centers for terror.

"Here's a difference between us. We're using missile defense to protect our civilians and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles. That's basically the difference. They're embedding these rockets that they're firing wholesale into our cities, trying to kill as many as they can," said Netanyahu.

"They're not succeeding because of two reasons. One is because we've developed this incredible missile defense system, which I think is a stark development in the history of defensive warfare, with U.S. help and I want to thank the American people, President Obama, and the U.S. Congress, for helping us fund this amazing development. The other reason we're succeeding is that we also are targeting the terrorists. The terrorists are firing from homes. These homes are actually command posts of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad army. That's where they have their secure communications, weapon caches, rockets hidden, maps rooms and so on. These are their command posts. Obviously, we're not going to give them immunity and so we have to attack them, and we try to minimize civilian casualties."

A rocket attack occurred during the interview itself. "We've just received a quiet alert as we're giving this interview. What you're hearing right now is the calm alert. In other words, when we began this interview, we were under bomb alert and as the minutes passed, we are being told that people can go out into the open air again. This is the kind of reality we're living in, and we'll do whatever is necessary to put an end to this," Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu tied the violence in Gaza with the ongoing talks between the West and Iran on their nuclear development project. "This is the same Iran that is arming, financing, training Hamas and Islamic Jihad. This is the preeminent terrorist empire of our time. Not even a terrorist state, it's a terrorist empire. It has got these terror provinces. You don't want this Iran to have neither nuclear weapons nor the capability to make nuclear weapons, to enrich uranium for a nuclear bomb in short order, in a few weeks or a few months. They could do that unless that's changed."

Hamas cuts off its own electricity after Gaza rocket hit electrical grid

Black out illustration 
By: Aryeh Savir

Thousands of residents in the Gaza Strip lost power after a Hamas rocket hit the electrical grid that supplies power to the territory, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

In what seems to be routine, Hamas continues to fire rockets at civilian targets all across Israel throughout the day and night, as the IDF continues to attack terror targets throughout the Gaza Strip.

More than 130 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel on Sunday. At least 102 rockets struck Israel. 22 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems.

A rocket fired from Gaza hit electricity infrastructure in Israel that supplies power to Gaza, leaving 70,000 people in Khan Yunis and Deir al-Balah in the dark. The Israel Electric Company (IEC) decided not to fix the power line, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister for Regional Development Silvan Shalom, have instructed the company not to put the lives of IEC workers at risk.

Hamas is known to snipe at Israelis working near Gaza. The power line will be fixed when the security situation allows it, the company said.

As a prelude to heavier attacks on rocket launching sites situated primarily in northern Gaza, the IDF dropped leaflets and sent cell phone messages to Gazans living it that area.

The messages warned civilians to move away from Hamas terrorists and command centers, which pose a grave risk to their safety. Hamas urged Palestinians to ignore these warnings, hoping that they continue to serve as human shields.

The Security Cabinet is still undecided about a ground incursion into Gaza. Just after 12:00 a.m., three rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon.

One hit an open area. The IDF immediately responded with artillery fire towards the source. The United Nations was notified about the incident.

A rocket fired from Syria hit Israel as well. The rocket was probably fired intentionally and not a spillover from the civil war being waged there. The IDF responded with artillery toward Syrian military posts. Hits were confirmed.

Since the start of the operation, over 971 rockets have been launched at Israel. 754 of those rockets hit Israel, and approximately 201 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems. The IDF has targeted over 1,474 terror targets, with both naval and aerial capabilities.

Israel Air Force shoots down Gaza drone over Ashdod beach (video)

Gaza drone over Ashdod beach 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force shot down a Gaza drown hovering over an Ashdod beach, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said.

The drone was shot down on Monday morning, the first drone to be sent into Israel by Hamas.

Hamas said that it has sent several drones to carry out "special missions" deep inside Israel. The drone was intercepted near the port of Ashdod by a U.S. made Patriot missile.

“We closely monitored the drone the moment it left Gaza, and we chose where to intercept it,” military spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

The remains of the drone fell in the Mediterranean Sea. The Patriot missile proved ineffective against Iraqi Scud missiles during the Gulf War of 1991.

Palestinian envoy to U.N. admits that each rocket fired from Gaza is a war crime (video)

Ibrahim Khreisheh admits Gaza war crimes 
By: Aryeh Savir and Yaniv Hassidoff

(Scroll down for video) The Palestinian envoy to the U.N. Human Rights Council admitted that each rocket fired from Gaza at Israel is a war crime, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Ibrahim Khreisheh admitted in an interview translated by MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute), that the Palestinian Authority and Hamas do not abide by international law and commit war crimes.

Responding to a question presented to him on Palestinian Authority last week about the Palestinians' demand to appeal to the International Criminal Court at The Hague against Israel, Khreisheh responded: "The missiles that are now being launched against Israel, each and every missile constitutes a crime against humanity, whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at civilian targets. Therefore, targeting civilians, be it one civilian or a thousand, is considered a crime against humanity."

Relating to Israel's way of operating in Gaza during Protective Edge he stated: "Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than intentional killing, because the Israelis followed the legal procedures."

Khreisheh further stated that Hamas, firing from Palestinian Authority controlled areas, does not warn civilians before firing on them and by doing so is committing war crimes: "As for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall, or about the operation we carry out."

The envoy concluded by saying that the PA has no hope of pressing charges against Israel in international courts: "Therefore, people should know more before they talk emotionally about appealing to the ICC."

Man poses as airline employee to score dozens of free plane tickets from jetBlue

JetBlue plane illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A man was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly fraudulently obtaining free tickets from jetBlue, police in California said.

Federal investigators said that the man of Georgia, posed as an employee of airlines in order to score cheap or free travel tickets.

Some tickets he resold for thousands of dollars. The U.S. Attorney's Office of Los Angeles, said that 37-year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta, was booked into jail and held on $75,000 bond after pleading not guilty to charges of wire fraud.

Myers was arrested earlier this week in a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, after agreeing to meet a ticket buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

JetBlue Airways said it discovered the plot and notified law enforcement. Airlines routinely offer free travel for its own employees and discounted rates to other airline employees if there are empty seats.

According to the police investigation, Myers called jetBlue more than 12 times, posing as an employee of another airline and got free or discounted tickets.

When Myers resold those tickets he told clients how to dress and what to say if someone asked them questions. If convicted, Myers could face up to 20 years in prison for each of the four counts in the indictment.

Sex addicted man who is married to 3 wives jailed after raping 11-year-old daughter

Man arrested illustration  
By: Hydar Tomar

A sex addicted man was arrested, charged and convicted of raping a young girl.

The man who has an insatiable appetite for sex, married three women and then raped his 11-year-old girl.

Now, the polygamous man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his stepdaughter twice.

46-year-old Agson Muleya of Binga, Zimbabwe, pleaded not guilty, but was convicted of the crime.

Judge Dambudzo Malunga described the man as a cruel father. “You had three wives, which means that you were not sexually starved. It was cruel and traumatic for the victim, who told the court of her experience," Malunga said.

After his initial arrest, Muleya fled and was on the run for a year and eight months, until he was finally arrested again.
The judge also scolded the man for not taking the court proceedings seriously as he failed to show up to court before being returned to prison.

Prosecutor Charlene Gorerino told the court how the victim was left in the custody of Muleya, when her mother was away.

The incident came to light when the girl informed her mother of stomach and back pains, and had a bad discharge,” said the prosecutor.

The girl's mother examined her daughter and immediately took her to the clinic, where the rape was confirmed. Police were called, leading to the arrested of Muleya.

Man enlists friends to gang rape his girlfriend for leaving him

Bound woman illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man who wanted to punish his girlfriend for leaving him asked his friends to gang rape her, police in Nigeria said.

Tinubu Police said that the 23-year-old woman has filed a complaint against her former lover and his friends for raping her.

The incident began when her former boyfriend, One Nurudeen, met her late at night at a pharmacy. The woman decided to speak with Nurudeen.

Nurudeen called his friends, who took her to an apartment where they all raped her. The next day, she filed the complaint with the police and Nurudeen was arrested.

The suspect denied the allegations, saying that he left his girlfriend because of her infidelity. The suspect was brought before the Tinubu Magistrate's Court on charges of rape.

Bail was set at N100,000 ($616).

Woman steals $13 worth of underwear and makes getaway in ice cream truck

Lessa Iannone 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman was arrested after stealing underwear and fleeing the scene in an ice cream truck, according to police in South Carolina.

The woman was accused of stealing two pairs of underwear from a Dollar General store in Rock Hill, before making the getaway in the ice cream truck.

Police said that 34-year-old Lessa Iannone, placed the underwear valued at $13 into her purse on Thursday afternoon, and then left the store without paying.

Surveillance video showed the woman getting into the ice cream truck. An officer who was familiar with the woman and had seen her operating the ice cream truck, identified her.

Police went to the house of the woman, and told her that she was caught on video surveillance stealing from Dollar General. Iannone was arrested and charged with shoplifting. She was held at the Rock Hill Jail in lieu of $2,000 bond.

Man accused of murder tries to have sex with child shortly after Supreme Court ordered his release

Walter Brown 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A community was shocked when a man accused of murder was arrested for a second time, weeks after his release.

The attorney for the man of Albuquerque, New Mexico, fought hard for his client to be let out of jail while awaiting trial for a murder charge.

He got what he wanted, but just two weeks later, he was taken back to jail for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Walter Brown is accused of communicating with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. He allegedly exchanged explicit text messages and nude photos of himself with the child.

When Brown went to meet with the child he was arrested on charges of criminal sexual communication with a minor and attempted commission of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.

Brown was originally arrested for stabbing a man in the heart and killing him. In that case, the judge ordered $250,000 bond.

However, his lawyers argued that court psychologists approved pre-trial release. The lawyer also claimed that the $250,000 bond was unconstitutional.

The lawyer took the case all the way to the New Mexico State Supreme Court and won. The court ordered Brown's bail be lowered and he was released.

However, just a few weeks later, he was arrested for his attempt to have sex with the underage girl.

People flee after dead body falls out of Medical Examiner’s car

The dead body laying on the road 
By: Devansh Dutt

People fled in panic after a dead body slipped out of a medical examiner's car and landed on the road, drivers in Pennsylvania reported.

Bucks County officials are investigating how the stretcher carrying the deceased person fell out of the vehicle on Friday afternoon.


Driver Jerry Bradley was waiting at the light coming out of a mall when he saw the stretcher fall out of the vehicle owned by the county.

Bradley said that it appeared there was a body in a bag and it was wrapped in a sheet. The vehicle was heading for the coroner's office in Ivyland, when the stretcher fell into the roadway.

The image of the scene was uploaded to Facebook, and has since gone viral. According to the initial investigation, it seems that the door of the vehicle malfunctioned.

Pregnant woman seen on video jumping from burning building into the hands of strangers

Pregnant woman jumping from burning building 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman is lucky to be alive after jumping from a burning building into the hands of strangers, rescue workers in Turkey said.

A video uploaded to the Internet, showed the moment the pregnant woman of Istanbul, was forced to jump from the burning building to save herself and her unborn child.

The distressing images, showed heavy smoke and huge flames engulfing the building as a crowd gathered below. The young woman was unable to get out of the building, and was teetering on the edge of a roof.

At first, the woman was reluctant to jump, but when she was overcome by the smoke, spectators rushed pieces of cardboard and sheets to the scene. Luckily, she was able to jump from the first floor of the building and was caught by the crowd.

The woman is recovering at a hospital and is said to be in good condition.

Teen murderer seen on video attacking and spitting at his own defense attorney

Keantay Hunter spitting at his attorney 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A murder suspect is facing additional charges after being seen on video spitting at his own defense attorney, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

The murder suspect made ​​the scene in court on Thursday.

19-year-old Keantay Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky, is accused of killing a man in the Parkland neighborhood. He was told repeatedly to sit down while he demanded a new lawyer.

Then he turned and spat at his lawyer. He got up and attempted to beat the attorney. Luckily, officers were able to hold him back.

He is accused of murder, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence. The family of Hunter, claims that the defense attorney is not doing a good job defending his client.

However, the public defender’s office is denying the allegations. Hunter is planning to ask the court for a new lawyer.

51-year-old woman arrested after doing yoga on street half naked

Michele Rene Cernak 
By: Anika Rao

A woman was arrested on charges of drug possession after she was seen by police doing yoga and exposing herself, police in Florida said.

The Ocala Police Department said that they found 51-year-old Michele Rene Cernak, doing yoga on Sanchez Avenue in Marion County.

Her ​​jeans were down to her ankles, exposing her underwear, according to the arrest report. Police received two calls about Cernak, and passersby believed that she might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Cernak, who had a Texas ID tag on her car, was caught with heroin, a syringe and a crack pipe. She also had three different types of prescription pills.

Cernak was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail. Her bail was set at $5,000.

Drunk woman kills her baby by falling asleep on him while breastfeeding in hotel room

Tiffany Michele Hossner 
By: Devansh Dutt

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of homicide after falling asleep on her baby while breastfeeding, prosecutors in Montana said.

35-year-old Tiffany Michele Hossner of Bozeman, was drunk when she fell asleep on her son and smothered him in a hotel room in Billings.

She pleaded guilty on Thursday, to negligent homicide as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors. She told a judge that she consumed alcohol before breastfeeding and falling asleep on her son.

Prosecutors will ask the judge to sentence the woman to 5 years in prison. The woman’s attorney however, said that he will urge the judge to give the woman a suspended sentence.

According to police, officers were called to the Holiday Inn on Midland Road around 6:00 p.m. The officers met Josh and Tiffany Hossner, who were not married at the time, but married about a week later.

Medical personnel said that the baby died in the hotel. The mother was hysterical, and was taken to a hospital in Billings, where she later made ​​a statement to investigators.

A blood sample taken at the hospital showed that she had a blood alcohol concentration of nearly 0.3 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving.

20-year-old naked man breaks into home and reads religious texts to woman

Cowboy hat illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A young naked man was arrested on charges of breaking and entering after allegedly entering a woman’s home, police in Washington said.

The Seattle Police Department said that the naked man admitted that he was high on LSD when he crashed into the house where he recited scriptures.

The family slept inside their home in the 400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard East shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, when they heard someone crash through their front door.

The woman called police to her home, and her husband armed himself with a baseball bat. His wife and two young children were on the top floor of the house.

As officers arrived, they saw the naked man walking down the street, talking to himself. When the man saw the officers, he started running along Lake Washington Boulevard, but two officers were able to catch up with him and take him into custody.

After officers arrested the 20-year-old man, and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. After his release, officers booked the man into the King County Jail.

Husband and wife arrested after having threesome with 15-year-old student

Blair and Michael Porter 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man and his wife were arrested after allegedly having a threesome with a young girl.

The couple of Brandon, Mississippi, was jailed after being accused of sleeping with the 15-year-old student.

Michael Porter was a softball coach at the Ridgeland High School. His wife Blair Porter, was assistant softball coach at the Ridgeland High School as well as a teacher at the Old Towne Middle School.

Police charged Michael, 27, and his 26-year-old wife after they both allegedly had sex with the girl.

The incident came to light after the girl's mother became suspicious over her daughter’s relationship with the couple.

The Porters were in contact with the girl, a player on their softball team, in a way that “was much more than a student teacher relationship,” according to a police document.

Authorities searched the girl’s text messages and found nude photos and dirty talk between the couple and the student, according to police.

When confronted by police, the girl admitted to having sex with the couple at their home and at school.

The Porters were arrested on Friday. Michael was released after posting $25,000 bail while his wife was released after paying $5,000 bond.

Both have been fired from their jobs at the school.

Family’s dream home burns down because of daughter’s love triangle

House on fire illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A man is devastated after his house was destroyed because of his daughter’s love life.

The man waited seven years for his dream home to be finished, but his daughter’s promiscuous sex life took it away from him just six months after moving in.

Life was good for 53-year-old Paulos Masango, who worked as a security guard, when he and his daughter finally moved into their dream home.

However, Paulos of Mpumalanga, South Africa, did not know what was going on when he was out working night shifts. His 25-year-old daughter Sarah, took advantage of his absence and brought different men into the house.

Things went wrong when her lover caught her in bed with another man.

Paulos explained: “The man threatened to torch my house if Sarah did not leave him, when she refused to go with him, he did as promised and burned my house down.”

Sarah was helpless. All she could do was watch everything burn down. “She went to live with another man, and I have to pick up the pieces,” Paulos said bitterly.

He said that he had lost everything he has worked for.

Sarah’s lover who was accused of burning down the house, claims that although he made the threat, he did not do it. “My other girlfriend could be responsible. She was angry after discovering that I was cheating on her with Sarah,” the man claimed.

Four kids ages 9 to 11 arrested after taking water tanker truck on joyride

The kids driving the truck 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A group of young Oklahoma kids were arrested for vandalizing a business and taking a water tanker out for a joyride.

Now, the dangerous action could lead to felony charges against the four young boys of Oklahoma City.

The boys were caught at the wheel of the big truck when a worker went back to the construction company to retrieve something.

The worker heard noises and spotted the children in the truck. After a company employee noticed the water truck being driven on the property, the police were called and the children were arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The 11-year-old driver did not deny what he did. “One of my friends brought the truck over and we all started driving and stuff,” said the 11-year-old suspect.

The mother of one of the boys said that she hopes that the District Attorney will have compassion and not charge the kids with the crime.

"I just do not want to see my son go to jail for something he has done. I know it's wrong and now he knows it was wrong," said the mother.

“I did not want to press charges, but we have to teach our children before they hurt themselves or someone else,” said Jason Huffaker of the Minick Materials company.

Huffaker also said that this is not the first time in recent weeks that the company was vandalized.

“These same young kids are suspected of damaging another truck by throwing large rocks at the windows," said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson.

Huffaker hopes that the arrest can finally put an end to the acts of vandalism at his business. “I feel bad, but maybe this will teach them a lesson and they'll change their ways,” Huffaker said.

Man gets piece of land in Africa so his daughter can become a real life princess

Jeremiah Heaton places a flag in Bir Tawil 
By: Anika Rao

A father made his little girl’s dream come true by getting her land and crowning her a real princes.

Jeremiah Heaton wanted to prove his unconditional love to his daughter and prove that he would go to the other end of the world to make her dream come true, and he did.

Heaton of Abingdon, Virginia, flew to an African desert to take an unclaimed piece of land as his own “kingdom” to make his 7-year-old daughter’s dreams come true.

The father of three children, chose an area sandwiched between Egypt and Sudan, and placed a flag, which was designed by his children, as his first step to make his daughter Emily royalty.

After returning to the United States, Mr. Heaton and his wife made ​​a crown for their daughter, and told friends and family to call their daughter Princess Emily.

The 800 square miles of desert known as Bir Tawil, is one of the last pieces of unclaimed land on the planet.

Heaton said that it is a desert in northeastern Africa, some Bedouins roam the area. However, nobody actually lives there.

The idea came to Heaton during the winter, when he was playing with his daughter and he realized that she “has a fixation on princesses.”

“She asked me in all seriousness, if she would be a real princess someday. I said she would,” the proud father explained.

Princess Emily now wants to use her power for good and to ensure that children in the region of her kingdom have enough food.

Despite his claims to the land, her kingdom will have to be recognized by Egypt and Sudan.



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