Israel Air Force flattens 13-floor residential apartment building in Gaza housing terrorists (video)

13 floor building being flattened in Gaza 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) The Israel Air Force flattened a 13-floor residential apartment building in which Hamas terrorists planned attacks against Israeli civilians.

The attack on Saturday against the Al Zafer Tower, was the first time that Israel had demolished a tall structure.

The building was home to 44 families. The attack was launched a day after a mortar bomb killed an Israeli 4-year-old boy. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the funeral on Sunday, which took place near the Gaza border.

In a school managed by the U.N. in Gaza, Palestinian families and children were singing “Glory and eternity to our martyrs.” Later on Saturday, an Israeli air strike destroyed a shopping center in Rafah.

Three people were injured.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinians to leave areas in which rockets are being launched at Israel.

2 arrested after popular Jewish couple found murdered in Turkey (video)

Jak Karako and Georgia Karako 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A popular Jewish couple were found murdered in their home, police in Turkey said.

Istanbul Police said that 77-year-old Jak Karako and his wife, 69-year-old Georgia Karako, who created one of the country’s most iconic brand, have been murdered on Friday night, by their employees.

The employees of Uzbekistan, who were suspected of stabbing the couple, have been arrested after fleeing from the scene. The suspects confessed to the murder.

The suspects, a 28-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife, said that they were not paid for two months.

When they demanded their wages, the Jewish couple told them that they will not receive any payments because they caused damage to their home.

Police are looking to arrest a third suspect. Jak Karako was one of the founders of Oren Bayan, the most famous brand of yarn in the country.

High school student suspended from school for saying bless you after friend sneezed (video)

Blowing nose illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A school girl is heartbroken after being suspended from school for saying bless you after her friend sneezed.

17-year-old Kendra Turner, a student at Dyer County High School in Tennessee, said that her teacher claimed that she invoked religious terms by saying bless you.

The teacher told the girl that she will not have any godly talk in class, and the girl replied that to defend God is her constitutional right, because she had freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

Turner was sent to the principal, where she received an in school suspension. According to Turner, school officials told her parents that their daughter shouted and disrupted the class.

After Turner’s suspension, her classmates wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Bless You" to support her. School officials said that the incident was blown out of proportion.

Israel mourns as parents bury 4-year-old boy killed by Hamas rocket while running to shelter

Daniel Tragerman 
By: Anav Silverman

(Scroll down for video) Israel is mourning the death of a 4-year-old boy, who was killed while running to his shelter, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The four-year-old victim of the Hamas rocket that was fired at Kibbutz Nahal Oz on Friday, was laid to rest on Sunday morning.

Daniel Tragerman was killed on Friday afternoon, by rocket shrapnel in his family’s home.

Three seconds passed from the moment the siren on the kibbutz went off to the moment the mortar exploded on the kibbutz, which is located in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, home to 11,000 people.

Tragerman knew to run to the safe room whenever the siren sounded according to his mother. Given the three seconds, he did not have enough time to make it to the family’s safe room.

“He always rushed to the protected room,” said Tragerman’s mother, Gila. “The second the alarm sounded, he knew what to do and where to go. He would always run first and call his little brother to the shelter. In a second it all ended,” Gila said.

The family was home at the time of the mortar explosion and had been planning to leave to central Israel. Their suitcases were already packed when the rocket attack took place.

“Daniel was a beautiful, smart and sensitive boy. We wanted to watch him grow up with his brothers and fulfill himself,” said his mother.

The young boy, the first Israeli child victim of rockets during the current war, was buried at in the Hevel Shalom cemetery in the Eshkol Regional Council in the northern Negev at 9:00 A.M. today.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral. His mother spoke at the ceremony: “We were the happiest family in the world, and I just cannot come to grips with this.”

“We are with you in deep mourning,” said Alon Shuster, head of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council at the funeral of Tragerman.

“Here in this painful place, we are waiting for another day, a day where children can play in their yard and bomb shelters can be just another room. So many children made it to the bomb shelter and Daniel didn’t make it. We will do all that we can so that life will go on.”

Shuster also quoted the Talmud saying: “The land of Israel is acquired through suffering.”

“As a mother, this tragedy is shocking,” Orit Zadikevitch from nearby Kibbutz Kfar Aza told the Tazpit News Agency. “When a mortar shell strikes our area, the distance that shrapnel pieces can reach is far and can be deadly,” she said.

According to an Israeli army spokesperson, the mortar shell that killed the boy was fired from near a school used as a shelter in the Gaza Strip.

Baby left in car outside bar overnight while mother was taken to hospital for being intoxicated

James Kelsey 
By: Aarav Sen

A young child was left inside her mother’s car overnight while her mother was at a hospital.

The 2-year-old girl was left in the car overnight, in front of a sports bar in Connecticut, while her mother spent the night in the hospital because she was intoxicated, police said.

Police arrested 22-year-old James Kelsey of Bristol, after learning that her daughter was in the car while she went out to drink at a bar.

Police were called to the City Sports Grille on Farmington Avenue in Bristol at about 12:00 a.m. on Friday, when the woman was found sleeping at the bar.

Officers found the woman to be “intoxicated and incapacitated,” according to police. Kelsey was taken to the hospital for treatment.

When she awoke about 5:20 a.m., Kelsey asked hospital staff where her baby was, so the hospital contacted police.

Police went to the bar and found the child sleeping in her mother's car in the parking lot of the bar. The baby was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, and is said to be in good condition.

The child remains in the hospital until the Department of Children and Families representatives look into the incident.

Police charged Kelsey with risk of injury and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The mother was released after posting $50,000 bond.

Iowa mother arrested after allowing man to impregnate her 11-year-old daughter

Jacob White 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after she allowed a man to sleep with her young daughter until he got her pregnant.

Now, the mother and the 24-year-old man were arrested.

37-year-old Tina D. of Iowa, was charged with endangering children after her 11-year-old daughter became pregnant by the family friend.

Tina was charged in Newton, after an investigation in which police determined that the woman allowed 24-year-old Jacob White, to sleep in the same bed as her young daughter.

Over a two month period, the man slept with the girl. He sexually assaulted her and she became pregnant.

Multiple witnesses said that they had discussed the matter with the girl’s mother, but she refused to take action, according to a police report.

A family member, who witnessed sexual activity between the child and the grown man, called police.

White was also arrested and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, according to police records.

Judge orders man’s privates to be measured after wife testifies it was too small to hurt a child

Gavel illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A woman came to her husband’s defense after he was accused of exposing himself to a child.

The 54-year-old man of Germany, who was identified as Herbert O., was delivering a package to a family when he was accused of exhibitionism.

According to police, when the teenage daughter opened the door, Herbert allegedly showed her his “package.”

However, Herbert said that it is too under-endowed to have flashed the girl. His wife also took the stand and testified in court to his lack of inches.

She told the local court in the town of Leer in East Frisia, that her husband’s penis is too short to hang out of his pants.

Defense attorney Lutz Winkler asked the judge, Ulrike Andrees, to measure the man’s privates in order to verify the woman’s claim.

The judge refused to see it herself but asked the coroner’s office to measure it. “If the wife has spoken so candidly about this, I have to follow up,” the judge said.

Winkler is determined to clear his client’s name, and has refused the prosecutor's offer to settle the case for a fine.

Now, the court in waiting for the coroner's office to testify about their findings.

Lesbian teacher fired from Catholic school for getting pregnant without being married

Shaela Evenson (left) and Marilyn Tobin 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A lesbian woman was fired from her job for becoming pregnant without being married.

Shaela Evenson was a great teacher at a Montana Catholic school for the past 10 years.

However, she was fired when school officials realized that she was pregnant without being married. Evenson and her partner, Marilyn Tobin, recently welcomed their baby boy.

Evenson taught literature and physical education at Butte Central Catholic Schools for the sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes before she was fired.

Now, she filed a discrimination lawsuit against the school.
The Catholic Diocese of Helena, which fired Evenson for being unmarried and pregnant, said that she violated her contract.

Superintendent Patrick Haggarty said that Evenson had “made a willful decision to violate the terms of her contract,” which requires her to respect the moral and religious teachings of the Catholic Church in both her professional and personal life.

He also said that the policies of the Montana Catholic Schools are described in a 45 page manual, which states that “Catholic school employees will live a lifestyle compatible with catholic moral values.”

However, it is very unlikely that these policies and the contract will stand in a court of law.

A similar case went to a federal jury in Cincinnati, Ohio. Catholic school teacher Christa Dias, was single and used artificial insemination to get pregnant. She was fired by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

In that case, a jury found that she had been discriminated against and Dias was awarded $170,000. Now, Evenson has hired the same law firm that represented Dias.

Woman seen dragging her iPhone addicted boyfriend by his phone (video)

The couple 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A woman was fed up when her boyfriend spent more time with his iPhone than with her.

The two were riding a train in China, when the woman attempted to take the phone away from her boyfriend.

When he refused to let go of the phone, the two got into a fight, which according to some witnesses made a young child cry while the adults pulled out their phones to record the incident.

The woman was seen dragging her boyfriend through the subway station in Beijing, while he refused to let go of his cell phone.

The man kept his eyes fixed on his iPhone even as he was being dragged along the floor. At one point, the woman was seen placing her foot on her boyfriend’s jaw in an attempt to take the phone from him.

Onlookers were stunned as the fight continued through the station. After the images were uploaded to the Internet, some people speculated that this was meant as an advertisement for a cell phone company.

Restaurant chef killed after being bitten by poisonous snake head while preparing exotic dish (video)

Severed snake head trying to bite chef 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A restaurant chef is dead after being bitten by a poisonous snake head, doctors in China said.

Witnesses at the scene said that Peng Fan, was cooking a bowl of cobra soup when he was bitten by the snake head, 20 minutes after it was cut.

He was preparing the rare Asian delicacy when the severed cobra head bit him and injected its poison while he was throwing the head into the pot.

Fan died before he could be treated at a hospital with an antidote.

"There was nothing that could be done to save the man. Only the antidote might have helped, but this was not given in time. It was just a tragic accident," a police spokesperson said.

Climber falls to his death shortly after proposing to his girlfriend on a mountain top

Jainee Dial and Brad Parker 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A newly engaged woman was left devastated after the love of her life died just hours after proposing to her.

What 36-year-old Brad Parker called the “happiest day of his life,” turned tragic when he fell to his death while mountain climbing.

Parker and his girlfriend Jainee Dial, climbed the summit of Cathedral Peak, where he proposed, and she said “yes.”

Parker who is a professional climber, then went to the Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone.

Climbers called for help when they saw him fall from the granite crest, which reaches 500 feet tall. Park rangers found his body.

Parker of Sebastopol, was a yoga instructor, an experienced mountain climber, surfer and mountain biker. May he rest in peace.

Pastor accused of raping 90-year-old woman during prayer service

Bed illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A woman was raped while praying with her pastor.

The 90-year-old woman told police that she was praying with the pastor when he decided to have sex with her.

The 55-year-old pastor of Clocolan, South Africa, went to pray with the elderly woman at the nursing home where she lived.

According to a staff member, the woman alerted her roommate to the incident.

The women were afraid to call the police, so they turned to the woman who runs the nursing home. She however, was not very helpful either as she told the women to wait until she returned from a trip to QwaQwa.

The 90-year-old woman’s granddaughter visited her that day, and when she heard the news, she immediately went to the police, a spokesperson for the police said.

The 27-year-old granddaughter said that the pastor prayed for the elderly woman and then started touching her inappropriately before he raped her.

"When we went to the police, she was crying and apologizing. This shows how traumatized she was by the incident. She thought she was doing something wrong by reporting it,” the granddaughter said.

The police spokesperson, Phumelelo Dhlamini, said that a case of rape was opened against the 55-year-old pastor.

"The suspect has not been arrested as the investigation is still ongoing. We are trying to establish whether there are more victims," ​​he said.

Firefighters critically injured while dousing students with water in ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’

The firefighter during the challenge 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) Four firefighters of Kentucky, were critically injured after dousing students with water as part of the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.”

Two of the firefighters were hospitalized in critical condition after getting too close to a power line while helping with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The firefighters, who are members of the Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Department, had just finished dumping buckets of ice water on students of the Campbellsville University marching band when things went terribly wrong.

Captain Tony Grider, 41, and firefighter Simon A. Quinn, 22, were in the truck when they came in close proximity of the power lines. This caused an electricity cable to strike the two and they were seriously hurt.

The two other firefighters, Captain Steve Marrs, 37, and firefighter Alex Johnson, 28, were also injured, but were able to lower the fire engine bucket to the ground, police said.

Police Chief Tim Campbellsville Hazlette said that the firefighters did not actually make contact with the power line itself, but came within three to four feet of the line, causing the electricity to jump.

Man accused of exposing his private parts to young girl asks judge to measure it to prove his innocence

Man’s underpants illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man told a judge that he is not guilty of exposing his private parts to a young girl because it is simply too short, according to court records in Germany.

Now, the judge has ordered a medical examiner to measure the deliver person’s private parts in order to determine whether or not his junk is too short to stick out of his underpants.

The incident began when a girl and her mother went to the police one night, to report that the delivery man exposed his private parts to the girl while delivering a package.

54-year-old Herbert O., has disputed the allegations, saying that his private parts is too short for it to be sticking out from his pants.

He even called his wife to take the stand and testify that his private parts is very short. His wife told the court in Saxony, that her husband’s organ is indeed too short for it to hang out of his underpants.

The defendant’s attorney asked the judge to see his client’s private parts herself, but she refused. Instead, she ordered the Medical Examiner to measure the defendant’s private parts and issue a report to the court.

Judge evicts man from his apartment for loud love making sessions

Bed illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A man was evicted from his apartment after the homeowner complained that his loud love making sessions were disturbing the neighbors, according to court records in Germany.

A judge said that the female homeowner had the right to evict the man for persistently using a creaky swing in the apartment late at night.

The court in Munich heard on Friday, that the unidentified man installed the old swing in his apartment and regularly disturbed his neighbors with sex, sports and squeaky noises until late at night, causing many complaints.

The woman told the court that the lease included a quiet clause, promising to keep quiet between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

In upholding the decision to evict, the court focused on the use of the swings, saying its use at night no longer corresponds to normal rental activities, and must therefore not be tolerated.