5 arrested after stabbing 2 Williamsburg area brothers (video)

Scene of the incident 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Five men were arrested on charges of murder after stabbing two Williamsburg area brothers, police in New York said.

Brooklyn Police said that the five suspects were arrested on Sunday.

The incident began when police responded to an emergency call at 887 Myrtle Avenue just before 2:00 a.m., where they found a 23-year-old man with multiple stab wounds in the chest.

They also found a 24-year-old man with a stab wound in the left shoulder.

Both victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, where 23-year-old Juan Carlos Luna-Juarez of 266 Throop Avenue, was pronounced dead.

The second victim, who was identified as the brother of Luna-Juarez, was said to be in stable condition.

The 5 suspects were identified as Miguel Bello, 31, Carmello Bello, 25, Celestino Martinez, 22, Martin Carillo, 33, and 33-year-old Javier Ortiz.

Israel inaugurates most powerful submarine giving the IDF unprecedented strength (video)

Israel’s new Crocodile submarine 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A powerful submarine entered service with the Israel Defense Forces, the giving the IDF unprecedented strength, the IDF Blog reported.

Israel’s powerful INS Tanin Crocodile submarine is on its way from Germany to the port of Haifa. The INS Tanin, one of the world’s most advanced submarines, will soon join the navy’s elite Shayetet 7 fleet on Israeli shores.

The vessel is expected to upgrade Israel’s naval capabilities, allowing IDF forces to confront a broader range of challenges at sea.

In recent months, the vessel’s crew has been training in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea under challenging situations and conditions.

According to Israel Navy Commander Major General Ram Rothberg, the submarine will allow Israeli naval forces to “travel further and deeper underwater for longer periods of time” and to achieve a “level of strength we have not seen until today.”

The IDF launched the INS Tanin at an official ceremony in Germany, where the submarine was built. The INS Tanin is part of Israel’s Dolphin-Class submarines, which are considered among the most powerful and sophisticated on and below the surface of the Earth. They are silent, sophisticated and tremendously powerful.

The Dolphin-class submarine is a versatile tool that can adjust itself to a variety of tasks. The IDF’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz once described these submarines as “a long strategic arm, sophisticated, very quiet, and extremely important in our struggle against enemy forces.”

The INS Tanin’s personnel regularly performs intensive operational activity near and far, operating away from the public spotlight. Now, the submarine flotilla will be able to tackle new challenges and keep the Israeli home front even safer.

Egypt offers Palestinians the Sinai Peninsula for future state in exchange for giving up on 1967 borders

Sinai Peninsula 
By: Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

Egypt has offered the Palestinians the Sinai Peninsula, in exchange for a permanent peace agreement with Israel, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has offered to give Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, land adjacent to Gaza to establish a contiguous Palestinian state in those areas.

United States President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were also notified of the plan, according to a report on Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio).

Although there has been no official confirmation of the proposal, most Israeli leaders approved of the plan.

Abbas meanwhile, is reported to have categorically rejected the plan, which entails a demilitarized state located on lands encompassing five times the current area of the Gaza Strip.

The state, referred to as "Greater Gaza," would contain PA citizens and Palestinian refugees living in other countries. The offer would also enable Arab cities in Judea and Samaria to retain PA autonomy, on condition that Abbas maintains a viable administration in those areas.

On the network's "Good Morning Israel" radio program, Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri expressed cautious enthusiasm for the plan.

The cabinet member and former head of the Shin Bet security service was surprised by what he thought was a generous solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians plan.

Sisi's plan would require Abbas to give up his demand for a full return to pre-1967 borders, in exchange for a total land area in the Sinai greater than what the PA would have to relinquish in Judea and Samaria.

Israeli experts have raised questions about why Abbas would reject the opportunity for an expanded bi-territorial PA-controlled Palestinian state, one that would allow him to retake a much larger Gaza from Hamas while still allowing for PA autonomy in its core jurisdictions.

Arab media outlets first reported the offer as coming from an unidentified senior Egyptian official, while the Egyptian Foreign Ministry denied that it came from Sisi, stating that it was proposed some time ago by deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

A number of years ago, Egypt rejected a similar plan by a group of Israeli academics led by Giora Eiland, former head of Israel's National Security Council.

In response to today's report, Minister of Knesset Ayelet Shaked of Jewish Home, supported the direction of the proposal, saying that "the solution to the Palestinian problem must be regional and cannot fall on Israel's shoulders alone."

Wounded boy escapes to Israel from Syria on donkey to receive medical treatment

The Syrian boy at Ziv Hospital 
By: Ze'ev Ben-Yechiel

A wounded boy of Syria, managed to escape to Israel on a donkey in order to receive treatment at a hospital, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The 12-year-old boy arrived over the weekend to an Israeli hospital with injuries to his arms, leg, and eyes, which he sustained from a mortar attack on his home near Damascus.

The boy was led on a donkey by his brother up the slopes of Mt. Hermon to an IDF base on the mountain, from where Israeli forces evacuated him to Ziv Medical Center in the northern town of Safed.

A spokesman for the hospital told the Tazpit News Agency that the boy is the latest of 358 injured Syrians to be treated there in the last year and a half, most of them victims of the Syrian civil war.

Since the outbreak of the conflict, a total of some 1,200 Syrian medical refugees have received treatment in Israeli hospitals, according to the IDF.

The hospital reported that the 12-year-old boy is currently blind, and they might be able to save one of his eyes.

He arrived with serious injuries to both arms, his right hand having been amputated in a hospital in southeastern Lebanon, where the boy said he was taken by his family for initial treatment.

The boy explained that after the amputation they were prevented from returning to their Damascus-area home by the fighting, so he was sent toward the Israeli border with his brother where he led the blind boy on a donkey to the safety of the IDF post.

Maor said that the patient is "irreversibly blind in one eye, and the second is not in good condition," but added that doctors are fighting to save it in what will be a long treatment process for the youth.

Flatbush teacher locks children in dark closet to teach them how to survive

Pinocchio Children Palace 
By: Devansh Dutt

A Flatbush teacher is being accused of locking children into a closet in order to teach them a lesson on how to survive.

The New York Post said that it has obtained video showing how 25-year-old Shandra Fallen and 34-year-old Amellia Samuda of Pinocchio Children Palace, put a 2-year-old child in the closet.

When they were confronted, Samuda and Fallen laughed, saying it was a kind of game they were playing with the kids. In another incident, the teacher placed a child in the closet and left him there for three minutes.

In a third incident, they locked two-year-old Mahli Mathias, for 10 minutes. The New York Police Department said that they have no record of such a case.

The owner of the child care center, Tatiana Ilyaich, said that she fired the two teachers after learning about the abuse.

Mobile phone shop in Istanbul put up sign saying ‘Jew Dogs not allowed in store’

Mobile phones illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

The Jewish community in Istanbul, Turkey, was shocked to learn that a mobile phone shop put up a sign that notified Jews to keep out of the store.

The poster, which stated: "The Jew dogs cannot come in here," featured an image of an Israeli tank.

The store is located in the Tahtakale neighborhood, which is where many Jewish businesses are situated.

Recently, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan compared the actions of Israel to Hitler, and violent protests threatened the Israeli embassy and consulate, prompting the Israel Foreign Ministry to order staff members to stay home.

Erdogan said that the Jewish community in Turkey, was safe and does not need not worry with public sentiments caused by events in Gaza.

Monkey showers people with money after stealing the cash from nearby home

Monkey illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A money was looking for food in a home, but found money instead.

The clever monkey did not eat the money, but shared its wealth with locals in India.

People in Himachal Pradesh, were surprised when the monkey threw money at them.

Tourists took pictures of the “rich” monkey in the scenic pine forest of Shimla. People ran around collecting the falling notes for nearly an hour on Sunday, witnesses said.

Officials said that the animal stole 10,000 rupees (about $165) from nearby homes.

The monkey had apparently entered the homes to get food and left with the money. The monkey seen sitting on a roof of a home with a stack of cash before it playfully threw down one by one.

The monkey then jumped onto a tree with the money and continued throwing money to the excited crowd of people, who eagerly collected the monkey’s “gifts.”

Shimla has long been a haven for animals. Macaque monkeys are considered sacred by Hindus, who often feed them.

In recent years, animals have gotten into conflict with humans, as they are destroying crops, attacking people for food and bite children. Himachal Pradesh authorities have declared these monkeys a menace.

Man accused of drugging women and removing their teeth while having sex with them

Tooth illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A man was arrested after removing teeth from women while having sex with them.

55-year-old Philip Lyle Hansen of New Zealand, is facing 11 charges including assault and sex offenses.

He was accused of using pliers to remove teeth from women he was having sex with. Hansen had allegedly removed a total of 12 teeth from three women on different occasions.

In one incident, he allegedly had sex with a woman in the back of his car before removing six of her lower teeth with pliers. She eventually had them replaced by a dentist.

In another incident, he remove the wisdom teeth of a woman with a screwdriver after drugging and having sex with her.

Hansen’s Attorney Mike Antunovic, asked the judge that his client’s identity should not be revealed because he was in the process of launching a new business of painting homes and he may faced extreme hardship if he was publicly identified.

However, Judge Bill Hastings was more interested in protecting the public and refused to keep his identity a secret.

Rich kid gets 30 years prison for recording himself raping drunk women

Justin Lee 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man, who lived a carefree life with unlimited money, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The man of Taiwan, was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults and recording sexual acts without consent.

29-year-old Justin Lee was also ordered to compensate victims for a total of $926,000. He appeared in court for sentencing, which may be appealed to the Supreme Court.

Lee is from a rich family and had a good life. His father Lee Yueh-tsang, was a board member of Yuanta Financial Holding Co. and a director at Yuanta Securities Co.

However, his father resigned from his prestigious positions after his son became embroiled in the scandal.

The 29-year-old man was accused of picking up drunk women from bars and taking them home for sex. He was also accused of feeding women date rape drugs before having sex with them.

Lee recorded the rapes. He was also accused of recording his sexual encounters with women who consented to sex, but did not know they were being recorded.

Authorities found at least 14 victims of rape who were illegally recorded.

Lee has maintained his innocence. He said that he picked up women for consensual sex. However, the judge did not believe him and he was sentenced to 30 years in prison, which is an unusually harsh sentence for sexual assault crimes in Taiwan.

Woman ordered to pay fiance’s mistress for slapping her

Being slapped illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman was very angry when she caught her fiance cheating.

The woman took out the anger on her fiance’s mistress and was sued for assault.

The man - a 47-year-old bus driver of Taiwan, who was identified as Lin - has been engaged to his 40-year-old girlfriend for two years.

The man began cheating with a colleague, who was identified as Miss Wu, in the past year. Wu decided to send intimate photos of herself with Lin to his fiancee.

The couple got into a fight over his cheating. Lin was kicked out of the home and had to sleep in his bus.

The 40-year-old woman went looking for her fiance and caught him in his bus with Wu. The woman was so enraged that she attacked the mistress.

The mistress sued Lin’s girlfriend for assault. A judge in Yilan County, ordered the woman to pay $100 - which is a small amount compared to other assault cases.

However, the judge believed that Wu had intentionally provoked the woman.

Rape victim ordered to pay child support for baby he did not know existed

Nick Olivas 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A 14-year-old boy was raped by a much older woman and was now ordered to pay for the child.

When Nick Olivas of Arizona, was just 14 years old he had sex with a 20-year-old woman.

The woman never told him that she got pregnant by him and never informed him that he had a daughter.

However, at 24 years old, the state tracked him down and ordered him to pay child support. He was also ordered to pay $15,000 in back child support despite being a victim of statutory rape.

According to Arizona state law, Olivas was a victim of rape as a child under 15 years- old cannot consent to sex.

However, because Olivas did not press charges and the woman was found not guilty of sexual assault, Olivas is being held responsible for child support.

Olivas said that he was in a state of shock when he learned that he has an 8-year-old daughter.

At first, Olivas tried to ignore the legal documents and did not take a paternity test, which he was ordered to take. However, that did not stop the state from garnishing his wages, $350 a month.

He owes about $15,000 in medical expenses and child support for the baby, plus 10 percent interest for not paying since the baby was born.

Olivas said he wants to be involved in his daughter’s life, and he is willing to pay child support, but he does not want to be financially responsible for back support for the child he did not know existed.

On his Facebook page, Olivas posted photos of his adorable newfound daughter, who looks just like him.

Company sells peanut butter and jelly protein bars containing 40 ground bugs (video)

Exo bar 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A company said that their peanut butter and jelly bars contain a high amount of protein because they use ground bugs.

Around 40 crickets are put into each Exo bar, and it has a very high protein to weight ratio.

The bars are made with cricket flour. Machines remove the moisture from the insects before grinding them into a powder. The protein bars come in cocoa or peanut butter and jelly.

The founders of the company believe that food made of insects could help address the demands of the world’s growing population.

Most people who learn about the ingredients of the bar, are not bothered by the use of insects. The bars contain about 290 calories and 10 grams of protein.

Woman commits suicide along with 4-year-old daughter over husband’s cheating

Couple kissing illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A mother of two children decided to end her life after learning that her husband was having an affair.

The woman took her own life and the life of her 4-year-old daughter at her home in Taiwan, after her marriage of ten years collapsed.

The woman, who was identified as Glenda, discovered that her husband Jiang, was having an affair at his job. He recently began working in China.

Glenda traveled to China, to try to save their marriage, but her attempts failed and her husband chose to stay with the other woman.

When she realized that her marriage was over, Glenda returned home with her 4-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

At home, the 47-year-old mother lit charcoal before hanging herself in the bathroom. Her daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the burning coal.

Her son woke up from the smoke, but it was too late to save his family.

Glenda left a note written in English, where she expressed her love for her husband, and she explained that she can no longer take this pain and the heartache he had caused her.

Two men arrested for spraying urine at Walmart ruining thousands of dollars worth of merchandise

Cody Hudson and Jon Ohlman 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Two men acted silly by spraying urine from a female deer onto clothing and other items at Walmart.

The men of Oklahoma, ruined $2,500 worth of merchandise at Walmart with the doe urine.

Police arrested 18-year-old Cody Hudson and Jon Ohlman, 24, after they entered the store in Owasso on Saturday afternoon, and sprayed the urine on toys, clothing and shoes.

Police were called and officers found the men along with six friends in a car in a mall parking lot across the street from Walmart.

The two men took responsibility for the incident and told officers that their friends were not involved. So far, only the two men were arrested. However, police said that they are still investigating and more charges may be filed.

Walmart shoppers were shocked to hear what had happened. One woman said that she would not shop at the store until Walmart sanitized the place.

Hudson and Ohlman, were being held on $5,000 bail each.

Fire breaks out during fire drill at the God’s Bible School and College

Cincinnati Fire Department illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Schools try to prepare students to handle difficult situations in life including fires.

However, during a recent fire drill, one school in Ohio, suffered real damage.

It began about 7:30 p.m. when the Cincinnati Fire Department was finishing a ladder exercise with students at God's Bible School and College on Young Street, when one of the firefighters saw black smoke coming from the roof.

Firefighters entered the building and found smoke on the third floor. They called for backup to fight the real fire.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of the discovery. The cause of the fire was ruled to be an electrical issue, which began from an exhaust fan in the bathroom.

Damage was estimated at $5,000. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Young girl hospitalized after being found spinning in washing machine (video)

Laundromat illustration 
By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A young girl was rushed to a hospital after customers at laundromat found her spinning inside a washing machine, rescue workers in Texas said.

Pasadena Police said that the 5-year-old girl was spinning fast for several minutes on Tuesday, before one customer noticed her inside and stopped the machine.

The girl was airlifted to the hospital, where doctors expect her to survive.

The manager of the laundromat said that a woman had tried to use the machine before the girl was found and she reported that it was not working properly. She asked for a refund and left.

According to the police investigation, the girl was playing with her friend when she decided to climb into the machine.

At some point, her friend locked the door, and the machine started spinning at high speeds. Police said that they will not file any charges.

Man who works at supermarket arrested for forcefully hugging female customers (video)

Rally in support of Fred Civis 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) An employee of a supermarket, who had a habit of forcefully hugging female customers, was arrested on charges of assault, police in Michigan said.

Now, Fred Civis, was fired from Plumb’s supermarket after owners said that they received several complaints from customers.

Civis worked at the supermarket for the past 39 years. The latest victim decided to file a complaint with police, who arrived at his home and arrested him on charges of assault.

However, some area residents have come out in support of Civis, saying that they believe he is being persecuted for his kindness.

During a rally outside of Plumb’s, one employee came outside, gave Civis a hug and told him that she missed him. Civis remains defiant, saying that he wants his job back so he can keep on hugging customers.

A Facebook page supporting a boycott of Plumb’s has nearly 10,0000 likes.

"We have policies in place in all our Plumb’s to ensure that all who come to our shop are treated properly and with respect," James Nader, CEO of Plumb’s said in a statement.

"The decision to fire Fred Civis was difficult. The decision came after multiple violations of our policies, one of which led to a criminal complaint from a shopper at our store in Whitehall. Though we have been strongly criticized for our decision we remain firm in our belief that the safety and comfort of our customers always come first," Nader also said.

Woman sentenced to jail for giving her 16-year-old daughter abortion pills

Pills illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of performing an illegal abortion after giving her teen daughter, who didn’t want to have a baby, abortion pills, prosecutors in Pennsylvania said.

Now, a judge sentenced 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Whalen of Washingtonville, to a maximum of 18 months in prison for obtaining the abortion pills online and providing them to her teenage daughter to terminate her pregnancy.

The sentence was part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Whalen, a single mother who works at a nursing home, was also fined $1,000 and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service after her release.

She could have been sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine of $15,000.

Whalen told police that there was no available local clinic for an abortion, and her daughter did not have health insurance to cover an abortion at a hospital.

Her daughter suffered severe cramping and bleeding after taking the pills, and Whalen took her to a hospital near her home for treatment.

Woman bites off girl’s ear because she had an affair with her husband

Women fighting illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman who was angry that a girl was having an affair with her husband, decided to bite off her ear, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos Police said that Mama Ijeoma, has long accused Ada of having an affair with her husband.

Ijeoma warned the girl numerous times to keep away from her husband, but Ada ignored her. On Sunday, Ijeoma saw her husband drinking beer with Ada, and she became extremely angry.

Ijeoma approached and slapped Ada twice. In response, the husband, Papa Ijeoma, beat his wife. The wife lunged at Ada, and ripped off her clothes.

People at the scene tried to pull away the angry woman, but they were unsuccessful. Before police arrived, the wife managed to bite off the girl's left ear.

Ada was taken to a local hospital where doctors reattached her ear. The wife was arrested and charged with assault.

Doctors remove ball of hair from stomach of 5-year-old girl after suffering extreme pain

Long hair illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A little girl was rushed to an operating room after she suffered from extreme stomach pain, doctors in the United Kingdom said.

The incident began when 5-year-old Millie Wallis, began suffering from stomach pains on a daily basis, but doctors were completely baffled by her mysterious condition.

The girl’s parents took her to Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital, fearing that their daughter had a tumor in the stomach.

After performing tests, doctors discovered that the girl had a huge ball of her own hair in the stomach, and she was suffering from a rare and strange disease called Rapunzel syndrome.

She had been pulling strands of her own hair and swallowing it until the hair overwhelmed her intestines. The child's mother said that the girl has been eating her own hair since she was three years old.

The mother thought it was just a bat habit like biting nails, but at age 5, she began having stomach pains. Doctors pulled out a ball of hair that has reached into her digestive tract.

Only 27 cases of Rapunzel syndrome have been reported worldwide. Not wanting to go back to the hospital, the girl stopped eating her own hair.

Teacher sentenced to probation after giving her student lap dance as a birthday present

Felicia Smith 
By: Anika Rao

A teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of having an inappropriate relationship with a student after she gave her student a lap dance as a birthday gift, prosecutors in Texas said.

Now, a court in Houston, has sentenced her to three years probation as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

According to police, 42-year-old Felicia Smith, said that her students persuaded her to perform the lap dance. The lap dance took place in front of a room full of students.

The lap dance lasted nearly four minutes, while music was playing and a student recorded the act with a smart phone. When it was over, the teacher told the student “I love you.”

The incident occurred at the Stovall Middle School. Smith no longer works at the school.

Auto mechanic arrested after female customer finds child porn in vehicle (video)

Devin Husk 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) An auto mechanic was arrested on charges of child porn possession after his female customer allegedly found child porn inside his vehicle, police in Washington said.

Clark County Police said that 19-year-old Devin Husk of Washougal, was charged with 10 counts of possession of depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The suspect’s bail was set at $25,000. The incident began when Husk responded to an advertisement posted by a woman on Craigslist.

She was looking for a mechanic to fix her broken vehicle. The woman and her friend took the car to the suspect’s house. Husk took the car out for a test drive, and left a yellow envelope on the back seat.

When the women drove the car home, they realized the envelope on the back seat. They looked inside the envelope and found 33 pages of images of children in sexually explicit conduct.

Most of the victims appeared to be girls who were under 10 years old.