2 Palestinians arrested for renting fake Israeli identification cards for 1,500 shekels per month

Israeli ID card illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Two Palestinians of the West Bank, were arrested on charges of possessing a fraudulent instrument after allegedly renting fake Israeli identification cards to Palestinians, who wanted to work in Israel, Israel Police said.

The Eilat Police Department said that they arrested the two suspects following intelligence gathered from illegal immigrants in the city.

At first, police arrested a man, who was allegedly involved in renting the fake ID cards for a monthly fee. During questioning, police were led to the two ring leaders, who produced the false documents.

The two suspects were carrying a large quantity of fake ID cards. The two suspect of Hebron, mainly operated in Eilat. During questioning, the two suspects admitted to the allegations.

According to the police investigation, customers were paying 1,500 shekels ($1 = 3.65 shekels) per month for each ID card. The two suspects will be brought before the Eilat Magistrate's Court for bail hearings.

Woman and 2 children injured after anti-Semitic vandals set fire to synagogue in Brussels

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By: Hydar Tomar

Three people were injured after anti-Semitic vandals set fire to a synagogue in an unprovoked attack, police in Belgium said.

Brussels Police said that the synagogue was set on fire Tuesday morning.

One or more persons entered the synagogue, which is located in a Muslim neighborhood, and set several fires.

The three people who were present at the time, the wife and two children of the synagogue’s caretaker, suffered smoke inhalation before firefighters extinguished the flames.

Sixty families are part of the synagogue community, 240 people in all, according to its president. The synagogue was attacked several years ago, when vandals threw a Molotov cocktail at the building.

32 Muslims including 13 children arrested for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at police in Jerusalem

Crime scene illustration (credit: Israel Police website) 
By: Anika Rao

32 people were arrested on charges of assault after allegedly throwing rocks at police officer during a riot in Jerusalem, Israel Police said.

The Jerusalem Police Department said that the 32 suspects were detained in the East Jerusalem neighborhood during rioting early Wednesday morning.

Five of the suspect are children aged between 12 to 13 from the Silwan neighborhood. The children were questioned for several hours and then released to the custody of their parents.

Eight children are between 14 and 18 years old. They were brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court for bail hearings.

Children under 12 years old cannot be prosecuted in the country. All suspects were accused of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at police officers.

“The police will detain anyone involved with disturbing order in the city, and will act to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law," Israel Police said in a statement.

Yuanda Enterprise Group of China buys Israel’s smart irrigation technology company to solve the country’s food shortage

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By: Anav Silverman

A company of China, bought an Israeli smart irrigation technology company in order to solve their country’s food shortage, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

Yuanda Enterprise Group announced last week, that it had bought AutoAgronome Israel Ltd for $20 million in order to expand its business to high-tech agriculture.

The Israeli company produces smart irrigation and fertilization systems that are successfully used with 70 different types of crops in 13 countries including the United Kingdom.

“The movement to new technology is huge. Every year, the area of drip irrigation system farming in China, increases about 20 percent, which is more than all in Israel and Europe combined. It’s a huge market in China,” said Nissim Daniely, the general manager of AutoAgronom.

Scientists at the China Agricultural University in Beijing, believe that smart-farming techniques are the key to solving China’s food problems in a study released in earlier this month.

The acquisition of the Israeli smart irrigation technology company is significant in China’s struggles with food security.

Founded in 1988, AutoAgronom is the only full automatic system in the world, which applies water and fertilizers without human intervention according to the company’s website.

The system is based on more than 20 years of research and can reduce water consumption per acre from 500 tons to 150 tons, making it an affordable alternative for farmers.

“The plant tells you what it wants exactly with this system,” said David Kaholi, an Israeli farmer using the AutoAgronom system. The system works through monitoring the root of the plant with sensors and an electronic tensiometer that works around the clock, transmitting data from the root to the controller software.

On the basis of the data, the system will decrease or increase fertilizer and water amounts, saving up to 50% in water and 70% in fertilizer delivery, while increasing yield.

Decreasing fertilizer use also protects the environment as less fertilizer pollutants reach underground water and lakes.

“Our cooperation is like a marriage. We offer technology and Yuanda focuses on marketing,” added Daniely. Yuanda is also making plans to take the Israeli system abroad.

“The system can help us farm on sand, saline-alkali soil or even on the Gobi [desert], which may restore underground water and help manage heavy metal and garbage pollution,” said Kang Baohua, chairman of the Yuanda Enterprise Group.

Restaurant offers diners death-row themed last meal experience in high security facility

 
By: Aarav Sen

Consumers in the United Kingdom, are now able to feel like they are eating their last meal.

Death Row Dinners of Hackney, is offering diners the chance to eat like a prisoner on death row.

“If you love food, then at some point in your life you will have discussed the age-old question ‘What would your last meal be?’ Death Row Dinners answers that,” the company wrote on its website.

“On the night of your incarceration, you will join 80 fellow inmates and experience a night behind the bars of one of London’s toughest high security restaurants. Our prison chefs serve up a 5 course feast of their culinary twists on some of death rows most interesting and popular last dinners. You don't need to know anymore than that really, but prepare to be charged, sentenced, searched and frisked,” the company also wrote.

Go ahead, book a meal for just 50 pounds (1 pound = $1.62) without the fear of being executed.

Three young women meet at airport to confront man who secretly dated all of them

Charlie Fisher and the women at the airport 
By: Anika Rao

Having one angry girlfriend can be hard to deal with, but three angry and screaming girlfriends must be very difficult to handle.

One man learned that hard way not to mess with more than one woman at a time.

20-year-old Charlie Fisher originally of Ireland, was a player. He dated three women of England at once, and all the women thought they were his only love.

While Fisher was away on vacation, the three women learned through social media that they were all sharing the same man, and they decided to confront him at the airport.

17-year-old Becky Connery, 19-year-old Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham, and another 20-year-old woman who did not want to be named, waited together for him to arrive.

When they finally saw Fisher, the women began screaming “liar, liar liar.” Their baffled boyfriend ran outside, and refused to talk to them.

The women followed him until he got into his grandmother’s waiting car and left. The next day, Fisher called in sick to his job at a supermarket in Hertfordshire.

Looking back, the women said that there have been red flags as he did not allow them to post photos of himself with them to social media. Fisher also hid his phone from them and would not allow them to read his messages.

Mother asks officer to shoot her mentally ill son or make him disappear

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

An angry mother was charged with assault after she got into a fight with her son.

The 69-year-old mother was charged with assault after she squirted a household cleaning product in her adult son’s face.

The incident occurred during an argument at the family home in Florida. Jenny Ellis was arrested early Friday morning, after the argument with her 20-year-old son, who suffers from a mental illness, turned physical.

According to police, the mother spat twice in her son's face and sprayed him with Febreze. Ellis reportedly became enraged when her son called her a derogatory name.

When interviewed by deputies, Ellis told police that she was “frustrated with the mental health system in Florida,” and that she just wants her son to be gone.

In the police report, the officer wrote that the mother told police: “Just take him out there and make him disappear, shoot him or something.”

Ellis was arrested and later released from jail after posting $1,000 bond.

Man forces daughter, 15, into prostitution after learning that she was having sex with her boyfriend

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By: Aarav Sen

A man was arrested after forcing a teen to sleep with him for money.

The 35-year-old man of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, allegedly turned his 15-year-old stepdaughter into a prostitute and paid her after raping her.

The man started sleeping with his stepdaughter after he discovered that she was in a relationship with a teen boy.

When the man discovered that the girl was sleeping with her boyfriend, he decided to use her as a prostitute.


The man allegedly told the girl that if she slept with him, than he will not tell her mother about her relationship with her boyfriend.

He also paid the girl for having sex with him. The girl later told a court that she did not consent to the acts.

The court also heard that the man ordered his stepdaughter to go to a home under the pretext that she would be paid to clean a house.

The man followed her and then had sex with her. The girl confided in a friend who advised her to report the matter to the police, leading to his arrest.

In court, the man pleaded not guilty, saying he was being framed by the girl.

Police called for domestic disturbance find couple engaging in loud passionate love making

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

Concerned neighbors of a Florida couple called police after they heard them screaming in their apartment.

Officers were dispatched to investigate the domestic disturbance.

However, when they arrived at the home, officers found the that couple was actually involved in a noisy “romantic situation with each other on the living room floor,” according to a police report.

When the officers arrived at the couple's home in Bradenton, they identified themselves and ordered the couple to come to the door. They followed the orders.

According to the police report, the couple “came outside, and were both smiling and adjusting their clothing.”

When questioned, the two explained that the house did not have air conditioning, and therefore, they left their windows open, allowing the confused neighbors to listen in on the action.

“Neither party alleged anything physical other than the romance that took place. I did not observe and injuries on either party,” the officer wrote in the police report.

Before leaving the home, the officer asked the couple to “keep the noise down.”

Award winning filmmaker arrested in prostitution bust after allegedly having a threesome

Wang Quan'an 
By: Devansh Dutt

A famous man was at the wrong place at the wrong time, when officers decided to make a prostitution bust.

Award winning filmmaker Wang Quan'an, was arrested in Beijing, for lewd acts with a prostitute.

Prostitution and the use of prostitutes are both illegal in China.

Wang allegedly admitted to soliciting sex from multiple women for three consecutive days, and supposedly paid 800 yuan (about $130) for his last prostitute.

He allegedly also admitted to having sex with two women at the same time. Wang, along with six other sex workers and an 18-year-old pimp, were arrested for questioning.

Wang is known for his films Tuya's Marriage, which won an award at the Berlin Festival, and the White Deer Plain.

Wang is facing up to 15 days in jail along with a fine as the government is cracking down on prostitution.

Father may lose custody of 4-year-old son for making him stand with ‘I hit girls’ sign (video)

Rob and Tristan Devine with the sign 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A father who was trying to discipline his son for being a bully, may now lose custody of the boy.

The father of Michigan, was fed up with complaints from his son’s school over his hitting girls.

The father tried different tactics of discipline, but when nothing worked the father resorted to humiliation.

Rob Devine asked his 4-year-old son to make a poster stating: “I hit little girls.” Tristan Devine of Monroe, was made to stand on a busy road along with his after, while holding the sign.

This punishment upset the boy's mother. She came to her former husband’s home and took the boy away from him.

The woman said that she will not allow her son to visit his father until child welfare authorities investigate the incident.

Rob Devine said that his son had been in trouble several times at his school for hitting girls. He spoke to his son about the incidents and then took the child’s toys away, but the boy’s behavior did not change.

The father, who does not want his son to grow up to be a bully, decided to discipline him by making him holding the sign.

Babysitter takes kids to rob store and flees leaving the children at the scene

Brandon Garner 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) A man tried to use young children to help him shoplift.

However, he fled the store and left the children behind.

Two men and the children’s mother were arrested after the incident at a Home Depot in Harris County, Texas.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Brandon Garner and Tony Segura, 37, were in the store with two children, ages 8 and 6.

Police said that Segura told one of the children to take the security labels off from two sets of drills valued at over $800, and then leave the store.

However, employees saw what happened and confronted the men at the door. Garner ran to the parking lot, got into his car and left without the children.

The police finally caught him in a nearby parking lot, and he was arrested.

Segura was arrested at the store, and the staff of Child Protective Services were called to help the children whose mother is Garner’s girlfriend.

When the children’s mother, Brandalyn Rodriguez, 26, arrived at the scene she allegedly argued with officers over Garner’s arrest and tried to speak to him several times while he was under arrest.

“She did not care about her children,” said a prosecutor. “She was only worried about Mr. Garner.”

Rodriguez was also arrested and was charged with interfering with the duties of public officials. Garner was charged with abandoning a child, while Seguro faces theft charges.

Doctor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting children with cancer who were under his care at a hospital

Doctor Myles Bradbury 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) Parents were left tormented with the news that their desperately ill children have been sexually abused by their doctor.

A judge in the United Kingdom, has warned the doctor that he faces a long prison term for his despicable acts.

Doctor Myles Bradbury worked as a pediatric hematologist, which is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases.

The 41-year-old man worked at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, and has seen patients at other facilities as well.

Hundreds of pediatric cancer patients may have been sexually abused by the pedophile doctor. He admitted to sexually abusing 18 sick children who were under his care at the hospital.

So far, the doctor pleaded guilty to 25 separate sexual offenses.

More than 800 families were informed that their children could have been sexually abused during the five years that Dr. Bradbury worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Police found more than 16,000 indecent images of children on a disk in the doctor’s home. They also found videos of the terrible abuse.

Police began an investigation after one child’s parents believed that their child was sexually abused and filed a complaint.

The doctor reportedly asked parents to leave the room during the examinations so that the children were not left embarrassed. He then used the time alone to abuse the young children.

The hospital has launched a helpline and is in contact with the families of all patients who are believed to have been affected.

Groom divorces his new wife after she recorded their first night together in hotel room without his permission

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By: Hydar Tomar

A newlywed woman found herself divorced after she recorded the first night together with her husband without permission, according to court documents filed in Saudi Arabia.

The husband found out about the secret recording after the bride left the camera in the hotel room.

The video of the hotel room encounter is about 50 minutes long. An employee of the hotel found the camera, and after seeing the intimate recording, he published it on the Internet.

Police were notified after the video went viral on the Internet, and they launched an investigation. Within hours, the couple and the hotel employee were arrested.

The groom was released after police determined that his bride took the video without his knowledge. However, the bride and the hotel employee were detained for further questioning.

The groom went straight to Family Court and filed for a divorce.

Man arrested for killing his former girlfriend and eating her organs

Joseph Oberhansley and Tammy Jo Blanton 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing his former girlfriend and eating some of her organs, police in Indiana said.

Jeffersonville Police said that they have arrested 33-year-old Joseph Oberhansley, after being accused of fatally stabbing 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton and eating her.

The incident began when Blanton called police around 3:00 a.m., to complain that Oberhansley was outside of her house and trying to get in.

Police officers arrived at the scene and sent Oberhansley home. The officers were called back to the house on the 300 block of Locust Street at 10:00 a.m., and found Oberhansley inside.

Police handcuffed the suspect and searched the home. That is when they found Blanton, who was already dead. Oberhansley admitted to eating some of her organs.

He was booked into jail on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and breaking and entering. Oberhansley was free on parole after serving time in prison for a murder that he committed when he was a teenager.

Oberhansley has spent time in prison for killing 17-year-old Sabrina Elder, after she gave birth to his son.

Football player falls ill after drinking from water bottle filled with urine by opposing team’s fans (video)

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By: Anika Rao

(Scroll down for video) A football player said that he fell ill after drinking water from a bottle that was filled with urine.

Now, the goalie of Switzerland, has threatened legal action against the fans of his rival team, who urinated into his water bottle.

The fans even mocked him after he took a sip during a match over the weekend in Zurich. Reto Felder said that he felt ill after drinking the warm contents of the bottle.

"The idea of drinking urine is simply intolerable," the 34-year-old football player said. He said that he will file charges after receiving video evidence of the incident.

The fans persuaded a person behind the goal to give them the water bottle during the second half of the game. Later, the fans shouted "Now you have AIDS" when Felder realized what happened.

The team is conducting an internal investigation.

Man electrocuted while attempting to steal cables and transformer

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By: Devansh Dutt

A man died after being electrocuted while stealing a transformer, Police said.

Lagos State Police said that when the residents of the area woke up on Monday morning, they found the man next to a transformer belonging to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company.

According to the police investigation, the man was electrocuted while he tried to remove the transformer from the wires.

In March, a man of the United Kingdom, was charged with manslaughter after he failed to call for help when his son was electrocuted. Shaun Stewart, 52, of Barnsley, appeared at the Sheffield Crown Court, after his son died while they tried to steal copper.

Brent Shaun Campbell, 29 , was electrocuted by 11,000 volts of electricity. The jury heard how the father and son traveled to the Tyers Hall pumping station in Darfield, with the intent of stealing what they thought was expensive copper cables.

The pumping station is a Northern Power Grid circuit breaker that provides electricity to 3,000 customers. To their disappointment, the overhead cable was actually made ​​of aluminum, with has a much lower value than copper.

The duo decided to take the metal anyway. In order to reach the metal, they sawed down a pole, which supported three cables.

Prosecutors said that they did not realize the lines were energized. As a result, Campbell suffered a fatal electric shock and his father was seriously injured in the leg, face and neck.

After the incident occurred, Stewart did not call for help. Instead, he returned home without his son and told his wife he could not remember what happened.

He was taken to a hospital where he was treated for third degree burns. Sheffield Police received a call from the pumping station after employees found the body of the son in a nearby field.

When the area was confirmed to be safe at 3:00 a.m., Campbell was discovered and pronounced dead at the scene.

After an investigation, Stewart was arrested for theft. During the interview with police, he admitted that he and his son went there to steal cables as they both needed money, according to the prosecutor.

He is now facing manslaughter and theft charges.

Man dies on first date after woman ran him over with truck because his friend refused to give her tattoo on chest

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By: Aarav Sen

A man is dead after enjoying a first date with a woman, police in Washington said.

Pierce County Police said that the man died after he was hit by the woman with his truck.

53-year-old Leon Shaw, was run over by the unidentified 47-year-old woman, after they began to argue. Shaw and the woman only knew each other for a few hours before the incident occurred.

The two were visiting a friend of Shaw, a tattoo artist, when the woman asked the friend to tattoo her chest. Shaw and the woman, who both had been drinking, began arguing and hitting each other.

The woman ran out of the house wearing only a shirt and sat into the man’s truck. When the friend came out a few minutes later, he found Shaw dead in the driveway, apparently run over by his own truck.

The woman later crashed Shaw's truck, critically injuring herself. Investigators have not determined if the woman ran over Shaw on purpose or by accident.

She has not been arrested or questioned because of her condition.

65-year-old depressed woman commits suicide by jumping into crocodile enclosure at zoo

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By: Hydar Tomar

A depressed middle-aged woman committed suicide by jumping into a crocodile enclosure at a zoo, rescue workers in Thailand said.

According to the police investigation, the 65-year-old woman of Bangkok, jumped into the crocodile pit at the Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo.

Wanpen Inyai left her home on Friday morning, and disappeared without a trace. Her family members, who tried to contact her, called police.

She was not found until after jumping into the pit containing more than 1,000 crocodiles.

The police were unable to identify the deceased, but the woman’s health care card was found floating on the surface of the water.

Witnesses saw the woman intentionally jumping into the pond, and images from a security camera showed that she left her shoes on a walkway before jumping.

The owner of the zoo said that unfortunately, employees were unable to rescue the woman.

A sister of the woman said that said she had been depressed and did not talk to anyone for several days before she disappeared.

Man demands new iPhone in exchange for allowing his sister to get married

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By: Sanvi Rizvi

A man of Saudi Arabia, asked for a new iPhone in exchange for allowing his sister to marry.

He asked the man who proposed to his sister, to come up with an iPhone 6 as a dowry.

“The future groom should present the latest iPhone as soon as it is available in the market for the marriage to go ahead,” the parties wrote in a contract.

In addition to the smartphone, the parents of the woman also asked for cash in exchange for allowing the marriage to move forward.

Gifts for marriage are a long tradition in the Arab world, and despite calls from religious scholars to ensure that gifts should be kept simple, some families still insist on exorbitant amounts of money in exchange of allowing their daughters to marry.

“We need to promote a culture where marriage should not be used by anyone to get gifts or benefits in any way. Marriage should only be about love,” a man who is fed up with the dowry system said.