Khaled Hassan left his victim with permanent scars after repeatedly setting him alight, hitting him with a crutch and throwing glass bottles at him.
The man, who is blind in one eye, suffers with alcoholism and a mental health disorder. He was sleeping on a bench near St Hilda’s Church in South Shield in the early hours of July 9 last when the attack took place.
When he was eventually found by the church’s vicar later that next morning, the 59-year-old victim was ‘bloodied and burned’ and has been drawn on with a pen.
It was later discovered he and the blanket and sleeping bag he had been using for warmth, were set on fire 25 times by Hassan.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the 43-year-old and his pal Mark Liddle, 51, had pulled the victim’s blanket over his head to disorientate him when they saw him sleeping on the bench at around 6am.
Terrifying footage shows a woman hurl her handbag at an armed thug chasing her with a knife.
The 33-year-old was targeted on Clarence Street in Leicester city centre as she walked to work at 5.20am on May 8.
CCTV shows the menacing assailant dressed all in black brandish a knife then run after her down the street.
She throws her handbag at him in a desperate attempt to get away.
A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as US Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.
Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, volcanic wilderness that was once jungle, farmland and rural homes.
Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile string of fissures 25 miles down its east flank.
At least 50 rural homes and other structures have been destroyed by lava from the fissures. One person was seriously injured after being hit by a flying piece of lava.
A high school prom came crashing to a stop Thursday night, when the dinner boat cruise that was rented for the party hit another boat while docked in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The incident happened around 7.30pm, at the 14th Street Pier on the Hudson River. The Weehawken High School prom was slated to kick off a half-hour before, but the boat was still docked.
About 95 students and 11 faculty members had boarded the 111-foot yacht Cornucopia, when it suddenly drove into the empty 95-foot Sundancer, pressing the smaller boat into the pier and bringing down a light post.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, mother of a child slain by MS-13. tells president he was right in calling the gang members “animals.” She says they took her daughter’s dreams away. Says no parent should have to go through the ordeal of a murdered child, like she did.
The crackdown is part of President Trump's initiative to defeat the Mara Salvatrucha, a brutally violent international gang from El Salvador; Bryan Llenas reports. Bret Baier.
We told you yesterday about acting ICE Director Thomas Homan’s exchange with Rep. Nanette Barragán, who accused him and his agency of being “anti-immigrant.” Homan reminded her that his agency enforces the laws Congress passes. If that wasn’t enough triggering for liberals, today, during a meeting with President Trump, Homan told the president that his much talked about word to describe MS-13 members might not have gone far enough: "I think you're being kind," Acting ICE Director Homan tells President Trump at MS-13 roundtable. "Animals kill for survival. MS-13 kills for sport."
Justice editor for ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser, wasn’t happy at all: -- Ian Millhiser: “The United States will always carry a mark of shame because we gave this man a badge and a gun and put him in charge of others with badges and guns.” -- Mark that down as another defense of MS-13. Another leftist defending MS-13 just to cheap shot someone praising Trump. Yikes. Unsurprisingly, the Left’s defense of MS-13 over Trump calling them “animals” hasn’t exactly helped reel in public support.
Hillary Clinton: "If you believe that standing up for evidence and reason and respecting the rule of law is critical to our democracy, you've got to vote for Democrats."
President Trump: “You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing.”
"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing" -President
CUOMO: “I have something for you along these lines. You gave us a good segue there, Madam Leader. I want to bring in Mary Pat Linnan —“
PELOSI: “Hi, Mary.”
CUOMO: “— retired, lives in Maryland. Mary Pat, what is your question? Beautiful scarf you have on tonight.”
LINNAN: “Thank you. It’s from Ethiopia.”
LINNAN: “Leader Pelosi, quorum.us tells us that more than half of the senators running for re-election this year are over 65 years old. If they win, their term of service will be six years. Their constituents are about 20 years younger. Isn’t it time for some members to return to private service and to encourage younger folks to run for office, so they have —“ (Applause) [crosstalk]
PELOSI: “Should I take that personally?” (Laughter)
CUOMO: “You’re not in the Senate. So you’re good.”
PELOSI: “Let me — let me say this. Two things. First of all, what I said earlier about money in — if you reduce the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, you will have more women, more young people, more people of color to elected office. (Applause)
And — and nothing is more wholesome than that. The fact is that Congress has a seniority system, so people in different regions want to make sure that the people who represent them are in a senior position to help express their views, the — the concerns of their region. But I’ll take it personally and say that as a woman who came to Congress later because I raised my five children before I decided that — to accept the opportunity to run for Congress, so lots of times women are a bit older because they have been raising their children, now I’m happy because lots of young people, young women are running with young children, and we’re trying to make it as family-friendly as possible. But I don’t — for me, I don’t think age has that much to do with it. I think it’s about — and especially as a woman, I — you know I say I want women to know that whether they’re going from college to Congress — well, they can’t really do that, but 25 years old to Congress, or in my case, from the kitchen to Congress after my kids were grown, that whatever you’re bringing, it’s new and fresh and different because you’re a woman. And that is with all the respect in the world for our male colleagues, but the important thing is to have the mix at the table, at the table. So I think that, again, reduce — the whole — as I said to you earlier, the whole environment is changing. These young people are registering, kids, 17 years old who are not even quite old enough to vote but will be by the time of the election. The women march and now they’re running. And now they’re running. And so there’s a whole — people say to me, how are you going to use all that talent? I say, no, how are they going to use us? How are we going to incorporate their fresh enthusiasm? I’ve never seen mobilization like it. And everybody has to justify their existence to their constituents, and that’s the democratic way. But, again, don’t — some members come to Congress older and they’re newer. Some people have been there 20 years and they’re younger, but they just got a younger start. So, anyway, that is all to say, we want to take the talent, the experience, the values where they are, and we want to have the mix in all of it. But if you have a problem with somebody who’s older, run for office. Run for office. I say that again, run for office.”
Nancy Pelosi’s remarks before the media today were less than five minutes, but many may still have been left wondering what the heck she said.
The House Minority Leader was seen slurring words, garbling her speech and correcting herself as she had difficulty talking.
Calling for an additional $50 BILLION in new federal funding for government schools, Pelosi said, “It’s important to note, uh, that the investment that we will make in our teachers and the education of our children is the more important investment a country can make and families can make,” seemingly getting lost in her statement, “in— wanting that for their children,” she said.
Standing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pelosi had to look at her notes to read the names of teachers union leaders with her.
“We’re all honored to be here,” she said, suddenly looking down, “to be here with the president of the National, uh, Education Association Li— Lily Eskelsen Garcia, and the head of the pa— uh, American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten.”
As so often government school defenders do, Pelosi caught herself nearly saying “teachers,” and instead saying “children.”
“And when tea— children are denied the tools they need…” she said.
“Yet instead of making smart, strong investments in our education system,” Pelosi said, “Republicans are fighting to slash— imagine this: slash teacher and school budgets,” slurring “slash.”
The would-be Speaker (if Democrats get their way) clearly didn’t read her remarks before delivering them, as she said, “…eliminating Title II— Title IIa.”
Later, she said the Democratic proposal’s intent is “raising teachers’ salaries— raging, raising teachers pay…”
President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility."
The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in Singapore.
"Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting," Trump wrote in a letter to Kim, which was released Thursday morning.
A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.
In one incident, she said, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said -- he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he'd try again. Eventually, she said, "Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."
Freeman's alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to that one movie set, according to other sources who spoke to CNN. A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie "Now You See Me" in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.
"He did comment on our bodies... We knew that if he was coming by ... not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted," she said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Parliament today (May 22) in what was billed as a “meeting” but ended up being more of an awkward hearing, in which the executive took a public lashing but was also let off the hook from many tough, detailed questions.
In one particularly uncomfortable moment for Zuckerberg, Nigel Farage, the well-known euro-skeptic and far-right leader, said that without social media, Trump and Brexit wouldn’t have happened, since these causes were able to circumvent traditional media to get their message to the public. “Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to,” he said to the 34-year-old, who looked a bit flabbergasted.
At the very end of the hearing, when it had gone over its scheduled time, there were several strained minutes, during which Zuckerberg clearly wanted to stop talking in order to avoid answering some of the more uncomfortable questions. Since no one stopped him, he said he wanted to “be sensitive to time” and ignored questions that some of the more insistent politicians kept repeating, like whether Facebook would allow users to avoid targeted advertising. He said he’d give the other answers in writing, which only sparked more quibbling among the members.
Former United Kingom Independence Party leader and European Parliament member Nigel Farage told Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the online platform gave rise to "Brexit" and President Trump.
"Historically, of course, it's true that through Facebook and other forms of social media, there’s no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian election could have ever possibly have happened," Farage told Zuckerberg at a hearing before the European Parliament on Tuesday. "It was social media that allowed people to get around the back of mainstream media
Farage also touted his own Facebook use, telling Zuckerberg he was his "best client in the room."
"I'm the largest user of Facebook in all of the EU institutions in terms of engagement, in terms of followers," he said.
Farage led the U.K. movement to leave the European Union in 2016 and has been a vocal supporter of Trump.
He made his remarks as Zuckerberg testified before the European Parliament about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Facebook suspended the research firm last month for using the private data of about 50 million people it acquired without permission."Perhaps you’re horrified of this creation of yours and what it’s led to," he continued
RNC CHAIRWOMAN RONNA MCDANIEL: It’s a legitimate fear. Brad and I hear it all the time as we’re traveling the country. People are very concerned that conservative voices are going to be suppressed on social media. Of course, many of their users are conservatives and so Brad and I feel preemptively, we have to get out ahead of this, talk to Facebook, talk to Twitter, ask them for transparency, let us know what you’re going to do to make sure that every voice has a say on these social media platforms especially before this critical midterm.
BRAD PARSCALE: Well I mean, main thing about the letter is we’ve had so much incoming about Diamond and Silk being blocked, other conservative voices. Every day I receive thousands of messages saying, “I’m being shadow-banned.” And what we want to do in this letter is make sure that we understand what’s happening. We want to ask them for transparency. I think the public deserves that transparency and we need to know that conservative voices have a chance to get their message out. This is a big problem.
Today’s journalists routinely assert that it is “extreme,” “dangerous,” and possibly even criminal for the White House – or anyone else, for that matter – to criticize an investigation into the President. But twenty years ago, Independent Counsel Ken Starr was savaged by the same liberal media during his investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. At that time, Starr was harangued as a “partisan” and “inept prosecutor,” and a “peeping Tom.”
On Monday evening, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared his take on the Trump administration’s attitude towards Mueller while hosting Hardball: “President Trump is indicating today that he’s willing to go to extreme new lengths to discredit the Russia probe.”
“It seems extremely dangerous that you have investigators investigating the investigation,” intoned a deeply concerned Don Lemon. The CNN Tonight host continued, “You have a President who appears to be, by anyone’s standards, trying to manipulate the process.”
Chris Cuomo was similarly incensed on Tuesday, providing the following synopsis on CNN’s New Day: “The logic is clear. Attack the people who are attacking you, even if it’s just in perception. Bring down their credibility, and that will reduce the impact of anything they find...”
During a segment on ABC’s This Week, CNN Contributor and former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter mounted a particularly tone-deaf defense of the Special Counsel. “One of the problems here is that Donald Trump has a strong PR machine giving his side of the story out, and the Department of Justice and the investigators do not,” she claimed – as if the media are not themselves a massive anti-Trump PR machine.
The liberal media-wide closing of ranks around the Mueller investigation has ramped up in recent days, but it is nothing new in the age of Trump. In March, MSNBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander suggested that a tweet in which the President had criticized Mueller somehow constituted a criminal act: “Does this effort to sort of undermine and discredit this investigation... does this only add to this obstruction of justice effort by Robert Mueller?”
Back in December of 2017, Lemon confessed on his show that he found conservative media criticism of Mueller “embarrassing,” and “shocking to watch.”
Journalists sang a very different tune when it was a Democratic President under scrutiny. Accusations of Ken Starr’s supposed partisan zeal and incompetence were commonplace throughout the investigation, and as the probe dragged on, the cacophony of dissenting voices only grew fiercer. MRC analysts combed the archives for the most egregious clips of pundits tearing into the Special Counsel, which can be viewed in the compilation video below.
This video was captured at a nursing home showing an elderly white woman being tossed like a ragdoll into her bed by a black woman with a foreign accent.
Tom Fitton: Remember Comey or Clapper were saying they were spying, or something like that, but it was all done by the book. Which is kind of like what Susan Rice wrote a few weeks after that infamous Oval Office meeting with Barack Obama where they were talking about using that dossier and going after Trump with it… It was spying but it was all by the book. So everyone go back to sleep. That’s Comey’s way… Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and the rest of them face civil and criminal liability because of this. They’re going to have to account and there’s got to be a process for getting them to account.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder publicly urged his former employees at the Justice Department to defy President Trump’s request for transparency and public disclosures of information related to the unprecedented spy operation launched in 2016 against the Trump campaign.
Holder’s insistence that the DOJ and FBI “protect the institutions” rather than carry out their constitutional duties and protect the constitution, the document they actually swear to protect when entering their federal positions is telling and rather frightening.
If one ever searched for a “deep state” smoking gun it appears Holder has offered it up. Protect the “Institution” of the Justice Department at the expense of the US Constitution. Defy the President’s orders for the sake of the governmental apparatus.
James Clapper: Since I left government in my informed opinion that given the massive effort the Russians made and the number of citizens that they touched and the variety and multidimensional aspects of what they did to influence opinion and affect election and given the fact that it turned on less than 80,000 votes in three states, to me it exceeds logic and credulity that they didn’t affect the election. And it’s my belief that they actually turned it.
Google translation - Umraniye Training and Research Hospital in front of the emergency department, and the death of Ramadan and Suzan Sarı. Murderer recognized as Arnan Feyyaz Elik. The victim had a fight with suspect's brother Cüneyt E.
There is new information about the discovery of a 310-year-old Spanish shipwreck, carrying treasure that might be worth up to $17 billion. The ship was found with the help of an underwater robot, an unmanned submarine similar to this one. Don Dahler reports.
Brain said retreat.
Daniel St. Hubert stabbed the two children, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other.
Nataliya Kuznetsova - Russian Mass Monster.
Instant regret for this guy when his drink goes straight to his head.
Mexican Kid vs Homie In Parking Lot Fight
Instagram makes Instaidiots. Have a nice trip.
Footage of the man, who was carrying a crutch and a knife, shouting ‘I’ll kill you’ and moving towards another man while pointing the knife at him was filmed in Watney Market on Tuesday morning.
Delray Beach police officers responded to a call Saturday of a woman and children standing on a roof.
When they got there, they say they found a 23-year-old woman who was hallucinating and two small children on the garage ledge on a townhouse.
The woman has been committed to a mental health facility under the Baker Act and might face criminal charges, police said.
Investigators seized a semi-truck truck on Saturday that had $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank.
The truck was being handled by 49-year-old Raul Topete Arreola and 48-year-old Aquileo Perez Pineda. Each man has been charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine.
In total, there were 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, which, according to Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats, would be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth. This is estimated to have a street value of almost $91 million.
Caught A Whiff
Literally no-one turned out to cheer on President Maduro after his rigged election win, but this did not stop him waving to the non existent well wishers
He is in power until 2025, unless a civil war, or insurrection begins
These two giant tortoises might have been trying to have some 'alone time' but the ridiculous sounds they were making attracted a LOT of attention.
In fact the mating animals found themselves surrounded by a mass of amused onlookers when they were caught in the throes of passion - with one who captured their intimate moment on her mobile phone unable to stop laughing.
Savannah Boan - a crocodilian enrichment coordinator who spends her days caring for alligators and cros at Gatorland in Florida - captured their private moment on May 8 for Gatorland Vlogs.
Even though it was something Savannah had seen before, it still made her and everyone around her burst into laughing.
These were the incredible scenes as a pilot walked away with just a minor cut to his hand after crash landing his plane in the middle of a busy motorway.
Eyewitnesses who filmed from their cars as the plane glided overhead also rushed to help after the plane came down on the I90 close to the Idaho/Montana state line in the USA.
One man who filmed the crash explained: "I notice what looked to be a glider flying low over the freeway.
"I thought this was odd as I've never seen a glider in this area before. I continued to follow the plane it continued to go lower and lower."
Once it crashed, he along with other motorist rushed over to help the pilot and called the emergency service.
Some extremely painful and epic fails, presented in .gif format!
One person has been killed and at least 28 injured in an explosion at a fireworks storage facility in Galicia.
The explosion happened just before 4.30pm in Paramos, Galicia, north west Spain - and plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the scene for miles around.
Earlier local reports that four people may have been killed appear to have been ruled out by officials.
Seven children are among the casualties and some of those injured are said to be serious.
The blast is said to have destroyed dozens of houses and broken windows of properties in a 2.5 mile radius.
Two people have died after a train ploughed into a truck near the northern Italian city of Turin late on Wednesday.
The train hit the stationary truck that had stopped on the tracks and derailed, throwing passengers around the carriages.
Local media reports that the train engineer was killed instantly and at least 18 others were injured.
Two of those people were critically injured and were flown to hospital by helicopter, with one later dying.
Two men who petrol-bombed a family home in the dead of night killing four sleeping children have been found guilty of their murders.
Zak Bolland, 23, David Worrall, 26, and Courtney Brierley, 20, had been on trial accused of killing the young siblings just a fortnight before Christmas.
Demi Pearson, 15, her brother Brandon, eight, and their sisters Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, died after two lit petrol bombs were tossed inside their home.
A court heard the children suffered cardiac arrests and died as a result of a combination of smoke inhalation and burns following the blaze last December.