AT LEAST 15 people, mainly women and elderly people, have died in a stampede for food in a town in Morocco.
Local media has reported the death toll is expected to rise, following the crush in the rural town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province, about 90 miles west of Marrakesh.
Most of the dead were women or elderly people, reports said, blaming the the crush on 'disorganisation'.
Most of the victims died from suffocation, Telquel reported.
A number of other people are believed to have been injured, some critical, as residents clambered for food supplies being handed out by a an unknown group.
Images on social media showed people laying injured on the ground.
Charles Manson, the cult leader of the Manson family who masterminded the Tate-LaBianca killings of 1969 and one of the most reviled and fascinating figures in American pop culture, died Sunday night, CBS Los Angeles reports. He was 83. Manson had been rushed to a Bakersfield, California hospital from Corcoran State Prison earlier this month for an undisclosed medical issue.
Manson died of natural causes at Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement.
A career criminal, amateur musician, enigmatic cult leader and unrepentant racist, Manson became synonymous with the dark underbelly and ominous end of the Sixties. The two-day killing spree he orchestrated in August 1969 left seven people dead and, as legend has it, sprang from his mad interpretation of the Beatles' White Album – specifically the song "Helter Skelter" – which he believed foretold a coming apocalyptic race war.
On August 9th, 1969, tired of waiting for that war to break out, Manson sent four members of his so-called Family to a house on Cielo Drive in Los Angeles with the order to "totally destroy everyone in [it], as gruesome as you can." They killed the eight-and-a-half-month pregnant actress Sharon Tate, 26, wife of director Roman Polanski; celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35; screenwriter Voytek Frykowski, 32; heiress to the Folger's coffee fortune Abigail Folger, 25; and 18-year-old bystander Steven Earl Parent. The next night, Manson ordered the crew, with one additional member, to a different home on Waverly Drive, where grocery-store-chain owner Leno LaBianca, 44, and his wife, Rosemary, 38, were stabbed to death. At both houses, the culprits left words like "rise," "piggies" and "helter skelter" scrawled in blood.
This is the horrific moment a bullfighter was gored in the scrotum during a fiesta tournament in Mexico.
Video footage shows Luis David Adame writhing in pain after the beast's horn scored a direct hit and left him with blood pouring from his wound.
Mr Adame had to stem the flow with his own hands after shocked colleagues carried him off to the bullring's infirmary before he was rushed to hospital in a serious condition.
The excruciating attack happened in the plaza Santa María de Querétaro, in Queretaro, during the first bout of the festival.
A man is forced to beg on the streets as no one gives him work because of his massive legs that weigh two stones each.
Muhammad Saleem, 53, is known as the 'Elephant Man' in his hometown in Pakistan, where he has been begging since 1990.
Muhammad, from Sikandar Goth in Karachi, suffers from Elephantiasis - a parasitic infection that has painfully caused both his legs to balloon 15 kilograms each.
His feet have grown to a gigantic 23cm and toes are 18cm big.
Because of the enormous weight and size of his legs, Saleem is compelled to live an immobile life.
He cannot stand for more than a minute and has to take wife Zainab Bibi's support for walking and climbing stairs of his one-room rented house.
With no work and money for treatment, the father of four is forced to depend on the alms to make ends meet.
Notorious murderer Charles Manson died of natural causes on Sunday evening, according to prison officials. He was 83-years-old.
Manson was deemed responsible for a two-day murderous rampage through southern California in August 1969 that left seven people dead. While Manson didn't commit the killings himself, he commanded others to do so.
Manson had spent nearly five decades behind bars since his conviction and had served time in some of the state's largest prisons.
He was housed in a protective unit at a California state prison in Corcoran prior to his death on Sunday.
Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.
“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”
Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, explained the process that would follow such a command.
As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.
“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”
The video shows the veteran calling for help six times before he goes unconscious while gasping for air. State records show nursing home staff found Dempsey unresponsive at 5:28 am. It took almost an hour for the staff to call 911 at 6:25a.m.
When a different nurse does respond, she fails to check any of his vital signs. Nuckles says she would have reprimanded the nurse for the way she responded to Dempsey. She called the video “sick.”
When nurses had difficulty getting Dempsey’s oxygen machine operational during, you can hear Nuckles and others laughing.
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery. Activists are arrested for fighting the practice. The government denies it exists. “On this land, everybody is exploited.” The vast Saharan nation didn’t make slavery a crime until 2007. Only one slave owner has been successfully prosecuted.
CNN An estimated 10% to 20% of Mauritania’s 3.4 million people are enslaved — in “real slavery,” according to the United Nations’ special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian. If that’s not unbelievable enough, consider that Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery. That happened in 1981, nearly 120 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States. It wasn’t until five years ago, in 2007, that Mauritania passed a law that criminalized the act of owning another person. So far, only one case has been successfully prosecuted.
The country is slavery’s last stronghold.
The United States issued nearly 30,000 visas to people from nations officially designated as sponsors of terrorism over the last decade through the Diversity Visa "lottery" program, the White House said Monday.
According to State Department statistics, since 2007, the U.S. has admitted 20,739 individuals from Iran; 7,232 from Sudan, and 812 from Syria through the Visa Lottery program –Iran, Sudan and Syria are currently the only countries designated by the State Department as “state sponsors of terrorism.”
The program offers a lottery for up to 50,000 immigrant visas annually, “drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration” to the U.S., according to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
That random selection, according to the State Department, is through a computer-generated drawing for foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence, or a green card, in the U.S. each year.
The program originated as part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., then a member of the House. Schumer’s measure to make a set number of visas available to “diversity immigrants” from certain countries was absorbed into a larger House immigration bill, which was sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, including several Republicans.
That bill was ultimately passed in a bipartisan vote, and was signed by President George H.W. Bush.
But despite the bipartisan passage of the program, President Trump has called for its elimination, and the termination of chain migration, which happens when immigrants can enter the country, simply to be united with a relative already living in the U.S.
Trump’s latest calls for these programs to end stemmed from the revelations that the ISIS-sympathizer, Sayfullo Saipov, who allegedly carried out the Halloween terror attack in New York City that killed eight and injured 11, entered the U.S. through the lottery system in 2010 from Uzbekistan.
“I am calling on Congress to TERMINATE the diversity visa lottery program that presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security,” Trump tweeted earlier this month following the attack. “Congress must end chain migration so that we can have a system that is SECURITY BASED! We need to make AMERICA SAFE! #USA.”
For teachers in this seaside megacity, Rio de Janeiro’s surge in violence has meant making a life-or-death judgment call with unnerving frequency: deciding whether to cancel classes because of nearby shootouts.
For police officers, it has meant burying 119 of their own so far this year and surrendering ever more territory to drug gangs that have resumed open-air sales in teeming communities that had been declared “pacified” just a few years ago.
Many ordinary residents of this city of about 6.5 million start the day scanning mobile apps that track live reports of gunfire before planning their commutes.
A little more than a year since Rio de Janeiro hosted a largely successful Summer Olympics, Brazil’s showcase city is plagued by a rise in lawlessness reminiscent of its darkest periods in the 1980s and 1990s. There were 4,974 people killed in Rio de Janeiro State, with a population of about 16.5 million, during the first nine months of this year, up 11 percent from last year, according to state government statistics.
The rise in violent crime here is part of a nationwide trend that experts say has been exacerbated by Brazil’s economic recession, by corruption that has hollowed out government coffers and by fierce competition among drug trafficking organizations.
Last year, there were 61,619 people killed across Brazil, according to data compiled by Brazilian Forum on Public Security, making it the deadliest year on record.
Facing a budget deficit and increasingly well-armed and organized drug cartels, officials in Rio de Janeiro have turned to the federal government for a bailout and to the military for backup.
“The situation is one of complete vulnerability,” said Antônio Carlos Costa, the head of Rio de Paz, an organization that supports victims of violence. “The weapons used by the traffickers are weapons of war.”
The resurgence of violence comes after what had been tangible, but short-lived gains in reducing the city’s crime.
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and director Brett Ratner are now facing new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. Simmons is accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old model while Ratner watched. Keri Claussen Khalighi alleges that she met the two men at a casting call and accompanied them to dinner in 1991. The trio soon went back to Simmons’ apartment to watch a music video the two had been working on. At the time Ratner was a music video director. According to the LA Times, at the apartment she claims Simmons began to make “aggressive sexual advances.” He proceeded to take off her clothes. She recalled, “I looked over at Brett and said ‘help me’ and I’ll never forget the look on his face. In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together.” Simmons was then about twice her age.
Khalighi said that he tried to force her to have intercourse. she said, “I fought it wildly." She said he eventually relented and coerced her to perform oral sex.
A Georgia family is under fire for allowing a seventh grader to wear a T-shirt that mocked liberal news network CNN on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters -- but the boy's parents think the school violated the First Amendment by making their son take it off.
Nancy and Stan Jester, of Dekalb, are both local elected officials, she a county commissioner and he is a member of the local school board. Their son, seventh-grader Jaxon, wore a shirt mocking the CNN logo as “FNN” with the caption, “Fake News Network.”
A teacher asked him to remove it before the tour, but the school has since apologized to the Jesters. However, the parents want an apology for Jaxon because, they say, the whole thing was his idea and he has the right to free speech.
“This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip,” Stan Jester wrote in a blog post. “As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request.”
Stand off in Cocoa, Fl.
Three local pastors all facing serious child sex trafficking charges faced a federal judge together for the first time. Cordell Jenkins, Anthony Haynes and Kenneth Butler's cases were essentially combined into one group of charges to simplify things in the courtroom.
The charges include sex trafficking of children and producing child porn. Those charges came after the men were accused of having sex with young girls in their churches and hotels. The charges are federal charges and if found guilty they could face a sentence of life in a federal prison.
An Ohio state lawmaker who was vehemently anti-gay has resigned after he was allegedly caught having sex with a man in his office.
Wesley Goodman, 33, was elected last year after working for the Conservative Action Project, according to Cleveland.com. He also worked for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Australia, there may be hope for you yet.
In a story quickly going viral, a Labor senator named Katy Gallagher accused fellow Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield of “mansplaining” during a proceeding after a particularly lengthy explanation of government processes. Initially confused by the unfamiliar term, the Senator quickly exploded into a righteous rant that, in the politest possible way, shut down the accusation completely.
I present it here in admiration of your manly glory, Senator Fifield.
Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter she said Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.
Tweeden read the letter on ABC’s “The View,” where she was a guest:
“It says, ‘Dear Leeann, I want to apologize to you personally. I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture. But that doesn't matter. There's no excuse. I understand why you can feel violated by that photo. I remember that rehearsal differently. But what's important is the impact on you and you felt violated by my actions, and for that I apologize. I have tremendous respect for your work for the USO. And I am ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you. I am so sorry. Sincerely Al Franken.'”
According to Tweeden, Franken also asked to meet with her personally.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night about Tweeden's allegations.
"This whole last 24 hours of my life have been overwhelming and surreal and then to have the president of the United States tweeting about you and this picture is just -- I almost don't even know what to say," Tweeden said in response to Trump's tweet.
A video shows how the quarrel escalates in a residential building in Basel: Ten hooded persons forcibly gain access to an apartment, handcuffing and gagging the family of five living in it. The children are very small, walk partly naked through the apartment and scream scared. The camera that records the whole thing goes unnoticed.
The intruders are, according to Tele Basel Linksautonomes, the incident took place on March 20, 2016. According to the report, the woman and the man who live in the flat are a Russian artist couple who have performed state-critical performances in their homeland.
They had co-founded the artist collective Woina (Russian for war) and have since been politically persecuted. For this reason, the family had used an invitation from the Cabaret Voltaire and had fled to Switzerland.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday she plans to vote for Republican Roy Moore in the state’s Senate special election on December 12.
Speaking with reporters in Alabama, Ivey said she has “no reason to disbelieve” the women who have accused Moore of sexual abuse.
“I certainly have no reason to disbelieve any of them. The timing is a little curious, but at the same time, I have no reason to disbelieve them,” Ivey said.
Still, she said, she’ll vote for Moore.
“I will cast my ballot on December the 12, and I do believe that the nominee of the party is the one I’ll vote for,” Ivey said.
So, the hypocrisy is a-flyin’.
On the one side, we’ve got the left – those halcyons of morality and decency, who are outraged, simply outraged! that multiple women have now alleged that Donald Trump kissed them against their will, groped them, or walked in on them unclad in the dressing room of his beauty pageants. They can’t believe! that Trump joked about dating a 10-year-old girl in ten more years, or laughed about wanting to kill one of his ex-wives. It’s just UNTHINKABLE!
Then, of course, they suggest that Bill Clinton is a saint who must never be questioned. Joy Behar of The View called Clinton’s alleged victims “tramps.” Whoopi Goldberg said that the Clinton accusers were “lucky” in their treatment at Hillary’s hands, because she should have revenged herself on them. One CNN panelist called Clinton’s long rap sheet of allegations a “conspiracy theory” and “f***ing ridiculous.”
On Monday Gloria Allred and her client Beverly Young Nelson accused Judge Roy Moore of attempted rape in 1977.
On Wednesday Allred refused to say the yearbook signature was not a forgery.
Moore’s attorney also called on the accuser to release the yearbook to determine if it is indeed the Judge’s signature inside on it.
“We demand you immediately release the yearbook to a neutral custodian so our expert can look at the actual document, release the yearbook so we can determine is it genuine or is it a fraud,” Jauregui told reporters in Birmingham, The Hill reported.
Just hours after CNN ran a fake story planning that slavery was still occurring in Libya, African and Muslim migrants took to the streets to protest, in the wrong country!
The streets of Paris were turned into a war zone after these protesters began hurling rocks, smashing stores, assaulting Parisians, and causing complete and utter chaos in the streets after a fake news story published by CNN claimed the slave trade was still going strong in Libya.
With the story left out is that the slave trade is solely controlled by the terrorist group ISIS. And has absolutely nothing to do with the French government whatsoever.
Needless to say, CNN has once again cause a riot to occur because of a fake news story.
This is reminiscent of the fake news story that calls numerous riots in the United States, such as the fake news story about Mike Brown", hands up don't shoot", or even the Freddie Gray debacle that nearly burned down most of Baltimore.
Throughout his unusual career, Bam Margera has taken all sorts of abuse to his head, arms, legs and testicles. But up until early Saturday morning (June 12), he had never been beaten with a bat wielded by a 59-year-old woman.
Margera, the skateboarder and breakout star of "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" on MTV, was assaulted early Saturday morning following a noise complaint at The Note, the bar that Margera owns in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Ray, who lives on the same block as the bar, attacked Margera with a bat at around 2 a.m. on Saturday.
She was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of reckless endangerment. She posted $10,000 bail shortly after her arrest.
Ray professed her innocence to the Philadelphia Daily News, claiming that Margera used racial slurs during their initial argument about the noise. "He called me the n-word," she said. "I'm innocent, and he's a jackass, just like his movies."
Margera's mother April (who audiences got to know well on "Viva La Bam") suggested that this wasn't the first time her son had an altercation with Ray. "She hit him over the head with a baseball bat, and she hit him while he was walking to his car," she said, though she was not actually a witness to the incident. "There was no fight. She's just crazy and gives him a hard time all the time."
A popular YouTuber, MyNameIsJosephine, absolutely eviscerated liberals attempts to label Conservatives racist simply because they disagree with them on a wide array of topics that have absolutely nothing to do with race whatsoever.
A Good Samaritan stepped in and forced a man off a New York Subway train after he launched into a sickening rant and punched a woman in the face because she said he was 'manspreading'.
Sam Saia, 37, said she had politely asked the man to move his legs while she was sitting on the N train on Thursday, when he erupted into a violent rage, and began swearing at her, threatening her and punched her in the mouth.
Thankfully, a fellow straphanger intervened and grabbed the attacker, forcing him off at the next stop.
But Saia says she lives in fear of seeing the suspect again, who has not yet been arrested.
'That b*****d is still out there,' she told The New York Post on Friday after her commute home.
'I'm afraid he might retaliate. But I'm not going to back down.'
Apple’s diversity chief is stepping down after only six months on the job — after causing an outcry by saying that being a minority or a woman are not the only criteria for diversity, according to reports.
Denise Young Smith, who was named vice president of diversity and inclusion in May, made controversial comments last month during a One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia.
“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” the inaugural diversity chief said.
“Diversity is the human experience,” she said, according to Quartz. “I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT.”
Fireworks erupted in a Senate committee hearing on tax reform when a Democrat accused the Republican chairman of writing the bill "for the rich."
Senate President Pro-Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) paused the hearing to criticize Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio for claiming he was intentionally trying to hurt the middle class.
"I really resent anybody saying that I'm just doing this for the rich. Give me a break," Hatch boomed.
"You guys overplay that all the time and it's getting old," he said.
"Wait a minute, I'm not through," Hatch said as Brown attempted to interrupt him to give a response.
"I come from the lower-middle-class originally so don't spew that stuff on me," Hatch said.
On Saturday, Australian rock back AC/DC said on their Facebook page, that member and founder, Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64, suffering from dementia for several years.
Malcolm Young was a songwriter, backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, a hard rock and heavy metal band that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
In the post the band said, “Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band."
When a drunk beat up a stranger on a Bronx subway train in front of the victim’s three small children, fellow straphangers sprang into action, kicking him until cops arrived, police sources said Friday.
Ramel Jefferson went berserk on a Manhattan-bound No. 6 train near the Hunts Point Ave. station about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, and menaced a 29-year-old stranger with a bottle for no reason, sources said.
As the victim’s 8-year-old son and two daughters, just 1 and 4, watched in horror, as he socked the woman in the face and dragged her by her hair. He shoved her into a pole and a bench, sources said.
Shocked straphangers stepped in, pulled him away from the mom and threw him to the ground, where they kicking and punching him while he was down, authorities said.
Cops arrived moments later. Cell phone video posted online by a passenger shows Jefferson, 58, struggled with police trying to arrest him. He was drunk and taken to Lincoln Hospital for a swollen lip, police said.
A shock photo appears to show a man walking around the 'moon' without a space suit during the US's Apollo 17 mission - adding more fuel to the conspiracy that the whole thing was faked.
America has always claimed they put the first men on Earth's satellite planet when NASA beamed live video footage of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin supposedly taking their first steps there 48 years ago.
Doubters have always insisted that first mission was faked so the US could claim victory in the Space Race over Russia at the height of the Cold War.
Now fresh images have emerged that suggest that the sixth and final mission - Apollo 17 - some three years later was also faked.
A man from West Africa said he lost more than $190,000 he was planning to use to open a restaurant when muggers attacked him in a New York City apartment stairwell. Abdul Bah, 46, told News 4 New York he was leaving the walk-up in Claremont Village in the Bronx on Nov. 7 with a bag full of cash when the two muggers struck.
He did his best to hold onto the money -- which he sold his property in his home country of Guinea to get -- but couldn't hold on. "Without the money, it's going to be hard to pay everything for the restaurant," he said.
Surveillance footage from the attack shows one of the two attackers passing the man as if he were going up the stairs as the other hangs back at the bottom of the landing.
Then, one of the men yanks Bah's arm and pulls him up the stairs.
A mother-of-four was brutally murdered by her husband after she continued to see a friend he forbade her from visiting, a court has heard.
Sinead Wooding, 26, was found dead in woodland in Leeds earlier this year. Her husband, Akshar Ali, is on trial for her murder.
A court heard this week how Ms Wooding had converted to the Muslim faith before meeting Ali, who she married in an Islamic ceremony in February 2015.
But the couple had a 'volatile' relationship and Ali ordered her not to visit family members and a female friend, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Ali, 27, and his friend Yasmin Ahmed are on trial for murdering Ms Wooding in a knife and hammer attack. The victim's mother-in-law and brother-in-law are accused of helping to dispose of her body.