Archive for March, 2016

Donald Trump gets his wires crossed on abortion

March 31, 2016 5:49 pm
Donald Trump gets his wires crossed on abortion

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came under fire for saying that women should be subject to “some sort of punishment” for undergoing illegal abortions, a position that anti-abortion and abortion rights groups alike emphatically denounced. The GOP front-runner, who later backtracked amid intense criticism, said during a pre-taped town hall […]

Read more ›

Eight killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in eastern India

5:46 pm
Eight killed, many trapped in overpass collapse in eastern India

The New Delhi Television news channel says at least one person was killed in the collapse in the eastern city of Kolkata. Photo / NDTV Rescuers in Kolkata dug through large chunks of debris from an overpass that collapsed while under construction, killing at least eight people and injuring scores […]

Read more ›

Mother of decapitated toddler: ‘There was a thud and I knew she was gone’

12:30 pm
Mother of decapitated toddler: ‘There was a thud and I knew she was gone’

A man places a stuffed animal to a makeshift memorial offered with flowers for the 4-year-old girl who died after a random attack. Photo / AP The grieving mother of a toddler decapitated in a random attack in Taiwan has posted a moving message on Facebook. She wrote: “Fortunately, I […]

Read more ›

Donald Trump suggests ‘punishment’ for women who get abortions

11:30 am
Donald Trump suggests ‘punishment’ for women who get abortions

Women who get abortions should receive “some form of punishment,” Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday, without indicating specifically what the punishment should be. The comments came in a heated exchange with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during the taping of a town hall in Wisconsin, which holds its primary next week. […]

Read more ›

Republicans back away from support pledge

11:00 am
Republicans back away from support pledge

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and John Kasich all declined to renew their pledge. Photo / AP None of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates would guarantee yesterday that they would support the eventual GOP nominee for president, injecting new turmoil into an already tumultuous contest. Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted […]

Read more ›

Australian University teaching of colonial history causes anger

10:30 am
Australian University teaching of colonial history causes anger

The university defended the guidelines, insisting it was not mandatory for students to use the language. Photo / Getty Images A top Australian university has rejected claims it is trying to rewrite the nation’s colonial history after it encouraged students to use the terms “invaded” and “occupied” for the arrival […]

Read more ›

‘Murdered’ home invader had ice addiction and had raped 16-year-old girl

10:00 am
‘Murdered’ home invader had ice addiction and had raped 16-year-old girl

A man who was killed after allegedly breaking into a home in Australia was an ice addict and had previously been jailed for raping a teenage girl. Richard James Slater’s mother, Beryl Dickson, said the 34-year-old “had a problem” with ice and confirmed that a photograph widely circulated on social […]

Read more ›

What happens when police think you’re a drug dealer

8:47 am
What happens when police think you’re a drug dealer

Annette Shattuck holds her son, Keaton, in their living room while her husband works on repairing the damage from when their home was raided in 2014. Photo by Ali Lapetina for The Washington Post A self-described Michigan “soccer mum” who had “every belonging” taken from her family in a 2014 […]

Read more ›

Stigmata claims divide people in Samoa

8:45 am
Stigmata claims divide people in Samoa

The woman played the part of Jesus in a Sunday School Easter play, during which church members noticed wounds appearing on her body. Photo / Supplied A woman claiming to have suffered stigmata — the injuries Jesus suffered when he was crucified — has become the subject of hot debate. […]

Read more ›

Frozen chickens and opera singers: passengers of hijacked EgpytAir flight tell their stories

8:42 am
Frozen chickens and opera singers: passengers of hijacked EgpytAir flight tell their stories

A man appeared in a Cypriot court yesterday facing charges of hijacking, illegal possession of explosives and kidnapping. Seif al-Din Mustafa surrendered to police after a six- hour stand-off on board an EgyptAir flight on Tuesday. He flashed a V-sign from the back seat of a police car as he […]

Read more ›
shared on wplocker.com