Post Tagged with: "Georgia"

Georgia hotel fire kills 12 people

November 25, 2017 2:30 am
Georgia hotel fire kills 12 people

At least 12 people have lost their lives and nearly a dozen more sustained injuries after a raging fire broke through a luxury hotel in Georgia’s Black Sea resort city of Batumi, officials say. “Twelve people died of carbon monoxide intoxication” at the 22-storey Leogrand Hotel, the regional health minister, […]

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Georgia police, protesters clash over student’s death

September 19, 2017 10:50 am
Georgia police, protesters clash over student’s death

US police have clashed with protesters in Atlanta, Georgia, after a peaceful vigil for a “mentally ill” student killed by campus officers turned violent. At least three people were taken into custody, after police tried to counter angry protesters at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who had gathered to remember […]

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In Georgia, reaction to KKK banner is a sign of the times

March 14, 2017 2:42 am
In Georgia, reaction to KKK banner is a sign of the times

The mayor was still home when his phone started ringing. The reverend was still down with the flu when he began getting one message after another. Valerie Fambrough had just dropped off her daughters at day care when she heard. “Have you seen the sign in the square?” a parent […]

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US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

January 23, 2017 2:00 pm
US storms kill 18 people in Georgia and Mississippi

Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the south-eastern US and injured dozens more, according to emergency officials. Speaking on Sunday at the White House, US President Donald Trump pledged federal assistance for the severely affected states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. “The tornadoes were vicious and powerful […]

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Defensive US woman open fire on armed intruders

September 25, 2016 5:00 am
Defensive US woman open fire on armed intruders

Authorities in Georgia are searching for two suspects in a home invasion in which a woman opened fire on armed intruders – swapping gunfire with them, then fatally shooting a third suspect in self-defense, police said. Surveillance video released by the Gwinnett County Police Department shows the incident unfold in […]

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Georgia lottery winner used prize to fund meth ring

July 28, 2016 1:45 am
Georgia lottery winner used prize to fund meth ring

Ronnie Music Jr had dreams not unlike those of Breaking Bad character Walter White. Photo / Supplied A 45-year-old Georgia man is facing life in prison after he invested part of his US$3 million winnings in a crystal meth drug ring, authorities said yesterday. Ronnie Music Jr, who won the […]

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Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

May 31, 2016 6:00 am
Extremists storm ‘Kiwi Cafe’ in Georgia

A group of extremists allegedly stormed into a Georgian vegan joint called Kiwi Cafe and began hurling grilled meat, sausages and fish. The cafe in the Georgian capital of Tblisi was screening English-language episodes of Rick and Morty when a group of about 15 men allegedly stormed in with the […]

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‘Sextortion’ is a growing online problem worldwide

May 11, 2016 5:00 pm
‘Sextortion’ is a growing online problem worldwide

The US Justice Department says “sextortion is by far the most significantly growing threat to children” and “this type of online enticement of minors was increasing”. Photo / AP Two students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have become the latest victims of “sextortion,” the university police said. The […]

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Russia slams NATO’s joint drills with Georgia

May 6, 2016 10:15 pm
Russia slams NATO’s joint drills with Georgia

Georgian servicemen take part in the joint US-Georgian exercise Noble Partner 2015 at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi on May 21, 2015. (AFP) Russia has criticized NATO’s upcoming joint military exercises in Georgia, calling them a provocative step to intentionally destabilize the Caucasus region. “We consider this sustainable ‘reclamation’ […]

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Five dead in two connected shootings in Georgia

April 23, 2016 8:30 am
Five dead in two connected shootings in Georgia

Crime scene tape Five people have been killed in two related shootings in the US state of Georgia, authorities said. Investigators said the two shootings Friday night on Johnson Drive and Rosemont Road in the community of Appling were connected. “We’re working a multiple shooting. We have 5 victims, and the […]

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Seven charged in killing of Georgia lottery winner during home invasion

March 30, 2016 11:00 am
Seven charged in killing of Georgia lottery winner during home invasion

The victim matched all five numbers in the lottery in November 2015 and won a $434,272 jackpot. Photo / iStock One moment, 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr. was a small-town forklift operator who had hit it big – winning a $US400,000 (NZ$583,695) lottery jackpot and posing with an oversize check. The […]

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Ne-Yo’s fiancée Crystal Renay bashed on social media for this inappropriate outfit she wore to go meet the Governor of Georgia

April 7, 2015 4:19 am
Ne-Yo’s fiancée Crystal Renay  bashed on social media for this inappropriate outfit she wore to go meet the Governor of Georgia

Ne-Yo’s fiancée Crystal Renay is being terrible bashed on social media for this inappropriate outfit she wore to go meet the Governor of Georgia. Ne-Yo and his mother were honored by the Governor for their charitable works in the state through Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation and Ne-Yo took Crystal with him. […]

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Georgia student loses 90% of her skin and left almost blind in horror drug allergy

March 24, 2015 9:27 am
Georgia student loses 90% of her skin and left almost blind in horror drug allergy

24 year old student Khaliah Shaw was left almost blind, screaming in agony and lost 90% of her skin as a result of a rare allergic reaction to a common prescription drug she was prescribed for bipolar. When she first started experiencing discomfort, Khaliah, from Georgia, US, was told she […]

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Woman on Georgia’s death row asked a state board to “bestow mercy”

March 3, 2015 8:37 am
Woman on Georgia’s death row asked a state board to “bestow mercy”

Kelly Renee Gissendaner is scheduled to receive a lethal injection for the 1997 murder of her husband. Photo / AP The only woman on Georgia’s death row asked a state board to “bestow mercy” and appealed to the US Supreme Court for a delay, with hours left before her execution […]

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American youth savagely gored during bullfighting festival in Spain

February 16, 2015 6:45 am
American youth savagely gored during bullfighting festival in Spain

An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a […]

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