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USA – Man stabbed 100 times ‘beheaded’ by gang in park

USA – Man stabbed 100 times ‘beheaded’ by gang in park

WASHINGTON – Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they closed in on their victim at a recreational area in Wheaton, Maryland, say officials. […]

USA – Shooter killed wife before gun rampage

USA – Shooter killed wife before gun rampage

CALIFORNIA – A California man killed his wife and hid her body in their home before he fatally shot four people during a gun rampage, police have said. “We believe that’s probably what started this whole event,” Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters on Wednesday. Kevin Janson Neal, 43, fired into an elementary […]

USA – Gunman ‘angry at mother-in-law’ . . . 26 dead, including eight members of one family

TEXAS – The man accused of killing 26 people including an 18-month-old child at a Texas church had sent threatening text messages to his in-laws who sometimes attended the house of worship before launching the latest US mass shooting, officials said on Monday. “There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the […]

TEXAS – At least 26 killed in church shooting

TEXAS – At least 26 killed in church shooting

At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, police say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened […]

USA – Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

USA – Trump legal team scrambles to prepare for new stage of Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s White House and personal lawyers scrambled Saturday to learn where the knife might fall in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, triggering a guessing game among aides after days of trying to turn attention away from allegations of collusion with Russia during the election. Attorneys involved in the case said their […]

US – More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

US – More women accuse Hollywood producer of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. The organisation behind the Oscars has voted […]

US – Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains

US – Storm Nate weakens but Alabama flood threat remains

Storm Nate has brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding to the south-eastern United States. It made landfall as a hurricane twice, in Louisiana and Mississippi, but is now weakening rapidly. Some storm surge warnings have been lifted but weather officials say danger remains in Alabama and western Florida. Nate killed at least 25 […]

50 dead in Las Vegas shooting

50 dead in Las Vegas shooting

At least 50 people have been killed and another 200 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival. He was shot dead by officers in the […]

USA – Irma’s wrath . . . Floridians return to shattered homes as Irma crosses into Georgia

USA – Irma’s wrath . . . Floridians return to shattered homes as Irma crosses into Georgia

FLORIDA CITY – Shocked Florida residents returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the weakened Hurricane Irma pushed inland, flooding cities in the northeastern part of the state and leaving millions without power. Downgraded to a tropical storm early on Monday, Irma had ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes recorded. It […]

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