Saturday, July 30, 2016
The grieving husband of a British beauty therapist killed in Pakistan has vowed to fight for justice as police revealed that she was suffocated to death
Samia Shahid, 28, from Bradford, died while visiting relatives in northern Punjab recently. She was set to fly back to the home she shared with Syed Mukhtar Kazam in Dubai. He believes that she was tricked into visiting Pakistan by her family on the pretense that her father was gravely ill. He claims that she was murdered in an honor killing because her family disapproved of their marriage after she left her first husband and cousin, Mohammed Shakeel. His allegation came after photographs of Shahid's body emerged which showed a 7.5 inch red mark around her neck and saliva and blood oozing from her mouth and nostrils. A hushed-up post mortem confirmed that Shahid had a red gash around her throat after she died. A doctor who examined her body described it as a "horrible mark on the right side of the neck". Police initially decided that she had no suspicious injuries so allowed her family to bury her in Pandori, northern Punjab. But they have now launched a murder inquiry and are investigating claims that the family bribed officials to cover-up the post-mortem. Her family claims that she died of a heart attack. Her ex-husband and her father, Mohammed Shahid, have both been arrested on suspicion of murder. A cousin, Mobeen Mohammed, has also been arrested in Pakistan. All three have been bailed. Some 500 women are killed each year in Pakistan by relatives who feel their family has been shamed by a daughter or sister fraternizing with men.
A Pakistani man shot dead his own sisters the day before their weddings because they chose their own husbands
Nazir Hussaid, 35, from the central Punjab province, shot Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, 22 and 28, in the horrific double honor killing, and is now on the run. The two women were preparing to marry men they had chosen themselves, senior police officer Mehar Riaz said. Hussaid objected to the love matches and had wanted the women to marry someone within the extended family. Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives in the Muslim nation each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honor. Pakistan's law minister recently announced that bills aimed at tackling honor killings and boosting rape convictions would soon be voted on by parliament, after mounting pressure to tackle a pattern of crime that claims around 1,000 lives a year. The perpetrators of so-called honor killings - in which the victim, normally a woman, is killed by a relative - often walk free because they can seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member.
Crime and the black family: Former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife were shot and killed by their teenage son in their home in Houston
Police were called to the Armstrongs’ home in response to shots fired. Dawn Armstrong died at the scene and Antonio Armstrong died in the hospital a few hours later. The couple’s 16-year-old son has been charged with murder. One of the couple’s two other children was at home at the time but was not harmed. Antonio Armstrong was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M and a sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 1995. He played briefly for the Dolphins and Rams and then spent four seasons in the Canadian Football League. In retirement he has worked as a personal trainer and was well known in his community as a volunteer youth coach.
More than 70% of Ulster want to become part of a unified Ireland following the Brexit vote, a new poll has found
The survey also discovered a huge appetite for a historic referendum on Irish unity, with just under three quarters in favor. Irish republicans have been calling for the reunification of Ireland after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Friday, July 29, 2016
The average Briton is 37% British - with the remainder of their genes coming from European ancestors from as far afield as Scandinavia, Spain and Greece
DNA testing has also revealed how the people of Yorkshire are officially the most British people in the land, with their genetic makeup containing an average 41% Anglo-Saxon stock. London, meanwhile, is the most ethnically diverse, while the people of Wales have the highest proportion of ancestry from Spain and Portugal. The analysis of the genetic history of two million people worldwide by family history website Ancestry was based on data collated from the AncestryDNA home DNA test that examines a person's entire genome via a simple saliva sample. Results reveal the genetic ethnic make-up of the average person in Britain and what countries and regions they can trace their ancestry back to over the past 500 years. They found that the average British resident is 36.94% Anglo-Saxon, 21.59% Irish (Celtic) and 19.91% Western European - the region covered today by France and Germany. The next three regional ethnicities in the average British resident are Scandinavia, which accounted for 9.20% of the genetic heritage, the Iberian Peninsula, with 3.05% of their gene coming from Spain or Portugal, and Italy and Greece, which accounted for 1.98%t of their DNA. Breakdowns of the data also reveal differences between residents of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and even within English regions. English people have significantly less Irish ancestry - just 20% of their genetic make-up - on average compared to people living in Scotland (43.84%), Wales (31.99%) and Northern Ireland (48.49%). But residents of England do have the highest amount of Scandinavian (9.39%) and French/German ancestry (20.45%). People living in Scotland have the highest amount of Finnish/Northwest Russian heritage (1.31%), which is perhaps explained by their geographic proximity. Welsh residents have the highest proportion of ancestry from the Iberian Peninsula (3%). Within England, London is the most ethnically diverse region, having the highest amount of heritage from 17 of the 26 regions analyzed. Yorkshire was found to have the highest percentage of Anglo-Saxon ancestry (41.17%), while the East Midlands has the most Scandinavian ancestry (10.37%) as well as the most Eastern European (2.47%). The East of England has the most Italian/Greek (2.53%) and French/German ancestry (22.52%), as well as the highest amount from the Iberian Peninsula (3.43%). Within England, the North East is home to people with the most Celtic ancestry (27.58%). Analysis of the data provides a prediction of the locations of ancestors from 26 separate worldwide populations including Great Britain and Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and South and North Africa. In contrast to Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA tests, which only test the male or female lines of your family respectively, the AncestryDNA autosomal test targets the last few hundred or thousand years - enabling people to learn more about their more immediate ancestral history.
The Paddy Power/ Red C research has found that 65% would vote in favor, an increase from a similar poll conducted by Red C for the Sunday Times in 2010 that showed support at 57%. The result is significant in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Voters in Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to reject the United Kingdom leaving the EU, something that has cast doubts over their future within the United Kingdom. Since the vote, both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have both flouted the possibility of supporting a united Ireland in recent weeks.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
White people are just as likely to be shot during a police stop as black drivers, a new study has found
New research reveals that while minorities are statistically far more likely to be stopped by cops, race has no impact on whether they will get shot or killed during the interaction. The findings come at a time of high tensions between police and black citizens in the wake of several high profile shootings.
A 9-year-old factory worker in Bangladesh was killed when other employees inserted an air compressor's nozzle into his rectum and turned it on
Police say senior employees were upset that Sagar Barman went into a restricted area of Zobeda Textile Mill in Dhaka. But Sagar's father, also a worker at Zobeda, said that his son was killed because he complained about the beatings they received from senior employees over small mistakes. An assistant administrative officer has been arrested in connection with Sagar's death, and police are looking for seven more employees said to have been involved. An administrative officer at Zobeda denies that Sagar was killed, saying that Sagar may have died when he tried to use the air compressor to clean his mouth. Despite child labor being illegal in Bangladesh, UNICEF estimates that there are 4.9 million children under the age of 14 working in factories and elsewhere. Sagar had been working at Zobeda for seven months when he was killed. “I thought, as we are poor, it will be helpful to run our family if my son Sagar can do some work in this factory,” his father said. Two-dozen child workers were sent home from Zobeda, which supplies yarn for Western clothing, when police came to investigate Sagar's death. It's believed that hundreds of children work there. Sagar is the second child worker in Bangladesh to be killed by having an air compressor inserted into his rectum in 2016. Two men were sentenced to death for doing the same thing to a 13-year-old boy in another town in August 2015.
The Normandy church targeted by two jihadists who killed its 84-year-old priest was one of several Catholic houses of worship on a hit list found on an ISIS terrorist
Authorities discovered the hit list on a 24-year-old Algerian IT student whom they arrested in Paris in April 2015 for killing a woman who was found dead in the passenger seat of her burning car. Dance instructor Aurelie Chatelain, 32, a mother of one, had just attended a Pilates class when she was shot three times in the head in what authorities believe may have been an attempt by Sid Ahmed Ghlam to hijack her vehicle. Ghlam, who called an ambulance after shooting himself in the leg, was found with Kalashnikov assault rifles, a police-issue pistol and several bullet-proof vests. Authorities also found documents about Al-Qaeda and ISIS in his apartment and on his computer and phone that suggested he was in touch with a French speaker in Syria who had ordered him to attack churches. The hit list included the famed Sacré-Coeur basilica in Paris and places of worship, such as the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church, where the recent barbarism unfolded. Ghlam is being held in a high-security prison while waiting trial on murder, attempted murder and other charges connected to a terrorist organization.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Black tourists visiting China are apparently just as violent as blacks living in the United States.
The mayor of a town in one of Mexico's most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days
Ambrosio Soto was mayor of a township that includes Ciudad Altamirano, a known haven for drug traffickers in southern Guerrero state. A spokesman for southern Guerrero state said that gunmen blocked a highway just over the state line in neighboring Michoacan state with pickup trucks and opened fire on the mayor's vehicle. The spokesman said that two federal officers serving as Soto's bodyguards were wounded in the attack. Soto had received threats and was under protection from federal police. A local drug gang had reportedly threatened him because he refused to turn over part of the city budget as a protection payment. In recent years, business owners in Ciudad Altamirano say that they've been forced to pay extortion to the Knights Templar drug cartel. The leftist Democratic Revolution Party says that the mayor had taken "special protection measures after he dared to file complaints and complained that the security patrols had abandoned the area." The party said that 75 mayors have been killed in the last decade. Recently, a mayor and four others were shot to death in the town of San Juan Chamula in southern Chiapas state.
An Israeli woman was the victim of a gang rape in India while travelling through the northern state of Himachal Pradesh
The 25 year old woman was trying to get to the Spiti Valley. She was trying to find a taxi when a car with no license plates picked her up. There were six men in the car and two of them raped her before dropping her off in the town of Manali. A high ranking Indian police officer dealing with the issue reported that the police have arrested two suspects so far. The officer said that they are conducting a manhunt to search for the men who were in the car. The Israeli woman is currently undergoing treatment in the hospital.