Category: News

Lawsuit Filed After ‘Disturbing’ Video Shows Cop Punching Black Teen Who Committed No Crime

A California teen police now say had no gang affiliations and no criminal record is filing an excessive force lawsuit against the Fresno Police Department after he was repeatedly punched by one of the officers looking to bust some gang members. The January incident, which was caught on video, initially resulted in charges for resisting […]

Blame humans for starting the Amazon fires, environmentalists say

The Amazon is burning — and humans are likely to blame. Environmental organizations and researchers say the wildfires blazing in the Brazilian rainforest were set by cattle ranchers and loggers who want to clear and utilize the land, emboldened by the country’s pro-business president. “The vast majority of these fires are human-lit,” said Christian Poirier, […]

Knife crime: Children as young as four among hundreds caught with blades at school

Pupil who had replaced highlighter nib with blade, told fellow student: ‘Listen to me or else I’ll stab you’ More than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year – with the youngest aged just four, figures show. Weapons seized by police included machetes, hunting knives, a samurai sword and even a highlighter […]

Turkey says one of its convoys was hit by an airstrike in Syria

Turkey’s Defense Ministry has condemned an airstrike in northwestern Syria that killed three civilians and injured 12 others on Monday. It said that the strike was launched at a Turkish convoy, though a Syrian opposition military commander and a Syrian opposition media activist said the strike hit a Syrian opposition vehicle traveling with the Turkish […]

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe as court rules against opposition protests

Tensions between Zimbabwe’s main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government escalated into violence in the country’s capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest. Police clashed with opposition party members who had gathered at the Africa Unity Square in Harare’s central business district in defiance of the ban on Friday […]

Libby Squire: Man held over student’s murder released under investigation

Police say the investigation is “very much live and continuing” and thank Miss Squire’s parents for their patience. A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murdering student Libby Squire has been released under investigation, say police. The disappearance of Miss Squire in February prompted a huge search in and around Hull, where she was studying […]

18 attorneys general support challenge of Trump rule expanding rapid deportations

“We are fighting back to ensure that every person is afforded appropriate protections under the law,” one attorney general wrote. A group of 18 attorneys general from across the country Thursday supported a challenge to a Trump administration rule that broadly expands its ability to quickly deport undocumented immigrants. The attorneys general filed an amicus […]