He's not dead, just taking a nap in the yard.
At least two people, including a police officer, are dead after a terror attack in the heart of Westminster. Paramedics said they treated 10 people who were hit by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge before it crashed into the gates of Parliament at lunchtime. An attacker then broke into the grounds of Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot. Whitehall was put on lock down following the attack and Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes officer and sped to safety. The Metropolitan Police counter terrorism command is leading the investigation. Videos, captured by tourists, journalists and workers at the scene, show the chaotic aftermath of the attack.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who served in the Obama administration, said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Donald Trump has the "potential to be a great president."
BBC reporter and "Morning Joe" panelist Katty Kay asked Johnson what he thinks about Trump and his administration's handling of national security issues.
"I actually believe that Donald Trump–and I told him this when I met with him in December–I actually believe that Donald Trump has the potential to be a great president in sort of the Nixon-goes-to-China way, or Reagan-goes-to-the-Soviet-Union way, if he can find a way to rein in some of the more unhealthy impulses, listen to his staff, bring on a full complement of political appointees who will help him govern," Johnson said.
Johnson also defended the Trump administration's recent emergency order that bans travelers from "carrying laptops and other large electronic devices from some countries," Politico reported.
Johnson noted that the Department of Homeland Security has "been concerned for some time now" about explosives in electronic devices. He mentioned that the United Kingdom is implementing a similar ban, calling the British "good company."
Obama's former DHS chief also criticized Trump for his frequent tweeting, calling it one of the president's "unhealthy impulses."
"I'm very concerned about the tweets and very concerned about the direction we're taking in a lot of national security areas," he said.
Johnson also said he is worried the government is, "when it comes to homeland security, fighting the last war."
"We may be responding to the terrorist attack of 10 years ago, as opposed to the next one," Johnson said. "I used to tell my people, ‘Don't respond to the last terrorist attack, prepare for the next one,' and given where we are right now with the current threat environment, we need to focus on home-grown, home-born violent extremism."
pub arm wrestling bet went disastrously wrong for a barman when he ended up snapping a bone while he fought to win just £17. The Irishmen were in a Dublin pub when the customer challenged the barman to a show of strength and put €20 on the outcome. The pair exchanged some light-hearted banter and started the match. At first, the younger barman appeared to be in the lead and he was clearly trying harder to out-muscle his rival. However, the customer started to fight back. Suddenly a loud snap can be heard and the pair break apart as the barman clutches his arm. The barman turned to the camera with a pained look on his face and said: 'I've snapped me arm.' Stunned, the cameraman replies: 'Did you?' When he uploaded the footage to YouTube the pub manager said: 'A customer challenged our barman to an arm wrestle. A bet of €20 that he would not get his arm down. 'Our barman tried so hard he broke his arm and had to have surgery. Plates and bolts in his arm.'
Jon Ossoff, a Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia's sixth district, said Sunday there is "no substitute" for public education despite never attending an American public school.
The NTK Network captured a video of Ossoff talking to canvassers and phone bankers outside one of his campaign offices.
"Schools and education is a very interesting issue in this area," Ossoff said. "What I've been saying is public schools always come first. There's no substitute for public schools."
Ossoff never attended public school in the United States, however, and his only public education experience was receiving his master's degree in London, the NTK Network reported.
Ossoff attended the Paideia School, a private high school in Atlanta, GA, The tuition for Paideia School during the 2004-2005 school year was $14,355 for grades 9-11 and $14,505 for grade 12.
From there, Ossoff went on to attended Georgetown University which CNN ranked in 2009 as the second most expensive college in America, costing an estimated $52,161 a year. Ossoff was a senior at Georgetown in 2009.
Then he went on to London, England where Ossoff received his first taste of public education at 23 years of age. Per his website, Ossoff never attended an American public school.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tried to start a "protect our care" chant on Wednesday at a rally supporting Obamacare, but it petered out rather quickly.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke before Pelosi tried her chant.
"And by the way, I think he's the best governor in the United States of America," Biden said. "Anyway–"
As Biden left the podium, the crowd started to chant his name on its own. Biden started shaking hands with other people in the crowd.
Pelosi then tried to force a chant from the crowd.
"Protect our care!" she chanted into the microphone.
After the first three "protect out care" chants, the crowd got audibly softer and less engaged.
Pelosi then spoke into the microphone to thank Biden for speaking, ultimately ending the chant.
Between Election Day and the Inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump and his team were caught up in “incidental surveillance” that was unrelated to Russia, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) has said.
Nunes was given “dozens of reports” that made “no mention of Russia,” he told reporters Wednesday.
“This information was legally brought to me by sources who thought we should know it.”
The information was collected as part of a routine investigation, and is considered “incidental surveillance,” Nunes said. The “normal, formal surveillance” provided “significant information” about Trump and his team during the transition period.
The Houses of Parliament has been locked down while the two men were being treated inside the grounds. Eye-witnesses aid at least one of the men was receiving CPR. Pictures from the scene appeared to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance." It is thought at least five people were injured on Westminster Bridge after apparently being hit by a car. Speaker John Bercow closed Parliament in the wake of the incident.
AT least two people including a cop have died and numerous others are “catastrophically” injured after a 4×4 mowed down a dozen pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before a knifeman stormed Parliament and stabbed the officer.
The attacker, who was wielding knives, was shot by police after launching the terror attack in the capital this afternoon. He is now in police custody.
MP Tobias Ellwood who gave the police officer mouth-to-mouth, has said he died at the scene.
Me Ellwood's brother was killed in the Bali bombings in 2002.
Pictures of a man believed to be a suspect have emerged and show a blade lying on the cobbled street next to him - as it is reported police are hunting a second suspect.
The BBC has reported that a "bald white man" may have also been in the car and could now be hiding out in Parliament with cops searching buildings room by room.
One suspect was shot by police after stabbing a cop, with three officers injured in the attack.
Paramedics were seen tending to the suspect as armed cops trained their rifles on his stripped body outside Parliament.
Other dramatic pictures show the bloodied bodies of victims littering Westminster bridge as heroic bystanders desperately try to save the lives of those "catastrophically" injured.
One woman has died after being flung under a bus on Westminster Bridge as the 4x4 ploughed through the crowds.
Another person was thrown into the River Thames and is currently being treated by paramedics with serious injuries.
Earlier reports suggested sounds of an explosion were heard but this has not been confirmed.
Minneapolis, MN - The video shows former Minneapolis police officer Christopher Michael Reiter kicking Mohamed Osman in the face while responding to a May 30, 2016 call. Osman's nose was broken and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Christopher Reiter faces assault charges after man left with traumatic brain injury. The video appears to contradict official reports filed by two Minneapolis police officers when they justified kicking a man in the face in May 2016. One of the officers, Christopher Reiter, was charged on Wednesday with felony third degree assault in the incident, which left Mohamed Osman with a traumatic brain injury that he said still prevents him from working and caring for his children. Reiter, who is no longer on the force, and Josh Domek were in a group of about four officers who responded to a domestic assault report at 2929 Chicago Avenue south during the early morning hours of May 30. The video shows Domek and two other officers running out of the building with their guns drawn and toward a silver SUV where Osman was sitting. Osman got out of the car with his hands up and knelt on the ground. Domek then kicked Osman in his midsection. Immediately after, Reiter, dressed in a darker uniform, kicked Osman in the head. According to the criminal charge, Reiter's kick caused Osman to collapse to the ground "unconscious and bleeding." A squad car arrives and blocks the camera's view, but when that car pulls away, the video shows Osman at times sitting up unassisted. In reports they filed after the incident, Domek wrote that as he approached Osman, he ordered him to get on the ground. Domek then wrote that he moved toward Osman "in an effort to push him to the ground to get him in handcuff position. While doing so, I felt resistance from the male, causing me to believe that he was going to attempt to fight as he had just been involved in a violent assault." In his report, Reiter said when the other officers ordered Osman out of the vehicle, "I could see [Osman] pushing off the ground. "I made a split second decision and kicked [Osman] in the face one time with the top flat part of my boot." The video does not appear to show Osman either resisting or pushing off the ground. In charging Reiter last week with a felony, County Attorney Mike Freeman said, "in this case, a kick to the face is a use of deadly force, and simply not justified," Freeman said. Domek was not charged.
Concerned Grandmother: “Now I uh changed my position. I was against money..I thought the public schools should get all the dollars…now I’m thinking maybe people should be able to take their money and go to school wherever they want because this changed my mind about a lot of my attitudes… …you know as a former bleeding heart liberal…um yeah so I feel differently now”
The Egyptian Air Force uses a Chinese-made Wing Loong weaponized drone, also known as a Pterodactyl, to obliterate Islamic State targets in the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has been struggling to control an insurgency in the region and has been on the offensive in recent years to eradicate jihadist militants.
Two hilarious men recorded themselves riding horses through a Walmart in Houston.
A store manager and an alleged shoplifter in Oregon were caught on camera in a shocking tug of war. Kody Youmans, a 16-year-old customer, shot the video and says, "It was insane." The manager at the Rite-Aid drugstore in Oregon would not give up, as seen in the video. Youmans said the altercation "started in the parking lot. He went up to her and said she stole things. He grabbed it from her and she lost her balance and fell. She followed him back into the store."
A quick-thinking county employee saved a six-year-old girl after she climbed out of a window from the sixth floor of a residential building in Wuxiang County in north China’s Shanxi Province on Sunday. Guo Xiaoguang, an electrician from the county garden bureau, rushed to the scene with an aerial lift from his company and lifted himself to rescue the girl, who was hanging on to a pipe on the outside of the building, while residents held a quilt below to catch her in case she falls. A video captured by a witness across the street shows the whole rescue process.
A newly-restored shrine marking one of Christianity's holiest sites reopened Wednesday in Jerusalem. The shrine at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre commemorates the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
An act of true devotion to beer-drinking was caught on camera in Volgograd, southwest Russia, when a middle-aged man single-handedly threw out two men allegedly attempting a robbery in a local bar.
An investigation shows that illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor crimes and released due to policies by sanctuary cities and Obama are later arrested for even more heinous crimes including murder, robbery, and other federal crimes that the liberal media simply refuses to acknowledge.
With the push of a button, Hum Rider widens and elevates and lets you drive over cars in front of you. The vehicle is being spotlighted by Verizon in an effort to bring attention to Hum by Verizon, a service compatible with more than 150 million vehicles. Although it’s likely a vehicle like this never will become street legal.
A mother who fell pregnant by the Rotherham sex gang ringleader when she was a teenager has spoken out for the first time about her abuse at the hands of the 'controlling' paedophile.
Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she was targeted and groomed by notorious paedophile Arshid Hussain, an ordeal that would change the rest of her life.
The attacker - known as Mad Ash - preyed on the teenager after meeting her at a party in the late 1990s and started waiting for her outside school.
Soon, the then 24-year-old - who was married - was treating her as his girlfriend and having sex with her, despite knowing her age and being a decade older.
Ms Woodhouse - who previously talked about her experience under the false name Jessica - has now waived her right to anonymity to reveal her ordeal.
The 31-year-old wants action taken against the professionals who failed to protect her while she was exploited.
Arshid and his brothers were the most notorious perpetrators of terrible abuse against teenage girls in Rotherham.
Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka were ejected from Tuesday night's game between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre after they were involved in a physical altercation that included an exchange of punches. After Jimmy Butler connected on a three-pointer with just under four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Ibaka caught Lopez with an elbow beneath the basket, which prompted the Bulls big man to slap the ball out of Ibaka's hands. The two then exchanged punches, although neither appeared to land flush.
For the past eight years leftist Democrats have refused to link Islam with terrorism and proved quick to blame mental and emotional issues, as in the Omar Mateen case. In similar style, medical authorities disregard Islam as a possible motivator in cases of sexual misconduct by male physicians. Consider the case of Dr. Syed K. Zaidi, 41, of Granite Bay, California, a wealthy community near the state capital of Sacramento.
Syed Zaidi is a 1999 graduate of Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where he first served as primary care physician. In 2003 he entered a two-year residency in internal medicine at Columbia University, followed by one year in geriatrics at New Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Zaidi gained a one-year fellowship at Ohio State then in 2008 moved to northern California where he practiced with the UC Davis Medical Group.
There Dr. Zaidi was the subject of many complaints and he also drew bad reviews on internet forums. “Avoid at all costs,” one patient commented. “He doesn’t care about patients, because he doesn’t care about the patients’ families.” Dr. Zaidi does not talk to reporters, and his neighbors are reluctant to speak publicly about him.
In September of 2011 Dr. Syed Zaidi was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse. His wife, Dr. Fatima Jafri, told police that in 2007 Syed broke three of her ribs and refused to let her get care unless she promised not to attribute the injury to him.
Dr. Jafri, also a Dow alum, provided evidence of repeated spousal abuse over period of years. Dr. Jafri declined to testify against Dr. Zaidi and the charges were dismissed.
His misconduct involved three women, but it was not three strikes and out for the Pakistani immigrant.
The California Medical Board did not lift his license and settled instead for five years probation. Some locals thought the board might have feared a lawsuit. Dr. Zaidi had claimed a female supervisor told him, “If you don’t like it, go back to where you came from.” So he had been mistreated, as one story had it, because of his “ethnicity.”
Civil rights lawyers in Philadelphia have just filed a first of its kind lawsuit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A high school student is suing a Pennsylvania school district after claiming “he was exposed involuntarily” to a transgender student while changing in the school’s locker room.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit organization that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith,” said in a statement that the student and his parents are suing Boyertown Area School District for sexual harassment and violation of his personal privacy.
The group said the school district didn’t give any notice to students or parents that they would allow students to use restrooms or locker rooms of the gender they identify with.
“My client is standing up not only for himself but for others who feel bullied,” said Attorney Randall Wenger, with the Independence Law Center.
The student claims he was standing in his underwear about to put his gym clothes on when he noticed a transgender student in the locker room who was undressing.
That student was a girl, but identifies as a boy.
“It’s an egregious violation for the school to just brush off these students and tell them that their feelings don’t matter and to make it ‘as natural as they possibly can’,” added Wenger.
A Lockhart High School science teacher is charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Lockhart Police Department says 27-year-old Sarah Fowlkes was “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old male student. Investigators started looking into the complaint on March 10, when they received a report from a school administrator regarding the potential inappropriate relationship. Police determined the male student had been in contact with Fowlkes in person and via messages. A warrant was issued for Fowlkes’ arrest on Monday; authorities say she turned herself in and bonded out on the same day.
For the past 14 years, French Jews have grown accustomed to coming under attack during periods of conflict in the Middle East from hostile elements within their country’s large Arab and Muslim communities.
One recent incident, however, stood out: the July 13 riot by Palestinian sympathizers outside the Synagogue de la Roquette in central Paris that trapped some 200 terrified people inside the building. The incident sparked a street brawl between the rioters and dozens of Jewish men who arrived to defend the synagogue.
“In people’s minds, there will be a before and after the Synagogue de la Roquette,” Joel Mergui, president of the Consistoire, French Jewry’s central religious services organization, told the French newsweekly Le Nouvel Observateur. The incident at the synagogue involved pro-Palestinian protesters who had reportedly just come from a large demonstration against Israel’s airstrikes in Gaza.
WTF....What Was The Plan Here?
This is the moment a teenage girl managed to break free and run away from a man who attempted to kidnap her while she walked to school. Security cameras caught the man approaching the 18-year-old on a suburban North Hollywood street on Monday morning. He grabbed the girl from behind and tried to drag her back towards a BMW sedan. But the teenager fought back and managed to get away from him. Seconds later, the man could be seen trying to grab her again, prompting the terrified girl to sprint away. The suspect then gave up and was caught on camera walking back to his car. The incident occurred at about 10am along the 8100 block of Whitsett Avenue in North Hollyood.It was captured on a neighbor's security cameras. 'The neighbors were texting me... telling me, "there's a bunch of officers in front of your house right now",' the neighbor Mike Oreb told NBC. Police say the girl didn't know the man and they are still searching for him. The suspect's car is described as light blue, late model 4-door BMW sedan.
A four-year-old boy can be heard saving his mother's life in an amazing 999 call released by police. Roman called emergency services after his mother collapsed at their home in Kenley, Croydon on Tuesday, March 7. Amazingly he managed to call for help using an iPhone, unlocking it with the unconscious woman's thumb. Roman then used the 'Siri' function to put him through to emergency services. When the call handler asked him 'where his mummy was', the boy responded that he thought she was dead because 'she's closing her eyes and she's not breathing'. The boy was unable to give the call handler the correct address but the call operator was able to work out an exact address through conversation. Thirteen minutes after receiving the call officers arrived and forced their way into their house. They found the four-year-old boy, his twin and younger brother with their mother, who was lying unconscious on the floor. Paramedics were able to save the woman's life and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. Police released the audio in the hope it would show parents the importance of teaching their children what to do in an emergency. Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan, from the Met's Command and Control Unit, said: 'Hearing this call brings home the importance of teaching your young child their home address and how to call police or emergency services in an emergency situation. 'If you do nothing else today, then I'd implore any parents of young children to sit down with them and make sure they know what to do in this kind of situation and that they know how to contact police or other emergency services in an emergency. 'As this case demonstrates so poignantly, it could really be the difference between life and death. 'It's an amazing story and thanks to his quick thinking and by asking 'Siri' for help, this little boy saved his mum's life and it means she is still here and can be extremely proud of him and his brothers.'
The US Navy is testing an electromagnetic gun that can fire projectiles at six times the speed of sound. Described as 'Star Wars technology' by researchers, these powerful missiles don't rely on chemical propellants and are fuelled by electricity alone. Strong magnetic fields are created by electricity on the ship and a 'pulse power system' to sent propellants flying at 4,500mph. The technology has previously been shown to penetrate concrete at 100 miles away. Railguns are touted as one of the future technologies of warfare, using kinetic and laser energies instead of classic controlled explosives. Because the missile is fired using kinetic energy this eliminates the risks associated with keeping explosives on a ship. The Department of the Navy's science and technology corporate board chartered the Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) to build the EM Railgun, which uses generated by the ship, according to the Office of Naval Research. An electric pulse is sent to the railgun which creates an electromagnetic force which releases the projectile at Mach 6, or 4,500 mph. According to the ONR: 'The railgun is a true warfighter game changer. 'Wide-area coverage and exceptionally quick response will extend the reach and lethality of ships armed with this technology. 'A future weapon system at this energy level would be capable of launching a 100+ nautical mile projectile'. The railgun was tested Dahlgren naval facility's new Terminal Range in Virginia. The US Navy has been working on the gun with BAE Systems since 2005. During phase I developers focused on developing pulsed power technology. During phase II, which started in 2012, will further develop the pulsed power system and the launcher system. 'We've got to move away from gunpowder,' said Fox's defense analyst, Allison Barrie last year. 'The future is lasers and electromagnetic railguns', he said. Last year, a similar device called the Blitzer railgun also released a missile at Mach 6 speeds. Relying on the same technology, this railgun was designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS). It also used electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour. The electromagnetic force generated can be adjusted, depending on the range of the target. The advanced military technology would mean that, in practice, projectiles could hit speeds equivalent to more than 4,500mph on leaving the chamber, super-heating the air in front of them and generating a sonic boom as it smashes through the sound barrier. According to Barrie, these ultra-high speeds are 'critical for maximum effect' in destroying targets. GA-EMS has worked steadily to develop the technology, as has its rival British firm BAE Systems, and the advanced military technology has undergone testing with the US Navy since 2012. In warfare, the weapon's could be used to strike targets on land, sea or air with great precision. The main advantages over traditional explosives are stated as improved safety - due to less explosives on board - and could drastically reduce the costs. 'This is so important in terms of maintaining naval dominance and in ensuring the United States has absolute naval, maritime superiority going forward in the future,' added Fox's Barrie.
This is the dramatic moment Iraqi soldiers disarm a young child in a Chelsea kit who was found with what appears to be a suicide bomb strapped around his waist. The boy, thought to be about seven, was seized outside the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul after hiding among families fleeing ISIS. A soldier can be seen gently lifting up the child's blue shirt, bearing the name of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, to reveal what looks like an explosive belt fastened to his midriff. In a tense two-minute clip, he then slowly snips wires and cuts away the device while telling the youngster: 'Don't be afraid'. Video of the encounter was captured outside Mosul. A caption with the footage, released on LiveLeak, claims that the boy is the youngest ever child suicide bomber - however this has not been verified. In the clip a soldier can be seen crouching down next to the youngster and speaking to the camera. He says the video is being filmed on March 18 and then explains that the child, who he says is about seven, was sent by ISIS. The child, thought to be called Uday, says he was sent by 'Amo', which means uncle, with instructions to target 'the army'. The soldier then asks him to raise his arms. In the next few moments, the soldier slowly snips off bandages holding up the device, which appears to include a mobile phone and batteries. When the child flinches, the soldier says: 'Don't be afraid'. The harrowing video emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's ISIS-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said. They said the insurgents were also using civilians as human shields as government units edged towards the al-Nuri Mosque, the focus of recent fighting in the five-month-long campaign to crush Islamic State in the city that was once the de facto capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate. As many as 600,000 civilians remain in the western sector of Mosul, complicating a battle being fought with artillery and air strikes as well as ground combat. Thousands have escaped in recent days. 'Our forces control around 60 percent of the west now,' Defence Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference in eastern Mosul. 'It's the Old City now with small streets and it's a hard fight with civilians inside. We are trying to evacuate them. 'We are a few hundred metres from the mosque now, we are advancing on al-Nuri. We know it means a lot to Daesh,' he said, using an Arab acronym for Islamic State. The capture of the mosque would be a huge symbolic prize as well as strategic gain for the government as it was there where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alâBaghdadi declared the caliphate in July 2014 after the militants had captured large areas of Iraq and Syria. Government forces backed by a U.S.-led international coalition retook several cities last year, liberated eastern Mosul in December, and are now closing in on the west, but the militants are putting up fierce resistance from the close-packed houses and narrow streets. Baghdadi and other leaders have fled the city for the hinterlands, where ISIS remnants may regroup and wage a new phase of insurgency. At the same time, ISIS forces in the Syrian city of Raqqa are under attack in a parallel conflict. Brigadier General Saad Maan said soldiers had killed nine ISIS snipers on Tuesday and destroyed a bomb factory. 'There are lots of snipers on top of the buildings in the Old City around the al-Nuri Mosque. We need to evacuate the families from inside as they using them as a shield when we are advancing on the mosque,' he told the news conference. No precise toll of civilian casualties has been given but a prominent Iraqi politician said last week that the number could be as high as 3,500 dead since the attack on western Mosul started in mid-February. An emergency field hospital set up by the U.S. medical charity Samaritan's Purse says it has treated more than 1,000 patients, many of them women and children, since January. They suffered wounds from gunfire, land mines, mortar rounds, car bombings and booby-traps. Reporters at the frontline on Tuesday said clashes took place around the railway station in some areas troops had held a few days earlier. Troops fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machineguns at militants around the station as families ran across streets to avoid snipers . Saad Maan also said the bodies of a colonel and two other officers who had gone missing during the battle had been found. The colonel had been shot. But he said the men had not been captured by the insurgents. An Interior Ministry official told Reuters on Monday that the insurgents had captured a police colonel and eight other officers after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish. But a Rapid Response units spokesman denied this when asked for comment on Monday night. The issue is sensitive as ISIS have a record of torturing, mutilating and killing military and civilian captives, and such an incident could be a blow to troops' morale. The number of displaced people from both sides of Mosul since the start of the offensive has reached 355,000, according to government figures. Some 181,000 had poured out of western Mosul since the start of the operations to retake that side.
A tube worker had a very bad day at work when he got his head stuck in the train doors - and it took 10 minutes for colleagues to free him. Hundreds of commuters looked on in amazement as the Transport for London employee struggled to free himself from the Central Line train at St. Paul's station this morning. The video was posted on Facebook by bemused commuter Lily Evangeline.
A shocking video shows school students in Russia laughing as a screaming woman desperately clings on for her life from a third floor window. The footage shows the woman, 50, desperately pleading for help as she dangles from her fingertips on the side of a tall building in Tatarstan. But the teenagers do not call for help, instead using a mobile phone to film the person. On the footage a boy is heard asking 'isn't it funny?', sparking a media and online backlash. The students are laughing so hard that the mobile used to film the incident can be seen constantly shaking. Eventually the frightened woman fell to the ground, and is now seriously injured in hospital. The video was later uploaded to YouTube. Pro-Kremlin newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda blasted the reaction of the witnesses to the 'tragedy' in Zainsk town. 'She was filmed and laughed at,' said the report. 'The woman was hanging from the balcony of the third floor and screaming for help - but nobody rushed to aid her, neither witnesses, nor the neighbour from the lower flat. 'There were several witnesses. 'Their behaviour was surprising and negative.' Doctors at the hospital, where she was treated, said she had 'numerous injuries, mainly broken bones, and is facing several surgeries'. It was not clear why the woman was hanging from the balcony. The footage has prompted a backlash from angry commenters online. 'Idiots! One day they will need help too. And they will remember what they were doing when someone else needed their assistance,' wrote one person. A reader said: 'They could have found some blanket and held it so she could jump down. Don't they have safety lessons at school?' Another wrote: 'This is the generation of gadgets and smartphones, but just look at them. If you can't do anything, just call an ambulance.' One commenter said: 'This brings horrible feelings. I am sick from human heartlessness. Are they people?' Another said: 'This behaviour from our youth. Where do we get such people?' 'It is sad and scary to living in such a society.' Another demanded: 'They could have stood on each others shoulders and saved the woman.'
Police have released CCTV of the shocking moment two hooded thugs 'armed with a gun and a knife' forced officers to hand over a convicted murderer who was being escorted on a hospital visit. Shaun Walmsley, 28, escaped from Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool on February 21. Two men believed to be armed with a knife and a gun confronted prison officers guarding the HMP Walton inmate at the hospital. A gold-coloured Volvo, which was used for the escape, was later found abandoned in the Fazakerley area of the city. Walmsley was serving life with a minimum term of 30 years for the murder of Anthony Duffy, 33, in May 2014. None of the prison guards were injured during the incident. Detectives hunting the escaped prisoner have put up £20,000 of the inmate's own money for information leading to his capture. The reward is made up of cash which was seized by Merseyside Police after Walmsley was arrested and convicted for a murder he committed in 2014. Detective Superintendent Natalie Perischine, said: 'We have had a really good response from members of the public around the country following our appeals, but we still need that crucial information about his present whereabouts.
The skin-crawling moment a bunch of deadly eastern brown snakes hatch from their eggs has been caught on video. The footage captured by snake catchers in Adelaide shows a mound of eggs with a baby poking its head out as it begins to hatch. Slithering around the eggs is up to 14 other brown snakes which have just hatched after 60 days.
A Wheel of Fortune contestant embarrassingly blew his answer, even though he only had one letter to fill. The contestant, only identified as Kevin, had just finished his turn and guessed correctly the letter 'C' in the title: A Streetcar Na_ed Desire. The last missing letter was obviously the 'M' for 'Named' but that was not Kevin's answer.
A Texas homeowner wasn't happy when she turned on her home's security app to find two AT&T subcontractors having an awkward physical fight in her backyard. And she was seemingly more unhappy with how ridiculously the two grown men were fighting, comparing them to '12-year-old girls.' On March 15, two AT&T subcontractors were supposed to be installing fiber wire in the homeowner's San Antonio, Texas backyard but got into an altercation of sorts. Awkward video showed them rolling around, grappling, pushing at each other's faces, pulling hair each other's hair and half-heartedly wrestling. AT&T apologized for the workers, telling The Houston Chronicle in a statement, 'This involved employees of a company that was hired by one of our contractors, and obviously didn't meet our requirements of how they conduct themselves... The contractor has assured us they will no longer use this company when working for us.
A video baby monitor caught a mother's unfortunate tumble as she underestimated the height of a child-gate. As her two dogs and 10-month-old son watch on, the mom suffers a heavy fall and rolls around on the floor nurturing her wounds at her Round Rock, Texas home. She said that ultimately nothing ended up being hurt too badly - except her pride.
Severe thunderstorms and torrential rain brought flash flooding to Australia's east coast on Tuesday - but it also brought a good prank opportunity for one man. Video has emerged showing a fully-clothed man lying flat in a gutter as a torrent of floodwater almost completely submerges him. After a few seconds he stands up, with his black T-shirt, brown chinos and Adidas sneakers completely soaked.
Two Waffle House employees got into a vicious fight at one of their restaurants because they couldn't decide who was going to wash up. The video shows two female employees – one of them a blonde woman and the other an African-American – grabbing and pushing each other near the kitchen of the venue in Auburn, Alabama. Witnesses said that the fight began over an argument about who should clean the dishes, according toWTVM-TV. The fight escalates with punches being thrown and the two women grabbing each other’s hair. At one point, the blonde is held in a headlock and hit over the head with a spatula. She then retaliated by pushing the other woman and shoving her hand in her face. A number of punches are thrown and dishes get shattered in the melee. The African-American woman appears to gain the upper hand in the scrap. She manages to hold the blonde woman’s head down, even warding her off with her foot. As pots and pans get strewn across the floor, a number of screams are heard. Worried staff members then inform the two women that they plan on calling the police, but that doesn’t help to break up the brawl, which lasted for at least three minutes. After the blonde woman tries to hurl a plate at the other woman, she is then pulled down by the hair. The African-American woman sits on top of her and refuses to let up, all the while the blonde woman is heard telling her: ‘Get the f*** off of me.’ Eventually, the fight ends and a police officer arrives on the scene. Waffle House released a statement saying it was aware of the incident. 'We are aware of this incident and are investigating it and will take the appropriate necessary action,' the company said.
A lorry smashed into a broken down car with a grandmother, mother and two little children inside. Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment Scania vehicle crashed into the family on the A55 dual carriageway at Rhuallt Hill in North Wales. Thomas Anthony Holland, 61, admitted driving the lorry carelessly on October 28 last year and he was fined £300 with £85 costs and a £30 surcharge. Six penalty points were imposed on his driving licence but magistrates decided not to disqualify him.
A knifeman was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down in a terror attack on Westminster Bridge.
More than 10 people are said to have been hit by a car on the central London bridge after a vehicle described as a '4x4' drove into pedestrians and cyclists.
British news outlets are reporting the attacker as a 'middle-aged Asian' man but this is Euro-speak for Middle Eastern.
More details to come
The Rockville High School rape case is wreaking havoc on Univision's preferred liberal policy narrative on immigration. PABLO GATO, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: If this had occurred now, with President Trump’s new executive order, what would the situation be? JOSEPH MALOUF, IMMIGRATION LAWYER: It would be different, because they would have arrested Mr. Sanchez and they would have detained him, and eventually he would have been deported. He wouldn’t have been able to enter the area and obviously commit this crime.