Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland

Loyalists reportedly claim attack in Newtownards in which driver was held at gunpoint, according to minister Armed and masked men hijacked and set fire to a double-decker bus at dawn on Monday, fuelling fears of a fresh wave of Brexit-related violence in Northern Ireland. The charred and smouldering remains of the vehicle remained in the NewtownardsContinue reading “Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland”

Four teens charged for conspiring to attack high school on Columbine massacre 25th anniversary

Two teens are being charged as adults while the other two are facing juvenile charges after planning to attack Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania on April 20, 2024, authorities say. Four teenagers in Pennsylvania have been charged for conspiring to attack their high school on the 25th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacreContinue reading “Four teens charged for conspiring to attack high school on Columbine massacre 25th anniversary”

Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert

Children as young as 20 weeks old are being seized to force opponents to hand themselves in Myanmar’s military junta is systematically abducting the relatives of people it is seeking to arrest, including children as young as 20 weeks old, according the UN special rapporteur for the country. Tom Andrews told the UN Human RightsContinue reading “Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert”

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seekContinue reading “Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting”

Germany: Arsonists target COVID vaccine center in eastern town

Police in eastern Germany are looking for three suspects behind an attempted arson attack on a vaccine center. The suspects were reportedly last spotted fleeing the scene in a red limousine. A group of men threw Molotov cocktails at a COVID vaccination center in the eastern German state of Saxony, local police said on Wednesday. The arson attemptContinue reading “Germany: Arsonists target COVID vaccine center in eastern town”

A Former College Professor Accused Of Serial Arson Is Denied Bail In California

Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire have also been facing a second enemy: a serial arsonist who went on a spree of setting fires in July and August — and who sought to trap fire crews with his fires, according to agents from the U.S. Forest Service. They allege former college professor Gary Maynard is theContinue reading “A Former College Professor Accused Of Serial Arson Is Denied Bail In California”

Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns

California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remote communities. The dangerous fires are among some 100 large blazes burning Wednesday across 15 states, mostly in the West, where historic drought conditions have left landsContinue reading “Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns”

Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region

At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country’s prime minister has said. Several more soldiers were injured fighting the fires, in the forested Kabylie region. Temperatures of up to 46C were forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Fires have caused devastation inContinue reading “Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region”

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