[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Police in India's Tripura state tossed in the calaboose Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! a man while he was attempting to murder his 9-year-old daughter by burying her alive.
The man identified as Abul Hussein was reportedly arrested after local residents of Putia village alerted police.
According to India's NDTV channel Abul Hussein had a pit in the back garden of his home while his wife was away from the house on Friday afternoon.
Police officials have said Hussein was attempting to murder his daughter Rukshena as he disliked her as he was desperate for a son and hated that he had a daughter.
The officials further added that the little girl's hands and feet were tied together before placing tape over her mouth and placing her int eh hole.
Hussein was beaten by the local residents after they found the little girl buried. "Abul Hussein was roughed up by the people who rescued the girl from half-buried condition," Amal Chakraborty, the officer-in-charge of the local cop shoppe said.
According to reports Rukshena is currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition and her father has been arrested on attempted murder and will remain in jug until 20 January.
[BREITBART] Four middle school students in Wisconsin have been incarcerated I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! and are facing sexual assault charges after a report that they recorded their "sex party" on their phones.
According to ABC affiliate WISN, police have recommended the students ‐ whose exact ages are unknown, but who could be as young as 13 ‐ be charged with first-degree and second-degree assault of a minor.
The "sex party" was allegedly held at the home of a classmate in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, during the Christmas holiday break. School staff called police to Brown Deer Middle School earlier in January after a student reported a "sex party" at the home of a friend during the holiday vacation.
Police eventually arrested four students in their early teens. Brown Deer Police Chief Michael Kass said the videos of the alleged sexual assaults were not posted on social media.
"We're trying to send a clear message that this type of behavior isn't going to be condoned by law enforcement, nor school officials, nor shouldn't be by parents, really, when we're talking kids that are middle-school age," Kass said regarding his recommendations.
He added that police completed their investigation and do not believe adults were involved. Kass said he has not been told yet whether the middle school students will, in fact, be charged.
[PEOPLE] Dimitrina Dimitrova's boyfriend had planned the perfect proposal.
A waiter at the tiny seaside resort of Cala Tarida on Ibiza, he led his beloved to the edge of a cliff renowned for its spectacular sunset views. There, he surprised her by popping the question. 29-year-old Dimitrova jumped for joy ‐ then lost her balance and fell 65 ft. to her death, Periódico de Ibiza reports.
Dimitrova initially survived the fall, but then suffered a heart attack from her extensive injuries. She died shortly after paramedics arrived on the scene.
Authorities say the shocking incident, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon, is not suspicious.
"Everything is pointing towards the death being the result of a tragic freak accident," a Civil Guard front man told the Daily Mail.
A source told the British paper that Dimitrova was visiting her boyfriend at the resort and looking for work on Ibiza. The two are both originally from Bulgaria.
"She fell seconds after her partner surprised her by proposing to her as she jumped up and down with emotion," the source said.
The Washington state "I Will Not Comply" protest is shaping up to be a pretty big deal. Instead of dealing with the issues at hand, Washington state legislators decided to ban open carry of rifles in the public gallery after a Washington state police officer complained to legislative leaders in Olympia. At the moment, however, it appears that a number of gun owners, there to protest any implementation of the new universal background check law, have been threatened with arrest if they show up openly carrying rifles. The main event is scheduled for Monday February 9th.
A number of organizations are pressing the issue home in Washington state. Several pro gun and patriot bloggers are involved, including the Patrick Henry Society.
This is an existential stand for those who support the 2nd Amendment. I hate doing this on a public forum, but I am praying for those men and women that the fascists are stopped in Olympia with this protest. Not because I don't support the cause, but because the call is for direct action.
The anti 2nd Amendment Violence Policy Center has come out with new data that says that gun deaths are higher in states where there are more guns. Not surprising, except if you read the data comparisons, you see the statistics juggling they do to massage the numbers. In statistics (and I am not a statistician) simpler is better, so it makes sense, in my tiny mind, that more die in states where there are more guns. My own conclusion, however is rather than the state paying fascist thugs to confiscate guns, how about paying the NRA to sponsor gun safety seminars?
Prices for rifle ammunition were mixed while prices for pistol ammunition were mostly steady.
Prices for used rifles and used pistols were mixed.
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[TVNZ.CO.NZ] African leaders have appointed Zim-bob-wean President Bob Muggsy Mugabe Octogenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case... as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... .
90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania's President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz.
The announcement was made during the African Union's two-day heads of state summit at the organization's headquarters in Æthiopia's capital.
"During my tenure as chair, I will deliberately provoke your thoughts to pay special attention to issues of infrastructure, value addition, agriculture and climate change," Mugabe told African leaders.
[Dhaka Tribune] Fazal Miah, a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal ...student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)... activist, received a phone call on January 20 that instructed him to set a bus on fire in his area.
"You have to set a bus on fire," the order came from the other end of the mobile phone to Fazal Miah alias Sajal, 22, when he was working in his garage.
"A boro bhai (big brother) named Pavel rang me," he said this while he was presented before the media at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Media and Community Center yesterday.
"He first told me that I have to do something but as I asked him about what I have to do he said I have to set alight a bus.
"I told him I only know how to fix vehicles and have never ever done such a thing but he insisted. Later I went out with him about 12am on January 20 and set a bus on fire at 2am."
Detective Branch of Dhaka District Police tossed in the calaboose Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! Fazal along with two others ‐ Khairul Islam alias Silti Khairul, 26, and Shawkat Islam, 24, ‐ for setting fire to a passenger bus in Keraniganj area, the outskirts of the capital.
"Based on information, detectives arrested the three from Noadda village of Rajendrapur Bazar under Keraniganj cop shoppe early yesterday," says Habibur Rahman, superintendent of police of Dhaka.
SP Habib said the arrestees are actively involved in the politics of Chhatra Dal.
"On January 20, about 1:45am the arrestees set fire to the bus of Sirajdhikhan Paribahan which was parked at Rajendrapur Bus Stand of Dhaka-Mawa Highway.
The driver and his assistant were sleeping inside the bus when it was put on fire but somehow they managed to escape the fire but were burnt badly, said SP Habib while briefing at the media center of DMP.
Habib says that a case was filed with South Keraniganj cop shoppe against 30 named and 10 to 12 unnamed persons in connection with the arson attack.
Sub-inspector Sohrab Hossain of the cop shoppe filed the case.
While investigating the case, district police detectives found involvement of the three in the bus fire case and arrested them, says Habib adding that in primary interrogation the three confessed to their involvement in the bus blaze.
Another arrestee Shawkat said they first poured petrol into two soft-drink bottles. "When the opportune moment came we opened a window of the bus and poured petrol before we set it on fire."
"We have done this on the instruction of boro bhai," added Shawkat.
About Pavel, SP Habib says Pavel Mollah is the joint convener of Chhatra Dal Tegharia Union unit under Keraniganj cop shoppe.
Pavel and his younger brother Babu are involved in violence and sabotage in the area.
"We are now trying to arrest Pavel," says SP Habib.
"The three were placed before a court yesterday evening followed by their confessional statement before Senior Judicial Magistrate Afroza Shiuli.
The three were later sent to jail, says Md Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of prosecution of Chief Judicial Magistrate Court.
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By Chris Covert
Russian media are claiming now that rebel forces have "closed the lid" on the large Ukrainian Army deployment at Debaltsevo.
For several days now, rebel combat formations have been attacking the walls of the Debaltsevo salient, trying to pin down Ukrainian forces whole simultaneously attempting to close the encirclement of Ukrainian forces at Debaltsevo in an operation at Krasny Pakhar and Troitskoye, both of which are on the eastern side of the salient.
While the eastern side of the operation is seemingly complete, the western side has not yet taken place which would fully close the salient.
Despite that, Ukrainian forces are currently switching forces from nearby hotspots on the front in order to gather strength for a counter attack on Krasny Pakhar. Reports from the pro rebel Voice of Sevastopol suggest that the warfighting the Ukrainian Army has been conducting at Gorvlovka has changed into artillery attacks, as Ukrainian forces are being withdrawn from Gorlovka and are being switch to a planned counterattack against rebel forces at Krasny Pakhar.
At the moment, much of the rebels' attention is focused on the town of Uglegorsk, which is on the western side of the salient, just a few kilometers west of Debaltsevo. The fighting in the town has been described as "fierce" as rebels attempt to take the location along with other nearby settlements including Shevchenko, Maloorlovka and Nizhnelozovoye.
A video this writer saw was of rebel tanks and early model infantry fighting vehicles, such as the BMP-1 being used as mobile artillery platforms, firing three shots before displacing in anticipation of Ukrainian counterbattery fire. All of the fighting is being recorded on video on snow covered ground, in an icy mist with low visibility.
Claims by major Russian media that Ukrainian forces in the salient -- numbering between 8,000 and 10,000 -- are premature, to say the least. However, rebels say that Ukrainian positions at Debaltsevo and Uglegorsk have been encircled, albeit with supply routes under rebel artillery observers. How long this "operational encirclement" -- as the rebels have characterized it -- will continue will depend on the success of Ukrainian counterattacks at Krasny Pakhar to the north.
Ukrainian military journalist Dmitri Tymchuk said that the famed rebel "Ghost Brigade" has suffered heavy losses in the operation against Debaltsevo losing a total of 15 armored fighting vehicles and tanks, and more than 100 personnel. Tymchuk said the brigade has been rendered incapable and has apparently been pulled from the front for rest and refitting near Alchevsk, to the east of Debaltsevo.
According to Tymchuk, 40 resupply vehicles have been observed by Ukrainian forces heading towards Alchevsk. Tymchuk also noted that rebel forces have brought up to the Debaltsevo front an additional eight rocket artillery launchers and 12 towed artillery tubes.
He said that a self propelled artillery battery consiting of four 2S1 Gvozdika pieces were being moved to Gorlovka by rebel forces.
Chris Covert writes about foreign military issues for Rantburg.com. He can be reached at email@example.com. You can read past articles about the 2014 war in southeastern Ukraina by clicking here.
[VOA News] At least 12 civilians on both sides of the eastern Ukraine conflict were killed Friday as a new round of peace talks between Kyiv and pro-Russia separatists failed to materialize after a cease-fire ruptured early in the year.
The city administration in rebel-controlled Donetsk reported that five people were killed by shell fire as they were waiting for humanitarian aid outside a cultural center, while another two people died when shelling hit a trolley elsewhere in the city.
City officials blamed the attacks on Ukrainian government forces. The Ukrainian government's National Security and Defense Council blamed the shelling outside the cultural center on the rebels, and also put the corpse count at seven.
Relations between London and Moscow were rocked again yesterday when the Russian ambassador was summoned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to explain why two of the countryâs bombers had flown unannounced across the English Channel.
The long-range nuclear-capable aircraft flew south of Bournemouth on Tuesday, forcing British Typhoons to scramble from their bases in Scotland and Lincolnshire. The manoeuvre took place on the same day that a public inquiry into the poisoning of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko began â an investigation that has irritated the Kremlin. Paywall after this.
[VOA News] Greece's new left-wing government was in open dispute Friday with its European bailout creditors, saying it would not negotiate with European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... and International Monetary Fund officials on the country's bailout conditions and rejecting new loans offered for February.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Greece had no intention of talking with the negotiators from the lending "troika" (the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) about an extension of the existing bailout, and instead said he would rather meet with eurozone leaders.
"Our intention is to -- with an absolute will to cooperate -- to persuade our partners ... that our common interest in Europe is served best by a new agreement that will emerge following talks between all Europeans,'' he said.
[BLOOMBERG] Greece's government risks isolation in the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... by threatening to break ranks on sanctions against Russia and ditch its bailout deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom... 's minister for European affairs said.
"Greece is firmly anchored in the mainstream of the European Union," Michael Roth, who's also deputy foreign minister, said in an interview. "I can only hope that this is where it wants to stay."
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's government, sworn in Tuesday, is putting Greece's financial lifeline at risk, the German Finance Ministry said. Greece's bailout terms mean his government needs to undertake further reforms by the end of February. Extending the deadline would only make sense if Tsipras showed willingness to implement agreed reforms, and "the announcements from Athens go in the opposite direction," ministry front man Martin Jaeger said Friday.
[SharylAttkisson] From any neutral viewpoint, itâs a big and serious story when a federal judge (appointed by Clinton) accuses seven Justice Department attorneys of fraud in a whistleblower case. In essence, the judge is alleging the worst sorts of ethical violationsâpossibly criminalâagainst the very government attorneys who are supposed to protect the publicâs interest.
In a newly unsealed, Dec. 1, 2014, court ruling that legal experts said was highly unusual, Allegra accused seven Justice Department lawyers of âfraud upon the court,â banned them from making any further filings in the case and took the unusual step of directly notifying Attorney General Eric Holder.
â[Judge] Allegra said the government attorneys may have intimidated a witness and charged that seven of them may have kept illegal behavior secret from the court.â
What happens when those who are supposed to protect the publicâs interest harm the publicâs interest? To whom can citizens turn?
What happens when the nationâs chief law enforcement agency loses the publicâs confidence?
How can the same Justice Dept. convince the public it is conducting an independent investigation of the IRS while defending the IRS in private litigation?
The same Justice Dept. fails to follow Freedom of Information lawâŚwhile defending other federal agencies defying the law as wellâŚusing your tax dollars.
Is this story getting its due coverage? If notâŚwhy?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.