A giant at 6ft 7in with a wild straggly beard, the man lived in an old shack and self-made camps, hunted animals for food and only ventured out of the forest in summer when he wouldn't leave footprints leading back to where he lived.
A Zimbabwean ministerial nominee, known for his alleged plot to kill President Robert Mugabe has been captured in the capital, Harare. Former lawmaker Roy Bennett, who in 2006 took asylum in South Africa when he was accused of plotting to assassinate the leader, was arrested by the police on Friday.
Bennett returned the country on January 30 to take the post of deputy agriculture minister after being nominated by Premier Morgan Tsvangirai. The white politician started confronting the ruling system when he was stripped of his farm as part of a land reform eight years ago.
"We understand that they are taking him to Marondera, where there is notorious torture and interrogation base," said Tsvangirai's party the Movement for Democratic Change, AFP reported.
Some describe the accusations and treatment he has received from the Mugabe government as unfair. "I am scared because I don't know what faces me on the other side," said Bennett who currently serves as the MDC treasurer general after his arrival.
Tsvangirai and Mugabe's perpetual political row saw many opposition figures including the premier himself repeatedly arrested. However, the two have lately agreed to form a unity government. Each leader has been given almost half the say in the make-up of the unity cabinet but Mugabe is yet to name his ministers. Outrage and condemnation from POTUS and the UN no doubt coming soon.
Police freed over three hundred teachers and employees of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) from their terrible ordeal of confinement for over 10 hours at its Tejgaon premises.
About 600 students of the Civil Engineering Department of the university confined those teachers and employees to the university building at 11 am protesting the expulsion of their two fellow students.
Police freed them at 9 pm by charging truncheons on the agitating students leaving around 20 students injured while five others were arrested.
The students padlocked the main entrance of the university and vandalised its furniture demanding cancellation of the authorities' decision of expelling the two students.
During the agitation, they also set chairs, tables and other furniture on fire in the evening and said they would not sit for the exams scheduled for Saturday.
Witnesses said confined teachers and staffers of the university including women remained unfed from 11 am to 9:30 pm.
The university authorities on February 3 expelled those two students of the Civil Engineering Department for three terms for their brawl with students of the Electrical Engineering Department on November 27.
Following the incident of November 27 a probe committee was formed that recommended expulsion of the two students on January 10.
But the protesters termed the investigation report biased and demanded withdrawal of the decision. They said they would stay back on the campus until their demand is met.
Chantelle and Maisie were released from hospital yesterday. They are living with Penny, Chantelles jobless dad Steve, 43, and her five brothers in a rented council house in Eastbourne. The family live on benefits.
Pretty much says it all....I suspect that more "local" news sources will be reporting on this kind of social-engineering in the good old USA soon....
Spanish families who are resisting their government's mandatory homosexualist indoctrination program have made a video expressing their defiance.
"Freedom begins with defiance" the video begins. It then includes scenes of adults, teenagers, and children expressing their rejection of the classes, which are being given as a required civics course in the nation's schools, both public and private.
"We're not giving in" says one mother. "We're not going to enter the classes," say two teenagers. "We're going to continue fighting ... for our freedom and the freedom of all," say two groups of families.
The video has appeared in the wake of a recent decision by the Spanish Supreme Court, which has not been formally announced yet, but which purportedly confirms that the government may compel students to take the course, which is entitled "Education for Citizenship and Human Rights."
Although the course is billed as a type of civics instruction, it has been criticized for promoting secularist values strongly opposed to Christianity, including homosexualist ideology.
The course seeks to lead children to make a "critical evaluation of the social and sexual division of labor and racist, xenophobic, sexist, and homophobic social prejudices" and instructs teachers to "revise the student's attitude towards homosexuality." It also inculcates students with moral relativism, basing ethical standards on the opinions of society rather than religious teaching or unchanging natural law.
Despite the national Supreme Court's decision, families and even whole provinces are continuing to defy the government's attempt to impose the program. The Madrid association, Parents in Action, has recently filed over 130 new objections to Education for Citizenship, which may also be tested in the courts. The province of Andalucia's Supreme Court of Justice has also recently ruled in favor of conscientious objectors, ignoring the national Supreme Court's decision.
Two dacoits, escaping police pursuit, collided with a speedy water tanker in Korangi Industial area in Karachi. The accident left one dacoit dead while other sustained injuries on Thursday, police sources said. According to details, police singled two bike riders to halt but they, refusing to obey orders, increased bike speed following that police, in pursuit of them, opened fire, which dacoits retaliated. Meanwhile, they collided with speedy water tanker coming from the front. Police said they arrested one injured dacoit and recovered weaponry and a bike from his possession.
More -- I googled. There are two stories about this on the website of one of the Buffalo television stations. Here's one of the stories. Apparently the couple arrived on our fair shores from Pakistan. Their four children arrived in Buffalo in the usual way, I imagine.
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.