24
Jun

Two stabbed to death on US train while trying to stop racial attack

A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a commuter train to Portland after attempting to stop harassing two women who appeared to be Muslims, police said Saturday.

Police identified the bomber, who was arrested shortly after the attack on Friday afternoon, as Jeremy Joseph Christian Portland, a convicted felon of 35 years.

A principal investigator with the Southern Poverty Law Center, in an article on the blog, said Facebook’s Cristiano page revealed that he had “extremist and racist beliefs.”

The attack took place hours before the start of Ramadan, the holy month of Islam, when most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims observe a day of religious fasting.

“It’s too early to say whether last night’s violence was an act of domestic terrorism or a federal hate crime,” Loren Cannon, a special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oregon, said Monday. He joined the investigation.

Cristiano began shouting ethnic and religious insults, apparently between the two young women, one carrying a Muslim cover, the Portland Police Department said in a statement.

Three men who intervened were stabbed. Ricky John Best (53) Happy Valley, Oregon, died on stage, while Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche (23) Southeast Portland died in a hospital, police said. A third victim, Micah David Cole Fletcher, 21, in southeastern Portland, remained in a local hospital with serious but non-fatal injuries, police said.

Cristiano was charged with two counts of aggravated homicide and charges of attempted murder, intimidation and being a criminal in possession of a restricted weapon and was sentenced to be detained without bail. His trial is scheduled for Tuesday.

The women, who had left the train before the arrival of the agents were later in contact with the authorities, according to police, who do not reveal their identity.

Dyjuana Hudson, the mother of one of them told The Oregonian newspaper that her 16-year-old daughter, who is black, had boarded the train with a Muslim friend wearing a hijab.

The attacker approached the girls screaming, Mrs. Hudson told the newspaper, the transmission of an account that her daughter had given her. “He said Muslims should die.”

On Friday, police said the detectives wanted to talk to the two women. A detective then took a statement from his family, Mrs. Hudson told the newspaper. She could not be reached for comment.

Police refused to know details of Cristiano’s criminal history, but the newspaper reported that he had been convicted of robbery, kidnapping and weapons, citing court documents. It was not immediately clear if he had obtained a lawyer.

The suspect had no known affiliation with a criminal gang member and no mental health history, according to police.

In a statement, the American-Islamic Relations Council has accused an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in part of President Donald Trump’s focus on militant Islamist groups and anti-immigrant rhetoric.

The administration said that while strongly opposing Islamic militants, it does not have a conflict with Islam.

A Facebook page that seems to belong to Christian mentions “Muslim jihadists” among people who do not like it. The image on the page is an image of Cristiano published by the police.

“There is too much hatred in the world at the moment and too much violence. Our current political climate offers a lot of space for those who spread intolerance,” said Ted Wheeler, a Portland mayor at a news conference.

The best, one of the murdered men, worked for the city of Portland, was an army veteran and was a single candidate for Clackamas County Commissioner.

Best, who was married and had three teenage sons and a 12-year-old daughter, was very well regarded in his work as a technician for the City Development Services Office, said his colleague.

18
Jun

Trump regime proposes zero aid to Tibetans in 2018

US President Donald Trump has proposed zero Tibetan aid in the year 2018, US policy investment has declined to provide financial assistance to the community to preserve its distinct identity.

Trump administration now wants other countries to enter.

The State Department, which sent a detailed proposal to Congress as part of the first annual budget of M. Trump, described as one of the “difficult decisions” to do so, since the budget itself was reduced by more than 28%.

Leaders of the Tibetan community in the United States abstained from commenting on the issue saying they always read the budget documents. At the same time, it was noted that the majority of assistance to the Tibetan people, including Tibet, which was previously led by Congress. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed concern about the movement.

“Leader Pelosi is very concerned about zeroing aid to the Tibetan community in the Trump budget bill,” said Ms. Pti. Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman.

Pelosi, who started this month, led a high-level delegation of Congress in Dharamshala to meet the Dalai Lama, was concerned about development.

“As has been said many times, even during this month’s visit to the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, if the United States does not appear to be human rights in China, all moral authority is lost to talk about the whole world,” Mr. Hammill told PTI.

“This includes critical funding through the State Department for meaningful efforts, such as those that support a truly autonomous Tibet, that promote and protect US interests in the world,” said M. Hammill in response to a question.

The State Department, in its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 beginning on October 1, the Fund withdrew decades Tibet and proposed a null against Fellows Ngwang Choephel. The two categories in 2017 and 2016 accounted for more than one million dollars.

However, the State Department, in its footnote, said that special academic exchanges, including budget allocation has been reduced from more than 14.7 million in 2017 to only 7 billion for 2018 include Funding programs such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Mobility (Disability) Scholarships and the Tibetan Fund. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of US taxpayer dollars, we recognize that we must prioritize and make difficult decisions,” said the State Department official in the PTI.

“By focusing our efforts, we will be able to advance our most important policy objectives and national security interests, while ensuring that other donor countries contribute their fair share of global challenges,” said the official, who asked for anonymity.

However, the official did not identify the countries that want to help continue to finance the Tibetan cause.

10
Jun

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces now control most of the southern city where militants linked to the Islamist group have launched a bloody siege there for almost a week, authorities said Monday.

Only small areas of Marawi are under the control of militants after six days of fighting, the brigadier said. General Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman. In recent days, the attackers managed to repel attack helicopters, armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers.

About 100 people were killed in the violence, including civilians, although authorities were still trying to assess the extent of the bloodshed.

“We can control who enters and leaves, moves and does not, and we try to isolate these remaining foci of resistance,” said General Padilla.

Philippine National Police chief Ronald de la Rosa said the operation takes time because Marawi is urban, allowing armed men to move quickly from one building to another to escape the capture.

“I can not give operational details, but I’m sure they are also human, they get tired,” he said.

The Marawi crisis, which has about 200,000 people, raised fears that extremism is growing in the southern Philippines as smaller militant groups unite and harmonize with the Islamic State group.

On Sunday, Filipino forces said they found the bodies in the streets, at least eight civilians were executed by militants.

The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte last week to declare 60-day martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has been waging for decades.

General Padilla said Sunday that the bodies of four men, three women and a boy were found near a road near Mindanao State University in Marawi.

Eight other men were shot and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday morning in the village of Emi Marawi, police officer Jamail Mangadang said. A paper sign attached to one of the men said the victims had “betrayed their faith,” he said, identifying men as civilians.

Marawi is a predominantly Muslim city.

In addition to the deaths of civilians, General Padilla said that 61 militants, 11 soldiers and four policemen were among the dead.

Violence erupted last Tuesday as the government launched an operation to capture Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the list of Washington’s most wanted terrorists. But the operation was rampant and militant rampaging in the city, burning buildings and fighting against government forces in the streets.

A priest and several faithful were taken hostage. There was no information about his condition.

All groups are guided by the Islamic State group. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that Hapilon had received funding from the Islamic State group.

Washington has offered a $ 5 million reward for information leading to the capture of Hapilon.

5
Jun

Judy malware infects millions of Android smartphones via Play Store, how to check if your smartphone is infected

A malicious campaign called “Judy” had wrapped up much of the Google Play Store and infected anywhere between 8.5 million and 36.5 million users. Check Point’s security research firm said it had discovered the malware after which it had alerted Google. Meanwhile, Google began to remove infected many applications from the Play Store. However, malware Judy got 4.5 to 18.5 million downloads in the Google Play Store. Check Point posted a blog on the subject, which says Judy Malware is an “automatic click of advertising programs.” This essentially means that pirates put money by creating clicks on fake ads after infecting smartphones. The research firm has identified certain applications developed by a company based in South Korea.
The researchers said that the name of the South Korean company is Kinikini and was mentioned in the Google Play Store as ENISTUDIO Corp and is said to develop applications for Android, iOS. The malicious software or automatic click user essentially uses infected devices to create false clicks on ads and, in turn, generates revenue for the one behind this cyber crime. Check Point wrote in its blog post: “Malicious applications have achieved a surprising gap between 4.5 million and 18.5 million downloads. Some of the applications that we have discovered in Google Play for several years, but all have recently updated. “The researchers said they found many other applications containing malware, the Google Play Store. Curiously, they were developed by other companies. According to the checkpoint, the program has operated in an application since April 2016. This essentially means that it had managed to hide the Google review for over a year Judy malware works like this: .. creates false clicks on ads, and Ultimately increases the revenue of these companies basically Judy malware manages to escape the Google Play Store and protection software against hackers could create an “apparently benign applications bridgehead to establish a connection to the device Of the victim, and inserts it into the application store. ” Once you download the application, a connection is established with the control server and control. This furnace server defines the actual malicious load. The wrong program includes “JavaScript, a user agent string and URL controlled by the malware author,” says the checkpoint.

30
May

Cyclone Mora: North East India, Bangladesh brace for wind-speeds of 117 kmph; all you need to know

Mora cyclone was formed in the eastern and central Bay of Bengal and is expected to move to the northeastern part of India. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, it is expected to intensify in a “severe cyclone storm” over the next 24 hours. According to IMD, the wind speed will be in the range of 100 to 150 kilometres per hour.

The storm landed at the main port of Bangladesh’s Chittagong city at 6 am Tuesday. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department said in a special meteorological bulletin that it would pack winds of up to 117km after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people in low-lying coastal villages. After the landing, the storm will dissipate, be turning into a deep depression that will cross Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
According to an Accuweather report, the coastal region of Bangladesh is prone to storms and the densely populated topography has previously given eight of the ten deadliest hurricanes behind the Bay of Bengal. Ganesh Kumar Das, a scientist at the Cyclone Warning Center in the IMD area, Calcutta is quoted in the DNA, which reads: “Under current conditions, cyclone storm can become a severe cyclone storm and move closer to The coast of Bangladesh near Chittagong will not be landing in India.We will not see heavy rain in the range of 70-11 0 mm accordingly and Bengal fishermen were warned not to venture into the sea due to the squalish winds … Just after landing, the model will change and the humidity decreases as it approaches the hills. Usually, when a cyclone makes a landing, the east side of the eye of the storm is the most affected “, May 30, 2017. Precipitation in most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall in some places and torrential rains and TR Licensed strong, probably Assam and Meghalaya. Precipitation in most places
With very heavy rains in isolated locations most likely in Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

May 31, 2017: Precipitation in most places with heavy rains in isolated areas probably Assam and Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Wind winds of up to 60 km with gusts up to 70 80 km / h will prevail in Mizoram and Tripura on 30 May. Off-speed winds of 45-55 km / h with gusts of up to 65 km / h South will prevail over Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur and along the west coast of Bengal on 30 May.

Damage to Mizoram and Tripura: IMD warns that there will be no damage in thatched huts. Minor damage to the lines of communication and feeding due to the breaking of branches. Major kutcha damages and minor damages on Pucca roads. Some damage to crops of rice, bananas, papayas and orchards.

Sea conditions would be extremely difficult and the West Bengal coast of May 30 and fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea for the next 24 hours.

Accuweather The report said there could be significant flooding in Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh.

29
May

Shashi Tharoor defamation case: ‘Bring down the rhetoric’, Delhi HC tells Arnab Goswami

The Delhi High Court Monday issued a notice to journalist Arnab Goswami and her new news channel, the televised Republic, the motive for defaming the head of Congress Shashi Tharoor. “Take the rhetoric.You can make your story, you can activate the facts.You can not call the name.This is not called,” said the judge, Manmohan gives an opinion. The court also requested its responses by August 16, the next hearing date.
Friday, MP Lok Sabha of Thiruvananthapuram had filed a civil lawsuit against the Goswami Defamation and Television Station, Damage and Compensation of Rs 2 Rupees for making defamatory remarks against him demanding during a news broadcast on the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.
The lawsuit filed by supporters of Muhammad Ali Khan and Gaurav Gupta said the recordings were released sensational in order to appease the viewers and create a nonexistent controversy over the denunciation of their public life and image. “It is not out of place to say that the accused (Goswami and TV Broadcasting) reports and alleged presentations” aimed at encouraging viewers to believe that the deceased had been killed either by the applicant ( Tharoor) or as the applicant. This problem clearly has the potential to negatively affect the ongoing investigation into the death of the deceased, “the defence said.
Tharoor said Goswami had broadcast similar news stories when he was editor-in-chief of another television news channel, which was restricted by the National Authority for broadcasting standards. He also said that the police were investigating the matter and had also registered a FIR. “It is pertinent to mention that the Delhi Police made statements to several people, including him,” the lawsuit says. He also said that during the probe, the investigating authorities have not been a single indictment against the MP.

25
May

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

New Delhi: Neha’s parents for eight years, there was no word in a language that could express her happiness because her daughter could continue eating after more than six years.

The eight-year-old girl, who accidentally drank acid at the age of 1.5, underwent rare surgery at Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital in Ahmedabad, allowing her to lead a normal life again. According to the report, Neha could not even swallow her own saliva while consuming the acid had severely damaged her feeding tube, leaving only 1 cm intact. Since then, liquid food has been fed with an artificial tube inserted into the stomach for more than six years. Their anxious parents, who are visited daily many hospitals to find a cure for their daughters, but in vain, since doctors refused to operate their child underweight, weighing only 19 years, 5 kg.

However, the family arrived at the hospital V S Ahmedabad on the recommendation of the doctors there two months.

On May 9, the girl has been successfully exploited by a team of doctors who replaced her oesophagus.

Rare surgery called “gastric traction with oesophagal reconstruction,” which lasted five hours involved creating an 8-inch long incision of your abdomen for the neck to create a new step for food.

“We took part of his small intestine and replaced the oesophagus, creating a new link between the mouth and the stomach,” said Dr Hasmukh Vora, associate professor (surgical gastroenterology) at VS Hospital.

He added that it was difficult to operate on children who are underweight for several reasons.

Neha, who is from the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, has been allowed to eat solid food since May 15 and is expected to be released on Thursday.

25
May

Passengers on Tejas Express smash LCD screens, soil toilets: We clearly don’t understand civic duties

That’s more or less what happened when Mumbai-Goa Texas Express – the first semi-luxury high-speed train in India – returned to Mumbai after completing its first trip.

The train – which covers 630 kilometres in less than nine hours and has modern equipment on board, such as LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, CCTV, coffee and tea vending machines, organic toilets and non-contact water taps – arrived Tuesday in Mumbai complete disaster.

Some train passengers crushed LCDs stole their headphones and stained toilets, they reported. There was also a lot of garbage on the train that the railway’s authorities were surprised to appeal to the passengers to try Texas express worse if they would own it.

One passenger said that some people were trying to remove the LCD screen, pulling their hinges, while others have not pulled the chain after using it, so the toilet began to spit out an hour later the journey begins.

As for stolen headphones, Mumbai Espejo quoted another official as saying: “The headphones were delivered just after the start of the trip. There was no announcement to return the headphones because we expected that passengers will not prevail, as they do not retain pillows and blankets. ”

This raises a question as to whether we really deserve high-quality facilities, such as those provided by Texas Express. After all, if the facilities are to be stolen anyway and vandals, the government should provide quality services and spend the money saved on food, education or employment.

4
May

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