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Feb 18, 2019
During an interview with the press, illegitimate president Nicol�s Maduro said he wouldn't be removed from power. Moreover, he urged Trump�s envoy, Elliot Abrams, to have a meeting with him stating he would be there no matter the place or the day. Later that day, an unauthorized spokesman from Washington said US officials would have that meeting with Maduro to discuss when and how he would leave the presidency. Nowadays, Maduro�s regime is being pressured with sanctions coming from the US and other countries, as many people are asking him to leave the power. Meanwhile, interim president Juan Guaid� is actively trying to help Venezuelans by organizing the entry of the humanitarian aid coming from the US.
Feb 18, 2019
Shamima Begum left Britain at age 15 to go to Syria and become a part of ISIS; Now, after four years, she has decided to return to the UK. Since she left her country, Begum has gotten married and has had two children who died. Now, she has given birth to another child and wishes to go back to her homeland. Brit officials are debating whether to let her come back, as Begum holds the British nationality and it legally allows her to return. Moreover, since Britan doesn't have a consular office in Syria, Begum would have to go to a neighboring country with a British office to get help and be sent back to England.
Feb 18, 2019
From businesswoman to Thailand{s prime minister, that's the goal Pauline Ngarmpring wants to achieve. Pauline is currently running for the prime minister position against two other candidates and said in a statement that she would fight for the equal rights of the LGBTQ+ community in the country. Pauline also expects to open the field so that more representatives of this community can be elected for more positions of power. Ngarmpring is part of The Mahachon Party, where at least 200 positions are being re-elected out of 500, and around 20 people from the party are members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Feb 18, 2019
Vatican leaders and many other critical Catholic figures attended a meeting with Pope Francis, with the hopes of talking about the sexual assault scandals within the church. The pope has admitted to feeling ashamed because many have taken the scandal to make fun of the Catholic Church. However, many bishops have refused to help the victims since they believe it's better to protect the church and its members, and this reaction is angering communities. Although Pope Francis sent a letter to the Vatican government so that they could address the situation and make sure victims know they are being heard, the government refuses to do so. Catholic church followers are hoping this problem will be addressed and taken seriously.
Feb 18, 2019
During a war, sometimes soldiers have to escape from life-threatening situations and don't have the chance to get something to eat or drink. To be prepared for these type of incidents, soldiers train at an annual event called Cobra Gold held in Thailand. US Marines and military forces from other nations participate in this week-long training program. One of the particular practices soldiers go through is drinking the blood of a decapitated snake to prepare themselves to survive in the jungle. After this course, not only are the troops better trained, as it also serves for the attending nations to form strategic partnerships and allies.
Feb 18, 2019
On Saturday, a group of men broke into a bar called "La Kuka" and opened fire, killing five people with heavy machinery, while four others were left severely injured. The tragic incident took place in Cancun, where the Jalisco drug cartel is fighting to get control over the area. Authorities believe a member of this cartel is involved in the bar shooting. Cancun visitors and locals have been victims of increasing rates of crime and violence in the last few months; the latest incident took place in January and was a shooting that resulted in seven deaths.
Feb 18, 2019
An incident involving a homeless man occurred at the Bastille Subway Station on Friday morning. When French authorities went to asses the scene, they found a 20-year-old man with severe burns on his face. Several witnesses claim to have seen a fight happen between the victim and another person, and supposedly this person attacked the homeless man with a cloth full of acid. Afterward, the victim was taken to the hospital, and he's now being treated for his burns. Authorities haven't been able to capture the person responsible for the attack. However, an investigation is underway.
Feb 18, 2019
US forces sent out shipments carrying more humanitarian aid that have already arrived at the Colombian border. There are armed officers protecting the several tons of food and medicine aimed for the Venezuelans in need at the border. The humanitarian aid will be transported into the nation on February 23rd, and the interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido has encouraged citizens to ask the Venezuelan military forces to let the aid to come through, though illegitimate president Nicolas Maduro has assured he won't let that happened. Maduro has denied the entry of any help for the Venezuelan people, explaining they don't need charity from other countries.
Feb 18, 2019
Travis Kauffman was hiking in the mountains of Colorado when a lion attacked him. Kauffman put his hands up, trying to protect his face from the lion. However, the lion scratched his face, arms, and legs with his claws as Travis screamed as loud as he could.
Kauffman tried many times to get away but couldn't, and it wasn't until he managed to suffocate the animal that he finally escaped. The man then ran to the nearest hospital, and doctors needed over 20 stitches to treat his multiple wounds. After the incident became known, Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities removed the body of the animal and explained how these type of accidents don't happen very often.
Feb 15, 2019
Reportedly, Nahashon Mutua, a police officer in Kenya could be sentenced to death for killing an inmate. When he was convicted, the Supreme Court had seen several similar cases involving officers. However, judges decided Mutua's case was nothing like other cases seen in the past. In 2003, when Mutua was fulfilling his duties, he hit an inmate named Martin Koome with a blunt object. When he realized what he had done, Mutua tried to blame another inmate for the death, but his attempt to cover up what he had done was unsuccessful and ended up being arrested in December of the same year.
Feb 15, 2019
Police officers arrested an 80-years-old woman after they saw her dogs chewing bones, and when they proceeded to check her entire house, they found organs and dismembered body parts inside her fridge. It's confirmed that the woman used to work at a farm back in the day, making her more suspicious because of how the dismembered body parts were cut. Authorities think the woman may have killed eight victims throughout the years and neighbors stated that sometimes they could hear an ax, something that the woman denied by saying she used to cut pigs for her work. Authorities are now looking into this case, considering the possibility they could be dealing with a serial killer.
Feb 15, 2019
Luigi Ventura, an Italian archbishop and a Vatican representative located in France, is currently being investigated after sexual abuse allegations surfaced. Ventura is said to have molested another Vatican representative in France back on January. During an event in the City Hall of Paris, Ventura allegedly grabbed the buttocks of another church representative when he was being welcomed to the ceremony. The victim, reported the incident days later and it has now been made public. Ventura's lawyers denied giving any statements.
Feb 15, 2019
El Chapo's trial lasted three months, during which prosecutors showed every piece of evidence they had against El Chapo, but Emma Coronel remained loyal to her husband and stayed by his side. The 29-years-old woman had to stand in the courtroom while prosecutors confirmed details about how Guzman wasn't faithful to her, and how he raped and murdered several other people. However, Coronel stayed by her husband's side; she expressed how she looked up to him and saw him as a hero.
Feb 15, 2019
Back in May, two women were approached by US Custom and Border Protection officials after being overheard speaking in Spanish inside a store. One of the officials asked them questions and demanded to see their ID cards. However, when the officers noticed they were American citizens, they backed down.
After the incident, Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez proceeded to sue the officers. An attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union highlighted speaking another language wasn't illegal and suggested the incident happened because of the hate the current administration is spreading towards immigrants.
Feb 14, 2019
A former intelligence officer is being charged for spying for Iran and revealing confidential information. Monica Elfriede Witt was a spy for Iran through 2013, and she provided sensitive information to Iranian military forces. Moreover, hackers later used the information she gave them to attack her former colleagues in the US forces. Witt served in the US air force from 1997 to 2008 and then became a special agent in the air force office. Later, when she left the air force, she began working as a defense and intelligence contractor.
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