Archive: Dec 2014

Gunman In Canada Kills Eight People Then Himself

 

Eight victims: Police in Edmonton, Alberta, investigate a home where seven bodies, two of them children, were found this morning after reports of a suicidal man

 

A man who is considered to be psychologically unstable gunned down eight people then later killed himself in a Canadian town reports say

The man by name Phu Nam thought to be 53 years old;  was found dead after an alleged rampage in which he attacked his victims in two different parts of Edmonton, Canada, before fleeing and taking his own life.

Chilling: Police remove one of the eight victims from a home in Edmonton, Alberta, this morning

Police said that one of the victims was a young boy, and another was a young girl. They also found bodies belonging to four women and two men who were murdered.

One of the victims was named late Sunday as 37-year-old Cyndi Duong, who was killed at a separate home to the other seven.

According to reports, police chief Rob Knecht called the attacks a ‘senseless mass murder’, which he said was a result of domestic violence.

He later described the killings, carried out with a 9mm handgun which was stolen eight years ago, as ‘planned and deliberate’ and said they were the city’s worst mass killings since 1956.

He added the man was well-known to police and had a criminal record dating back to September 1987.

Police were called to an address in the south of the town, three hours north of Calgary in the Alberta province, following a weapons complaint.

Murdered: The victim above is one of seven found in the same home, to which police were called in the evening before the killings happened

Indonesia finds Air Asia wreakage at bottom of the sea

 

 

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Finally, the Air Asia plane has been discovered by the Indonesian officials, also Search teams have found a seventh body believed to be from AirAsia flight QZ8501 including an Air hostess, an Indonesian official said Wednesday.

Indonesian searchers say sonar equipment has detected wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at the bottom of the sea, a day after the first signs of debris were spotted.

It’s still unclear whether the aircraft is in one piece or broken up, said Hernato, a search and rescue official who goes by one name. Also the plane is said to be upside down

The grim discovery Tuesday of parts of the missing plane and several bodies on the surface of the sea dealt a heartbreaking blow to families whose loved ones were lost. More on this later

Former World Footballer George Weah Wins Senate Election In Liberia

 

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Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.

Weah – who in 1995 became the first and only African yet to win the Ballon d’Or as European footballer of the year and who played for AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and Monaco – trounced his rival Robert Sirleaf, the son of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Weah got 78 percent of the vote in Montserrado county in the December 20 poll to fill half the seats of the Senate. Turnout was around 25 percent, according to the national election commission.

The election was originally due to be held in October but was postponed over the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Sirleaf, who was running as an independent, registered 10.8 percent of the vote.

Montserrado county, in northwestern Liberia, is the west African country’s most populous region and home to nearly a third of its population of four million.

Liberia tops the number of Ebola deaths in the current outbreak with 3,384 fatalities, but it has seen a clear decrease of new transmissions in the past month.

40 bodies of Air Asia crash recovered

 

Indonesian air force crew carry what is believed to be slide from missing plane to military base in Pangkalan Bun -

At least 40 bodies have been recovered from the sea in the search for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, the Indonesian navy says.

The bodies were spotted along with debris floating in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo, in one of the search zones for the plane.

There has been no official confirmation that the remains come from the plane.

The Airbus A320-200, carrying 162 people from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, disappeared on Sunday.

In this image taken from video released by TV One, a rescuer is lowered on rope from a hovering helicopter near a body in Java Sea waters, Indonesia Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.

Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK

Brave Pilot who made emergency landing for Virgin Atlantic Plane following failed gears

 

The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 with more than 450 people on board was meant to go to Las Vegas but was forced to return to London after developing a technical fault shortly after take-off yesterday afternoon

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has landed safely at London’s Gatwick Airport after discovering a problem with part of its main landing gear.

Virgin flight VS43 with 447 passengers and 15 crew was travelling from Gatwick to Las Vegas when it had to return.

The Boeing 747 circled over southern England for several hours dumping fuel before making a bumpy but safe landing just before 16:00 GMT.

Gatwick’s runway reopened at 19:03 GMT after being closed by the emergency.

Close up: This image shows how three-quarters of the landing gear was down - but one set of wheels on the starboard wing were not fully down 

Staff from Virgin attempt to calm the chaos as hundreds of passengers arrive at the Hilton Hotel in Gatwick after the emergency landing

photo credit : Daily Mail UK

Finally Mel B speaks out about abuse from husband

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Mel B has put down speculations she was beaten by her husband  Stephen Belafonte.

She took to her Instagram page to address the issue quoted as saying ‘My hubby never would lay a hand on me’.

The “X-Factor U.K.” judge was recently admitted to the hospital due to a mysterious illness, which caused her to miss one of the final episodes of the singing competition.

When she did return to the show for the live finale on Dec. 15, fans took to Twitter to comment on her multiple bruises, scratches and what appeared to be a swollen face. Many speculated that Brown’s injuries were caused by her husband of seven years physically abusing her, which he adamantly denied.

The 39-year-old “America’s Got Talent” judge explained Sunday that she was “havin problems with my Twitter,” but would be back soon.

Still, she provided a health update via Instagram.