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Mexico Prison Stormed By Men Disguised As Police, Shootout Kills Nine

Mexico Prison Stormed By Men Disguised As Police, Shootout Kills Nine

A Mexico prison stormed by gunmen disguised as police officers resulted in a shootout that killed nine people. Authorities are blaming Mexican drug gangs. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, alleged Honduras death squads have been targeting gang members and are backed by the United States. Six gunmen apparently managed to fool the guards at… Read more »

Saudi Arabian Man To Get 80 Lashes, Jail Time For Tweet

lashing

A Saudi Arabian man is facing punishment in the form of 80 lashes from a whip. He’ll also get three months of jail and a hefty fine. The man’s crime? According to a Saudi Arabian court, the man, Naif Abdullah, defamed Kuwaiti singer Shams with a Twitter post. The official verdict finds the man guilty… Read more »

Boko Haram Islamic Terrorists Kill 12 At Christian Wedding In Nigeria

Boko Haram Victims

A Boko Haram terrorist attack by militant Islamists has killed 12 at a wedding in Nigeria. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Boko Haram has caused much suffering in the past. Several months ago the Islamists killed 42 children in a school. Unfortunately, the jihad continued to target schools in a war on Nigerian students…. Read more »

Hong Kong Pollution Levels Pose Serious Health Risks

Hong Kong Health Risk

Hong Kong pollution levels currently pose a serious health risk to residents. Officials rolled out a new system that gauges air quality based on “ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter that may be inhaled” on Tuesday (December 31). This marks the first time Hong Kong has changed the way it monitors pollution since… Read more »

American And Iranian Forces Joining To Fight Al-Qaeda In Iraq? [Video]

Iran Iraq

Iran and the United States are taking their new found friendship to the next level, according to Israeli intelligence website Debkafile. The United States and Iran are both contributing troops to the effort to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq. Iraq is two weeks into a major operation in which they are targeting the jihadists who have… Read more »

El Salvador Volcano Erupts Prompting Evacuations

El Salvador volcano eruption prompts evacuations

A volcano in El Salvador has begun erupting resulting in evacuations of the area. El Salvador’s most active volcano, the Chaparrastique shot clouds of gas and ash about three miles into the air on Sunday near the city of San Miguel. According to Civil Defense Director Jorge Melendez, a yellow alert had been issued and… Read more »

North Korea Leader Executed Uncle Over Business Dispute, Report Says

Jang Song-thaek

North Korea is not a place to play fast and loose with business deals, at least if you might be crossing financial swords with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un. When Kim had his own uncle put to death earlier this month, most North Korea-watchers believed that the 30-year-old dictator was simply consolidating his power, eliminating… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Tries To Cut Jobless Rate By Kicking Out Foreigners

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is taking the direct approach when it comes to reducing unemployment. The Arab kingdom has simply been kicking foreign workers out so that native Saudis can take their jobs. However, the practice will work better in theory than reality, experts say and will have a far- reaching effect on economies throughout the Middle… Read more »

Bomb On Bus in Israel: Miracle – Nobody Hurt! [UPDATE]

Terrorists

A mid-sized bomb has exploded itself on an inter-city bus in Bat Yam, Israel. Miraculously nobody was injured. The Jerusalem Post reported that Passengers riding the 240 Bus in Bat Yam, Israel, noticed a suspicious package left in the Bus and alerted police. One of the passengers on the bus, David Papo, opened the bag…. Read more »

Apollo Theatre Collapse In London Leaves Dozens Injured

Apollo Theatre collapse leaves dozes injured in London

A balcony in the Apollo Theatre collapsed in London on Thursday, leaving dozens injured, seven of which were seriously hurt. A house packed with theatergoers in London’s West End was supposed to be enjoying the hugely popular mystery The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Instead, one of the balconies in the historic… Read more »

Chinese Doctors Attach Hand to Foot During Emergency Procedure

Chinese Doctors Attach Hand to Foot

Chinese doctors where able to save a man’s severed hand by attaching it to his ankle. According to BBC News, Xiao Wei lost his right hand in a work-related accident. To make matters worse, he was unable to have it reattached to his arm right away. The Huffington Post reported that Xiao Wei lost his… Read more »

Stonehenge Gets $44 Million Renovation, New Visitor Center To Open

Stonehenge gets a renovation, complete with visitor center

Stonehenge has undergone a $44 million (£27 million) renovation that includes a new visitor center to be opened Wednesday. Visitors will be transported about a mile and a half from the center to the stones via shuttle bus. They also have the option to walk down a newly-reconnected ancient processional approach. The center will feature… Read more »

Syrian Civil War Bombing Death Toll 76, Rising In Aleppo

Saudi Arabia calls for U.N. to address Syrian war crimes as cease fire is broken

A bombing related to the Syrian civil war has produced a death toll of at least 76, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. Army helicopters dropped something called “barrel bombs” on the rebel controlled city of Aleppo, impacting civilian areas of the city. Syrian President Bashar Assad uses his air force quite… Read more »

Drone Strike In Yemen Kills At Least 14, None Militants

Drone Strike Hits Wedding Convoy In Yemen

A US drone strike in Yemen on Thursday left at least 14 dead and injured at least 22. An unnamed security official says that none of the dead were wanted militant suspects. He calls the attack directed at a wedding convoy a “tragic mistake.” Two important tribal leaders were among those killed in the strike…. Read more »

North Korea Executes Leader Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

North Korea Executes Kim Jong Un's Uncle

North Korea has announced the execution of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, saying that he was a traitor who tried to overthrow the government. The chilling news comes days after Pyongyang’s announcement that it had removed Jang Song Thaek from all his posts due to allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing, and leading a… Read more »

Ukraine Riots Tense After Police Crackdown [Video]

Kiev Rioters Claim Victory After Police Disperse

The Ukraine riots continue after well-armed police withdrew from Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan. A court ruling announced Tuesday night found the protesters in violation of the law. Soon after police in riot gear began pushing on the entrenched anti-government demonstrators camped in the Ukraine capital. Tuesday night police were seen tearing down barricades erected… Read more »

Yemen Attack Led By Al Qaeda, 52 Killed [Video]

Yemen Attack Leads To Clashes In Capital

A militant attack in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, resulted in 52 deaths on Thursday. At least seven victims were foreign nationals. The attack included two-stages, first a suicide car bomb and then a firefight with armed militants. Credit for the terror strike was claimed by the Yemen branch of al Qaeda, known as al Qaeda on… Read more »

United States Declares Support For Japan In Dispute With China

United States Supports Japan In Dispute With China

The United States has declared its support for Japan in the ongoing dispute with China over islands located in the East China Sea which Japan administrates. China established, unilaterally, an air defense zone last weekend, which Japan and the United States don’t recognize. As tensions grow in the area, the Obama administration is accusing Beijing… Read more »

Shark Attacks And Kills Teen Body Boarder Off Australian Coast

Shark Attacks Teenage Boy

A teenage body boarder was killed after being attacked by a shark off of Australia’s east coast. This is the second shark attack that has ended in a fatality this month. The Inquisitr reported that a surfer was attacked and killed by a shark off of the west coast of Australia exactly one week ago… Read more »

Police In Glasgow Say Helicopter Pub Crash Killed Eight [Video]

Glasgow Police Say Eight Died In Helicopter Pub Crash

Police in Glasgow say that the number of dead has risen to eight after a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub late Friday. Rescue crews are now digging through the partly destroyed building, hoping to save trapped survivors. Authorities say that 14 people have been taken to area hospitals for injuries. As reported by… Read more »