Daily Archive: December 12, 2017

Dec
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North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust Survivor

North Korean Prisons Are Worse Than Nazi Concentration Camps, Says Holocaust SurvivorNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mistreatment of political prisoners is at least as egregious as that carried out in World War II concentration camps, according to a former international judge who survived Auschwitz.


Dec
12

MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise Critic

MSC Seaside named best new ship of 2017 by Cruise CriticMSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website.


Dec
12

'Trump you failed to protect your nation', New York bomb suspect wrote ahead of failed attack

'Trump you failed to protect your nation', New York bomb suspect wrote ahead of failed attackThe New York bomb suspect wrote “Trump you failed to protect your nation” on Facebook before heading to a busy transit hub to set off a pipe bomb, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Akayed Ullah, from Bangladesh, has been charged with providing material support to terrorists and using weapons of mass destruction, following the failed suicide bomb attack on Monday.   The 27-year-old was arrested after setting off a pipe bomb strapped to his body at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs which left four other people injured.   He later told police that he carried out the attack “for the Islamic State (Isil),” according to court papers filed by federal prosecutors.   Ullah posted his message to Trump on his Facebook account on the morning of the attack.   Ullah's passport was found at his home covered in handwritten notes, including one that read: “O America, die in your rage.”   pipe bomb suspect Akayed Ullah Credit:  New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission  Mr Trump has said he would end immigration provisions in response to the attack.    Speaking at the White House on Tuesday the president highlighted that two recent attacks in New York involved foreign nationals living in the US on immigration programs.   Ullah first arrived in the US in 2011 on a visa available to those with family connections in the country.    Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant who killed eight people in an attack in November, was living in the US under a diversity lottery program which gives permanent resident visas to around 50,000 applicants a year.    Five people were injured in the Isil-inspired attack Mr Trump said Congress “must get involved immediately” as he vowed that the two immigration programs “will be ended”.   It is believed Ullah became radicalised after he began watching pro-Isil material online in 2014 and carried out his attack because he was angry over US policies in the Middle East, prosecutors said.   The bomb, described by authorities as a low-tech device, exploded inside an underpass leading to three train lines and the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square, the nation's busiest bus station.   Police respond to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York Credit: AP He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon, supporting an act of terrorism and making a terrorist threat, New York Police said.   US prosecutors also brought federal charges including using a weapon of mass destruction, which carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.   Investigators found a nine-volt battery inside Ullah's trouser pocket, as well as fragments from a metal pipe and the remnants of what appeared to be fairy lights attached to wires.   Officials said Ullah told investigators he built the bomb at his Brooklyn home a week before the attack, filling the pipe with metal screws to maximize damage.     Meanwhile investigators in Bangladesh were questioning Ullah's wife – with whom he has a six-month old son – and her family, according to US officials.


Dec
12

Mother of Keaton Jones says Confederate flag photos were supposed to be 'ironic and funny'

Mother of Keaton Jones says Confederate flag photos were supposed to be 'ironic and funny'The mother of Keaton Jones is addressing backlash on social media after controversial photos emerged of her and her son posing with Confederate flags.


Dec
12

Mario Batali Advocated Doing 'The Right Thing' Weeks Before Being Accused Of Misconduct

Mario Batali Advocated Doing 'The Right Thing' Weeks Before Being Accused Of MisconductMario Batali, who stepped down from his restaurant group on Monday after four women accused him of sexual misconduct, spoke out in support of women’s equality at an event in October.


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