Month: February 2016

Lebanon: River of trash chokes Beirut suburb

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Lebanon: 'River of trash' chokes Beirut suburb as city's garbage crisis continuesBeirut, Lebanon (CNN)A river of stinking garbage bags snakes its way through the suburbs of Beirut, a surreal and unhygienic blight on Lebanon's cosmopolitan capital.This overflowing landfill, stretching for hundreds of meters through Jdeideh in the city's suburbs, is the consequence of the city's months-long garbage crisis -- both a symbol and a byproduct of the... [...]

Inside the hellish prison where Nelson Mandela was held

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Exclusive: Inside the hellish prison where Nelson Mandela was heldPollsmoor Prison, Cape Town (CNN)Before we even see the cell, we can smell it. It's the suffocating stench of 86 men squeezed into a room built for 19.A warden shoves a key into a rusted iron grate. "Get back," he shouts. The inmates stumble backwards to allow the door to swing open.The cell is a rectangular room with bunk beds stacked three tiers high. In one corner the detainees... [...]

Kalamazoo shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton charged

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Michigan shooting rampage: What we know and don't know (CNN)Authorities charged accused Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooter Jason Brian Dalton on Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight firearms charges. For seven hours Saturday, police say, the shooter drove from one target to another, gunning down victims at random. And in between the shootings, he apparently picked up passengers for... [...]

Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gun-maker

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Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gun-maker (CNN)To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, Daniel, and Wheeler's son, Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the... [...]

Man Arrested After 6-Year-Old Fires Gun Placed in Diaper Bag

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Man Arrested After 6-Year-Old Fires Gun Placed in Diaper BagTampa police arrested a 37-year-old man after a 6-year-old boy found the man's gun in a diaper bag and fired a round.According to a news release from the police department, Ricardo Candelario Marquez on Sunday put his gun in his girlfriend's diaper bag and then walked to a fishing pier, leaving the bag unattended.The boy found the gun and fired. Police said he suffered a small... [...]