Dramatic CCTV footage shows woman being abducted and robbed in Manchester

Dramatic CCTV footage shows woman being abducted and robbed in Manchester

The Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage from a dramatic kidnapping and robbery in Astley on 19 September. A woman was grabbed by two men off the street, forced into a van, and then taken to the Old Boathouse pub on Higher Green Lane where they demanded money from her. She was punched twice in the head, and the men threatened to throw her in a nearby canal. The two suspects then escaped in the van, which was later found burnt out. Police are now appealing for witnesses. Dec 13, 2016
Filipino activists protest against Dutertes drug war killings

Filipino activists protest against Dutertes drug war killings

Activists have protested against the Philippines anti-drug operations on International Human Rights Day.The rally took place outside Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential palace.Since Duterte took office on 1 July he has imposed a bloody crackdown on drug dealers and users.Several thousand suspects are said to have been killed by police and assassins.The activists believe drug use could be fought more effectively by eradicating poverty. Dec 10, 2016
What is next for oil prices after Opec?

What is next for oil prices after Opec?

Opecs surprise decision to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day has boosted the crude oil price. Financial columnist Edmund Shing asks whats next for the oil industry and whether now is a good time to invest in companies dealing with crude. Dec 7, 2016
Comedians stand up set cut short by gunmen

Comedians stand up set cut short by gunmen

At least six people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a sports bar in New Jersey, USA, on 2 December. Comedian Toni Bryd was about five minutes into her stand up routine when bullets rang out into a room with about 30-40 people in it. Bryd wasnt injured and posted to social media that I was able to get on the floor and make it in the back room. Dec 7, 2016