Video shows Myanmar pagoda collapse after heavy rainfall

Video shows Myanmar pagoda collapse after heavy rainfall

A video shows the collapse of a Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. Visitors gasped as they saw the structure slide into the Ayeyarwaddy River. The Thiri Yadana Pyilone Chantha Pagoda was destroyed around 4:30pm. According to officials, continuous heavy rain caused the river to rise. The water may then have weakened the base of the pagoda. 2 days ago
At least 3 Israeli civilians killed and one injured in West Bank stabbing attack

At least 3 Israeli civilians killed and one injured in West Bank stabbing attack

Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. A fourth victim was wounded in the attack.The attacker was shot but his condition is unknown. The attack came three hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence sparked by the installation of metal detectors at the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem. 3 days ago
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigns over fatal shooting of Justine Damond

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigns over fatal shooting of Justine Damond

Following the announcement of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteaus resignation protesters called for Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges to step down as well. Harteau resigned after a police officer fatally shot 40-year-old Australian Justine Damond. Damond had called the police herself to report a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood. 3 days ago
Florida teens laugh, taunt and film disabled man as he drowns in lake

Florida teens laugh, taunt and film disabled man as he drowns in lake

A group of minors in Cocoa, Florida, filmed and jeered at a man while he was drowning in a lake on July 9.The victim, a 32-year-old disabled man named Jamel Dunn, wandered into a pond near Cocoas Plaza Parkway after an argument with his fiancee, according to reports by Florida Today.He began calling for help, and his calls were heard by a group of unidentified teenagers aged 14 to 16 who filmed his last moments and called him a junkie, yelling that they werent going to enter the pond to help him.This footage was shared on the Facebook by Simone Scott, a woman who identifies herself as Dunns sister.Police found Dunns decomposed body three days later , on July 12, and questioned the teens heard in the video. The minors are not expected to face charges because they were not directly involved in Dunns death, and do not appear to have violated any Good Samaritan laws. 4 days ago
OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

Ex-football star OJ Simpson is a free man. He was granted parole by a Nevada board on 20 July. Simpson was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, and was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. His bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013, but he was granted parole due to good behaviour. Simpson was not released due to other sentences. He has now been granted parole. 5 days ago
Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says

Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said on Thursday (20 July) that the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be should not have happened and that Justine Damond didnt have to die. Damond was shot when she approached a police car after calling 911 to get help over a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood just before midnight on Saturday (15 July). She succumbed to a single gunshot wound to her abdomen. Speaking to the media for the first time since the incident, Harteau said Police Officer Mohamed Noor, who fired the fatal shot, should have had the body cameras turned on. She called the shooting of the Australian the actions and judgement of one individual as she distanced her department from the incident. Harteau said she would be looking into strengthening department policy following the incident to ensure that all police officers have body cameras on when they interact with the public. 5 days ago
OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

Ex-football star OJ Simpson is a free man. He was granted parole by a Nevada board on 20 July. Simpson was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, and was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. His bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013, but he was granted parole due to good behaviour. Simpson was not released due to other sentences. He has now been granted parole. 5 days ago