U.S. test-launches ICBM amid North Korea tensions Play

U.S. test-launches ICBM amid North Korea tensions

The U.S. military successfully test-launched an Intercontinental-Ballistic Missile from California, just days after North Koreas second test of their own ICBM. The Air Force claimed that the action is not a response to North Koreas recent test launch, but to demonstrate U.S. nuclear enterprise is safe, secure and effective, and ready to deter, detect and defend attacks against the U.S. and its allies. Aug 2, 2017
Brave unarmed police officers chase machete-wielding man Play

Brave unarmed police officers chase machete-wielding man

West Midlands Police has praised two plain clothed police officers who chased down a machete-wielding man in Birmingham on 13 September, 2016. Footage uploaded to West Midlands Police YouTube account on 2 August shows a man brandishing a two-foot long blade and approaching the two police officers. Police state that the man wielding the machete was a 20-year-old who shouted at the pair come on Ill chop you up. In the caption of the video, police confirm that the man was successfully wrestled to the ground and the machete was seized.Both officers received a commendation from West Midlands Polices Chief Constable – and the man was later detained indefinitely in a mental health facility. Aug 2, 2017
What is fentanyl, the opioid drug 50 times stronger than heroin? Play

What is fentanyl, the opioid drug 50 times stronger than heroin?

Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid, typically used as a painkiller. However, in recent years it has been mixed with heroin and other street opioids, leading to an increase in overdoses across the world. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than street heroin, with some variants such as Carfentanyl thought to be 10,000 times stronger. Aug 2, 2017
Venezuelan opposition leader pre-recorded video released after his arrest Play

Venezuelan opposition leader pre-recorded video released after his arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged his supporters to keep up the fight against President Nicolas Maduro in a video message posted hours after his arrest in a raid on his home on Tuesday, August 1.Lopez had been under house arrest at his home in Caracas, where he says he recorded this video on July 17 in anticipation of possibly being taken to prison.Lopez confirmed in a video sent to his Twitter followers, that his wife, Lilian Tintori and amp;#39;s pregnancy was another reason to fight for Venezuela and added it was the best news he had received in the last three and a half years. Lopez was granted house arrest in July following three years in prison for his role in anti-government street protests in 2014.Government opponents called the abrupt removal of the men from their homes by security forces in nighttime raids a sign of Venezuela and amp;#39;s President Nicolas Maduro and amp;#39;s determination to silence rivals and stamp out four months of massive street protests against him. Aug 2, 2017