Remains found after fisherman taken by croc at Adelaide River

Remains found after fisherman taken by croc at Adelaide River – Yesterday early evening (Monday 18th August 2014) a 57 year old man was believed to have entered the water to un-snag a fishing line in Australia’s Northern Territory on the Adelaide River when he was taken by a crocodile.

Now police have revealed that human remains have been found appearing to confirm the worst.

The man’s wife heard a scream and saw a crocodile tail splash but did not see her husband taken according to initial reports.

Our thoughts are with the man’s wife and family.

Details sourced from: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2014/08/19/remains-found-after-fatal-nt-croc-attack.html

UN warns 30,000 Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar facing ‘potential genocide within days or hours’

UN warns 30,000 Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar facing ‘potential genocide within days or hours’ – The worsening situation in Iraq and Syria is getting to a point now that is beyond horrific with the seeming growing rise of the ISIS militant group hold on the countries.

Despite 100s of Humanitarian drops, lots of media coverage and a reasonable awareness of the situation the UN is warning of a chilling potential genocide of 20,000 up to 30,000 people stranded in the Mount Sinjar area.

The stranged Yazidis and Christians are facing a huge threat from the ISIS militant group and the UN refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards put out a warning yesterday saying that “a mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours”.

Extra humanitarian efforts are being devised to try and reach food and water to these people but it may possibly not be enough and as far as I can tell, beyond the warning there doesn’t seem to be much of a solution to this sad sad crisis.

The whole situation is one that seems so hard to solve. Intervention may end in another semi-occupation by the US or another large power but standing by and doing nothing seems so wrong too.

As a bystander my only tool seems to be able to hope and pray and talk about it with those that are unaware.

I sincerely hope these poor people find a way to survive this unthinkable situation.

Please read more here.

Chess deaths leave sour note at Norway tournament after two participants die

Two deaths have left a sour note at a Norway chess tournament after two participants died in unrelated deaths.

The first death happened to during play, a 67 year old participant, a member of the Seychelles team, collapsed during the final round against Rwanda. When the emergency help came in people scurried thinking the defibrillator was a gun!

The second death was a man found dead in his hotel room. He was a player from Uzbekistan.

Both deaths have no suspicion of foul play and were said to be of natural causes.

Incredibly sad!

Toilet cleaner conman Timothy Giles pretended to be a Qantas pilot to dupe woman into a relationship

A Toilet cleaner conman named Timothy Giles pretended to be a Qantas plane pilot to dupe woman into a relationship! We can understand him being shy about his job but it seems he took his lying too far!

The 46 year old built up an online lie showing him as a jet-setting pilot living a glamorous life. Using images downloaded from the net he created the lie and duped women on a dating website.

He was eventually arrested at the home of one of his victims in Devon, UK, after he had duped another out of some cash.

He built up a complex life story and was playing more than one woman!

In 2013 he was caught impersonating a policeman so this is something he has a history of.

His true story was that he was an unemployed ex toilet cleaner, and of course a convincing conman!

Read more about the story here: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/toilet-cleaner-conman-timothy-giles-pretended-to-be-a-qantas-pilot-to-dupe-woman-into-a-relationship/story-e6frfq80-1227018167313

Raudhatul Jannah, then 4, lost in 2004 Boxing Day tsunami reunited with West Aceh parents

Raudhatul Jannah, then 4, was lost in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and now due to some crazy luck she has been reunited with her West Aceh parents.

The girl was swept away in the disaster and her parents desperately searched but never found any trace. After a month they gave up the search.

Now, 10 years later, her brother spotted a girl on a nearby area that looked like his sister. She had been under the care of an elderly woman and it turned out to be the missing girl in this remarkable story.

So the family are now reunited.

Read more here.

Ebola mortality rate expected to rise

In what is being reported as the World’s worst outbreak of Ebola the mortality rate is expected to rise leading to grim news. West Africa has been hit hard by the virus that usually has a mortality rate of around 75-85%. However this time around the death rate is currently sitting at about 55%.

While that may sound like good news part of the issue is that the outbreak is ongoing and the disease takes up to a month to kill it’s victims. So countries that are reporting newer outbreaks such as Liberia are bringing the overall mortality statistics down.

Sadly it’s expected the rate will rise to somehow reflect more closely the rates of previous outbreaks of the virus.

Read more about the statistics in this article from Yahoo.

We are just hoping that further deaths and spreading can be minimalised and the epidemic can be quickly calmed down. There have already been far too many deaths.

Bill Clinton told Melbourne audience just hours before September 11 attacks of missed chance to kill Osama bin Laden

Bill Clinton told Melbourne audience just hours before September 11 attacks of missed chance to kill Osama bin Laden – A haunting audio from 2001 has emerged where former President Bill Clinton says he missed a chance to potentially kill Bin Laden just hours before the September 11 incident!

However it’s not as straight up as a simple missed opportunity. The pres would have had to have killed up to 300 civilians.

In the Audio from the speech in Melbourne he is heard saying:

“And I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden — he’s a very smart guy, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about him — and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him.”

“And I could have killed him,” Mr Clinton continued, “but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn’t do it.”

The few for the many is the ultimate decision faced by world leaders on a regular basis! So we can’t hold a grudge against him for not taking the shot.

More details about how this recording has only just emerged can be found on News.com.au here.

Orange Is the New Black popularity prompts wardrobe change for American prisoners

The show Orange Is the New Black has risen steadily in popularity and it now it has prompted a wardrobe change for American prisoners according to some news reports!

The problem comes because the Netflix streamed show has started to make it fashionable for members of the public to wear the orange jumpsuits. The cheap fashion is being worn by some around malls and out and about.

Now, sometimes inmates of certain prisons do work out in the community. The fashion being worn by real inmates and by the public could lead to some genuine confusion.
So News.com.au has reported that Saginaw, Michigan County Sheriff William has said that inmates uniforms are now being changed to black and white stripes to save confusion,

It’s crazy that a Internet show has had this impact!

Read more here.

US man Robert Kemp charged with hugging 14-month-old boy to death

A US man named Robert Kemp has been charged with hugging a 14-month-old boy to death.

The 27 year old was finally taken into custody on Tuesday a year after the incident and was released on a $10k bail the next day. He was said to be a family friend according to some sources.

The warrant said he gave the child a bear hug, he squeezed the 14 month year old so tight that he stopped breathing and died.

Kemp says that he stopped playing with the baby after he was rubbing his eyes looking tired. He says he put him in the crib and went away for a while. He realised he had not heard the child in a while so went to check and says he found the baby on his stomach with his hands in fists.

Another person in the home tried CPR with no luck.

Kemp could face 5 years in prison in this sad case.

More details on News.com.au.

Man calls 911 after wife throws out beer

Last month a story came out that a man had called 911 after his wife threw out beer! Whaaaaaat!!!!!

It was reported that the West Palm Beach resident called 7 times in 4 hours sparking his arrest. Officers said the complaint was simply that his wife had thrown out his beer. Of course frustrating but certainly not serious.

The charges were related to him making false calls!

Read more in the Huff.