The Iraqi-American contractor who was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq in late December was buried in Sacramento on Saturday. His death was the start of a chain of events that U.S. leaders say prompted them to carry out drone strikes….MORE: sacbee
U.N. rights experts say Egypt’s ex-President Mohammed Morsi endured “brutal” prison conditions that contributed to his death in custody.They also warn that thousands more prisoners are “at severe risk” from “gross violations” in Egyptian prisons. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was from the Islamist, now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was ousted by the military in 2013, after protests. He’d been jailed for six years until his death in a Cairo court while on trial…more: mymcmurray
Connor Betts, 24, was killed by police less than a minute after he started shooting more: chicagotribune – also: more shot in Chicago, read: chicagotribune..more: 251 mass shootings in the US in 216 days, read: USTODAY
Her desire to focus on the positive and ultimately inspire young Somalis around the world to help rebuild the country made her famous – and her death in Friday’s attack on a hotel in the southern city of Kismayo has prompted an outpouring of grief.
She and her husband Farid Juma Suleiman were among the 26 people killed as gunmen stormed the Asasey Hotel, where regional politicians and clan elders were discussing a forthcoming regional election…more: BBC
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Following news of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history, locally, many will gather to hold a vigil to honor the lives lost. This interfaith gathering is being organized along with the local Muslim community. This is going to take place at the Islamic Society of Western Mass on Amostown Road. …more: westernmassnews.
The friends continued their peaceful protests and decided to offer roses with bottles of water to the soldiers. Hiba remembers when, one night, another prominent Daraya activist, Ghiath Mattar, came to their house with flowers and bottles of water and stayed up all night with Islam, writing messages in preparation for the demonstration the following day. She sends me a photo of a rose affixed to a water bottle with an elastic band, and a handwritten message from Islam to the soldiers: “We are Syrians, why are you killing us?”…more: newstatesman
A Nunavut man died this week while protecting his children from a rare polar bear attack. RCMP say Aaron Gibbons, 31, was on an island about 10 kilometres from the hamlet of Arviat, along the west coast of Hudson Bay, on Tuesday afternoon when the bear attacked….more: .winnipegfreepress
The leader was infuriated on discovering the fact that 56-year-old Hyon Ju Song, a lieutenant general of the Korean People’s Army, had been giving extra rice and corn rations to his troop and their families.The officer, who was found guilty of profiting the enemy, engaging in anti-Party acts and abusing authority, was shot with 90 bullets by nine military death-row convicts at the firing range of the Kang Kon Military Academy, located in the capital, Pyongyang…MORE: msn.com