UK PM David Cameron resigns on Wednesday, to be replaced by Theresa May

London, UK – Prime minister and leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron, has just announced that he will be relinquishing his position for the new PM to steer the nation through the negotiations that will ensue.

After the result of the June 23rd EU referendum came out, where the ‘leave’ side won the majority of the votes, Mr. Cameron clarified that he will be stepping down as the Prime Minister of Britain in October, where the party’s convention would take place to elect the new leader.

Though, circumstances have changed, since out of the two individuals competing for the position, the one has just dropped out.

That is Minister of Energy Andrea Leadsom, who received controversy from the public and from within the Conservative party for allegedly calling herself a more suitable candidate because, unlike her contestant, she is a mother.

Mrs. Leadsom issued an apology to her rival, Home Secretary Theresa May, who not only accepted it but also had never felt offended by the particular remark.

Despite the dispute being resolved peacefully, Mrs. Leadsom decided that with her current parliamentary support, it wouldn’t be wise to take over the party and subsequently become prime minister.

That ultimately left Mrs. May the sole contestant for the Conservative party’s leadership, leading to PM Cameron’s decision to expedite the period of transition.

Obviously, with these changes, we now don’t need to have a prolonged period of transition. And so tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting. On Wednesday I will attend the House of Commons for prime minister’s questions. And then after that I expect to go to the palace and offer my resignation. So we will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening,”  Mr. Cameron told the media outside 10 Downing Street on Monday.

Had Mrs. Leadsom hadn’t dropped out of the race, as aforementioned, the vote between the two contestants would be determined at the party’s convention in October, where 150,000 registered members would be eligible to cast their vote.

Via: Reuters

U.K. Government rejects petition calling for second EU Referendum

The UK government issued an official response to the widely popular petition asking for a rerun of the EU referendum, where it rules out any possibility of such an event taking place in the foreseeable future.

The Prime Minister and Government have been clear that this was a once in a generation vote and, as the Prime Minister has said, the decision must be respected,” the document highlights.

On the other end, the petition’s primary argument lies on the demand that the winning side of referendums of such a nature, should accumulate a percentage larger than the standard 51% majority.

More specifically, the petition mentions in its online page, “We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.

In response, the government stated that the legislation which oversaw the referendum’s rules had “received overwhelming support from Parliament.“, while it further adds, “The Act did not set a threshold for the result or for minimum turnout.

The government’s official response concludes by naming the entire procedure as “one of the biggest democratic exercises in British history with over 33 million people having their say.“, while it urges the nation to “prepare for the process to exit the EU and the Government is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for the British people in the negotiations.

When it comes to the petition’s background, its founder was revealed to be a former pro-leave activist, at the time when the ‘remain’ side was prevailing in the polls.

According to the government’s website, where the petition had been hosted, a staggering four million people signed for it, in an effort to persuade Prime Minister Cameron to announce a rerun.

Furthermore, various British news outlets’ sources suggest that thousands of the petition’s signatures are not genuine and therefore should not be considered as actual support of the movement.

It is worth adding that the leave side’s win in the referendum has provoked a storm of protest from the younger population, as it is a fact that 74% of the 18-24 age demographic had voted for Britain to remain in the European Union.

Via: Forbes

Militants kill two, wound nine on Bangladesh Eid prayer gathering

BANGLADESH, ASIA – Local authorities have announced the death of two police officers and nine wounded, during a grenade attack on a security point in a town hosting the country’s most prominent celebrations for the end of the Ramadan fasting month.

District administrator Zillur Rahman told the press that the security point where the assault had taken place, is located near an area where an estimated 200,000 people had gathered for a prayer service in Kishoreganj. The town is approximately 140km northeast of the capital, Dhaka.

The precise number of people that were behind the attack is still unknown, while two of them were killed during the shoot-out that ensued. Local authorities did not manage to apprehend any of the gunmen.

One of the senior district officials, Mohammad Azimuddin Sheikh, claimed that, after the grenades were exploded, militants used “sharp weapons” to attack local police. The type of the said weaponry has not been specified yet.

We are still checking for other miscreants but after this incident prayers were held peacefully and we have asked everyone to go home,” Rahaman mentioned during a press conference.

The district administrator assured local residents that the attack had been brought under control for the time being.

It is worth adding that this attack comes in the wake of last week’s fatal tragedy, where alleged ISIS soldiers killed twenty people, primarily foreigners, in a cafe in the capital claimed by the Islamic State Islamists militant group.

According to data from past attacks of a similar nature, last week’s assault featured the largest number of casualties in Bangladesh’s history, causing fear amongst citizens and visitors of the country.

After the attack in the cafe, ISIS announced in an online video that the violence will be maintained until Islamic law is established worldwide, and that the particular assault was just a pre-taste of what there is yet to come.

Via: CNN

Iraqi authorities revamp security in Baghdad to prevent terrorist bombings

Following a car bombing that left 15 dead and 42 wounded, the Iraqi government is overhauling security operations in the capital city of Baghdad to stop the incessant bombing activities from ISIS terrorists.

Militants from the Islamic State have incessantly pounded the Baghdad with car bombings in recent times in a way that beats the imagination of the local and federal police agents, and in a manner that is starting to frustrate the government.

The Islamic State militants have targeted the district of Gorayaat, a Shiite neighborhood on a bend in the Tigris River, for months with barrages of gunfire, car bombings, suicide attacks, rocket and mortar fires, as well as direct assaults.
The manner and success with which the attacks are being carried out is starting to show the security incompetence of the central government to protect the people of Gorayaat and Baghdad as a whole.

After any particular car bombing, police and soldiers swarm the streets of Gorayaat to secure the district, and they check people’s id’s and make non-residents to account for their presence. They also secure checkpoints in a flurry of activities that wear off after a day or two, and then they go back to their normal beats.

A resident, Idris Jawad, says “that goes on for one or two days, then it’s back to normal and we wait for the next bombing.”

In the face of these car bombings and suicide attacks, the government is now resolved to revamp its security measures to respond appropriately to these attacks as well as nab the operators overseeing the dozens of terrorists’ cells within Baghdad.
The government is planning on moving away from reliance on concrete blast walls and police checkpoints to beefing up security intelligence networks for the police and other security agencies. Police intelligence units have been understaffed and underfunded since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003, and intelligence and officials of the Interior Ministry think it is high time they overhauled the unit.

The government is considering many ways to boost internal intelligence networks for the police, and part of these might be recruiting informers from local residents to report on suspicious behavior and activities in the neighborhood.

President Erdogan of Turkey says women aren’t equal to men

At the recently concluded Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spared no words or even economized with the truth when he stated that women are not equal to men and should be treated differently.

“You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature.” President Erdogan also condemned feminists or career-minded women for rejecting motherhood and scorning their position in the home. He tasked women to appreciate the blessing of being a woman and to embrace the roles and duties that come with the gender.

He also cautions men to be careful in how they treat their women at home, as well as superiors on how they deal with subordinate pregnant women in workplaces. “In the workplace, you cannot treat a man and a pregnant woman in the same way,” and this according to the Turkish leader is because women have “delicate nature” that makes it impossible to do the same tasking jobs as men.

“Their nature is different. Their constitution is different. Some people can understand this, while others can’t.” The president therefore asks that while women may not be treated as equal to men, an equivalent form of treatment can be given to them in a way that shows deep respects for them.

He asked that men everywhere learn to respect their wives and female counterparts and deal with them based on their delicate nature, or as the Bible would put it, as “weaker vessels”.

Al-Shabab shoots dead 28 passengers in Kenyan bus attack

Heavily armed Al-Shabab gunmen staged an attack on a passenger bus headed for Nairobi outside the town of Mandera, near Kenya’s border with Somalia and Ethiopia, where 28 passengers were ordered down from the bus and then shot dead. Police authorities confirm that 19 men and nine women were killed before the attackers fled into Somalia.

The gunmen asked the passengers to recite Quranic verses after asking them to disembark from the bus, and while three persons were spared from death after reciting portions of the Quran, the 28 others that could not do so were shot dead at the spot. Al-Shabab men had ambushed the bus at the spot of the crime before carrying out their dastardly act.

The spokesman for Al-Shabab, Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, in a statement confirmed the group carried out the killing. “The Mujahideen successfully carried out an operation near Mandera early this morning, which resulted in the perishing of 28 crusaders, as a revenge for the crimes committed by the Kenyan crusaders against our Muslim brethren in Mombasa.” Christians are often described by Islamic militants as “crusaders” or “Zionists.”

This crime gives authorities an idea into incident that occurred earlier this week, where the police had shot dead a man and arrested about 376 when intelligence indicated that the militants were using four mosques in the city to stash weapons and recruit militants.

David Kimaiyo, the Inspector General of Police stated that “Preliminary reports indicate that the attackers, who were heavily armed, later fled toward the border into Somali.”

Relatives of the bus attach victims were seen crying disconsolately when bodies of their loved ones arrived the Chiromo mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Frenchman in killing video identified, over 1,000 Frenchmen fighting in Syria

The French government has identified the second Frenchman in the latest video detailing the killing of a US aid worker, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig following his capture last year. The UK has identified a British citizen dubbed Jihadi John for his role in the beheading of fellow British nationals and US citizens for Islamic State; but France has also identified about two Frenchmen in the said videos, Maxime Hauchard and Mickael Dos Santos, 22.

French authorities identified both nationals and tracked their histories in France before joining IS jihadists to fight in Syria and Iraq. Originally of Portuguese origin but born in the French town of Champigny-sur-Marne, Dos Santos converted to Islam and then left for Syria in the autumn of2013. He published a video in October asking “all brothers living in France” to “kill any civilian” as remedy for the airstrikes France carried out against the Islamic State militants in Iraq. French intelligence services have been monitoring him since then but only learned he is now in the security of his evil comrades killing innocent prisoners in Syria and Iraq.

The French government believes about 1,000 French jihadists are fighting for IS in Syria and Iraq, and expressed regrets that “close to 50” French nationals had died in Syria. According to the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, “Sadly, we are not surprised to learn that French citizens or residents of France are found at the heart of these cells and taking part in this barbarity.” Le Monde media actually believes over 1,100 French citizens may be fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, with over 375 involved in active action on the frontlines.

Maxime Hauchard is a Muslim convert from Normandy. But France is reputed to have the largest Muslim community in western Europe outside of Russia, and is believed to provide the largest number of fighters joining the ISIS jihadists to unleash terror in Syria and Iraq.

Boyfriend confesses to killing Miss Honduras and sister girlfriend

A man, Plutarco Ruiz, has confessed to shooting his own girlfriend, and her sister – the current Miss Honduras, hours after the latter was scheduled to board a plane to attend the Miss World pageant event in London. Ruiz shot his girlfriend, 23-year old Sofia for dancing with another man at his own birthday party, and also shot the 19-year old Maria Jose Alvarado who was the reigning Miss Honduras – before burying their bodies in a shallow grave with the assistance of an accomplice.

Ruiz confessed to police that during the night birthday party, a heated argument broke out between him and Sofia, his girlfriend, and he lost his cool and shot her; Maria Alvarado who witnessed the shooting turned on her heels and fled but Ruiz shot her twice from behind – he then wrapped their bodies in brown plastic and loaded them to the back of a pickup truck, and drove them to the mountainous area of Santa Barbara where he buried their them in a shallow grave near a spa.

Following the disappearance of both sisters nearly a week ago, Ruiz had nervously told their mother the morning following the murder that the sisters left the party early in the night in the company of other men. But following police investigations, the criminal had confessed to the crime and taken the police to the site of the burial where their bodies were exhumed. His accomplice, Aris Maldonado, has been arrested and already in police custody.

Teresa Munoz, who had earlier lost a son, David Ruiz Rodriguez, earlier this year to assailants who shot him dead with AK-47s in a San Pedro Sula restaurant stated that her girls were very trusting and naïve. “They were not very astute about assessing the people around them. They were just friendly. They were going out with people they hadn’t known very long.”

Killed just a few hours to boarding a plane to attend the Miss World pageant in London, where the winner will be crowned December 14, Salvador Nasrallah who employed Maria Alvarado as a model for his TV game show X-O Da Dinero lamented that “we had her gown ready and her traditional dress costumes. This is not a crime of passion; this is machismo.”

In memory of the slain Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, the Honduras pageant organizer Eduardo Zablah announced that the country would not be participating in this year’s event anymore.

Russia’s president Putin disdained by world leaders at ongoing G20 summit

He is not treated with contempt at the ongoing G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, but Russian president Vladimir Putin is not enjoying the best of communal fellowship among other world leaders at the ongoing two-day summit in Australia. Most world presidents at the meeting made it clear they are not happy with him over his incursion into neighboring Ukraine, and they have obviously limited their interactions with him at the summit on account of this.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reported to have told Putin, “I’ll shake your hand, but I only have one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine.” And US President Barack Obama stated that his country would lead others in “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world”; and UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron hinted that there would “have to be a very different relationship” between Europe and Russia if “we continue to see Russian troops” inside of Ukraine, and he made it clear that there was “the potential for further sanctions” against Moscow.

There are already existing sanctions against Russia in the form of restriction placed on its energy, defense, finance, along other travel bans and frozen assets of individuals – but European Union foreign ministers might further deliberate the need to either extend the sanctions or impose stricter sanctions against Russia. But Putin denies any personal involvement in the crises rocking Ukraine and in his military’s presence across NATO’s borders into Ukraine, maintaining that any proposed sanctions was pointless and would only cause some kind of standoff between Russia and the West.

There was palpable tension between Putin and other world leaders at the summit, and the warm welcome extended to him couldn’t be said to be whole diplomatic; and the Russian leader appeared a little isolated among the global powerbrokers. And to underscore his inconvenience at the summit, Russian sources at the meeting declared that Putin is planning to leave the summit on Sunday ahead of schedule and without anybody really knowing the reasons behind his decision to leave before time.

UK plans to capture British Jihadi John for role in 4 ISIS beheadings

The British government does not know his real names, but they know he goes by the pseudonym Jihadi John, and they are set to capture him for retributions over his defiant role in beheading two British citizens and two US nationals on video for ISIS. British authorities recognized him as a British citizen working for ISIS despite his covered face in his killing videos, and they are determined the Islamic criminal must be captured for the heinous crimes he has been committing in the name of God.

Recruiting Jihadi John to work and kill for ISIS militants underscores the ability of the terrorist organization to recruit US, UK, Canadian, and other countries’ nationals to join its ranks; and this presents a problem to world leaders – because if ISIS could recruit impressionable and energetic young men from outside its base in Syria and Iraq, then it could as well infiltrate world countries and recruit from within with the singular aim of attacking the target country from within – just like it happened with Osama bin Laden in the September 11 attacks.

UK security agents have reasons to believe that Jihadi John was wounded during a recent US airstrikes on 10 trucks convoy leaving an ISIS summit. Several ISIS top leaders were wounded and killed in the airstrikes, and Jihadi John is believed to have been taken to a border Syrian town for treatment after being wounded during the airstrikes.

UK and US intelligence agents are intensifying efforts to capture this monster of a creator for beheading US and UK citizens with relish on videos. Intelligence organizations are prioritizing Jihadi John’s capture for him to face retribution for his crimes, and to extract information about his involvement with ISIS and other intelligence about the terrorist organization.

Families of slain victims would be glad to have Jihadi John face the gallows, and his capture will ensure that no US or UK citizen or any other identified persons that belong to ISIS will go scot-free without answering for their crimes.

New reusable lead bullets made for 3D Plastic Printed guns

The 3D printer guns have been engineered for a high-intensity performance over the past eighteen months. These guns have been reconstructed from a regular imaginary experiment to a coterie.

The 25-year-old Michael Crumling, a New York based tech freak, devised a fresh technique to construct handmade lead bullets with the aid of lead carapace. This new method will ensure that the lead bullets withhold the complete force of the blow. The process will also increase the application of 3D printers. Crumbling also said that it authorizes home printer ammunition to be fired various times without getting a single yaw and slash.

Additionally, this fresh model cannot be copied as it embraces rounds, which must be individually organized. This unique aspect makes sure the long-lastingness of the printed guns.

Furthermore, he declared that soon he will sell these bullets online.

On the other hand, some legitimates put a question mark on the security of this new technique. The Australian police commissioner, Andrew Scipione asserted that even this fresh method is quite destructive.

Crumbling said in a statement, “It’s a really simple concept: It’s kind of a barrel integrated into the shell, so to speak”. He also added, “Basically it removes all the stresses and pressures from the 3-D printed parts. You should be able to fire an unlimited number of shots through the gun without replacing any parts other than the shell.”

While the robust steel covering may aid 3-D printed guns built with cheap plastic last for long, the attempt that goes into manufacturing these special gun bullets is considerable. According to the journal The Verge, the mechanist invests an hour building each round. Luckily, one requires 27 cents per round for the stuff that goes into its making.

Crumbling shares his design for the .314 Atlas rounds on the site: http://mikescustomweaponry.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/314-atlas/

Amnesty International report alleges Israel of bloodshed against nonmilitary

A report published by Amnesty International on Wednesday alleged Israel of war violations in its 50-day bloodshed with Hamas in the Gaza belt this summer, stating its military displayed “callous indifference” to nonmilitary in air attacks on homes razed complete families.

The report mentions that “Palestinian armed groups fired thousands of indiscriminate rockets and mortar rounds into civilian areas of Israel,” recommending infringement of international rules by the two sides.

\However, practically all of its 49 pages portray a study of ammunition in eight Israeli invasions that slayed 104 people, 59 of them under 18 years. Amnesty also got a proof of military goals in partially four of the cases, but debates that the invasions were still “grossly disproportionate.”
Among the sufferers, the report unveiled, were folks who had fled their shelters after Israeli alerts of danger these and were halting with agnates after having found no room at the UN camps. Through the Israeli army called Gaza locals or dropped flimsy missiles-known as “a knock on the roof”—to alert of few forthcoming air attacks, Amnesty informed it found no such notes given in few cases.
The Israel’s embassy in London, reads the Amnesty report that says, ““The report does not mention the word terror in relation to Hamas or other armed Palestinian groups, nor mention tunnels built by Hamas to infiltrate Israel and perpetrate terror attacks”. Further, it says, “By ignoring the nature of the enemy Israel faced in Gaza — a terror group recognized as such by the European Union, the United States, and others — Amnesty’s report fails to contribute to the important discussion needed to solve the conflict.”

Terminally ill Brittany Maynard commits suicide

The 29-year-old Brittany Maynard dies in Portland, Ore. on Sunday. She came to limelight when she delivered a public debate over whether or not terminal patients longing to prevent misery should have permission to take life-ending pills.

Soon after she posted a video on October 6, Mayland emerged as one of the most irresistible mediators for attorneys of helped dying. The video captured the graceful brunette emotionally discussing towards her decision to take charge over in what manner she dies.

It was in the month of January when Maynard was examined with threatening brain cancer and just a few months later she was informed that she had only six months left.

Maynard shifted to Oregon to access the Death with Dignity Laws of the state, which enable physicians to suggest fatal medicines to dying inmates who long to die as per their own wish.

It was on Saturday that Maynard administered the life-ending drug after undergoing growingly frequent breakdowns and serious neck and headache, the mediator for Compassion & Choices told. It is the same nonprofit organization she worked for stretching Death with Dignity Laws.

On October 9 she posted in a blog, “I didn’t launch this campaign because I wanted attention; in fact, it’s hard for me to process it all” but, “I did this because I want to see a world where everyone has access to death with dignity, as I have had. My journey is easier because of this choice.”

Maynard told that last month she thought to administer the fatal drug on November 1 so that she can pass away after celebrating her spouse’s birthday. She added that she wished to undertake a final journey to the Grand Canyon to wind up a lifetime suffused with thrill across the globe. After successfully making it to the place, she designated the Grand Canyon as “breathtakingly beautiful” in a blog post on October 24.

Barbara Coombs Lee, Compassion & Choices’ President said, “Brittany has died, but her love of life and nature, her passion and spirit endure”, “We will work to carry on her legacy of bringing an end-of-life choice to all Americans.”

The family of Maynard demanded privacy, however, posted a death notice on the internet at www.thebrittanyfund.org.

Australian Young Man Risked Life Surfing on A Dead Whale

Sounds stupid and very risky though, for Harrison, an Australian young man, it seemed to be great fun first to ride a dead whale amidst deep sea and only later realized the danger approaching. The dead whale he chose to surf was actually already ravaged by sharks and was surrounded by them.

The young man, as he stated to Channel 7, on being induced by his friends while he was out with them on a boat thought it would be fun to ride on the dead whale. But only when he started enjoying it, he could perceive some large sharks surrounding the dead whale for satisfying their hunger. On realizing the seriousness of the situation, the young man somehow escaped from the spot and later says that he would never go for such risky idiotic attempts in his life.

Harrison said, “(I was) out on the boat with the boys and one of my mates said it would be pretty funny if you go out surf the whale, so I did it.” Stating his condition on spotting the sharks, he said, “They were too busy chomping on the whale so it wasn’t too bad.” He also added, “I’ve done it, I don’t need to do it again. Definitely it was a stupid act, didn’t mean to disrespect anyone. Mum thinks I’m an idiot: dad’s not too proud either.”

Tony Cappelluti, a member of the Fisheries Department told The West Australian, “It is very risky to enter the water around that type of large food source because even if you can’t see sharks, it’s highly likely the carcass is attracting them from a long way away. Irrespective of some type of adrenaline rush, or whatever you’re trying to get out of performing that type of act, it’s highly risky.”

Rescue in Japan Continues Following a Volcanic Eruption

A volcanic eruption that took place from Mt. Ontake in central Japan has led to a death of more than 30 people. Rescues by the police and fire and military rescue teams continue with efforts of saving the hikers and other residents from the smoke and ash of the eruption.

The eruption of a volcano at the Mt. Ontake can be termed as the second natural disaster in Japan in the past month as before that, the nation suffered from mudslides in the Hiroshima area due to heavy rainfalls. This disaster has already killed some 42 people and the rescue in Hiroshima is still continuing.

The hikers were injured and trapped by the volcanic eruption at a time when they were hiking through the mountain’s popular trails which are a magnet for the hiker. Seven of the climbers were rescued from the mountain today and some of them have been hospitalized. Four of these hikers are found to have cardiac arrest and have been taken down by helicopter.

A female hiker who was near the volcano’s crater just at the time of its eruption, states, “I thought I was going to die.”

Around 550 police, fire, and military personnel are continuously working on the rescue and aiding of the affected. The rescuers are seen coated with volcanic ash on their jackets and have their nose and mouths covered by white surgical masks to avoid the harmful smoke.

It was a 3,067-meter (10,100-foot) volcanic eruption that took place at Mt. Ontake and led to the most of the harm made to the hikers. Following the eruption, thirty-one victims were found on the mountain having cardiac arrest.

Climate Change Attracts Attention of the Sensitive Mass across the World

People across the world have been seen lately being worried and curious about the changes taking place due to the climate transformation which have led big and impressive rallies to be brought out by people in huge numbers. However, a UN summit is to be held tomorrow in New York basing on the climate change issue.

The best thing about the rallies centering the climate change issue is that all walks of people right from the bureaucrats and the people in power to the one of lower strata are seen taking active part in these. The supporters of such rallies include names like UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and former US Vice-President Al Gore etc who were seen gathering and taking part in a march along Central Park in NY.

Ban Ki-Moon states, “Climate change is the defining issue of our time and there is no time to loseä. If we don’t take action now we’ll have to pay much more.”

Other cities like Rio de Janeiro and some others across Latin America have showed great response to the rallies with hundreds of people participating and chanting “change, change, change”. The organizers of the rally in Berlin wanted to make sure that unlike other issues, this burning issue does not get lost in crowd. Hence, one of the organizers Rene Schaar said, “We believe that the UN climate summit in New York is a crucial one. That is why we want to send a political message. We want to be heard and show the politicians that something has to be done for climate protection.”

In Belgium, it was declared car-free zone in the capital Brussels on Sunday in support to protest against climate change and thousands people were seen marching to the Foreign Affairs Ministry with an objective of to give a petition signed by one-and-a-half million people.

In Melbourne, Australia as well thousands of people took part in march and some of them took the rally forward to the Cairns Convention Centre where ministers and bankers are attending a G20 summit.

Thousands of Villagers Evacuate in Philippines Following a Volcano Eruption

An active volcano in Mount Mayon in Philippines that belched out a amount of huge lava but in a gentle flow towards the villages based down the hill has terrorized the villagers enough to run away from their homes. The authorities concerned too have issued an evacuation notice to the villagers so that no harm is made to lives.

Although the flow of the eruption is gentle at present, but according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology the Mount Mayon is in high alert at present with possibilities of “hazardous eruption” taking place within weeks. Scene of the volcano currently ejecting glowing rocks too is evident at present along with dozens of low-frequency volcanic earthquakes. However, watching the molten lava creating a glow in the darkness of night is both a feeling of awe and fear for the spectators.

Stating the present condition of the volcano, Renato Solidum the head of the government volcano monitoring agency says, “It’s already erupting, but not explosive. Currently, the activity is just lava coming down. If there is an explosion, all sides of the volcano are threatened.”

The size of the rocks and boulders ejecting from the volcano can very well be estimated when volcanologist Ed Laguerta said that he could see huge glowing lava and super-hot boulders rolling down from Mayon’s crater even from a distance of 12 kilometers (7 miles) away.

Villagers ranging up to 12,000 who were living within a distance of 8 K.M. from the volcano’s crater are made to evacuate their homes. However, those living within a distance of 6 K.M. from the volcano are being used with a mandatory evacuation ntioce along with also declaring the areas a permanent no-go danger zone.

Mayor Herbie Aguas said, “We are praying that it would not be the worst-case scenario.”

Fourth Casino in Atlantic City Closed Down- This Time its Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino

The Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino is the fourth casino so far to be shut down in this year in the Atlantic City. It is due to a downturn in their business that this casino along with three other casinos of the city had to choose to hang the lock outside their doors. Its poor performance led it to be ranked amongst the last ones of the city’s casinos.

It was on May 14, 1984 when the doors to this majestic casino was being opened by its owner Donald Trump for whom it was the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly in the entire nation. But unfortunately, the Donald cut its ties with the casino since then. However, the Trump Plaza was one of the finer casinos of the city with many gamblers having good and bad times in it.
On its closing day, i.e., on the early half of Tuesday, spectators could see only a few of the gamblers being the last visitor to the casino and coming out passing those slot machines and the dozens of beautiful chandeliers. It was a last time feel for them and also, the last feel for the casino and its stuff to have guests in it.

With the closing of this fourth casino and three other earlier this year, almost 8,000 workers lost their job in the Atlantic City. There may be a bad news waiting for another 3000 workers working in Trump Plaza’s parent company the Trump Taj Mahal Casino resort as well which also has probability of being shut down in the coming November this year.

Dealer Ruth Hardrick who had been working at the Trump Plaza for 26 of its 30 years is now jobless and expressed her grief and worry saying, “What’s the next step? Where do we go from here? It’s happening all over. A lot of us are in the same boat. You think something will come along (to save the casino). And it didn’t.”

What’s left in the Atlantic City now are only eight casinos out of the 12 with which the city began this year.

Kanye West Stopped Concert and Misunderstood Two of His Fans for Not Standing Up

Kanye West is in a musical tour to Australia this month and during one of his concerts in Sydney on Friday night, the wrapper made news for asking his fans to stand up and dance while he sings. He first asked all his fans to stand up and on finding two of the audiences still sitting he insisted them to stand up or else he would stop the concert.

Kanye told the crowd: “I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t.”

When Kanye found two of the audiences still sitting in spite of his request to all to stand up and dance, Kanye misunderstood them as underestimating him. This led him to even say that he will not be carrying on the show until and unless the two stands up. It was all due to a misunderstanding that Kanye made such an announcement because he later on had to carry the show on for misunderstanding the two of their abilities.

Both the audiences sitting in the concert were handicapped, sitting on wheelchairs. On him addressing the two fans and asking them to stand up, one of them, a woman raises and waves her prosthetic limb in the air and the other was also seen to be sitting on wheelchair. On realizing his mistake, Kanye had to follow quickly saying, “Okay, you fine.”

Following this incident, Kanye continued his performance and delivered his song “Good Life”.

Government Officials Sacked By the Liberian President for Not Returning To the Country

The 10 senior government officials who had shown disrespect to an official order of returning to Liberia has been declared as fired from their respective responsibilities. It is the president of the Ebola struck west African nation who has made the final decision on sacking the senior officials.

The President terms the present state of Liberia as an emergency for which she seek everybody’s help and support to fight “for the very survival of our state”. As stated by the President’s office on Sunday, “These government officials showed insensitivity to our national tragedy and disregard for authority.”

The government officials are not returning to the nation only because of the fear of being infected by the Ebola virus as the country has been badly taken into grasp buy the disease. But at the same time, their disrespect for their respective duties and responsibilities towards their nation has made them liable to be penalized. The President of the nation, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, henceforth, took the decision of sacking them who did not even obeyed her command of asking the ministers return within a week.

The present state of the nation is alarming with the death toll due to the Ebola disease is increasing and is pretty disturbing. According to the reports of World Health Organization, more than 2,400 people are killed by the epidemic since its outbreak.

The sacked higher officials of the Liberia government include ministers like deputy minister for economic affairs at the ministry of justice Victoria Sherman-Lang and the deputy minister for administration and public safety at the ministry of justice Wheatonia Dixon-Barnes. There are five other members of various boards who have been asked to return to country who otherwise will not be provided with their salaries and other benefits. These five members left the country without showing proper excuse.