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... Mehdi Nemmouche, Islamic State terrorist,
French citizen (Algerian origin) in Syria,
THE SUNDAY TIMES Sept 14, 2014.
"If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian or a Canadian or any other disbeliever waging war... then rely upon Allah and kill the kafir (unbeliever) in any manner or way... Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him. "
... Sheik Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, Islamic State
THE AUSTRALIAN Sept 23, 2014.
... Pope Francis, Roman Catholic Church,
BeforeItsNews September 13, 2014.
... General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's military Ruler,
THE AUSTRALIAN Sept 20, 2014.
The comments were made after a young attractive British woman and her male companion were murdered in Thailand... (see video below).
* The General's subsequent apology... "I apologise that I have spoken too harshly... I didn't mean to criticise or look down on anyone".
... Xiao Zhen,31 year-old Chinese gay man,
THE AUSTRALIAN Sept 15, 2014.
* Mr Xiao is suing a Chinese clinic that attempted shock treatment to 'cure' him with 6 electric shocks on his first visit (a full treatment consists of up to 30 shocks.)
Young Tourists Murdered in Thailand : ... September 16, 2014.
An attractive 23 year-old university student and her 24 year-old companion have been savagely beaten to death with a garden hoe on the island of Koh Tao.
The British tourists had met up while in Thailand for the notorious and hedonistic "full moon party" on neighbouring Koh Phangnan island.
Both victims were found naked on the beach near their accommodation. Police were trying to determine whether the couple were disturbed while making love on the beach, or whether the woman had been raped and her companion killed while coming to her aid.
Police are yet to determine whether the murderers were local Thais, other foreign tourists, or poor Burmese migrant workers on the island.Uploaded Sept 16, 2014 by Reuters.
Gas Explosion Kills 30, Injures 300: ... July 31, 2014.
A series of terrifying explosion from leaking gas pipelines in Taiwan have ripped along a main road sparking massive fires, blowing up cars, and littering the streets with burnt bodies and twisted rubble.
The catastrophe occurred in the port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan with 2.8 million people. Several petrochemical companies operate pipelines in the district alongside the sewer system.
4 fire-fighters perished in the explosion which is thought to have been caused by leaking propene gas (which can't be put out with water). The government has sought to seize the assets of the company.
The incident has caused outrage at government oversight and permissive development rules which allow risky land use mixes of industrial and residential.Uploaded August 1, 2014 by BBC News:
Volcano Eruption Kills 48 Hikers, 28 Missing: ... Sept 28, 2014.
A dramatic volcano on Japan's Mount Ontake, 130 miles west of Tokyo, has erupted killing at least 48 hikers and injuring dozens more; 28 hikers are still missing and unaccounted for. Many bodies were found under a 20cm deep layer of suffocating, muddy ash that dropped from a cloud of ash, debris and poisonous gas that rose 4km into the sky.
Rescuers found the victims in a state of "cardiac arrest" and not breathing. Many survivors were injured by flying rocks and suffered broken bones, or were burnt by hot ash which caused internal burns when inhaled.
The last significant eruption occurred in 1979 but Saturday's eruption happened without warning.
The mountain is popular with hikers in September as the autumn leaves make for a breath-taking landscape.Uploaded Sept 28, 2014 by euronews.
Woman Suicides in 1,000 Crocodile Pit: ... Sept 16, 2014.
A 65 year-old Thai woman has killed herself by jumping into a huge crocodile pit at the Samut Prakarn Crocodile farm and zoo in Thailand.
Witnesses said the woman had taken off her shoes before scaling a fence and jumping into the pit which contained over 1,000 crocodiles.
Rescuers had no hope of rescuing the woman's body from the mass of writhing reptiles. They identified her from a health insurance card found floating on the surface of the water.
Family members said later the woman had been suffering severe depression.Uploaded Sept 16, 2014 by TomoNews US:
Brothel Busters Hard At Work: ... August 28, 2014.
The rapidly growing illegal brothel industry has forced local governments to resort to under-cover tactics to expose and shut down these illicit businesses.
Like the "Brothel Busters" organisation in Sydney, Australia (where the hundreds of illegal brothels outnumber the legal 3:1) which actively carries out discrete search and surveillance operations.
One 60 year-old Sydney man, formerly a taxi driver, has revealed he is employed by local councils to sleep with prostitutes using taxpayer money. His job is to expose underground brothels for a firm of private investigators (ref: www.9news.com.au).
He admits to having carried out 60 "jobs" so far... 57 involved sex. "The jobs flow in, on average, once every 3 weeks. If it spreads out that way it's perfect. But there are occasions when they all arrive at once. For instance, I was given 3 jobs in the same week... and I'm not as young as I used to be."
Poor ol' fella!Uploaded August 28, 2014 by Ideas At The House:
Cocaine Bust in Vatican Car: ... Sept 17, 2014.
The vatican official vehicle of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia (which carries diplomatic licence plates) was taken in for its annual service in Rome recently.
Two Italian men decided to "borrow" the vehicle for a quick trip over to Spain where they picked up 4kg of cocaine and 200gm of cannabis thinking they would avoid any border inspections because of diplomatic immunity.
Unfortunately for them, French customs officers stopped them at a toll station in Chambery for a routine check and discovered the haul after the 2 men didn't produce Vatican passports.Uploaded Sept 17, 2014 by TomoNews US:
Rats On A Plane (not the movie): ... August 27, 2014.
An Air India Airbus A-321 flight from Calcutta to New Delhi had to be grounded and fumigated after rats were seen scurrying around the cabin.
Some media reported "scores" of the little critters but an Air India official protested there was "only one".
The Times of India quoted an unnamed official as saying... "Rats on board an aircraft can lead to a catastrophe if they start chewing up electric wires of a fly-by-wire plane... Pilots will have no control on any system on board leading to a disaster."
And this is not the first time.
In October 2013 a mother rat with 10 pups was found under a business class seat on a plane in Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in China. And American Delta Airlines were issued with a warning letter by the FDA in April 2011 after "rodent excreta pellets too numerous to count" were found in ceiling panels and near food preparation areas.Uploaded on Oct 15, 2013 by Wall Street Journal:
Gun Instructor's Kids Forgive: ... September 12, 2014.
The 4 children of a gun instructor accidentally killed on a gun range in Arizona have released a touching video about the incident.
Their message was to the 9 year-old girl who accidentally shot their father while being shown how to fire an Uzi sub-machinegun... "We pray for you, and we wish you peace. Our dad would have wanted the same thing".
Uploaded on Sept 12, 2014 by CNN:
The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old Business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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More International Emergency numbers...
Hong Kong ....999
Isle of Man ....999
Kenya, Africa .999
New Zealand ..111
Norfolk Island 000
Scilly Isles .....999
Solomon Is. ...999
Who to call if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you suspect fraud.
MasterCard Emergency Services.
(ref: Cash Passport)
(ref: Cash Passport)