Gunmen Kill At Least 33 In Raid On Baghdad Complex
Gunmen Kill At Least 33 In Raid On Baghdad Complex
AirAsia Plane Carrying 162 Lost; 3rd Malaysia Airline Shock
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Iraqi police say gunmen have killed at least 33 people, including 29 women, in a raid on two buildings in a housing complex in Baghdad. Police officials say the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles before storming the buildings in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad. They say at least 18 people were wounded. Police have cordoned off the area. An Interior Ministry official and hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. The motive behind the killings was not immediately clear. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Searchers had to fight against heavy rain. The Malaysia-based carrier's loss comes on top of the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July over Ukraine. At the Surabaya airport, shocked family members pored over the plane's manifest, crying and embracing when they learned the news. Nearly all the passengers and crew are Indonesians, who are frequent visitors to Singapore, particularly on holidays.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that he will give away his Apple fortune, at least $700 million, before he dies. The only direct contribution to his own family will be to ensure that his nephew can comfortably afford college. For many familiar with Cook's leadership, this doesn't come as much of a surprise. He comes across as warm in person as he is on stage. Cook's decision is also notable because it sets him apart from his predecessor, who had a widely reported personal distaste for philanthropy.
Islamist militants stormed a hotel popular with westerners and government officials,officials and the militants said, in the Somali capital on Friday, killing at least seven people. Police said the attack, which appeared well-planned and is still ongoing, began when a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the gate of Maka Al-Mukarramah Hotel in Mogadishu. Witnesses told reporters that explosions and gunfire could be heard inside the hotel after other attackers managed to enter the hotel and possibly take hostages, It remained unclear if anyone in particular was targeted in the attack. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the assault in a message to reporters. An Al-Shabaab spokesman, told a foreign reporter that “We are behind the Hotel Maka Al-Mukaram attack and fighting is still going on inside the hotel." The militant group routinely carries out suicide bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks in Mogadishu, the seat of Somalia's Western-backed government. It was their third attack on a hotel in a month; on top of attacks that have been launched since 2011.
The University of Oklahoma says it has determined that fraternity members learned a racist chant at a national event organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon four years ago, the college president said in a letter. The school expelled two students and shut down the frat after a viral video revealed them singing a song about lynching that used a racial slur. OU's investigation indicates "the chant was learned by local chapter members while attending a national leadership cruise sponsored by by the national SAE organizations four years ago. The expelled students, Levi Pettit and Parker Rice, have apologized for singing the song on a bus after a Greek life event.
It's not often that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart praises Fox News, but last night was different. The political funnyman mock-congratulated the cable news channel on "that time" they were right in not "rushing to judgment" in their Ferguson, Mo., coverage. So in honor of Fox News "being right for a change,"Stewart enlisted the help of a quintessential "Hollywood liberal," George Lucas.
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