(BBC) Two European men have been burnt to death in Madagascar by protesters who suspected they were trafficking human organs after a child went missing.
A local man had been arrested in connection with the disappearance on Wednesday on Nosy Be, a tourist island resort in Madagascar’s north-west.
A crowd then rioted outside the police station believing him to have been paid to remove the child’s organs.
The mob proceeded on “a manhunt” for the foreigners, police said.
GENEVA (AFP) – Aid workers who carried out an emergency mission to the north of strife-torn Central African Republic found villages abandoned and burned, and evidence of widespread rights abuses, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
“The UNHCR team confirmed widespread lawlessness in the region. Local people spoke of physical assaults, extortion, looting, arbitrary arrest and torture by armed men,” said Melissa Fleming, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
The team travelled to a region some 500 kilometres (310 miles) north of the capital Bangui last week.
“We are, in general, increasingly worried about the civilians caught in the middle of the fighting and who are at the mercy of anyone with a gun,” she said, adding it remained unclear who was fighting.
Local Copts live in ‘horror, humiliation’ after radical Morsi supporters drive police out of area, strip ancient chapel bare
DALGA, Egypt (AP) — The Coptic Orthodox priest would only talk to his visitor after hiding from the watchful eyes of the bearded Muslim outside, who sported a pistol bulging from under his robe.
So Father Yoannis moved behind a wall in the charred skeleton of an ancient monastery to describe how it was torched by Islamists and then looted when they took over this southern Egyptian town following the ouster of the country’s president.
“Even the remains of ancient and revered saints were disturbed and thrown around,” he said.
Late Friday, Gov. Jerry declared a state of emergency in Riverside County as the area of Silver Fire expanded to 18,000 acres.
Earlier in the day, state Sen. Bill Emerson, R-Redlands, whose district includes the area of the fire, sent a letter to the Governor asking for the declaration.
“I have been monitoring the situation closely and understand that Riverside County has declared a local state of emergency and plan to request that an emergency be declared by the state as well,” Emmerson said in a statement. “Given the severe risk to life and property, we must do all we can to protect the health and safety of residents in these communities.”
A state of emergency would allow state funding and resources to flow toward the affected area.
(Reuters) – An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with more than 300 people on board crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight from Seoul and burst into flames, and initial reports said two people were killed and over 70 injured.
Pictures taken immediately after the crash showed passengers streaming off the plane. TV footage from the air later showed the badly damaged fuselage of the Boeing 777 blackened by fire and the plane’s tail broken off.
The airline said the plane had carried 291 passengers and 16 crew members.
Terry Jones, the pastor known for fiery anti-Islam rhetoric and for his very-public Koran-burning, released a shocking statement this morning through his organization, Stand Up America. Entitled, “Banning Guns: Resistance to the Point of Bloodshed,” the three-paragraph press release calls for the nation to potentially meet Second Amendment crackdowns with “fierce opposition.” Additionally, Jones implores the public to combat “disarming” to the point of bloodshed, if needed.
“The disarming of Americans cannot be tolerated by the American people to the point of resistance even to the shedding of blood,” the statement reads. “History has taught us whether it be the Russian revolution or whether it be the Nazi era, that as a government disarms its own people, leaving the people with no opportunity and no possibility to defend itself, leads to the destruction of our civilization.”
Jones goes on to say that the public has two enemies — criminals and the government. The faith leader then calls for the latter institution to be tied down “with the chains of the Constitution” so that it “does not become a legalized version of the first.” While the aforementioned statements will certainly raise eyebrows, it is the concluding statements that are, perhaps, most controversial.
“Every generation needs a revolution. We must resist the disarming of the American people, if necessary, with violent aggressive opposition,” Jones proclaims. “The tree of liberty must be, from time to time, refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
TheBlaze reached out to Stand Up America to speak further about intentions behind the press release. A representative declined to comment in detail, however we are awaiting a response from Jones.
These comments come on the heels of an event the pastor held last month called “Burn Obama Day,” during which he decried “universal deceit” and subsequently burned an effigy of the president. Watch it all unfold, below: (Warning: the video in one short part contains a few curse words.)
NOTE FROM LYN: I recall a Perry Stone message where he saw fires everywhere in the U.S. and utter chaos. Then we have Marshall Law being implemented. What I foresee is what many other people are saying, and that is a major civil war. Just watch, I think it’s going to happen soon.