‘Justice is done’ Mum's joy at execution of paedophile who raped & murdered daughter, 4

The mother of a four-year-old girl who was brutally raped and murdered by a sick paedophile claims “justice has been done” after the attacker was publicly executed and strung up on a crane.

Her parents spoke out after a huge crowd gathered to watch the shooting of Hussein al-Saket, 22, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa's Tahrir Square.

al-Saket, who was found guilty of Safaa al-Matari’s abduction, murder and death, was shot five times with an AK-47 machine gun before he was strung up from a crane.

The girl's mother Amal al-Matari said: “I am very happy that the killer has been executed.

“I felt so relieved even after it had taken all this time – one year and eight months ago.

“I am more than happy and content now that justice has been done.

“I know my innocent daughter Safaa will now rest in peace and in heaven.”

Her father Muhamad Taher al-Matari added: “I am so happy the killer of my daughter has finally been punished in such a spectacular and deterrent way so that he would set an example for all to see.

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American Bar Association Wants to Let Undocumented Immigrants Practice Law

On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegatespassed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text, written by the ABA’s Law Student Division, to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d):

A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction.

This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way.

It will be a huge surprise if this move succeeds under the current administration. Republicans, who have a reputation for pushing stricter immigration laws than Democrats, maintain a (slight) majority in Congress. And then there’s the president. Donald Trump‘s policies don’t tend to favor the undocumented. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have boasted that arrest numbers for both criminal and non-criminal immigrants recently skyrocketed thanks to new executive orders.

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'What's going to become of us REAL Americans?' 1940s anti-Nazi short film made by US War Department goes viral after Charlottesville violence

In 1943, the United States War Department released a 17-minute, anti-Nazi propaganda film warning against complicity in the face of prejudice. Some 70 years after its initial run, “Don’t Be a Sucker”—as the film was titled—has found a new audience. As Derek Hawkins reports for the Washington Post, the film's popularity has ballooned in the wake of the white nationalist rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, where one counter-protestor was killed and at least 19 others were injured.

A snippet of “Don’t Be A Sucker” first went viral after Michael Oman-Reagan, a Canadian anthropologist, posted a snippet of “Don’t Be A Sucker” to Twitter on Saturday night. As of Monday morning, the clip had been retweeted more than 135,000 times from his account alone.

The short film, which was updated and re-released during the Cold War in 1947, is available to watch in full on the Internet Archive. It opens with a young man who stops to listen to a blustering soapbox speaker railing against various minorities.

“I tell you, friends, we’ll never be able to call this country our own until it’s a country without,” the speaker cries. “Without what? Without Negros, without alien foreigners, without Catholics, without Freemasons.”

Another member of the audience, who speaks with a slight foreign accent, turns to the young man and says, “I’ve heard this kind of talk before, but I never expected to hear it in America.” He explains that he is a Hungarian-born professor who once worked in Berlin, where he witnessed the rise of Nazism.

In a flashback narrated by the professor, the film then delves into a capsule history of Nazi Germany. In a scene that patently parallels the soapbox speaker’s diatribe at the start of the film, now another crowd of men are gathered, this time in front of a Nazi speaker, who blames the country’s ills on Jews, Catholics and Freemasons. The footage cuts to a montage of Nazi atrocities: a Jewish shopkeeper is beaten, a priest is carted away by Nazi officers, an academic is arrested.

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Juanita Broaddrick: Why not tear down statue of ‘rapist’ Bill Clinton?

Why does America honor an accused rapist?

That’s what Juanita Broaddrick wants to know.

Speaking exclusively to The American Mirror, Broaddrick denounced the lack of efforts to uproot a monument to Bill Clinton in South Dakota, the man she says raped her in a Little Rock, Arkansas hotel room in 1978.

“I would like to ‘personally’ use a sledgehammer on it, with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones,” Broaddrick says.

A life-size statue of Clinton stands at the corner of 7th and Saint Joseph Street in Rapid City.

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Health Canada ‘gutting’ law to detect dangerous medicines, with possible deadly consequences, advocates warn

After Vanessa’s Law successfully navigated Parliament and became the law of the land, then Conservative MP Terence Young felt a sense of relief, able to breathe believing he’d finally won his 14-year battle.

Parliament had passed, without a single dissenting vote, a government bill that had started as his own; a bill to protect patients from potentially dangerous prescription drugs – to protect Canadians from suffering the agony his family suffered when his daughter, 15-year-old Vanessa, died of a heart attack after taking a prescribed drug.

But now, almost three years later, Young’s battle continues as a handful of measures he says are critical to the bill’s efficacy have yet to be enacted.

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$450 Billion Oil Discovery Could Be A Gamechanger For US Oil

A surprise discovery coming out of Utah and Colorado’s Paradox Basin oil field has captured the attention of the petroleum sector today.

Over 9 billion barrels equivalent (BOE), to be exact—which if fully realized in today’s oil price structure comes at a value of $450 billion.

Well-respected consulting firm Ryder Scott, released an intriguing 51-101 Estimated Prospective Oil and Gas Resource in the Paradox Basin that spans the Utah and Colorado border.

The report cited estimates that tallied up to nearly 8 billion barrels of oil in place, and an additional 7 trillion cubic feet of gas, at its highest potential.

The leaseholders in question are not a major such as Anadarko Petroleum [NYSE: APC], Noble Energy [NYSE: NBL] or Encana [NYSE: ECA].

Instead, it’s a junior resource company seen as pioneers leading the charge in the development of domestic lithium production, through an innovative method of extraction involving petroleum brine water they call “petrolithium”.

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Swedish explorer captures extremely rare white moose on camera after three years of searching for the elusive animal

A video showing an extremely rare white moose in Sweden has captured the world's interest.

Explorer Hans Nilsson spotted the animal after searching for a glimpse of one for three years.

He saw the moose on the banks of a stream in Värmland, Sweden. The video he posted online has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook.

The video shows the moose entering the stream. The water goes up to its neck before it climbs out the other side and shakes its entire body.

The moose then starts eating leaves before turning and staring directly at the photographer.

'It was a great feeling when you see such a unique animal that is not at all concerned with people,' he told a Swedish radio station. 'It is a stately moose.'

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Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing.

Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.

Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won’t help.

“I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.”

Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together to help protect the Confederate markers from toppling over in Dallas.

They feel the monuments, like the Freedman’s Cemetery, tell an important story and help heal racial wounds.

“Some people think that by taking a statue down, that’s going to erase racism,” said Crenshaw. “Misguided.”

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Skeptical Of Open Borders? There’s A Drug For That

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Or, because it’s just a really fabulous headline from Metro UK,“This nasal spray could cure you of your burning hatred of refugees.”

The gist is that Oxytocin, a hormone closely associated with maternal instincts and childbirth, can be very effective in causing even the most hardened anti-immigration meanie to relax and find the joy in open borders. From Metro UK:

Researchers at University Hospital Bonn found that a nasal spray containing the so-called ‘cuddle hormone’ Oxytocin could increase the amount people donated to refugees by up to 74% in a series of experiments.

Oxytocin is known to play a key role in the bond formed between mother and child, and in the relative strength of romantic attachment. Now researchers from the University Hospital Bonn have discovered that it can make Westerners a little more open to migrants, at least insofar as they became more generous with donations with a dash of the hormone and a little peer pressure.

“The combined enhancement of oxytocin and peer influence could diminish selfish motives,” said Professor Rene Hurlemann from the department of psychiatry.

“Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures.”

The suggestion that Westerners should be given drugs to make them more welcoming to foreigners is likely to be hugely controversial.

Uh, yeah, ya think?

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Alleged Edmonton Abduction Foiled By Quick-Thinking Boy

Edmonton police are praising the actions of a boy who they say thwarted the alleged abduction of his sister.

Police say a man allegedly took the five-year-old girl who was riding her bike with her older brother on Saturday evening.

Officers say the man, who wasn't known to the girl, took hold of her handle bars and led her away.

They say her brother went to get help from family members who chased the man and found the girl unharmed a block away.

A suspect was found in the area shortly thereafter and arrested.

Dusty Greg Chalifoux, who is 37, is charged with abducting a child under 14 and breaching recognizance.

Det. Manuel Illner, with the Edmonton police's child protection section, praised the boy for acting quickly to protect his little sister.

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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health.

New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies on diet have got it wrong with their advice to cut down on salt.

Salt is necessary and good for us, he says. Eating more salt will reduce the amount of sugar in our diet and help us lose weight, he says. Indeed low-salt diets may be causing brittle bones and memory loss and more salt could fix diabetes, he claims.

“Instead of ignoring your salt cravings, you should give in to them – they are guiding you to better health,” he argues in his book, which has won attention for his ideas in the UK media. “Most of us don’t need to eat low-salt diets. In fact, for most of us, more salt would be better for our health rather than less.

“Meanwhile, the white crystal we’ve demonized all these years has been taking the fall for another, one so sweet that we refused to believe it wasn’t benign. A white crystal that, consumed in excess, can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease: not salt, but sugar.”

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New Handgun Chosen by U.S. Army Goes Off If Dropped

The handgun chosen to be the U.S. Army's next generation handgun can fire if dropped while loaded. Tests conducted by gun bloggers has confirmed the gun will fire if dropped at a particular angle. The testing followed a multi-million dollar lawsuit by a Connecticut police officer who alleges he was injured after his Sig 320 handgun went off, critically injuring him.

The Sig Sauer P320 was declared the winner of the U.S. Army's Modular Handgun System competition in January 2017. The P320, redesignated the M17 for Army and Air Force use, was picked to replace the Beretta M9 handgun, in use since the 1980s. The Army will issue the M17 to officers, aircrews, weapons crews, medics, and special operations forces. The M17 is chambered in 9-millimeter Parabellum and has a magazine capacity of 17 rounds.

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Hyeon Soo Lim Case: Canadian Team In North Korea To Discuss Imprisoned Pastor

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea says it has released a Canadian pastor who has been serving a life sentence since 2015 for anti-state activities over health reasons.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said on its website Wednesday that Hyeon Soo Lim was released on "sick bail'' following a decision by the country's Central Court.

The news was announced after a delegation from the Canadian government went to Pyongyang to discuss Lim's case.

Lim, a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church of Mississauga, Ont., had been sentenced by a North Korean court to life in prison with hard labour for what it called crimes against the state.

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Troops set up tents at border; old Royal Vic to shelter asylum seekers

Canadians soldiers are being deployed to St-Bernard-de-Lacolle to erect tents for asylum seekers attempting to enter Canada from the United States. 

Almost 100 troops will be used to set up the camp site, which will consist of "modular tent shelters with lighting and heating and may temporarily accomodate close to 500 people," Department of National Defence spokesperson Evan Koronewski told CTV Montreal in an email. 

"The Canadian Armed Forces is aware of the difficult situation that is requiring significant resources of Canada Border Services Agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other partners in the area of St-Bernard-de-Lacolle," said Koronewski.

"Assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces was requested to support the civilian authorities of the Government of Canada to temporarily accommodate asylum seekers at the border. With roughly 250 asylum seekers arriving in Montreal from the United States every day, more facilities are being opened to house them."

The tents were necessary because by Wednesday there were 700 people waiting at the border to be processed as refugee claimants, waiting on benches -- on the floor -- to be seen by officials.

On site, Major Yves Debsiens said soldiers are setting up two dozen tents.

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Somalis with criminal records coming to Canada from US, intelligence report warns

As the United States has stepped up deportations of Somalis with criminal records, some have crossed illegally into Canada and made refugee claims under false identities, according to an intelligence report obtained by Global News.

The fear of deportation by U.S. immigration authorities appears to have driven some Somalis with criminal histories to travel north and illicitly cross the border to claim asylum, said the Canada Border Services Agency Intelligence Brief.

While those with serious criminal pasts represent only a small fraction of Somali refugee claimants, the report said the U.S. removal policy was “posing an increased security risk as some of these individuals are fleeing to Canada.”

“Somali nationals with criminal records in the U.S. may be attempting to evade justice by claiming refugee protection in Canada,” said the report, distributed by the CBSA’s Intelligence Operations and Analysis Division.

The report said 16 Somalis with “serious” criminal pasts were known to have arrived in Canada from the U.S. between 2012 and 2015. Six had records in the U.S. for sexual offences — three involving minors as victims. Eleven with records in Minnesota had illegally crossed the border in the same area near Emerson, Manitoba. They were among 164 Somalis flagged by the CBSA for serious crime and national security concerns during that period.

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Jimmy Kimmel asked Americans to find North Korea, but they pointed at Canada

Canada. Australia. Oman. Mongolia.

All countries that Americans pointed to when asked to find North Korea on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

With tensions simmering between North Korea and the U.S., as President Donald Trump has warned of “fire and fury,” Kimmel decided to take to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to see how many people could find North Korea on a map.

None could, in a segment that was posted to YouTube on Tuesday.

Three people that the show spoke to pointed at Canada when asked to find North Korea.

Others pointed at countries such as China, Brazil, Vietnam, Afghanistan and India.

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Superman’s Mustache To Be Digitally Erased For JUSTICE LEAGUE Reshoots

According to Variety, $25M worth of reshoots are underway for Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon's Justice League, and amidst their story on the matter - which details the various scheduling conflicts (or lack thereof) for the bulk of theJustice League cast - is this interesting tidbit:

Justice League’s Man of Steel had expected to be able to finish shooting the sixth Mission: Impossible film before needing to don Superman’s spandex again. That has not been the case, however, as the new scenes that are being shot have required him to jump back and forth from each production. Because of this, a mustache he grew for his character in theMission: Impossible sequel will have to be digitally removed in post-production. Paramount, which is distributing the Mission: Impossible sequel, would not allow Cavill to shave the facial hair while production was taking place."

Yes, Henry Cavill will undergo his Justice League reshoots while rocking a full-blown Tom Selleck mustache, and Warner Bros. is gonna have to pay to have it digitally removed from the film. I suppose the bigger news here might be that Superman's appearing in Justice League, but come on: none of you really believed he wouldn't make an appearance, did you? 

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RCMP seek public's help to locate missing grenade launcher

The RCMP is seeking the public’s help to locate some equipment that seemingly fell out of the back of a moving truck over the weekend.

Among the missing equipment is a 40MM Abrams Airborne Mfg Inc. Less Lethal Multi-Launcher (AKA a grenade launcher) and a large green case containing related ammunition.

It is believed that the items fell through the insecure back hatch of a truck canopy on July 23 shortly before 7:30 am in the area of the Golden Ears Bridge, BC.

The truck was being driven by a member of the Integrated Emergency Response Team, who was alerted to the open hatch by a passing motorist.

The driver stopped to take inventory of the contents of the truck and noticed that a camouflage bag containing the launcher was missing. They also believe that a black backpack containing electronic equipment may also be missing.

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Canadians Are Unknowingly Eating GM Salmon

AquaBounty revealed on August 4, in its quarterly financial results, that it has sold approximately five tonnes of genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Atlantic salmon fillets in Canada.(1) This is the world’s first sale of GM fish for human consumption and has occurred without GM product labelling for Canadian consumers.

“No one except AquaBounty knows where the GM salmon are,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN). “The company did not disclose where the GM salmon fillets were sold or for what purpose, and we’re shocked to discover that they’ve entered the market at this time.”

Without mandatory labeling in Canada, CBAN works to track GM foods to keep Canadians informed.

“The immediate remedy is for grocery stores to commit to keeping GM salmon out,” said Sharratt. So far, two grocery companies in Canada have published statements online responding to consumer concerns over GM salmon: IGA Quebec states that it only orders non-GM salmon, and Costco’s website states that it does not intend to sell it.(2)

“We clearly need mandatory labelling of all GM foods,” said Thibault Rehn of the Quebec network Vigilance OGM, a member group of CBAN.

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Nigeria church shooting leaves 11 dead, 18 injured

Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 18 others in a church in southeastern Nigeriaon Sunday, August 6, in an attack arising from a feud between members of the local community, officials said.

However, police believe that a man the gunmen were hunting for was not present in the church and so escaped the attack.

The attackers struck the church in Ozubulu early in the morning. They were believed to have been trying to kill a local man, who was not identified by the authorities.

Nigeria’s southeast is predominantly Christian and the attack is a rare act of violence at a church.

Ethnically-charged violence is common throughout the central states and militancy is a constant threat in the oil-rich southeast.