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Caught on film: Pakistani cop attacks cameraman and brutally slaps female reporter

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A shocking video has emerged of a policeman violently slapping a female journalist during a scuffle at a government office in Karachi.

The officer from the Frontier Constabulary was seen arguing with Saima Kanwal from channel K-21 as she was doing a live program.

The journalist was doing a report on the issues people face at Pakistan's National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) when she got into a rift with the guard after he grabbed hold of the camera man.

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Foreign travelers will be asked to show their social media accounts when entering the US

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Foreign travelers to the US that are eligible for a visa waiver may be asked to provide their social media accounts, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which maintains that visitors won't be profiled over any "social media identifiers."

The plan, first revealed in June and currently under cost evaluation by the Office of Management and Budget, would allow US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ask certain foreign travelers to the US to provide their social media accounts on customs documents to help "enhance the existing investigative process and provide DHS greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity and connections," the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says.

The visa-waiver program allows for residents of other countries, including many Western European nations as well as Japan and South Korea, to come into the US without a visa for up to 90 days as a tourist. In exchange, US residents may also travel to the 38 eligible countries without applying for a specific visa.


Barron's exec 'reply all' goof accidentally alerts employees to buyouts and layoffs

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"Reply all" can wreak havoc on an email inbox. But the executives at Barron's were in for a fresh hell when one wrong "Reply all" accidentally informed their staff of an upcoming wave of layoffs.

Employees at the financial news magazine Barron's were informed that their jobs were at risk due to layoffs when company president Ed Finn notified them in an email on Friday. However, Finn did not exactly mean to tell his employees. In fact, he was just trying to forward a message to another executive.

The Dow Jones' media companies, the Wall Street Journal and Barron's, are two heavy hitters when it comes to financial and investment news. However, on Friday, the Wall Street Journal announced that it wanted a "substantial number" of employees to take buyouts in lieu of involuntary layoffs, Politico reported.


Cameroon: Train derailment kills 53, injures 300

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At least 53 people have been killed and nearly 300 others injured after a passenger train traveling between Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, and the city of Douala was derailed, the country's transport minister confirmed.

The crash occurred close to the central town of Eseka, around 120 km west of Yaounde, Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o told Cameroon's state broadcaster.


19 dead, 3 survivors after helicopter crashes on Russia's Yamal Peninsula

When rescuers reached the scene, only three were alive.
Nineteen people were killed and three more hospitalized after an Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed on Russia's Yamal Peninsula in northwestern Siberia, Russian Emergencies Ministry has confirmed.

Two black boxes of the Mi-8 have been found by rescue teams "in good condition," a source told RIA Novosti.

Reports from the ground say that the helicopter was badly damaged upon landing and fell onto its side, but did not explode. Poor visibility was being reported on the ground.

Earlier, a survivor of the crash reached the rescuers via a cell phone. The man said he was trapped in the wreckage.

Two rescue helicopters with paramedics and emergency workers were dispatched to the site, with a total of 140 people involved in the operation.

According to recent reports, the bodies of all of the crash victims have been recovered from the wreckage of the aircraft. The three men in the helicopter crew are listed among the dead. The passengers are said to be oil-industry workers.

Search and rescue operations at the crash site have now ended.


Con artist charged with grand larceny as a hate crime for targeting elderly Chinese immigrants in 'blessing scam'

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An accused scam artist has been charged with grand larceny as a hate crime after reportedly stealing $160,000 worth of cash and jewelry from elderly female Chinese immigrants.

Xuekun Su, 44, was arraigned in Brooklyn on Thursday on four counts of grand larceny as a hate crime. The relatively unheard-of offense was levied against Su after she and her cohorts targeted victims due to their ethnicity, age and religious beliefs, according to prosecutors. Su is also facing grand larceny as a standalone charge.

Su is accused of approaching a 61-year-old Chinese woman and posing as a clairvoyant in order to convince the woman that she or her family members were in mortal danger due to a curse that only she could lift, the New York Daily News reported. She is also accused of stealing from another family.

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Cop who murdered Sylville Smith now charged with two counts of sexual assault

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The police officer at the center of massive protests in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the shooting of a young African American man has been arrested on unrelated sexual assault charges. The officer is also accused of asking superiors to help him cover it up.

Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 24, made headlines in August after shooting and killing Sylville Smith, 23, when Smith ran from a traffic stop. The two men knew each other from high school, Smith's sister told WITI. But on Thursday it was announced that Heaggan-Brown was charged with sexually assaulting a man in August along with other sexually-based crimes.


Alleged chemical incident leads to evacuation at London City Airport

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Travellers were evacuated onto the tarmac.
Twenty-six people were treated for breathing difficulties with two individuals taken to hospital following an alleged chemical incident at London City Airport.

The site was evacuated after a fire alarm went off in the terminal building. Passengers and airport staff were left on the tarmac as three fire engines responded to the alarm.

"Three fire engines and a range of specialist appliances have been called to reports of a chemical incident at London City Airport this afternoon," London Ambulance said in a statement.

Ambulance crews and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended to the incident.

The airport terminal remains closed with officials investigating the cause. Passengers have been advised to check with their airline for the latest information.


Rolling Stone's 'fake rape' story defamation trial gets ugly

The $7.5 million lawsuit against Rolling Stone over its discredited story about a brutal gang rape at a US college frat house opened this week and proceedings have been nothing short of explosive.

The suit has been brought by University of Virginia's Associate Dean of Students, Nicole Eramo, who says the magazine's November 19, 2014 cover story, "A Rape on Campus," damaged her career and her health.

The article by reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who is named as a co-defendant, described in alarming detail the sexual assault of a student called "Jackie" by seven men at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house in September 2012.

Ms. Eramo claims Ms. Erdely cast her as the "chief villain" who sought to protect the school by discouraging Jackie from reporting her alleged assault to police.

A subsequent police investigation found no evidence to back up Jackie's claims and scrutiny by other media organizations, in particular The Washington Post, uncovered serious inconsistencies and gaping holes in her narrative.


'My son isn't breathing!' When seconds mattered, police officer saves 3yo's life

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The fast reaction of a North Texas police officer to save the life of a three-year-old boy who had stopped breathing has been captured on audio and in a harrowing dashcam video.

Granbury Police Officer Chase Miller was in his patrol car on the evening of October 12 when he heard a dispatcher call for paramedics to help a child who had stopped breathing at a Kentucky Fried Chicken where the boy's mother was working.

"We are at the KFC, and my son is not breathing," Braydon Geis' father tells the dispatcher in an audio recording from the incident that was later posted on YouTube by the city of Granbury.

"He's not breathing at all?" said the dispatcher.

"He's not responding," said Geis' father, a woman is heard weeping in the background, and calling out the boy's name, "Braydon, Braydon."