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Olympic battle: Londoners to form human shield to keep missiles from homes

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A Rapier missile defence system, which could play a role in providing air security during the Olympics, is shown to members of the media at Blackheath in southeast London on May 3, 2012
Residents in east London have threatened to form human barricades to prevent missiles being installed on the rooftops of their homes for the Olympic Games.

Six sites in east London have been earmarked for the deployment of Rapier and Starstreak missiles, each with a range of over three miles and capable of travelling at three times the speed of sound.

During the Olympics, London will have more soldiers on the streets than at any time since the Second World War and that there will be more armed personnel patrolling the capital than the entire number of British troops serving in Afghanistan. This amounts to far more security than was in place at the Beijing Olympics.

Critics claim there has been a militarization of London in the run up to the games. Inhabitants of an upmarket gated development in the upmarket Bow Quarter, announced at the meeting on Thursday night that they would do everything in their power to stop the deployment of the missiles.

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Morgan student charged in dismemberment of man left disturbing online trail

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Alexander Kinyua, 21, of Joppatowne has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in the death of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie. Harford County Sheriffs Office investigators suspect body parts found Wednesday morning in Joppatowne are those of Agyei-Kodie.
Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, has been charged in the killing and dismemberment in Harford County of a 37-year-old man, and while not much was immediately known about the circumstances of the crime, Kinyua's online trail points to a troubled young man.

Just five days ago on a Kenyan website, a post from his parents showed that he had been arrested following what they described as a fight in his dormitory room:

"Our son, Alexander Kimanthi Kinyua, was arrested on Saturday, May 19th, for being involved in a fight in his dormitory room at Morgan State University. The charge against him is "1st Degree Assault and Excessive Endangerment of Life". His bail has been set for US $220,000.00. In order to get him the best defense possible, we need to secure an attorney who will take his case and leave no stone unturned."

Court records on the state's Judiciary Case Search web site confirm the charges, and show Kinyua, who appears to have no prior record, was able to post bond on May 23rd and was released. Kinyua's address is listed in the 500 block of Terrapin Terrace in Joppa, the same listed as the address for the slaying victim, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei- Kodie.

The connection between the two men was not known Wednesday night. Late Wednesday, a man who answered a phone at the number listed told The Sun's Kevin Rector that his parents, Antony and Beatrice Kinyua, were "resting," and that the family did not wish to speak to the media without an attorney present.

In the days prior to the arrest, he had posted several strange messages on his Facebook page, in all capital letters. In two of the posts, he uploaded "QR Codes," those bar code images that lead you to a web page when you hover a smart phone over them. They both led to the following message:

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Increasing unstable and psychopathic behavior: Palm Coast man accused of strangling kitten, biting lips off another

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A Palm Coast man is accused of strangling, or otherwise killing at least one kitten, and biting the lips off another, according to a Flagler County Sheriff's report.

Angel Vega Roman, 28, is charged with cruelty to animals. He was arrested Saturday on warrant for the abuse, which occurred earlier in May, the report states.

Roman, according to the report, confessed to an acquaintance that "he accidentally choked a kitten" a couple of weeks ago that belonged to roommates, according to the report. He also told the man "he bit the lips off one of the kittens and burnt its ear and whiskers with a lighter."

The man called both the kittens' owners and authorities.

Deputies went to the Burton Place home on May 20 and spoke with Roman, who said that "he has been depressed lately because his girlfriend is gone and that is why he harmed the animals," the report states. Roman was taken into protective custody under a Baker Act.

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Professor cuts off adulterous wife's lips and eats them

A professor who believed his young wife to be having an affair has reportedly cut off her lips in a fit of jealousy and eaten them.

"He cut off her lips and ate them," Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted an unnamed source close to the case as saying.

"He doesn't seem to regret anything. He thinks she is the one who has offended him," the source added.

Eye 1

Australian Woman Asked to Pay $10 to Breastfeed Her Son

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Amanda Dunn tried to breastfeed her four week old son Kaiden at a parenting room in Ballarat on Tuesday.
A Geelong mother says she feels disgusted that she was asked to pay to breastfeed her four-week-old son, Kaiden, in a parenting room inside a Ballarat pharmacy.

On Tuesday, Highton's Amanda Dunn was told she could not use the Baby Club room inside UFS Dispensaries in Bridge Mall free of charge.

Instead, she was told she could feed and change her firstborn child in front of others inside the store.

"How can anyone refuse a new mother, or any mother at that, access to a parenting room?" Ms Dunn, 22, said.

"Breastfeeding in public is so controversial these days, I was scared of people coming up to me in the store.

Cell Phone

Report Exposes 'Sexting' Between Coach, Student


Las Vegas, Nevada - A Silverado High School softball coach and a 17-year-old student carried on a relationship for months and exchanged sexually explicit text messages and photos until the girl's father found out what was going on.

That's according to the arrest report for 43-year-old Albert Hernandez, who faces six felony counts, including sex between a school employee and student and production and distribution of child pornography.

"They were in a sexual relationship since the end of January. Yes, it was consensual, but that doesn't make it right," said Sgt. Darnell Couthen with CCSD police.

The legal age of consent in Nevada is 16, but any sexual relationship between a student and school employee is illegal.

The two began exchanging text messages in December 2011, many documented in the police report.

"U were so sweet and luscious... My gosh!!!" Hernandez wrote in one text, according to the report.

In another text, police said, Hernandez requested photos of the girl, saying, "I need pictures... I'm horny."

The teen told police Hernandez requested specific photographs "with underwear and without," and one text from Hernandez requested, "Just lift your blouse and bra and take a picture of your breasts."

Eye 1

Panel Slams Report Saying Norway Killer Sane, Experts Doubt Suicide Attack

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Accused Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik gestures between his defence team Vibeke Hein Baera, left, and Odd Ivar Groen, at the courtroom, in Oslo, Norway.
Oslo - Forensic scientists have criticized a report that says confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he massacred 77 people last year in a bomb attack and shooting spree.

In a letter published Friday, the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine questioned why that report had not taken into account "important information" provided by the killer's mother, who said that her son's behaviour changed dramatically a year before the July 22 attacks.

Meanwhile, experts testifying in court threw doubt on Breivik's claim that his lethal rampage was a planned suicide attack.

Breivik's mental state is the key issue of his ongoing trial and will determine his sentencing.

If found guilty and criminally sane, he would face 21 years in prison, though he could be held longer if deemed dangerous to society. If declared insane, he would be committed to compulsory psychiatric care.

Two psychological examinations carried out before Breivik's terror and murder trial started in mid-April reached opposite conclusions on the 33-year-old's sanity.

Information provided by the mother was central to the first report, which found Breivik psychotic at the time of his rampage. The second report declared him sane, but said he suffers from personality disturbances.

Heart - Black

Body-Parts Victim a Chinese Student in Montreal

Worldwide hunt for suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta


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Jun Lin
An international manhunt for a Canadian suspect intensified today as authorities identified the victim of a gruesome killing and dismemberment as Jun Lin, a Chinese student who was studying in Montreal.

Montreal police have confirmed Lin, 33, was killed about a week ago.

Authorities believe he was in a relationship with Luka Rocco Magnotta, a self-styled porn star who fled Canada last weekend, and is now wanted for first-degree murder and carrying out an indignity to a human body.

Montreal authorities believe Magnotta killed Lin and videotaped a sequence of repeated stabbing and dismemberment, before mailing body parts to political parties in Ottawa.

Magnotta flew out of Montreal's Trudeau airport on May 26, and may be in France, although Montreal authorities said he "may have returned under another identity," according to Cmdr. Ian Lafrenière.

Police have received more than 200 tips since Tuesday, and while "the investigation has been going fast," Lafrenière stressed that "it's not a CSI episode."

"I know we would love in one hour to get everything resolved and someone in custody. But having the motive, having why he committed that, we're not up to that yet."

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George Zimmerman's Bond Revoked in Shooting of Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman
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George Zimmerman
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester has revoked George Zimmerman's bond in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now has 48 hours to turn himself in to authorities.

The decision came after the revelation that Zimmerman and his wife may have conspired to lie about thousands of dollars in donations they'd collected before his bond hearing.

In a new motion, prosecutors accused Zimmerman and his wife of lying to the judge during a bond hearing about money they collected for his defense. Prosecutors allege Zimmerman's wife knew about the donations her husband had collected through a PayPal account, but didn't mention the money at his bond hearing.

The account ultimately collected about $200,000, his attorney later revealed.

"Defendant has intentionally deceived the court with the assistance of his wife," the motion says. "During the jail phone calls both of them spoke in code to hide what they were doing."

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda told the judge Friday that "this court was led to believe that they didn't have a single penny" at the earlier bond hearing.

Cult

Snake-Handling "Christian" Pastor Dies from Rattlesnake Bite

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West Virginia Pentecostal Pastor Mark Randall "Mack" Wolford, who handled snakes, was fatally bitten by a rattlesnake, which he owned for years, at the Panther Wildlife Management Area, 80 miles west of Bluefield, West Virginia during a Sunday snake-handling service, reports the Washington Post.

Pastor Wolford had posted several statements on his Facebook page on May 22: "I am looking for a great time this Sunday. It is going to be a homecoming like the old days. Good 'ole raised in the holler or mountain ridge running, Holy Ghost-filled speaking-in-tongues sign believers."

"Praise the Lord and pass the rattlesnakes, brother" he wrote on May 23.

About 30 minutes into the service, Wolford was bitten on the thigh by his yellow timber rattlesnake.

Pastor Wolford was taken to a relative's house to recover, as he always had when suffering from snake bites, but this time he passed away.

Pastor Wolford claimed that the bible required that Christians handle snakes to test their faith per the verses in Mark 16:17-18: "And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Ironically, Pastor Wolford's father also died of a snake bite in 1983.