November 25, 2019

UK truck driver pleads guilty to unlawful immigration, lesser charges in case of 39 deaths

CiydemImages/iStock(LONDON) -- The truck driver charged with manslaughter after 39 Vietnamese people were found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck in October, pleaded guilty on Monday to two lesser charges. Maurice Robinson, 25, of Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to conspiring to assist unlawful immigration, and to acquiring criminal property, appearing via a video link at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales today for a pretrial hearing, the court confirmed with ABC News. Robi..
November 25, 2019

Historic German museum looted of millions of dollars’ worth of valuables in possible record heist

huettenhoelscher/iStock(LONDON) — A historic museum in Germany has been looted of potentially millions of dollars worth of valuables in a brazen overnight heist in the city of Dresden. The State Art Collections located in the Green Vault were the target of the theft. Two burglars are said to have stolen historical jewelry, diamonds and gems that amount to millions of dollars in loss and damages. The burglars are believed to have broken through an iron window grate to gain entry, Dresden police s..
November 25, 2019

Dozens feared dead after plane crashes into homes in Congolese city

JonGorr/iStock(LONDON) — More than two dozen people are feared dead after a small passenger plane crashed into homes in a densely populated area of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday. The aircraft, operated by private local airline Busy Bee Congo, went down Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from the Goma International Airport, plunging into houses in the Mapendo district of Goma in North Kivu province. At least 17 passengers onboard the plane as well as both pilots died in..
November 25, 2019

Tens of thousands march against gendered violence in Paris

iStock/neirfy(PARIS) -- Yellow vests were traded for purple scarves and banners in France's capital for a massive demonstration against sexism and sexual violence against women. The demonstrators want President Emmanuel Macron's government to give 1 billion euros to shelters and psychological support for women fleeing violent homes. They also want perpetrators of sexual violence to wear electronic bracelets to keep them away from their victims, as happens in Spain. On Monday, the Unit..