World Canada Peru Amazon A Canadian man was killed in a lynching in the Peruvian Amazon on Saturday after community members accused him of killing an 81-year-old Indigenous healer, local officials have said.Police have said villagers accused Sebastian Woodroffe, 41, of killing local Shipibo-Konibo healer and rights activist Olivia Arévalo after she was found dead with two gunshot wounds near her home in the village of Victoria Gracia in Peru's central Amazon region of Ucayali. A Canadian man was lynched to death in the Peruvian Amazon after being accused of killing shaman and human rights activist Olivia Arévalo Lomas. Reuters Woodroffe, who leaves behind a son, who had moved from Victoria, British Columbia, to the Amazon to study natural healing, was believed to have been one of Arévalo's patients.Recommended Slideshows44In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst51In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military … [Read more...] about Canadian Lynched In Peruvian Amazon After Being Accused Of Killing Indigenous Healer
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A CANADIAN national has been lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after being accused of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman. The 41-year-old was brutally murdered by residents of the remote Ucayali village just 24 hours after the death of the traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe. Who was Sebastian Woodroffe? Sebastian Woodroofe was a Canadian citizen who had been living in the Amazonian region of Ucayali. The 41-year-old was allegedly a client of Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe who was killed on April 19. Woodroffe had been accused by villagers of fatally shooting Arevalo near her home before escaping on a motorbike. He had not been named by police as a suspect in her murder. Why was the Canadian lynched in Peru? Some villagers had blamed Arevalo’s murder on Woodroffe – despite never being named as a suspect. They took matters into their own hands on Friday and lynched the Canadian national. Police found Woodroffe’s body buried … [Read more...] about Who was Sebastian Woodroffe, why was the Canadian lynched in Peru and who are the Shipibo-Conibo people?
World Bear Attacks polar bears A polar bear was shot and killed this weekend after attacking a cruise ship guard who was helping tourists during an island expedition, Norwegian authorities have confirmed. Rescue helicopters were sent from Longyearbyen, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, on Saturday to respond to a report that a man had been injured by a bear. It is believed that the victim, who has not been named, is not in a life-threatening condition and is now receiving medical care. The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway tweeted this weekend to confirm that the worker had been injured by a polar bear at Sjuøyane, which is north of Svalbard. “The incident occurred [when] tourists landed on one of the islands from a cruise vessel,” officials wrote. “The condition of the injured should be stable. The polar bear was shot and killed.” The operator of the German cruise ship MS Bremen, the Hapag Lloyd Cruises … [Read more...] about Polar Bear Shot and Killed after Attacking Tourist Cruise Ship Guard
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Suman Varandani @suman09 05/04/18 AT 6:28 AM A Latvian woman who traveled to India to treat her depression was drugged, raped and beheaded, an autopsy report revealed Thursday. The woman's body was found last month in a decomposed state hanging upside down from a tree in a swampy region near Kovalam beach, a popular tourist location in the southern state of Kerala.The woman from Dublin, Ireland, arrived in India in February to visit ayurvedic centers for her treatment for depression. Liga Skromane, 33, disappeared weeks after arriving in the country. Her body was found on April 20 and Kerala police launched an investigation into her death. Two people have been arrested in connection to her death.According to police, the two suspects — believed to be drug peddlers — lured the woman in a boat after providing her some narcotic … [Read more...] about Depressed Tourist Beheaded After Being Raped, Decomposed Body Found In Forest
(AFP) Gunmen killed three members of Jordan’s security forces in a shootout Saturday during a raid on a “terrorist” cell a day after an officer died in a rare bomb blast, the government spokeswoman said. The shootout in the city of Salt, northwest of the capital Amman, came after a home-made bomb exploded Friday under a patrol car at a music festival killing one security force member and wounding six others.The rare blast hit the security patrol in Al-Fuhais, 12 kilometers (8 miles) west of the capital on Friday evening, the interior ministry said on Saturday. “It killed Sergeant Ali Adnan Qawqaza and wounded six other members of the patrol,” the ministry said, adding that an investigation was underway into the cause of the blast. Security forces had been deployed to protect the town’s annual festival, which hosts prominent Arab music acts. Later Saturday, security forces raided a house in Salt in search of a suspected “terrorist cell” … [Read more...] about Three Jordanian Security Forces Killed in Raid on Terror Cell