ABU Bakr al-Baghdadi has risen from shy and polite talented schoolboy to being a mass killer with a $25 million reward on his head. The 47-year-old has been seen for the first time in five years in a new video released by ISIS to prove that he is still alive. The terror chief was born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri the town of Samarra north of Baghdad. He came from a family of Sunni preachers but growing up was known more for his ability on the football pitch rather than any religious devotion. The young Baghdadi turned out for his local mosque team and was described “the Messi of our team” in reference to the Argentinian Barcelona star. According to the Daily Telegraph, those who knew him in those days spoke of a shy and unimpressive and bespectacled figure who gave little hint he would later adopt fanatical Islamist views. Other accounts dispute whether he was in fact a preacher with some saying he merely lived in a room in the mosque. After graduating he married and after … [Read more...] about How ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from a shy Iraqi boy to the most wanted man in the world, repeatedly cheating death and evading capture
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THE World’s oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday today – January 2. Kane Tanaka took over the title of the world’s oldest person in July 2018. Here’s more about her and her incredibly long life. Who is Kane Tanaka? Kane Tanaka was born in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture on January 2, 1903. Still alive, she celebrates her 116th birthday today. The Japanese national was certified as the oldest living person following the death of 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako in July 2018. Kane was born prematurely and raised on breast milk from women other than her mother. During World War II, she worked in a store selling rice cakes with her husband Hideo. After both Hideo and her son died during the war, she continued to work at the same store until her retirement at the age of 63. In the 1970s, she visited the United States, where she has several nieces and nephews. At age 103, Tanaka was diagnosed with colon cancer but survived. When she was 107, her son wrote a book … [Read more...] about Who is the world’s oldest person Kane Tanaka and how old are they?
AT the heart of the city with the highest murder rate in the world is a "holy temple" dedicated to the gangsters behind the killings. The Santos Malandros (Holy Thugs) shrine in Venezuela's capital city has become a magnet for those terrified of death. More than 14,000 people were killed in the country last year and Caracas has the highest murder rate per capita in the world. It is in the middle of all this mindless bloodshed that the bizarre cult of the "Holy Thugs" was born - and it's growing by the day. Locals are now so desperate for protection they worship the spirits of these dead gangsters in return for protection and luck. The cap-wearing statues have handguns tucked in their brightly-coloured trousers and cigarettes hanging from their mouths. Those that visit the memorials are told to light a fag, place it in the mouth of the statue before taking part in a bizarre ritual. They are ordered to strip off their shirt, are threatened with knives before they are told they have been … [Read more...] about Inside bizarre Venezuelan gangster shrines where desperate families pray for protection in murder capital of the world Caracas
A TODDLER who was found stabbed and burned at her grandmother’s home was still alive when she was placed in an oven, an autopsy has revealed. The body of 20-month-old Royalty Marie Floyd was discovered inside a hot oven at the home of her grandmother Carolyn Jones, 48, in Shaw, Mississippi. The Bolivar County Coroner’s Office said the girl’s cause of death was both stabbing and burning, said WMC-TV. Jones was arrested at the scene, before being jailed and charged with first-degree murder. The grandmother made an initial court appearance last Tuesday, where a judge set bail at £387,000 ($500,000). Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Snr told Associated Press: “I've been doing law enforcement for 25 or 26 years now. This is one of the most horrible things I've seen in doing law enforcement. The hardest part ... is to see a child victim.” He added: "Dark days such as these can only be brightened when justice is served." WMC5 reports that … [Read more...] about Baby girl was still ALIVE when she was ‘cooked in the oven by her grandmother’
World Drugs Canada has officially become the second country in the world to fully legalize and regulate marijuana nationwide after legislation came into effect on Wednesday. Although many nations have been re-examining their policies toward cannabis as of late, with some legalizing the plant for medical use and others allowing recreational consumption in some circumstances, Canada is only the second nation in the world to fully legalize nationwide. Analysts suggest this will have significant implications for the rest of the world, and several nations, such as Georgia and Lebanon, have pointed to Canada’s example as they consider changes to their existing cannabis policies. A Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf flies during a rally in support of legalizing marijuana on June 5, 2004, alongside Parliament Hill In Ottawa, Canada. Donald Weber/Getty Images "As just the second country and the first G7 nation to end marijuana prohibition, Canada has positioned itself as a … [Read more...] about Where Is Weed Legal Around the World? You Can Now Officially Smoke Pot In Canada