Myanmar troops burn alive 11 in retaliation attack

Myanmar troops burn alive 11 in retaliation attack

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar government troops raided a small northwestern village, rounding up civilians, binding their hands and then burning them alive in apparent retaliation for an attack on a military convoy, according to witnesses and other reports. A video of the aftermath of Tuesday’s attack showed the charred bodies of 11 victims, some believed … Read more

Fox Christmas tree arson suspect Craig Tamanaha released, not eligible for bail

Fox Christmas tree arson suspect Craig Tamanaha released, not eligible for bail

The arsonist who allegedly torched the Fox News Christmas tree was freed after his arraignment Wednesday night because his charges were not eligible for bail under new liberal reform laws. “I didn’t do it!” suspect Craig Tamanaha, 49, claimed to reporters outside Manhattan criminal court after being asked about the early morning arson that caused … Read more

Biden to decry democracy ‘recession’ at White House summit

Biden to decry democracy 'recession' at White House summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to urge participants at the first-ever White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising authoritarianism around the globe and extraordinary strains on foundational institutions in the U.S. The two-day virtual summit that starts Thursday … Read more

California father, son David Smith, Travis Smith arrested on suspicion of starting Caldor fire

California father, son David Smith, Travis Smith arrested on suspicion of starting Caldor fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed many homes and forced tens of thousands of people to flee Lake Tahoe communities earlier this year, authorities said. David Scott Smith, 66, and his son, Travis Shane Smith, 32, are accused of reckless arson … Read more

Body camera footage played in court shows Kim Potter collapsing after fatally shooting Daunte Wright: ‘I’m going to prison’

Body camera footage played in court shows Kim Potter collapsing after fatally shooting Daunte Wright: 'I'm going to prison'

In this image taken from police video played during the trial of former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis, Potters, on ground, reacts after the traffic stop of Daunte Wright on the April 11, 2021.Court TV, via AP, Pool Body-worn camera footage captured Kim Potter’s response after she … Read more

UN halts food aid in two towns after warehouses looted

UN halts food aid in two towns after warehouses looted

More than nine million people in northern Ethiopia are in need of critical food supplies, the UN says The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended distribution of food aid in two northern Ethiopian towns after gunmen looted its warehouses. Looters from rebel Tigrayan forces held aid staff at gunpoint in the town of Kombolcha, the … Read more

A Chinese government spokesperson said the US committed ‘evil crimes’ against Native Americans in a bid to counter reports of genocide in Xinjiang

A Chinese government spokesperson said the US committed 'evil crimes' against Native Americans in a bid to counter reports of genocide in Xinjiang

Chinese spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at a daily media briefing in 2020.Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images A Chinese spokesperson railed against the US’ diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics. The US had announced the boycott in response to Beijing’s “ongoing genocide” of the Uyghur minority. Zhao Lijian fired back by accusing the US of committing … Read more