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December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018: Women accuse famous Brazilian spiritual ‘healer’ of sex abuse

SITUATION Several women have accused an internationally known self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them under the pretext of curing them of problems like depression. The allegations were made against Joao Teixeira de Faria, 76. He is known as "Joao de Deus" (Joao of God). These were made on Friday on the widely viewed Television network. A Dutch choreographer identified as Zahira Leeneke Maus and nine Brazilian women, who remained anonymous, accused Faria of making them perform sex acts. Maus said that Faria had raped her. Two other women gave similar accounts of sexual abuse by Faria, bringing the total...

 

December 10, 2018

December 10,2018: Anti-Semitic Flyers Found In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Neighborhood

SITUATION Police are investigating anti-Semitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh. In October a gunman killed 11 people and injured 6 others at a synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, The police are taking this matter very seriously and promise to follow every investigative avenue. Photos of these pamphlets began circulating online on Sunday, on the eighth night of Hanukkah. The CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburg, Jeff Finkelstein said that the pamphlets appeared to be “recruitment information for the Ku Klux Klan.” “This is a prime example of how hateful people don’t only hate one group of people,” Finkelstein told...

 

December 7, 2018

December 07, 2018: Cash mules ingest drug money and smuggle it into Colombia

SITUATION A huge bust related to drugs in Colombia has exposed an international smuggling which used poor and unemployed young people to swallow capsules containing money which was obtained from drug sales. 27 people have been arrested for ingesting cash in order to sneak it into Colombia from Mexico. These persons are believed to be working for four smuggling networks. The suspects were detained at El Dorado airport in capital Bogata on Thursday. The cash mules typically swallow between 80 to 120 latex-wrapped capsules. These capsules may contain five $100 bills each. This money is a payment from Mexican cocaine...

 

December 7, 2018

December 07, 2018: ICE busts more than 50 illegal immigrants in New England raids

SITUATION More than 50 undocumented immigrants have been detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department in the last five days.  The ICE arrested 58 people in enforcement activities across New England. The suspects who were arrested had previous criminal charges and convictions including murder, aggravated identity theft, assault, attempted assault, cocaine possession and OUI. Of the 58 arrested for violating U.S. immigration laws, 30 had prior felony convictions for violent offences; 33 had criminal charges pending; 9 had been previously removed from the U.S. and returned illegally; 15 had been previously released from local law enforcement custody, correctional facilities...

 

December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018: Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou arrested: A hostage in US-China trade war

SITUATION Huawei CFO Meng Wenzhou, daughter of the company founder, was arrested in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday at the request of US authorities. The arrest, unfolded on the same night that President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China agreed a trade truce, is likely to intensify tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment maker, has been under investigation in various nations including the United States. However, the reason behind the arrest of Meng Wenzhou remain an enigma but unquestionably it isn‘t about one woman or one company, it must be related to National Security threat...