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Tornadoes kill at least 23 in Lee County, Alabama

Tornadoes kill at least 23 in Lee County, Alabama

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 23 people have been killed as tornadoes struck Lee County in eastern Alabama, authorities say.County Sheriff Jay Jones said there had been "catastrophic" damage and there were fears more bodies would be found. The number of injured is not yet known.Rescue efforts have been halted until dawn due to the danger of searching in the dark. The most devastating tornado struck the area around Beauregard, carving a path at least half a mile (0.8km) wide. The National Weather Service (NWS) classified it as at least an EF-3 - meaning winds of up to 165mph (266km/h).How a tornado is formedIt warned people to "stay out of damaged areas so first responders could do their job".Where have the tornadoes str...
Liam Neeson's shock warning to journalist after ‘racist’ comments: ‘I will kill you'

Liam Neeson's shock warning to journalist after ‘racist’ comments: ‘I will kill you'

Entertainment
The journalist who interviewed the Taken actor appeared on Good Morning Britain to reveal what really went down during the interview which has shocked the world.Clemence Michallon, US Culture Writer for The Independent, admitted she was “shocked” after Liam Neeson admitted that he once wanted to a kill a “black b*****d”.The 66-year-old revealed during the interview for his new film Cold Pursuit that he once roamed the streets looking for a black person to kill after the rape of a close friend.Clemence had only 20 minutes to ask Liam questions and was expecting just “fluff” to be talked about.She said: “I had 20 minutes [to interview him]. Usually it’s all fluff. This is definitely not fluff.” Related Articles She added: “The gr...
Face-to-face with child soldiers told to rape and kill in South Sudan

Face-to-face with child soldiers told to rape and kill in South Sudan

World
By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, in Yambio, South Sudan Sky News has been given special access to child soldiers in the east-central African country of South Sudan - and found worrying signs that some may return to fighting if conditions don't improve soon.Our inquiries also found repeated examples of rape being used as a weapon of war, and we have also spoken to the child soldiers ordered to carry out those rapes. A peace deal and ceasefire agreed by the warring parties last year is still holding, prompting hundreds of child recruits to run away from their captors, while others have been freed. But a further 19,000 children are estimated to still be in captivity in the bush working for the different militias. ...
Zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

Zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard

Technology
A British zoo has defended its decision to kill a rare snow leopard that got out of its enclosure when a door was left open. Dudley Zoo says it had "no other option in the interest of public safety" but to shoot 8-year-old Margaash after he escaped on Oct. 23. The central England zoo issued a statement Friday on the "incredibly sad incident." "Euthanasia is, and always will be, a last resort," zoo director Derek Grove said in the statement. "Efforts to persuade Margaash to return to his enclosure failed and as the animal was close to surrounding woodland and dark was approaching, the vet did not believe a tranquillizer dart was a safe option due to the amount of time the drug takes to work." The zoo said the leopard escaped when a door was left open through "keeper error." It said securi...
Car bombs, gunfire kill at least 23 in Mogadishu, Somalia

Car bombs, gunfire kill at least 23 in Mogadishu, Somalia

World
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A series of car bombs detonated in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 23 people, local officials said. Explosions and gunfire erupted in the area around the Sahafi Hotel and the Somali police force's Criminal Investigations Department. Four gunmen, who fired upon civilians from the roof of the hotel, also died. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting government officials at the hotel. Among those killed was the owner of the hotel, Abdifatah Abdirashid, whose father, Abdirashid Mohamed, died in a similar attack three years earlier, the BBC reported. A witness told Voice of America the front of the hotel building was destroyed in the attack. Former official Abdi Barre Jibril told VOA that two women ...