A "devious" Iraqi asylum seeker has been found guilty of trying to murder dozens of commuters on a crowded tube train using a device packed with nails and rusty metal.
Ahmed Hassan didn't react as he was convicted of attempted murder today "on overwhelming evidence" after the Parsons Green Tube bombing.
The David Attenborough wannabe denied intending to cause harm, telling jurors he made the device as a cry for attention, having developed a fugitive fantasy fuelled by action films.
But Mr Justice Haddon-Cave told the 18-year-old: "Ahmed Hassan, you have been found guilty by this jury at the Old Bailey of attempted murder on overwhelming evidence.
"I am now going to discuss with counsel the arrangements and timings for sentencing you."
He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on a date to be fixed next week.
The homemade bucket bomb, which sent a terrifying fireball rushing through the carriage, was packed with 2.2kg of screwdrivers, knives, nuts and bolts and could have been "lethal" if it had detonated.
The Old Bailey heard Hassan wanted to cause "maximum" carnage to avenge the death of his father, who was blown up in Iraq more than 10 years before.
Hassan denied it, saying he only wanted to make a fire to fulfil a "fugitive fantasy" to be chased by Interpol which was inspired by action films.
Sue Hemming from the CPS said: "It was only a matter of luck that the device did not work as he intended or it could easily have led to the loss of innocent lives."
A gigantic 'doomsday' asteroid is on course to slam into Earth in 2135 amid fears humans could be powerless to stop it without a new defence system.
The space boulder called Bennu is the size of a village and as tall as New York's Empire State Building.
There's a one in 2,700 chance it could crash into Earth on September 21, 2135, and wipe out life with an impact 23 times bigger than a hydrogen bomb blast.
Today's technology may not be advanced enough to stop the threat, but US space scientists have designed a concept spacecraft that would blow up or deflect oncoming asteroids with a nuclear explosion.
Bonnie Brazzeal: Mr. President my name is Bonnie Brazzeal. And I work at the cafeteria at the College of the Ozarks alongside the hardworking students. And I am very grateful for the bonus when the college gave it to us. And I put mine in savings for my retirement. And I want to thank you, Mr. President and God bless you.
Chaos prevailed in Indore's Palhar Nagar area on Friday morning when a leopard strayed into the locality.
The leopard first entered an under-construction house and later into the residence of local businessman, where it sat for about three hours occasionally coming out to attack a team of forest officials and onlookers.
The first call regarding the presence of the big cat was made at 10am to the local police, who reached the spot and immediately called the forest department and the local zoo administration.
The animal first hid behind the iron grills of an under-construction house. The forest officials spread a net to capture it, but sensing the trap, the beast jumped outside and attacked SDO (forest) RC Choubey and rushed to the Patodi residence where it sat for hours on the stairs.
“Initially, we tried to use the stun gun and fired two pellets. However, both of them missed the target. The third shot hit the leopard. The tranquilizer used in the process was given according to the size of the leopard but it was insufficient,” zoo in-charge and veterinarian Uttam Yadav said.
It looks like a few kids are going to be written out of the will after grandma passes!
Watches these kids taking photos of themselves are completely oblivious as grandma takes a tumble down the well.
Nick Gordon's girlfriend -- the one he was arrested for beating -- has fired off a letter to the judge saying it was all her fault.
Laura Leal filed docs in Seminole County, Florida ... and they include the letter asking the judge to lift the no-contact order. Laura says she needs Nick's love and guidance and wants to speak to her boyfriend again.
In the letter, obtained by TMZ, Laura says the case against Nick is not accurate, particularly when it comes to her alleged injuries on the night of Nick's arrest. She writes, "Pictures were taken of my face the night of the incident because cops stated my lip was 'bleeding' when in all reality my lips were chapped and dry ... There was no marks on my face."
Laura says she suffers from severe anger issues and the whole thing was a misunderstanding. She wrote, "I am seeking help and determined to take the condition seriously as I have been diagnosed bipolar. He is not at blame, and should not be pushed into any trouble or consequences due to my actions."
This all seems to line up with what Nick said when he called 911. TMZ broke the story ... Nick sounded frantic, and cried as he said he "sounds so lame because I'm getting beat up by a woman."
Disturbing footage shows a teacher in the United Arab Emirates beating a pupil in his class
Shaq says he has the answer to stopping mass school shootings like the one we saw in Parkland -- placing armed police officers on school grounds.
"The quick fix ... the government should give law enforcement more money," Shaq said on WABC Radio's "Curtis and Cosby" show.
"Give more money, you recruit more people, and the guys that are not ready to go on the streets, you put them in front of the schools. You put 'em in front of the schools, you put 'em behind the schools, you put 'em inside the schools."
"I would like to see police officers in schools, inner cities, private schools."
Shaq says he got the idea from growing up on a military base -- where the cops they had on campus were very effective at stopping any violence that broke out.
What Shaq does NOT want the government to do is ban semiautomatic weapons -- like the one Nikolas Cruz used to gun down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS -- arguing they'll become even more dangerous on the black market.
"There's a lot of those weapons already on the streets. So it's not like, if you say, 'OK, these weapons are banned,' people are gonna go, 'Oh man, let me turn it in.' That's definitely not going to happen."
FYI, Shaq's always been a huge supporter of cops ... and in 2016, was sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Clayton County, Georgia.
The viral video below was posted on Facebook by Kenny McDonald:
Kids at our school today walked out, in honor of the 17 students killed in Florida. Students held signs that said, “Arm our teachers” they had two signs. A student walked out without saying a word peacefully put up his sign which said “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” he was escorted off the property by our principal and threatened to be put into a police car. This violates the first amendment and makes me sick that they can do whatever they want. Please make this go viral. Location: New Prague High school, Minnesota.
What was supposed to be a moment of solidarity and respect, became what has been described as a time of chaos at Antioch High School during National Walkout Day.
According to Metro Nashville Police officials, during the walkout a few students took down a flag and then jumped on a police car.
Police said they were working to identify who was responsible. No arrests or citations have been issued.
Students across Middle Tennessee and across the country participated in the National School Walkout.
Students and teachers stood outside their schools to observe a moment of silence, lasting 17 minutes to help honor the victims killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting last month.
Metro Nashville Public Schools' Public Information Officer Michelle Michaud released the following statement:
At MNPS, we respect the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them. Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school. Swift action was taken by school security and MNPD to address the situation. No students or staff members were injured during the walkout.
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Inappropriate behaviors that threaten school safety will be handled immediately and firmly in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and MNPD.
We understand that our students may be feeling lots of emotions, including anxiety, fear and even anger about today’s events. We encourage parents to talk to your child(ren) about how they may be feeling, and the importance of expressing themselves in appropriate ways while at school. MNPS also has counselors available and ready to talk to students at any time. We look forward to welcoming students back tomorrow for a great day of teaching and learning.
Mt. Diablo High School principal Lorne Barbosa said he did not oppose the students participating. But after learning the student government decided not to do a walkout, he had the gates locked because parents might not want students leaving campus.
Thousands of high school students, many still far from voting age, are streaming out of schools across the country today to protest against gun violence in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.
“I’m just mad there’s no action by our government representatives,” Daniel Rogov, a junior in Brooklyn, New York, said today.
“It’s all thoughts and prayers; it’s all talk,” he told ABC News. “After a gun violence tragedy there’s a speech talking about how we need change but there never is change.”
Liberals aren't known for really thinking things through before they take to the streets to protest whatever stupid idea they have come up with that this week. Take for example Democrats Libtard NYC Mayor Andrew Cuomo claiming that liberals aren't afraid of the NRA at the same time that students in the background or protesting the NRA by claiming they are scared of them and their guns.
That is until you actually hear from the students personally who also say they're not scared of the NRA. Yet are chanting that the "NRA is killing children."
Only in the mind of a deranged liberal does any of that make any sense.
Governor Cuomo joined students who staged a die-in at Zuccotti Park on Wednesday morning as part of the nationwide gun control walkouts that popped off at schools in all five boroughs and around the nation.
Cuomo was with students from the High School of Public Service and Leadership in Manhattan’s financial district in the protest, marching with hundreds of students who walked out of class at 9:50 a.m. sharp.
Joined by city teachers union president Michael Mulgrew, Cuomo walked alongside the kids and joined their chants, clapping and yelling “enough is enough!” and “what do we want? gun control! when do we want it? now!”
Then, the students gathered in a great throng at Zuccotti Park and staged a die-in, chanting “not one more” and “never again.”
Cuomo laid down on the stone in the park like a corpse, too, flanked by dozens of students on either side of his body. Mulgrew too laid down in protest.
A national school walk-out was held today by students protesting gun violence across the country, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined students in DC marching on the U.S. capitol.
So did his armed guards. […]
Sanders began a live stream of his speech on his Facebook page, which featured him wading through the crowd of cheering students and shaking hands. As Sanders traveled through the gun-control crowd, at least three heavily armed Capitol police officers could be seen protecting him and clearing a way for the Senator through the students. Multiple times in the live feed, the police can be heard asking the students to step back and move away from Sanders.
“If you’re going to commit a crime in Kennesaw and you’re the criminal — are you going to take a chance that that homeowner is a law-abiding citizen?” asked Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling.
Wayne Arnold is one of those citizens. Among the weapons he keeps at home are an AR-15-style .223 caliber rifle, a variety of handguns and more.
“It gives me the ability to protect myself as opposed to being somewhere where you weren’t allowed to have a firearm or it was frowned upon,” said Arnold.
The next leader of Saudi Arabia says his country would quickly obtain a nuclear bomb if arch rival Iran successfully develops its own nuclear weapon. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the statement about a possible nuclear arms race in the Middle East to "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell, in an interview set to air on this Sunday's "60 Minutes."
The interview is the first with a Saudi leader for a U.S. television network since 2005. O'Donnell, a contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes," asked the 32-year-old crown prince about the political, economic and social reforms unfolding in his kingdom.
The heir to the throne has ushered in significant changes for women in the conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom, including granting them the right to drive for the first time. The crown prince discussed foreign policy, including his views on Saudi Arabia's longtime foe, Shiite Muslim-ruled Iran.
Below is a preview of O'Donnell's conversation with the crown prince, and above is a clip in which Mohammed explains why, in his view, Iran's supreme leader is behaving like Adolf Hitler during the rise of Nazi Germany.
A gran has made a heartfelt plea urging against the use of forward-facing car seats after her two-year-old granddaughter was 'internally decapitated' in a horror crash.
Aniyah Bennett's skull detached from her spine after the vehicle she was traveling in with her mom Kimberly Bennett, 28, struck a brick pillar and overturned.
While her mom escaped with scratches, Aniyah was airlifted to hospital where doctors determined that the impact of the smash had 'internally decapitated' her.
Teachers in Texas have been having weapon training in the wake of the Florida school shooting that killed 17.
On Saturday, 16 educators took part in an entire day of training and learnt how to fire a gun in the event of a shooting happening at their schools.
Police officers volunteered their time to help out during the event at the Strategic Weapons Academy of Texas.
The free session was led by a former Irving police officer, Tim Bulot, who has over 30 years experience.
Students hid in a closet following reports of a gunman on the loose at a university in the United States.
Northwestern University in Evanston near Chicago, Illinois issued an alert at 2.39pm (local time) warning anyone on campus to seek shelter.
They then tweeted: "Person with gun on Evanston campus. If on campus, seek shelter in safe place and stay until further notice. Others keep away."
They then sent a follow up tweet: "Police continue to investigate a reported incident at Engelhart Hall. Remain sheltered or avoid the area."
The university later confirmed the reports were a hoax and that police were investigating.
Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz remained silent in court on Wednesday as a judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf.
The 19-year-old suspect faces the death penalty for the gun massacre at a school in Parkland on Valentine's Day which killed 17 people.
Cruz chose to remain silent during a hearing in Broward County circuit court in Fort Lauderdale.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf for 17 counts each of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the shooting spree at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.
A man has admitting killing a four-year-old girl after making her watch as he killed her parents.
Prison warder Raven Samar is seen on a police video confessing to “wilfully” killing the child.
Samar, himself the father of a small child, is now the subject of an appeal to Vladimir Putin by furious locals in Crimea to allow an exception to Russia’s suspension of use of the death penalty.
The 28-year-old was taken to the crime scene where he had attempted to extort cash from Konstantin Larkov, 35, who arrived to clinch the deal with his partner Inna Khodareva, 32.
He lured them and their daughter Arina to the scene on the pretext of selling them his car.
He showed police how he shot the parents in their family car with a his Makarov pistol, issued to him as a prison officer.
A young YouTube star has been jailed for shooting boyfriend dead in a stunt that went horrifyingly wrong.
Monalisa Perez, then 19 and pregnant, believed Pedro Ruiz, 22, would be shielded by a thick book as she took aim from close range in front of onlookers.
But the stunt went horribly wrong and the bullet went straight through the 1.5-inch book and into Ruiz's chest, fatally wounding him.
Mum-of-two Perez, now 20, later pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
Remarkable footage shows a major rescue operation after a "screaming" man allegedly ran straight at a moving train in front of horrified passengers.
The man was seen sprinting as a Virgin Pendolino approached before he reportedly became trapped head first between a carriage and platform one at Stoke Station yesterday afternoon, shortly after 1pm.
A witness said it was "shocking" but said staff were incredibly professional and managed to help him out.
Virgin Train staff and police pulled the man to safety and he was seemingly uninjured. He was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.
A Staffordshire University business student, who was about catch the train to London Euston, witnessed the drama unfold.
The cultural enrichment of Belgian continues to happen now that Muslim migrants have armed themselves and begun invading natural born citizens of Belgium's homes. Yet another example of how the EU is aiding Islamists in the takeover of their own countries.
On HLN, longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, Patti Solis Doyle, slams Hillary for trashing Middle America & implying states that voted for Trump were backwards. Clinton’s former campaign manager admitted she couldn’t “sugarcoat” how “wrong” Clinton’s comments were and blamed it on Clinton “still struggling” with her loss.
More airstrikes hit Ghouta inflicting heavy loss of civilian life Now Playing: More airstrikes hit Ghouta inflicting heavy loss of civilian life Air strikes hit eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, (March 13), killing and injuring 45 citizens according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor. The air strikes come as sick and injured civilians left the rebel enclave on Tuesday in the first medical evacuation since one of the deadliest assaults of the seven-year war began nearly a month ago. A video uploaded to a social media website purported to show air strikes hitting a built-up area in eastern Ghouta and smoke rising from targets. International attention has been focused in recent weeks mainly on the plight of civilians in eastern Ghouta, where the United Nations believes 400,000 people have been trapped under punishing bombardment, deprived of food and medicine. During the army's offensive, which began on February 18th, more than 1,100 civilians have died, the U.N. Office of Humanitarian Affairs says. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose forces have recaptured most towns and cities in Syria's heavily populated west, has vowed to reassert his control over every inch of the country. On Wednesday the Civil Defence search-and-rescue group in Syria, also known as the White Helmets, released video showing mass destruction in Eastern Ghouta caused by Syrian army shelling. The video shows debris, bodies on the ground, and people panicking as they moved through the destruction after their neighbourhood was bombed. Some 400,000 people are believed to be living there, trapped under a relentless air and ground bombardment and a crippling years-long siege.
How dire is the situation in France right now? Take a look at these Kurdish protesters being attacked by not only the French police, but also by Turkish and Sunni protesters that are more than likely paid by the Turkish government.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte moved to quit the International Criminal Court on Wednesday after it began investigating his brutal war on drug dealers.
Duterte announced he is withdrawing the Philippines from the Rome Statute which gives the Hague-based ICC the authority to investigate crimes on its soil.
The move comes a month after the ICC announced it was launching a 'preliminary examination' of Duterte's bloody anti-drug crackdown that has seen thousands die in largely extrajudicial killings.
This man in a truck was caught on CCTV cameras attempting to steal peacocks from his neighbor's yard. Eventually he did seem to catch one of the colorful birds, only to be chased by a herd of them as he ran back to his truck.
If you're curious just what type of idiots these liberals around the world cater to, take a look at these idiots in Belgium attempting to protest the Patriots who were standing against the Muslim migrants who have turned the country into a cesspool of violence and rape.
Watch as and EU flag is ripped from the walls these liberals hang it from.