•   
  •   
  •   

WorldPapua New Guinea Massacre Kills Pregnant Women and Children, Police Say

20:31  10 july  2019
20:31  10 july  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

Willowbrook Man Kills Himself After Shooting Wife In Presence Of Their Children, Deputies Say

Willowbrook Man Kills Himself After Shooting Wife In Presence Of Their Children, Deputies Say The woman is expected to be OK. The couple’s three children escaped the home and ran to a neighbor for help.

Eight children and eight women died in the massacre , Philip Pimua, a community health worker who was in the village of Karida when the slaughter Another police spokesman, Thomas Levongo, speaking to Radio New Zealand, gave a slightly lower death toll, saying 10 women and five children

Children and pregnant women are among those murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New William Bando said he had now called for at least 100 more police to reinforce the existing 40 local Papua New Guinea is among the poorest countries of Asia with about 40% of the population living on

Papua New Guinea Massacre Kills Pregnant Women and Children, Police Say© Philip Pimua/Department of Health, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Remains of people killed in recent communal violence in Papua New Guinea.

SYDNEY, Australia — At least 20 people, including pregnant women and children, have been killed in an ambush and retaliatory massacre by villagers in Papua New Guinea, according to news reports and a police spokesman in the South Pacific island nation.

The fighting began when six people were set upon and killed while returning from a ceremony on Saturday in the country’s central highlands, Teddy Augwi, the chief police inspector for Hela Province, told The Post-Courier, a newspaper in Papua New Guinea.

Marshae Jones, Alabama Woman Indicted for Death of Her Fetus, Won’t Be Prosecuted

Marshae Jones, Alabama Woman Indicted for Death of Her Fetus, Won’t Be Prosecuted An Alabama prosecutor announced Wednesday that she will not prosecute Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman charged in the death of her fetus after she was shot in the stomach. "There are no winners in this case, only losers in the sad ordeal," Jefferson County District Attorney Lynneice Washington said at a press conference. The announcement was the latest development in a case that has re-ignited debate over fetal personhood laws, which grant fetuses the same rights as all other citizens.

Pregnant women and children are among a group of people murdered in tribal massacres in Papua New Guinea (PNG). At least 16 victims were shot and knifed to death in an overnight attack on a remote village in the Pacific Ocean nation’s Hela province. The killings are thought to have been in

Pregnant women and children were among 24 people murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea 's (PNG) Hela province. The killings were in retaliation for an earlier attack that killed six people, officials said . The killings occurred in the district represented by PNG's PM James Marape, who

Relatives of the dead then retaliated, Inspector Augwi was quoted as saying.

Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter

There were conflicting accounts on the total number of victims, who were from rival communities.

A police spokesman, Dominic Kakas, told The New York Times that 16 women and children, including two pregnant women, were killed in the revenge attack.

Eight children and eight women died in the massacre, Philip Pimua, a community health worker who was in the village of Karida when the slaughter occurred, said in a telephone interview with The Times. Another police spokesman, Thomas Levongo, speaking to Radio New Zealand, gave a slightly lower death toll, saying 10 women and five children had been killed.

Head-on crash in Lanham Sunday morning kills 22-year-old woman

Head-on crash in Lanham Sunday morning kills 22-year-old woman A woman is dead after an early morning crash in Lanham Sunday. Maryland State Police said 22-year-old Ronet Aching of Upper Marlboro was pronounced dead at the scene after a Ford F150 crashed head-on into her Nissan Xterra. 

Papua New Guinea Police spokesman Superintendent Dominic Kakas did not immediately respond to a Tribal violence is common in Papua New Guinea ’s interior, where villagers avenge relatives in Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape said those responsible for the fatal attacks could

Papua New Guinea : Women and children killed in tribal massacre Children and pregnant Then on Monday, 16 women and children were hacked to death in the village of Karida, EMTV said . Papua New Guinea 's highland provinces are very remote. Communities are still based around tribal

It was also unclear when the revenge attack occurred. Inspector Augwi said it happened on Sunday morning, while Mr. Pimua said it was on Monday.

Philip Undialu, the governor of Hela Province, said the attacks had “escalated into the massacre of innocent women and kids,” according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The police commissioner, Francis Okura, called the revenge attack “an unbelievable, unthinkable and atrocious criminal act that must be dealt with swiftly and severely,” according to a statement issued to The Times. He added that a military and police team was searching for the killers and working to prevent further violence.

Inspector Augwi said the massacre represented a new turn in communal violence. “This is not a tribal fight where opposing villages face each other on field,” he told The Post-Courier. “This is a fight in guerrilla warfare, meaning they play hide and seek and ambush their enemies.”

Nashville apartment fire kills baby, injures 5 children, firefighters say

Nashville apartment fire kills baby, injures 5 children, firefighters say An early morning fire on Sunday killed an eight-month-old baby and injured five small children in Tennessee, according to fire officials. Nashville firefighters responded to the Hickory Lake Apartments in Antioch, Tenn., about a 20-minute drive from Nashville, around 2 a.m. Sunday for an apartment fire, according to a news release from the Nashville Fire Department. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Papua New Guinea Acting Police Commissioner Francis Tokura said Wednesday that 16 women and children were killed this week by assailants Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape posted a statement to Facebook after the killings, saying "today is one of the saddest day of my life."

In the latest attack, 16 women and children were killed this week by assailants armed with rifles in the village of Marape blamed a police shortage in Hela for the lawlessness.“How can a province of 400 Tribal violence is common in Papua New Guinea ’s interior, where villagers avenge relatives in

Violence between the communities has been documented for decades in Papua New Guinea, but it has surged in recent years in the region where the latest attacks occurred, amid tensions over politics and developing gas fields.

Papua New Guinea, which lies north of Australia and shares a border with Indonesia, is known for its environmental and cultural diversity, with hundreds of ethnic groups, living in its vast highlands.

Most of the population works in agriculture. While the nation’s economy is growing, about 37 percent of the population lives under the national poverty line, and the country receives significant amounts of aid from Australia, from which it gained independence in 1975.

As the latest violence unfolded, Mr. Pimua, the health worker, woke up early on the morning of the revenge attack to the sound of gunfire and the sight of houses burning, he said. He hid in the bush and returned to see dismembered bodies. The attack lasted about 30 minutes, he said, and it involved bush knives and guns.

He and other villagers wrapped the bodies in mosquito nets before fleeing the village, leaving their belongings behind, he said. Photos uploaded to Facebook showed human remains bundled in nets attached to wooden poles. Mr. Pimua said he returned to Karida on Wednesday with a police escort to bury the victims.

“The enemies are looking for each other, hiding behind bushes,” he said.

The killings occurred in the district represented by James Marape, the country’s newly installed prime minister. The day he learned of the slaughter was one of the saddest of his life, he wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

He said he was prepared to use the death penalty against “all who have guns and kill and hide behind the mask of community,” he wrote. “I am coming for you.”

Read More

Blast near Afghan university kills two, injures 10, official says.
Blast near Afghan university kills two, injures 10, official says

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!