At least 15 civilians have been killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria’s Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.
The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo.
The strikes hit “near a tent where people were receiving condolences for those killed this week in the neighbouring district of Bab al-Nayrab,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
“There was a first barrel bomb and when people gathered and the ambulances arrived, a second barrel struck and there were more deaths,” a reporter in the rebel-held part of the city said.
“One ambulance was completely destroyed,” he added, citing the local civil defence unit.
The Observatory said dozens more were injured in the two strikes and the death toll was expected to rise.
“When it comes to the emissions that cause global warming, it turns out that biofuels are worse than gasoline. So the underpinnings of policies used to promote biofuels for reasons of climate have now been proven to be scientifically incorrect,” said Professor John DeCicco, co-author of the study, in a statement.
But behind the headlines there was more to this story than was being widely reported.
This is not the first time criticisms have been raised about biofuel. In 2014, the UN warned that growing crops to make biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices. It condemned the widespread use of biofuels made from crops as a replacement for petrol and diesel.
An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park.
Twenty-one-year-old Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar was a park concession worker from Quito, Ecuador. She fell into the canyon at Grandview Point around 3:15 a.m. Friday.
Park officials say she fell while socializing with a small group of co-workers near a trail along the canyon rim. Her companions saw her fall and dialed 911.
Rescuers spotted her body in the canyon at first light. They determined the fall was not survivable.
The flight landed without incident at 10:40 a.m. New York time, after roughly a half-hour in the air, according to airline data-tracker FlightAware.com. There were no indications of injuries among the 99 passengers and five crew members on board, the spokesman said.
- A “dark twin” of the Milky Way galaxy has been found in the Coma constellation
- It could hold clues to solving the scientific puzzle of dark matter, a key ingredient of the universe
(CNN)Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a “dark twin” called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Troopers shut down all southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike in Miami Gardens after, authorities said, two sinkholes opened up on the roadway, Saturday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a water line broke, causing a sinkhole to open up in the far right lane, just north of the Northwest 199th Street exit. Some time later, they said, a second part of the road began to sink in several feet from the first sinkhole.
A 7News viewer sent in cellphone video showing the Turnpike turning into a parking lot as traffic came to a standstill. Hundreds of drivers were trapped for hours on the freeway.by
Post-Gazette.com – The final phase of the Liberty Bridge deck replacement work for this year starts Monday. Prep work will close the inbound (northbound) Liberty Bridge and Tunnel from 8 tonight through 5 a.m. Monday.
Post-Gazette.com – A former West Virginia University football player was charged with robbing four banks in Pittsburgh and Crafton over the past seven weeks after he was arrested in Squirrel Hill on Thursday afternoon during what police believe was an attempt to rob a fifth bank. Allegheny County Police said Friday that Cleo K. “Boo” McLee Jr., 32, of Stowe was charged with robbery, terroristic threats and receiving stolen property in connection with the Aug. 22 robbery of a Dollar Bank branch at the Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center.
Twenty years ago, the NBA suspended a player who refused to stand for the national anthem. The NFL will not be doing the same thing. “Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem,” the NFL said in a statement issued Saturday, in response to the controversy that emerged…
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Colin Kaepernick has since said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
- Protesters unfurled a banner reading ‘Secure Borders – Secure Future’
- Police said 15 people were briefly detained over the protest
- Police spokeswoman said protesters belonged to Identitarian Movement
- Berlin Mayor Michael Muller described the protest as a ‘disgusting’
The capsule carrying 3,000 pounds of cargo, including a dozen mice, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean before noon EDT.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule that helped prepare the International Space Station for future commercial astronaut flights has returned to Earth after a stay of more than a month.
A robotic arm released the unmanned capsule packed with 3,000 pounds of cargo at 6:11 a.m. EDT. The capsule then fired thrusters several times to move a safe distance away from the station orbiting about 250 miles up.
Post-Gazette.com – COLUMBUS, Ohio — Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday. Over one-third of those deaths — 1,155 — were fentanyl-related, which more than doubled from the previous year and increased from just 75 in 2012.
The protest was organized by at least 18 opposition parties, as the BBC reports, and demonstrators were “calling for electoral reform ahead of polls in 2018.” Mugabe has ruled the country since 1980 and plans to run again.
Fighters in the Damascus suburb of Daraya began to leave with their families and other residents under an evacuation deal
Shoppers at the Florida Mall got a surprise from Joey Fatone on Thursday — and not the good kind.
The former boy bander’s upcoming hot dog stand Fat One’s was undergoing a routine fire inspection when six balloon popping noises erupted over the PA system, sparking a shooting scare.
Deputies for the Orange County Fire Inspector told ABC mall goers were informed that the test was going to take place but that didn’t stop people from going into “panic mode.”
The firefighter was hiking in the Columbia River Gorge when his friends said he never met back up with the group Thursday night.
PFC Fred Vandenheuvel, 25, was eating dinner with some coworkers at Dino’s Sports Lounge in Greensburg on Wednesday night when he noticed that a man in his 50s had fallen to the ground.
“He actually collapsed in the restaurant,” Vandenheuvel said. “He seemed like he was unconscious. He wasn’t responding to anything. That’s when I called 9-1-1 and updated the medics while they were en route.”
Vandenheuvel said the man was breathing and had a pulse, so he tried to keep him alert until police and emergency medical technicians arrived.
Hillary Clinton has managed to win support from Republicans without conceding any part of the progressive economic agenda she outlined during the Democratic primary.
But with fall approaching and momentum on Clinton’s side, Democrats and Republicans alike are looking over the horizon to a thornier reality: if elected, Clinton would likely become the first Democrat since Grover Cleveland to enter office without control of both houses of Congress.
Marvin Kaplan, the veteran character actor known for appearing in the sitcom Alice and performing voice work on the animated seriesTop Cat, died in his sleep Thursday morning in Burbank, California. He was 89.
Theatre West announced the news and said in a statement, “We loved Marvin. He will truly be missed.”
Kaplan played Henry Beesmeyer, a phone company employee who frequented Mel’s Diner, on Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985. In the early ’60s he voiced the turtleneck-clad pink feline Choo-Choo inTop Cat, a role he would also reprise for a 1987 TV movie.
BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. – Downed trees and power lines were among the aftermath of a strong storm Thursday night that prompted a tornado warning in Butler County.The warning was issued around 9:45 p.m. and was canceled just after 10 p.m. Thursday.Channel 11’s Mike Holden found at least four trees and a power line down in Evans City.Firefighters said they’re anticipating additional reports of downed trees as the system moves out of the city.
- New Gateway School District begins first year with armed security guards
- 9,000 PNC Bank ATMs to receive security upgrades
- Pittsburgh police union appeals new contract to commonwealth court
- Police investigate shooting at Rostraver gas station
- Reward offered in Fourth of July shooting of Rankin teenager
- Stowe Township shooting suspect turns himself in
- Point Park police step up security with body cameras
- Police say drunken man fired gun at neighbor’s home, bullet lodges in…
- 4-alarm fire destroys row homes, displaces at least 10 in Hazelwood
- Pittsburgh police share new data that shows increase in crime
- Police: Child left home alone with crack pipes, needles while mother…
- Veterinarians believe euthanized cat was poisoned with
Randall, 60, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 52-year-old Angela Marie Cavalero. He is accused of beating her 29 times in the head and face with a hammer and a wine bottle during a domestic dispute. Her body was found six days after the beating, police said.
The tiny Cambridge startup nuTonomy Inc. outflanked Uber Technologies Inc. in Singapore on Thursday by launching the first self-driving taxicab service.
Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said.