"This is an expression of all the service personnel and people’s absolute support and profound trust in supreme leader Kim Jong Un as they single-mindedly remain loyal to him,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency said. Voters in the election have no choice who to vote for — there is only one candidate’s name on the ballot for each district. Instead, they have the choice of voting yes or no, and according to official accounts virtually all choose yes. North Korea also typically puts turnout nationwide at over 99%.
A drug suspect was killed and four SWAT officers were wounded Wednesday night when police in Indianapolis raided a Near Eastside home on a drug warrant. Andrew Sizemore, 27, becomes the 10th person to die in US domestic drug law enforcement operations so far this year. According to The Indianapolis Star, citing police sources, SWAT officers were serving a search warrant on a suspected drug operation when they were met by gunfire. Police shot back, killing Sizemore.
According to the world slavery index published last year by the Walk Free Foundation, Brazil leads the fight against slavery in Latin America, despite having some 200,000 people still enslaved here.
Here in America the only thing that will get thousands of people in the streets fighting cops is alcohol, sports, and Black Fridays. In this case it was alcohol, God knows Americans could care less about tyranny, corruption and abuses of power, just don’t try to stop their party!
Police from the city and university and state troopers in riot gear converged on a crowd of about 4,000 people at an apartment complex shortly after noon. Authorities said people on the property were destroying things, and as officers began to disperse the crowd, they were pelted with glass bottles, beer cans and snowballs.
After quieting the disturbance at the apartment complex, several thousand people assembled near a fraternity house. That gathering became dangerous and out of control, officials said, and when officers tried to clear the crowd, they again were attacked with bottles, rocks, cans and snowballs. Pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd because of the size and “assaultive behaviour”, police said.
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People hit the streets of Tokyo Sunday, protesting against the use of nuclear energy two days before the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The demonstration was organised by the ‘Metropolitan Coalition Against Nukes,’ ‘Sayonara Genpatsu 10 Million People’s Action’ and ‘Genpatsu wo Nakusu Zenkoku Renrakukai.’
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred when three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors melted down following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. It is estimated that it may be around 20,000 years until radiation levels around the nuclear plant are low enough to allow for safe human habitation again.
The director-general of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it had sent a patrol ship to gather samples from an oil slick to determine whether the oil came from the flight or a passing ship, the government-backed Bernama website reported. No debris was found nearby.
The Beijing-bound Boeing-777 had reached cruising altitude when it disappeared from radar screens around 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.40am on Saturday. Both the airline and the aircraft model have strong safety records. The weather was generally good and the plane did not issue a distress signal.
Air force chief Rodzali Daud told a press conference that it appeared to have gone off-route. “We are trying to make sense of this … The military radar indicated that the aircraft may have made a turn back and in some parts, this was corroborated by civilian radar,” he said.
A local television station controlled by protesters showed footage of pro-autonomy rebels holding a lengthy ceremony and slaughtering a camel to celebrate their first oil shipment. In the distance stood a tanker. The station said the ceremony took place in Es Sider. Prime minister Ali Zeidan appeared on television to warn the tanker’s crew. “The tanker will be bombed if it doesn’t follow orders when leaving [the port]. This will be an environmental disaster.”
Later on Saturday, several hundred student protesters trying to block streets with barricades skirmished with riot police who fired tear gas in the wealthy Caracas district of Chacao, in what has become a near daily ritual.