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Two ex-police officers arrested over murder of Brazilian politician

Marielle Franco, a critic of police violence against favela residents, was killed in 2018 WT24 Desk Two former police officers have been arrested over the murder of the Rio de Janeiro councillor Marielle Franco, two days before the first anniversary of her death, which prompted international outrage, The Guardian reports. Franco, a groundbreaking politician who was born in one of Rio’s ...

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Youth killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk A man was killed in what the law enforcement called a gunfight in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Monday, Agencies report.The deceased was Abdur Rahman, 23, son of Shah Alam, a resident of Moheshkhaliapata in Howaikang union.Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf model police station, said being tipped off that a group of drug traders would gather ...

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Jashore AL leader hacked dead

WT24 Desk A local Awami League leader in Siddipasha union under Abhaynagar upazila of Jashore was hacked to death allegedly by his neighbors following a dispute over land, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Sheikh Abdus Salam, 50. Sonatola Police Camp In-Charge Sub-Inspector (SI) Al Amin told Banglanews that Salam engaged in a scuffle with neighboring brothers Asad and ...

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12 die in Colombia plane crash

WT24 Desk Authorities say a dozen people have been killed in a plane crash in central Colombia, Agencies report. Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority said the DC-3 aircraft declared an emergency late Saturday morning while en route to the city of Villavicencio. Officials later confirmed that all 12 people aboard were killed in the accident. The aircraft was reportedly operated by ...

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Sicily Mafia hitmen walled woman’s ex-lover in cement, say police

Alleged killers and woman, 64, arrested after discovery of man’s body in cement wall WT24 Desk A 64-year-old woman allegedly hired four Sicilian mafia henchmen to murder her ex-lover who had stolen her jewels, according to police. The killers, all Sicilians, carried out their order by walling the man in cement while he was still alive, The Guardian reports. The ...

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Shamima Begum’s child reported to have died in Syrian refugee camp

East London teenager gave birth three weeks ago and had said she wanted to return to UK WT24 Desk The infant son of Shamima Begum is reported to have died in a Syrian refugee camp three weeks after the teenager from east London turned Islamic State devotee gave birth, The Guardian reports. Her laywer, Tasnime Akunjee, told the Guardian: “We have ...

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Detained 121 people, seized 182 madrasas, says Pak on action against terror

The interior ministry said it was part of a long-planned drive, not a response to Indian anger over what New Delhi calls Islamabad’s failure to rein in militant groups operating on Pakistani soil. WT24 Desk Pakistan intensified its crackdown against Islamist militants on Thursday, with the government announcing it had taken control of 182 religious schools and detained more than ...

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Mentally-challenged girl ‘raped’ in Sylhet

Accused held WT24 Desk Police here on Wednesday arrested a young man for reportedly raping a mentally-challenged teenage girl at Monaharpur village in Biswanath upazila of the district, Agencies report. The arrestee is Fakhrul Islam, 24, son of Toimus Ali of the village. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Saiful Islam said Fakhrul violated the girl on Monday when she ...

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