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Two people killed in apparent murder-suicide at UCLA

Two people killed in apparent murder-suicide at UCLA

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Two people were killed in an alleged murder-suicide at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on Wednesday. The shooting occurred on the fourth floor of the Engineering IV building. The university’s campus was in lockdown for aout two hours after the shooting from 10:00AM to noon local time.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have identified 39-year-old William S. Klug as the victim in the murder-suicide. He was an associate professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The shooting occurred in his office. According to the Police, the shooter was identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former student of the professor.

According to the Police, Mainak Sarkar had accused William S. Klug of stealing Sarkar’s computer code and turning it over to someone else. According to TheWrap, in March Mainak Sarkar had written in a blog post about William S. Klug, “We had personal differences. He cleverly stole all my code and gave it another student. He made me really sick. Your enemy is your enemy. But your friend can do a lot more harm. Be careful about whom you trust. Stay away from this sick guy”, and included a photo of the professor.

According to the LAPD, a note was found near scene and helped find the home address of the shooter and establish the fact of suicide.

During the lockdown students were asked to stay in a sheltered location, and those who moved around the campus were told to walk with their hands up and were searched by police officers. Classes were cancelled for the rest of the day. Final exams and graduation were to run as scheduled, and most classes were to resume as normal Thursday morning.

William S. Klug had been leading the Klug Research Group which specialised in theoretical and computational biomechanics. He was a father of two, a nine year old son in fourth grade and a seven year old daughter.



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The killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo

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The killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo

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Last week, a three-year-old boy fell into the silverback gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo. Zoo director Thane Maynard said that Harambe, a seventeen-year old silverback ‘went down and got him’. The boy’s mother looked on, telling him to be calm as Harambe dragged the boy through the water. According to CNN, the mother called 911 and the conversation was as follows: “Hi. My son fell in the zoo at the gorillas, my son fell in with the gorilla.” Operators informed her that help was on its way. The boy was in the enclosure for up to ten minutes when the zoo’s dangerous animal response team made the decision to shoot Harambe in fear that he could of potentially seriously injured the child.

Witness at the zoo stated that prior to the incident the boy was insistent on going ‘in with the gorillas’.

Mr Maynard said of the shooting, “The team decided to shoot the gorilla rather than tranquilise him because a tranquiliser would not have taken effect immediately.” Maynard continues, “We’ve never had a situation like this, they made the right choice, they saved that little boy’s life.”

Harambe was a western lowland silverback gorilla, an endangered species. He was also an integral member of the breeding program.

The killing of Harambe has not gone unquestioned, with a petition on change.org receiving thousands of signatures requesting a review of the investigation into the boy’s parents, with many believing that they should be ‘held accountable for their actions of not supervising their child.’

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have questioned whether the zoo was equipped to meet the needs of such an animal, and why it was necessary to kill the gorilla.

‘Justice for Harambe’ is the name of a Facebook page created in reaction to the murder of the silverback. It received over 3,000 likes less than 24-hours after the incident.

Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an animal activist group have threatened to file a negligence complaint against the zoo should the request for a formal review of the investigation be ignored.



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Glencore announces Tahmoor mine in New South Wales to close

Glencore announces Tahmoor mine in New South Wales to close

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Swiss mining company Glencore announced yesterday the closure of its coal mine in Tahmoor, New South Wales, Australia. The mine is to be closed by early 2019, pointing to the downturn of coal prices in global markets.

Glencore stated, “The decision has been made as a result of continued low prices in global coal markets, which has meant the economic return from reserves still available at Tahmoor are not sufficient to warrant the investment required to mine them”.

The closure will result in a loss of 350 jobs according to the company, who said they are consulting with the employees.

The mine not the only operation impacted by the fall of global coal and commodity prices. The Australian arm of mining magnate Peabody Energy has reported losses of almost A$3 billion in 2015. According to latest financial reports for Peabody subsidiary Peabody Australia Holdco lodged via Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the company earned a net loss of A$2.7 billion — after a loss of A$1.2 billion in 2014. Accountants at Peabody Australia have warned the mine might not be able to continue operating, with the market persistently weak since December.

Despite low coal and commodity prices, both the major political parties have been supportive of coal mines. While appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Coalition MP Steve Ciobo confirmed party support of coal mines. In response to an audience member question, concerning what policies the panellists had planned to combat job and economic loses in Queensland after the mining boom, Ciobo stated the Coalition government supports Adani’s new Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin — as an example of “transitioning” the state’s economy.

Labor MP Terri Butler said although she doesn’t personally support Adani’s Carmichael project, the state Labor government “didn’t have much discretion” surrounding its approval. Meanwhile, Greens party leader Richard Di Natale criticised responses from the panellists claiming the “great tragedy” is both major parties support of coal mines such as Carmichael.

“If you care about tourism you don’t open up a whopping great big coal mine and fuel catastrophic global warming“, said Di Natale.

Di Natale accused both major parties of being deceitful in “slashing” both the target of and agency funding for renewable energy, leaving no plan to realize the investment potential of the renewable sector.



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Glencore announced yesterday Tahmoor mine to close amid coal price downturn

Glencore announced yesterday Tahmoor mine to close amid coal price downturn

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Swiss mining company Glencore has announced the closure of its Tahmoor coal mine. The New South Wales mine is to be close by early 2019, pointing to the increasing downturn of coal prices in global markets.

Glencore stated, “The decision has been made as a result of continued low prices in global coal markets, which has meant the economic return from reserves still available at Tahmoor are not sufficient to warrant the investment required to mine them.”

The closure will result in a loss of 320 jobs, the company has said consultation with the employees has began in an effort to maximise new employment opportunities for the workers.

The mine not the only operation impacted by the fall of global coal and commodity prices. The Australian arm of mining magnate Peabody Energy has reported losses of almost $3 billion in 2015. According to latest financial reports for Peabody subsidiary Peabody Australia Holdco lodged via Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the company earned a net loss of $2.7 billion – up from a $1.2 billion loss in 2014. Peabody Australia accountants have warned over the uncertainty over the mines ability to continue to operate, the group warning that “weak market conditions” have continued since December.

Despite low coal and commodity prices, both the major parties have been supportive of coal mines. While appearing on the ABC’s Q and A program on Monday night, Coalition MP Steve Ciobio confirmed party support of coal mines. In response to an audience member question, concerning what policies the panellists had planned to combat job and economic loses in Queensland in the wake of the mining boom, Ciobio stated the Coalition government supports Adani’s new Carmichael mine in the Galilee basin – as an example of “transitioning” the state’s economy.

Labor MP Terri Bulter said although she doesn’t personally support Adani’s Carmichael project, the state Labor government didn’t “have much discretion” surrounding its approval. While Greens party leader Richard Di Natale criticised responses from the panellists claiming the “real tragedy” is both major parties support of coal mines such as Carmichael.

“If you care about tourism you don’t open up a whopping great big coal mine and fuel catastrophic global warming,” said Di Natale.

Di Natale accused both major parties of being deceitful in “slashing” both the renewable energy target and renewable energy agency funding, leaving no strategies to further develop renewable sector investments.



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Fatal Crash in Barden Ridge, death toll rises

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Fatal Crash in Barden Ridge, death toll rises

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A woman has died at the scene after the vehicle she was a passenger in and a truck collided at 4:30am on New Illawarra Road in Barden Ridge on May 16th 2016. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to travel for several metres. The truck driver and other two passengers of the car were also treated for injuries.

This fatality has brought the 2016 NSW Road toll number to 154, compared to 122 fatalities at the same time last year.

On Friday 13th May at 11:25pm, a 24-year-old driver of a Toyota Hilux carrying four passengers lost control and veered into a power pole, killing a 63-year-old and a 16-year-old.

NSW Police have called for greater care on the roads after there were nine deaths on NSW roads in the four day period from Friday 13th to Monday 16th May.

John Hartley from the NSW Police Force has urged drivers to take their time, slow down and be responsible when driving to avoid people being killed on the road.



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Death toll rises in Fallujah

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Death toll rises in Fallujah

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As the battle for power in Fallujah continues, the death toll continues to rise. Fallujah has been occupied by the Islamic State since January of 2014. Working together to reclaim Fallujah, Shi’ite militas going by the name of Hashd al-Shaabi and the Iraqi military have been detaining men and boys over the age of twelve for up to seven days to gain intel as to whether or not they are members of the Islamic State. Concerns have been raised over the cost of life caused by such an aggressive return attack. Nasr Muflahi, director of the NRC in Iraq has said that residents in Fallujah “are now caught in the crossfire and there is no safe way out. It’s imperative that all warring parties guarantee their exit to safety for as long as the fighting continues.”

Upon launching this offensive retake of Fallujah, Iraqi Prime Minister Hader al-Abadi stated they were ‘approaching a moment of great victory’ despite over 800 cilivians dying.

Many cilivians in Fallujah have been killed as a result of the ongoing war, with as many as 50,000 families being trapped between the Islamic State and the military. In the past week, approximately 625 families have escaped from the fighting, but many have died trying.

UNHCR Chief for Iraq, Bruno Geddo reported that the people living in Fallujah are in dire straits, with prices of essentials such as food, medicine and fuel skyrocketing.

Fallujah resident, Abu Mohammed al-Dulaimi has expressed his concerns, “Their treatment [ISIL] of the people is getting worse and worse every day. There is a feeling of panic among them it seems.”



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Glencore announces Newcastle mine closure amid coal price downturn

Glencore announces Newcastle mine closure amid coal price downturn

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Swiss mining company Glencore has announced the closure of its Tahmoor coal mine. The New South Wales mine is to be close by early 2019, pointing to the increasing downturn of coal prices in global markets.

Glencore stated, “The decision has been made as a result of continued low prices in global coal markets, which has meant the economic return from reserves still available at Tahmoor are not sufficient to warrant the investment required to mine them.”

The closure will result in a loss of 320 jobs, the company has said consultation with the employees has began in an effort to maximise new employment opportunities for the workers.

The mine not the only operation impacted by the fall of global coal and commodity prices. The Australian arm of mining magnate Peabody Energy has reported losses of almost $3 billion in 2015. According to latest financial reports for Peabody subsidiary Peabody Australia Holdco lodged via Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the company earned a net loss of $2.7 billion – up from a $1.2 billion loss in 2014. Peabody Australia accountants have warned over the uncertainty over the mines ability to continue to operate, the group warning that “weak market conditions” have continued since December.

Despite low coal and commodity prices, both the major parties have been supportive of coal mines. While appearing on the ABC’s Q and A program on Monday night, Coalition MP Steve Ciobio confirmed party support of coal mines. In response to an audience member question, concerning what policies the panellists had planned to combat job and economic loses in Queensland in the wake of the mining boom, Ciobio stated the Coalition government supports Adani’s new Carmichael mine in the Galilee basin – as an example of “transitioning” the state’s economy.

Labor MP Terri Bulter said although she doesn’t personally support Adani’s Carmichael project, the state Labor government didn’t “have much discretion” surrounding its approval. While Greens party leader Richard Di Natale criticised responses from the panellists claiming the “real tragedy” is both major parties support of coal mines such as Carmichael.

“If you care about tourism you don’t open up a whopping great big coal mine and fuel catastrophic global warming,” said Di Natale.

Di Natale accused both major parties of being deceitful in “slashing” both the renewable energy target and renewable energy agency funding, leaving no strategies to further develop renewable sector investments.



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1st First Gentleman

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247 Nigerian civilians rescued from Boko Haram captivity

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247 Nigerian civilians rescued from Boko Haram captivity

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247 Nigerian civilians taken captive by Boko Haram were rescued by the Nigerian Army in Borno State on Monday and Tuesday.

Military worked to clear the north-eastern state of Borno of Boko Haram members through clearance patrols, according to a press statement by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

“Nigerian troops deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole and their neighbouring counterparts under the Multinational Joint Task Force have been very busy clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their respective areas of responsibilities.

“In the process, they were able to rescue quite a number of abducted persons, arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists, recovered weapons and equipment.

“The troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Task Force Brigade on 30th May 2016, received 79 persons who claimed to have been kept captives by Boko Haram terrorists at Ngwalimiri village but escaped at their location,” said Col. Usman.

157 more captives were rescued by 25th Task Force Brigade after escaping from Boko Haram captivity during raids on Gombori Village on 31st May 2016.

Troops also cleared suspected Boko Haram hideouts along the Gwoza-Kwatara-Kasa-Uvaha hills. Four men, two women and five children were rescued as they fled Boko Haram at Uvaha.

134 of the captives rescued this week were children and 71 women.

“All of them are undergoing preliminary investigation and screening to determine their status before onward movement to [an] Internally Displaced Persons camp for rehabilitation,” said Col. Usman.



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