World AM News Briefs For Friday, 7 June 2019
Hello Australia!! - The African Union presses for civilian rule in Sudan - Medical serial killers murder more than a hundred patients - Firies' fantastic flood rescue - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:
The African Union has suspended Sudan "with immediate effect" over the military's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The continental diplomatic and economic body is threatening more action if the ruling military council doesn't turn power over to civilian government, which is the key demand of the protesters. It's not clear how many people have been killed in the violence - the military claims fewer than 50 are dead, but opposition groups have counted more than a hundred killed.
Germany's worst post-war serial killer has been sentenced to life in prison for killing 85 people. Niels Hoegel worked as a nurse and administered lethal doses of heart medication to people in his care between 1999 and 2005. Prosecutors said he did this so he could impress his colleagues by trying to revive them. Records at his former hospital showed rates of deaths and resuscitations had more than doubled when Hoegel was on shift.
Prosecutors in Ohio charged an American doctor with killing 25 hospital patients with lethal doses of fentanyl and other pain killers between 2015 and 2018. The attorney representing 43-year old William Husel denies the charges and claims he was trying to provide "comfort care" for dying patients. But his employer Mount Carmel Health System says at least four patients had a chance of recovering from their illnesses.
A week before a river cruise ship plowed into a sight-seeing boat in Budapest killing 28 people, the captain of the larger vessel was involved in another accident. No one was hurt when the Viking Idun river ship collided with a cargo vessel while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent in the Netherlands on 1 April. But the crash on the Danube River in Hungary killed the aforementioned 28 South Korean tourists - ten of them are still missing in the river, which was running high and fast, while other bodies were found a hundred kilometers away. Hungarian police arrested the captain of the larger vessel, who has denied responsibility.
A leopard managed to get into a fenced-in area of South Africa's Kruger National Park and carried off the two-year old son of a park worker. Family members rushed the toddler to hospital but it was too late. A park spokesman says leopards normally don't like to go near humans; just to be sure, the animal was euthanized.
Snubbed without an invitation to the D-Day commemorations in northern France, Russian President Vladimir Putin instead welcomed to Moscow his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, who referred to his host as his "best friend". Zing, take that Donald! Two years after Putin decided to pivot to the East - because of worsening ties with the West over the invasion of Ukraine - the two leaders signed off on new trade deals, and Xi gave two Pandas to the Moscow Zoo. Russia exports a lot of raw materials to China, which reciprocates with tech gear and consumer goods.
Here's some crazy video of a flood rescue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A car didn't just get flooded, it was started to get carried away in the currents before two red-shirted firies jump in and got the woman out of there.