World News Briefs For Sunday, 11 February 2018
Hello Australia!! - Israel loses its first warplane in Syria - Dozens are killed in unrelated bus accidents - Cops are revealed in a conspiracy with nazis - Trump defends alleged wife beaters - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed under Syrian anti-aircraft fire while returning from a mission to destroy an alleged Iranian drone site near the Syrian city of Palmyra. Both pilots ejected and were injured, and it's believed to be the first time Israel lost a fighter jet in the seven-year long Syrian Civil War. Israel, in retaliation, launched a second volley of air attacks against a dozen targets in Syria, including four more alleged Iranian sites. Tehran belittled Israel's Defense ministry, saying that allegations of Iranian involvement in Syria beyond giving "advice" were "so ridiculous". Israel warned, "The event is still ongoing; it is by no means behind us."
A double-decker bus in Hong Kong overturned, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens more.
This happened the town of Tai Po in the northern New Territories. Investigators will determine happened to cause the bus to fall onto its side, tearing off part of the top.
Another bus rolled down a hill in western Java, Indonesia, killing 27 people. Police identified a number of potential causes - faulty brakes, and teh driver swerving after striking a motorcyclist.
Another aide to the orange clown Donald Trump has stepped down because of accusations of spousal abuse. Speechwriter David Sorensen denies his former wife's allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive. It comes two days after top aide Rob Porter was sacked after two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of battery - one of the victims providing the nation with a photograph of the black eye she says was caused by Porter's fist. While much of the rest of the country condemned domestic violence, Trump on Saturday morning tweeted his concern for reputations of men whose "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation".
Police in Sacramento, California have been exposed working with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with "anti-racist" beliefs. Court documents showed officers expressing sympathy with white supremacists and trying to protect a nazi organizer's identity. The revelations came in the defense of peaceful protesters who were arrested while opposing a rally by disgusting nazi scum, some of whom were stabbed or assaulted by the racists. For perspective, consider that white supremacists murdered 18 people in the US in 2017, doubling the previous year's total - no killings, not one, have been attributed to anti-racists. The Sacramento cops are on the wrong side - and they didn't know, they should.
Several thousand anti-racist protesters filled the streets of Macereta, Italy, one week after a far-right activist was arrested for shooting and wounding six people he thought were African migrants. The mayor tried to prevent the demonstration for fear of clashes because earlier in the week, a dozen members of a racist group tried to provoke violence with their own anti-immigration rally. The regional authorities over-ruled the mayor, the larger demonstration went ahead, and racists cried in their pillows.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. Kim's sister is in South Korea to observe the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and personally delivered the hand-written invitation to the South Korea leader. "President Moon responded by saying that the two sides should work on establishing the right conditions to realize the meeting," said a South Korean spokesman.