A teenager has died after accidentally shooting himself while taking selfies with a loaded gun - police have said.Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died of a single gunshot wound to the throat after accidentally pulling the trigger.The young dad-of-two had been taking pictures of himself and his cousin while holding the weapon.Police were called to his apartment in Houston, Texas, at around 1.30pm on Tuesd
Eight people have died including two children in a suspected arson attack on a block of flats in Paris - the worst fatal fire in the city for a decade.Some victims died leaping from the burning building's windows. Others were injured by the fall.Four others were badly injured in the fire in the five-storey building, as more than 100 fire fighters battled to put it out after it started soon after
On the last day of August, South Africa's Pastor Mboro's bodyguards had allegedly not been paid, again.One guard, Festus Collins (37), said they went to demand their pay on Monday, but instead of getting money they were chased out and beaten up."We had an agreement to be paid R5 000 every month, but since I started working for him I have been paid only once," said Festus.He said Prophet Paseka Mo
A man allegedly dragged a woman from her car and raped in the car park of a John Lewis department store in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, UK. The victim had been parked up in the far end of the car park and was sat in the driver's seat, when the attacker open the door and pulled her into nearby bushes, where he raped her.Officers believe the man, who was described as 'distinctive', with a deeply poc
Gangs of street drinkers are regularly raiding hospitals to steal alcoholic hand wash to drink despite its links to deaths, it has emerged.A street drinker called Bartlomiej, 30, nearly died from drinking the fluid, which is used to clean the hands of staff and visitors in hospitals.He has now revealed how his gang regularly plundered hospitals in London for the drink.It comes as new figures show
Police in Thailand have given themselves a cash reward for doing their job by arresting a suspect in the Bangkok bombing two weeks ago.The bomb, which killed 20 people, went off at the Erawan Shrine and led to an appeal for help from the public with a 3million baht (£54,000) reward on offer.But fortunately for officers in the Thai police force, the public's help wasn't needed so they've given it
Primary school children watched as a teacher got stabbed in the school yard.A source at the primary school in Inanda, KZN said the attacker may have been the teacher's dumped lover.He said the suspect always dropped the teacher off at school, but on the day she arrived alone."A few minutes later, the boyfriend arrived. We let him in because he is often seen at the school."Another source said the t
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