Sweden: mosque ‘love bombed’ after attacks
Swedes expressing solidarity with Muslims have organized events of support and love after a series of recent attacks on mosques.
In the city of Uppsala, where anti-Muslim rhetoric was scrawled onto a mosque wall on Thursday, hundreds of people pasted red paper hearts and messages of support onto the building’s entrance ahead of Friday prayers.
A day before the so-called love bombing, police said a Molotov cocktail was hurled at the mosque without causing a fire.
Dozens killed in New Year’s stampede in China
At least 35 people killed and dozens injured in a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai
At least 35 people have been killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke out during New Year’s celebrations in the Chinese city of Shanghai, state-run media has said.
Citing Sina News, CCTV America said the the cause of the stampede on the Bund, the financial hub of Shanghai’s popular waterfront area, was still unclear.
At least 42 people were also injured, the report said.
Pictures posted on social media showed huge crowds surrounding people lying on the ground in the middle of the street, but they could not be immediately verified.
Authorities had earlier cancelled a New Year’s countdown with a 3D laser display at the Bund due to crowd concerns, the Shanghai Daily reported last week.
The event had been growing in popularity for three years, but last year’s turnout of some 300,000 people far exceeded authorities’ expectations, the report said.
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Deadly earthquake hits southern China
Officials say at least one person dead and 38 others injured, eight of them critically, in mountainous Yunnan province.
An earthquake has struck southwest China’s mountainous Yunnan province, killing at least one person and injuring dozens of others.
The 6.0-magnitude struck on Tuesday at a shallow depth of 10km at 9.49 pm (13:49 GMT), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, in a region that lies close to China’s borders with Myanmar and Laos.
Gaza – Israel Conflict: Numbers Behind The Destruction In Gaza (Video)
It’s been a little over two weeks since the Gaza – Israel ceasefire. The United Nations has just released a report detailing what the 50 day war has cost Gaza so far, including the death toll.
What Israel has done in the past 2 days
- Annexed another 1,000 acres of West Bank land
- Seized $55,000,000 dollars of PA tax revenue
- Broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen
- Broken the ceasefire by not opening the border crossing for goods
- Destroyed a dairy factory in Hebron
- Destroyed five houses and a farm belonging to Bedouin near Jerusalem
- Destroyed a family home in Silwan, making 11 children homeless
- Shot and critically injured a man in Qalqilya
- Kidnapped 17 people from Jenin
- Kidnapped 7 people from Nablus
Pakistan Protests Turn Violent (Video)
After two weeks of peaceful protests in Pakistan over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, clashes broke out in Islamabad leaving 3 dead and hundreds injured.