Several thousand students on Sunday marched through Mexico City to mark the anniversary of a 1968 massacre in which troops fired on protesters in Tlatelolco Plaza, killing an unknown number. Police guarded the march route and steel and wood barriers protected businesses that are often vandalized during the annual marches. One of the top leaders of the 1968 student movement, writer and columnist Luis Gonzalez de Alba, was reportedly found dead on Sunday at his home. No further details were available.
Kim Kardashian robbed
Reality television star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint at a private Paris residence on Sunday night by assailants disguised as police who made off with millions of US dollars, mainly in jewelry, police officials and her representative said yesterday. Paris police said the loss amounted to “several million euros, mostly jewelry,” adding that they were still assessing the total amount stolen and had opened an investigation. Police said the robbers tied her up and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes. A Kardashian spokeswoman said that she was “badly shaken, but physically unharmed.” On hearing the news, Kardashian’s husband, rapper Kanye West, abruptly ended a festival appearance in New York, citing a “family emergency.”
Conviction in steak murder
A Tennessee man has been convicted of killing his grandson in April 2014 in an argument over a steak. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported that 65-year-old Harold Gray of Frayser was convicted last week of reckless homicide in Shelby County Criminal Court in Memphis. According to court records, Gray got into an argument with 31-year-old Anthony Morris about Morris looking at a steak in his refrigerator. Gray then stabbed Morris with a kitchen knife. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 4.
Long-loved turtle sought
Baltimore police are at a loss and an elderly couple are desperate. Their beloved companion — a 78-year-old red-eared slider turtle named Moses — went missing more than two weeks ago from a kiddie pool in their yard. Gloria Todd have turned to the media in a last-ditch plea to bring Moses home. “I was shocked that he was gone,” Todd, 83, told the Baltimore Sun. “I couldn’t believe that someone would come on to my property and take something that did not belong to them, especially a living thing.” The turtle, one of two turtles Todd was given as a five-year-old. In all that time, Todd said, Moses never went missing — which is why she and her husband of 60 years, Pete, are convinced foul play is involved.
Plane returns with worker
An airplane bound for Angola on Saturday was forced to make an emergency landing in Lisbon after a cargo worker was reported missing — and the man was found inside the cargo hold, alive but suffering from hypothermia. Lisbon airport spokesman Rui Oliveira on Sunday said that the TAAG Angola Airlines plane left the city of Porto about 10am, headed for Luanda. The worker was reported missing in Porto after loading cargo on the airplane and believed to be trapped inside the cargo hold, Oliveira said. The plane made an emergency landing about 11am. Oliveira said the worker was in stable condition at a hospital in Lisbon.
FRENCH AID: Paris has sent a navy ship and aircraft from Reunion Island with some pollution control equipment, but rough seas are spreading the oil spill The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean yesterday apologized for a major oil spill, which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster, as police prepared to board the ship. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck the reef on Mauritius’ southeast coast on July 25. “We apologize profusely and deeply for the great trouble we have caused,” Mitsui OSK Lines executive vice president Akihiko Ono said at a news conference in Tokyo. The company would “do everything in their power to resolve the issue,” he said. At least 1,000 tonnes of
They stand as eyesores to most passers-by and potential public health risks to authorities, decaying buildings wrapped in tangles of exposed wire, studded with protruding leaky plastic pipes, vegetation billowing from cracks and terraces where particulates from polluted air have accumulated over time. With skyscrapers and ultramodern developments on every side, some of these “nail houses” are also sitting on land worth millions of dollars in Shenzhen’s inferno of a property market, where new-unit and second-hand home prices rival London. In battles over land and development, the nail house phenomenon has become widespread throughout China over the past two decades, with owners
An Italian alpine resort on Friday remained on high alert over fears that a vast chunk of a glacier on the slopes of the Mont Blanc massif could plummet in high temperatures. “No one gets through! No cars, bikes or pedestrians,” was the message at a checkpoint where an automatic barrier and two guards blocked the small road snaking up into a lush valley below the Planpincieux glacier, near the town of Courmayeur and the Italian-French border. The blockade has largely been greeted with contempt by the locals, one of whom said: “It’s a joke.” The huge ice block measuring around 500,000 cubic
SHOW OF SOLIDARITY: The publisher’s ‘Apple Daily’ newspaper has had to raise the number of copies printed from 70,000 to 550,000 to meet a huge surge in demand They have occupied Hong Kong’s central business district, marched by the hundreds of thousands through the territory’s streets and endured tear gas and pepper spray in pitched battles with riot police. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy supporters are now wielding a new protest weapon: their stock-market trading accounts. To show support for Jimmy Lai (黎智英), the publisher and outspoken government critic who was on Monday arrested under the territory’s new national security legislation, Hong Kongers have been piling into shares of his media company Next Digital. The result: a more than 1,100 percent surge in two days that propelled the stock to a seven-year