'Two explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester
There are a number of confirmed deaths at Manchester Arena following a reported explosion at an Ariana Grande concert, police have said. Twitter users reported thousands of concert goers fled the arena covered in blood and crying, although it is not immediately clear what the reported "loud bangs" were. The noises were heard towards the end of the show, with witnesses claiming on social media they believed the bangs were a "gun shot" or a "bomb".

St Petersburg attack: At least 10 dead after bombing on Russian metro

At least 10 people have been killed and 50 more injured in a bomb blast in the St Petersburg metro system after an unidentified explosive device went off on a train that was travelling between two stations.

An eyewitness said that when smoke started pouring out of the carriages, people began to flee in panic.
“People were bleeding, their hair burned,” one man told Russian channel Life News, translated into English.
“Smoke poured out of the carriages. We were told to move to the exit, because the movement stopped. People just fled. My girlfriend was in the next car that exploded. When she came out, she saw that people were mutilated.”

Aftermath Footage 

Trump says he was eating a “beautiful” piece of cake when he decided to bomb Syria

  • Donald Trump was sitting at dinner in his Mar-a-Lago home, eating “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen” when he decided to send 59 Tomahawk missiles raining down on a Syrian airbase last Thursday.

  • In an interview with Fox Business Network, Trump described the scene that unfolded when he informed visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping that he had just launched a retaliatory attack against Syrian government forces. Read more. (4/12/2017 1:01 PM)


James heartfully sending his support in such a heartbreaking and tragic time.


German-Russian suspect bombed soccer bus, then blamed Muslims, investigators say

  • A 28-year-old German-Russian man was charged Friday with bombing the Borussia Dortmund soccer team bus on April 11. 
  • German officials said the man aimed to profit financially from the tragedy and blame Muslims for the fallout, the Associated Press reported.
  • The suspect, identified as Sergej W., allegedly planted three explosive devices along the team’s bus route and left several notes at the crime scene suggesting Islamic terrorists were responsible. 
  • Just days before the attack, he took out a loan to bet Borussia Dortmund’s stock shares would drop — a likely scenario if any of the team’s players were severely injured or killed, prosecutors said.
  • German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called the scheme a “particularly perfidious way to toy with people’s fears,” according to the Associated Press, hinting at the widespread fear-mongering aimed at Muslims that has gripped the globe in recent months. Read more (4/21/17)