An Infant Miraculously Emerged from the Plane Crash
The Russian built aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff.
Ytellnews: As the tragic images of airplane debris and body bags being removed from the wreckage flash across the major media news screens, it seems that all hope has been lost. The Russian-built aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff in South Sudan on November 4, 2015, took the lives of at least 35 people.
Twelve passengers, including children, and six crew members were aboard the plane, which was reportedly transporting perishable goods. The South Sudan Red Cross acted quickly, desperately searching the crash site for signs of survivors.
The surviving baby has been the only ray of light.
Amid pieces of the fuselage and human remains emerged an infant, not even one-year-old. The miracle baby was transported to the nearest hospital for evaluation and treatment. The exact condition of the infant is currently unknown, but witnesses agree that the surviving baby has been the only ray of light during the aftermath of the tragedy.
The Nasty Cost of Below-Standard Building Safety Levels in Pakistan – Over 18 Dead, Scores Injured while Others Still Missing in Lahore.
Ytellnews: It’s been officially confirmed that at least 18 people have been killed, and over 75 injured so far in Lahore, Pakistan after a Rajput Polyester plastic bag factory under construction collapsed on Wednesday; adding to the number of industrial disasters that have hit the South Asian nation. Emergency services fear that as many as 100 could still be trapped under the rubble. A major rescue operation is currently underway.
The factory, located in the Sundar industrial estate around 45km (30 miles) south-west of the city center is indicated to have been operating on two floors, while a third was being built. Layer upon layer of concrete, brick and jumbled metal rods is what remains of the four-storey industrial plant.
The incident comes over a week after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit both Afghanistan and Pakistan; killing over 300 people and causing untold damage to thousands of homes and other major buildings.
The incident comes over a week after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit both Afghanistan and Pakistan; killing over 300 people and causing untold damage to thousands of homes and other major buildings. Is it possible that the building had already been damaged after the 26 October earthquake?
According to laborers, the earthquake did affect the building; however, the owner continued to build an extension. In an ironic twist of events, he – the owner is reportedly also among the people who are still trapped under the rubble. Till now, it is not yet clear as to what really caused the collapse of the factory.
Pakistan has a history of poor safety record in the construction sector with developers habitually flouting building codes.
In September 2012, over 200 people burned to death in a fire at a clothing factory in Karachi while another blaze at a shoe factory in Lahore killed 25 on the same day…….the list is endless. In the 2012 clothing factory incident, a murder case was filed against the factory owners but has not yet come to trial. This particular scenario raises more questions rather than gives answers to Pakistanis who seek the ever-elusive justice; and especially the current victims of the shopping-bags factory incident
More of Jeb Bush’s Misplaced Jabs – “The Three-Day French Work Week”
In Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate; Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was at it once again. He reproached his rival and ex protégé, Marco Rubio for his poor voting history in the Senate by equating his work ethic to that of the French.
Frowning with apparent mock dismay, he said: “I mean, literally, the Senate, what is it, like a French workweek? You get like three days where you have to show up?”
That remark did not sit too well with the French and his opponents too; and a few minutes later, heated comments flooded social media networks. However, the GOP presidential hopeful has since realized his mistake in referencing the France work week in his attempt to highlight rival Marco Rubio’s poor attendance in the Senate.
This isn’t the first time that the 2016 presidential runner, who has been struggling to bond with voters, has communicated his ideas poorly. Jeb’s growing list of ill-worded comments since launching his campaign is ever-growing. Seems like all Jeb is doing nowadays is clarifying his poorly-worded statements if not apologizing for the same.
“I made the mistake of saying that the Congress operates on a French work week—I really did a disservice to the French,” Bush said with a chuckle Tuesday.
Jeb Bush’s words, even when the intended meaning is foggy but still evident, hits a trip wire of some sort and ends up upsetting some or inciting controversy and as a result, forces Bush to clean up the mess – either by explaining himself more carefully this time, or in some instances, apologizing.
“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves,” by Mary Wollstonecraft.
Ytellnews: Although it is important to respect differences in customs when considering global cultures, human activists have historically drawn the line in the sand when custom violates basic human rights. The practice of arranged marriages that defy the will and desire of women is antiquated and barbaric.
The reaction to such a practice by an Afghan woman who escaped her captor [husband] to flee with her true love led to her gruesome demise in the form of stoning. Urging the rest of the world to forget that we live in the year 2015, the Taliban inflicted the deadly punishment for adultery, while the government stood by, willfully powerless over the egregious violation of human rights.
Let us not forget, as women who rightfully fight for women’s rights in our own country, that the fight for autonomy is global and we must hold the women of the world close to our hearts and fight for them as well.
Ytellnews: What begun as peaceful protests by Syrian citizens against their government in 2011; has devolved into a chaotic and bloody insurgency that has attracted many other countries.
What is happening now is that the civilians and rebels are caught in the crossfire.
The Syrian conflict is said to be partly a civil war of the government against its citizens; partly a religious conflict fighting the Alawite, Bashar al Assad’s minority sect, allied with Iran’s and Lebanon’s fighters, the Shiite, against Sunni insurgent factions. However, it is increasingly being viewed as a proxy war against the USA and its allies by Russia and Iran. What is happening now is that the civilians and rebels are caught in the crossfire between the government forces, IS and Russia.
Whatever it is, it has so far forced more than half of the country’s population from their homes, that is; over 7.6 million internally displaced victims and over 6.7 million refugees; killed 250,000 people among them more than 10,000 children and facilitated the rise of ISIS – and still, the war continues to rage out of control.
The war continues to rage out of control.
These are the fruits of the Syrian “crisis” – an extending cycle of wild, unrelenting violence. The ongoing development of this crisis confirms that the Syrian conflict is not just a civil war.
The plight of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in neighboring countries such as Europe has evoked massive global compassion; with the unfolding events greatly illuminating the humanitarian issues faced by the refugees escaping the Civil War that begun almost 5 years ago.
An effectual plan to end the war and allow the country to heal and reconcile.
Nonetheless, hidden behind these crushing pictures are far more disturbing questions of external responsibility into the issues facing Syria. However, what needs to take greater prominence now is an effectual plan to end the war and allow the country to heal and reconcile.
At Least 30 Died When Overcrowded Nepal Bus Plunged Down a Hill
Ytellnews: In a tragic accident in Nepal, a bus, exceeding its passenger limit, suddenly skidded off a roadway on Tuesday and plunged down a hill, killing at least 30 people and injuring 35 more. Government officials have been reporting details of the tragic accident.
Witnesses have indicated that passengers were being transported on the roof of the overcrowded bus when it tilted over. It is assumed that the excessive weight from the staggering number of passengers caused the bus to veer from the gravel road, suggests Shiva Ram Gelal, Chief District government officer in Nepal’s Rasuwa district. The commercial vehicle plummeted about 650 feet (200 meters) down the roadside hill.
According to reports from Gelal, Nepalese military troops, police officers and locals performed a rescue operation following the deadly accident in Ramche, a village in Rasuwa about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Kathmandu.
Most of the injured have been transported to a hospital in Rasuwa for treatment, and a few have been admitted to a hospital in the Nepalese capital.
It’s way too soon to tell what caused the crash of the Russian airliner into the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday morning shortly after commencing its journey. The aircraft was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh, a Red Sea resort and it was headed to St Petersburg in Russia.
Passengers in the plane included 213 Russian citizens, 4 Ukraine citizens and one Belarus national. There were 62 men, 138 women and 25 children reportedly; making a total of 217 passengers. Most were tourists.
Meanwhile, a militant group allied to the IS (Islamic State) has claimed responsibility for the ordeal while the authorities claim a technical hitch caused the crash. Evidently, it’s not clear as to the real cause of this fatal crash. No words can describe how the current situation has affected the victim’s families and relatives. These people need answers; and so does the world.