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missionary who had been working in
Haiti for many years was fatally shot by
gunmen in the capital as she sat behind
the wheel of her car on a residential
street, colleagues and police said
Haitian National Police spokesman
Frantz Lerebours said the attackers also
kidnapped a four-year-old child from
missionary Roberta Edwards' car after
shooting her at close range. It was not
immediately clear if the child was one of
the roughly 20 youngsters who received
foster care at the children's home that
she ran in Port-au-Prince.
The slain American ran the Sonlight
Children's Home since 2002, according to
the Tennessee church that oversaw her
work in Haiti. She also directed a
nutrition centre that provided two meals
a day, five days a week, to 160 poor
youngsters, who also received funding
for school fees. (AP)
JERUSALEM---Israel s prime minister
yesterday said he would take a series
of "aggressive steps" to halt a wave of
violence in Israeli cities after two
attacks in Jerusalem left three Israelis
dead. Three Palestinians, including two
attackers, were also killed.
The attacks in Jerusalem, including a
deadly shooting and knifing spree on a
bus and a violent hacking attack caught
on video, escalated the monthlong unrest
and raised the pressure on Prime Min-
ister Benjamin Netanyahu to take action.
The government has been unable to stop
the violence, carried out mostly by young
Palestinians unaffiliated with known
militant groups and apparently acting
on their own.
Netanyahu left a meeting of top secu-
rity officials to deliver the speech, and
quickly returned. The deliberations con-
tinued into the evening.
Channel 2 TV said measures under
consideration include a deployment of
Israeli soldiers in the streets of Jerusalem
to assist police, surrounding Palestinian
neighbourhoods in the eastern part of
the city with troops, stepping up dem-
olitions of attackers homes, and strip-
ping the families of attackers of their
residence rights. No decisions were
The violence erupted last month over
the Jewish New Year, fuelled by rumours
that Israel was plotting to take over
Jerusalem s most sensitive holy site.
While Israel says the rumors are
unfounded, clashes have quickly spread
across Israel and into the West Bank and
Eight Israelis have died in a string of
stabbings, shootings and the stoning of
a car, while 29 Palestinians---including
12 identified by Israel as attackers---have
In new bloodshed, a 27-year-old
Palestinian man was shot dead in a
protest in the West Bank town of Beth-
lehem. The Israeli military said he was
hurling a firebomb at a car.
The attacks have caused a sense of
panic across Israel and raised fears that
the region is on the cusp of a new round
of heavy violence.
In yesterday s violence, a pair of Pales-
tinian men boarded a bus and began
shooting and stabbing passengers, while
another assailant rammed a car into a
bus stop, then got out of his vehicle and
began hacking bystanders with a long
Israeli leader vows
to halt fighting
A teenager hunting for birds in the jungle
of a Philippine island claims to have stumbled
upon a fuselage "full of skeletons" and a
Malaysian flag, and authorities believe it
could be from missing Flight MH370.
The coastal wreckage in Tawi Tawi was
under investigation by local authorities in
Malaysia s Sabah region Monday.
The finding was reported by Jamil Omar of
Borneo, 46, who says his nephew made the
grim discovery in September, but didn t realise
what it was as he has no access to television
"There was a skeleton still in the pilot s
seat. The pilot had his safety belt on and the
communication gear attached to his head and
ears," Omar told local police, Free Malaysia
The youth and pals found "many skeletons"
in the fuselage, Omar said, some still wearing
seatbelts, and more human bones nearby.
The teen also allegedly swiped a piece of
fabric to use as a blanket, only to discover
later it was a Malaysian flag.
The claim comes five weeks after French
experts confirmed a piece of wing that washed
up on Reunion Island near Madagascar was
indeed from the missing Malaysia Airlines
The Beijing-bound Boeing 777 was carrying
239 passengers and crew members when it
vanished into thin air an hour after departing
from Kuala Lumpur on March 8 last year.
This latest discovery doesn t fit the flight s
projected flight path.
Evidence shows that MH370 took off from
Kuala Lumpur and flew northeast toward
China before turning west over the Malay
Peninsula. Investigators believe the aircraft
then turned south, flying over the southern
Indian Ocean before crashing after running
out of fuel.
The search for the Malaysian jet had been
focused on a 7.3-million-square-mile area in
the southern Indian Ocean off the western
coast of Australia.
A missile warhead that exploded outside
the cockpit brought down Malaysia Airlines
Flight 17 over Ukraine, a Dutch report released
The Boeing 777 was heading from Amster-
dam to Malaysia when it was shot down on
July 17, 2014, over Ukrainian territory controlled
by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 people
aboard the aircraft died in the July 2014 crash.
The Dutch Safety Board has taken the lead
in the crash investigation at the request of
Ukraine, which remains locked in conflict with
pro-Russian separatists in its eastern Donetsk
and Luhansk regions.
Dutch Safety Board chairman Tjibbe Joustra
said the warhead the downed the plane fit a
Buk rocket system, referring to Russian military
technology. But Russian officials who partic-
ipated in the investigation said it was not pos-
sible to confirm the warhead or type of system,
according to Joustra.
Joustra said that "none of the aviation parties
involved"---including Ukrainian authorities who
failed to close off the airspace---"recognised
the risks posed to civil aviation by the armed
conflict on the ground."
He said the parties viewed the conflict from
a military perspective and nobody considered
the risk to civil aviation.
Speaking later Tuesday, Dutch PM Mark
Rutte said of those who took down the plane:
"We must do the utmost so that the people
who did it will not avoid ... punishment." (CNN)
'Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built missile'
Burmese people participate in a National League for Democracy's election campaign rally in Mandalay, yesterday. Burmese election
officials summoned political parties to propose delaying November vote "because of recent flooding" but later announce historic ballot
will go ahead as scheduled. The manoeuvre would have blocked, temporarily at least, a predicted triumph at the polls for the democracy
activists of the NLD in the first elections since the end of five decades of military dictatorship.
found in jungle'
...could be from missing MH370 flight
Gunmen kill US missionary in Haiti
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