A Hello Kitty purse snatcher in Pasadena, Tx. will soon be charged with one count of murder and an attempted murder charge after she rammed her pickup truck into a vehicle that killed a mother and severely injured a teenage daughter.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "A woman ran a red light after shoplifting a purse and a few other small items from a Pasadena early Sunday morning, killing a mother and injuring a teenage girl."
Radical Islamist Indonesians hope to celebrate Christmas and New Year's with a bang. They are allegedly plotting to deploy suicide bombers to blast holiday parties all over the country.
Channel News-Asia reports that, "Indonesian police warned on Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country. National police chief Sutarman said there were indications that militants were heading to areas they wished to target, and may be assembling bombs."
The Filipino Government in Manila may soon agree to let militant Muslims rule over the Mindanao region of the country, which permits them to impose sharia law on residents. Sharia law is considered harsh since it calls for adulterers and their mistresses to be stoned to death.
According to the Asia Times, "Philippine President Benigno Aquino's government announced on Sunday that it had reached a tentative power-sharing deal with the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) over contested territories on the southern island of Mindanao. Whether the agreement ends the four-decade long conflict that has taken more than 100,000 lives, however, is still highly uncertain."
Russian officials have disclosed that the White House is open to suggestions on a potential free trade deal with Moscow, despite recent diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
The Moscow Times reports that, "Russia has proposed a series of bilateral trade negotiations with the U.S. under the umbrella of a hoped-for new trade agenda between the two countries, a senior Russian official said. He said Russia, in a meeting with top U.S. trade officials on Wednesday, had floated the idea of establishing a framework for talks that could lead to up to five separate deals, beginning with a pact on investment."
BEIJING: The Chinese government intends to deport motorists who get speeding tickets while driving a car or riding a motorcycle in the country. The new law went into effect after a foreigner bumped into a Chinese pedestrian while riding his motor bike.
According to China Radio International, "A male foreigner who was involved in an incident of "foreign man blackmailed when helping a woman who fell down" will be fined and deported from China for illegal activities, Beijing police said on Wednesday."
Police officers in Argentina have gone on strike to demand wage increases. Hence, many citizens are exploiting the opportunity to loot shops for five-finger discounts.
According to the New Zealand Herald, "Outbreaks of looting have spread across Argentina as mobs take advantage of strikes by police demanding pay raises to match inflation. Videos show people shattering glass doors and hauling out everything from mattresses and cellphones to baby carriages and beer."
The European Union had made plans to shut down all Russian oil & gas pipelines flowing into the Ukraine if the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, signed a trade deal with the EU. Hence, all Ukrainian would have had to brave the winter without enough heating for their homes.
According to the Moscow Times, "Deals between Russia and the countries through which the Gazprom-led South Stream gas link is to be built trump European Union rules, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, raising the stakes in a row over the project. The European Commission has said South Stream cannot operate on EU territory unless it complies with the bloc's energy law, and it could take years to do so."