An ‘arrogant, controlling bully’ who murdered his wife by strangling her and stabbing her 49 times in front of her son has been jailed for life.
Kema Salum, 39, will spend at least 23 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the murder of 35-year-old Leyla Mtumwa on 30 March.
Tanzanian Salum, who had a history of violence against an ex-wife, was living in Britain on a six-month visa after marrying Ms Mtumwa in east Africa.
On the night of the murder Salum fell into a ‘violent rage’ after becoming jealous that his wife had gone out with her female friends, the court heard.
He initially tried to strange Ms Mtumwa in their North London home, before breaking off and going into the kitchen to fetch a knife.
As her 12-year-old son screamed at him to stop, he stabbed her 49 times in the head, neck, body and arms.
At least four shots were fired into the Volusia County Republican Party’s office in South Daytona, police said Monday.
No one was injured, according to South Daytona police Capt. Mark Cheatham, but the shooting broke the offices’ front window and caused some damage to the drywall inside.
Cheatham said a volunteer reported the incident on Monday, which could’ve happened between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning at the office located at 2841 South Nova Road.
No eyewitnesses have been identified and investigators are in the process of tracking down surveillance footage from neighboring businesses, Cheatham said.
Fox Business on Sunday said it pulled an episode of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that contained what critics said was anti-Semitic sentiment just a day after a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
In the segment, Judicial Watch official Chris Farrell claimed a Central American migrant caravan moving towards the U.S. southern border is being funded by the “Soros-occupied State Department.”
Farrell was referencing George Soros, a Jewish billionaire and political activist who routinely funds Democratic candidates and initiatives.
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As thousands of Central Americans continue marching north, President Trump reportedly plans to make a major immigration speech on Tuesday.
According to the Washington Post, he is expected to announce that he is invoking emergency powers, on national security grounds, to stop those people and others from entering the United States.
“I think what the president has been saying and will continue to say, and certainly what I have been saying, is, this caravan is not getting in,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told “Fox News Sunday.”
Angela Merkel will not seek re-election as chair of Germany’s ruling CDU party, effectively standing down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, a post she has held for 18 years, after a disastrous performance by her party in regional elections in the German state of Hesse on Sunday badly dented her authority, and followed an ultimatum by her junior coalition partner, the SPD which also suffered a devastating loss in latest elections.
According to Spiegel and Bild, Merkel, who has chaired the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, was expected to compete again at the party congress in Hamburg in early December. however in what many are calling “the end of an era” during which her command of Germany put its stamp on Europe and beyond for more than a decade, on Monday morning she told senior party executives that she would not stand again.
Merkel is scheduled to speak to the media at 1 p.m. local time on Berlin.
On Friday, failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated she would “like to be president” during a live taping of Recode Decode at New York City’s 92nd Street YMCA.
“I’d like to be president,” stated Clinton. “I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the oval office in January 2021, there’s gonna be so much work to be done.”
I mean, we have confused everyone in the world, including ourselves. We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we’re likely to do, what we think is important. So the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for, having been in the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it’s just gonna be a lot of heavy lifting.
A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.
Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume).
The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.”
Even after a suspect was arrested, some supporters of President Donald Trump
appear to be clinging to the idea that this week’s attempted bombings
of prominent Democrats were faked.
At least 14 of the packages were sent to high-profile Democrats whom Trump has attacked, including former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Reporter Ali Vitali of MSNBC’s “11th Hour” asked an attendee at Friday night’s Trump rally in North Carolina what he thought of the mailed explosives.
“Barack Obama probably sent his to hisself [sic],” said the man, identified as Arvil Runyon. “And Hillary Clinton probably sent hers to herself.”
Kate Oates, the new boss of EastEnders, has pledged that there will be more diversity in the show while it’s under her tenure.
In particular, she has said that there will be more representation planned for the LGBT community, something that the show has come under fire for not having enough of in the past.
“I have a reasonable track record about that and diversity of all kinds. Diversity is definitely high on the list so yeah, watch that particular space,” she told The Sun.
“It really is a great ensemble cast and that’s a gift in my job. It’s what you need. It’s a whole spectrum of people and I’ve got that,” she went on.
“There’s a lot of diversity in terms of ages and character profiles so that means we’ve got a really broad palate of story.”
Skeleton of a baby discovered at the ‘birthplace’ of Halloween in Ireland
The 3,000-year-old remains of a baby were found during an archaeological excavation at a site in Co. Meath that is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
A fully intact skeleton of a baby between seven and 10 months old was discovered at the base of a 1.5-meter ditch at Tlachtga, on the Hill of Ward, Athboy.
Archaeologists do not believe the child was the victim of any type of human sacrifice ritual at the site.
“We may never know what caused the death of the child. The skeleton probably dates back 3,000 years and was found in the bedrock at the base of a 1.5m ditch,” Dr. Stephen Davis, lead archaeologist on the site, told the Irish Examiner.
He described the remains, which will be taken to the School of Archaeology at University College Dublin for further study, as “an exciting find.”