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On August 17, fans mobbed Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon as she arrived at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Indonesia.

Girls' Generation Taeyeon Sexually Harassed in Indonesia

The mob went haywire causing unnecessary harm and distress towards the singer.

Taeyeon tried to remain calm and silent even though people kept knocking their cameras on her.

She expressed her own worries in detail on her personal Instagram account.

자카르타 공항에서 수많은 인파에 몰려 발이 엉키고 몸도 엉켜서 많이 위험한 상황이 있었습니다 실제로 바닥에 넘어진채로 벌벌떨고 눈물이 멈추지 않았어요. 현지 경호원분이 위험해 보였는지 절 뒤에서 번쩍 들어올리셔서 그것 또한 너무 당황스러웠고 놀랐습니다. 자꾸 뒤에서 옆에서 신체접촉에 긴장했던 상황인지라 질서라는건 찾아볼 수 없었고 기다려주셨던 분들중에 똑같이 넘어지고 다치신 분들도 있는 것 같아서 제 마음이 몹시 좋지 않네요. 그리고 고의는 아니었겠지만 신체일부 엉덩이며 가슴이며 자꾸 접촉하고 부딪히고 서로 잡아당기고.. 그 느낌도 참 당황스럽고 제정신을 못차리겠더라고요. 그래서 오랜만에 도착한 자카르타에서 좋은 모습으로 입국 할 수가 없었습니다. 기다려준 팬들에게 너무 미안하고 제발 우리 다치지않게 질서를 지켜줬으면 좋겠어요 그 누구보다 사랑 많고 정 많고 서로 이해 할 수 있는 우리팬들이니까 오늘일은 해프닝으로 생각할게요. 모두 다 상처받지 않길 바랄게

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“At the Jakarta airport, there were so many people in a crowd close together, feet and bodies kept on getting tangled up with each other. It was a dangerous situation where I fell on the floor shaking and couldn’t stop my tears. The local security guard thought it was a dangerous situation so he lifted me up, which was also very baffling and surprising.

I was very tense due to the body contact from both behind and from the side. There was no order (at the airport) and people who were waiting for me also fell down. Some of them may have even gotten hurt, so my heart does not feel good (right now). And it might not have been intentional, but parts of my body such as my butt and chest kept getting touched, bumped in to, or yanked at… That feeling made me embarrassed and I lost my senses. Because of that, I could not arrive at Jakarta, where I have not been for a while, with a good image. I am so sorry to the fans who were waiting. Please keep order so nobody gets hurt. Our fans have more love, affection, and understanding for each other, more than anyone else, so I will consider today as a happening (one-time event). I hope that no one gets hurt.

— Taeyeon

Taeyeon came to Jakarta, Indonesia for the Asian Games 2018 Countdown with fellow Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon.

A Catholic priest was arrested after being caught entering a motel with an under-aged girl Marikina City.

Msgr. Arnel Fuentes Lagarejos, 55, was caught in an entrapment operation by the PNP and DSWD on Friday.

According to a report by the Eastern Police District, the priest spoke to a 16 who seemed to act as the “dealer” at the Blue Wave Mall in Barangay Sto. Niño, Marikina City.

The 13-year old girl’s mother found out what was happening and immediately informed the police, prompting the entrapment operation.

The priest drove a Ford Explorer numbered TGO 350 and was about to enter a motel when the authorities arrived.

It was revealed that the priest owned a firearm which was discovered upon his arrest.

The police, meanwhile, were surprised as they did not expect their marked man to be a priest.

In an interview on Radio DZBB, Marikina Police chief Senior Superintendent Roger Quesada said the girl told the police that Lagarejos pointed a gun at her in their previous meeting in June and told her not to accept bookings from other men.

The police are still trying to find out if Lagarejos legally owns the firearm.

“Masasampahan po natin siya ng, kung wala pong papel ‘yung baril, ay illegal possession [of firearms],”

Quesada said.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) had already announced Lagarejos’ suspension.

The priest has also been charged with violating Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

Rest in Peace Chester Bennington. People were hopeful days before you decided to leave, but it seems like it was already very difficult for you.

They say you “hinted” your suicide in one of your last songs written but others won’t surely believe because they love you. You were a great, happy, and inspirational person to everyone. You were even regarded as a hero by many especially the ones who also tried to follow your craft.

Surely, you will live forever most especially to the hearts of people from the music world.

You felt things deeply and you cared for the people you love.

“I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes”

-Numb

But at the same time, you were struggling.

“Sometimes solutions aren’t so simple
Sometimes goodbye’s the only way”

-Shadow of the day

 

“I wanna run away
Never say goodbye”

-Runaway

Because memories haunted you.

“Memories consume
Like opening the wound
I’m picking me apart again
You all assume
I’m safe here in my room
Unless I try to start again”

-Breaking the habit

 

“Tension is building inside steadily
Heavy thoughts forcing their way out of me”

-From the inside

 

“So give me reason
To prove me wrong
To wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross
The distance in your eyes”

-New divide

You were sick and tired of it.

“I’ve given up
I’m sick of feeling
Is there nothing you can say

Take this all away
I’m suffocating
Tell me what the fuck is wrong
With me”

-Given up

 

“Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go”

-Iridescent

 

“Your time is borrowed
Your time has come to be replaced”

-No more sorrow

You tried your best to cope up.

“I’m holding on
Why is everything so heavy?
Holding on
To so much more than I can carry
I keep dragging around what’s bringing me down
If I just let go, I’d be set free
Holding on
Why is everything so heavy?”

-Heavy

 

“I wanna fall wide awake now
You tell me it’s alright
Tell me I’m forgiven, tonight
But nobody can save me now
I’m holding up a light
Chasing up the darkness inside
‘Cause nobody can save me”

-Nobody can save me

 

“I wanna heal, I wanna feel like I’m close to something real
I wanna find something I’ve wanted all along
Somewhere I belong”

-Somewhere I belong

 

“I hear my battle symphony
All the world in front of me
If my armor breaks
I’ll fuse it back together”

-Battle symphony

Goodbye for now.

“So say goodbye and hit the road
Pack it up and disappear
You better have some place to go
‘Cause you can’t come back around here”

-Good goodbye

You will remain in memory as your death will remain unreal.

“When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory”

-Leave out all the rest

 

“It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go”

-In the end

The mystery of Amelia Earhart‘s disappearance is one of the great unsolved mysteries. Now, there is a recently-discovered photo that is being publicized as a vital clue to the aviation pioneer’s fate.

Amelia Earhart found?

The photograph suggests that Earhart survived the plane crash at sea. The famous female aviator vanished from the sky right after sending several troubling transmissions.

Earhart was attempting to fly around the world when she vanished on July 2, 1937, during a flight from Papua New Guinea to the Howland Island in the Pacific.

Researchers insisted that the new evidence from U.S Government archives can finally answer the mystery of Amelia Earhart disappearance.

A two-hour documentary entitled “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence” will disclose the paperwork when it airs on the History channel July 9.

The investigators will present the conjecture that Amelia Earhart survived her flight after a crash-landing within the Marshall Islands. The pilot that they were referring to was then captured by the Japanese Navy and died in their custody on the island of Saipan.

They also declared that the U.S. authorities might have lined up Earhart’s destiny, noting the chance that she was on a spying mission.

 

Searching for Amelia Earhart’s Bones

An image which allegedly shows Amelia, Fred Noonan her navigator, and their doomed plane after the accident, is presented as a critical piece of evidence in the documentary.

Amelia Earhart found?

It was discovered in the U.S. National Archives by a former U.S. Treasury Agent, Les Kinney.

“The photograph came out of a Navy file, a formerly top secret file in the National Archives,” says Kinney, during the documentary. “It was misfiled and that was the only reason I found it,” he added.

According to Kinney, it was a photograph of a group of people on a Marshall Island dock which showed Earhart sitting with her back to the camera.

“Look at the body, the build, the short hair, the fact that she’s Caucasian,

he explained, adding that the tall man on the left of the group is Noonan.

New Proof that Signifies Amelia Earhart Survived the Crash

Amelia Earhart’s plane is said to be on a barge in the far right of the picture, it was tested with recognition and proportional comparison technology.

Amelia Earhart plane

Still, a curator in the Aeronautics Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Dorothy Cochrane said that there is no evidence that Earhart was sent out on a spying mission.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  A number of theories since then have emerged about her fate.

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Beware of Fake News Sites – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) tells the public.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017,  CBCP published its Pastoral Guidelines on the Use of Social Media.

With it came a partial list of websites “carrying fake or unverified contents.”

CBCP fake news sites

CBCP called for the public to refrain from spreading alternative facts, fake news, or false information and underscored that “Christians cannot be part of falsehood, deceit, and lies.”

 

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Naaresto ang isang makata sa bayan ng Angono dahil sa kanyang mga patulang komento sa Facebook. “Internet libel” ang isinampa sa makatang kinilala bilang si Danilo Diaz.

Sa official Facebook page ng Angono Rizal, Inaresto si Danilo Diaz matapos ibaba ni Tarlac City Branch 63 Presiding Judge Maria Flor A. Ortiz ang arrest warramnt noong February 28, 2017.

Inaresto ng dalawang pulis na taga-Tarlac City noong Biyernes ng gabi, June 23.

Ayon kay Diaz, kinasuhan siya dahil sa mga kritikal niyang tula at komento sa Facebook, na ikinagalit ng nagsampa ng kaso dahil mapanirang puri daw ang mga binitiwang salita nito.

Bumiyahe na papuntang Tarlac sina Diaz kasama ang kanyang pamilya at ang dalawang arresting officer.

Si Diaz, ay kasapi ng Angono 3/7 Poetry Society at Neo-Angono Artists Collective. Nakapaglabas na siya ng kanyang unang aklat ng tula.

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Monday night, suspected snipers from the Maute group fired guns at the Lanao del Sur Provincial designated as a “safe zone” for media members.

Gunfire forced people to seek cover immediately at the compound, it includes the members of media.

According to military officials, the provincial capitol is located in Marawi City, it is two kilometers away from the center of the war between the ISIS-linked Maute group and government troops.

It was in the same area where the Australian journalist Adam Harvey was hit by a shrapnel of a stray bullet on Thursday.

Luckily, no one was hurt in Monday’s incident.

The war between the Maute group and government troops started last May 23 when the extremists attacked and burned areas in Marawi City.

Soldiers from the area noted the stink of death coming from the bodies that have not yet been retrieved. Also, the stray dogs started feeding on the bodies.

 

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On the evening of June 15, 2017, a tornado ripped through a poultry farm and 19 houses, leaving eight people injured including 2 minors in Negros Occidental.

Officials reported that the tornado first swept eight houses and a poultry farm in three barangays of Valladolid town. It lasted for few seconds, toppling some trees in the area.

It then continued to rip through 11 houses made of light materials in Barangay Sagasa, Bago City.

Families living in these houses were all home. Ruth Sibungan was hit by an object on the left eye while her 15-year-old niece was hit by a concrete material coming from the adjacent house.

The families affected sought shelter at the houses of their relatives.

Joeffer Cabural, Bago City Police Station Head, said that the tornado was “very strong.”

He said that there were two women and three men suffered minor injuries after some debris fell on them while a six-year-old girl also acquired a minor injury.

There was 19 household affected with a total of 31 individuals, who stayed with their relatives and neighbors for the meantime.

The tornado left an estimated damage worth P380,000 of properties in Bago City.

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On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Philippines and other countries in the northern hemisphere will experience summer solstice, PAGASA said.

According to the website of PAGASA, the country will experience its shortest night and the longest daytime on June 21, 2017, at 12:24 p.m.

The state weather bureau PAGASA said that this is the time when the sun attains its greatest declination of +23.5 degrees and passes directly overhead at noon at Latitude 23.5 degrees North, which is known as the Tropic of Cancer.

“This event marks the start of the apparent southward movement of the Sun in the ecliptic,” -PAGASA.

The daytime in the Philippines will last for 12 hours and 56 minutes according to the timeanddate.com site.

It says, “the sun will rise at 5:25 a.m. and set at 6:22 p.m..”

The summer solstice is in contrast to the winter solstice which happens around December wherein the Philippines experiences longer nights and shorter days.

Solstices can be a cause of celebration in some tribe in the different part of the world.

In ancient China, the summer solstice was observed by a ceremony to celebrate the earth, femininity, and ‘yin’ forces.

A summer solstice is a big event in Stonehenge, England wherein sun worshippers gather yearly in an ancient ritual.

Furthermore, in North America, there are ritual dances held in some native tribes to honor the sun.

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Over  400 people have been killed due to terror attacks in the West in the past three years. What can we learn, asks Dr Lorenzo Vidino?

Though most Islamist attacks have been in other parts of the world,  a surprising number recorded in Europe and North America – more than 50 in total – have put great pressure on the authorities to prevent further casualties.

What do we know about those involved in the attacks – whether the authorities know who they are and who they were working for?

A study of data from the attacks – from the age of the attackers to their immigration status – offers those in charge of national security an insight that could help them formulate the best counter-measures.

Location of the Attacks

There were 52 attacks between December 2014 and early June 2017 that we classified as acts of jihadist terrorism.

This is following the declaration of a “caliphate” in certain territories of Syria and Iraq in June 2014.

The attacks eventually expanded to western countries.

Six were in Europe: The United Kingdom,  France, Germany, Belgium, Swede, and Denmark.

Attacks have also been recorded in the United States and Canada.

Regardless of the country, most assaults were in vast towns and urban areas – including London, Paris, Nice, Berlin, Brussels and Orlando. Some of the attacks targeted famous landmarks, such as the Champs-Elysees and the Louvre museum in Paris, and Westminster in London.

Numerous others focused on swarmed spaces, like pedestrians, amusement facilities or transport terminals.

But some terrorists have also hit unexpected locations, Such as an office Christmas party and a church.

How Attacks were Identified

We studied the assaults driven by jihadist ideology, that included violent acts against people and was expected to scare or send a warning to the masses. Other organizations use different definitions.

•Researchers utilized open-source material and meetings with authorities

It is conceivable that a few assaults did not become obvious, or that entire details are not available

The research includes the US, Canada and the 28 part conditions of the EU, in addition to Norway and Switzerland

Attacks propelled by different philosophies -, for example, the murder of Jo Cox – are    excluded in this review

The Dead and Injured

A total of 52 attacks caused 403 casualties and left more than 1,600 injured.

The culprits are not included in these numbers.

The 2015 attack on Paris was the deadliest, killing 130 people, including 90 at the Bataclan theatre.

There was also the Nice lorry attack, leaving 86 people dead.

There were many other attacks that left many people dead and others injured.

The death toll reached 370 due to these 10 attacks.

Most of the attacks however, did not cause casualties, with the exclusion of the perpetrators.

The Identity of the Attackers

Although the number of youth being radicalised is alarming, the average age of the attackers – 27 – is not unusually young.

The two youngest were an unnamed boy who attacked a Jewish teacher with a machete in Marseille, and Safia S, a girl who stabbed a police officer. Both were 15 years old.

How Old were the Attackers?

  •         The youngest attackers were aged 15
  •         The Average age of attackers is 27
  •         The oldest age recorded of attacker is 52

Of the five who were still minors, four were in Germany.

The majority of the attackers were in their 20s, about one in four attackers above the age of 30 and three aged 40 or older.

The oldest attacker, Khalid Masood, was 52. He ran over pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer to death at the Houses of Parliament.

Only two out of 65 individual perpetrators were female. This is despite reports of women becoming increasingly involved in jihadist activities,  

Less than one in five culprits was converted to Islam, with an essentially higher rate in North America than in Europe..

However, those who converted were more likely to have a criminal background and to have been previously convicted.

Overall, most of the jihadists had a criminal background.

The Attackers’ Immigration Status

The connection between terror attacks and migration is a complicated one and has been at the focal point of debates, especially amid the European migrant crisis.

However, there is only a small number of attackers who were illegally in a country or who arrived as refugees.

Seventy five percent were citizens of the country they attacked, with others either being legal residents, or visitors from neighbouring countries.

However, people who were in the West illegally likewise carried out violent attacks.

No less than two of those included in the November 2015 Paris assaults apparently pretended to be refugees to enter Europe through Greece.

Three different people were refuge seekers during the attack, while four were in the country illegally or scheduled for deportation.

The latter group included Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, who slaughtered four individuals with a commandeered lorry in Stockholm in April 2017, and Tunisian native Anis Amri, who likewise utilized a lorry to carry out his attack at the Berlin Christmas market.

There is also an instance of “terrorist tourism”, by Egyptian national Abdullah Hamamy, who lived in the United Arab Emirates and assaulted officers at the Louver in February 2017.

Relation to IS

Two of the four most lethal assaults – the November 2015 Paris attacks and the Brussels attacks in 2016 – are believed to be multiple coordinated attacks lead by IS.

They were also believed to be executed in part by former foreign soldiers.

However, the other two most deadly attacks – Orlando in June 2016 and Nice in July 2016 – were  independently carried out by people with no connection to a jihadist group.

These scenarios show that terrorist supporters who never made a trip to conflicted zones and who act freely can be as dangerous as a group of well organized extremists.

In general, connections between militants and jihadist groups operating abroad are usually determined easily.

Of the assaults that hit the West since June 2014, less than one in 10 was ordered by the heads of IS.

All things considered, the impact of IS can be clearly observed.

On or before the assault, six out of 10 culprits allied themselves to a jihadist organization, mostly IS – which frequently claims responsibility.

What Has Been Learned so Far

Not surprisingly, given the recurrence of assaults and the number of casualties, jihadist terrorism has gone to the fore of political arguments in the West and is featured globally in the news.

The threat will not be expected die down sooner rather than later, with policymakers, counter-terror authorities and general masses all being made requested to make the necessary actions.

There are enormous effects for local and foreign policy throughout the Western countries.

It is expected that finding out about the assaults and the individuals who executed them will enable all of us to have a more informative discussion regarding which measures to take.

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