Just days after an incident where a Chinese passenger onboard a Thai AirAsia flight assaulted a crew member, it seems that there has been another violent act involving passengers from China onboard an aircraft. According to a CCTV report, a scuffle broke out between passengers onboard flight CA433 from Chongqing to HongKong on Wednesday.
POLICE have surrounded a house in the Cairns suburb of Manoora where eight children have been stabbed to death. Murray St has been blocked off as officers swarm the area. The children’s ages range between 18 months and 15 years, and AAP reports that they are all siblings. The bodies were all found inside. Police were so distressed by what they saw they could be heard screaming for ambulances.
Five Malaysian football fans accused of attacking Vietnamese supporters during a heated Suzuki Cup semi-final earlier this month pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, local news agency Bernama reported. The five face a possible jail term of up to two years and a fine if found guilty of violence at Malaysia’s Shah Alam stadium following Vietnam’s 2-1 win on Dec 7.
Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said. Man Haron Monis, the Iranian-born self-styled cleric who died along with two of the people he had taken hostage, was being investigated over fraud charges when he fled in 1996, police said.
"'God is great,'" the Taliban militants shouted as they roared through the hallways of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Then, 14-year-old student Ahmed Faraz recalled, one of them took a harsher tone. " 'A lot of the children are under the benches,' " a Pakistani Taliban said, according to Ahmed. " 'Kill them.' "
A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan (S$2.7million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state-run media reported Tuesday. Ni Fake, a former deputy governor of the eastern province of Anhui, had a "craving for jade", the state-run Shanghai Daily said.
The Sydney siege has brought to attention the very real threat of attacks by lone actors. In this case, the lone gunman at the centre of the siege stormed into a coffee shop in Sydney’s central business district (CBD) and took hostages. Shortly after, he ordered hostages to fly a flag in the window that bears the Islamic testimony to faith, suggesting that this incident may have been ideologically or politically motivated.
Only days after a Chinese couple threw boiling water at a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane, another case has emerged involving a Chinese passenger who has a hard time following the rules. When China Eastern flight MU2331 from Xi’an arrived at Sanya Fenghaung International Airport in Hainan, a particularly impatient passenger decided to open an emergency exit, and in the process, deploy an emergency slide.
South Korea said on Tuesday it could fine Korean Air up to $2 million after the daughter of its chief executive delayed a flight by throwing a tantrum over some nuts. Cho Hyun-Ah, a former senior executive with the flag carrier, forced the chief cabin crew member off a New York-Seoul flight after she took exception to being served macadamia nuts she had not asked for — and in a bag, not a bowl.