1. Iran: US flag up in flames inside Iranian parliament after Trump nixes nuclear deal
2. Ottawa: Homoerotic murals in hallway outside cafeteria at Canterbury High School
The following two photos are of murals on the wall right outside the school cafeteria at Canterbury High in Ottawa Canada.
It would be interesting to know if a naked straight couple groping each other would be permissible.
3. Iran in the US Backyard
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif went on a tour of six Latin American nations in 2016. Iran's diplomatic efforts resulted in, among other things, access to the use of Venezuelan territory to advance Iran's solid rocket-fuel production.
Culturally, Iran has helped Hezbollah establish itself as the dominant force among Shia Muslim communities throughout Latin America, and has taken control of their mosques, schools and cultural institutions.
In 2012, there were 32 Iranian cultural centers across Latin America, to facilitate the spread of the Iranian Islamic revolution; today, less than a decade later, the number of centers has grown to more than 100.
4. Accused terrorist “practised” Vic stabbing
A Bangladeshi student accused of stabbing her Melbourne homestay host in an act of Islamic State terrorism allegedly practised on a mattress.
Momena Shoma, 24, appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court via video link on Wednesday, charged with engaging in a terrorist act, after she allegedly stabbed her homestay host at Mill Park on February 9.
"She (allegedly) did the practice run on the mattress with the first family that hosted her and they felt intimidated enough to go to whoever organised it ... to say 'We're scared, we don't want her to continue living with us'," magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said.
The radicalised student is accused of stabbing her sleeping 56-year-old host in the neck and shoulder.
5. Israel orders Golan shelters open over Iran “activity” in Syria
The Israeli army said Tuesday it had asked authorities in the Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters over “irregular activity by Iranian forces in Syria”, across the demarcation line.
“Following the identification of irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) has decided to change the civilian protection instructions in the Golan Heights and instructs local authorities to unlock and ready shelters in the area,” the army said in a statement.
6. Australia: Melbourne Quran day
By the will of Allah swt we were able to distribute 500 copies of the Quran in Melbourne alone at Bourke street Mall, National Quran Dawah day was hosted in 8 different cities and locations encouraging Muslims to give out Quran copies to Non-Muslim colleagues, neighbors etc
7. Brussels station evacuated after “lound bang” sparks panic – police rush to the scene
Eyewitnesses on social media have reported seeing helicopters circling above as police placed parts of Brussels South Station on lockdown.
Platforms 9 and 10 have been evacuated at the station and police cordon has been placed around the building.
Emergency services have arrived on the scene and Brussels police said they have also received reports of armed persons in the station, Beglium’s VTM NIEUWS reports.
Coen Jacobs tweeted: “Brussels south station suddenly got evacuated and people running away in panic. Lots and lots of police at the scene, screaming everyone leaving the station at once.”
Meanwhile Politico's Europe editor, Andrew Gray said: “Police incident at Brussels South/Gare du Midi station.
“Tram station taped off, multiple police vehicles, helicopter overhead. Panic among passengers at first but calm now.”
Authorities have not confirmed the source of the “loud bang” but a police investigation is ongoing.
8. Swedish Newspaper Admits Migrants Are Vast Majority of Gang Rape Convicts
Weeks after a Swedish mainstream newspaper conducted a study finding that migrants make up the majority of those convicted for gang rape, a second Swedish title has revealed another study revealing the same results.
The new study, which looked at 112 men and boys found guilty of gang rape, showed that the vast majority of convicts, 82 in total, were born in a different country Aftonbladet reports.
While gang rapes are a small percentage of overall rape cases, with 29 out of 286 rape victims in 2016 claiming they had been raped by multiple men, the statistics confirm an earlier report in March by Swedish tabloid Expressen who conducted a similar study finding 32 out of 43 gang rape convicts were migrants.
One of the biggest revelations of the Aftonbladet study was that gang rapes have increased dramatically in the last four years, with eleven individuals convicted in 2013, compared to 29 in 2017.
9. Family of Freed American Prisoner Thanks Donald Trump for “Engaging Directly with North Korea”
The family of freed American prisoner Tony Kim thanked President Trump for “engaging directly with North Korea.”
The statement was released as Kim and two other former prisoners flew home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday.
All three were arrested on vague charges of subversion and treated abominably by North Korea during their captivity. The White House said on Wednesday that all “appear to be in good condition” after their ordeal and were able to board the plane home without requiring assistance. All three share the common surname “Kim” but are not related. All three have Christian religious affiliations.
10. “Disturbed” Quran-Chanting, Knife Throwing Moroccan Male Arrested Outside French Police Station
Police officers in the 18th arrondissement of Paris arrested a 60-year-old Moroccan man who appeared in front of their police station armed with a knife, chanted verses from the Quran and had pictures of officers who worked at the station in his possession.
The 60-year-old appeared in front of the police station in the heavily migrant-populated neighbourhood in the early afternoon on Monday. The Moroccan-born French citizen is said to have stood in the entrance to the police station and to have thrown a 15cm long kitchen knife wrapped in newspaper toward officers before being arrested, French broadcaster BFMTV reports.
After being taken into custody police found that the man, who they claimed seemed mentally disturbed, had in his possession two photographs of uniformed officers who worked at the station in his bag.