NYPD footage of Bronx police-involved shooting released

The NYPD released more than 30 minutes of body camera footage Thursday from a fatal police-involved shooting in the Bronx earlier this month, showing a tense standoff where officers tried to get the man to drop his weapons before firing on him with a Taser and two guns nearly simultaneously. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/AKaTMrVRYn8″ frameborder=”0″…

New York: Early morning house fire kills two in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN: An early morning fire ripped through a Brooklyn home on Monday, claiming the lives of two residents. Officials reported that a 59-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man were rescued before being pronounced dead. The identity of the two victims was not known as of Monday morning. The fire began just after 4 a.m. at…

Woman hit by uptown 3 train in Manhattan, officials say

A woman was struck by a train at 72nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan Thursday, snarling commutes on several lines, the MTA said. The woman was seen by several witnesses jumping in front of a northbound 3 train around 5:22 p.m., police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A number of subway lines…

Darjeeling ninth death since June, GJM man killed in clash

KALIMPONG/DARJEELING: The death of a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha worker — the ninth death in Darjeeling since June — and the Centre’s “silence”, despite the worsening situation in the Hills, prompted Gorkhaland proponents to decide to take their agitation to Delhi from August and push the Bengal governor and the “friendly government” in Sikkim to take…

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh…

Tributes for Taiwanese trekker lost in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A Taiwanese trekker is recovering in hospital after rescuers found him and his dead girlfriend on a mountainside in Nepal where they were stranded for 47 days, with only water and salt after their food ran out. Liu Chen-chun, 18, died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in northwest Nepal,…

Suspect killed by cops identified as Kadeem Torres, 17

Police have identified the suspect who was shot and killed by officers in Brooklyn on Thursday after they said he pulled a gun on them. Kadeem Torres, 17, was fatally shot around 4 p.m. in the backyard of 890 Belmont Ave. after he opened fire on police and led officers on a foot chase, cops…

Many” feared dead in Italian hotel hit by avalanche

Rescuers racing Thursday to reach people trapped in a spa hotel that was buried by an avalanche in central Italy’s Abruzzo region. “There are many dead,” Antonio Crocetta, who heads up the alpine police force at the center of the rescue effort on the slopes of Gran Sasso mountain, told Italian media. There was no…