Mike Tyson arrested in airport scuffle with paparazzo
Former boxing champ Mike Tyson was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after a scuffle with a celebrity photographer who was following him at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Tyson, 43, allegedly landed one punch to the head of the paparazzo, sending him to the floor at the United Airlines ticket counter, airport police Sgt. Jim Holcomb said. The photographer was taken to a hospital for treatment of a cut suffered when he hit the floor, Holcomb said. (Continue Reading…)
Missing children problem spirals in Jamaica
With a significant increase in the number of missing children in society, head of Hear the Children’s Cry, Betty-Ann Blaine, is calling for the Government to launch an active missing-children’s unit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force. “The problem of missing children in Jamaica is now a major crisis of epidemic proportion,” Blaine said, while giving her report, at a press conference at The Pegasus Hotel yesterday. (Continue Reading…)
Over 20 million people need food aid in east Africa: U.N.
Drought and war in eastern Africa have left more than 20 million people in desperate need of emergency food aid, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “The situation is very worrying due to expected crop and pasture failures from poor rains in several areas, the increase in conflicts, trade disruptions and continuing high food prices,” the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. In its latest report on food and crop prospects (www.fao.org), FAO said delayed rains and dry spells often followed by floods had hurt crops and pastures in Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Uganda. (Continue Reading…)