Tag: victims

Nepal Recovers Bodies of All 22 Victims of Plane Crash, Voice Recorder Found

KATHMANDU—Nepali search and rescue teams on Tuesday recovered the body of the last of 22 people aboard a small plane that crashed in the Himalayas two days earlier and also found the flight’s voice recorder. Two Germans, four Indians, and 16 Nepalis were on the De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft that crashed 15…


Here Are All the 21 Victims Who Died in the Texas School Shooting

The identities of the 21 people, including 19 children, who were slain in a Texas school shooting on May 24 have been identified. Eva Mireles, 44, is one of two teachers killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, according to her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, who spoke to ABC7. Mireles’ daughter, Adalynn, paid tribute to…


Pure Victims

Commentary Change in linguistic usage is normal, and it can either add to or detract from language’s expressive power. It’s much more likely to be sinister when directed by some organization acting in an official or public capacity than when it arises spontaneously from the population at large. Directed change in linguistic usage is usually…


Western Australian Government to Consult Community on Tackling Coercive Control

The Western Australian (WA) government is inviting Western Australians to share their views on whether specific laws should be introduced to combat coercive control in relationships. According to a release on Tuesday, the WA criminal justice system already recognises and responds to coercive control in various ways, but the government will consult victim-survivors, legal and…


Lawsuit Settlement by Law Firm, Engineers to Pay Surfside Victims $55.55 Million

By Nicholas Nehamas From Miami Herald MIAMI—Three major defendants in the Champlain Towers South collapse class-action lawsuit have agreed to settle with victims for a total of $55.55 million, all paid by their insurance firms, according to a court filing. The law firm Becker, which represented Champlain South’s condo association before the deadly June 24…


Sarah Lawrence Sex Cult Case Modeled on R. Kelly Sex Trafficking Prosecution

By Noah Goldberg From New York Daily News Federal prosecutors trying the accused leader of a sex cult at Sarah Lawrence College have “modeled” part of their case on the successful conviction of R&B star and sex trafficker R. Kelly. The feds allege Lawrence Ray, 62, forced his one of his victims into sex work…


‘Left in the Dark.’ Nova Scotia Premier Frustrated With Mass Shooting Inquiry

HALIFAX—Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston says the commissioners leading the inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in his province are treating the victims’ families with disrespect. Houston issued a scathing statement Tuesday morning, just hours before the inquiry opened with remarks from the commissioners defending their process and warning against political…


Canada, Allies Condemn Iran Snub of Negotiations With Victims’ Families for PS752

OTTAWA—Canada and its allies are accusing Iran of snubbing the families of those killed when its military shot down a passenger jet two years ago by refusing to negotiate a settlement. The joint condemnation Thursday by Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine comes after Iran ignored a Wednesday deadline by the coalition of countries to negotiate…


Ontario Court Awards More Than $107M to Families Over Deadly Flight 752 Shootdown

OTTAWA—An Ontario court has awarded more than $107 million to families of six victims of the Iranian military’s downing of a passenger jet two years ago. The decision made public Monday follows a May ruling that the missile strikes amounted to an intentional act of terrorism, paving the way for relatives of those killed to…


China’s #MeToo Victims Face Abuse, Payback for Going Public

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Human resources and upper management wouldn’t deal with her accusation of sexual assault, a former employee of Alibaba said. So she went into the busy cafeteria at the Chinese e-commerce giant’s headquarters and screamed out her plight. Now she’s facing online harassment, accusations of lying from the wives of the two men she accused,…