‘ RELATIVES OF AIR ASIA CRASH SEEK STRENGTH IN PRAYER ONE WEEK AFTER DISASTER ‘

#AceworldNews – Update: SURABAYA:Jan.04: As relatives of those who died in the AirAsia crash sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 on board, as rough weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on the ocean floor believed to be the plane’s fuselage.

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‘ Prayers for Air Asia Victims ‘

Emotionally exhausted family members sang and cried at a tiny chapel in Surabaya, the city where Flight 8501 departed from Dec. 28.

The Rev. Philip Mantofa, who heads the congregation at Mawar Sharon Church – where more than a quarter of the victims were members – urged those gathered to find comfort in their faith. “If God has called your child, allow me to say this: Your child is not to be pitied,” Mantofa said, locking eyes with a grieving father seated in the front row.

“Your child is already in God’s arms. One day, your family will be reunited in heaven.”

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VIDEO: ‘ FRENCH PROTESTERS CALL FOR JUSTICE OVER UNARMED MUSLIM MAN KILLED BY POLICE WHILST IN CUSTODY ‘

#AceNewsServices – FRANCE:Dec.22- French protesters call for justice as police officers involved in the death of an unarmed Muslim man remain free, Press TV reports.

A 69-year-old Algerian man, named Ali Ziri, died after being held in a French prison for two days in June 2009, the presiding judge concluded that there were “no acts of voluntary violence, which may have directly or indirectly caused the death.”

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In April 2011, an autopsy confirmed that Ziri died due to the restraint techniques he was subjected to while in custody.

The police officers involved in the arrest and transportation of Ziri are yet to be questioned by the judge.

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“As amnesty international has reported our police men are permitted to be above the law, that is a structural problem in France as the justice system seemingly takes its orders from the police and that is a real problem for a democratic country,” Omar Slaouti, from the Collective Truth and Justice for Ali Ziri, told the Press TV correspondent in Paris.

Various protests have been held against police brutality in France over the last few months, and French police have made numerous arrests and sentences.

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WEST AFRICA: ‘ EBOLA VIRUS CLAIMS 7,000 PEOPLE DATA FROM WHO CONFIRMS ‘

#AceWorldNews – WEST AFRICA – Nov.30 – Almost 7,000 people have died from the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to new data released from the World Health Organization, AFP reported.

According to the UN health agency, of the 16,169 people infected with the deadly virus in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, 6,928 have perished.

The latest figures are about 1,200 more deaths than reported on Wednesday, which AFP attributed to possible “unreported cases.”

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FRANCE: ‘ FOUR PEOPLE DIED AND OTHERS ARE MISSING IN FLASH FLOODING ‘

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE – Nov.29 – Four people have died, and others are missing following heavy storms that caused flash flooding in the south east of France, authorities said, as quoted by AFP.

'Four people have died, and others are missing following heavy storms that caused flash flooding in the south east of France  '

‘Four people have died, and others are missing following heavy storms that caused flash flooding in the south east of France ‘

A 50-year-old man’s body was discovered on Friday, and three women also died.

One of the female casualties was found near her car.

Her daughter is missing, and might have been killed as well, Pierre Soubelet, prefect of the Var department on the Mediterranean coast, told AFP.

Local authorities added that another three people were missing.

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VENEZUELA: ‘ PRISON INMATES ON HUNGER STRIKE DIE IN INHUMANE CONDITIONS ‘

#AceWorldNews – VENEZUELAN – Nov.28 – At least 17 Venezuelan inmates who had been on hunger strike over prison conditions, have died from drug poisoning, AFP reported, citing police sources.

The had been protesting at David Viloria Correction Center, known as Uribana Prison, in Venezuela’s Lara state, since Tuesday over what they said was inhumane treatment and rights violations.

The deceased inmates were poisoned after ingesting prescription drugs, according to prison officials.

Venezuelan Prisons Watch, an NGO, said that four more inmates died at a facility in the state of Maracay.

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WHO: ‘ CONFIRMED OUTBREAK OF EBOLA IN CONGO IS OVER AS NO NEW CASES REPORTED ‘

#AceWorldNews – CONGO – Nov.21 – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is over, Reuters reported.

No people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case.

The seventh outbreak since the virus was identified there in 1976 was separate from the one spreading in West Africa, where more than 5,400 people have died.

There were 49 deaths out of 66 people infected in the remote northwestern Equateur province during the three-month outbreak, according to Congolese authorities.

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GAZA: ‘ CO-FOUNDER OF HAMAS MOVEMENT DIES ‘

#AceNewsServices – GAZA – Nov.13 – Muhammad Salih Taha, a co-founder of the Hamas movement, died in Gaza late Tuesday after a long struggle with illness, medics said.

' Muhammad Salih Taha '

‘ Muhammad Salih Taha ‘

Palestinian medical sources told reporters that Taha was taken from his home in al-Bureij refugee camp to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah, where doctors announced his death upon arrival.

Taha, often called Abu Ayman, was deported by Israel to Marj al-Zuhur in southern Lebanon in 1992 along with about 400 Palestinians from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas inside Israel.

The Hamas leader later served as mayor of al-Bureij camp for four years.

His son Yasser was assassinated in an Israeli air-strike in June 2003.

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SEATTLE: ‘ FIFTH TEENAGER DIES AS RESULT OF HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING ‘

#AceBreakingNews – SEATTLE – Nov.08 – A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria AP reported.  

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg died Friday evening of his wounds.

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