EGYPT: ‘ TWO POLICE OFFICERS GUARDING COPTIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH SHOT DEAD BY MASKED GUNMEN ‘

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT:Jan.06: Two police officers guarding a Coptic Christian church in a town near Cairo have been shot dead by masked men, witnesses and a local security source say, Reuters reports.

The incident comes a day before Egypt’s Coptic Christmas.

At this time of year, security is usually particularly tight at churches. Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of the Egyptian population. While they generally coexist peacefully with the country’s Sunni Muslim majority, the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013 was followed by a rise in attacks on Christian churches and properties.

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NEW YORK CITY: ‘ TWO POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN THE BRONX RESPONDING TO ROBBERY ‘

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK CITY:Jan.06:Two New York City police officers were shot on Monday night in the Bronx after responding to a robbery. Authorities say they were taken to hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

The shooting comes over a fortnight after two officers were gunned down in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a man who had pledged to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

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India: Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree


Police talk to villagers protesting at the crime scene

Two police officers suspected of gang-raping and killing teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree have been arrested in India. A third man was also held, according to reports, after the discovery of two bodies renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country. Villagers in Katra found the bodies hours after the girls, aged 14 and 15, disappeared from fields they used because their homes had no toilet. Hundreds of people spent Wednesday in silent protest over alleged police inaction in the case. Indian TV channels filmed villagers sitting under the girls’ hanging bodies, preventing authorities from removing them until the suspects were arrested. Police responded by making three arrests – and four more suspects are being sought.


Police officers at the scene of the hanging

Autopsies confirmed the girls were gang-raped and strangled before being hanged, police Superintendent Atul Saxena reportedly told AP.

A police station chief has been suspended, according to the news agency, after allegedly ignoring a complaint the girls were missing. India tightened its rape laws last year – introducing the death penalty for gang rape – following the fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi. The case sparked nationwide protests. A rape is committed every 22 minutes in India, a nation of 1.2 billion people – and activists say many more cases go unreported because of a culture of tolerance.

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