A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history. According to Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper, the gun specialist from the elite Joint Task Force 2 achieved the feat with a shot from a high-rise during an operation within the past 30 days. “The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” a military source - who requested anonymity because the unit’s operations are classified - told the paper. According to Newsweek, Canada has been involved in the war against ISIS since 2014, with the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau government expanding the number of Canadian special forces involved in training missions with Kurdish Peshmerga forces from 69 to 207.
Rebecca Burger, a French fitness blogger, has died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded in her chest. Burger, who had 160,000 Instagram followers and more than 55,000 Facebook fans, passed away at the weekend. Citing local reports in France, the BBC reported that she died of cardiac arrest after the accident, despite being attended to by medics. Her family announced her death on Facebook, calling it a "domestic accident." A warning about the faulty dispensers has also been posted on her Instagram. It said the canister "exploded and struck Rebecca's chest, causing her death". The dispensers shoot gas into a metal capsule, which keeps the pressure high. The BBC said a French consumer group
Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony Wednesday should mark the definitive end of “Russia hacked the election” hysteria. Too bad it took so long to get to this point. Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter “ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results.” Yes, it’s clear Russia (with Vladimir Putin’s full approval) orchestrated cyberattacks designed to influence the 2016 contest, and also pushed fake news. But the hack, and release via WikiLeaks, etc., of Democratic emails produced nothing game-changing. The biggest impact was to confirm the obvious: The Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton from the start.
Back in April, Kim Kardashian was spotted flaunting her famous derrière while on vacation in Mexico. The 36-year-old star is used to paparazzi shots but she wasn’t too happy with the bikini photos that emerged from her girly trip.
A Subaru driver was so frustrated with cars passing her illegally on the shoulder that she slammed three times into a Jeep, according to the State Patrol. The collision took place Tuesday on Highway 516 in Kent. Traffic was backed up several miles and trooper Rick Johnson said several vehicles decided to use the shoulder of the highway to get by. The driver of a Subaru Impreza became frustrated with being passed by so many cars and eventually moved partially onto the shoulder as a Jeep Cherokee started to roll by. The Jeep moved further right and the Subaru’s driver struck it three times, Johnson said. A photograph of the wreck shows the Subaru partially on top of the Jeep’s side. The trooper
A California man who was involved in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife allegedly killed his two kids before hanging himself
It was a few weeks after his death in July 2016 when Sakki Selznick learned that her daughter had been giving imaginary high-fives to Philando Castile.