LONDON - A biker who posted a video on the Internet of him driving at speeds of up to 130mph and doing dangerous stunts was on Monday wa...
LONDON - A biker who posted a video on the Internet of him driving at speeds of up to 130mph and doing dangerous stunts was on Monday was jailed for 12 weeks.
A clip posted on YouTube showed 28-year-old Sandor Ferenci performing a variety of motorcycle tricks, including wheelies and skids, on his Yamaha R6 bike as well as racing down the wrong side of the road near Oxford in June.
Prosecutors said a motorist who observed Ferenci's stunts took down his registration number and passed it to police, who traced him to his home. When officers arrived to question him, at the time unaware of the Internet clip, Ferenci immediately asked: "Is this about the YouTube video?" Police then viewed the footage, filmed by a friend from various angles, which showed Ferenci performing skids.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A week of heavy rains in Honduras has caused landslides and flooding that have killed at least 11 people and left two others missing, officials said Monday.
A landslide before dawn Monday buried a home in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killing two adults and three children, said the head of Honduras' firefighters, Carlos Cordero.
Also killed were a man and child who drowned trying to cross a rain-swollen river in northern Honduras. Officials didn't give details on the other deaths.
Flooding has forced evacuations, claimed crops and cut off communities across Honduras, and emergency officials say things could get worse as rains continue. Two large landslides have blocked the Coyol River in western Honduras, forming a lake 150 meters (nearly 500 feet) deep at some points.
KABUL, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen killed a Christian aid worker in Kabul as she was walking to work on Monday, and the militant group said it targeted the woman because she was spreading her religion.
The dual South African-British national, who worked with handicapped Afghans, was shot to death by gunmen who drove by on a motorbike in western Kabul, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary.
The Taliban claimed responsibility.
"This woman came to Afghanistan to teach Christianity to the people of Afghanistan," militant spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press. "Our (leaders) issued a decree to kill this woman. This morning our people killed her in Kabul.
"The aid group SERVE — Serving Emergency Relief and Vocational Enterprises — identified the woman as 34-year-old Gayle Williams. A spokeswoman for the group in Kabul denied that its workers were proselytizing.