5 members of Texas family, including infant, found shot dead

Police in Blanchard, Texas are investigating the shooting death of five people, including a baby, at a residence. (Shutterstock image)
Updated 12 February 2019
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5 members of Texas family, including infant, found shot dead

BLANCHARD, Texas: Sheriff’s officials say five members of an East Texas family, including a 15-month-old child, have been found dead at the family’s home.
Polk County sheriff’s officials say two men were found dead inside the house while two women and the infant girl were discovered outside the residence.
Chief Deputy Byron Lyons identified the deceased as Ashley Delaney and husband Randy Horn, as well as Delaney’s in-laws, Carlos and Lynda Delaney.

The child’s identity hasn’t been released, but Lyons says a woman was found safe locked in a bedroom closet. She told investigators that she awoke about 5:30 a.m. Monday to a disturbance described as popping noises. She called her son, who alerted authorities about 10:30 a.m.
Lyons says a firearm was recovered from the house about 75 miles northeast of Houston and that no suspects were being sought. However, he declined to characterize the incident as a multiple homicide and suicide.


Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

Updated 25 August 2019
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Rohingya refugees protest exodus, demand rights in Myanmar

  • The event comes days after Bangladesh attempted to start the repatriation of 3,450 Rohingya Muslims
  • Another rally opposing the force repatriation is planned for Sunday

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.
The event comes days after Bangladesh attempted to start the repatriation of 3,450 Rohingya Muslims but none agreed to go back voluntarily.
More than 1 million Rohingya live in Bangladesh.
On Sunday morning, more than 3,000 gathered at a playground in Kutupalong camp. Some carried placards and banners reading “Never Again! Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day,” and “Restore our citizenship.”
Organizer Muhib Ullah says they plan a massive rally later Sunday.
Myanmar has consistently denied human rights violations and says military operations in Rakhine state were justified in response to attacks by Rohingya insurgents.