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News Making International Headlines: 23 November 2021

80 Looters in Ski Masks Gone in 60 Seconds After They Ransacked Bay Area Nordstrom


PHOTO: PEOPLE RUSHING TO CARS WITH WHAT ARE BELIEVED TO BE STOLEN ITEMS, POLICE ON THE SCENE

INTERNATIONAL: It’s like the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.”California cops on hunt for 80 looters in ski masks who ransacked Bay Area Nordstrom and filled 25 cars with designer goods in a one-minute raid.It was a coordinated mass robbery in Walnut Creek happened around 9PM Saturday night.

Witnesses say the large group has raided the Bay Area store in under a minute. Two employees were attacked by looters who punched and kicked them while another was pepper sprayed. All three were treated for their injuries on scene.The perpetrators then fled in multiple vehicles that were waiting for them outside. Officers were able to stop one of the vehicles, arresting two people. A third person was found nearby on foot and taken into custody. One of the suspects was carrying a firearm.

The robbery followed another brazen mob-heist of high-end stores on Friday night in San Francisco's Union Square, about 40 kilometers to the west.

Man Drove His SUV at Christmas Parade, Kills Four and Leaves More Than 40 Injured


PHOTO: ABANDONED CHAIRS AT SCENE OF INCIDENT CRIME SCENE TAPE POLICE VEHICLES AT SCENE

A chaotic scene has erupted on Sunday afternoon at the Waukesha Christmas Parade as a person in an SUV drove through a barricade, leaving more than 40 people injured, some dead and others running in panic to escape the area.

The parade, which runs through Main Street in downtown Waukesha, started at 4PM.It appeared to be running as normal until the parade turned into a tragedy before 5PM. Witnesses recall that the SUV strike a marching band, hit a dance team of girls between nine and 15 years old. The immediate reaction was silence, followed by screaming, running and checking on those injured.The driver also hit a group of "Dancing Grannies" and at least one person flipped over the hood of the SUV.

A 39-year-old Wisconsin man named Darell E. Brooks was arrested shortly after the collisions and accused of driving an SUV into the crowds.He was booked of five counts of intentional homicide according to the report from Waukesha Police Chief. City officials have identified the women and a man who were killed; 79-year-old Virginia Sorenson. 71-year-old LeAnna Owen, 52-year-old Tamara Durand aand 81-year-old Wilhelm Hospel. There were 48 additional injuries, including two children who are in critical condition.

Witnesses have claimed that they saw Brooks intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades and into crowd of people at around 4:40PM. The man was found out to be in a domestic incident involving a knife before the crash. An officer has opened fire on the SUV but quickly stopped shooting because there were many people nearby.

German NGO Ship Sea-Watch 4 Carrying 482 Migrants, Awaits Port of Safety


PHOTO: MIGRANTS AT SEA BEING RESCUED BY MEMBERS OF SEA-WATCH 4 RESCUE SHIP, MIGRANTS BEING TRANSFERRED TO SEA-WATCH 4 RESCUE SHIP

And…A German NGO ship Sea-Watch 4, carrying 482 migrants, until now waiting to be assigned a port on Monday, after seven rescue operations carried out in the Mediterranean Sea.

The ship's crew members have rescued 90 migrants from an overcrowded wooden boat off the coast of Lampedusa and six other migrants who, according to Sea-Watch, have jumped into the sea from a Libyan coast guard patrol boat.

Sea-Watch 4 has asked Italian authorities a port of safety for the migrants on board, including 17 pregnant women and 148 minors.

A sharp increase in boat migrants in recent weeks and the latest mass arrivals will put further pressure on Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi's government to secure an agreement with European Union partners over how to deal with the influx. Base from the report of the Interior Ministry data, there are more than 60,000 migrants have disembarked in Italy this year, up from 32,476 in the same period in 2020.


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