September 11 marks the day that the Twin Towers in New York City collapsed following a terrorist attack. Vivid memories haunt those old enough to remember, while those too young have since been shown the harrowing footage of the atrocity that took down the World Trade Center - resulting it to dust, ash and debris. The startling massacre was one of the biggest terror attacks to ever take place on American soil, and challenged people's outlook on the world that they knew. It was a series of coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda who hijacked four American Airline flights. This led to the US War on Terror, as well as other countries tightening their anti-terrorism law. But when did it take place and how many people died? When was 9/11? Two hijacked planes struck the Twin Towers 18 years ago on Tuesday, September 11 in 2001. The first plane which hit the North Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City was the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 at 8.46am. The … [Read more...] about How many people died in 9/11 and how long ago was it?
How many people die a year
The year 1984 became notorious for a number of stories involving women, pregnancy outside marriage, and their treatment by society, church and State. The impact of these stories would resonate for decades. That year, 15-year-old Ann Lovett died after giving birth to a stillborn son at a grotto in Granard, Co Longford; a full-term pregnancy that appeared to have gone unnoticed by all who knew her. Teacher Eileen Flynn twice lost her appeal of unfair dismissal against the Holy Faith Convent in New Ross, Co Wexford. She had been living with a married man, and had had a baby with him. Her private life was deemed by her employers, the Holy Faith nuns, to be lacking in the Catholic standards expected of their teachers. Two dead babies were found in Co Kerry; one at Cahersiveen and one at Abbeydorney. Joanne Hayes, who already had one child with a married man and was the mother of one of the dead babies, became the focus of a tribunal of inquiry in relation to both babies. It has only … [Read more...] about Ireland, 1984: A year of fierce debates and ‘mounting evils’
Scotland 4 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48840952 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Sir Paul McCartney bought his farm in Kintyre before he met Linda but it was her love of its "wildness and freedom" that created so many … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney ‘cried for a year when Linda died’
MOUNT Everest is the world’s highest mountain and its severe conditions making it an extremely risky summit to climb. Sadly, many people have died this year trying to reach the top. Here’s what we know. How many people have died this year? A British climber was a the tenth person to die on Mount Everest after falling ill in the “death zone”. Robin Haynes Fisher, 41, was 150m from the top of the world's highest mountain when he fainted. Murari Sharma, of Everest Parivar Treks company - which arranged his logistics - said: "He died because of weakness after a long ascent and difficult descent. "He was descending with his sherpa guides from the summit when he suddenly fainted." The climber is the tenth person to die on Everest this season - with most suffering weakness, exhaustion and delays on the crowded route to the summit. Among the victims are four climbers from India, and one from the US, Austria and Nepal. Who else has died this year? Dad-of-two Kevin … [Read more...] about How many people have died climbing Mount Everest?
Melissa Ede's heartbroken fiancée has revealed how she desperately tried to save the life of the transgender lottery winner after finding her slumped in her car. The 58-year-old former taxi driver from Hull was on her way to buy cigarettes from a nearby petrol station when she collapsed in the vehicle as it was parked on the driveway outside her home. When partner Rachel Nason looked out the front door to see why Melissa hadn't driven away, she saw her lifeless body at the wheel. Rachel, 37, ran outside and pleaded for Mel to 'wake up' but she "didn't flinch" and she couldn't feel a heartbeat. With the help of her son, they pulled her out of the car and onto the floor to begin performing CPR before emergency services arrived. But despite desperate attempts to resuscitate her, Mel was pronounced dead by a paramedic who "had tears in his eyes". This morning it was confirmed she had suffered a heart attack and her funeral will take place on May 30. In a heartrending post on Facebook … [Read more...] about Melissa Ede’s fiancée reveals how lottery winner died