A 6-year-old Georgia girl has died after her 4-year-old brother accidentally shot her in the head in a car outside their home.
The girl, identified as Millie Drew Kelly was shot Monday evening at their subdivision about a 40-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said. The siblings were in a car in their driveway, preparing to go to the boy’s baseball game, when the vehicle failed to start.
The mother exited to try to find out what was wrong with the car, authorities said. The boy took a gun from the car’s console and accidentally fired it while his mother was outside, striking his sister in the head, the sheriff’s office said. Emergency responders were called and took her to an Atlanta-area hospital.
Two days later, detectives learned the girl had died, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives determined that no charges will be filed. “It’s just a really sad situation,” sheriff’s Sgt. Ashley Henson said Saturday morning. “Just based on all the evidence and the entire situation, we felt like charges were not warranted in this particular case.”
Sheriff Gary Gulledge said that his officers’ “hearts break for this family, and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.” “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again,” Gulledge said in a news release.
“I’d be absolutely fine if my children were gay” Prince William says as he visits his first LGBT charity
Prince William said today that it would be “absolutely fine” if any of his children identified as gay and he would support them through it.
He made this statement while visiting Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), an LGBT charity in Hoxton, east London, that helps LGBT young people who were made homeless because of their sexual orientation.
While speaking during his visit today, the Duke of Cambridge has said he worries about the pressures his children may face if in future they came out as gay or lesbian. He said he would be “absolutely fine” if they did, but he worries about the persecution they may face. He went on to admit he had discussed the subject with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge.
He also expressed his shock at the recent bus attack on a lesbian couple, saying: “I was really appalled by that attack.”
The Prince was asked by a young gay man what he would do if any of his kids comes out as gay.
The man, who chose to be anonymous asked: “If your child one day in the future said: ‘Oh I’m gay, oh I’m lesbian,’ whatever, how would you react?”
Prince William replied: “I think you don’t really start thinking about that until you are a parent, and I think – obviously, absolutely fine by me.”
The father-of-three, added: “The one thing I’d be worried about is how, particularly the roles my children fill, how that is going to be interpreted and seen. So Catherine and I have been doing a lot of talking about it to make sure they were prepared.”
He added: “It worries me not because of them being gay; it worries me how everyone else will react and perceive it and the pressure is then on them.”
He told another man in the group he had started thinking about it since his children were born and it was something he was “nervous about”.
He added: “Not because I am worried about them being gay, or anything. It’s more about the fact I’m worried about the pressure – as you all know – they’re going to face and how much harder their life could be.
“I wish we lived in a world where, like you said, it’s really normal and cool. But particularly for my family and the position that we are in, that’s the bit I’m nervous about.
“I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution and discrimination that might come. That’s the bit that really troubles me a little bit.
“That’s for all of us to try and help correct, to put that in the past and not come back to that sort of stuff.”
Tim Sigsworth, Akt’s chief executive, said the fact that a future monarch would support their children if they came out as LGBT sent “a message to the whole of society” and would “make a massive difference”.
Worshippers Seek Nigerian Televangelist’s, T.B Joshua’s Blessing in Nazareth
Evangelical Christians have flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing by a celebrity Nigerian pastor outside Jesus’s hometown of Nazareth.
Some worshipers sang in various languages while others collapsed and even vomited during Sunday’s event, presided over by T.B. Joshua, who has amassed millions of followers on social media from his base in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
“Jesus’s father, Joseph, and his mother, Mary, came from here. What a blessing. No other place would have been better for Jesus to come from. It was God’s design,” Joshua told the crowd gathered in a sun-baked stadium on Mount Precipice.
When the self-described prophet descended from the stage to bless attendees, placing his hand on their heads, several declared themselves healed from sickness or infirmity. Attendants stood ready to catch those who fainted in excitement.
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Minerva Resendiz, from Mexico, said she had come to see Joshua as part of the two-day gathering “to ask for healing, for a breakthrough … to resolve conflicts in the family”.
“I would like that (all people) could see a miracle through Jesus Christ,” Resendiz, 40, said. Other pilgrims came from China, Russia and African and South American countries.
Joshua founded and leads an evangelical ministry called The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. His Christian television network, Emmanuel TV, says it is Youtube’s most subscribed to ministry channel with well over one million followers.
Evangelicals made up roughly half of the more than 2 million Christian pilgrims who visited Israel in 2018, according to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, which oversees evangelical outreach to Israel.
After a three-week shutdown, Sudan restores internet, but only for one person
Abdel-Adheem Hassan, a lawyer in Sudan has told the BBC that the internet has been restored after a three-week shutdown but only for him.
On Sunday, Abdel-Adheem Hassan won a lawsuit against telecoms operator Zain Sudan over the blackout ordered by Sudan’s military rulers. However, he says his victory is only benefitting him so far as he filed the case in a personal capacity.
The internet was cut off after security forces violently dispersed protesters camping in central Khartoum. The protesters want an end to military rule following the coup against long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in April.
Hassan said he is currently the only civilian in the country able to access the internet without resorting to complicated hacks. He said he is going back to court on Tuesday to win the right for more Sudanese people.
“We have a court session tomorrow and another one the day after tomorrow. Hopefully one million people will gain internet access by the end of the week,” Hassan said.
BBC Arabic reporter Mohamed Osman in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan also confirms that the internet remains blocked despite Sunday’s court order.
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