A couple from Australia who fed their infant daughter strict vegan diet, which left her seriously malnourished, have avoided prison sentence.
The 33-year-old mother and 35-year-old father had pleaded guilty previous year to failing in providing for their kid. They received an 18-month prison term as well as 300hrs community service sentence on Thursday.
The Sydney police had discovered their 20-months-old daughter suffering from a preventable bone infection as well as rickets due to her inadequate diet. A decision to take away the couple’s three kids was then taken by the police.
The court documents showed that the diet of the girl, who is now three, consisted of rice milk, oats, potatoes, rice, tofu and vegetables, with small amounts of snacks sultanas or fruits occasionally.
Judge Sarah Huggett slammed the reckless failure of the couple to offer their child basic necessities for optimal growth. The child was severely underdeveloped, underweight as well as undernourished which caused danger to her life, she added.
The girl was taken to foster care last March when her mom called the emergency health services after she suffered a seizure. The girl had blue lips, low level of blood sugar, cold feet and hands and just a little muscle density, disclosed hospital tests.
Though the health of the girl has improved now, her future health development still remains under doubt.
Greenville homecoming shooting: Two dead and 14 injured after ‘parking row’
Two individuals have lost their lives and several others have endured injuries in one mass shooting that took place at a university homecoming celebration held in Texas.
A manhunt is being conducted for the armed man, who the police say utilized one semi-automatic rifle to raise terror and destruction.
Emergency services had been called right before midnight at ‘The Party Venue’ located in Greenville, where a homecoming party for ‘Texas A&M Commerce College’ students was being held.
The officials discovered two dead bodies while 14 others suffered from several injuries.
Nearly 750 students were present within the venue at the party. The victims immediately were rushed to many close by hospitals via air ambulance, private transport or land ambulance.
Jason Whitely, a WFAA-TV reporter tweeted previously about 2 fatalities and over a dozen people injured. It is believed that a .227 caliber rifle was used for the shooting while the motive for it remains unknown, Whitely further wrote.
As per the ‘Texas A&M Commerce College’ official Twitter account, there are no active shooter condition in Commerce. There was one event hosted outside of Greenland that might or might have not involved the students, but, further data will be updated when known, continued the tweet.
Chile protests: President sacks whole cabinet after protests
Sebastian Pinera, President of Chile has removed his entire cabinet. As per report, Mr Pinera wants to come up with a new government and also wants to employ some new social reforms which were demanded by the protesters. This the reason why he decided to take such a step.
Mr Pinera informed that he has put all the ministers on notice period to reform new cabinet in order to introduce the new demands. However, he has not revealed anything about the changes that will take place in the coming days.
On Friday, in Santiago, capital of Chile, around one million people held a peaceful rally urging for social justice. Mr Pinera heard the demands of people and said that the condition has changed in Chile. Seven days ago, Mr Pinera had lifted the curfew imposed in Chile.
It may be noted that a week ago, the anti-inequality protests erupted in Chile. Protesters walked around the city, waving flags and demanding justice and an ethical government. The protest created violent clashes which took 17 lives and left hundreds of people injured. The protest came to an end on Friday.Mr Pinera announced a package to end the protest and increased the minimum wage and basic pension.
Iraq protests: Fresh clashes leave five people dead
At least five protestors have died in recent clashes along with security officials, as countrywide anti-government oppositions entered into second day in Iraq.
Reportedly, out of the five dead, three were hit by the tear gas fired by the security officials in Baghdad.
At least 2 more people lost their live when the protestors tried storming the house of an official in Nasiriya city, say reports.
The turmoil comes after one day of massive protests which left several breathing their last on Friday.
The protestors are demanding improved public services, more jobs as well as halt of corruption.
Similar protests previous month were put down brutally by the security officials, leaving around 140 people dead.
As per a government report, authorities utilized massive amount of force in order to stop that unrest. However, violence flourished on Saturday again in spite of calls made from leaders of the protests to pause demonstrations and provide the government some time to act on their demands.
Hundreds of people took the Baghdad roads as well as southern provinces of Iraq, with protestors shouting out slogans in opposition of the Iraq government, asking for its resignation.
Adel Mahdi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has made a promised certain reforms and cabinet reshuffle in order to address the demands of the protestors, but several remain unconvinced.
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