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Nigerian Woman shot dead by 12-year-old Son in US



• PHOTO: Ayobiyi Cook and her husband

A 12-year-old boy admitted to shooting and killing his Nigerian mom after initially lying to detectives about what happened, authorities in the United States said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama said deputies began investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman in Forestdale, Alabama on Monday.

The woman has been identified as Ayobiyi Cook.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Cook’s 12-year-old son, who has not been named, unintentionally discharged a firearm, striking and killing his mom.

“The child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“The child eventually gave a true account of what happened.”

Investigators said evidence supports that the shooting was unintentional.

The boy’s family, who he will remain with, has been cooperative, the department said. The case will be addressed through the family court system.

In an initial news release about the incident, the department said when they arrived on the scene, there appeared to be no forced entry into the home, but a man was seen fleeing the home shortly before the 911 call was made.

CBS News has reached out to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and is awaiting response.

Cook’s husband, Djuan Cook, said she was known as “Yo” or “YoYo.” He posted on Facebook that funeral arrangements would be held on August 12.

“Orange was Yo’s favorite color so feel to wear it as we celebrate her life,” he wrote.

CBS News has reached out Djuan Cook and is awaiting response.

In 2022 so far, there have been at least 169 unintentional shootings by children, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for gun reform and against gun violence. Shootings by children caused 74 deaths and 104 injuries in the U.S. this year.

Last year, there were 392 unintentional shootings by children in the U.S., which resulted in 163 deaths and 248 injuries.

About three million children and teens are exposed to gun violence a year, and 18,000 are shot and killed or wounded, according to Everytown.

Research by Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that while parents think hiding guns will prevent kids from accessing them, 75% children who live in a home with a gun know where it is stored.

Children as young as three may be able to discharge a gun, and studies find that even if a child has been taught not to touch a gun, they still will, Nationwide Children’s said.
Children may not be able to tell the difference between a toy gun and a real gun – and even non-powered firearms like BB guns, which some people consider toys, can cause serious injuries.

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Good sex secret to my long life — 102-year-old woman



•102-Years Old Joyce Jackman
A 102-year-old British woman, identified as Joyce Jackman, has attributed her longevity to good sex.

Jackman, who celebrated her 102nd birthday on May 9, stated that “good sex and good sherry” leads to long-term satisfaction, NY Post reports.

According to her, a combination of both has helped her live for over a century.

Speaking about her birthday celebration, the centenarian said, “I had such a lovely day.

“I can’t believe I’m 102. It must be all the chocolate I eat that’s helped!”

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Arrested Asiana Airlines passenger gives reason for opening plane door midair



The Asiana Airlines plane landed at Daegu with its door open

A man who opened an emergency exit on an Asiana Airlines flight in mid-air felt “suffocated” and wanted to get off quickly, South Korean police said on Saturday.

The plane was carrying nearly 200 passengers as it approached the runway on Friday at Daegu International Airport, about 240 kilometres (149 miles) southeast of Seoul, on a domestic flight.

When the plane was around 200 meters (650 feet) above ground, the man who police said was in his 30s without providing further details, opened the exit door.

The passenger was taken in by Daegu police for questioning and told officers he had been “under stress after losing a job recently”.

“He felt the flight was taking longer than it should have been and felt suffocated inside the cabin,” a Daegu police detective told AFP.

“He wanted out quickly”.

The passenger faces up to 10 years in prison for violating aviation safety laws.

A video clip shot by a nearby passenger showed wind ripping through the open door, with fabric seat-backs and passengers’ hair flapping wildly as some people shouted in surprise.

Another video shared on social media showed passengers sitting in the emergency exit row next to an open door being buffeted by strong winds.

A dozen passengers were taken to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties but there were no major injuries or damage, according to the transport ministry.

“It was chaos with people close to the door appearing to faint one by one and flight attendants calling out for doctors on board,” a 44-year-old passenger told Yonhap.

“I thought the plane was blowing up. I thought I was going to die like this.”

A transport ministry official told AFP that this was “the first such incident” they were aware of in Korean aviation history.

Experts say South Korea’s aviation industry has a solid safety record

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UK Universities reject new policy against International Students



In a statement on Tuesday, the UK International (UUK), a body of universities across the UK, said that the policy was a threat to the country’s economy and requested the government to consider the issues.

The new policy, which was intended to tame the influx of immigrants, had stated that international students (except PhD and research scholars) would no longer be able to bring family members with them starting in 2024 and that international students would be stopped from switching from the student visa route to a work visa until their studies have been completed.

“The UUK director, Jamie Arrowsmith, said “International students make an invaluable contribution to our universities and to the UK’s economy. Building on the government’s explicit commitments and ambitions, which were clearly set out in the international education strategy, we have seen significant growth since 2019.”
“Our research shows that international students make a huge economic contribution to the UK, with a single cohort delivering a total benefit of £41.9 billion.”“We also know that the public is overwhelmingly supportive of the international students we attract – just nine percent of people think we should be discouraging international students from choosing the UK.”

Mr Arrowsmith added, “while the vast majority of students will be unaffected by proposals that limit the ability to be accompanied by dependents, more information is needed on the programmes that are in scope before a proper assessment of the impact can be made.

“We, therefore, urge the government to work with the sector to limit and monitor the impact on particular groups of students – and on universities, which are already under serious financial pressures. The review process that has been announced must consider these issues.”

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