Rambling over Coffee: From the news today......

Afternoon coffee break and the news.....

Professor at American university in Cairo says he was fired for not favoring Islam

A professor of religion and history claims he was booted from an American university in Cairo because he refused demands from a wealthy donor's son, who allegedly encouraged non-Muslim students to convert to Islam


US troops in South Korea may have had credit card info stolen in hack attack

Thousands of U.S. service members stationed in South Korea may have had their credit cards hacked, the military said this week.

Approximately 1 million credit card numbers were stolen and posted for sale on the dark web in May, Eighth Army – Korea posted to Facebook on Sunday, saying that “at least 38,000 U.S.-issued payment cards” were among the stolen numbers.


Vegan Australian parents spared jail after ‘completely inadequate’ diet left baby malnourished

The parents, a 35-year-old man and 33-year-old woman --whose names were not made public -- were initially charged last year after their 19-month-old daughter had a seizure and was treated at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australia’s ABC News reported. The child reportedly looked no older than 3 months old and had no teeth.


American man on trial for killing hotel worker in Anguilla fears for life

Hapgood said he was vacationing with his family and was attacked at knifepoint by Mitchel.
A spokesperson for Hapgood said Mitchel "showed up unannounced in uniform at the hotel room around 4 p.m., claiming he was there to fix a broken sink before carrying out his sudden, violent attack."


French zoo visitors carve their names on rhino's back

Shocking photographs shared on social media showing the back of the 35-year-old female rhinoceros inscribed with the names “Camille” and “Julien” immediately sparked an uproar.

La Palmyre zoo in Royan in southwestern France released a statement saying it was “outraged by the stupidity and disrespect” of the visitors, though no legal action will be taken, reported the Agence France-Presse, an international news agency.