Israel Escalates Gaza Offensive, Casualties Mount – Yahoo News

Gaza militants fired more than 140 rockets at major Israeli residential areas Thursday, Israel’s military said. Rockets fired at southern Israel damaged homes, infrastructure and spread panic. Israelis rushed to bomb shelters as sirens wailed in major cities. About 5 million Israelis are in range of the Palestinian rocket attacks. No Israelis have been killed. A rocket hit a car in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod Thursday night engulfing it in flames. Israel’s emergency services said nobody was injured in the attack, reversing an earlier statement in which it said a man was hurt. Israel has mobilized 20,000 reservists for a possible ground operation into Gaza, but for the time remains focused on maximizing its air campaign, said Lt.
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This Hair Accessory Can Act Like a Panic Button – Yahoo Finance

In the event of a false alarm, the wearer has 15 seconds to deactivate the device by entering a PIN into the First Sign mobile app (available for iOS and Android devices). “However, the moment the device detects an impact, our monitors are reviewing the situation in real time,” Emanuele says. “If the device isn’t deactivated, your emergency contacts will be notified as soon as that 15-second window is up.” Portable panic button: The device can be clipped in the hair (worn concealed, plain or with one of three decorative covers) or attached somewhere close, such as in a pocket or on a belt clip or purse strap. “The idea is that you have it on and forget it’s there, but it never stops working for you,” Emanuele says. Defense funding: The couple raised more than $55,000 (on a goal of $50,000) via an Indiegogo campaign in the first quarter of this year. The clips will start shipping in the fall, priced at $50 (plus $25 for each snap-on cover). Monitoring will cost $5 per month. Next up: First Sign plans to debut a home security system that plugs into a wall outlet; a user under distress need only say their “safe word,” and the device calls for help and collects evidence.
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Boko Haram leader claims blast in Nigeria’s Lagos – Yahoo News

Authorities said the blasts on Creek Road were an accident caused by a gas canister, but the security sources told Reuters that was a cover-up meant to prevent panic in the city of 21 million people. At least two people were killed. Shekau also claimed a bomb in a shopping mall in Abuja’s upmarket Wuse II district that killed 24 people, the third in the capital since April and among a growing body of evidence that its attacks are spreading southwards. CAUSE FOR CONCERN A military spokesman declined to comment, saying it was a police matter. A spokesman for police headquarters said that only Lagos police could comment. A spokeswoman for Lagos police division, however, did not respond to a request for comment.
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