Women in Saudi Arabia would be allowed to attend football matches on Friday for the first time in the conservative kingdom, authorities said on Monday. Female fans would enter major sports stadiums in the Kingdom to attend three football matches involving local sides as part of the Saudi Professional League competition, the government-run Centre for International Communication said in a statement. The three fixtures are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Jan. 18, the statement added without further details. In October, the Saudi General Sports Authority, a state agency, said that as of early 2018 three stadiums, up to now male-only facilities, would be prepared to be ready for families, including allocation of special places for seating and entrances. They are King Fahd International Stadi...Read More
The White House has said that U.S. President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination while promising to allow the results to be released. Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical center, “scheduled for the first part of 2018,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,” she added. Sanders’s announcement came a day after Trump appeared to get a dry mouth and slurred his words when delivering remarks on Wednesday, leading to questions about the president’s health. “There were a lot of questions on that, frankly pretty ridiculous questions,” Sanders said. “The president’s throat was dry. Nothing more than that.” Trump’s predecessors typically underwent annual physical examinat...Read More
ZIMBABWE’s army has seized power in Harare and placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Here is the latest news and live updates. Courtesy of ExpressNews 7.47am: Gunfire heard in Harare Gunfire and explosions broken out in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare overnight following a warning by a military chief that the armed forces are ready to ”step in” to the political row, witnesses have reported. After storming a state television station soldiers made a statement claiming they have intervened to target criminals around Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s military chief said the army wanted to deal with people who “were committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country”. He added: ”As soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to ...Read More
In Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia women will soon have the right to drive, due to a royal decree issued by King Salman. BBC reports that a royal decree issued on Tuesday, by King Salman ordered that a ministerial body would implement the change by June 2018, following a consultation over the next 30 days. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that has forbidden women from driving. Rights groups have campaigned for years to allow women in Saudi Arabia to drive. Some Saudi women have been fined and imprisoned for daring to get behind the wheel. The decree has ordered that a ministerial body be set up to give advice within 30 days and that the order will be implemented by June 2018, according to the Saudi Press Agency. “The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regul...Read More
In Nigeria It was devastating period for the family of a 26- year-old housewife, Sa’adatu Umar Abubakar, when on Monday, September 4, 2017 she and her seven-year-old daughter, Rumaisa’u, were abducted in Sokoto on their way home after attending a naming ceremony at a relation’s house within the metropolis. DAI learnt that when she left her home at Gidan Kanawa area in Sokoto South Local Government Area for Gandu area to attend the ceremony, she already had premonition that all may not well. According to her husband of over a decade, 38-year-old Umar Abubakar, she looked gloomy before leaving the house that day. Before then, it took her a long time to leave her bed, turning restlessly before she finally went for her bath and got set for the ceremony. It was at about 2.30 pm that Sa’adatu ...Read More
From the Thai media comes the story of a young woman who, over the course of about two years, convinced at least 11 different men to marry her. Following Thai tradition, each man gave her a generous sum of money — a dowry — at which point she disappeared, the men told police. From each husband, she collected between $6,000 and $30,000 before vanishing, using various excuses such as she had to return to her family’s home to deal with their fruit business or her horoscope advised her that it just wasn’t a good time to be married. So prolific and convincing was this woman that she married four times in the month of August alone, police told local media. READ MORE..
British journalist Hilary Freeman was searching for a nursery for her daughter — but when an overweight caretaker tended to her child at one of the trials, she knew the school wasn’t for her. Despite describing the woman as “kind and great with children,” Freeman couldn’t fathom the idea of leaving her child in her care. “She was only in her 20’s, but she was already obese — morbidly so. She moved slowly and breathlessly, her face flushed,” Freeman wrote for the Daily Mail. “Would she, I wondered, have the lightning reflexes needed to save an adventurous toddler from imminent danger?” Freeman later opted to send her daughter to a school where “the staff are all a healthy weight” — yet she denies her decision was in any way discriminatory. “What sort of unhealthy habits would she teac...Read More
The owner of a boarding school for teenagers coerced one student into a sexual relationship, had girls undress during “body image therapy” sessions and put some students in solitary confinement for days, Iowa prosecutors alleged Friday. Former Midwest Academy director Benjamin Trane, 39, pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree sexual abuse, sexual exploitation by a counselor and child endangerment. A judge ordered that he be held at the Lee County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond. The charges come after a 19-month investigation into alleged abuse at the private, for-profit boarding school in Keokuk, in Iowa’s southeastern corner. The school, which enrolled about 100 students from mostly well-off families across the United States, closed in January 2016 after invest...Read More
A man’s parents reportedly flew from India to Florida to “discipline” his wife for “being disobedience”. Authorities rescued the mother of a one-year-old, from what they described as a “horribly abusive situation”. The woman, who has not been named, was held in her home against her will by her husband, Devbir Kalsi, 33. Police said his parents had flown to his home to participate in the abuse. The arrest report said Kalsi struck her “repeatedly and forcefully” and when the woman attempted to defend herself, his parents began hitting her too, leaving bruises on her face, neck and torso. The victim told her parents in India about the abuse who notified the sheriff’s office. The victim was heard inside the property screaming to be saved and asking officers to rescue her child. She was f...Read More
Joseph Hetzel, a man considered armed and dangerous kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Virginia Paris after she obtained a restraining order against him, authorities said. Joseph, 52, kidnapped Virginia Paris, 55, when she left work in Solvang on Friday night and took off in her black Chrysler, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. On Sunday, the two stopped at a Starbucks in the suburbs of Phoenix, where Paris told a female customer she needed help, according to the sheriff’s office. But Hetzel spotted the interaction, dragged her out and forced her back into the car before the woman could respond. Paris managed to throw her car registration out the car door when Hetzel drove off, and the document was later discovered by police. The two were last seen on a surveillance c...Read More
Video Credit: NDTV On Sunday, two young men in Telangana set themselves ablaze outside the office of a lawmaker of the state’s ruling party. Before their shocking act came a series of events that began with the demand for a 20,000 rupee bribe. M Srinivas, 25, and Y Parushuramulu, 23, are both farmers in Karimnagar, around 160 km from Hyderabad. They are both at a government hospital with severe burns after trying to burn themselves outside the office of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) legislator Rasamayi Balakishan.
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