Saturday, 21 January 2017
Donald Trump was sworn in by chief justice John Roberts as the 45th president of the United States, as Barack Obama handed over White House to the businessman, who has never held office or served in the military. The event took place outside the Capitol Building, Washington DC.
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Desmond Newthing, a 24-year old asylum seeker, has been arrested, for the murder of one Lanfranco Chiarini, a 76-year old entrepreneur, who was believed to be his lover and was stabbed to death in his villa in Castel San Pietro, on January 3, 2017. According to reports in Italy, the murder happened following a sex-related meeting between the two. Bruises and 25 stab wounds were found on the body of the deceased. Newthing, was said to have arrived in Italy in 2015.
The murder which was said to have happened "on impulse" and not premeditated, still has no proven motive but, according to the findings by the investigators, there was sexual intercourse between the two before the murder.
The two were said to have known each other for at least a couple of months. It was also said that the deceased had promised Newthing a job and then reneged on the agreement.
The Brazilian Supreme Court Justice overseeing the investigation of a billion-dollar bribery scandal that has implicated dozens of the country's most influential politicians and business leaders, was killed in a plane crash Thursday. The body of Justice Teori Zavascki was recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed near the coastal town of Paraty, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, state firefighters said. Two other bodies that have not been identified were also found at the crash scene. The death was confirmed via Facebook by the 68-year-old judge's son Francisco Prehn Zavascki.
"Dear friends, we just received the confirmation that my father passed away! Thank you all for your support," Prehn Zavascki posted.
A Director of Planning in one of the ministries in Borno State, Nigeria (names withheld) has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly inserting electric heater into the anus of his 10-year old son over the allegation of engaging in homosexual activities. The top civil servant was said to have perpetrated the act upon hearing that his son performed the act with some politicians. While the boy, names withheld, had claimed to have been raped at their 1000 Government Housing Estate residence, the father was said to have dismissed his story leading to the inflicting of the bodily injuries. Saturday Vanguard learnt that the victim was chained before his father, who was accused of denying his children western education carried out the act. The 10 year old victim whose father allegedly inserted hot electric heater into his anus for being gay It was further gathered that the civil servant recently chained one of his daughters named Mama for insulting her stepmother in the estate.
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The death toll of victims of the Nigeria Air Force air strike mishap (You can read the story here) in an IDP camp in Rann, Borno state, Nigeria has risen to 90. This is according to the latest estimates by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian organization.
Friday, 20 January 2017
According to a Facebook user Enemuo Nneka who shared the photos, a mother actually did this to her daughter. She wrote:
What a mother did to her daughter all because she wants to stop her from sucking her finger,is DAT not madness of d highest order?people shud pls desist from listening to advice of frienemies dat pretends to be friends,hearts of man d bible said is desperately wicked,u dont know if she harbors ill-feelings for u yet pretends to be a gud friend,it was her friend DAT adviced her to do such now see d result.
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Eighteen-year-old Abhishek Choubey from India recently set a new world record after hauling a 1,070 kg (2358.94 lbs) car using just his shoulder blades and a tow rope. Known in his hometown as “Steel Blades”, Abhishek has been awarded with the record title Heaviest vehicle pulled by the shoulder blades. This feat of strength took place in front of a lively crowd in Madhya Pradesh, India, and saw the teenager drag a Hyundai Accent GVS 2004 27.5 metres – much further than the 5 metres required by Guinness World Records – in just 48 seconds.
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Brazilian mother, Tatiana Lozano Pereira, 32, has been arrested for killing her own son. She actually admitted to stabbing 17 year old Itaberli Lozano in Cravinhos, Sao Paulo to death, during questioning to the police. According to local reports, Tatiana and her son became estranged immediately she learned he was gay and allegedly devised a plan to have her son killed. She reportedly hired thugs to carry out the plan. On the day of the murder, she let the thugs into her home and hid them with the instructions that they should attack her son when he entered the home.
At least 15 Indian children have been killed and 45 others injured after a school bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The crash happened on Thursday morning in Etah, around 265km (164 miles) from the state's capital, Lucknow. A senior police officer told the BBC that 14 students "were in a critical condition". Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was "anguished by the tragic accident".
Police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava said the exact cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained. But he added that visibility was poor because of dense fog at the time of the crash. The victims were aged between three and 12 years and were studying in a local school. India has the world's highest number of road deaths, with an accident taking place every four minutes. More than 146,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2015. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and ageing vehicles.
A South African girl who wanted to be a medical doctor, was about to perform the viral #DeadPose challenge for her friends when she suffered a seizure and died, while her friends cheered and took pictures of her, thinking that she was doing it well. According to Live Monitor, the 19-year-old student, identified as Tshidi Ngwenya had earlier posted a series of pictures performing the challenge, before deciding to make it a reality to perform the pose However, the challenge didn't go as planned as she fell to the ground, collapsed and died with her friends having no idea that she was in distress and continued to cheer and take pictures. Minutes later, one of the friends realized that she was not moving, after checking her they noticed she had choked after swallowing her tongue.
Thursday, 19 January 2017
A female Iranian bodybuilder has been jailed for posting photos of her biceps on her Instagram page. Although the identity of the person who was arrested is yet to be revealed by authorities, Shirin Nobahari, who is a professional builder and fond of sharing revealing workout photos to her 65K followers on social media, is believed to be the victim. She was one of two women who took part in an international competition and were both reported and warned about selfies which they posted afterward.
According to Mizanonline news agency, she was accused of breaking the Islamic Republic's strict rules on nudity and was locked up in prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (£50). However, before she was jailed, an Iranian judiciary confirmed that a female builder had been arrested.
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One of the longest train journeys in the world has just ended. The first freight train from China to the U.K. (You can read the story here) rolled into London on Wednesday, more than two weeks after it left the Chinese port city of Yiwu. The journey covered nearly 8,000 miles.
"It is hoped this will further improve trade ties between China and the U.K.," said Richard Doubtfire, seafreight director at Brunel Shipping & Liner Services, one of two British companies handling logistics for the journey.
|Ed Brown, Tessie LaMourea, Morgan Caldwell and Caitlin Nielsen|
This is the community of men and women who are giving up their lives on land for a permanent sea life as mermaids. Gaining followers across social media, the group have decided to make more of a life in the ocean, and even wear silicone fish tails to swim through the waters. The community is making waves in Seattle, Washington, where Ed Brown, Tessie LaMourea, Morgan Caldwell and Caitlin Nielsen are members.
Caitlin, also known as Mermaid Cyanea, quit her job in 2015 to concentrate on being a mermaid full-time . The biology graduate uses her identity to promote her passion for ocean conservation and her knowledge adds realistic details to her mermaid persona. The 32-year-old from Seattle spends her time swimming in lakes and posting videos and photos to her online following. She also has a workshop where she crafts handmade silicone mermaid tails.
In the Iranian city of Shiraz is a unique restaurant, built entirely of salt. Walls, tables, chairs and even the stairs are made of this white mineral. Visitors appreciated not only by the creativity institutions, but also the benefits that it brings health. Unique restaurant area of 150 square meters is the brainchild of Iranian firms Emtiaz Designing Group . Architects have used salt as a base material under the support of the program “green” building in the city. It is known that salt purifies the air and fills it with positive ions.
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The 2017 People's Choice Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. History was made, celebrities turned out in large numbers and below we bring you the full list of winners from the prestigious event
Captain America: Civil War
Finding Dory (WINNER)
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Robert Downey Jr.
Ryan Reynolds (WINNER)