Sunday, 24 September 2017

Miss Turkey 2017 loses crown hours after she won the pageant

The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 was on Friday stripped of her crown hours after winning the competition over a controversial tweet. Itir Esen,18, won the competition in Istanbul on Thursday night and was meant to represent the country in the Miss World competition in China. Hours later, organisers of the competition forced her to hand back her crown after it emerged she tweeted about a 2016 failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Donald Trump signs new travel ban targeting eight countries including North Korea

Donald Trump has signed a new travel ban affecting eight countries.The new travel ban is set to prohibit all citizens of North Korea from entering the United States . It also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia. The new restrictions, which will go into effect on October 18, resulted from a review after President Donald Trump's original travel bans were challenged in court.
"North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements," the proclamation said.
An administration official, briefing reporters on a conference call, acknowledged that the number of North Koreans traveling to the United States now was very low.

Uber loses licence to operate in London

Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that has triggered an outcry from drivers at the ride-hailing company and Conservative politicians. The firm’s application for a new licence in London was rejected on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. Uber said it planned to challenge the ruling by London’s transport authority in the courts immediately. This means Uber cars will not disappear from the streets immediately and will continue to operate for its 3.5 million users in the capital until the firm has exhausted the appeals process – which could take months. The current licence expires on 30 September but Uber has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate until that process expires.
The decision by Transport for London was backed by London mayor Sadiq Khan, employment rights campaigners, and the trade body for the capital’s black cab drivers.

Indian woman cuts off lover's genitals after finding out he's marrying someone else

A man had his genitals chopped off by a spurned lover in Malappuram, a city in the Indian state of Kerala, after she found out he was marrying another woman, Mail Online reported. The injured man, named only as 26-year-old Irshad, met up with his lover, 30, for ‘one last time’ before he was due to tie the knot with a bride of their parents’ choice. The scorned lover invited him to a guest house in Malappuram’s Kattipuram area, where she cut off his genitals with a knife on Tuesday. Adjoining guests heard him scream and they rushed him to MIMS Hospital in Kozhikode, where he is still undergoing treatment.

Woman who scratched Lexus and waited for owner to confess gets rewarded with fully paid college tuition

A woman in China, was terrified when she accidentally hit and scratched a Lexus with her motorcycle. The owner was not around to witness the accident. While the 18-year-old student, who was identified as Zhang, could have fled the scene and get away with it, she chose not do so. Zhang, who is a freshman visual communications student at the Baoshan Academy School of Art and Design in Yunnan, said that she was driving her motorcycle when she accidentally hit the parked black Lexus sedan while negotiating a curve.

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar make shortlist of 2017 FIFA Football Awards

The final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards have been revealed at an event in London as the countdown to the ceremony itself in England’s capital on October 23 begins. This year, the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo is once more in the final three, with long-time rival for FIFA’s top individual award Lionel Messi also in the top trio, alongside his former Barcelona team-mate Neymar.
 See the full nominee list below...

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Woman who killed her boyfriend dismembered body in front of 10-year-old daughter because he was too heavy

A woman admitted to cutting up the body of her murdered boyfriend in front of her daughter, according to police in Texas. The Baytown Police Department announced the arrest of 32-year-old Steven Coleman, who was accused of murdering 30-year-old Cierra Alexis Sutton. Sutton is facing numerous charges with the most serious being second-degree murder. Sutton is currently being held in jail without bail. According to the police investigation, Sutton and Coleman had an argument on the night of the murder.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gambia pledges to abolish death penalty

The Gambia has pledged to abolish the death penalty in a clean break with the former regime of Yahya Jammeh, giving activists hope that more African states will follow its example. President Adama Barrow, elected in December 2016, signed a UN treaty on the abolition of capital punishment following his maiden speech at the world body’s general assembly, the government said in a press release Thursday.
“By signing the treaties, the new Gambia continues to promote democracy and show the commitment of the state to protect lives of political activists,” the statement said, referring to four other treaty pledges on issues including forced disappearances.

Philippines President orders police to execute own son if found guilty of drugs

Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to carry out the standard procedures of his controversial war on drugs campaign even if his son is found guilty of criminal activities. The Philippines president sparked international criticism for his strong anti-drugs stance, that has seen more than 9,000 civilians killed for links to drug dealing and use. His eldest son, Paolo, has been accused as being a member of a Chinese organised crime syndicate and allegedly overseeing a drug-smuggling and drug lord protection scheme.

Police officer fatally shoots girlfriend for rejecting his marriage proposal after dating for 3 months

A police officer who did not like the fact that he was rejected by the woman he loved, decided to kill her. Constable Simon Njoroge Njau of Kenya, met 23-year-old Anne Wanjohi, three months ago.  The two began dating, and Njau quickly fell in love with her. However, the woman did not feel the same way. According to witnesses, the officer went to see his girlfriend at an Internet cafe in Nairobi city center, where she worked.

China: Shocking new trend has street vets removing vocal cords of dogs to stop them from barking

People were horrified to learn about the new trend of removing the vocal cords of dogs.  A reporter in China, went undercover to expose the horrific trend. A gruesome video, which was posted by Daily Mail, shows an alleged unlicensed street doctor named Zeng, performing the procedure on dozens of dogs. The surgeries were carried out in public. In the video, the doctor was seen giving the dogs anesthesia while they were on a small table.
The man's assistant is seen placing red string under the dogs' upper teeth and pulling them open. The vet then placed additional string behind the bottom set of teeth and forced the mouths of the animals open. The assistant kept the dogs' mouth wide open while the man used tools to remove the vocal cords of the defenseless dogs.

Cannibal fatally shot by police while eating a woman

Aphiwe Mapekula

A mother was horrified to witness her son eating the face of her employee. The mother of South Africa, called police after her son, 23-year-old Aphiwe Mapekula, dragged her maid into their home and decapitated her.  The maid, 35-year-old Thembisa Masumpa, was doing work in the backyard of the Mount Frere home when Mapekula grabbed her and dragged her to his home, where he slit her throat and cut her head off.

Man sets himself on fire inside bank because the line was too long

A man in Australia, caused millions of dollars in damages to a bank after setting himself on fire because the line was too long. 22-year-old Nur Islam of Melbourne, was waiting in line at the Commonwealth Bank in Springvale. According to police, Islam from Myanmar, who is in the country illegally, wanted to withdraw $442 from his account. After waiting for a long time, Islam became agitated because there were still many people ahead of him in line.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Parents of Indian baby boy born with huge bulging eyes says, "We won't abandon him"

Parents of a baby boy born in an Indian village with large red eyes and holes in place of his nose have said they will not abandon him even as cruel locals label the child an "alien". The tot was born to Karishma and Arshad at their home in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, India, in the early hours of Tuesday. He has very large red eyes, holes in place of a nose, and no ears.  The young mother was stunned when she saw her second child for the first time but believes his birth is God's will.

Naked man broke into funeral home before stealing clothes and jewelry from dead man in coffin

Suspect caught stealing from funeral home

Police in Kentucky, released photos of a naked man who was seen stealing clothes from a deceased man at a funeral home. The Leitchfield Police Department said that they are investigating the burglary that occurred on Wednesday, at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home on Elizabethtown Road. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspect entered the business through the front door. He then stayed inside the business for several hours. At one point, he even took a nap in a chair located in the office of the business. He was also seen drinking soda and eating candy.

Teen raped and murdered mother of 4 children before having sex with dead body

A teenager admitted to raping a mother and killing her in the street, according to police in Maryland. The Baltimore Police Department said that they have arrested 18-year-old James Arthur House, after being accused of killing 35-year-old Jessica Gibson. House has been charged with first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree rape. He was booked into jail, and is being held without bail.
According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday night, on a road between Baltimore and Lombard streets. House dragged Gibson behind large pellets, where he raped her. House then killed the mother of four children. He later had sex with the dead body before escaping from the scene. Police found Gibson's body on Wednesday morning. House turned himself in to police and confessed to the crime. Gibson left behind her four children, Gage, Nia, Dominic, & Cameron.

Baby found stuffed down the toilet of a tour bus

A staff cleaning a Bangkok to Phitsanulok tour bus made the horrific discovery on September 20, while they were trying to extract sanitary towels and tissues from a waste pipe. They were shocked to see two little feet belonging to the fetus of a boy aged about four to five months.
Police and medics were called to the garage of the Phitsanulok Yan Yon company and the baby was removed from the pipe. Investigators also found blood on the seats of C12 and D12 downstairs on the double decker vehicle. The seats were registered to the same name and police are now in the process of contacting that person to see if they are involved.

Uganda bans protests amid bid to end presidential age limit

Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term as leader. A ruling party lawmaker is expected to put forward a bill to amend a constitutional provision that states the president must be between 35 and 75 years old. Museveni, who has been in office since 1986, has said he is 73 years old, which under the current law would prevent him from running in elections in 2021. However his true age is the subject of much debate.
Police chief Kale Kayihura said in a statement that a planned protest was intended to cause "violence and mayhem" and urged demonstrators to use "indoor meetings" to express their opinion.

Lesbian Pastors who met as teenagers get married in their forties

Pastor Vanessa Brown and Pastor Twanna Gause who met as choir girls about 30 years ago recently got married at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey. Pastor Twanna, 45, is listed as the pastor of worship and liturgy at Rivers of Living Water Ministries located on Manhattan's Upper West Side neighborhood while her new wife is listed as the church's senior pastor.
 Dressed in an off-white wedding gown and carrying a bouquet of white roses and lilies, Twanna was walked down the aisle by Bishops Levi Richards and Eugene Gathers of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, replacing the role of her father Rev. Sam Gause Sr - an Atlanta based Pentecostal minister who rejected the invitation due to his non-belief in same-sex marriage.

The $147 billion team photo at Forbes' 100th birthday party

Some of the richest and most important people in the world gathered in New York on Wenesday night to celebrate Forbes' 100-year anniversary and a trending photo from the party shows a group photo of billionaires worth at least 147 billion dollars pose on stage.
Billionaires; Warren Buffet, CEO of Chobani Hamdi Ulukaya, Vegas tycoon Steve Wynn, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, former GE boss Jack Welch; entrepreneur and investor Philip Anschutz; Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, investor Ray Dalio, rapper and businessman Sean 'Diddy' Combs, were on stage amongst others.