Friday, 31 March 2017

Photos of Charlize Theron's son dressed up as a female has got people talking

Actress Charlize Theron's son is officially living as a girl. The 5 year old was seen out and about with his mum dressed in a yellow dress and sandals for girls. Charlize adopted Jackson in 2012, from her home country of South Africa.

Oklahoma man uses AR-15 to kill three teen home intruders

21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez

A 23-year-old Oklahoma man used a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle to shoot and kill three masked teenage intruders dressed in black who broke into his home Monday afternoon — an act authorities are investigating as self-defense.  Zach Peters, the homeowner's son, fatally shot an 18-year-old man and two boys ranging between 16 and 17 around 12:30 p.m. The trio allegedly forced their way into the residence through a back door and were killed after exchanging words with Peters, who fired multiple shots.  Police said the alleged getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez, surrendered to the Broken Arrow Police Department Monday evening and is facing charges on three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of burglary.
Her first court appearance, set for Tuesday, has been pushed to April 5 and she was ordered to be held on no bond.

Man 'raped girlfriend's 4-year-old son to death & she helped him hide from cops'

A monster who allegedly raped his girlfriend's four-year-old boy to death faces the death penalty. Keith Jordan Lambing, 20, was caught by police in Pittsburgh, in the US, a day after the tragic death of his girlfriend's son Bentley Miller. Officers found little Bentley unconscious in the car of Kristen Herold, Lambing's mother on Tuesday morning. He was rushed to hospital but died as a result of multiple injuries including internal bleeding.Mirror UK reports .

Australia bolsters security checks for flights from Middle East


Australia will conduct additional security checks on passengers flying directly from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East to prevent security threats. The new rules follow similar measures introduced by Britain and the United States, but do not include the same bans on electronic devices in the cabins of passenger flights.
“In response to national security advice the Federal Government has made precautionary changes and instructed airlines to implement new protocols from next week,” Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said in a statement on Friday.
“Explosive detection screening will be conducted for randomly selected passengers and their baggage. Checks may also include targeted screening of electronic devices.”
The increased security measures will affect passengers flying direct to Australia from Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  Affected airlines are Qantas and Gulf carriers Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways.

Source: Reuters

South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president set to protest

Thousands of supporters of arrested former President Park Geun-hye were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to call for her release. Seoul police planned to deploy more than 10,000 officers to monitor the rally near City Hall amid concerns of clashes. Opponents and supporters of Park have divided the streets of Seoul in recent months with passionate rallies. Park was jailed Friday over allegations that she colluded with a confidante to extort money from businesses, take bribes and allow the friend to unlawfully interfere with state affairs.
Dozens of her supporters rallied outside the detention center Friday, some of them crying and bowing toward the facility while vowing to "protect" her. Three people died amid violent clashes between Park's supporters and police on March 10 after the Constitutional Court decided to remove her from office. Park's presidential powers were suspended after lawmakers impeached her in December, following weeks of massive demonstrations by millions of people calling for her ouster.

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye arrested

Former South Korean President and it's first female leader who was removed from office earlier this month, was arrested on Friday. Prosecutors announced Monday that they were seeking to arrest Park on charges relating to abuse of power, accepting bribes and leaking important information.
"The suspect abused the mighty power and position as President to take bribes from companies and infringed upon the freedom of corporate management and leaked important confidential official information," the statement from the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office said.
According to CNN, she was taken to Seoul Detention Center on Friday, the same location where her confidant Choi Soon-sil and some of the high-profile figures embroiled in the ongoing scandal, including Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, have been detained.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Picture of the week

A dead bull shark found washed up in Ayr, Queensland, on March 30, following flooding caused by an intense weather system.

Student who makes pencil cases out of dead animals is banned from Facebook

A design student has been banned from Facebook after scaring online users by turning dead animals into pencil cases. Student Jack Devaney, 22, has been removed from the social networking site and banned from buying and selling groups after he shared images of some of his wacky homemade creations. The Plymouth University design student spent nine years working as a butcher and decided to experiment with turning dead mice and rats into stationery holders.  His bizarre designs have been met with a mixed reaction with a growing client base overseas but some have taken offense to his unusual works of art. The budding designer achieved notoriety after posting photos of a pencil case he made out of a dead rat on the image sharing site Imgur. Pictures of the pencil case, which is made out of a real dead rat, have now been viewed almost 500,000 times.

Nigerian pilot, Ademilola Odujinrin, makes history as first African to fly the world solo

A Nigerian pilot who works for Air Djibouti has become the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world. According to Punch, the said man identified as Ademilola “Lola” Odujinrin completed the final leg of his historic journey Wednesday afternoon, landing safely at Washington Dulles International Airport. The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents, returning to Washington DC, where his journey began back in September. The flight is part of Project Transcend, a foundation which aims to inspire young people to achieve their goals, regardless of their personal circumstances.

Teenager uses baseball bat to kill his mother on her 39th birthday

A teenager told police that when he got up on the morning of his mother’s birthday, he decided to end her life, according to police in Florida. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 18-year-old Joshua Leon Carmona, after being accused of killing 39-year-old Tahirih Lua D'Angelo. Carmona was charged with first-degree murder, and was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. He was denied bail. According to the police investigation on Monday at approximately 12:00 p.m., Carmona willfully struck his mother with a baseball bat, knocking her to the floor of her residence at 6916 Hawthorne Trace. Joshua Carmona then took a butcher knife and stabbed his mother in the neck. He then fled the scene in a Nissan Sentra.

Man arrested for allegedly raping 7-month-old stepdaughter

A man, Dansale Magaji, has been arrested by police for allegedly raping his stepdaughter, Hauwa Ibrahim. The seven-month old baby girl, it was gathered, was admitted to the Turai Yar’Adua Maternity and Children Hospital, Katsina, Nigeria after she was allegedly raped by Magaji about a week ago. Hauwa was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after a referral from the General Hospital, Malumfashi where doctors confirmed that the baby was raped. The baby’s father, Ibrahim Nuhu, told journalists at the premises of the hospital in Katsina on Thursday that the rape was committed at Dangaski village in the Musawa Local Government Area of the state.He said the baby’s mother, Zinai, had separated from him.

Teen suffering migraines and epileptic fits had four-inch long tapeworm living in his brain for two years

A teen suffering migraines and epileptic fits had a four-inch tapeworm living in his brain for TWO YEARS. Disgusting footage shows the the parasite after doctors removed it from 19-year-old Wen Xiaoli's head in just two minutes.
It is believed he became infected with the spirometra erinaceieuropaei larvae two years ago when he accidentally cut his hand while killing a frog for food .
He then quickly began to experience intense migraines and even mild epilepsy, leading him to seek out experts in the city of Changsha, capital of Central China’s Hunan Province. He also suffered paralysis and loss of memory and even speech. After detailed scans of his head at Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, doctors were stunned when they discovered he was suffering from sparganosis - a tapeworm infection.

Boy finds sexually explicit photos of 10-year-old sister on neighbor's computer

Joe Garza

A boy was horrified to find sexually explicit photos of his sister on his neighbor's computer. Authorities in Texas, said that the incident began when the boy’s computer broke. He went to his neighbor, who is also a family friend, and asked to borrow his computer. 65-year-old Joe Garza, Jr. of Fort Worth, agreed to lend it to the boy. According to the Fort Worth Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the boy opened a folder on the computer and saw sexually explicit photos of his sister. The boy returned the device to Garza, and then he informed his mother that he found naked photos of his 10-year-old sister on the neighbor’s computer.

10 stunning ways to repurpose a broken trampoline

Beach cabana
More ideas after the cut

Teen girls taking selfie at airstrip killed as plane wing strikes both across the head

Two teenage girls were killed in a freak accident as a plane struck their heads while they took selfies near an airstrip. According to Mexican media. the horrific incident occurred when Nitzia Mendoza Corral, 18, and Clarissa Morquecho Miranda, 17, were standing inside a van at the back while recording a video selfie.
The video, which was taken in the north-central Mexican state of Chihuahua, showed a light aircraft coming into land. Tragically, the girls failed to see the plane coming in time, before its wing struck them both in the head, causing immediate fatal injuries. Nitzia had been studying law and Clarissa was in her last year of high school , Mexican media reported. Some witnesses had asked the teens to get out of the vehicle because it was dangerous, they said, but the girls ignored the warnings.

Mexican Attorney General charged with drug trafficking at San Diego border

A Mexican attorney general Edgar Veytia, from one of the Mexican states has been arrested at the US-Mexico border in San Diego for smuggling drugs and attempting to distribute drugs.
The State of New York filed drug trafficking charges against Veytia, a state prosecutor from the Mexican State of Nayarit, on March 2, which led to his arrest on Monday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Ralph Desio confirmed Veytia was taken into custody Monday at the Cross Border Xpress bridge, which links Tijuana Airport to the U.S. Veytia, also known as “Diablo,” “Eepp,” and “Lic veytia,” was indicted on Tuesday for charges, including grand jury charges of international conspiracy to illegally import, manufacture and distribute heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.

Matlakala Ramathoka, SA gospel singer dies at 43

Fans of veteran South African gospel singer, Matlakala Ramathoka, are mourning the shocking death of the 43-year-old singer, who died after complaining of chest pains. Before her untimely death, she had finished recording an album titled 'Emanuel', which she was excited about promoting after releasing it on Friday.
'She was over the moon about her album release and her fans were excited,' said Universal's Marketing and Promotions manager Ngcebo Mdima.
The singer died on Sunday, March 27, 2017, after she was rushed to Akasia Private Hospital, north of Tshwane. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

U.S. judge in Hawaii extends halt on Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday extended the order blocking President Trump's controversial travel ban until the state's lawsuit is resolved. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after hearing arguments. State Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that the ban's message is like a "neon sign flashing 'Muslim ban, Muslim ban'" that the government did not turn off.  Hawaii argued two key points about the travel ban: that it discriminates against Muslims and that it will negatively impact the state's tourism industry.
The state argued that extending the temporary order ensures the constitutional rights of American Muslims are vindicated after "repeated stops and starts of the last two months."

Teenager who auctioned her virginity announces she's sold it to a businessman for £2m

A teenager has sold her virginity for a staggering €2.3million to a Hong Kong businessman. Aleexandra Kefren, 18, appeared on This Morning in November when she made the controversial decision to sell her first ever sexual encounter to the highest bigger. Now an unnamed millionaire punter has paid €2.3 million for the opportunity, according to reports. According to UK SUN Aleexandra made the sale through German-based Cinderella Escorts, a seedy business that specialises in selling girls' virginity . Kefren says the “hotel is [already] booked” for the big night, and she has already spoken with her “buyer”, who is an unnamed businessman from Hong Kong.

13 dead after church bus and truck crash in Texas

Thirteen people were dead and two others were injured after a pickup truck veered into a church van carrying senior citizens Wednesday afternoon in Texas, authorities said. The driver of the pickup truck survived and was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital after the crash, which occurred about 12:23 p.m. (1:23 p.m. ET) near Garner State Park in Concan, Sgt. Conrad Hein of the state Department of Public Safety told NBC News.  The agency told NBC News that the van and the Dodge pickup were the only vehicles involved. All of the dead were from the bus, including its driver, as was the other injured person, authorities said.  Conditions and identities of none of the victims were made public Wednesday night.  The pickup truck was traveling northbound, and the church bus was traveling southbound, officials said.

Professor & wife who intentionally locked themselves in flat for 4 months, rescued

A  former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor and his wife who decided to shun society and lock themselves inside their Twin Towers flat at Sharda Nagar in Kanpur,were found unconscious on Tuesday, with excrement lying littered all over the apartment floor. They were discovered on Monday night, when neighbours noticed a stench emanating from the two-room apartment occupied by Sanjeev Dayal and Vidya. The police were summoned, but even they weren’t prepared for the scene that greeted them upon breaking down the door. The 50-year-old professor lay fully dressed in one room, his beard having grown all the way to his stomach because he hadn’t shaved in months. In the other room was his wife, lying naked under a bed. Surrounding them were mounds of excrement, creating an unearthly stench.

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Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company’s bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing with securities regulators that the recalls will cut pretax earnings by $295 million. The engine fire recall covers over 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. In North America it includes Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year, plus the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize car and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect small van.
In Europe, the recall covers the 2010 through 2015 C-Max hybrid and Focus small car, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect van. All the vehicles have 1.6-Liter four-cylinder turbocharged engines.
A lack of coolant circulation could cause the engine to overheat, causing a crack in the cylinder head, according to Ford. If that happens, pressurized oil can leak through the crack, and if it hits a hot surface, could cause an engine fire. The company says it has 29 reports of fires in the U.S. and Canada, but no injuries. Owners can continue to drive the vehicles safely and park them in garages or other structures, spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said.

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts. The first daughter announced Wednesday that she will serve as an unpaid employee in the White House, saying she had "heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity."
She added that she has been "working in good faith with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role."
The news about Ivanka Trump was first reported by The New York Times. A White House official said her title will be assistant to the president. In a statement, the White House said it was "pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the president."
Trump previously announced she was getting a West Wing office and security clearance, but would not officially join the administration. That decision had drawn criticism from ethics experts. Several attorneys and government watchdog leaders last week wrote a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn, asking him to reconsider his approval of Ivanka Trump serving her father without becoming an official government employee. Such a designation carries with it the requirement to follow an array of transparency and ethical provisions, including a law prohibiting conflicts of interest. Trump had said she'd voluntarily follow such provisions.

Mum spends 16 days with dead baby daughter taking her body for walks

A mum who spent more than two weeks with her dead baby girl has shared heartbreaking photos from the experience - as she took her daughter's body home and even for walks in a pram. Brave Charlotte Szakacs, 21, and her husband Attila, 28, were given the devastating news their baby girl Evlyn had a debilitating chromosome abnormality after a 20-week scan in September 2016.
When Evlyn was born on December 13 ,she had an underdeveloped brain and despite battling against the odds for four weeks, the tot passed away in her parents' arms on January 10. The couple stayed at the hospice for 12 days while Evlyn was kept in a refrigerated 'cuddle cot' and were allowed to take her out for family walks - before the first-time parents took Evlyn home for four days before her funeral on January 26.

146 migrants feared dead after shipwreck in Mediterranean, says lone survivor

A rubber boat packed with 147 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and all but one of its passengers drowned, the sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday. A Spanish frigate, the Canarias, found the boy hanging onto a piece of debris in the sea on Tuesday. He was transferred to an Italian Coast Guard ship and brought to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa early on Wednesday.
“He was very tired when they found him. He’s resting now, so we’ll have more details later,” said IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo in Rome, after speaking to staff in Lampedusa.
“The boy said they left Sabratha, Libya, a couple days ago on a rubber boat with 147 sub-Saharan Africans on board, including five children and some pregnant women,” Di Giacomo said.
In the past two days, rescuers have picked up more than 1,100 migrants at sea, and recovered one body, Italy’s Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard did not comment on the latest shipwreck.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Portrait of late Gay British singer, George Micheal sold for $580k

A portrait of late Gay British singer, George Micheal by artist Damien Hirst has been sold for $580,000 at an auction organised by his former partner, Kenny Goss. The painting called ‘Beautiful Beautiful George Michael’ which was created with household gloss on canvas was sold at the Dallas Contemporary art museum in Dallas, Texas on Friday night. According to reports, the money raised from the sale of the painting will go to HIV/Aids charity ‘The Goss-Michael Foundation’ founded by Michael and Kenny Goss.
George Michael whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou died at his home at the age of  53. He was found dead, lying in bed, by his partner Fadi Fawaz on Christmas morning, 25 December 2016.

Boy left with horrifying 80% burns after playing with gas cylinder which exploded in his hands

These shocking pictures show the aftermath of young boy severely burnt while playing with a gas cylinder. The boy is believed to be the son of a migrant worker in Thailand and had recently moved from their native Cambodia. After his father accepted work in a Thai restaurant, the family moved into a workers' camp set up by the restaurant owner known as Uncle Wuth. While playing with friends in the camp, the boy discovered the potentially deadly gas cylinder. Just minutes later he erupted into a fireball which left him with 80% burns across the whole of his body.

US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (C)Reuters

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday the United Nations is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo and she called for a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission in the troubled African nation. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.N. mission in Congo "is aiding a government that is inflicting predatory behavior against its own people."
Her comments came a day after Congo said the bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator for the U.N. and a Congolese colleague were found Monday in a shallow grave in a region that has seen months of deadly violence between government troops and local militias. Congo says it will investigate.

Kenyan pastor storms mortuary to resurrect his dead wife

Mortuary attendants at the Gakwegori Funeral Home in Kenya were left shocked when a pastor stormed the mortuary to resurrect his dead wife. Pastor Robinson Karumba of Eagle Wings Prophetic Ministries, arrived at the Gakwegori Funeral Home with his members in the early hours of Wednesday, demanding the body of his wife released to him, Nairobi News reported. The deceased, Ms. Polly Rosa Ng endo who died following an undisclosed illness on Sunday, was released to his husband, who then took her into a secluded room, laid her naked body on a table and applied anointing oil.Sources say after the pastor applied anointing oil on his late wife, he and his members started singing praise songs accompanied with a guitar and keyboard.

Outrage as Islamic cleric allegedly broadcasts porn through Mosque speakers in Turkey

A Turkish mayor in Kuzeykent, an area of Kastamonu is currently investigating some Muslim officials after an audio sound from a pornographic movie was broadcasted at a mosque for early morning prayers. Members of the Kuzekent mosque who were used to hearing 'Allahu Akbar' were left shocked when they heard raunchy moaning from the public speakers at about 1am on March 22nd 2017. A witness in the Kuzeykent neighborhood of Kastamonu captured a 53-second video of the loudspeakers, as they played what appeared to be the audio from a pornographic film at a loud volume. An outrage which has since become a trending topic on social media.
Tahsin Babas, the Mayor of the city, through his Facebook issued  a statement where he said the indecent provocation was going to be thoroughly investigated.

4 dead, 21 injured in Mexico prison riot


State officials say inmates rioted at a psychiatric and medical block in a prison in northern Mexico, broke into a prison pharmacy and took drugs that caused the deaths of four of them. Twenty-one more were injured, including one guard, according to a Nuevo Leon state government statement on Wednesday. The complex chain of events at the prison in Cadereyta started earlier this week when inmates protested a new program to inspect visitors with a type of X-ray machine to prevent contraband being smuggled into the facility. That prompted a smaller disturbance.
But on Tuesday state security spokesman Aldo Fasci said about 56 inmates at a psychiatric block burned about 200 cells and furnishings. Some then broke into the prison pharmacy, where four of them apparently overdosed on medications stored there. However, it was unclear whether all four died from medications; local media reported three of the bodies were charred and thus may have died in the fires.

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

French artist Abraham Poincheval - who has already spent two weeks living inside a stuffed bear - plans to commune with the humble chicken for his latest performance stunt. How? By incubating 10 eggs with his own body heat.  He will live inside a glass vivarium until his charges hatch, watched by visitors to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. Poincheval expects the process to last between 21 and 26 days.
"I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken," he said.
The artist, 44, began the performance - titled "Oeuf" (Egg) - on Wednesday. Rather than sitting on the eggs directly, he is deploying a chair with a container under its seat. Poincheval will be wrapped in an insulating blanket designed by Korean artist Seglui Lee, to keep his body temperature high. He also plans to eat "heating" foods like ginger to generate more body warmth - and will have provisions in easy reach.
More pictures of his strange arts after the cut

Italian artisan crafts the world’s first 24-carat gold shoes costing £21,000

Italian cobbler Antonio Vietri has come up with a world first, 24-carat gold shoes. And they're a snip at just 25,000 euros (£21,000) for a pair.  Each pair is unique, made with 230 grams of gold and made to measure using 3D foot scanners. And these being no ordinary shoes, they are delivered by helicopter in a black lacquered box. Vietri, from Turin, thinks his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers will appeal to wealthy Arab customers from the oil-rich Gulf. He said: 'These are the first shoes in the world in 24-carat gold. The particularity of these shoes is that gold is not simply applied, it is not like an accessory or a button. Gold is an integral part of the shoe.'

African passports: The powerful and the weak

The US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that barred citizens of seven nations from accessing a US visa to enter the country, effective immediately. Among these are citizens of the African countries Libya, Sudan and Somalia. These countries already have some of Africa’s weakest passports, according to the Arton Capital’s Passport Index, which ranks national passports by how easily they can visit other territories – either without a visa or with a visa on arrival. There are only 37 countries globally a Libyan passport has easy access to, while there are 36 for Sudan and 30 for Somalia (which is ranked the country with the weakest passport in Africa and fifth-weakest in the world).
Interestingly these African countries are also some of the world’s least welcoming – meaning they don’t allow many others in visa-free or visa-on-arrival. Somalia is one of only three countries in the world that does not offer any foreign travellers hassle-free entry. Libya only allows three countries (Jordon, Turkey and Tunisia) easy passage, while Sudan admits 10 countries.
See the list below

Plane carrying 141 passengers burst into flames after landing in Peru

A Peruvian plane carrying 141 passengers on board was involved in an accident at the Francisco Carlie Airport in Jauja, Peru. The plane, Boeing 737-300 which had been on a special flight from the capital, Lima, to Jauja,  veered off the runway, bursting into flames upon landing at the airport at about 4:30 pm on Tuesday local time, according to reports. The airline in a statement said none of the passengers on board suffered any serious injuries from the accident, noting that all passengers were safely evacuated from the plane. But Le Republica reported that least 26 people, including a child, were injured in the incident.

Graphic pictures of JUMIA online delivery man who was murdered while delivering orders to suspects

Operatives of SARS, Rivers State Police Command Nigeria on Monday, arrested three suspects, identified as Sodienye Mbatumukeke, 28, Excel Divine Naabe, 25 and Joy Eluwa. The suspects allegedly robbed and murdered a JUMIA Courier, who had gone to deliver two iphones and a Super Bike that were ordered online by them at No 4, Adaede Street, Off Ada-George Rd in Port Harcourt.
The corpse of the dead Courier was recovered from a septic where they had hidden him after killing him. His body has been deposited in the mortuary. Meanwhile the suspects are helping the Police and efforts are on to arrest others, fingered in the dastardly act.
Warning: Graphic pictures after the cut

Cristiano Ronaldo’s peculiar bronze bust!

Cristiano Ronaldo was present on Wednesday as the Portuguese island of Madeira paid tribute to their most famous son. As part of the celebrations, the airport was renamed in Ronaldo's honour as the Madeira International Airport officially became "Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo". Portugal president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was also on hand to unveil a brand new bronze bust of Ronaldo that will stand on a plinth outside the airport.
Another photo after the cut

Escalator malfunctions and starts running backwards, leaving 18 injured in a Hong Kong Mall

Rescue workers were called to a Hong Kong shopping centre in Mong Kok, after a 45-metre-long escalator stopped and reversed at high speed on Saturday afternoon. In the footage below the shoppers lost their balance and were seen tumbling upon each other when the escalator started malfunctioning. According to reports, 18 people were injured in the incident, with one of them in a serious condition.
Watch the video after the cut

16 suspected drug cartel members on the loose after tunneling their way out of Mexican jail

In what resembles a script out of a Hollywood blockbuster, inmates at a Mexican prison staged a real life prison break after digging a 120ft tunnel in their desperate bid for freedom. 29 prisoners escaped but 13 have been recaptured while 16 are still on the loose. Luis Alberto Rodriguez, a state security spokesman, said that the tunnel was five meters deep and 40 long, and the opening was hidden in a hut that the inmates illegally constructed in a part of the prison they essentially controlled.  CNN reports that following the incident, officials destroyed unauthorized shelters constructed by inmates on prison grounds and searched all of their cells. The authorities also sealed up a hole that facilitated the daring escape.

Transgender woman who injected client's butts with cement sentenced to 10 years in male prison

A Miami-area transgender woman who allegedly injected women’s behinds with substances including tire sealant and cement has been sentenced for killing a patient. Oneal Morris, who has become known as the “toxic tush doctor,” received 10 years in prison on Monday after pleading no contest to manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license. Morris, 36, was previously sentenced to a year in prison under 2013 charges in Miami-Dade County, though Monday’s sentence in neighboring Broward County was much stricter. The new case involves one of the fake doctor’s victims named Shatarka Nuby, a 31-year-old who received injections from Morris to make her behind bigger starting in 2007.

Namibian woman awarded for saving her husband from the jaws of a crocodile

A  Namibian woman has been awarded a trophy for bravery, by police after saving her husband from the jaws of a crocodile, police said on Monday. Elizabeth Shintangu, now 34, was doing laundry in the Kavango River near Rundu in the north-east while her husband, Matheus Kativa, was bathing in it in 2016, according to regional police commander Johanna Ngondo and the newspaper The Namibian. Suddenly, Kativa felt like a car had fallen on top of him, he told the newspaper.
“I screamed for help, and, the next thing, I saw my wife on top of the reptile, fighting it.
“Then it let go of me, and by that time, my lower arm had been severed,’’ the 47-year old farmer added.
Before the couple had time to swim back to the river bank, the crocodile returned and grabbed Kativa again.

Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter

A 19-year-old killed himself at a youth prison after being told he could be deported to a country he had not lived in since he was four, a jury has found. Slovakian-born Ondrej Suha, who had just started a 14-month sentence for burglary and assault, had also witnessed his cellmate attempting to take his life a few days earlier. Suha had tried to kill himself twice the month before he died and had told staff at Brinsford young offender institution in Wolverhampton he no longer wanted to live. But he was taken off suicide watch the day after his unsuccessful suicide attempts by a prison officer who later said he did not know that Suha had tied two separate ligatures.

Lionel Messi receives 4-match international ban & fined $10,200 for insulting referee

Argentina star player and captain, Lionel Messi was fined the sum of $10,200 and suspended for Argentina's next 4 games for using insulting words on a match official, World football's ruling body, FIFA announced. Assistant referee Emerson Carvalho ruled a foul against Messi in the second half of last week's Thursday’s game in Chile. Messi strongly disagreed with the ruling and waved his arms while shouting and hurling abuses at Carvalho. FIFA after a thorough investigation found Messi guilty of insulting the referee as Messi after the game shook the hands of two officials, but did not shake Carvalho’s hand.

Egyptian man brutally tortures wife for creating a Facebook account

An Egyptian man brutally tortured his wife and locked her up upon discovering that she set up a Facebook page after he refused to create an account for her. According to Egyptian security forces, Asmaa Samir was brutally tortured by her husband Mustafa Raafat who tied her with ropes and locked her up in their house for three days while depriving her of food and drink and torturing her using sharp tools. During the interrogation, Raafat said his wife opened three accounts using fake female names, as she wanted to see if he would cheat on her, adding that he punished her by beating her up. He denied reports that he had starved her.
Many women rights organizations called for the man to be tried after a medical report revealed that he had severely injured his wife.  Several lawyers also said they are willing to represent the victim pro bono, while many Egyptians took to Twitter to voice solidarity with her and called on the Egyptian attorney general and relevant authorities to imprison Raafat.

Source: Alarabiya English

Rapper arrested for insulting Tanzanian president in new song

Popular Tanzanian rapper Emmanuel Elibariki announced that he had been arrested for allegedly insulting the Tanzanian President, John Magufuli.
“It is true I am under arrest. Right now I am being taken to the police station,” Elibariki, known by his stage name Nay wa Mitego, wrote on his Instagram account.
Elibariki was arrested at a hotel in Morogoro, around 190km from Dar Es Salaam. Ulrich Matei, Morogoro police commander, confirmed to local media that the artist had been arrested for “releasing a song with words that malign the government.”
The rapper released a song last week, in which he addresses someone he calls “a doctor specialising in lancing boils” and says in Swahili, “Who are you now? Don’t you want to listen to advice? Don’t you want criticism?”

Teenager mauled by crocodile after jumping into infested water to impress girl

A teenager was left with scars for life after trying to impress a woman. 18-year-old Lee De Pauuw of Australia, was hanging out with his friends and drinking beer when they met a backpacker.  He was smitten with the British backpacker Sophie Paterson, and he decided to do something to impress her. However, alcohol and love clouded his judgement when he decided to jump into a crocodile infested river in Queensland. Paterson watched as De Pauuw jumped into the river that has a sign warning people to stay away because of the danger of crocodiles.

Man mauled to death by his pet dog in front of BBC TV crew who were interviewing him for documentary

Woodgreen, North London home where the incident happened

A dog owner was mauled to death by his Staffordshire bull terrier in front of BBC TV crews who were interviewing him for a documentary. The 41-year-old man was taken to a north London hospital following the attack on Monday last week at around 10.30pm, but was pronounced dead two hours later. The dog reportedly attacked the man outside the home in Wood Green, North London, while the programme was being shot. The dog was contained by officers and seized and is now at a secure kennels, while a decision is made on whether or not to put it down.

Each member of the boy band One Direction now worth at least £50million seven years after X Factor


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

What’s the best age to become a mother?

But what’s the best age to start bringing up a child? According to research at Aarhus University in Denmark, it may be a bit older – mid-30s upwards. In a study of 4,741 Danish mothers, being older was associated with raising children with fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties at ages seven and 11. In Denmark, the average age for having children is 30.9, and the proportion of babies born to mothers over the age of 40 has quadrupled since 1985. Data from the Office for National Statistics says that the average age of women having children in England and Wales was 30.3 years, with rates in older women rising since the mid-1970s.
Women who delay childbirth are often (but not always ) more educated, financially more secure and in more stable relationships than younger mothers. Could these factors alone explain differences in child development?