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Saudi Arabia Investigates Woman Who Wore Miniskirt In Public (picture/video)

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A Saudi woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public is being investigated by the country’s religious police.
The young woman, a model reportedly called Khulood, potsed the short clip on Snapchat showing herself walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir.

Ushayqir Heritage Village, which is around 96 miles away from Riyadh, is in Najd – one of the country’s most conservative provinces.
Since the video was shared online, many Saudis have called for Khulood to be arrested for breaking the country’s strict dress code.
Women in Saudi Arabia are required to wear ‘abayas’ – loose-fitting, full-length robes – and headscarves.

 

According to the BBC, journalist Khaled Zian tweeted: ‘The return of the Haia [religious police] here is a must.’
And another user argued: ‘We should respect the laws of the country.

‘In France, the niqab is banned and women are fined if they wear it. In Saudi Arabia, wearing abayas and modest clothing is part of the kingdom’s laws.’
But many other Saudis came to the woman’s defence, calling her ‘brave’ and pointing out the hypocrisy of calling for her arrest, while praising western women who dress in the same way.
Wael al-Gassim, the writer and philosopher, told the BBC he was ‘shocked to see those angry, scary tweets’.
‘I thought she had bombed or killed somebody. The story turned out to be about her skirt, which they did not like,’ he said.

Some also noted that Melania Trump chose not to wear an abaya during her husband’s visit to Saudi in May, and yet was praised for her choice of dress.
Fatima al-Issa tweeted in Arabic: ‘If she were a foreigner, they would sing about the beauty of her waist and the enchantment of her eyes… But because she is Saudi they are calling for her arrest.’
Saudi’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, tweeted that it was aware of the video and was in contact with the relevant authorities.

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Lady Hangs On Power Line After Jumping From Window When Lover’s Wife Came Home In China

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A partly undressed woman was filmed dangling from electric cables above street in China after her alleged lover’s wife reportedly arrived home earlier than expected.

In the distressing and embarrassing clip shared online, the woman’s limp body can be seen hanging from the power lines as a crowd forms in the street below her.

Several men step forward to help the ‘mistress‘, who is wearing tiny red shorts and a matching crop top.

A long ladder is shown being rested against the wall nearest the woman in a bid to bring her down.

It is not clear how badly the woman was injured in the ordeal.

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Young Nigerians Receive Honorary Award from Queen Elizabeth

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Bukola Bolarinwa, a 28-Year-Old Nigerian lady has received the Queens Young Leaders Award from Queen Elizabeth of England.

Bukola is the founder of Haima Health Initiative, an online blood donation platform which supports hospitals who struggle to find blood in a safe and timely way.

Congratulations are in order as well to Nasir Yammama (CEO Verdant Agri-Tech), for yet another recognition.The Katsina indigene was honored as one of this year’s Queen’s Young Leaders – outstanding and accomplished young leaders across the world.

 

HRH Prince Harry and celebrities including Liam Payne Mo Farah and Caspar Lee got the opportunity to meet some of the Award winners and chat with them about their projects at One Show broadcast where they were honored.

 

Things you need to know about Nadir Yammama:

Nasir Yammama is a Creative Technologist and Entrepreneur. He is the founder of Verdant, an Agri-Tech value chain company that offers innovative solutions to farmers and other stakeholders for improved food production using novel technologies. He is interested in technology, design, enterprise, renewable energies, and agriculture.

He hails from Malumfashi, in Katsina state. He attended Government Secondary School, Minna, Niger State, from where he won many IT competitions across the globe. In his teens, he won Digital Peers International’s ‘Digitest’, a youth competition aimed at showcasing digital excellence among youth (Abuja, Singapore and Dubai).

He also represented Nigeria and won first place in interdisciplinary category in Mtnadao Afrika, an IT youth camp and contest for all African nations in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his Secondary education in Government Secondary School Minna ( now Fr O’Connell College )in 2008.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognizes and celebrates exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth who are driving change within their communities and transforming people’s lives.

 

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27 Storey London Tower Block Catches Fire, Many Feared Dead(photos)

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Dozens of people are feared dead today after an inferno believed to have started when a fridge exploded in a 27-storey west London tower block in just 15 minutes.

Residents were seen throwing themselves and their children out of windows to avoid being burned to death – others made ropes by tying sheets together as fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in White City at 1am today.

But a baby tossed from the ‘ninth or 10th floor’ of the building housing 600 people was caught by a member of the public and survived with only broken bones and bruises, a witness has said.

The trapped, some of whom are still inside, were heard begging for their lives screamed ‘help me’ while waving white towels, torches and mobile phones to attract the attention of the 200 firefighters who started storming the building within six minutes of the 999 call.

Those who managed to flee said it was ‘like hell on earth’ inside and compared the disaster to the 9/11 attack – and also revealed there was no working fire alarm, sprinklers failed and the only staircase out was blocked.

The building’s new cladding completed during a recent £10million refurbishment ‘went up like a match’ and sped up the blaze, another said.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has also demanded to know why Grenfell residents were told to ‘stay put’ in their flats for up to an hour in the event of a fire and will investigate claims that residents repeatedly warned that many people would die in the event of a major fire.

Dany Cotton, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, said there had been ‘a number of fatalities’ while the London Ambulance Service said 50 people are in hospital and paramedics are treating many more walking wounded for smoke inhalation and minor burns.

Desperate survivors being cared for in several west London rescue shelters have seen sobbing as family and loved-ones, including dozens of children, remain unaccounted for.

Some residents are still stuck inside the block on the 11th floor, with firefighters still desperately trying to reach them.

Source: BBC News

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Missing Myanmar Plane With 104 On Board Found With Scattered Parts

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Fragments from a missing Myanmar military plane carrying more than 100 people was found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official and an air force source told AFP.

“Now they have found pieces of the damaged plane in the sea 136 miles (218 km) away from Dawei city,” said Naing Lin Zaw, a tourism official in Myeik city, adding that the navy was still searching the sea.

An air force source requesting anonymity confirmed a navy search and rescue ship had found pieces of the plane.
“Communication was lost suddenly at about 1:35 pm (07:05 GMT) when it reached about 20 miles west of Dawei town,” the office of military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing said in a statement.

Four naval ships and two air force planes have been sent to search for the plane, which was flying between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon at more than 18,000 feet when it went missing.

Dawei is a port town an hour’s flight south of Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital.

The office said 90 passengers — servicemen from Myeik air force command and family members — were on board as well as 14 crew members.

It said the plane was delivered in March last year and had 809 flying hours.

“We think it was a technical failure. Weather is fine there,” an airport source told AFP, asking not to be named, including that there was no news of the plane so far.

Myanmar’s military fleet has a chequered recent history of plane crashes.

All five crew members died when an air force plane burst into flames soon after taking off from the capital Naypyidaw in February last year.

Three army officers were killed in June when their Mi-2 helicopter crashed into a hillside and burst into flames in south-central Bago.

The missing plane is a Y-8F-200 four-engine turboprop, a Chinese-made model still commonly used by Myanmar’s military for transporting cargo.

The former military junta bought many of the aircraft from Myanmar’s giant neighbour during their 50 years of isolated rule, when they were squeezed by Western sanctions.

A former executive at Myanmar’s aviation ministry said it was one of China’s most popular military and civilian transport aircraft

 

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Ariana Grande announces Manchester benefit concert For Victims of Attack

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  Award winning musician, Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, once more for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week.

The event, she said, will honor and raise money for the victims and their families.
“I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester,” she said in a letter posted Friday to social media. “I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed.”
In the note, Grande applauded her fans for their response to the incident, which had 22 people dead and more than 60 injured, including young children and teens.
Days after the attack, Ariana’s fan base who call themselves “Arianators” rallied behind o

ne another with messages of support across social media.
In an online campaign, to which Grande shared a link, more than $2 million has been raised so far for victims and their families.
“The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you’ve shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday,” she wrote.

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She encouraged her fans to not “operate in fear.”
“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before,” she wrote.
According to CNN, Ariana Grande did not offer an update on when she intended to resume her Dangerous Woman Tour, which was suspended in lieu of the attack.
In a statement on Wednesday, her management announced all dates through June 5 had been canceled.
CNN reports that Ariana retreated to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, days after the attack.
“We will continue to honor the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans, and all affected by this tragedy,” she added. “They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
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“James Bond” is Dead!! :Sir Roger Moore, “James Bond” Actor Dies At 89

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Veteran Actor, Sir Roger Moore popularly known as “James Bond” has died at 89

His death was announced in a statement released by his family on twitter on Tuesday.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated” the family tweeted.

According to the statement, ‘he died after a short but brave battle with cancer’. May his soul rest in peace.

 

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Anne-Marie Imafidon Awarded By Queen Elizabeth With the Prestigious Honour of Member of the Most Excellent British Empire (MBE)

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27 year old Anne-Marie Osawemwemze Imafidon whose is an indigene of Edo State in Nigeria was decorated today by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with the prestigious honour of Member of the Most Excellent British Empire (MBE) for her services to young women with specialty in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

An MBE is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding service to the community or local hands-on service.

 

Anne-Marie Imafidon and her father, Prof. Chris Imafidon, arrived for a reception at Buckingham Palace after which they will be heading for a follow up and ice-cream party at Kensington Palace in London.

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Plane Carrying 4 People And 2 Children Missing Over Bermuda, Bahamas

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The US Coast Guard is currently searching over the Bahamas in the Bermuda Triangle for a small overdue plane with four people including two children from New York aboard.

The Pilot, Nathan Ulrich, 52, of New Hampshire, and Jennifer Blumin, 40, of New York, who is the Founder and CEO of event management firm, Skylight Group, along with her sons, Phineas, four, and two-year-old Theodore, were identified as the people on board.

The US Coast Guard says the twin-engine MU-2B turboprop, manufactured by Mitsubishi, was 37 miles east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane around 2.10pm.

The airplane departed Borinquen, Puerto Rico, at approximately 11am Monday and never made it to its destination of Titusville, along the northeastern coast of Florida.

Their plane was at about 24,000 feet when air traffic control lost contact. The US Coast Guard said searchers had located debris about 64 kilometres east of Eleuthera, but have not confirmed it is from the missing plane.

Anyone who has heard the famed tale of the mysterious Bermuda triangle can only pray for them. For those who do not know, nothing has ever been recovered from the Bermuda triangle. None have lived to tell any tale about it. it is regarded as “one of life’s strangest mysteries”

 

The missing plane. (US Coast Guard)
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DONALD TRUMP CONGRATULATES MACRON ON WINNING FRENCH ELECTION

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France’ youngest president after Napoloen, Emmanuel Macron, 39, won 65.5 per cent of the vote in a tense election against far-right National Front (FN) candidate Marine Le Pen on Sunday. In a congratulatory tweet to the new incoming president, Donald Trump tweeted:

‘CONGRATULATIONS TO EMMANUEL MACRON ON HIS BIG WIN TODAY AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF FRANCE. I LOOK VERY MUCH FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM’.

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Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Election

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After the scandal that brought out the dirty secrets of most French politicians, and the subsequent declaration of interest by Emmanuel Macron to become the President of France, the man who fell in love and married his high-school teacher, has won the French Presidential election.

This year’s french election was certainly the most interesting yet.

Three projections, issued within minutes of polling stations closing at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. ET), showed Macron beating his opponent, Le Pen by around 65 percent to 35 – a gap wider than the 20 or so percentage points that pre-election surveys had pointed to.

 

They walked hand-in-hand into the victory rally, embraced and kissed on stage: Emmanuel Macron and his elegant blonde wife Brigitte.

Then he turned, smiled at her and thanked the most steadfast supporter of them all, his wife Brigitte: “always there, and what’s more, without whom I wouldn’t be me.”

The watching crowd chanted its approval. Her name echoed around the hall: “Brigitte! Brigitte! Brigitte!”

It was to any English observer who knew the back story, a charming reminder that if he wins the final round in a fortnight’s time, Mr Macron will continue the fine French presidential tradition of having a love life to boggle and amuse stolid Anglo-Saxon minds.

Aged 64, Ms Macron is a grandmother-of-seven and 25 years her fresh-faced 39-year-old husband’s senior. Even better, perhaps, they met when he was 15 and she was his married, private school teacher – with a daughter of the same age, in the same class.

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Queen Of England Presents an MBE Award to Nigerian, Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie

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Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie received his MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on Friday, May 5th.

Chukwu-Emeka is the Executive Director and co-founder of the London-based African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), an organization with a mission to expand and enhance the contribution that Africans in the Diaspora make to Africa’s development.

He is of dual Nigerian/Sierra Leonean origin with family ties extending to Equitorial Guinea. He has worked as a consultant for several international development donor agencies around engaging the Diaspora in development and has commented widely on migration and development issues in the media and in public fora.

Chukwu-Emeka was educated at early primary school in Cheltenham, UK followed by later primary and secondary schools in Freetown. His first two years of university were at FBC, Freetown with the remainder at Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology, Northeast London Polytechnic(now University of East London) the London College of Printing and Distributive Trades and City University

 

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#Drugtrafficking: Nigerian Man Caught In Malta With 50 Capsules Of Cocaine

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A man arrested after the drug squad raided his hotel room yesterday will remain in custody until the criminal court decides on his sentence, as decreed today by a court.

Thomas Uchenna Onyema appeared before magistrate Francesco Depasquale this morning, charged with complicity in trafficking of cocaine.

According to an official statement issued yesterday, the 49-year-old Nigerian national was arrested after officers from the drug squad carried out a raid on his St Paul’s Bay hotel room and discovered 50 capsules of cocaine in circumstances indicating that they were not intended for his personal use.

Oneyema who gave his profession as “security guard,” pleaded guilty to charges of complicity in the importation of cocaine, as well as the importing and possession of the drug.

The court solemnly warned the accused of the consequences of pleading guilty to the charges. Onyema proceeded to confirm his plea of guilt.

The court noted the admission and ordered the records and exhibits of the inquiry to be transmitted to the Attorney General.

The accused sat with his head bowed and hands clasped in the dock as the court issued its decree.

“Mr Onyema, in view of the fact that your accusations are of a certain gravity, the court cannot deliver judgment itself but this must be delivered by the criminal court…You will remain in custody until that final judgment is delivered,” the magistrate said.

Lawyer Noel Bartolo was defence counsel.

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