Monday, 8 March 2021

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Jessica praises Salma Hayek’s bravery

LONDON: Jessica Chastain has praised Salma Hayek for speaking out about her alleged encounter with Harvey Weinstein. The ‘Frida’ actress recently claimed that she was forced to turn down a number of sexual advances made by the disgraced producer – who has been accused of sexually harassing over 80 women ...

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

OS ANGELES: Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the accusation. Melissa Schuman, who was a member of girl group Dream in the late 1990s, claimed in a lengthy blog ...

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Brit women faces death penalty in Egypt for taking painkillers

CAIRO: Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull a British tourist she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for because she was carrying painkillers in her suitcase. As she claims the authorities of Egypt forced her after her confession to sign a 38-page Arabic confession beforen they locked her in a tiny cell ...

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Girl, 17, sexually assaulted three times by separate attackers

LONDON: A teenage girl is believed to have been sexually assaulted on three separate occasions as she walked home from a night out in London. Police say the 17-year-old was repeatedly attacked over the course of an hour after she became separated from friends following a visit to a club ...

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Man jailed after subjecting wife to 30 years of domestic abuse

SHETLAND: A Controlling husband who hosed his wife with cold water and forced her to keep a ‘mistake book’ during a 30-year reign of terror has been jailed for 32 months. Robert Simmons, 62, drew up timetables of tasks for wife Karen, divided into 15-minutes slots, and punished her if ...

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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London joins Breathe Life Campaign

LONDON: The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan signed London up to the Breath Life Campaign, joining the international movement of cities committed to tackle air pollution. The Breathe Life coalition is organised by WHO, UN Environment and Clean Climate and Clean Air Coalition aiming to mobilise cities and individuals ‘to ...

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Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military plant land mines: Amnesty

LONDON: Burma’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state. Amnesty International reported two people were wounded on Sunday as 300,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh the past fortnight following what they deem government-sponsored persecution. Refugee accounts ...

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