Sunday, 28 November 2021

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World champion gymnast reveals secret job as porn star

AMSTERDAM: A former world champion gymnast from the Netherlands has revealed she turned to pornography to make ends meet. Verona van de Leur, who won a gold medal at a 2002 World Cup event and silver at the European championships, earning her Dutch Sportswoman of the Year, said she plans ...

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Sri Lankan business tycoon released from US Prison

COLOMBO: A native of Sri Lankan and American business tycoon, Raj Rajaratnam has been released two years prior to completing his sentence of 11 years in a prison outside Boston. The infamous business mogul, who was the co-founder of Galleon Group LLC, had been convicted on the charges of insider ...

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California woman killing daughter to ‘remove demons’

CALIFORNIA: A California woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing her three-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for nearly 10 hours to cleanse her of demons, officials said. Angela Phakhin had been convicted in June of the first-degree murder of Maiya ...

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Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

Fugitve diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday. The 48-year-old, who has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion ...

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Prosecution’s request to arrest Wikileaks founder rejected

STOCKHOLM: Assange was arrested in London inside Ecuador’s Embassy in April and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. Swedish authorities dropped their charges of sexual assault against the whistleblower in 2017, but reopened the case in mid-May. The Uppsala District ...

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Riot in Brazil prison leaves 15 choked and stabbed to death

SAO PAULO: A riot between inmates in a prison in Brazilian state of Amazonas ended with 15 dead on Sunday, according to a statement of the state secretariat for prisons. Inmates at the Amazonas jail were choked to death or stabbed with toothbrushes, Colonel Marcos Vinicius Almeida, head of the ...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

Washington: John Walker Lindh, the US Muslim convert who came to be known as the “American Taliban” after being captured while fighting in Afghanistan in 2001, was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, US media reported. CNN and The Washington Post reported his early morning release from the ...

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Iran ‘jails British Council worker for spying for UK’

LONDON: An Iranian woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying for the UK, officials say. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said the woman had been “in charge of the Iran desk” of the British Council, a cultural organisation. She confessed to “co-operating” with British intelligence, ...

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Pakistan releases 100 Indians from prison

WAGAH:  Pakistan released 100 Indian prisoners out of 360 upon the completion of their sentences. They entered India through Attari-Wagah border on Monday afternoon after completing due formalities. Last week, India had sent a note verbale to Pakistan, urging Islamabad to make necessary arrangements for the immediate release and repatriation ...

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