Saturday , 23 September 2017

World news

Liliane Bettencourt, world’s richest woman dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she had died at home “peacefully” overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), she was the world’s richest woman. She left the company’s board in 2012 …

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‘Kill my son if he’s into drugs’ – Philippines president orders police

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to carry out the strict procedures of his war against drugs if his son is found guilty of drug dealings and criminal activities. The President’s strong anti-drugs stance, has seen more than 9,000 civilians killed for links to drug dealing and use. According …

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France may make asking women for their phone number a criminal offence

Wolf-whistling is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public. Under proposed plans, bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited. The crackdown comes after surveys show virtually all French women have been harassed on public …

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Photos: Aftermath of Mexico earthquake that left 217 people dead

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, leaving at least 217 people dead, some buildings in rubble and some 20 million residents of Mexico city in terror. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster like this, exact figures of damages and fatalities are hard to come by. Here …

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Zimbabwe to ban sale of alcohol during weekdays and to pregnant women

The Zimbabwe Government through its National Alcohol Policy said to be the brainchild of former Zimbabwe health minister Timothy Stamps, now serving as health adviser in the office of the president and cabinet, is set to enact a law barring the sale of alcohol during some days of the week, some hours …

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Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. He was 91 years old. He “passed away from natural causes” at Cedars-Sinai medical centre, according to his agent John S Kelly. …

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Couple with seven daughters spend £10,000 buying a son

A Chinese couple with seven daughters have allegedly spent more than 90,000 yuan (£10,345) buying a son from strangers in order to carry on their family name. The couple, named Mr and Mrs Chen by media, have been arrested and charged by the authority of Fengshun County in China’s Guangdong …

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Dog high on crack cocaine mauls owner to death in front of BBC TV crew

A dog mauled its owner to death after eating crack cocaine. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Major was the equivalent of eight times the human drug drive limit when he latched onto Mario Perivoitos’s face and neck moments after his owner took part in a BBC documentary. Mario, 41, had …

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Girl plays Police Officer for 2 years to stop ex-boyfriend from dating, bags jail sentence

21-year-old Lauren Adderley, has bagged a 9-months jail sentence for pretending to be a Police Officer for 2 years to control her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend, Mitchell Lloyd, and also stop him from seeing other women. The jealous lady who forbade her ex-boyfriend from going to certain bars, convincing him that he was under …

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Gay people are to blame for Hurricane Harvey, evangelical Christian leaders say

Even with the overwhelming evidence that supports climate as a factor in the devastating storm and subsequent flooding, a handful of evangelical Christian leaders have suggested that gay people are to blame for Hurricane Harvey. Minister Kevin Swanson, said Houstson had sinned by having a “very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.” “Jesus …

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Amancio Ortega overtakes Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world

Spanish retailer and Zara founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the richest person in the world, with a $200 million edge over previous leader Bill Gates. According to Forbes’ real time ranking, Ortega is now worth an estimated $85 billion, up an extra $1.2 billion from last month. The 81-year-old Ortega …

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Conor McGregor could have suffered Brain Damage had Fight Continued – Ringside Doctor

A former ringside doctor Darragh O’Carroll has said referee Robert Byrd, who has come under fire recently for what some have described as prematurely ending the Mayweather/McGregor fight, was right to do so, as McGregor could have suffered brain damage had the fight continued. Conor McGregor had complained about Hall of Fame referee Robert …

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Joel Osteen bows to pressure, opens his Megachurch doors to Houston flood victims

This morning, Pastor Joel Osteen and his Houston megachurch came under attack after reports surfaced online that the church closed its door to victims of the Houston Hurricane. Reacting to the backlash online, the church spokesman and Osteen’s father-in-law Donald Iloff issued a statement saying, ‘we have never closed our doors. We …

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The infertile, women with facial hair and anyone with bladder stones ‘banned from teaching’ in Iran

Iran’s education department has published a bizarre list of conditions, illnesses and physical features that men and women are not to have if they want to be teach in the country’s schools, according to reports. The list, published by the Fars News agency, states that teachers are not allowed to …

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Ten Indonesians lashed up to 100 times for adultery (Photos)

Ten Indonesians were were sentenced to up to 100 lashes of the whip for adultery in Banda Aceh under the brutal Sharia law. The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full. The province began implementing Sharia law after being …

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Cristiano Ronaldo And Neymar Tweet About Barcelona Attack

Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has put rivalry aside to mourn the victims of the terror attack in the Spanish capital. Taking to his twitter account, he wrote: ‘Dismayed by the news arriving from Barcelona. Full support and solidarity with the family and friends of the victims.’ Former Barcelona striker, …

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Graves Been Dug For The Dead Victims Of The Sierra Leone Mudslide

Photos taken Thursday shows me digging graves at Waterloo for the remaining victims of the devastating flooding and mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hundreds have already been buried on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over 400 people have been confirmed dead after a mudslide in Regent, near Freetown, Sierra Leone. The incident happened when a …

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Photos Of Mass Burial Of Sierra Leone Mudslide Victims

Mass burial have been held in Sierra Leone for the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding. Later today, President Ernest Bai Koroma is expected to join Christian and Muslim religious leaders for a ceremony at the site, in the nearby city of Waterloo as search continues …

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Death Toll In Barcelona Rises To 13 and Over 50 People Injured

This afternoon, a van in Barcelona plowed into pedestrians after which two men stormed out and entered a restaurant with guns.   The death toll from the horific terror incident has now risen to 13 with over people still injured with local police confirming that the incident was a terror attack; they have …

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North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un Suspends Strike On The US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly dropped plans to launch a missile at Guam- for now. Kim was pictured for the first time in weeks last night, examining plans for a strike on American military targets in Guam. Pyongyang’s state media said Kim “examined the plan for a long …

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