Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo spent Christmas in Miami to 'expand his family' after leaving son with his gran


CRISTIANO Ronaldo spent Christmas in Miami so he could expand his family, it has been sensationally claimed today.
The Real Madrid star’s five-year-old son Cristianinho was left in Portugal with his grandmother, Dolores, 60, so Ronaldo could make arrangements for another child, according to a popular Portuguese TV presenter.

‘I’m sick of people thinking she’s my mum,’ says man whose sex addict wife is 25 years his senior


A PENSIONER has been forced to defend her 25-year age gap marriage after cruel critics told her she should ‘be ashamed’ of herself.
Sprightly 70-year-old Carole Hills married her 45-year-old toyboy husband Paul, 22 years ago, and insists that their relationship is still going strong.

Biker saves suicidal woman causing traffic jam while drivers ignore her and watch


DRAMATIC video shows the moment a biker saved a woman trying to strangle herself in the middle of a busy London road while other motorists waited in a queue and just watched.

Joker discovers he has a brain tumour after he stops being able to make his mates laugh

Funny man ... Andrew

A JOKER well known for cracking up his mates discovered he had a brain tumour — because he stopped being funny.
Andrew Llewellyn, 34, started forgetting gags and was lost for witty ripostes.
He went to his GP and while awaiting results suffered a huge seizure on his Edinburgh stag do.

Apple to pay $476 million in unpaid tax

APPLE has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros ($A476.5 million) in taxes for several past years, prosecutors say, part of a broader European effort to make multinationals pay what they owe in each country where they do business.

American woman mistakes daughter for intruder and shoots her dead

POLICE in Florida say a mother has mistaken her daughter for an intruder and shot her dead.
St. Cloud police Sergeant Denise Roberts said on Wednesday that the mother was asleep when she heard someone enter her home late on Tuesday.

Austrian girl who joined ISIS in Syria was ‘used as a sexual present’ before being beaten to death

NEW details have emerged to suggest that an Austrian teen who fled Europe to join the Islamic State was used as a sex slave for new fighters before she was beaten to death when she tried to escape.

Aretha Franklin moves US President Barack Obama to tears with amazing performance

SHE’S long been regarded as the undisputed Queen of Soul.
And Aretha Franklin has just reinforced her position as one of music’s most incredible performers.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

US Black Lives Matter protests disrupt airports and shopping

Black Lives Matter protesters chant slogans at the Mall of America light rail station in Bloomington, Minnesota (23 December 2015)

Protests by the Black Lives Matter group have taken place in the US states of Minnesota and California on one of the busiest retail days of the year.
The demonstrators in Minnesota temporarily closed the international airport and interrupted Christmas shopping at the Mall of America.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

66 soldiers’ death sentences changed to imprisonment

The death sentences by firing squad passed on 66 soldiers in January and March 2015 by separate General Court Martials have been commuted to 10 years imprisonment each.

Alleged 32bn arms deal fraud: Court grants Dasuki, others bail

                 Former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki,rtd
Justice  Hussein  Baba Yusuf  of the  Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama has granted bail to the  former National Security Adviser,  NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, rtd. Others equally granted bail by the high court were  the erstwhile  Director of Finance in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu and the former Executive Director of the

India 'al-Qaeda' chief arrested

Still of Ayman al-Zawahiri from video obtained in July 2011

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they have arrested two key members of the "Indian branch" of al-Qaeda.
They say the arrests are a significant blow to the group's operations in the sub-continent.

Five million foreign passport holders living in Britain as David Cameron fails to tackle immigration

Under fire ... David Cameron has been criticised for failing to reduce immigration

THE number of foreign passport holders in the UK has smashed the five million mark for the first time.
It has soared by 612,000 alone in the past four years — equivalent to the population of Glasgow, according to figures published yesterday.

Is it fair to punish prisoners with horrible food?

An inmate holds a serving of Nutraloaf in South Burlington, Vermont, 2008

New York prisons are to stop punishing inmates with a type of food known as "nutraloaf" or "the loaf", in a change to the state's solitary confinement policy. But what's in a loaf, and is it ever fair to punish prisoners by downgrading their food?

Shashi Tharoor: India MP's bill to decriminalise gay sex rejected

A participant at a gay pride rally in India

An Indian MP's bid to introduce a private member's bill in the parliament to decriminalise gay sex has failed.
Shashi Tharoor wanted to amend Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, saying it "violates the fundamental rights" of the homosexual population.

HIV clinic fined £250 for data breach

A nurse holding a clipboard

A health clinic that mistakenly revealed the identity of HIV-positive patients in a group email has been fined £250 by the UK's data watchdog.
The Bloomsbury Patient Network provides information and support for people who are HIV-positive.

US spending bill lifts 40-year ban on crude oil exports

Oil rig

US politicians have approved a measure to lift the 40-year ban on crude oil exports.
The move is part of a $1.1 trillion (£738bn) spending bill approved by the Senate on Friday that will fund the US government until 2016.
Oil prices rose on Friday following several weeks of falls, as the markets cope with a glut of crude.

Rwanda vote 'allows Kagame to extend term in office'

Handout photo of Rwanda President Paul Kagame casting his vote in Rwanda"s capital Kigali

Rwandans have voted overwhelmingly to allow President Paul Kagame to extend his term in office, initial referendum results show.
Some 98% of voters support changing the constitution to allow him to run again in 2017 after his second term ends, the National Electoral Commission said.

Burundi crisis: African Union plans to deploy peacekeepers

Soldiers run from a house set afire by protestors opposed to the Burundian president's bid to stand for a third term in Butagazwa, Mugongomanga, some 30km east of Bujumbura, on June 5, 2015

The African Union (AU) has announced a plan to send 5,000 peacekeepers to protect civilians in Burundi, even without the government's consent.
The proposal was approved by the AU's Peace and Security Council but will need to get the backing of the UN.

Taking antidepressants while pregnant may double autism risk

WOMEN who take certain common antidepressants while pregnant may face almost twice the risk of having a child with autism, a study said on Monday.
The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics are based on Canadian records of more than 145,000 pregnancies.

New 'super condoms' will increase pleasure and fight HIV, say scientists


A NEW 'super condom' which protects against HIV and offers more sexual pleasure than traditional condoms will soon be available, according to scientists.

Flight attendant reveals all

A FLIGHT attendant has spilt the beans on the shocking secrets of passengers and staff during flight.
In a YouTube video with vlogger Riyadh Khalaf, the anonymous Irish stewardess sits with her back to the camera while he asks her to dish the dirt.

12-year-old Sikh boy spent three days in a juvenile detention centre after backpack bomb accusation

A 12-YEAR-OLD Sikh boy has spent three days in a juvenile detention centre after his classmate said his school backpack contained a bomb.
Police stormed Nichols Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, after being alerted that Armaan Singh Sarai was allegedly planning on blowing up his school with a bomb.

‘It’s their right to kill you’: Bloggers sent death threats and abuse by IS-linked militants

One of many protests against the killing and attacks on the publisher and bloggers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month.
One of many protests against the killing and attacks on the publisher and bloggers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month.Source:AAP

THE bodies are piling up fast as murderous religious extremists linked to Islamic State wage a war of hatred.
Those left standing have fled their country in fear of their lives. But whether at home or overseas, these Bangladeshi bloggers won’t stop speaking out for secularism, equality and tolerance.

German Neo-Nazi charged over concentration camp tattoo

GERMAN prosecutors laid charges on Wednesday against a far-right local politician over a tattoo bearing a notorious Nazi concentration camp slogan and a picture of Auschwitz.

US mum gets life sentence for cooking her baby girl in a microwave

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been sentenced to life in prison over the microwave-oven death of her one-month-old daughter.
A California judge on Friday imposed the 26 years to life sentence on Ka Yang.

Racist joke: S. Korean presidential hopeful apologises to Nigerian

The frontrunner to be South Korea’s next president has apologised after sparking a public uproar for jokingly likening the skin colour of an African student to coal.
Kim Moo-Sung, the leader of the country’s ruling conservative Saenuri Party and the leader in polling ahead of December 2017 elections, issued the apology in the face of public criticism over the gaffe.

Olamide displaces Davido as the most nominated artiste for tooxclusive Awards 2015

As Nigeria’s leading online music platform, tooxclusive gears up for its yearly online based awards, Nigerian popular music star, Olamide has succeeded in displacing top music star, Davido as the most nominated singer by leading with ten nominations on the online music platform’s 4th yearly awards.


Speaking to press men on the idea behind the project, the CEO of the platform said, “ The award is basically to celebrate entertainers’ contributions to the entertainment industry and excellence in their works”. Also, the platform have officially unveiled nominees to be featured in over 18 voting categories for the 2015 edition of the yearly awards.
This award is also a way of heightening the tension for who will win what at this year’s online-based awards that has some of Africa’s best and internationally celebrated artistes including Olamide, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Phyno, Davido and Patoranking among others, slugging it out for variety of awards in their nominated categories.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Rita Ora sues to try to break free from contract with Jay Z's record label

Rita Ora

ita Ora is taking legal action to try to leave Jay Z's Roc Nation record label and is claiming that the company has an illegal contract with her.
The 25-year-old singer joined the company aged 18 and was one of the rapper's first signings.

Driverless car rules perplexing, says Google

Google driverless car

Google has criticised the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California for insisting driverless cars must have a fully licensed driver behind the wheel.
On Wednesday, the DMV published draft regulations which outline how the technology could be used on the roads.

‘Worst food in America’ banned


IF YOU’RE a prisoner in America, you know that you’ve misbehaved if this lands on your plate.
Nutraloaf (or as it’s sometimes creatively nicknamed ‘disciplinary brick,’ ‘confinement loaf,’ or the especially appetising

Employees can be sacked for social media use, even outside of work

AFTER a long day at work keeping face and kissing butt, it can be a relief to get home, turn off the proverbial filter and relax.
But in the age of social media, public and private time is blurred.

Muslim security guards at Paris airport fired ‘for their long beards’

TWO Muslim security guards claim a Paris airport sacked them for having long beards, even though they grew their hair for “hipster fashion” and not religion.
Le Parisien reports managers at Orly Airport asked several male staff members to trim their beards, in accordance with their strict grooming policy, because passengers were on edge after the November terror attacks in Paris.

Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell

Nigerian farmers cleared to sue Shell
Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue oil multinational Shell in a Dutch court for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court has ruled.

Seventeen gangbangers charged during investigation to find killer of Jessica Chambers

MORE than a year has passed and police have yet to find the culprit in a brutal murder case that rocked a Mississippi town to its very core.
Beloved teenager Jessica Chambers was set on fire and left to burn on the side of the highway in a shocking act of evil on a cold Saturday afternoon in December 2014.

Apple Pay to launch in China from 2016

apple pay system

China's state-owned bankcard association, China UnionPay, has joined forces with Apple to bring the US giant's electronic payment system, Apple Pay, to the mainland.
Apple Pay will roll out to China UnionPay cardholders as early as 2016, pending approvals, the firms said.

Russia Turkey: Sukhoi jet black box 'damaged'

A Russian military official passes by a screen showing a live broadcast of the opening of the flight recorder from the Russian Su-24 bomber in Moscow, 18 December

The memory card in the flight recorder of a Russian fighter plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border last month is damaged, Russian investigators say.
The "black box" of the Su-24 jet was officially opened in Moscow on Friday in front of journalists and diplomats.

Guus Hiddink is in talks with Chelsea about becoming Jose Mourinho's successor.

Guus Hiddink and Frank Lampard celebrate FA Cup success in 2009

Guus Hiddink is in talks with Chelsea about becoming Jose Mourinho's successor, BBC Sport has learned.

Delhi gang rape: Court allows teenage rapist's release

Indian policemen escort the juvenile (C, in pink hood), accused in the December 2012 gang-rape

A legal challenge to stop the release of the teenage convict of the 2012 Delhi gang rape has been unsuccessful.
The petitioner, MP Subramanian Swamy, had requested the Delhi high court to stop his release, due on Sunday.

Pope Francis recognises second Mother Teresa 'miracle'

Mother Teresa

Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for the Roman Catholic nun to be made a saint next year.
The miracle involved the healing of a Brazilian man with several brain tumours in 2008, the Vatican said.

5killed, 7 injured as IPOB, MASSOB clash with JTF in Onitsha

FILE: The Indigenous People of Biafra on a Peaceful Protest over the Arrest of the Director of Radio Biafra along Ikwerre road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Court orders Kanu’s release from detention Jubilation as Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
Kanu’s release, a triumph over injustice —MASSOB

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jose Mourinho: Why it went wrong for manager at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho with the Premier League trophy
Jose Mourinho had brought his third Premier League title to Chelsea - the first since his return for a second spell at Stamford Bridge - and he was putting pen to paper on a new four-year contract.

Ovarian cancer: Screening may cut deaths by a fifth

Blood sample

Doctors say there is now "encouraging" evidence that an annual blood test may cut ovarian cancer deaths by a fifth.
Ovarian tumours are often deadly as they are caught too late.
A 14-year study on 200,000 women, published in the Lancet, has been welcomed as a potentially landmark moment in cancer screening.

Man wins £28k damages from Ryanair after spilled hot tea scalds his penis

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A RYANAIR passenger who claimed boiling tea was spilled over his groin settled a £28,000 damages claim yesterday.
Ronald Furlong said his member was scalded when cabin crew tried to give the drink to another flier.

Pharma boss Martin Shkreli arrested on fraud charges

Martin Shkreli

Pharmaceutical boss Martin Shkreli, who sparked outrage after hiking up the price of an established medicine, has been arrested on separate fraud charges.
He is accused of fraud relating to a drug company he previously headed, Retrophin, and a hedge fund, MSNB Capital Management, where he was a fund manager.

US state accuses tech support firm of scamming users

Microsoft logo

One of the world's largest independent tech support firms has been accused of routinely pressuring customers into buying software they do not need.
In a Washington State lawsuit, Indian firm iYogi is accused of using scare tactics to mislead consumers.

Brazil WhatsApp suspension lifted

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A judge in Brazil has ordered that a suspension of the popular messaging application WhatsApp be lifted.
Judge Xavier de Souza said the service should be re-instated immediately.
WhatsApp had been suspended for 48 hours on Thursday after the company failed to comply with a court order to provide investigators with information relating to a criminal court case.

Evil dad slaughtered pregnant wife, six kids and his own mum after 'becoming enraged at son's haircut'

The evil killer slaughtered his pregnant wife, six kids and his own mum after an argument about his son's haircut

A KILLER dad told how he slaughtered his pregnant wife, six children and his mum after becoming enraged at his six-year-old son’s “parrot” haircut.
Oleg Belov confessed to knifing his family to death in a ten-minute rampage and using an axe to dismember their bodies, claiming the Bible suggests the family will be later “resurrected” and reunited.

Family waited TWO YEARS to claim £25m lotto prize as they didn't know what to do with money


A FAMILY scooped £25 million on the lottery but refused to collect the prize - because they didn't know what to do with the huge fortune.
Friedrich Mayrhofer's number's came in on the Canadian lottery in 2013. But the 67-year-old from Vancouver did absolutely nothing.

Jose Mourinho SACKED as Roman Abramovich finally swings the axe at Chelsea, Guus Hiddink set to replace him

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JOSE MOURINHO has been sacked as Chelsea manager - and will be replaced by Guus Hiddink.
The Special One was axed by Roman Abramovich with the club slumped one point out of the relegation zone — just seven months after being crowned Premier League champions.

Brazil court orders WhatsApp messaging to be suspended

Brazilian man on his telephone (file photo)

Mobile phone companies in Brazil have been ordered by a court to impose a block of the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.

Airport worker suspended for security screening of Julie Bishop

A MELBOURNE Airport worker has been reprimanded after reportedly singling out Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for a security screening.
Melbourne Airport has confirmed a female security worker was suspended and then reinstated, amid reports she conducted a security screening of Ms Bishop in September.

A man who murdered his wife has been jailed

A MAN who slashed his wife 35 times with a meat cleaver in a jealous rage will spend the next 22 years behind bars.
Parminder Singh’s marriage to dancer and choreographer Nikita Chawla collapsed, resulting in her murder in the couple’s Brunswick apartment on January 9.

"mungo park" by Coredo Bello