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Actress JUDI DENCH suggests she might stop acting due to poor eyesight
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 89-year-old Hollywood legend, Judi Dench has revealed that she might stop acting due to poor eyesight. Dench who showed up at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, disclosed this when a journalist asked if she had any projects on the horizon. Dench reportedly replied, “No, no. I can't even see.” While her response may come as a shock to some it's no secret Dench has been losing her eyesight for years. Back in 2012, she was diagnosed with advanced macular degeneration, a disease that can result in severe loss of central vision. In 2021, the Oscar winner revealed that she calls her friends to read her lines out loud to assist her in her movie roles. While appearing on "The Graham Norton Show" in 2023, Dench revealed she was having a very hard time reading her lines in her movie scripts.
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Man swallowed alive by great white shark reveals what it was like to be trapped inside
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - A diver has revealed what it was like to be swallowed head-first and whole by a great white shark. Eric Nerhus, from Eden, Australia, was diving near the reefs at Cape Howard in New South Wales in January 2007 looking for abalone, a type of edible sea snail, when the killer beast approached him. The seasoned diver, who was 41 at the time, found himself inside the stomach of the 10-foot-long shark as its piercing teeth sunk into his flesh. The creature then tried to swallow him whole, crushing his head and chest, which were luckily protected by his heavy diving gear. Speaking about being inside the shark, he said: "One minute it was daylight, the next second everything went black. "Inside the jaws, it was just dark, I couldn't see anything because I was looking down the back of his throat. I've never experienced anything like it." He further described how he escaped the shark's clutches. Eric told Nine Network News at the time: "Half my body was in its mouth. I felt down to the eye socket with my two fingers and poked them into the socket. "The shark reacted by opening its mouth and I just tried to wriggle out. It was still trying to bite me. It crushed my goggles into my nose and they fell into its mouth. "I’ve never felt fear in my life like what I felt in the jaws of that white pointer. “I went straight into its mouth, front onwards. Half my body was in its throat. It was like being in a dark cave.” He wriggled out and swam to the surface where he was helped back onto his boat by his son as the shark circled. Co-worker Dennis Luobikis praised Eric's bravery and described how he escaped. He said: "He pushed his abalone chisel into the shark's head while it was biting, and it let him go and swam away. "Eric is a tough boy - he's super fit. But I would say that would test anyone's resolve, being a fish lunch."
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“Them suppose arrest every man wey de the werey DM” – Rapper Erigga reacts to Saidaboj’s 20-million Naira requirement for men that want to date her
The post “Them suppose arrest every man wey de the werey DM” – Rapper Erigga reacts to Saidaboj’s 20-million Naira requirement for men that want to date her appeared first on Kemi Filani News. Influencer Saidaboj’s statement about men paying her 20 million Naira before she sleeps with them had reach the table of rapper Erriga. Here’s what he had today say; “Sol go carry 20m give A hawo because of T to when everybody get access to? Una go talk where una Dey work for Lagos very soon […] The post “Them suppose arrest every man wey de the werey DM” – Rapper Erigga reacts to Saidaboj’s 20-million Naira requirement for men that want to date her appeared first on Kemi Filani News.
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BBN’s Alex reveals she’s still a V*rgin
The post BBN’s Alex reveals she’s still a V*rgin appeared first on Kemi Filani News. Alex Asogwa, popularly known as Alex Unusual, has recently taken to social media to share a surprising detail about herself. Sharing a picture of a drink on her Snapchat story, she revealed that she was still a virgin. “ this drink is a virgin like me.” However, this humorous statement was misinterpreted by some netizens […] The post BBN’s Alex reveals she’s still a V*rgin appeared first on Kemi Filani News.
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Darey Art Alade shares his top 3 Nigerian artistes, Davido fails to make list
Nigerian singer, Darey Art Alade, leaves many shocked as he reveals his favorite Nigerian artistes and Davido was not one of them. The singer was asked to name the top 3 Nigerian artistes he enjoyed in a recent interview with Hip TV. His first choice was Tiwa Savage who he claims always drops hits and […] The post Darey Art Alade shares his top 3 Nigerian artistes, Davido fails to make list appeared first on 36ng.
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Tattoos could trigger rare form of cancer, new study finds
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Having a tattoo could increase your risk of developing a rare type of cancer by 21%, a new study has found. According to Researchers in Sweden, they found a potential link between tattoos and cancer in the lymphatic system, known as lymphoma. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the immune system. Researchers from Lynd University investigated the relationship between tattoos and long-term health effects. Dr Christel Nielsen, who led the study, said: ‘It is important to remember that lymphoma is a rare disease and that our results apply at the group level. ‘The results now need to be verified and investigated further in other studies, and such research is ongoing.’ The researchers looked at 11,905 people and 2,938 of the group, aged between 20 and 60 years old, had lymphoma. Of those participants, 54% answered the questionnaire about tattoos and 47% of the control group, who did not have lymphoma, did the same. In the group with lymphoma, 21% were tattooed (289 people), compared to 18% in the control group without a lymphoma diagnosis (735 people). After looking at other factors such as smoking and age, the researchers found that the risk of developing lymphoma was 21% higher among those who were tattooed. The researchers also found that the size of the tattoo did not matter so having a full-body tattoo did not increase the risk any more than a smaller tattoo would. The most common subtypes of cancer were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (28%), Hodgkin lymphoma (21%), and follicular lymphoma (18%). The average age of those with a diagnosis ranged between 51 and 57 years. However, those with Hodgkin lymphoma had an average age of 36. However, the researchers are unsure why this is the case. Dr Nielsen said: ‘'One can only speculate that a tattoo, regardless of size, triggers a low-grade inflammation in the body, which in turn can trigger cancer. The picture is thus more complex than we initially thought.’ ‘We already know that when the tattoo ink is injected into the skin, the body interprets this as something foreign that should not be there and the immune system is activated. A large part of the ink is transported away from the skin, to the lymph nodes where it is deposited.’ The researchers said that further investigation is needed to look into any other association between tattoos and other types of cancer, and what the underlying cause could be.
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My World! Queen’s husband to her and daughter
Queen’s husband, King David sparks controversy with the choice of words he used to address his step daughter. The two had gotten married early this year, despite resistance from her ex-boyfriend, Lamba, whom she has a child with. Shortly after their engagement was announced, Lord Lamba dragged Queen to court, requesting custody of their daughter. […] The post My World! Queen’s husband to her and daughter appeared first on 36ng.
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Soldier ‘beat his 8-month-old daughter to death because she wouldn’t stop screaming’
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - An American soldier allegedly beat his eight-month-old daughter to death because she would not stop screaming. Sgt Gabriel Ceville, with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Liberty in North Carolina, is accused of causing fatal head injuries to his daughter, Misty Delatorre, in February 2023. The child’s death was ruled a homicide by the North Carolina Medical Examiner, but no one was charged with the crimes at the time. Misty’s mother and grandmother pushed for justice, and it was not until May 2024 that Ceville was charged in his daughter’s death. “I just want justice. I did,” her grandma, Misty Bray, told ABC11. “I just want my grandbaby’s death – someone needs to be held accountable.” Ceville has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and unpremeditated murder in Misty’s death. He also faces a domestic violence charge for a parental discipline incident separate from the death. He appeared in court or his preliminary hearing on Thursday, May 23. Misty’s mother, Alina, lives in California and watched the hearing through Facetime with her mother Misty Bray. “It’s a step but it’s far from justice. I cannot grieve properly for my baby because justice has not been served,” she said. “It is unbelievable that so much violence was inflicted onto an innocent eight-month-old baby. My daughter’s murderer is walking free and we will not stop until that monster is put away.” Misty suffered severe brain and eye injuries and hemorrhages that were likened those of a car crash victim. “Having to find out the injuries like that? Like who does that?” Bray said. “That’s a monster. She did nothing. She may have been fussy, but that’s it.” A Cumberland County judge had given 50/50 custody to both parents only two weeks before Misty died.
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Man and 34 cows he was feeding struck dead by lightning
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - A rancher feeding his cattle was struck to death by lightning along with 34 of his cows in Colorado. Mike Morgan, 51, was giving his animals food from a trailer when the bolt hit him around 2pm on Saturday, May 25, said the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Bystanders and first responders performed life-saving measures on Morgan but he was pronounced dead at the scene. “Our deepest condolences go out to family and friends during this difficult time,” the sheriff’s office stated. The lightning hit an area of open pasture near the town of Rand as well as more than 100 head of cattle that were gathered around the trailer filled with hay, said the county coroner, George Crocket. Out of the 100 cows hit by lightning, 34 died and the rest survived. “All but the 34 got up,” Crocket said of the cattle. Morgan’s wife and father-in-law were close by at the time the bolt struck and survived, he added. Rand is located about 80 miles northwest of Denver. The death shocked the tight-knit community where neighbors all knew each other, Crockett said. Morgan is survived by his wife Niki and his 17-year-old daughter, Dallas, both of whom are involved in the ranching occupation as well. The His Cavvy Foundation described Morgan and his family as “an upstanding pillar” in the town of Walden, Colorado. The foundation's post explained that Morgan had always been working on a local ranch, which recently afforded the family the opportunity to purchase 300 pairs. Pairs refer to a cow and her calf. “Mike’s wife, Niki, has spent all winter calving these pairs out while Mike held down a job at Silver Spur Ranches,” the post said. “They do what we all do, whatever it takes to make a living, and they do it by doing what we are all passionate about. Ranching…” The His Cavvy Foundation wrote that Morgan's family has donated time, resources and finances to its various causes throughout the years. “Mike was a loving father and a tender, intentional husband,” the post said. “We will all miss that big ole smile he always carried.” Colorado has one of the highest rates among US states of lightning fatalities and injuries recently, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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'You are a b*tch' - Rapper DOJA CAT calls out her South African father DUMISANI DLAMINI for being a “deadbeat”
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - American rapper/singer, Doja Cat has again put her father on blast for being absent in her life. The Purrr! singer took to Instagram to call out her father, actor Dumisani Dlamini, writing: “Dad, let me know when/if you need me to re-up your makeup cabinet because you are a b*tch.” She also hit back at a fan who tried to caution her in the comment session, writing: 'Go give the deadbeat a kiss on the lips for me.' Doja Cat and her South African father, who is an actor and dancer have been estranged for many years. According to the rapper, “she has never met him” but has seen him commenting on her social media posts. In a 2017 interview, Dumisani said after the Sarafina! tour wrapped up he decided to stay in America and had two children including Doja Cat with a Jewish-American woman. After 15 years, Dumisani returned to South Africa and said his plans to bring his family with him were unsuccessful, though he maintained contact with his children. “I am close to my children, all of them. I love them and they love me.” Dumisani, who has gushed over Doja Cat's global success, said. “I’m proud of her for what she has achieved. I’m not surprised because it’s in the blood. All my children are talented. South Africa should be proud of such a great talent coming from us.”
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Watch dealer is found dead 24 hours after two robbers placed him in a chokehold as they raided his jewellery store
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - A watch dealer has been found dead 24 hours after two robbers placed him in a chokehold and raided his London jewellery store. Two unarmed thieves entered a dealership in the affluent area of Richmond in west London on Saturday afternoon, May 25, and assaulted a member of staff before stealing a number of high-value watches. Police have now confirmed that the victim has died and his next of kin have been informed. A Met Police spokesperson said: "We are aware of the death of a man in Surrey on Sunday, 26 May. This is being investigated by officers from Surrey Police and is not being treated as suspicious at this time. “The man who died was the victim of a robbery at a jewellers in Richmond on Saturday, 25 May.” “We ask that the privacy of his family is respected at this difficult time and moving CCTV footage of the incident involving the victim is not shared on social media.” The incident, which took place at around 2.50pm on Saturday, sees the pair run off with a large loot of watches. In the attack, the two men can be seen initially sitting at the other side of the desk from the victim, who appears to be fixing a white watch for them. One man, wearing a grey hoodie and ripped blue jeans, sits on a bright orange seat as the dealer goes about his work. The other, wearing blue jeans, a blue and white t shirt and sunglasses on the top of his head, stands leaning over the desk while the victim is distracted by the timepiece. The man on his feet then suddenly grabs the dealer by both arms and violently pushes him across the room on his chair into a corner. His accomplice then hops into action and dashes to a counter in the store and sweeps up a handful of items while the other keeps the victim in a chokehold. As the dealer tries to wriggle free, the man with the sunglasses seems to tighten his grasp to make sure he does not escape. The staff member watches on helplessly as the other robber packs the watches into a bag, which is on the back of the man who has him in the headlock. The victim then stops resisting as the bag continues to be filled with items from the store's shelves. After taking as many pieces of luxury jewellery as their bag could carry, the pair appear to decide that they have taken enough and, after a hand gesture from the man with sunglasses, the other robber takes a handful of zip ties from the rucksack and lays them on the table before the video ends. The Met Police have appealed for anyone who recognises the two men to get in touch.
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Tinubu’s first year most challenging since Civil War, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has described President Bola Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress-led administration’s first year in office as the most challenging in Nigeria’s history since the Civil War. The President, who took office on May 29, 2023, with renewed hope for Nigeria, will mark his first year in office on Wednesday. In a statement by […] The post Tinubu’s first year most challenging since Civil War, says PDP appeared first on 36ng.
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‘It’s false,’ Presidency says Tinubu not addressing National Assembly May 29
The Presidency, on Tuesday, said there was no truth in the announcement that President Bola Tinubu will address a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. Describing the announcement as false and unauthorised, the Presidency said the Office of the President was not involved in the planning such event. The Special Adviser to the […] The post ‘It’s false,’ Presidency says Tinubu not addressing National Assembly May 29 appeared first on 36ng.
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Canada announces five-fold increase in visas for Palestinians in Gaza
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Canada has announced a five-fold increase in visas for Palestinians seeking to join their family members in the North American country. Minister of Immigration, Marc Miller said that Ottawa would raise to 5,000 the number of visas offered to residents in Gaza under a special programme announced in December last year. Miller said Canada is working to assist Palestinians trying to leave Gaza, but that movement out of the territory is currently not possible due to factors Canada cannot control. The program initially allotted 1,000 temporary visas, but due to the high demand, this number was increased to 5,000. As it stands, 448 Gazans have been issued a TRV, but only 41 have arrived in Canada so far. Miller expressed concern for the current state of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza but remained optimistic about the Canadian government’s continued efforts, stating: “While movement out of Gaza is not currently possible, the situation may change at any time. With this cap increase, we will be ready to help more people as the situation evolves. Our focus remains on keeping families together.” Miller said that both Israel and Egypt will play important roles in implementing these measures and helping to reunite families in Canada. Miller continued: "Canada continues to put forward the names of those who have passed preliminary screening to local authorities to secure their exit from Gaza. Israel and Egypt are both important partners in implementing these temporary, humanitarian measures and helping people reunite with their family in Canada. Canada is working—at every level—to facilitate the exit of extended family members and advocate for their safety. We will continue to advocate for people’s safety.
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Photos: Tony Blair visits Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu received former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, shortly after returning from a four-day working visit to Lagos.The meeting was attended by several high-ranking government officials, including the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila; Foreign Affairs Minister, Yusuf Tuggar, Information and National Orientation […] The post Photos: Tony Blair visits Tinubu appeared first on 36ng.
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Man dies after being separated from his family when he was deported from UK, family blames home office
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - The UK Home Office has been faulted for the death of a Sri Lankan man after he was deported to his home country. Sudharsan Ithayachandran, 41, who admitted to the use of false documents and working illegally at a British multinational retailer, Tesco, was deported from the UK on December 24, 2019, leaving behind his deaf wife, Subatra; and his two children, aged eight and nine. According to the UK Guardian on Monday, May 27, his wife and kids are British citizens. The date of his deportation fell on his wedding anniversary. The report noted that during an immigration tribunal ruling in November 2023, Judge Bonavero had accepted Ithayachandran’s appeal, noting that he was allowed by right to live with his family in the UK. However, the Home Office was accused of delaying the process of issuing a return visa to the deceased for several months, causing him to live in perilous conditions, according to a report by the International Justice and Truth project, titled, “Disappearance, torture and sexual violence of Tamils 2015 – 2022.” Ithayachandran was a member of the Tamil heritage in Sri Lanka. Before his death, a legal counsel from MTC Solicitors, Naga Kandiah, began judicial review proceedings against the Home Office about the delay in return visa issuance. However, on May 19, 2024, Ithayachandran was found collapsed at his accommodation in Sri Lanka and died after being taken to the hospital. His cause of death is thought to be sepsis. The family blamed the Home Office, saying Ithayachandran was left in deep depression at home, owing to his separation from his children, adding that he was not eating or looking after himself properly. His mother-in-law, Yasadora Nagendra, 60, described him as “the pillar of the family.” She said, “I don’t know how the family is ever going to get over this. When he was here, he looked after everybody. He was such a kind and supportive man. Nobody can replace him. I believe that if the Home Office had not deported him he would still be alive today. We blame them for his death. “He was treated in a very unfair way by the Home Office. He was so depressed that even after he won his case last November, the Home Office delayed making arrangements for his return to the UK. He couldn’t understand why he still had to wait to come back to his family.” Kandiah stated that “the tribunal accepted our client had a genuine and subsisting relationship with his children and to live without them would be ‘unduly harsh’. He had spent years battling with the Home Office to simply rejoin his family. He finally won his case but died before he could do this.” On his part, Lou Calvey, the director of a charity organisation, Asylum Matters, said, “Serious questions must be answered about this heartbreaking case. Why was Sudharsan deported when he had such clear rights to remain here? Why did the Home Office delay implementing the court ruling reversing the deportation, and why did he have to die alone without his family?” An unnamed spokesperson from the Home Office said that “all deportation orders are considered on a case-by-case basis, based on the evidence provided. “Once an appeal has been allowed against the refusal to revoke a deportation order, the responsibility of applying for entry clearance to the UK lies with the individual and their representatives.”
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Court bars Police, SSS and Military from evicting Emir Sanusi
The police, the State Security Service (SSS) and Nigerian military have been barred by a Kano state high court from evicting the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Justice Amina Adamu gave the ruling on Tuesday, May 28, in a case filed by the Emir alongside the four kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf […] The post Court bars Police, SSS and Military from evicting Emir Sanusi appeared first on 36ng.
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May Edochie break down in tears as she recounts how she lost multiple businesses after her marriage crashed
Popular actor, Yul Edochie’s estranged wife, May Edochie breaks down in tears as she recounts how her multiple successful businesses crashed. The brand influencer was recently invited to Priceless Hairs Summit where she gave words of encouragement to entrepreneurs and spoke on business startups. She revealed that she didn’t sit around to wallow in self-pity […] The post May Edochie break down in tears as she recounts how she lost multiple businesses after her marriage crashed appeared first on 36ng.
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Singer SEAN KINGSTON faces 10 charges in Florida fraud case
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Singer Sean Kingston is facing 10 charges in Florida after being arrested alongside his mother for racking up about a million dollars worth of merch without paying. From the arrest warrant issued in Broward County, it was gathered that the singer is facing a total of 10 charges related to the raid Sheriff's deputies conducted last week, with the biggest one being an alleged organized scheme to defraud several companies. It is alleged that Sean and his mother, Janice Turner ripped off a jeweler, an exotic car dealer and several other businesses for well into the 6-figures. The car dealer allegation is over a Cadillac Escalade worth $159,701.49 and the jewelry was worth a whopping $480K. Sean is also facing a grand theft charge for an $86,568.33 piece of furniture, a custom bed. The other charges are all related to defrauding banks and writing bad checks. Janice is facing a total of 8 charges. One of the counts against Sean is a probation violation. He was on probation for trafficking stolen property. He's scheduled to appear before a San Bernardino court for his extradition hearing before he's sent back to Florida. He's been held without bail since his arrest last Thursday.
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18-year-old student wins $1million lottery after buying $10 scratch card
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - An American teenager is now a millionaire after winning $1million lottery Jalen McLean, 18, won the jackpot after his sibling, Dasha Silas, bought the Jumbo Bucks ticket on his behalf on May 21. 'He had a huge smile on his face. Like so big it looked like the movie character Venom,' Silas told NC Education Lottery officials. According to FOX 8, Silas purchased the ticket from Valero in Fayetteville later that night and watched her brother scratch it off. McLean, the youngest of five siblings, gave his ticket to North Carolina Education Lottery officials and collected some of his winnings on May 22. Although McLean requested that his sister buy him a scratch card, she was the one who decided to purchase the Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Valero on South McPherson Church Road. The Jumbo Bucks tickets were first released on June 6, 2023, and its top prize is $1 million. According to the NC Education Lottery website, the rules of the game are to match the scratched-off numbers with the winning numbers. Ticket purchasers who get a 10X symbol win 10 times the prize shown for it. McLean told NC Education Lottery officials that he feels like 'the luckiest guy in the universe.' 'How many 18-year-olds win something like this?,' he added. The new millionaire had the choice to walk away with $600,000 or receive his prize as an annuity of $50,000 for 20 years. The NC Education Lottery news release confirmed that McLean had decided to choose the yearly annuity. It means the 18-year-old will receive $50,000 every year until his entire $1 million cash prize is paid. Based on the annuity terms, McLean will likely receive a yearly $50,000 check until he turns 38. He still managed to leave the NC Education Lottery headquarters on May 22 with the first payment, which after required state and federal tax withholdings, came out to $35,753. McLean has yet to reveal everything he plans to do with the entire $1 million, but so far, he will be using some of the cash prize to buy an Audi.
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Peru's President DINA BOLUARTE accused of accepting bribes in form of Rolex watches
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Peru's attorney general has accused the country's president Dina Boluarte of accepting bribes in the form of Rolex watches. Attorney General Juan Carlos Villena on Monday, May 27, said that her receiving the luxury items from a governor amounted to accepting bribes. Villena "presented a constitutional complaint against Dina Boluarte as the suspected author of passive corruption," his office said on X, formerly Twitter. The scandal erupted in March with the discovery of a trove of undeclared luxury Rolex watches and jewellery in the president's possession. Boluarte told prosecutors last month the Rolex watches had been loaned by a friend, the regional governor of Ayacucho, Wilfredo Oscorima. She is being investigated on suspicion of "passive corruption" for receiving improper benefits from public officials. The attorney general's accusation, presented to Congress, does not amount to an indictment because the president has immunity while in power. Prime Minister Gustavo Adrianzen criticized the accusation as "persecution" of Boluarte. "This is nothing more than an example of the systematic persecution in fiscal matters that is carried out against the president in an improper, unconstitutional, and illegal manner," Adrianzen told television Canal N. A congressional committee must now debate the accusation before the whole chamber does so. However, it would be up to the courts to decide whether to put her on trial after her term ends in July 2026. Peru suffers from chronic political instability and has had six presidents in the past eight years. Boluarte took office in December 2022, replacing left-wing president Pedro Castillo, who was impeached and imprisoned for unsuccessfully trying to dissolve Congress. She was his vice president. In 2023, prosecutors opened an investigation in which she stands accused of "genocide, homicide and serious injuries," for the deaths of more than 50 protesters during a crackdown on demonstrations demanding she resign and call fresh elections.
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Vatican apologies after Pope FRANCIS uses offensive slur for gay men
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - The Vatican has apologised after the Pope used a highly offensive word about gay men. Italian media reported on Monday that Francis used the Italian term “frociaggine”, roughly translating as “f****try”, in a private meeting last week when he was asked whether gay men should be allowed to train for the priesthood provided they remained celibate. In a statement, it said: "Pope Francis is aware of the articles recently published about a conversation, behind closed doors, with the bishops of the CEI [the Italian Episcopal Conference of Catholic bishops]. "As he stated on several occasions, 'In the Church there is room for everyone, for everyone! Nobody is useless, nobody is superfluous, there is room for everyone. Just as we are, all of us.' "The Pope never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he apologises to those who felt offended by the use of a term reported by others." Francis made the remark in a closed-door meeting with bishops, when describing priesthood colleges as already too full of "frociaggine" - a highly offensive Italian slur. He is said to have reiterated that gay men should not be allowed to become priests. The remark was reportedly made on 20 May, as first reported by political gossip website Dagospia, when the Italian Bishops Conference held a private meeting with the Pope. "It's all the fault of some bishop who broke his mandate of silence to report the gaffe that occurred last week," reported Il Messaggero, a national paper based in Rome. According to the paper, the Pope's comments came during an informal Q&A session at the annual bishops' meeting which was attended by more than 200 members of the clergy.
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UK launches urgent probe at army barracks after soldier, 23, is found dead just months after another took his own life
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched an urgent investigation after the suicide of a soldier within months of another who took his own life. Sapper Kim Mawa, a 23-year-old from the Royal Engineers, was found dead at Swinton Barracks in Wiltshire, on May 7. His colleagues had raised concerns for the young man's welfare before he was found dead by paramedics at 10.22am. An inquest at Salisbury Coroners Court heard that he died by hanging. One tribute said: 'Spr Mawa, your passing has touched the entire regiment; your loss is deeply felt. 22 Engr Regt will not forget your smile and infectious smile. I hope you are at peace. Mr Ebrima Nyabally, who was just five days into joining a new squadron, took his life just 24 hours after he had been arrested by the Royal Military Police for unknown reasons and released as there was 'nothing to suggest any risk of suicide or self-harm'. A sergeant found him dead in his room during a routine check put in place to ensure his safety. His father, Malang Nyabally, said at the time: 'I am absolutely heartbroken. He did not die in the war, he died in the barracks. My family legacy is broken.' The barracks have been met with a series of tragedies in recent years, with one 23-year-old Fusilier Jake Llewellyn Plumb also found dead in his room after a friend alerted colleagues that they'd received a message warning he was going to kill himself. The young soldier, from Pembrokeshire, hanged himself in his barracks two days after his girlfriend broke up with him, a previous inquest heard.
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Spain, Ireland, Norway recognise Palestinian statehood
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognised a Palestinian state on Tuesday, May 28 in a decision slammed by Israel as a "reward" for Hamas more than seven months into the devastating Gaza war. The three European countries believe their initiative has a strong symbolic impact, likely encouraging others to follow suit. "Recognition of the State of Palestine is not only a matter of historic justice... It is also an essential requirement if we are all to achieve peace," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said before meeting his cabinet. The move, he said, was "not against anyone, least of all Israel". "It is the only way to move towards the solution that we all recognise as the only possible way to achieve a peaceful future -- that of a Palestinian state living side-by-side with the state of Israel in peace and security." Sanchez also said the decision reflected Spain's "outright rejection of Hamas, which is against the two-state solution" and whose October 7 attacks led to the Gaza war. Last week the prime ministers of the three countries announced the move in a coordinated statement. Both the Spanish and Irish cabinets were meeting to formally approve the step on Tuesday morning, while Norway informed Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Mustafa its recognition would also take effect the same day. Entering the cabinet meeting, Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris said it was "an important moment". He said it sent "a signal to the world is that there are practical actions you can take as a country to help keep the hope... of a two-state solution alive". Last week, Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez's far-left deputy Yolanda Diaz hailed the move saying: "We cannot stop. Palestine will be free from the river to the sea", which Israel's Madrid envoy denounced as a "clear call for the elimination of Israel". The slogan refers to the British mandate borders of Palestine, which stretched from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean before Israel was created in 1948. On Tuesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz rebuked Yolanda Diaz's Statement. "Sanchez, as long as you don't fire your deputy and you recognise a Palestinian state, you are participating in the incitement to commit genocide and war crimes against the Jewish people," he wrote on X. Tuesday's move will mean 145 of the United Nations' 193 member states now recognise Palestinian statehood. In 2014, Sweden became the first EU member to recognise a Palestinian state. It followed six other European countries that took the step before joining the bloc -- Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
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One thing I do is, any student that protests, I throw them out of the country. - DONALD TRUMP promises to crush pro-Palestinian protesters if elected
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Former United States President Donald Trump has promised his campaign donors that he would deport "pro-Palestinian" student protesters to get them to "behave" if he returned to the White House for a second term. Trump made the declaration while addressing a roundtable event in New York earlier this month as anti-Israel demonstrations swept the United States, The Washington Post reported. "One thing I do is, any student that protests, I throw them out of the country. You know, there are a lot of foreign students. As soon as they hear that, they're going to behave," Trump allegedly said on May 14. Trump reportedly said that the group of donors encompassed “98 per cent of my Jewish friends". The presumptive Republican nominee said that protests against the Gaza war were part of a “radical revolution” and said to the predominantly Jewish donors that he would push the movement back 25 or 30 years if he defeats Joe Biden in November’s presidential election. “If you get me re-elected, we’re going to set that movement back 25 or 30 years,” said Trump. The college campuses in the United States have been swept by protests since October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel in which nearly 1,200 people were killed.
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United Nations Security Council calls emergency meeting after Israeli attack on Rafah that killed women and children
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - The United Nations Security Council has convened an emergency meeting on May 28, following Israeli strike on a displaced persons camp in Rafah, Gaza, that killed scores including women and children. According to AFP, Algeria requested the closed-door meeting. Algeria is a non-permanent member of the UNSC. Israel was condemned by the entire community for its strike on Rafah, which claimed 45 lives. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu described the strike as a "Grave mistake'" and stated that Israel was investigating the effects on civilians. The US on Monday, May 27 lamented the “devastating” and “heartbreaking” photos from an IDF missile strike carried out the previous night, which targeted two senior Hamas officials. “Israel has a right to go after Hamas, and we understand this strike killed two senior Hamas terrorists who are responsible for attacks against Israeli civilians, but, as we’ve been clear, Israel must take every precaution possible to protect civilians,” said a statement from a National Security Council spokesperson. Hamas health authorities said some 45 people were killed in the strike, which also engulfed several tents and shelters where thousands of people were taking shelter in the area — many of whom after having been repeatedly displaced due to the war. The war in Gaza erupted after Hamas’s October 7 massacre, which saw some 3,000 terrorists burst across the border into Israel by land, air and sea, killing some 1,200 people and seizing 252 hostages amid acts of brutality and sexual assault. About 36,000 Palestinians have been killed and 80,420 have been injured in the Israeli military offensive against Hamas since October 7, according to the Gaza health ministry run by the terror group.
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Squad of six semi-professional footballers behind £260million cocaine empire are jailed for a total of 104 years
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Six semi-professional footballers behind £260million cocaine empire operating across Britain have been jailed for a total of 104 years. Police busted the squad after they caught Luke Skeete, 26, while he was driving a small panel van which had 8kg of Class A drugs packed in the rear. Officers arrested Skeete and a further 123kg of cocaine and 224kg of ketamine were recovered from storage units he controlled in Acton and Chiswick, West London. Specialist detectives also discovered a secure messaging app on Skeete's seized mobile phone linking him to five fellow semi-professional footballers as follows: Chesham United FC's Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, 29, of North Kensington; FK Senica's Jamarl Joseph, 28, of Wembley, North West London; Enfield Town FC's Adam Pepara, 35, of Solihull, West Midlands; Harrow Borough FC's Andrew Harewood, 34, of North Acton, West London; and Margate FC's Melchi Emanuel-Williamson, 29, also of North Acton. Each had an individual handle to conceal their identity, but these were uncovered by experts - and their chats 'demonstrated and evidenced a sophisticated, professional business model the group were operating to supply cocaine through the UK'. Detectives say they spent 'countless hours' examining CCTV which showed the gang coming and going from the storage unit with drugs concealed in holdalls and boxes. And police eventually determined that the gang had all conspired between April and October 2022 to supply more than 2.7 tonnes of high-grade cocaine with an estimated street value of £  to £ 260 million. The group were sentenced to a total of more than a century in prison at Isleworth Crown Court on May 17 having all pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to supply controlled class A drugs, namely cocaine; and conspiracy to supply controlled class B drugs, namely ketamine. Pepara was jailed for 24 years; Hippolyte-Patrick was jailed for 18 years and nine months; and Joseph was jailed for 17 years and six months. Harewood was jailed for 16 years and one month; Emanuel-Williamson was jailed for 14 years; and Skeete was jailed for 13 years and one month. Skeete had previously been jailed for 15 years at the same court in July last year. This came after he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine), possession with intent to supply class B drugs (ketamine), supplying cocaine, and driving while disqualified. Police Constable Perry, from the Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime North team, said: 'The operation we've dismantled here is not some minor undertaking, involving a group of chancers – this is a highly organised criminal group who were supplying drugs on an industrial scale throughout the UK. 'The sentences received reflect the gravity of what they had been doing. This is a criminal group who had otherwise promising careers – semi-pro footballers with other jobs and courses they were undertaking – but they were motivated by making money from drugs that fuel misery and violence on our streets. 'Anyone else wondering if they can make cash from this type of activity should take a look at these sentences and think again because it's only a matter of time before you are caught.' The investigation saw Specialist Crime officers carry out arrest warrants at addresses linked to the group in London and Birmingham on September 28 last year. Police confirmed all of the individuals in question were located, arrested, charged, and remanded in custody. Detective Constable Janes, also from the Specialist Crime North team, said: 'With Skeete's arrest we brought this house of cards down. 'After he was detained we secured valuable evidence on his mobile phone, helping us launch another investigation that led to us identifying his conspirators. 'Forensic examination of that device and invaluable CCTV evidence helped us compile a case so compelling that none of them had any choice but to plead guilty.'
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Minimum wage committee meeting postponed indefinitely
The Tripartite committee on minimum wage has postponed its meeting “sine die”, sources familiar with the matter told our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, sine die means a situation, “without any future date being designated (as for resumption): indefinitely.”Legal choices, a law website also describes sine die as a Latin word […] The post Minimum wage committee meeting postponed indefinitely appeared first on 36ng.
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First anniversary: Nigeria not working – Atiku
As President Bola Tinubu marks his first anniversary in office, a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has criticised the All Progressives Congress-led government saying Nigeria is not working and that “Tinubu is a cocktail of trial-and-error economic policies.” Atiku said this in a statement made available to PUNCH Online and titled: “Nigeria is not working: […] The post First anniversary: Nigeria not working – Atiku appeared first on 36ng.
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Legendary boxer, MIKE TYSON, doing great after health scare on flight
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Legendary American boxer, Mike Tyson's representatives have confirmed the boxer is 'doing great' after a medical emergency during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday. The former heavyweight champion, 57, became nauseous and dizzy, forcing flight staff to ask passengers if there was a doctor on board to provide assistance. Paramedics boarded the plane, which had already been delayed by two hours in Miami because of the heat, once it touched down in Los Angeles to give treatment. It comes just two months before the boxing legend is due to fight YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in Arlington. 'Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,' his representatives told The New York Post. 'He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing. 'He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him.'
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Another court orders eviction of Sanusi
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has ordered the eviction of the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from Gidan Rumfa Palace. Justice S. A. Amobeda who gave the ruling on Tuesday, May 28, said he made the decision in the interest of justice and maintenance of peace in Kano. He also ordered […] The post Another court orders eviction of Sanusi appeared first on 36ng.
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Oshoala wins Women’s UCL best goal award
UEFA has named Asisat Oshoala’s strike in Barcelona’s game against Benfica as the Goal of the 2023/24 Season in the Women’s Champions League. Oshoala netted the last goal with a stunning bicycle kick in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Benfica in their opening group game en route to the Catalans claiming the Champions League for the […] The post Oshoala wins Women’s UCL best goal award appeared first on 36ng.
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Spanish court rules in favour of European Super League faulting UEFA and FIFA’s decision to oppose breakaway European league
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - A Spanish commercial court in Madrid has ruled in favour of the European Super League (ESL), faulting world football governing body FIFA and European football governing body UEFA for threatening to ban any club that joins the breakaway league. The court ruled on Monday, May 27 that the football governing bodies were practising anti-competitive behaviours and abusing their dominant position, a decision which follows a similar ruling by the European Court of Justice in December that sided with ESL. A22 Sports Management, the company behind the ESL, had brought the case against UEFA, FIFA the Spanish Football Federation, (RFEF) and Spain’s La Liga at Madrid’s commercial court. Top clubs in Europe including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Inter Milan, AC Milan Juventus and Juventus announced in 2021 that they had joined a breakaway ESL. However, the clubs were met with strong opposition from FIFA, UEFA, league organisers and fans, prompting all the English clubs involved to quickly backtrack on their plans and some of the clubs were subsequently fined by UEFA, excluding Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for legal reasons. Reacting to the court decision, UEFA said the court “has not given the green light to, nor has it approved, projects like the Super League”, while La Liga added the court “did not endorse” the project. Bernd Reichart, chief executive of A22, disagrees with both UEFA and La Liga’s position, saying the ruling meant “the era of the monopoly is now definitely over” and was “an important step towards a truly competitive and sustainable club football landscape in Europe”.
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ANTHONY MARTIAL Confirms Man United exit after nine years
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Anthony Martial has confirmed that he will leave Manchester United this summer after nine years. Martial’s contract expires at the end of the 2023/24 campaign and having not agreed on an extension, he has announced that he will be departing. In an open letter to supporters on social media on Monday evening, May 27, he said: “Dear Manchester United fans, It’s with great emotion that I write to you today to say goodbye. After nine incredible years at the club, the time has come for me to turn a new page in my career. “Since I arrived in 2015, I have had the immense honour of wearing this shirt and playing in front of you, the best supporters in the world! You have been an unwavering support, through the good times and the difficult. Your passion and loyalty have been a constant source of motivation for me. “I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done for me. Your songs, your encouragement and your love for the club are memories that will remain engraved in my heart forever. “I would also like to express my gratitude to all my teammates, technical staff and all the members of the club I have met during my 9 years here. I am proud to have been able to share these experiences with you. “Manchester United will always be in my heart. This club has left its mark on my career and offered me an incredible opportunity to play in front of you. I’m leaving to take on new challenges, I’ll always be a Red Devil and I’ll continue to follow the club’s results with passion. Thank you again for everything, and see you soon. With all my affection, Anthony Martial.” Martial joined United in 2015 as a teenager from Monaco in a deal worth an initial £36m, potentially rising as high as £57.6m. The forward enjoyed a bright start to life at Old Trafford and scored on his debut with a brilliant solo goal against Liverpool – one of 17 in all competitions that season. He remained a key player for the next few campaigns with his 23 goals in the 2019/20 campaign a career-best. However, inconsistency and injuries blighted his final few years with the club. He joined the Spanish side Sevilla on loan for the second half of the 2021/22 campaign. Martial made just 19 appearances this season under Erik ten Hag, scoring twice. He has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.
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Presidency Refutes Reports of Tinubu Addressing NASS on May 29
The Presidency, on Tuesday, said there was no truth in the announcement that President Bola Tinubu will address a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. Describing the announcement as false and unauthorised, the Presidency said the Office of the President was not involved in the planning such event. The Special Adviser to the […]
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CRISTIANO RONALDO breaks Saudi Pro League scoring record
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Al Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has capped his first full Saudi Pro League season in style by breaking the record for the most goals scored in one campaign. The Portuguese striker, 39, scored a brace in his side's 4-2 win over Al Ittihad on the final matchday to take his tally this season to 35 goals. The previous record was held by former Al Nassr forward and Moroccan international Abderrazak Hamdallah, who scored 34 goals in 2018-19. As a result of his achievements, Ronaldo has now become the first player to be a top goalscorer in four different top flights; the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A and the Saudi Pro League. Ronaldo, who played for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, joined Al Nassr in January 2023.
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