Entries by Sara C Nelson

Teenage Girl Burned In ‘Honour Killing’ For Helping Her Friend Elope

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 8:04 AM

A teenage girl was burned to death on the orders of a local tribal council in Pakistan, in a so-called honour killing as punishment for helping one of her friends elope, police say.

The charred body of 16-year-old Ambreen Riasat was found in a burned-out van in the tourist...

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Running Man Police Dance Battle Reaches Scotland

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 7:22 AM

Police officers around the world are rising to the challenge to show off their best dance moves.

The latest officers to take part in the craze are these Scottish constables, who fittingly chose Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop upon which to strut their stuff.

Naturally there was a tartan-clad bagpiper on the scene and the officers threw in snippets of the Highland Fling to jazz up their efforts. 

It came in response to a challenge which originated from police in New Zealand as part of a recruitment drive.

The New Zealand force released a video of officers doing the "running man" dance and threw down the gauntlet to other forces around the world, including the NYPD, to do the same.

Police Scotland posted the video, which includes officers dancing in front of a police car at Edinburgh Castle, on Twitter and Facebook stating: "We accepted #RunningManChallenge from @NYPDnews and pass it to @metpoliceuk @TorontoPolice and our own @PolScotCollege."

The clip had been viewed more than 599,000 times by Thursday morning.


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Chimpanzee Attack Victim Hospitalised As Her Body 'Rejects Face Transplant'

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 5:51 AM

A woman who received a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee, is back in hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the tissue.

Charla Nash lost her nose, lips, eyelids and hands when she was mauled in 2009 by her employer's 200-pound pet chimpanzee...

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Etihad Turbulence: 32 Suffer Broken Bones & Other Injuries

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 5:07 AM

Thirty-one passengers and one crew member aboard an Etihad Airways flight were injured when their plane ran into sudden turbulence.

The injuries occurred on Wednesday as flight EY474 prepared...

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Vauxhall Fire: South West Trains Advises Alternative Routes after Clapham Junction Chaos

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2016 | 3:17 AM

Early morning track fire attended by 21 firefighters and 4 engines 

Flames extinguished at 8.30am leaving 4 out of 8 lines closed

• Nearby Clapham Junction Station...

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Woman Who Answered Lonely Hearts Ad 'Tortured To Death By Couple In House Of Horrors’

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:04 AM

A couple are in custody in Germany for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and beating her until she died.

The woman, who had apparently answered an online personal ad, had been held in the couple's house outside the western town of Hoexter for nearly two months.

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Jedward Obsessed Woman Jailed For Having Sex With Boys Aged 14

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 9:38 AM

A woman who boasted about her lust for popstar twins Jedward and had sex with two 14-year-old boys, has been jailed for two years. 

Kirstin MacRuary, 39, had sex with the boys at her house after grooming them via social media. 

MacRuary has an obsession with Irish music act Jedward...

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Neo-Nazis Receive Fist Of Defiance From Anti-Racism Protester Tess Asplund

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 7:04 AM

This image of an activist who stood in the path of neo-Nazis marching through Sweden, with her fist raised defiantly in the air has become a powerful symbol in the ongoing fight against racism.

Tess Asplund was pictured in Borlänge, a traditionally left-wing stronghold 130 miles north of Stockholm, where...

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Madeleine McCann News: Parents Deliver Message Of Hope On Ninth Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 6:32 AM

As the parents of missing Madeleine McCann marked nine years since their little girl vanished, they have insisted: “there will always be hope” in the hunt for their daughter.

Kate and Gerry McCann marked the painful anniversary on Tuesday, amid doubt over the future of the British...

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The Poor And Hungry Should Not Be Punished For Stealing Food, Italian Court Rules

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 6:15 AM

Italy's top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime.

Roman Ostriakov had been about to leave the store after paying for breadsticks but not for the hot dogs and some cheese worth €4.07 he had...

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Afeni Shakur, Mother Of Tupac, Dies Aged 69

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 9:50 AM

Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rap star Tupac Shakur, has died. She was 69-years-old.

The Marin County, California, Sheriff's Department confirmed her death on Twitter. No further details were provided, the Associated Press reports.

Born Alice Faye Williams, Shakur changed her name as an adult...

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Saudi Arabia Brides To Receive Marriage Certificates For First Time

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 7:45 AM

Brides in Saudi Arabia will be given copies of their marriage contracts for the first time in history.

The privilege has been one reserved only for grooms in the past and the move represents a small step towards improving women’s rights in the Gulf kingdom.

Emirates 24/7...

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Alton Towers’ Galactica Leaves Passengers Dangling In The Air After Rain Stops Ride

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 6:44 AM

Dozens of passengers on the Alton Towers ride Galactica were left dangling 20m in the air after heavy rain caused it to stop.

There were 28 people trapped in the rollercoaster on Bank Holiday Monday when it suddenly came to a halt.

Though a spokesman for the Staffordshire theme...

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Madeleine McCann News: 9th Anniversary Of Abduction

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 5:53 AM

Tuesday marks exactly nine years since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The anniversary comes as the British probe into the missing toddler looks set to draw to a...

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Sex Toy Mistaken For ‘Fallen Angel’ By Indonesian Villagers

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 4:28 AM

Rescued from the ocean by fishermen, this naked girl, with fair skin and a beatific expression, prompted villagers from a remote Indonesian province to believe they had been blessed by an angel.

“Excitement!” exclaimed one early headline cited by The Times, adding: “Angel in Sulawesi found fallen from...

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Prince Harry's Invictus Games 2016 Video With The Queen And The Obamas Might Break The Internet

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 11:16 AM

Prince Harry and the Obamas have been engaging in some high level trash talking ahead of the Invictus Games in Florida this year – and even the Queen is...

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UK Weather Forecasters Warn Snow Will Blight Bank Holiday Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 10:48 AM

If you’re planning on making a dash for it on Friday afternoon be warned you’ll be contending with some pretty wintry conditions.

Hail, sleet and snow are expected to...

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Brother Murders Sister In ‘Honour Killing’ For Speaking To Man On Her Mobile Phone

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 8:18 AM

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of using a kitchen knife to murder his teenage sister.

Hayat Khan is said to have attacked Sumaira in a so-called honour crime after finding her speaking to a man on her mobile phone.

The incident occurred at the pair’s family home...

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Plastic Surgery Addict Rodrigo Alves ‘Will Get £50,000 Nose On NHS’

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 6:46 AM

A plastic surgery addict who has spent over £300,000 to look like a Ken doll claims he is to get a new £50,000 nose on the NHS after his body rejected his latest implant. 

Rodrigo Alves has had 42 body-changing operations - including liposuction, six-pack implants and Botox fillers -...

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Madeleine McCann 'Was Abducted During Botched Burglary'

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 5:54 AM

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann believe the little girl may have been abducted during a bungled robbery.

Madeleine, who was then nearly four, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007, as her parents dined at...

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