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Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event

Monday, December 10, 2018

US singer Beyoncé has performed as part of the lavish festivities at the latest extravagant Indian celebrity wedding. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week. Beyoncé was one of many celebrities flown in, along with Bollywood stars and guests like Hillary Clinton. It comes on the heels of several recent Indian weddings competing for glamour,…

‘I can’t breathe!’: Final words of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are revealed in new transcript of his gruesome killing

Monday, December 10, 2018

An audio recording has revealed the harrowing last words of journalist Jamal Khahsoggi as he was brutally killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. A source, who read a translated transcript of the recording, said that the journalist repeated several times ‘I can’t breathe’ moments before his death. The recording also captured the horrific sounds of Khashoggi’s body being dismembered with a saw – while his alleged killers…

Kosovo: Survivors of wartime sexual violence speak out

Monday, December 10, 2018

While she was being raped by a Serbian policeman and a civilian, Vasfije Krasniqi asked the policeman to kill her. She was only 16 when the men took her from her family home in Northern Kosovo on April 14, 1998. Back then, she saw death as the only possibility to escape her ordeal. “But he answered: No, you will suffer more if you stay alive,” Vasfije Krasniqi said in an…

German rail strikes cause widespread delays

Monday, December 10, 2018

Long-distance rail travel came to a halt across Germany on Monday morning, with regional trains also heavily affected, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and the southwestern cities of Karlsruhe and Mannheim. There were also cancellations in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, Hamburg and Lower Saxony. Services slowly resumed after 9 a.m. but disruptions are set to continue throughout the day, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said. Workers walked off the job for four hours during rush-hour…

UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Mark Allen to win seventh title

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the UK Championship for a record seventh time by outclassing Mark Allen 10-6 in York. O’Sullivan retained his title to move to 19 World, UK and Masters trophies – surpassing Stephen Hendry’s record in the ‘Triple Crown’ events. A run of six frames in a row allowed the Englishman to dominate the final. Northern Ireland’s Allen rallied to trail 9-6, but O’Sullivan closed out the match with…

Midwives slammed for discussing mum’s ‘unusual’ pubic hair – right after she had given birth

Monday, December 10, 2018

As we have seen recently, there are a wide variety of ways men and women can style their pubic hair – from landing strips to vajazzles and more. Or if they prefer, they may choose to simply let it grow, au naturale. But whatever a person decides to do with their body is completely up to them and it’s certainly not our place to comment on it. This is perhaps…

Khloe Kardashian ‘trying for second baby’ with cheating Tristan Thompson

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Khloe Kardashian is reportedly trying for a second baby with boyfriend Tristan Thompson despite his infidelity. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was heavily pregnant when pictures of the NBA star cheating with a string of women emerged. Khloe, 34, went into labour and their daughter True was born within days of 27-year-old Tristan ‘s cheating being exposed. Fans have seen on her family reality show that Khloe put her problems with…

A growing number of Balts are struggling with debt despite the growing economy

Friday, December 7, 2018

In the wake of a long period of economic growth, savings have gone up – but so has indebtedness. A growing number of people are struggling: every fifth European needs to borrow in order to pay bills. That group has increased from 15% three years ago to 20% this year. In the Baltics, the situation differs from country to country. Every third Latvian has borrowed money to pay bills. In…

Pamela Anderson attacks Italy’s Minister Salvini as she warns of fascism

Friday, December 7, 2018

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson has attacked Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and warned that the country is ‘sliding towards fascism. On Twitter the actress warned that Italy’s ‘anti-migration sentiment’ and France’s yellow vest protests are European problems. “Italy is a beautiful country and I love it so much, from its food to its fashion, from its history to its arts, but I am very worried about the current trends…

France to deploy 65,000 security personnel for next ‘gilets jaunes’ protest

Thursday, December 6, 2018

France will deploy 65,000 security personnel on Saturday for more protests from the ‘gilets jaunes’ (‘yellow vest’) movement. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe told French senators on Thursday that ‘exceptional measures’ were being put in place for the demonstrations. France has been rocked by consecutive weekends of demonstrations from the ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters. The movement began online over moves to raise a fuel tax but have since snowballed into anger over…