Muslim woman becomes first hijab-wearing judge in UK

Raffia Ardern, 40, wants ‘to make sure that the sound of diversity is heard loud and clear’ (Picture: Raffia Arshad) A woman who has become the first hijab-wearing judge in the UK says she wants young Muslims to know they can achieve anything they put their minds to. Raffia Arshad, 40, started dreaming of a career in law when she was just 11 – but grew up questioning if there would be ‘people who looked like me’ and if a working-class woman from an ethnic minority background ccould make it…

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Lockdown was a waste of time and could kill more than it saved, claims Nobel laureate scientist at Stanford University

The coronavirus lockdown could have caused more deaths than it saved, a Nobel laureate scientist has claimed. Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the initial scale of the pandemic, suggested the decision to keep people indoors was motivated by ‘panic’ rather than the best science. Professor Levitt also said the modelling that caused the government to bring in the lockdown – carried out by Professor Neil Ferguson – over-estimated the death toll by ’10 or 12 times’. Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the…

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British model, 22, claims Usain Bolt begged her for skimpy photos and called her ‘sexy’ and ‘babe’ just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their first child

A British model claims Usain Bolt begged her for skimpy photos in flirty texts just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their first child. Shari Halliday, 22, told The Sun the three-time Olympic champion sprinter called her ‘sexy’ and ‘babe’ in messages as they chatted on and off after meeting at a nightclub last summer. Despite claiming to have had several conversations, the glamour girl insists Bolt never mentioned his partner of six years, Kasi Bennett, and that she only found out about the birth of his daughter…

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Chilling aerial footage shows mass graves in Brazil as 1,001 more die of coronavirus

A grim video shows rows of mass graves being dug in Brazil, which now has more Covid-19 cases than any other country apart from the US, and suffered 1,001 deaths yesterday Rows of graves are being prepared for coronavirus victims in Brazil Harrowing footage shows mass graves being dug in Brazil as the country’s coronavirus death toll soars. A total of 1,001 people lost their lives to the deadly bug yesterday, and the South American country now has more infections than any other country in the world apart from the…

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US successfully tests laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight

The US successfully tested a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight The amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland conducts a high-energy laser weapon test in the Pacifc Ocean on May 16, 2020. Hong Kong (CNN)A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy’s Pacific Fleet said in a statement Friday. Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser” to disable an…

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Nurse punished for wearing only lingerie beneath transparent PPE gown CORONAVIRUS

The nurse was photographed on a men’s Covid-19 ward (Image: Tulskie Novosti) First pictures of nurse caught wearing only lingerie beneath transparent gown Nurse Nadia faced disciplinary action at the hospital she worked at in Russia after photos emerged of her underwear showing underneath her transparent PPE The first pictures have emerged identifying the Russian medic caught on camera wearing only underwear beneath her highly transparent protective gown. Nurse Nadia, 23, today won a wave of support with demands for her hospital bosses to rescind disciplinary action against her. Doctors…

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COVID-19 – India: Hungry man eats dead dog carcass

Coronavirus in India: Shocking video of a hungry man eating a dead dog’s carcass on the road sparks outrage A man driving on a highway from Rajasthan to Delhi took the video Hungry man feeds on dog carcass in India, video sparks outrage online Indian citizen Pradhuman Singh Naruka, driving on a Rajasthan highway, was in shock as he tilted his camera from his car towards a man on the road devouring a dead dog’s carcass. The incident has once again highlighted how hunger and poverty is ravaging India amidst…

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Nurse who was ‘too hot’ wore just lingerie under transparent PPE on coronavirus ward

The unnamed nurse, who claimed she was ‘too hot’ to wear her uniform and the PPE, was disciplined by hospital bosses in Tula, Russia, after working just underwear on a coronavirus ward A nurse treating coronavirus patients has been photographed wearing just lingerie under her transparent PPE. The unnamed Russian woman was working on a Covid-19 ward, treating only male patients, a a hospital in Tula. The image quickly went viral, as she can be seen wearing matching black bra and knickers as she writes a patient’s chart. But hospital…

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Coronavirus patient shares drastic transformation photos after six-week battle

Mike Schultz, who works as a nurse, worked out six or seven times a week and had no underlying health conditions but had to be intubated for four and a half weeks after catching Covid-19 Mike’s post attracted more than 18,000 likes on Instagram (Image: thebearded_nurse/Instagram) A coronavirus patient has shared shocking before and after photos of the effects the illness had on his body in a bid to prove ‘it can happen to anyone’. Mike Schultz, a nurse from San Francisco, had no underlying health conditions but was forced…

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Terrified mum screamed as she was ‘sexually assaulted in front of her toddler’

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after one woman reported a sexual assault and another alleged a man exposed himself to her in a Sheffield park Police have released these CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to (Image: South Yorkshire Police) A woman screamed for help as she was allegedly sexually assaulted in front of her toddler while walking down a road. Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after linking two…

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Woman rode motorbike naked, got fingered in the street and punched a blind man

A woman has been jailed and banned from entering Woking after she punched a blind man and was caught in the middle of a sex act in the street. Natasha Claus, 36, was described as ‘a mess’ by a judge after she turned up to court four hours late to be handed a 13-month prison sentence. The judge revealed that she had also been caught riding through the Surrey town naked on a motorbike, but added that she was not being sentenced for that particular incident. She pleaded guilty outraging…

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Strip club reopens with ‘masks on, clothes off’ party – but owner admits it’s a ‘risk’

The Den, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has re-opened with its dancers having struggled for income in lockdown due to government support not being open to adult workers, according to the owner A US strip club has re-opened for business, providing ample amounts of hand sanitiser and requiring dancers to wear face masks. The Den, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was back up and running on Friday night with a “masks on, clothes off” party – though the owner admits the move is a “risk”. Officials gave the green-light for bars and restaurants to…

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2kg hair removed from woman’s stomach in Saudi Arabia

In medical rarity, the hair grew inside her abdomen, strangling intestines A mass of hair removed from a woman’s stomach at a Taif hospital. Cairo: A medical team at a Saudi hospital had removed 2 kilograms of hair from a woman’s stomach, ending years of pain, media reported Monday. The woman in her 20s had long suffered from excruciating pain, the cause of which was not clear until recently. She underwent a massive clinical examination at the King Abdul Aziz Hospital in the western Saudi city of Taif that eventually…

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Will coronavirus put an end to sex scenes on film and TV?

I don’t want to get all hormonal teenage boy on you, but I sure hope coronavirus doesn’t spell the end of the sex scene. But it might. For the foreseeable future anyway. With film sets around the world shuttered after coronavirus began to spread, it’s obvious something will change when actors finally return to set. This week, with production given the green light to begin – albeit with a raft of new rules – draft regulations hinted at what the new norm will involve on socially-distant sets. Some I can…

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COVID-19 Pakistan: No food for iftar, man kills himself

Coronavirus: Man in Pakistan commits suicide after watching children have water for iftar His wife said that the family had not eaten for the last five days A glass of water is all a family in Pakistan had for iftar. The father could not bear seeing his children’s condition, so he reportedly ended his life later that night. The tragic incident shed light on the struggles the poor are facing in the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The man’s wife, Amna Bibi, described the incident during a live television interview…

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Heartbreaking story in viral photo of Indian migrant

Coronavirus in India: Image of migrant worker crying on the roadside has a heartbreaking story behind it Photographer reveals that Ram Pukar Pandit was crying because his son died A migrant worker cries on the side of a road in India Last week, a powerful image of a migrant worker in India crying along a roadside captured the struggles the poor are facing. Now, the tragic story behind the man’s expression has surfaced. Press Trust of India (PTI) photographer, Atul Yadav, photographed 38-year-old Ram Pukar Pandit, a migrant labourer living…

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Obama suggests Trump has handled US coronavirus response like a ‘little kid’

Former US President Barack Obama has made a thinly veiled criticism of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a graduation message to high school and college students Barack Obama has taken aim at President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a video message. In a rare public criticism, the former US President gave a thinly veiled assessment of his successor’s record, suggesting that he is not “even pretending” to be in charge. In a speech broadcast to high school and college graduates across the nation, Obama…

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COVID-19: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern turned away from cafe under virus rules

Social distancing rules are in place in New Zealand – no matter who you are Wellington: In New Zealand, no one is exempt from the strict coronavirus prevention measures – not even Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was denied entry to a cafe because of her own social distancing rules. Ardern, her fiance, Clarke Gayford, and a group of friends were turned away from a cafe in Wellington on Saturday because it had already reached its customer limit. “I have to take responsibility for this, I didn’t get organised and…

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Trapped in lockdown, she was stabbed in the eye

A transport ban in Uganda means women are trapped at home with their abusers Seconds after Veronica opened her eyes in the hospital, she knew who had put her there. Her body ached; her head throbbed. The night before, the 25-year-old mother-of-five was busy buying medication for her children in Moroto, a town in northeast Uganda. When Veronica (whose surname we’re not using to protect her identity) returned home, her husband picked up a sharp object and stabbed her in the right eye. He then beat her, and when she…

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Dubai man pulls up at COVID station for test by wife

Keralite in Dubai pulls up at drive-through COVID station to be tested by his wife Friends pictured nurse Sandhya Shyju conducting a drive-through COVID-19 test on her husband Shyju Dubai: Every time she conducts the COVID-19 swab test, Indian nurse Sandhya Shyju prays that the test turns out to be negative for the person. However, her task became that much harder and the prayers more personal when she recently found herself taking a sample from her own husband Shyju. Sandhya told Gulf News how she was on duty at a…

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COVID-19 lockdown: Indian migrant family take pets along on their long walk home, photo goes viral

Coronavirus: Hunger didn’t stop this Indian migrant family from taking care of their pets There was no question of leaving their pets behind, for these migrant workers When India’s COVID-19 lockdown forced a family of migrant workers, to pack their bags and leave Mumbai to return to their villages, there was no question of leaving their pets behind. A photograph of the family, walking on India’s Mumbai-Nasik Highway, holding a puppy and a goose went viral on Twitter today, and started a debate on how, when a crisis strikes, pets…

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COVID-19: ‘I will die as a nurse. I won’t have regrets’

Filipina nurse narrates her experience of fighting the coronavirus pandemic A health worker puts on a protective suit as they conduct mass testing for COVID-19 in Manila, Philippines on Friday, May 8, 2020. AP Manila: When I tested positive for COVID-19, I cried. “Why me?” I kept asking myself and wondered how it was possible? I took all the precautions, yet I got infected. “Why me? I never wanted to be a hero”, I told myself. I thought of all my plans and dreams to fulfil, for me and my…

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Saudi Arabia police drag crying man through street ‘after he threatened to protest’

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Video shows the man, said to be an Egyptian who wanted to return to his homeland, being pulled through the streets of Saudi capital Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA POLICE DRAG CRYING MAN THROUGH STREET AFTER HE THREATENED TO PROTEST LOCKDOWN Shocking footage reportedly shows an Egyptian man being dragged through the street by Saudi police after allegedly threatening to protest over not being not being allowed to return home. The horrifying scenes were reportedly recorded after the man, who has not been named in reports, threatened to demonstrate…

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Alec Baldwin pretends to drink bleach as he mocks Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin impersonated Donald Trump during last night’s Saturday Night Live finale and pretended to drink bleach in a bid to eliminate coronavirus. The actor appeared in the opening sketch where he was invited to give a commencement speech to a bunch of pupils via Zoom when he picked up a bottle of Clorox and took a big swig. ‘Congratulations to the class of Covid-19,’ Alec began. ‘Wow, what incredible energy and excitement I’m feeling right now. Now my valet got the virus, so I had to resort to do…

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Coronavirus: Obama says US response a ‘chaotic disaster’

Former US President Barack Obama has strongly criticised his successor Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus crisis. In a private conference call, he called the US handling of the pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster”. His remarks were made while encouraging former staff to work for Joe Biden’s presidential election team, CNN says. The White House said in response that President Trump’s “unprecedented” action had “saved Americans’ lives”. During the call, Mr Obama said his Republican successor’s approach to government was partly to blame for the US response to…

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Man charged with 2017 murder of young father stabbed to death for his Rolex

A second man has been charged with the murder of a young father who was stabbed to death by moped muggers for his £7,000 Rolex watch. Danny Pearce, 31, was shot at and repeatedly knifed by two attackers after leaving a jazz club in Greenwich, southeast London, with his girlfriend back in July 2017. Jordan Bailey-Mascoll was convicted and jailed for life over his involvement in the killing a year later. Police have now confirmed another man, 23-year-old David Egan, has been charged with murder. gan, from Deptford in southeast…

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Trainer’s horrific death as SeaWorld killer whale ‘tore his organs and bit his body’

Keto the orca was born in captivity and appeared at water parks in water parks in San Diego, Ohio, Texas and the Canary Islands, but in 2009 he attacked his trainer Alexis Martínez Keto the killer whale has spent the whole of his life in captivity, has never swum in the ocean and spends his days entertaining thousands of people at a water park in Tenerife. His mother, Kalina, was the first orca to be born in a SeaWorld theme park and her calf, Keto, arrived in 1995 and has…

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Mum marrying stepson, 20, faces backlash after posting photo with him aged seven

Marina Balmasheva, 35, from Russia shared a photo of her 20-year-old stepson, who she is marrying, of him when he was seven, which has led to heavy backlash from her followers An influencer marrying her 20-year-old stepson posted a picture of herself with him when he was aged seven hoping to win support – but the plan has backfired badly. Instead of persuading people to get behind her, Marina Balmasheva attracted a storm of protest when she shared the before-and-after photo on Instagram for her 420,000 followers. The 35-year-old woman,…

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Brits warned not to sunbathe on 26C bank holiday weekend as lockdown enforced

The public are being urged to stick to guidance and take just one form of exercise per day – and not to linger or gather in parks to enjoy the weather Brits are being urged to stick to lockdown measures and not sunbathe (Image: Getty Images) Brits have been warned not to sunbathe on the upcoming bank holiday weekend as temperatures are forecast to reach up to 26C. The public are being urged to stick to guidance and take just one form of exercise per day – and not to…

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Woman found wandering through town after escaping ‘sex slave’ house

Greater Manchester Police found a woman in her twenties wandering the streets of Salford after she escaped from a property where she was being made to operate as a sex worker A woman was found wandering the streets after escaping a home where she was being forced to work as a sex slave. Officers were called by members of the public to a road in Salford, Greater Manchester at 7.30am on May 2. There they found a woman in her twenties who they believe had travelled to the area from…

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I was hit by a lorry and then beat breast cancer

Strong Women: I was hit by a lorry and then beat breast cancer – I’m definitely a fighter Lena says surviving the horrific truck accident turned her into a fighter (Pictures: Lena) A woman who was paralysed in a horrific lorry crash then diagnosed with breast cancer, is celebrating her first year in remission by inspiring others with a Race for Life at Home challenge. Lena McAllister, 29 from Carlisle, discovered a golf ball sized lump in her breast two years ago and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It was…

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First male gay couple to be offered IVF on NHS will welcome baby son this summer

Ross (left) and Chris Muller (right) are having a baby via surrogacy this summer (Picture: Mirrorpix) The first gay men to be offered IVF treatment on the NHS have revealed they are expecting a baby boy this summer. Ross and Chris Muller say they and their families can’t wait to meet their son, who will be born via a surrogate in early August. The couple, from Edinburgh, are believed to be the first male same-sex couple to undergo fertility treatment through the national health service after a blanket ban on…

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My abusive husband kicked me out so I had to sleep on the street during lockdown

Less than a month ago, I could never have imagined myself sleeping under a bush during a global health emergency. It sounds conceited now, but homelessness was something that happened to other people – not me. However, after a drunken row with my emotionally abusive husband during the coronavirus lockdown, this impossible scenario became my reality. I first met Neil* at my university freshers’ fair. He was (and still is) the only boy I’d ever kissed. The first time we slept together, he told me sex would allow us to…

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I was sexually harassed at work when I was 16 and had no idea what to call it

He would grope me, make sexual comments towards me. I’d react negatively and tell him to stop but he would say it’s just banter (Picture: supplied) When I was 16 and working as a chef in a hotel restaurant, I was sexually harassed by a colleague. During a busy evening shift, another chef was looking for a knife and while we were standing next to each other, he squeezed my bum. I froze completely. He, on the other hand, got on with his work as if nothing had happened. When…

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China makes cartoon taunting US for ignoring coronavirus threat its officials ‘lied about’

China’s state-controlled Xinhua news agency has shared a new animation mocking the US for failing to take the Covid-19 threat seriously, despite growing evidence Chinese officials themselves lied about it (Pictures: Xinhua News Agency) China’s state news agency has released a cartoon goading the United States for ignoring the threat of Covid-19 its communist leaders reportedly lied about. The ‘Once upon a virus’ propaganda, shared by the government-controlled Xinhua news agency, sees a Lego-like terracotta warrior reporting pneumonia-like illnesses to the World Health Organization in December 2018. A month later,…

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‘My body, my choice’: Protesters objecting to UK lockdown rules take part in ‘mass group hug’ outside Scotland Yard claiming they ‘do not consent’

Coronavirus lockdown protesters defy rules with group hug outside Scotland Yard A group of around 20 people have gathered outside Scotland Yard – the Metropolitan Police’s headquarters in central London – to protest against the lockdown, which is designed to stop the spread of the infectious disease People protesting the coronavirus lockdown have been seen hugging in front of the Metropolitan Police’s headquarters. A group of about 20 people gathered outside the central London police station Scotland Yard today. They huddled together while holding their signs, declining to follow government…

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Hello, My Name Is… Muhammad Ali – and I’m a boxer

When you’re a boxer called Muhammad Ali, everyone thinks you’ve chosen the name – but in my case, it’s just a happy coincidence. My parents don’t even like boxing and there is zero history of anyone in my family taking up the sport. Although Mum and Dad didn’t make the connection, everyone else did. From as early as I can remember, people would ask me if I boxed. I thought, ‘wow, I’m named after a legend, I have some expectations to live up to’. I would chat to my mum…

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Coronavirus second wave could be even worse than the first, Chris Whitty warns

Professor Chris Whitty said its important we keep the rate of transmission below one or we risk a more severe second wave of coronavirus (Picture: Getty – PA – Downing Street) A second wave of coronavirus could be ‘more severe’ than the first and spread more rapidly if it hits the UK in winter, England’s chief medical officer has warned. Every country seeking to ease lockdown measures now must negotiate an ‘extremely difficult balancing act’ to keep the pandemic under control in the months to come, Professor Chris Whitty said.…

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Man who infected three women with HIV jailed for ‘unforgivable’ crimes

A man who played Russian roulette with the health of dozens of women by failing to tell them he was HIV positive before having sex has been jailed for eight years after infecting three of them. John Rodney, 60, tested positive for the virus in August 2013 but continued to have unprotected sex for years after. Bristol Crown Court heard Rodney, from Swindon, only sporadically took medication that would have reduced his risk of passing it on. In one case he even denied having it, instead claiming to have another…

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Cardi B screams in agony as she gets bikini wax during coronavirus lockdown

Cardi B isn’t letting the coronavirus lockdown stop her from keeping up with beauty maintenance but she certainly paid the price judging by her pain as she got a bikini wax. The Bodak Yellow rapper was filmed getting the beauty treatment done on Sunday (26 April) although it’s not known if she left her home in Atlanta or had the beauticians visit her, with coronavirus lockdown rules in the US closing salons. Still, she adhered to protection measures by wearing a face mask while her beautician wore gloves to avoid…

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Tinder date left ex scarred for life after setting dog on her in row on birthday

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Lucy Jackson-Stifanese, 31, met Ben Robertson on Tinder – and within a few weeks they were living together. She then found out he had a history of domestic violence Lucy Jackson-Stifanese and Ben Robertson met on Tinder A man set a dog on his girlfriend on her birthday, leaving her needing more than 30 stitches and scarred for life. Lucy Jackson-Stifanese, 31, met “charming” Ben Robertson on Tinder – and within a few weeks they were living together. Three months later, he hit her for the first…

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India rapist damages eyes of six-year-old victim

Police in India have launched a manhunt after a six-year-old girl was abducted outside her home in Madhya Pradesh state and raped. The attacker inflicted severe injuries to the child’s eyes, in an apparent attempt to stop her identifying him. She is in a critical condition in hospital in Jabalpur city, police told the BBC. The state’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called the attack “shameful”. Police said that the girl had been playing with friends near her home in a village in Damoh district on Wednesday evening when she…

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Police officer paralysed after being kicked by woman he was taking into custody

Pc Darren Triggs can never walk again after he was kicked in the back, which left him with a blood clot on his spine and needing emergency spinal surgery, leaving his wife devastated A police officer has been left paralysed from the chest down after being kicked in the back by a drunken woman he was taking into custody. Pc Darren Triggs needed emergency spinal surgery after a blood clot was found on his spine just weeks before his wife Rosie was due to give birth to their third child.…

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India has not done enough for poor in lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown: Nobel prize economist says India must do more for poor A Nobel-prize winning economist has said India needs to be “much more generous” in providing relief to the millions of people who have been direly hit by the ongoing lockdown. “We haven’t done anything close to enough,” Indian-American academic Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, told the BBC. After imposing the lockdown on 24 March, India announced a $23bn (£18bn) relief package. Much of it involves cash transfers and food security for the poor. “We don’t want anyone to remain hungry,…

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Two cats test positive for coronavirus in New York

A small number of pets have tested positive for Covid-19 worldwide Two cats have tested positive for coronavirus in New York State, marking the first confirmed cases in pets in the US. The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods. The finding adds to a small number of confirmed cases of the virus in animals worldwide. It comes after tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive…

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Mum-of-three awakes from coronavirus coma to find she is pregnant with twins

Danielle Martin, 32, knew she was nine weeks pregnant but had no idea it was twins (Picture: Caters News Agency) A pregnant mum-of-three has woken from a coronavirus induced coma to find she is expecting twins. Danielle Martin, 32, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, was left fighting for her life when she was rushed to hospital while nine weeks pregnant and diagnosed with Covid-19. But the ‘living nightmare’ later turned to joy when doctors revealed that she and partner Bryan, 32, are expecting not one, but two babies. The stay-at-home mum’s…

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Coronavirus: US health official warns of dangerous second wave

A second wave of coronavirus cases in the US could be even worse than the first, the country’s top health official has warned. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield said the danger was higher as a fresh outbreak would likely coincide with the flu season. It would put “unimaginable strain” on the US health care system, he said. The US has seen more than 800,000 cases – the highest in the world. More than 45,000 people have so far died with coronavirus across the US, according…

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Escort girl still seeing seven men an hour in her camper van – insisting she’s ‘an essential service’

EXCLUSIVE: Kirie Redfield shockingly claims her job is vital like doctors and nurses as she continues to operate her camper van, touring Yorkshire towns and picking up men Brazen Kirie Redfield defends her work in the sex industry (Image: Channel 4) An escort girl outrageously claimed she is as important as doctors and nurses after inviting customers into the back of her camper van. Kirie Redfield broke coronavirus lockdown laws by seeing seven men in less than an hour on a business park near a football stadium. The brunette, who…

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‘Drunk’ woman told cop she had coronavirus – then coughed on him with all her might

Cecilia Flores was filmed telling a police officer she had coronavirus – before opening her mouth and coughing at him as hard as she could (Pictures: KFOR) A drunkard was charged with terrorism after she was filmed coughing with all her might on a police officer who warned her about social distancing rules. Cecilia Flores, from Ponca City in Oklahoma, hacked her throat theatrically at a cop after he refused to shake her hand because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Flores, who sparked a callout after she allegedly tried to…

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Doctors bust myth that ‘drinking breast milk can cure coronavirus’

The strange theory suggests that breast milk ‘contains COVID-19 antibodies’ that when consumed, can protect you from catching the virus From claims that 5G causes coronavirus to assertions that eating garlic can cure the disease, the internet is awash with bizarre conspiracy theories amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Now, a strange theory is doing the rounds, claiming that ‘drinking breast milk can cure coronavirus.’ The theory suggests that breast milk ‘contains COVID-19 antibodies’ that when consumed, can protect you from catching the virus. However, doctors have now busted this myth,…

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To India our lives are worth less than $1

India coronavirus: The underpaid and unprotected women leading the Covid-19 war Some 900,000 female community health workers are on the frontline as part of India’s battle against Covid-19. But they are poorly paid, ill-prepared and vulnerable to attacks and social stigma, reports BBC Marathi’s Shrikant Bangale. “The value of our life is just 30 rupees [less than $1], according to the government,” says Alka Nalawade, a community health worker in the western state of Maharashtra. “The government is paying us 1,000 rupees ($13; £10) a month for corona-related work,” she…

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Motorcyclist who lost leg in crash becomes model and shows off stump with pride

Motorcyclist who lost leg in horror crash becomes model to inspire other amputees to show off their stumps Tahlor, 26, took the brave decision to have her leg amputated despite the best efforts of doctors to save her leg. (Picture: Casey Withers Photography/Tahlor Self) A motorcyclist whose leg was amputated after a horrific crash has become a model to show off her stump with pride. Tahlor Self, 26, has said she wants to inspire other amputees to embrace their appearance by revealing all in front of the camera. Tahlor’s life…

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