Female teacher sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for sleeping with 13-year-old male pupil

A twenty eight-year-old teacher, Brittany Zamora, a sixth grade teacher with Las Brisas Academy in Arizona, has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with her underage pupil. Zamora, who has since been dismissed from her job, had pleaded guilty to ‘improper behaviour’ with her 13-year-old pupil. She admitted to 10 counts of sexual misconduct with the pupil, in addition to two counts of child molestation and another two counts of exposing him to sexually explicit materials. Zamora is married and had worked as a…

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Ancient City of Babylon Designated Unesco World Heritage Site

The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Iraq had been lobbying since 1983 for the 4,000-year-old site to be added to the United Nations’ prestigious list. The city was famous for its Hanging Gardens, which were among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The site has suffered in recent years – first from the construction of a palace for Saddam Hussein, and later from being used as a base for US troops. The UN World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan to decide…

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Creators shut down App That Virtually ‘Undresses’ Women

After a social media uproar over its potential for abuse, the creators of an application allowing users to virtually “undress” women using artificial intelligence have shut it down. The creators of “DeepNude” said the software was launched several months ago for “entertainment” and that they “greatly underestimated” demand for the app. “We never thought it would be viral and (that) we would not be able to control the traffic,” the DeepNude creators, who listed their location as Estonia, said on Twitter. “Despite the safety measures adopted (watermarks), if 500,000 people…

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Judge orders abortion of 22-week-old pregnancy

A British judge, Nathalie Lieven, on Friday, ordered a mentally disabled woman to abort her 22-week pregnancy despite objections from the woman and her mother. The woman who is described to be in her 20s has developmental disabilities and the mental age of a 6- to 9-year-old. She is reported to be under the care of an NHS trust, as part of the country’s National Health Service. Although the judge admitted in the ruling that it’s an “immense intrusion” to order the abortion against the woman’s will, he argued that it’s in…

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Enraged man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport

32-year-old Nigerian man, Ewohime Apkovweta, went to the Nigeria Embassy in London Monday and destroyed diplomatic cars of the Nigerian High Commission in London. The Commission said the man destroyed about seven cars, some belonging to the mission, and some to guests who parked nearby. Apkovweta was said to be enraged by the fact that his passport wasn’t ready, he then caused thousands of pounds worth of damages to diplomatic cars. He had approached the Embassy to collect his passport at about 2 p.m But was told collection of passports…

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Egypt ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies at 67

Mohamed Morsi, former Egyptian president is dead. He died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong ally of the Islamist president during his brief tenure as Egypt’s leader, paid tribute to Morsi and called him a “martyr”. Morsi, 67, was Egypt’s first…

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Woman Accuses Actor, Cuba Gooding Jr. Of ‘Forcible Touching’

Cuba Gooding Jr., Hollywood actor, has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanour after a 29-year old woman filed a police report claiming the Oscar winner grabbed her breast at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge in Manhattan on Sunday. Gooding Jr. voluntarily surrendered to the NYPD for questioning on Thursday. His attorney Mark Heller, in a press conference, said his client has been cooperative with police, adding that he’s analysed more than 2 hours of video from the night and nothing shows Gooding Jr. commit a crime. Gooding Jr. has also…

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Ahmad Ahmad accused of sexual harassment

A day after he was released by the French Police on Friday, Ahmad Ahmad, the President of the Confederation of Africa Football has been accused of sexual harassment. A public relation consultant from Mali, Mariam Diakite, reported that she was fired by Ahmad for rejecting his advances. Diakite, 34 said she had confrontation with Ahmad in a hotel suite during a conference she was hired to organise in Rabat, Morocco in 2017. She stated that Ahmad informed her he was terminating her appointment because he had informed officials that they…

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Nigeria sued by Switzerland over Detained Vessel

A suit has been filled against Nigeria by the Swiss authorities at the international court over the detention of San Padre Pio, its vessel. The Operation Forward Base of the Nigerian Navy in Bonny, Rivers State, had arrested the ship on January 23, 2018. The oil tanker, registered with canton Vaud shipping company, ABC Maritime, and its crew members were detained for alleged diesel smuggling, and violation of Nigeria’s territorial waters. The captain of the ship had denied the allegations, saying he had all papers covering him and the transactions.…

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Rihanna emerges Forbes World’s Richest Female Musician

Rihanna, American Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house, has racked up a $600 million fortune to become the world’s richest female musician, Forbes said Tuesday. The 31-year-old born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados — has amassed wealth exceeding that of Madonna ($570 million), Celine Dion ($450 million) and Beyonce ($400 million), whose husband Jay-Z was just named the world’s first billionaire rap star. Rihanna’s ranking puts into fresh perspective one of her signature lyrics — “work, work, work,…

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