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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress
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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan has sparked anger after he appeared to link the rise in rape to how some women dress. The Pakistani leader made the comments during a recent live event dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” in which he answers questions from the public. During his appearance on the show, Khan said the traditional Islamic head covering – would protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. He also said vulgarity and obscenity combine to destroy societies and families. “If you keep increasing vulgarity in a society, then definitely there will be this impact,” he said. “What is the whole concept of observing the veil? It is so that there is no temptation in society. Each individual does not have the willpower or stre...
Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom
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Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has sent Antonio Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. According to the Telegraph, Rudiger was dismissed to calm down after pushing and shoving between him and Kepa. The disagreement between both players was sparked by a late tackle by Rudiger on the Spain international, who reacted strongly, and things escalated into a physical confrontation. However, Tuchel quickly decided his compatriot Rudiger had not calmed down enough to finish training, so he cooled off indoors while Kepa continued the last five minutes of the training session at Cobham. Rudiger later took it upon himself to apologise unforced, with Tuchel now happy the matter is closed and not expecting any lasting fight between both ...
Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him
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Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him

A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August 2020, while Blake was about to get into an SUV during a domestic dispute. The shooting of Blake, captured on video sparked another protest over police brutality and racism. It happened three months after George Floyd, another black man died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis. Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Blake said he picked it up before heading to a vehicle to drive away with two of his children in the b...
Meet The Man Whose Viral Video Sparked #EndSARS Protests
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Meet The Man Whose Viral Video Sparked #EndSARS Protests

He obviously didn’t know that the video he was shooting at Ughelli, Delta State would trigger an outrage that would reverberate across the country. Prince Nicholas Makolomi merely felt he owed it a duty to alert the authorities and Nigerians to the illegal activities of some policemen. But once uploaded on the social media, the video went viral as it generated interest especially among activists opposed to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police. The development sparked tension across the country and led to a mob attack on an off-duty SARS operative, Sergeant Ohwovwiogor Fidelis, at the Ughelli Central Garage axis with the mob him attempting to set him ablaze but for the intervention of a Good Samaritan. Makolomi was subsequently arrested by the police but not b...
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George Floyd’s 6-year-old Daughter Offered Full Scholarship to Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has announced it would give a full scholarship to George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd when she's college-age. TSU made the announcement on Tuesday night, the day George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston. TSU said on the school’s Facebook page: 'The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU) honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.= 'The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna. TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the Univer...
Pope Francis Reacts to the Death of George Floyd
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Pope Francis Reacts to the Death of George Floyd

Pope Francis has reacted to the death of George Floyd. "We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism," the pontiff said on Wednesday, June 3, in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by US police that has sparked nationwide protests. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church however, condemned the violence that followed George Floyd's death as "self-destructive and self-defeating." He said: "Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost." Pope Francis said he was praying for Floyd and "all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism." Since Floyd's death, protests have been held in cities across the country and some of them turned violent.
Germany sends China £130bn bill for ‘coronavirus damages’
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Germany sends China £130bn bill for ‘coronavirus damages’

GERMANY has rattled China after joining the United Kingdom, France, and the United States in a rare attack after Berlin called out Beijing’s responsibility for the global pandemic and even issued a £130bn invoice. The country has sparked outrage in China after a major newspaper put together a £130bn invoice that Beijing “owes” Berlin following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has followed France, the UK and the US in directing its coronavirus anger at China, where the virus originated. Recent attacks come amid findings that Beijing appeared to cover up the true scale of the crisis, as the source of the outbreak remains a mystery. On Saturday, Donald Trump warned that China should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for unleashing the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process
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Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process

Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. The US president chose a Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, to tell the House of Representatives and Senate intelligence committees of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson. In a letter, Trump claimed it was “vital” that he had confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general, and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general”. The president would nominate an individual who has his full confidence at a later date, he added. There was swift condemnation from Democrats. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, said: “Pre...
Polls Open in Nigerian Election
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Polls Open in Nigerian Election

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. President Muhammadu Buhari was one of the first in the queue when the nearly 120,000 polling stations began opening at 0700 GMT. He voted in his hometown of Daura, in northwest Nigeria. Buhari, 76, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, and surrounded by a crowd of supporters. As he emerged from the polling booth, he was asked whether he was confident of winning. “I will congratulate myself. I’m going to be the winner,” he told reporters. Buhari is seeking a second term of office but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president from ...

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