Woman Punished For Extra-Marital Affair; Forced To Carry Husband On Shoulders

< 1 min read A woman has been filmed carrying her husband around on her shoulders as punishment after she was accused of having an affair by her husband. The wife was beaten every time she tried to stop or take a break from carrying her heavy load as she was paraded around the village in India. The woman was jeered at by fellow…

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Pa Ayo Fasanmi dies at 94, for burial August 4

2 min read One of the prominent leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead. He was aged 94 years. He died on Wednesday at Osogbo, Osun State capital. Fasanmi was among core loyalists of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Publicity Secretary, Afenifere (Ilosiwaju Yoruba), Chief Akin Fasae, confirmed the passing on of the leader. He said Baba lived…

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Monica Lewinsky Wins The Internet With Best ‘I Have A Joke’ Tweet

< 1 min read The jury’s pretty much in that Monica Lewinsky just won the “I have a joke” competition now trending on Twitter — and it concerns her relationship as a White House intern with former President Bill Clinton that led to his impeachment for perjury. The informal Twitter contest begins “I have a joke but …” The humour comes in the explanation of why the joke won’t…

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Stranded on ships, 200,000 seafarers struggle in virus limbo

3 min read Indian ship worker Tejasvi Duseja is desperate to go home after months stranded offshore by coronavirus border closures and lockdowns that have left more than 200,000 seafarers in limbo. From engineers on cargo ships to waiters on luxury cruise liners, ocean-based workers around the world have been caught up in what the United Nations warns is a growing humanitarian crisis…

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World Emoji Day – What Are The 117 New Emojis For 2020?

4 min read And what are the top 5 COVID-19 emojis? July 17 is famously displayed on the  Calendar Emoji, which is why it was chosen as the date for World Emoji Day (@WorldEmojiDay). According to Emojipedia, founded by Jeremy Burge in 2014, there are 3,304 emojis  in the Unicode Standard as of March 2020, and reports of last year’s #WorldEmojiDay hashtag generated over 4 billion Twitter impressions. It is…

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Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

< 1 min read Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, local media reported Monday. She was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death. “The 59-year-old daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital in the early hours of this morning,” said public…

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KiKi Layne: ‘It hasn’t hit me yet – I’m going to be Eddie Murphy’s daughter!’

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The If Beale Street Could Talk actor on the joy of learning to do stunts and her forthcoming role in Coming 2 America

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Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, others’ conviction

2 min read Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned until July 21, to hear a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdu-rasheed Bello, and 236 others. A Lagos-based Lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, had approached the court seeking a declaration that the law upon which Akindele and others were convicted was inconsistent with the 1999 constitution….

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The Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after issuing apology to ‘everyone’

3 min read One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital, Seoul, was found dead on Friday after his daughter reported him missing amid a criminal investigation and media reports of alleged sexual harassment. Officers using drones and sniffer dogs found Mayor Park Won-soon’s body at Mt Bugak, in northern Seoul, shortly after midnight following a search…

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Why smart people are more likely to believe fake news

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Research shows that smart people are more susceptible to fake news and conspiracy theories – but why?

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