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A prominent Chinese billionaire has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and fined nearly $500,000 after being found guilty of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in China, a charge frequently used against activists and dissidents, BBC News reported. Billionaire pig farmer and agricultural mogul, Sun Dawu, was guilty of crimes including “gathering a crowd to attack state organs”, “obstructing...
Julian Assange, the embattled WikiLeaks founder has been stripped of his Ecuadorian citizenship over claims of unpaid fees and false documents. According to the AP, Assange has been formally notified by Ecuador that he is no longer a citizen of the country, citing inconsistencies, different signatures, unpaid fees, and possibly altered documents in his naturalization application. Authorities said it was standard...
Nigerian Internet celebrity, Ramon Abbas a.k.a “Hushpuppi” has reportedly pleaded guilty in U.S Federal High court to  conspiracy to engage in money laundering from business email compromise scams and other online crimes. Journalist Evan Ratliff who writes for Bloomberg, tweets that Hushpuppi "will face up to 20 years in prison at sentencing. "In his plea agreement, Abbas admitted to laundering money from the Malta Bank heist...
A Russian truck driver was brutally raped with a metal pipe before being beaten to death after he was wrongly accused of being a paedophile, new details have emerged. Dmitry Chikvarkin was attacked after a 10-year-old girl "joked" that she and a three-year-old had been assaulted. The 48-year-old father of a six-year-old girl, who ran his own trucking business died from...
The video below captured the moment the interim President of Mali, Assimi Goita, was attacked by a knifeman as he was praying at the mosque in celebration of Eid al-Adha. The incident reportedly happened as an imam was directing worshippers outside the mosque for a ritual animal sacrifice at the Great Mosque in Bamako on Tuesday, July 20. “The attacker was immediately...
American music mogul Andre Romelle Young, popularly called Dr. Dre, has been ordered to pay his estranged wife Nicole Young about $3.5 million a year in spousal support, which breaks down to nearly $300,000 a month, according to reports from Page Six, The Blast and Radar Online. The millionaire music executive is to do that or take the option of paying $3.5M annually to Nicole...
A Kenyan man, James Mwaura, who disappeared 47 years ago has found his way back home in Molo, Nakuru County, thanks to Facebook. Mwaura, a now 70-year-old man, went missing in 1974 after he was sent to the shop to buy rice for the family. According to CitizenDigital ,he reportedly lost his way in the process, only to find himself in Nairobi with no money and...
Oklahoma woman who police declared wanted a long time ago in connection with a fatal shooting has been arrested after she commented on police department's Facebook post about her, KFOR-TV reported. Tulsa Police Department makes a Facebook post each week about its ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive of the week. The Police Department posted Wednesday that it was "looking for information about the...
A Chinese woman has been arrested after entertaining viewers with a saucy strip tease in front of stunned commuters. Ms Liu, from Huazhou city in China, was caught on CCTV flashing her underwear during a subway ride in the Vietnam-border city of Nanning in May, according to the report. Footage released by the police shows the 38-year-old passenger sitting next to...
Carolyne Kangogo, the 34-year-old fugitive police officer accused of murdering a male colleague and another man in a hotel room, has been found dead in apparent suicide, according to local media reports. Kangogo’s dead body was found at her parent's home in Anin village, Elgeyo Marakwet County at 8am on Friday. Her lifeless body was discovered lying in a bathroom...
A drunk Brazilian man has been killed by shark after he stepped into the ocean to urinate. The incident happened around 2 p.m. Saturday on a beach in Jaboatao dos Guararapes, a city on the eastern edge of the country, in, according to local reports. Marcelo Rocha Santos, 51, had been drinking with a friend when he felt the need to...
Instagram user who loved hiking and posing for risky photographs plunged to her death on Saturday while taking selfies at the edge of a waterfall in Hong Kong. Sofia Cheung, 32, slipped and plummeted off the Tsing Dai stream in Tuen Mun, near the district of Yuen Long at about 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, according to the report. Cheung...
A woman had to be duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight on Tuesday July 6, after the Airline said she attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the plane midflight. The shocking video originally posted on TikTok showed the gray-haired woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body...
South Africa is battling its worst unrest since the end of apartheid with shopkeepers firing at looters and a woman throwing her baby from a burning mall roof as violence sparked by the jailing of 79-year-old ex-president Jacob Zuma last week. Zuma, 79, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by South Africa’s top court for contempt of court following...
The VP of a Detroit boutique is publicly apologizing for describing a female job applicant as "not that cute" in an accidental email to the applicant. Degrendel is the vice president of operations at Ava Lane Boutique in Auburn Hills and also the husband of the boutique owner. Degrendel's harsh review of the candidate's appearance has now gone viral in a...
A woman from Yorkshire paid a huge price for lying that she was sick only to be seen at the stadium watching semi-final football match between England and Denmark. Digital content producer Nina Farooqi pretended to be sick so she could travel from Ilkley, west Yorkshire, to London for the Euro semi-final match. She said her friend had won last-minute tickets through a...
Tristan Thompson's bank balance will soon get a little bigger as he's just been awarded a cool $50k in the libel case against his paternity accuser. Last year Kimberly Alexander claimed that Khloe Kardashian’s now-ex boyfriend Tristan Thompson was the father of her son, but Thompson took a paternity test, which had a negative result. The Boston Celtics player sued her for...
A Kenyan female police officer is on the run after being declared wanted by Kenyan authorities in the murder case involving a fellow police officer believed to be her lover, and another man also believed to be her lover. Carolyne Kangogo, 34, is accused of killing 28-year-old John Ogweno, a police officer  at Nakuru Central Police Station whose body was...
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated during an attack on his private residence, throwing the Caribbean country into chaos. The sad incident happened early Wednesday July 7, around 1am, according to the country's interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has declared a state of seige in the country. A squad of gunmen stormed the president’s home and fatally shot him, according...
Mother-of-three, Rebecca Dawn Parnell has been hit with a fine after she tried to get her pet horse to attack some children laughing at her as she tried to urinate on grass outside a petrol station. Parnell, 31, had consumed alcohol before deciding to ride her horse to Proserpine BP petrol station so she could use the bathroom but wasn't able...
The Methodist Church Nigeria (MCN) has passed a vote of no confidence on the British Methodist Church, over the latter’s approval of same-sex marriage. The church's decision was disclosed in a statement released by its Director, Media and Public Relations, Rev. Oladapo Daramola, in Lagos. Daramola said that the Church expressed its displeasure over the decision of the British Methodist Church to...
After a four-day search, the woman accused of holding a banner that caused the crash of dozens of cyclists during the first stage of the Tour de France has been arrested and is being interrogated by police. Public prosecutor Camille Miansoni said on Thursday the 30-year-old woman turned herself into police and expressed feelings “of shame, of fear, in the face of the...
Former South African president Jacob Zuma was on Tuesday handed a 15-month jail sentence by South Africa’s top court for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before graft investigators. The panel, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. was set up by Zuma himself, under pressure over mounting scandals, shortly before he was ousted in 2018 by the...
An Indigenous community in western Canada has reportedly found 182 unmarked graves near a former boarding school for Indigenous children, the latest such discovery in recent weeks. The latest discovery of graves near Cranbrook, British Columbia, follows reports of similar findings at two other Catholic-run schools, one of more than 600 unmarked graves and another of 215 bodies, Mail Online...
Popular comedian, Bill Cosby  who was convicted and sentenced in 2018 on charges of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his home  in 2004, is now a free man. The supreme court of Pennsylvania threw out Cosby’s conviction and released him from prison on Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad.” The court...
Perkins Township trustees in Ohio voted 3-0 Monday to fir Tonya Corbin, a longtime resource officer of Perkins school. Corbin, who was placed on unpaid leave since June 15, is accused of using a stun gun on two high school students during a self-defense training class, AP reported. A resolution passed by the trustees Monday stated Officer Tonya Corbin is also...
Thousands of IPOB members and supporters of the Biafran movement in Nigeria took to the street on Wednesday to protest the arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu,54, was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday June 27 for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an...
Nigeria has arrested Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami(SAN), who made the disclosure to journalists on Tuesday, disclosed that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday June 27. He said the arrest was through a joint efforts of the security agencies in Nigeria...
A fireball exploded in a garage underneath London’s Elephant and Castle train station on Monday. The terrifying explosion happened around 1.45 pm, according to the report. Videos and photos shared online show smoke rising across the capital’s skyline from beneath the railway at the south London station as horrified commuters watched on. According to Metro UK, ten fire engines and 100...
Moscow suffered unprecedented heatwave over the weekend with temperatures reaching 36°C (96°F). But in a dramatic turn of events, it was a different story altogether Monday afternoon, with flash rains flooding the city and causing traffic gridlock. One of the capital’s main thoroughfares, Vernadsky Avenue, was turned into a lake, and became impassable by car. One shopping center was turned into...
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