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Pakistani police accused of inaction in woman's stoning death

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Husband of the woman stoned to death

Pakistani police officers will be investigated because they didn't intervene when a woman was publicly beaten to death with bricks, a court official said Friday.

Pakistani Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, speaking live on state TV Friday, said he's asked the police inspector general to provide a full report on the so-called honor killing of Farzana Parveen, 25, who apparently died because she married a man against her family's wishes.
"I have also ordered that a case be filed against the police officers present at the crime scene," Jillani said, because it appears the "cops helped the criminals by watching the crime as silent spectator."
Authorities said they arrested two of the woman's cousins, an uncle and a driver. Her father was arrested earlier.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday called the killing "totally unacceptable" and said it's a "great shame" for such a crime to ha…

Donald Sterling sues NBA for $1 billion, as questions over his mental state loom

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Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling made clear he wasn't going away Friday, suing the NBA for more than $1 billion for its decision to ban him for life and force him to sell the franchise.
The lawsuit -- which was provided to CNN by Sterling's lawyer and wasn't unexpected -- marks the latest twist in a case that began last month when TMZ posted a recording in which Sterling made racist comments. It also comes amid fresh questions about the 80-year-old's mental state, which raises the issue of how much control he has or should have with the Clipppers.

Sterling's inflammatory remarks to his companion, V. Stiviano, spawned outrage among NBA fans, players and executives. Chief among the latter was NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who banned Sterling, fined him $2.5 million and pushed through a charge to terminate all of his ownership rights in the franchise.
Sterling's camp, in its lawsuit, claim that the move to terminate his ownership "is unconstitu…

2 more men arrested in gang-rape of teens left hanging from tree in India

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Indian authorities arrested two more men in the gang-rape of two teenage girls found hanging from a mango tree in a rural northern village.
Angry villagers surrounded the bodies for hours when they were found Wednesday, accusing police of siding with the suspects and blocking them from taking the girls down.
The allegations fueled anger in the community, but calm was restored after authorities promised to take action.
The arrests of a police constable and another man on Friday night bring the number of suspects in custody to five, authorities said.
All five men -- three brothers and two police officers -- are facing rape and murder charges, said R.K.S. Rathore, a senior police officer.

More charges

In addition to the rape and murder charges, the police officers have been charged with conspiracy in the crime and negligence of duty, but the prosecution may review the counts as the investigation progresses, he said.
The shocking attack on the cousins ages 14 and 16 sparked outrage in Kat…

Democracy Day: Jonathan ‘drives’ Made-in-Nigeria car

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President Goodluck Jonathan, today, as part of activities to celebrate the country’s Democracy Day ‘drove’ a Made-in-Nigeria car by Nissan.













In a series of tweets shared by the Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati (@abati1990), President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President, Nnamdi Sambo were presented with the key of one of the Made-in-Nigeria cars, which they test run as confirmed by the Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Reno Omokri (@renoomokri). Abati noted that it is part of the transformation agenda of the president and a plus to Nigeria’s automobile industry.
The president also presented a publication on the Transformation Agenda, 2013-2014 at the ICC, Abuja. He also said the cars are available for sale at affordable prices and ready for export. Other dignitaries at the event include former VP, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; serial entrepreneur, Ashish J. Thakkar, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Oladipo Diya and  CJN Maryam Mukhtar among others.

Nigeria: Islamic leader on way to funeral killed by militants

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Gunmen on Friday shot dead a Nigerian Islamic traditional leader in the northeastern state of Borno as he and other Muslim royals were heading to a funeral, the state government said.
Idrissa Timta, emir of the town of Gwoza, was killed as he and two other emirs were traveling to the funeral of an emir in neighboring Gombe state, Borno government representative Bab Ahmed Jidda said.
Jidda said the attackers are suspected to be members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The country's defense ministry, which also reported the attack, called the gunmen a "band of terrorists" but did not identify their affiliation.

The emir of Uba, Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza, and the emir of Askira, Abdullahi Ibn Muhammadu Askirama, escaped unhurt, according to Jidda.
The gunmen specifically targeted the vehicle holding the three emirs and opened fire, Jidda said.
A police escort was shot and injured in the attack, Jidda said.
Wali Ibrahim, a member of the Gwoza royalty and a close aide…

NY Police searching for Nigerian high school student who attempted suicide

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Nigerian-American student Omotayo Adeoye (pictured above) went missing after attempting to commit suicide. Omotayo, a student of High School of Mathematics and Science, had attempted suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge Thursday afternoon May 29th around 3.30pm.

According to Sahara Reporters, New York Police say they were told by eye-witnesses that Omotayo jumped from the bridge and hit the Hudson River but astonishingly survived the jump as she was seen surfacing from the river shortly after jumping and then swimming towards the New York bank of the Hudson river. She hasn't been seen since then.

Police officials told SR that Adeoye is “still considered missing” and that their investigation in this case is ongoing.

Former Edo Gov. Igbinedion Broke, His Business In Ruins After Losing N3.3billion To Venezuelan Conmen - Part 2-PREMIUM TIMES

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Although money laundering cases against him show that Lucky Igbinedion may have stolen several millions of dollar from the treasury of Edo State during the eight years he was governors, details from a court case he instituted against Venezuelan state owned oil company, Petroleos De Venezuela S.A (PDVSA) and alleged conman, Fransisco Gonzalez, suggest that the scam may have caused serious damage to his finances.

In 2007 the ex-governor lost over N3 billion to Venezuelan fraudsters in a botched fuel import deal. He has since instituted a $600 million suit against PDVSA and Mr. Gonzalez in a U.S. District Court in New York.

Court documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES revealed that two Manhattan-based law firms previously contracted by Igbinedion’s company, Skanga Energy and Marine limited, have withdrawn from the case over non-payment of their retainer.

One of them, a personal injury law firm, Robert Dunne LLC, quit because of the inability of Mr. Igbinedion’s Skanga to pay fee as low as $3,8…

Chris Evans and Sandra Bullock Spark Romance Rumors: "They Really Like Each Other," Source Says

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Chris Evans' dream could be a reality!

While he is not dating his childhood crush Sandra Bullock per se, a source close to the actor tells E! News that the two share a mutual attraction and are in the early stages of getting to know each other.
"They are not in a relationship, but they are definitely hanging out and are in the early getting-to-know-each-other phase," the source reveals. "They haven't put a title on it, but they really like each other."
Romance rumors ramped up in early May after they they shared a meal with pal Chelsea Handler at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. The month prior, Evans and Bullock dined at West Hollywood hot spot Craig's with Handler and Melissa McCarthy.

The Captain America actor, 32, met the Gravity actress, 49, at February 2012's Vanity Fair Oscar party. "I used to be in love with Sandra Bullock when I was growing up. Sandy B. was my girl," Evans told Playboy three months later. "I remember seeing …

Porn May Be Bad for Your Brain, Study Suggests

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A German study suggests that watching porn may be linked to reduced activity in certain areas of the brain

A new study finds that men who watch a lot of pornography tend to have less gray matter volume as well as less activity in the region of the brain linked to rewards.

The German study, published in JAMA Psychiatry and which analyzed a relatively small sample, provides the first evidence which could lead to establishing a link between pornography consumption and brain size. However, it did not determine whether watching porn leads to the decreased volume and activity, or if people born with certain brain characteristics watch more porn.

The study’s researchers questioned 64 healthy men aged 21 to 45 about their porn watching habits. They also examined how their brains reacted to pornographic images and took images of their brains in order to measure volume.

The results also show that the brain region activated when people view sexual stimuli is less active in men who watch a lot o…

BN Bridal: Zuhair Murad SS 2015 Collection

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The Lebanese couturier, a favourite amongst Hollywood stars, has released his latest wedding dress collection, for brides getting married in Spring/Summer 2015.
For orders and enquiries: http://www.zuhairmurad.com

Kim & Kanye’s Wedding Kiss Photo Breaks Instagram Record

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Kimye has made history! Mr and Mrs West‘s wedding photo shown above, has the highest number of likes in Instagram’s history. The photo has almost 2 million likes. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s photo previously held the record for most photo views back in January with 1.82 million likes:

Kim Kardashian Shares New Pic With North West, Gets Mother's Day Wall of Roses From Kanye West!

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According to E News, Kim Kardashian couldn't be any more excited to celebrate this Mother's Day for the first time ever as a mommy herself!
The 33-year-old bride-to-be Instagrammed an adorable new photo Sunday of herself and baby North West having sharing an incredibly sweet mommy-daughter moment on the floor of her nursery.

In the picture-perfect shot, Kim, wearing the white dress from her surprise bridal shower, gives a kiss to 10-mothh-old Nori, also wearing white. "This little girl has changed my world in more ways than I ever could have imagined!" she gushed. "Being a mom is the most rewarding feeling in the world! Happy Mothers Day to all of the moms out there!"





Aw! And, dolls, you know Kanye West wouldn't forget about his amazing fiancée on this special day. Naturally, he expressed his love for Nori's mommy in a spectacular one-of-kind way — "a wall of roses, hydrangeas and peonies!!!"
Kim Instagrammed a picture of the stunning dis…

Libya boat capsize: At least 36 migrants dead

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At least 36 migrants drowned when their boat sank off the Libyan coast earlier this week, officials said, following the recovery of more bodies on Sunday.

The navy said it rescued 52 people when the boat sank on Tuesday, but survivors say there were 130 people on board.

On Saturday Libya's interior minister urged the European Union (EU) to do more to help stem the tide of migrants.

Libya is the preferred crossing point for many African migrants trying to enter the EU.

Libyan navy spokesman Ayoub Kassem told the BBC that the boat capsized about 4km (2.5 miles) out to sea near the Libyan coastal town of Garabouli.

The bottom of the boat had collapsed, causing it to capsize, he said. At least 54 people remain missing, he added.

On Sunday 24 more bodies were recovered from the sea near Garabouli, bringing the death toll to 36.

Mr Kassem added that the migrants were from various sub-Saharan African countries including Mali, Cameroon, Ghana, Gambia and Burkina Faso.

The search continu…

Diddy awarded Honorary Doctorate at Howard University

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Saturday 10th May 2014, the American rapper and business mogul was awarded a honorary doctorate at his former school Howard University in Washington D.C., USA.

Diddy also gave the commencement speech at the graduation. He said “Howard University didn’t just save my life, it entered my soul…my heart, my being and my spirit.”

Last month, students at the university protested that he was selected to speak having drop out of the institution.









Abducted Chibok girls seen in Central Africa

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There are strong indications that the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, may have moved some of the over 200 schoolgirls it abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State out of West Africa.

There were reports on Friday that some of the abducted schoolgirls were seen in Birao, Central African Republic with armed men.  Birao is a small town in the north of the CAR.

The Islamic sect had abducted pupils of the school on April 14 and taken them into the forests along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

Over 50 of the pupils escaped while being moved out of the school.

An online report by a French news medium, Jeune Afrique, on Friday, said villagers saw about 50 young women led by armed men in the North Central African Republic last week.

The report was translated into English by one of our correspondents.

The report says, “The Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram have passed through the northern CAR, escorted by armed men. Based on several testimonies of inhabitants, the women …

Lil' Kim shows baby bump and hubby

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Lindsay Lohan -- I Swear to God ... I Had a Miscarriage

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TMZ reports: Lindsay Lohan has sworn under penalty of perjury she suffered a miscarriage ... which means she better be telling the truth, or she could land in jail.

Lindsay made the declaration in new court docs in a $5 million lawsuit over her clothing line 6126.

You'll recall, Lindsay was given a reprieve from responding to the lawsuit while she was in rehab last year -- but even after getting out  she failed to respond ... so she lost the case.

Lindsay wants to undo the damage and she's using her miscarriage as an excuse.

In the new court docs, Lindsay writes, "I have been overwhelmed since leaving rehab and dealing with my sobriety and a miscarriage."

There's been tons of speculation that Lindsay made up the miscarriage story to garner buzz for her Oprah show -- or maybe just to get sympathy votes -- but these are legal documents ... which means she's under oath.

If it comes out that Lindsay lied in the docs ... under penalty of perjury ... she could fac…

Hugh Jackman's cancer battle continues

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Hugh Jackman took to Instagram on May 8 for the second time in six months to share a photo of his bandaged nose as a result of removing basal cell carcinoma and extolling the virtues of sunscreen.

Akunyili’s health worsens, to be flown abroad

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The former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and ex-Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, was to be flown abroad for medical treatment on Saturday.

Akunyili, a delegate at the ongoing National Conference had said she was recovering from a life-threatening ailment.

SUNDAY PUNCH gathered around 9p.m on Saturday night that Akunyili’s condition had deteriorated and any further delay in getting medical attention would have been detrimental.

Confirming the incident, one of her close aides who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that, “Please pray for her.  She is to be flown abroad tonight for medical treatment in India.”

Many were surprised when Akunnyili made an appearance at the confab looking frail. Responding to comments about her health, she said, “My attention has been drawn to a story making the rounds online claiming that I am seriously sick, currently out of the country and in need of urgent prayers.

“This story is basele…

TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS OUT THERE

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Miley Cyrus performs with a giant blow-up penis at London’s G-A-Y

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21 year Miley Cyrus keeps acting like she only just discovered sex. The singer enraged parents of her young fans after she performed provocatively alongside a giant blow-up penis at her gig at London hotspot G-A-Y on Friday night. A lot of teenagers attend Miley Cyrus shows...and some parents feel this is not what they want to expose their children to. See more pics after the cut...