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Day: February 20, 2018

Call for upskirting law to protect women
Featured, United Kingdom

Call for upskirting law to protect women

    Campaigners have called for urgent changes to the law to make upskirting criminalised alongside other sexual offences, as the first official figures on the craze show complainants as young as 10. Victims, politicians and equality groups have urged the Government to provide an effective criminal law for upskirting, which often sees perpetrators escape punishment for taking photographs or videos of a victim’s groin area from beneath their clothing. There is currently no law banning upskirting, with victims left to pursue voyeurism or indecency claims in a handful of cases. Campaigners say the situation echoes that of image-based sexual abuse often referred to as revenge porn which lingered in a legal grey area until a law was introduced in April 2015 following a nati...
Prince William just revealed how he’s preparing for his third child
Featured, United Kingdom

Prince William just revealed how he’s preparing for his third child

    On Friday, the 35-year-old attended the Cantrepoint Awards at Kensington Palace, an event which is designed to celebrate the achievements of young people who have overcome homelessness. During the ceremony, the Duke of Cambridge spoke candidly about family life. He told guests Our third child is due in April, I'm getting as much sleep as I can. Raymond Stoner, head of Anston Properties, quickly suggested that the royal couple save time by having twins, to which the Duke of Cambridge joked, Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins. The evening marked 50 years since the charity which Princess Diana was a patron of was first established. He said, I feel immense pride in all Centrepoint has accomplished in that time, but with it, disappointment and f...
Viral: Four women playing board games at Kaaba
Arab world, Featured

Viral: Four women playing board games at Kaaba

    A picture of four women wearing hijab, sitting cross-legged and playing a board game at Kaaba in Mecca has gone viral and triggered a buzz on social media. Gulf Newsquotes a report from Saudi daily Okaz and states, ‘The women were spotted at around 11 pm on Friday playing the board game Sequence at the western square near King Abdul Aziz Gate. After that, the officials in the operation room were informed and the women’s section at the General Presidency was entrusted with the task of dealing with them. Supervisors went up to the four women and requested the women to respect the sanctity of the mosque and stop their game, reports the Indian Express. The women complied and left,’ the report stated.  The General Presidency for the Holy Mosque in Makkah and the Prophe...
Tory deletes spy tweet after threat and legal threat from Labour Leader
Featured, United Kingdom

Tory deletes spy tweet after threat and legal threat from Labour Leader

A Conservative MP has deleted a tweet making unsubstantiated claims about Jeremy Corbyn’s links to communist spies after the Labour leader threatened to sue him. Ben Bradley, a Conservative Party Vice Chair, had tweeted that Corbyn had “sold British secrets” to foreign agents following a series of tabloid allegations about meetings the Labour leader and other MPs attended in the 1980s. But a spokesperson for Corbyn said on Monday: “Jeremy has instructed solicitors to contact [Tory MP] Ben Bradley to delete his libelous tweet or face legal action.” The tweet has since been deleted, but was captured by Corbyn supporter Owen Jones - who urged the Labour MP to take legal action. The party’s youth spokesman posted: “Corbyn sold British secrets to communist spies... get some perspectiv...
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan weds for a third time
Asia, Featured

Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan weds for a third time

    Imran Khan has married for a third time to a faith healer who has helped him in the past, his party has announced. Fawad Hussain, spokesman for Khan's Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the 65-year-old cricket legend-turned politician married Bushra Maneka. His bride is a divorced faith healer from a deeply conservative and politically influential family from eastern Punjab province. Friends say he has turned to her in the past for spiritual healing. The PTI released photographs of him smiling, sitting with his new wife, who is wearing a veil, and her relatives. His first marriage, to socialite Jemima Khan, ended in divorce in 2004, after nine years, while his second, to journalist Reham Khan lasted just just 10 months before ending in 2015. Considered by...