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    Morality police officer behind assault on Iranian woman identified

    The female member of Iran’s morality police who violently assaulted an Iranian woman for violating the country’s dress code was identified. Activists took to social media to share a screengrab of the policewoman from the video which documented the assault and went viral. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had appeared to criticize the incident in a speech he gave on state television on Saturday.

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    I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch

    Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs, all the fingers on one hand and suffered a facial disfigurement after he was scratched while playing with his dog. He told the Victoria Derbyshire programme he contracted sepsis caused by bacteria in cocker spaniel Harvey's saliva. Despite disinfecting the small scratch, Dr Nel was in a coma for several days and had to learn to walk again.

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    Rachel Weisz announces pregnancy at 48

    Rachel Weisz has announced that she is expecting a baby with her husband Daniel Craig. The 48-year-old actress has an 11-year-old son, while Bond star Craig, 50, has a 25-year-old daughter. In an interview with the New York Times, the star of The Mummy said: "I'll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so happy." Weisz, seen most recently in The Mercy, and Craig have been together for eight years and married in New York in 2011. 'Such a mystery' She told the New York Times they did not know the sex of the baby, saying: "We're going to have a little human. "We can't wait to meet him or her. It's all such a mystery." Talking about her marriage, Weisz also said in the interview: "I'm very happy being

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    VIDEO: London man who threw acid at Muslim model jailed for 16 years

    A British man who threw acid in a horrific attack at an aspiring Pakistani Muslim model while she was driving in London, ultimately deforming her whole face. The attacker, identified as 25-year-old John Tomlin was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a court ruling. The incident took place when the victim, Resham Khan, was celebrating her 21st birthday. Resham is also a student at Manchester University.

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    WATCH: Two accidents in Riyadh involving careless drifter, gas cylinders and a hot pursuit

    Several civilians were involved in a car chase to try and stop a man who had several gas cylinders in his car and was driving recklessly in the Saudi capital Riyadh. In a video shared on social media, one car was chasing the reckless driver who was driving in the opposite direction of a main road and endangering walking pedestrians. The car failed to catch the driver, which prompted other vehicles to join the chase and try to stop him. The reckless driver is then seen driving more dangerously, breaking red lights, driving into small alleyways and purposely driving into a few of the cars that were chasing him.

  • Kuwait Times

    Authorities to seize properties of India super-rich fugitives

    NEW DELHI: Indian authorities will be empowered to seize properties of super-rich fugitives whose economic offences or crimes involve sums over 1 billion rupees ($15 million), according to a government document seen by Reuters yesterday. The move comes as the country reels from a series of banking scandals, including a $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank that was uncovered in February. Mumbai jewelers Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are prime suspects in the case and a special court of India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) this month issued non-bailable warrants against them. But authorities say the two men left the country before the fraud was uncovered. Modi and

  • Kuwait Times

    Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for what AMC said was a sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film “Black Panther”, men and women walked into the movie hall with tubs of popcorn and fizzy drinks. Families huddled around movie posters to take selfies, soaking up an experience that is mundane in most parts of the world but a novelty in the ultra-conservative desert kingdom. Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas last year as part of a far-reaching modernization drive, with AMC Entertainment granted the first license to operate movie theatres.