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DHAKA, Bangladesh: Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni on April 6 and asked to withdraw the charges by five people clad in burqas. When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set alight. Rafi told the story to her brother in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he recorded her testimony on his mobile phone. She died four days later in a Dhaka hospital with burnsenglish.alarabiya.net
The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said on Saturday. Some 20 people wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps stopped buses in Baluchistan province, which were traveling along the coast to megacity Karachi, before gunning down the security officials.Emirates24|7
Kate Hudson is almost at her "goal weight" six months after giving birth to her daughter Rani Rose. The 39-year-old actress only welcomed her third child, a daughter named Rani Rose, into the world six months ago, but she's already regained her pre-pregnancy body as she says she's just a few pounds away from hitting her weight loss target. In a celebratory Instagram post, Kate - who has Rani with her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, and also has Ryder, 14, with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and Bingham, seven, with former fiancé Matt Bellamy - said: "Okay my friends, wanted to share! I'm a couple lbs from goal weight! I've done it without stressing on food or working out like crazy although I have beenenglish.alarabiya.net
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania will be the first foreign state guests to visit Japan and meet with Crown Prince Naruhito after his elevation to the emperor, the White House said Thursday. Trump will travel to Japan from May 25 to 28 “as the country's first state guests following the enthronement of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on May 1, 2019,” Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a 6-3 4-6 6-2 quarter-final exit against Russian Daniil Medvedev at the Monte Carlo Masters. The 31-year-old, winner of the event in 2013 and 2015, lost to the world number 14 in two hours, 20 minutes. Medvedev faces another Serb in the last four, world number 48 Dusan Lajovic. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, seeking his 12th Monte Carlo title, came from 4-1 down to beat world number 35 Guido Pella 7-6 (7-1) 6-3. Djokovic, who won a record seventh Australian Open title in January, lost in the third round at Indian Wells and the fourth round in Miami last month. He had beaten Medvedev in the last 16 en route to his Melbourne triumph, but surrendered hisEgypt Independent
Egypt's meteorologists predict mild weather across the northern coasts, Lower Egypt and Cairo while moderate weather is expected for north of Upper Egypt on Saturday. Hot weather is expected for the south of Upper Egypt in the daylight, growing very cold at night. Maximum temperatures expected for the following cities are as follows: 23C in Cairo, 20C in Alexandria, 28C in Qena, 30C in Luxor and 32C in Aswan. Mist will impact visibility in the morning from the country's northern areas to the north of Upper Egypt. Low- and Medium-level-clouds will cover the north of the country, accompanied by rainfall on the northern coasts. Winds will be northwesterly and active on the northern coasts, South
Visitors to Rome this Easter can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience: climbing the original stairs that Jesus is said to have walked on while on his way up to be judged by Pontius Pilate before his crucifixion. The Holy Stairs -- known in Latin as Scala Sancta -- have been covered with wooden planks for 300 years, but for the next two months, their original marble is exposed following an extensive restoration project. Drops of Jesus' blood that are said to have fallen on the steps are marked by medieval crosses in three places on the stairs. Tourists stop to kiss and touch them as they make their way up the 28 marble steps on their knees. "The Gospel of John recounts that Jesus went up these