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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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    Chemical experts finally see Syria site

    International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. Last week Western states bombed several Syrian government sites in retaliation for the suspected attack on 7 April. Syria and Russia, which now control Douma, deny chemical arms were used. More than 40 people are said to have died on 7 April. The joint military response by the US, UK and France followed a war of words with Russia, Syria's main military ally. The delay in the OPCW visit encouraged the proliferation

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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.

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    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.

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    Medic suspended over sepsis death

    A medic has been suspended after a mother-of-six died from a rare form of sepsis. Natalie Billingham, 33, from Tipton died 72 hours after going to A&E at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley with flu-like symptoms and pain in her foot. The trust running the hospital said it would meet her family and is conducting an internal investigation. It comes after health inspectors had to intervene in the treatment of another sepsis patient during a review. Mrs Billingham's family claim there were delays in giving her antibiotics and medics failed to examine a purple "patch" by her ankle. Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust said she had necrotising fasciitis, a rare form of sepsis which is "difficult to diagnose".

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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.