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South Africa’s Top Secret Spy Satellite is now revelead

South Africa’s Top Secret Spy Satellite is now revelead

Secretary of Defense, Sam Gulube, unveiled the existence of the “military satellite” to being the South Africa’s top secret spy satellite when referring to parliament’s portfolio committee on defense. The government in South Africa is doing their best this past week to cover up on following an admission regarding its existence in the parliament. This spy satellite is considered as one of ...

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Iranian man sentenced to having his eyes gouged out, right ear and nose cut off after hurling acid in young girl’s face, court rules

Perpetrator will also have an ear and his nose cut off, opposition group says. President Hassan Rohani won a surprise election last year, after pledging more openness with the West. But an increased use of the death penalty has dashed hopes the country’s will improve its human rights record, the UN said. An Iranian man who poured acid on a young girl’s face should be punished by having his eyes gouged out and his right ear and nose cut off, an Iranian court ruled, according to an opposition group. The group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said the man was convicted last October of intentionally attacking the girl with acid, causing her to lose her eyesight and right ear. Last month, another Iranian man was condemned to have one hand and one foot cut off as punishment for an unspecified crime, the state-run Mehr news agency reported. The national council said that Iran’s high court has publicly defended cutting off body parts and removing eyes as part of the country’s judicial system. At least 80 people and perhaps as many as 95 have been executed in Iran this year, a surge in the use of the death penalty that has dampened hopes for human rights reforms under President Hassan Rohani, the United Nations said last month. Rohani, who won a surprise election last year on a platform of more openness with the West, clinched an interim deal in November with world powers over Iran’s nuclear program. In September, dozens of political prisoners were released, raising hopes that he would also improve human rights. “There were some encouraging signs last year where political prisoners were released … But it appears at least in the past seven weeks that in fact executions have been scaled up,” UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing. “We regret that the new government has not changed its approach to the death penalty and continues to impose capital punishment for a wide range of offences. We urge the government to immediately halt executions and to institute a moratorium.” Last year Iran executed between 500 and 625 people, including at least 28 women and two juveniles, Shamdasani said. Reuters

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Love across the barricades: Ukrainian protester falls for the policeman she confronted when he texts her to say ‘I want to marry you’

A police officer and a journalist acting as a human shield during violent protests in Ukraine have fallen in love. Journalist Lidia Pankiv, 24, had been one of the protesters out on the streets campaigning against corruption and demanding a change the day she met police officer Andrei Lidia Pankiv, 24, was speaking on the phone to one of her friends during a stand-off in Kiev, and was forced to shout out her phone number within earshot of the policeman. She had been expecting her friend to call her back, but instead she got a text message from an unknown number. “Despite all the commotion I remembered your phone number when you gave it to your friend. I don’t even know your name,” the text message read. A young Ukrainian woman protester who fell in love with a police officer after she and a group of female friends faced him unarmed in the capital Kiev “I was standing in the night with a shield in front of you. When you stopped us from advancing, I realised that I want to marry you. Andrei.” Pankiv did not know who the message was from, but agreed to meet him in an effort to convince him he was on the wrong side of the protests. “I was really surprised at the message and don’t know why I agreed to meet him, I thought perhaps it might be possible to convince him that the side he was on was wrong and I certainly didn’t expect to find myself falling in love with him,” she said. “But when I saw him when I started to speak to him – that is what happened.” Andrei has not revealed his last name for fear of losing his job. The couple met in December but it did not become well-known until Pankiv appeared on a television panel show to talk about her romance. However instead of speaking of the unlikely love, she took the opportunity to slam Inter, the channel on which the program was broadcast. “I came here today only because I found out that this is a live broadcast,” she said.

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EasyJet refused to refund widower’s Malta flight for his dead wife

A British pensioner whose wife died from cancer after he booked EasyJet flights to Malta was refused a refund by the airline, until the matter was taken up by the press. EasyJet ignored Mr Douglas-Woods’ request for a refund for months – until the media stepped in and took up the case Thomas Douglas-Woods, 85, told UK newspapers that he had booked the flights several months before his wife Margaret became too ill to travel. She died before the planned trip in October. Mr Douglas-Woods said the airline ignored his request for a refund for months until the media took up his case. “‘I think it’s absolutely disgusting. This is a genuine case, it’s not someone who’s broken down on the way to the airport,” he told the Daily Star. EasyJet eventually relented and refunded the airfare. A spokesman for the airline said: “EasyJet is a no-refunds airline, however we fully understand that our customers’ travel plans and circumstances may change due to a bereavement. “We can confirm that the refund has now been processed in full.”

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Thieves in Australia steal 10 tonne ‘The Big Mango’

As thefts go, it was rather an unusual one – thieves made off with a 10 metre high, 10 tonne mango replica from a town in northern Queensland, Australia. The Big Mango is a nod to the thriving fruit industry in Bowen and is one of 150 Big Things erected as tourist attractions across the country. CCTV footage appears to have captured the robbery during the early hours of Monday morning. A crane was used to rip the three-storey giant fruit from the concrete platform on which it had stood since 2002. The Big Mango was nowhere to be seen when staff showed up for work on Monday morning. But Bowen Tourism chairman, Paul McLaughlin, told Sky News that he was optimistic about the mango being recovered. “At the end of the day it’s a bloody big mango and I’m sure someone will see it and we’ll find it anyway,” he said. As thefts go, it was rather an unusual one – thieves made off with a 10 metre high, 10 tonne mango replica from a town in northern Queensland, Australia. The Big Mango is a nod to the thriving fruit industry in Bowen and is one of 150 Big Things erected as tourist attractions across the country. CCTV footage appears to have captured the robbery during the early hours of Monday morning.

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Police pay compensation to woman who called 999 to report her boyfriend for throwing wine in her face….because they arrested HER for smelling of…

A victim of domestic violence has been awarded £2,350 from Gwent Police after she was arrested when she phoned for help. Kristy Robinson said she felt humiliated and confused during her arrest Kristy Robinson, 26, dialled 999 at 4am after being punched in the head by her ex-boyfriend and having red wine thrown over her. But she was taken into custody alongside her attacker because there were no witnesses. Gwent Police said the officer acted in good faith in a challenging situation. A civil court hearing in Cardiff heard that Ms Robinson spent six hours in a police cell before being released without charge. Her former boyfriend was given a 20-week suspended prison sentence for assault. Ms Robinson said she felt frightened and confused at her arrest, and let down by police when she needed help. “It was the lowest point of my life. I was utterly devastated by the way I was treated,” she said. “I called the police for help and I was being treated like a criminal. Challenging situation “When the police arrived my ex said that I had hit him and the police took his word for it. They said I smelled of alcohol, I was bleeding and they were taking me in. “I was humiliated and confused,” she added. Ms Robinson, from Newport, won a civil justice case against Gwent Police for false arrest and received £2,350 damages after a four year legal battle. A spokesman for Gwent Police said the force was disappointed by the result but recognised the court judgment. “The arresting officer acted in good faith and in accordance with what she considered right and proper in all the circumstances,” the spokesman added. “The officers needed to act quickly in a challenging situation where those present had consumed alcohol, were making counter allegations of assault and where no independent witnesses were present.” BBC

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Mr Magnet: Man, 56, claims his body gives off a ‘special energy’ which means he can stick any object to his face and body

For any ordinary person, a fork, a spoon and a bland set of kitchen utensils would not generate much excitement. Special talent: Muhibija Buljubasic, 56, stands as his wife Senija puts cutlery on his body at their home in Srebrenik, Bosnia and Herzegovina He began using metal kitchen utensils to experiment with his strange ability before moving on to other objects Gadgets: Here, he poses with a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone resting on his head, proving that he could also attach plastic items to his skin. He discovered the talent five years ago Dishes: As well as the metal tray, his wife assists him in attaching a small china plate to his forehead. His closed eyes show he is concentrating Mr Buljubasic also discovered that he could stick remote controls to his head. He claims he developed the unusual skill without any practice and without preparing his body in anyway Two phones: The 56-year-old can also attach items onto his chest But for Muhibija Buljubasic, the items present a chance for him to show off his special talent – of sticking random objects onto parts of his body. The 56-year-old from Srebenik, Bosina and Herzegovina, says he discovered the unusual talent five years ago. He has not had any practice and has not trained his body in any way, but believes his body gives off a ‘special energy’ which means the items stay attached to his skin. At first, he began placing metal objects on his face and body, but soon realised plastic gadgets, such as mobile phones and remote controls, worked too. Agencies

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