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  1. Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi attending the first court hearing on screen in Elizabeth, New Jersey, while he remains in University Hospital in Newark, October 13, 2016. AFP/Kena Betancur/Files NEW YORK: A New York jury on Monday convicted an American of Afghan descent for a bombing that wounded 31 people last year in a bustling Manhattan neighborhood. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 29, was found guilty on all eight counts linked to the homemade bombs he was accused of planting in Manhattan as well as New Jersey. Rahimi faces a mandatory life term in prison when he is sentenced on January 18. Following the two-week trial, the federal court jury rapidly returned its verdict on the charges, which included the use of a weapon of mass destruction and the bombing of a public place. During the trial, a prosecutor called it a "miracle" that nobody was killed on the chaotic night of September 17, 2016. One bomb exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, lightly wounding 31 people. Police defused a second device in Chelsea and found five additional pipe bombs in Rahimi's hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey. The prosecution said police discovered a notebook containing references to slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Daesh after arresting Rahimi. The FBI believes Rahimi acted alone and is not connected to any extremist groups. "He believed he was a soldier in a holy war against America, and New Jersey and New York City was his battling ground," Assistant US Attorney Shawn Crowley said during the trial. Rahimi's fingerprints were found on the debris of the bomb that exploded, while the unexploded munitions revealed "more than 40" of his other fingerprints, the prosecution said. Rahimi pleaded not guilty. He was seriously wounded in a shootout with police that culminated in his arrest two days after the blast. New York Police chief James O'Neill on Monday said the verdict "is the most forceful deterrent for anyone considering waging terror in our city". New York has stepped up security with police deployed in force at numerous public sites since the attacks of September 11, 2001, which left nearly 3,000 people dead.
  2. An astonishing discovery was made by Uppsala University researchers in Sweden recently, according to which they found Arabic characters woven into funeral clothes of the Viking graves. The words were ?Allah? and ?Ali?. The recent findings have opened a gateway of questions regarding the civilisation and the influence of Islam on the Vikings, whose age spanned from late 8th century to the mid-11th century. The clothes, belonging to the 9th and 10th century, were left ignored as they were considered as conventional Viking grave clothes. The researchers were trying to reconstruct textile patterns for an upcoming exhibition at the museum of Enkoping when the Kufic character patterns were discovered on the silk clothes. Annika Larsson, a researcher in textile archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, spoke to Swedish science portal Forskning and said: ?Presumably, Viking Age burial customs were influenced by Islam and the idea of an eternal life in Paradise after death". She said that the possibility of the graves being of Muslims cannot be ruled out. The team is now collaborating with the university's department for immunology, genetics and pathology to ascertain the geographic origins of the bodies inside those graves.
  3. If you are a OnePlus user, you may have something to worry about as it has been discovered that the Chinese company might be collecting user data. A report by security researcher Chris Moore detailed that the Chinese company is transmitting data to a sever, along with each device's serial number, and other details. © Chris Moore Moore discovered that OnePlus' operating system 'OxygenOS' records data such as when a user locks or unlocks a screen, what type of apps and when they are used/closed. It also records which Wi-Fi networks the device connects to. This data is normally collected by every smartphone for analytics purposes, however, Moore discovered that OnePlus is also collecting IMEI numbers, phone number and mobile network names. This makes the data identifiable to a specific user which is a direct conflict of privacy. According to Moore, the data collection is part of the OnePlus device manager and OnePlus Device Manager Provider. His findings concluded that these services had transmitted 16MB of data in 10 hours. © MensXP OnePlus responded with a statement saying, “We securely transmit analytics in two different streams over HTTPS to an Amazon server. The first stream is usage analytics, which we collect in order for us to more precisely fine-tune our software according to user behaviour. This transmission of usage activity can be turned off by navigating to 'Settings' - 'Advanced' - 'Join user experience program'. The second stream is device information, which we collect to provide better after-sales support.” Source: Chris DC Moore
  4. We understand that it's too early to talk about Christmas, since most of us are prepping up for Diwali and Halloween, but this is an important piece of information that we can't help share with you guys. First of all, if people ever called you crazy for believing in Santa Claus or said that Santa was actually some random grandpa with a fake white beard and red costume going ‘ho ho ho' over our fanciful wishes, you can now go and slap this article on their faces because Santa aka Saint Nicholas is for real. But as we rejoice over this revelation, we also came across some bad news that Santa is now dead, at least that's what these Turkish archeologists have found. © Wikimedia Apparenty, archeologists have unearthed a tomb, beneath the ancient St. Nicholas church in Demre, southern Turkey, which they believe is of original Santa Claus. According to Cemil Karabayram, head of Antalya's Monument Authority, it was unraveled during electronic surveys that found gaps beneath the church and the tomb has not been damaged at all. In a report published in The Telegraph, he was quoted as saying, “We have obtained very good results but the real work starts now. We will reach the ground and maybe we will find the untouched body of Saint Nicholas.” © Facebook In Demre that was earlier known as Myra, St. Nicholas was known for his generosity, especially towards kids. In fact, people believed that he would secretly givechildren gifts on his feast day and put coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him. Earlier, it was believed that his remains were smuggled to Italy by merchants around the 1080s. However, it is only now that Turkish experts claim that bones of a local priest were removed instead of St. Nicholas'. This means, people have been offering their prayers to the wrong guy at the Basilica di San Nicola. © Wikimedia/ For Representation So how did the generous St. Nicholas become the legendary sleigh-riding Santa Claus? Well, in Europe in the 16th century, he came to be known as Father Christmas. Later in the United States, after the arrival of Dutch settlers, he came to be apparently known as “Sinterklaas”. Many kids around the world will be disappointed to know that Santa is now dead. It is definitely a big revelation and although still in the nascent stage, it has already affected the whole world. But once the archeologists complete the whole excavation process and the remains turn out be Santa's, then he will once again bestow Demre with an anonymous gift i.e. booming tourism. Source: Telegraph
  5. MEXICO CITY: Emergency workers pulled the last victim?s body Wednesday from the rubble of Mexico?s September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives. After 15 days of searching, workers found the final victim?s body beneath the mountain of rubble left by the collapse of a seven-story office building in Mexico City?s hard-hit Roma district, tweeted the interior ministry official overseeing the effort, Deputy Secretary for Human Rights Roberto Campa. "Based on lists provided by family members and witness accounts from people who worked (in the buildings that collapsed), as well as the testimony of friends and others, we no longer expect to find anyone else," Mexico City Mayor Angel Mancera said in a TV interview. The office building, which crumpled into a heap of tangled steel and concrete during the 7.1-magnitude quake, was the last active search site. In all, 49 bodies were recovered there, authorities said. Twenty-nine people were rescued alive from the building in the first days after the quake. Across the capital, 69 people were saved from the wreckage of the 39 buildings that collapsed. But no one had been found alive since September 22, and hopes that miracle survivors would be located beneath the rubble gradually faded. The last lives saved turned out to be two dogs and a parrot found nearly a week after the quake. The nationwide death toll stands at 366 people, with the largest number killed in Mexico City. President Enrique Pena Nieto was due to address the nation later Wednesday on rebuilding after the quake and another on September 7 that together caused an estimated $2 billion in damage.
  6. YANGON: Searchers on Monday found 17 more bodies in mass graves in Myanmar´s Rakhine state, the government said, a day after the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers were exhumed in what the army says is evidence of a massacre by Muslim Rohingya militants. Northern Rakhine has been ravaged by communal violence since Rohingya insurgents staged deadly raids on police posts on August 25, unleashing an army crackdown that has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians. The vast majority - more than 430,000 - are Rohingya Muslims who have fled across the border to Bangladesh from a military campaign which the UN says likely amounts to ethnic cleansing. But tens of thousands of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists, and the region´s small population of Hindus, have also bolted from their homes, saying they were attacked by Rohingya militants. On Sunday the army said it had discovered two mud pits filled with 28 Hindu corpses - mostly women and children - outside the village of Ye Baw Kyaw in northern Rakhine. The military blamed the killings on Rohingya "extremist terrorists". Seventeen more bodies were found on Monday, said government spokesman Zaw Htay. Ni Maul, a Hindu leader who joined the search alongside soldiers and police, said the new corpses were of Hindu men aged between 30-50 and buried in two pits near the other grave sites. "We are still searching together with soldiers and police as we believe more than 100 people were killed at that time," he told AFP. Displaced Hindus from that area, known as Kha Maung Seik, have told AFP that Rohingya fighters stormed into their communities on August 25, killing many and taking others into the forest. They showed AFP a list of 102 people from two villages - Ye Baw Kyaw and Taung Ywar - who are feared dead by distraught relatives now sheltering in camps. Several Hindu women were also abducted by the militants, according to the displaced Hindus, who wept as they recounted the bloodshed. With the government blocking access to the conflict zone, it is difficult to verify the range of accusations that have intensified ethnic hatreds in Rakhine. But the army has steadfastly blamed violence on the Rohingya -- a Muslim minority it has been trying for years to eject from Myanmar -- while highlighting the suffering of other ethnic groups swept up in the violence. Ethnic ties shattered The focal point of the unrest, northern Rakhine´s Maungdaw district, was once home to a fragile mosaic of religious communities, dominated by the Rohingya. But vast swathes of the border region are now completely emptied of Muslim residents, with nearly 40 percent of Rohingya villages abandoned in under a month. Frightened and dispossessed ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus, who have largely fled south, say they see no future alongside their former Muslim neighbours. "I do not dare go back to the village," said Kyaw Kyaw Naing, one of the hundreds of displaced Hindus sheltering in a derelict football stadium in Rakhine´s state capital Sittwe. "We still do not know yet how many of those dead bodies include relatives from our camp," added the 34-year-old, whose Hindu name is Shu Bown. In Bangladesh, relief agencies are struggling to meet the vast needs of the Rohingya cramming into shanties in Cox's Bazar, an influx the UN has described as the "fastest and most urgent refugee emergency in the world". Yet there is little sympathy for the Muslim minority inside Myanmar, where Islamophobia has been stewing for years among the overwhelmingly Buddhist population. Even before the latest eruption of violence, the 1.1 million-strong Rohingya were relegated to precarious and impoverished lives, with hundreds of thousands trapped in refugee camps following previous persecution. Those outside the camps were subject to laws that stripped them of citizenship and severely restricted their movements and access to jobs, schooling, and healthcare. Analysts say the repression helped give rise to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, whose raids plunged the region into crisis.
  7. KARACHI: The 17-year-old maid ? who was found dead from a house in Karachi?s defence area on Saturday ? did not commit suicide and was murdered, the medical board confirmed on Tuesday. According to MLO Dr Karrar Abbasi, who was part of the autopsy procedure, said that it did not seem to be a case of suicide. The body bore torture marks on face, lips and body, according to MLO Karrar. On Sept 16, when the teenage maid named Fatima was found dead, the investigating officer from the Gizri police station said that the employers claimed the domestic help had committed suicide. Teenage maid found dead in Karachi The body was shifted to another room before police reached the site The police said that the employers, Syed Hassan Mazhar, and his wife, said they found the maid hanging from a fan in her room. The family of the 17-year-old, while speaking to Geo News earlier, refuted the claims of suicide. ?My daughter cannot commit suicide,? the deceased?s mother said. The maid?s family lives in Korangi while she stayed at her employer?s residence. The maid?s paternal uncle had said that Fatima had called him at night and informed him that she was going to a picnic on Saturday. The uncle also claimed that the Fatima?s employer used to give her extra money frequently and had also given her a mobile phone, of which Mazhar?s wife did not know of.
  8. The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Alphabet Inc?s Google said it had disabled a ?majority? of the offensive keywords that BuzzFeed found could be used by advertisers to target people searching for racist and anti-Semitic topics. Google ? the world's biggest advertising platform ? not only allowed advertisers to target searches such as "Why do Jews ruin everything" but also suggested the user run ads next to searches such as "the evil jew" and "Jewish control of banks", a campaign by BuzzFeed discovered. The ads were visible when such keywords were searched for and Google?s ad buying platform tracked the ad views, according to the Internet media company?s report based on the campaign. Google disabled the keyword searches used in the campaign after BuzzFeed?s inquiry, except an exact match for ?blacks destroy everything?, the report said. ?We?ve already turned off these suggestions and any ads that made it through, and will work harder to stop this from happening again,? Sridhar Ramaswamy ? Google?s senior vice president of ads ? said in an email. The news comes a day after Facebook Inc said it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people?s self-reported education and job information after a report that those features allowed targeting based on anti-Semitic topics.
  9. One of the biggest "fatbergs" ever seen in Britain, a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches, is seen after it was found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer, in an image handed out by Thames Water, September 12, 2017. Photo: Reuters LONDON: One of the biggest ?fatbergs? ever seen in Britain - a ball of fat as long as three soccer pitches - has been found blocking a Victorian-era, east London sewer. ?It?s a total monster and taking a lot of manpower and machinery to remove,? said Thames Water?s head of waste networks, Matt Rimmer. ?It?s one of the largest we?ve ever seen.? The rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighs as much as 10 double-decker buses. Work in Whitechapel to remove the blockage started this week and involves an eight-strong crew using jet hoses to break up the mass before sucking it out with a tanker. ?It?s basically like trying to break up concrete,? said Rimmer. ?It?s frustrating as these situations are totally avoidable and caused by fat, oil and grease being washed down sinks and wipes flushed down the loo.? ?Bin it, don?t block it? was the message, he added. Four years ago a similar but smaller fatberg was found in a sewer in Kingston, southwest of London.
  10. Well, the revised version of 90's favourite song ‘Oonchi Hai Building' from ‘Judwaa 2' is finally out and people seem to love it. It's just been three days and the song has garnered over 10 million views on Youtube and is still trending. © Fox Star India Just like the original tune, the song is sung and composed by Anu Malik with Neha Kakkar joining the team, making us all nostalgic about Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Man, that was one hell of a song and it still makes us groove. Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu star in the latest version and are damn entertaining. Everything in the song is almost the same; however, there is a slight change in the lyrics and that has created a ton of confusion. We bet many you might have heard a line in the song, ‘Mere Sagar wale raja' that might have left you bewildered. You may have repeated the lyrics and just wondered who is ‘Sagar wale raja'? Still scratching your head? Well, you ain't alone! I still didn't understand why does this line exist - "Aaja mere sagar wale raja" :/ #OonchiHaiBuilding @Varun_dvn @Asli_Jacqueline — Shraddha Mehta (@ShraddzM) September 7, 2017 #OonchiHaiBuilding is good but "mere sagar wale Raja" ye line kuch jami nahi @Varun_dvn — GHALIB DANGER (@ghaalibdanger) September 8, 2017 Can anyone explain why the new #OonchiHaiBuilding has @iAmNehaKakkar singing "mere sagar wale raja" instead of "band baja leke aaja"? — Savar (@SavarSuri) September 7, 2017 I first heard it as Aaja Aaja Aaja, mere Sagar wale Raja! And was like Wut!? Who Sagar!? ð — RAJA ki ALISHKA (@mainteriheroine) September 7, 2017 But finally the mystery was solved when people on Twitter spotted the mistake and clarified that it wasn't ‘Sagar wale raja' but ‘Swagger wale raja'! Makes a lot of sense now, doesn't it? Aaja aaja aaja mere swagger wale raja... ðð#OonchiHaiBuilding — Mimansa Shekhar (@mimansashekhar) September 7, 2017 When it is "Mere swagger wale raja" instead if "mere sagar wale raja"...hindi songs these days... kaffi annoying #Judwaa2 — Gunjan Vaswani (@gtv58) September 8, 2017 Soon, Tapsee Pannu tweeted, putting a stamp down on the all confusion once and for all. Aaja aaaaaaaja aaja mere "Swagger" wale Raja ð — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 6, 2017 © Fox Star India Wee, looks like they've finally solved the mystery, huh? What do you guys think?
  11. Well, Kartina Kaif is a total heartthrob and we just love her. There is no doubt that she is extremely gorgeous and makes our hearts skip a beat with her infectious smile. I never make the same mistake twice .... I make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure ð A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Sep 3, 2017 at 3:19am PDT But if you thought that there was just one version of our dear Kat, you are mistaken,boy! Looks like we are surrounded by more beauties like her and we are very pleased to find one who looks exactly like Kat! Tiger shoot ......... 44 degrees ð play time with @biancahartkopf and @zahirabbaskhan A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Aug 4, 2017 at 9:41pm PDT Meet Salmoi Chopra, a “bad feminist” as she classifies herself. She is currently a blogger and even though many might not know her, she is quite popular on Instagram with 219K followers. She is an actor and a traveller. And her Instagram account gives us a glimpse of both. But apart from all this, at present, she is making everyone go gaga over the fact that she bears an unusual resemblance to Katrina Kaif. And well, she does! Part 2/2 The lesser she exposes, the more respected she'll be. Because girls from good families don't show skin. Which goes to say that girls who show skin - deserve it? And so days after we killed the men that raped India's Daughter, we discovered there wasn't just one of her. No, you may call her ‘fearless' with pride but I guess it's time you realize that we're all, unfortunately, daughters of a nation that only wants fearless daughters in homes outside of their own. We take part in candle marches for someone else's daughter and yet we cage our own. Nirbhaya. Haryanas Nirbhaya. Delhis Nirbhaya. North India's Nirbhaya. Bangalors Nirbhaya. Mumbais Nirbhaya. You say it with so much pride, but what once felt like a salute to her now feels like a slap in my face. Her name was Jyoti.. but I understand, it's my fault. It's our fault for being born into a body with breasts & a vaginaâ—âboth of which solely accordingly to you exist for pleasure. Your pleasure, my shame? I understand, that you're going to go to the furthest of your powers to take away her rights because you're petrified of her strengthsâ—â because you don't genuinely believe that the liberation & education of women is what will be the growth of our country, no, our women are sacred, kept safely behind walls, just like our goddess. I understand that this isn't the end, this is just the beginning. And it breaks my heart to see that a lot more daughters in every corner of our country are going to end up ‘fearless', if you don't understand this too. #linkinbio #educateindia #indiasdaughter #bethechange #saynotorape #freethenipple #womenempowerment #humanity #writersofinstagram ð¸ @m3anker A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on May 18, 2017 at 3:38am PDT #Part1/5 "The man. That fucking found meâ—âapproached me because I was an abusing, crass girlâ—âthe man that thought it was CUTE, telling me it wasn't “okay” to swear anymore because now I was his girlfriend. I will never wrap my head around that. Men abuse each other all the time, you'll watch a film like Omkara where every man starts & ends his sentences with abuses… You loooove All India ‘Bakchod', but when women do it – it's wrong? Your ears start bleeding! Because women are suppose to be classy and elegant and pure. But what if I'm not pure? What's being someone's girlfriend got to do with it anyway? Am I supposed to change who I am and fit into the criteria of a fucking girlfriend? So its okay to pick up a girl that uses swear words, but once you make her your girlfriend, lets filter that shit out because “it was fine back then, we weren't together”. **** that. It's a different thing that I ended up staying in that relationsip another year after ‘the talk' happened bcos I was naive, but really.. **** that kind of love. That's not love. That's double standards. I'll abuse when I want, how I want – & if you as a man don't appreciate it – don't try to get into my fucking pants. Your hormones are so high when you see a hot girl that even her ****,shit,bitch words sound like prayers to you, her mini skirt looks like a lehaga, but a few months down the line, it's do this, wear that – Yuck. So I am not girlfriend material. And baby, I am proud of it." Continue reading at Link is up in Bio! #youowneverythingthathappenstoyou #beyou #selflove #loveyourself #toxicrelationships #theslowlife #love #girlfriendmaterial #thecrassgirl A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Nov 27, 2016 at 1:40am PST This is uncanny!! Here's to a happy breezy Monday . May the force be with you . A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on May 28, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT When candids end up being favorites. #traveldiaries #australia #southaustralia #adelaide #adelaideactors ð¸ @zackrosser A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on May 16, 2017 at 7:55pm PDT Don't tell her what to do my love, she's only being alive. Don't tell her what to do my love, just because she thrives. Don't tell her what to do my love, she isn't stamped or owned, don't tell her what to do my love - didn't see you complaining while she moaned. Don't tell her what to do my love, this isn't about wrong or right. Don't tell her what to do my love, are you scared she'll put up a fight? Or are you scared, that she just might? Her dreams are bigger than your fears, she wasn't born to be owned, stoned or boned. She's rebellious, she's loud, she's in your face - she's not bounded by colour, height, boobs or race. She's strong, she's feisty, she's full of flaws, she didn't ask you to build them, so don't ask her to live by your laws. She's a piece of art, shes hard working, and she's a mirror to your self-doubt, is that why, baby, she's always so talked about? You whisper names, you make up stories, you're scared she'll prove you wrong; so you've stopped your rumours at nothing, not even her thong. Don't tell her that its for her own safety, don't tell her not to want more - while the men that touched her & caressed her, are left outside to roar. Don't tell her that this is all her fault, you quietly shifted the blame. The smoke may be coming out of her mouth, but he's the one that lit the flame. Her legs were open, or she's drunk at a bar, oh for **** sakes she wasn't any safer when she sat behind her dad that night in the car. Dont tell her she's out of control, when they're selling her body at the price of her soul. Don't tell her she's like your sister & daughter, when you know they're selling acid over the counter, like they're selling water. Don't tell her what to do, my love, she's more than just a cultural whore. Yet the only reference you could make to prove your manly hood is when you claimed to have made her sore. Don't tell her what to do my love, one day she'll shine & make you proud, that is, if you don't wrap her body in a shroud. Don't tell her not to move, emote or feel my love, she isn't indeed a Tree. Teach her instead to say **** You to the world, because well behaved women, rarely make history. Photo @zainaliphotography A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Nov 8, 2016 at 5:32am PST Sister from another mother :P âï¸ â­ï¸ ðð Talk to me today. What's on your mind, kids? Monday blues? Motivated? Are you happy? I hope you are. It doesn't take a lot to smile through it all. This ones back from my first beach sunset in adelaide. By far my favorite day so far... I felt like I was on top of my shit - so every time I'm having a downer, I try to remember that feeling, breathe it back into my system. You go find your happy memory today. X #breathe #traveldiaries #happinessis #goodvibesonly #love #dontworrybehappy #melbourne #glenelgbeach #adelaide #australia #mondayblues #mondaymotivation Red velvet one piece @flirtatious_india Hand made necklace @studio.anviksha A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on May 7, 2017 at 8:36pm PDT "As an actor you spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for" - Jane Fonda said that. Then Leonardo Dicaprio went on to say how he got paid to be somebody else & it was a great outlet because he wasn't sure of who he really was, it varied every day. Katherine Hepburn considered it the perfect idiots profession. After all, even a child of age 4 could do it, she said. Jennifer Lawrence says people often ask her how she stays level headed, & she wonders why wouldn't she? She's not saving lives. Doctors save life's & firemen run into buildings on fire and we're just making movies. It's stupid. Marlon Brando says acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. Meryl Streep, a woman I really admire, says curiosity is the essence of her acting. She's curious what it would be like to be you. Rachel Weizs once said when people find out she's an actress, she sees the 'Whore' look flicker across their eyes. Miranda Richardson said "Insecurities, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of an actors trade." And Benedict Cumberbatch, a man like that I think rarely exists in a world like ours and his ability to make you feel is.. commendable. Claims he has real acting scars. My point being? No, I don't think actors are "perfectly normal human beings", I believe they're highly vulnerable, over sensitive, occasionally lonely, quite neurotic, usually unsure, yet more self aware than usual. It's true, we get paid to do something that people are put in asylums for. I don't think I'm just an actor - I'd like to believe I'm more. I'm a writer & an artist. Im a human being with desires to change the world in more ways than I am possibly capable of, yet I am selfish on days where I look for peace of mind - but which great human that ever changed the world was peaceful? If you're looking for inner peace you meditate & become a monk, or live in the hills, you don't change the world. That requires a certain amount of unsettling, uneasiness within you. That's not normal. But in a world where to be normal is to be conveniently ignorant, I'll choose crazy any damn day. A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Sep 26, 2016 at 1:09am PDT Ain't she beautiful? I tried to think of something to say for this photograph for 3 days, and finally decided that I couldn't. Either this photograph is just too beautiful the way it is, or I'm struck with another block - but here it is anyway. My favorite sunsets in Mumbai. So surreal. If this isn't magic then what is? ðð #love #sunsets #mumbai #heaven #horses #ocean #happinessis #magichour #salonichopra #adelaide #australia #southaustralia #mumbaisunset #writersblock ð¸ @photowalktd A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on May 3, 2017 at 8:54am PDT This one life... Be you. Be crazy. Dream. Wander. Love, with your all. Don't be afraid of making a mess. Be crazy, ... and hopeful. But don't forget to breathe. ð #aintnosunshine #love #life #happinessis #midweek #slowmantra #breathe #beyou #becrazy #aintnosunshine #mumbai #salonichopra ðµ Ain't no sunshine when she's gone - Bill Withers ð¸ @lensthing Lenses by: @freshlook_lenses A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:24am PDT And she's BACK! She's back in your lives as DJ Rave, throwing multiple bombs at ya in the form of potential life decisions, and she's back in mine as @elenasparrow - we just spent such an amazing day together! Watching a movie & sipping our coffees walking down alleys we've probably walked on a hundred times before but never really stopped to admire it's beauty before. Today we did. We also chose to say no to negativity & hate & anything that tried to destroy our vibe. Just a plain simple No, because often it's really as simple as just walking away. You don't have to make an effort to smile. It's literally a muscle movement away. Smile first, then decide your feel. It makes all the difference in the world. I'm so excited about starting a PIEGON FREE LIFE with you from tomorrow (I got us both fish nets for our balconies. My pigeons PEE in my balcony. I know you think pigeons don't piss, but you haven't woken up to puddles of yellow water outside your room, have you? And it wasn't me for sure. May have to check with the boys upstairs) You know how they say, an end is just a beginning? Well... I must learn to live without screaming & shouting at the pigeons, they really did help with my anger management issues, but maybe this is a new beginning to a calmer, more positive space that we can progress in! Thank you Aye, for adding so much happy drug into my life all the time. I know it's been a tough couple of days, but you are surrounded and constantly producing so much happiness all over, that nothing & no body could destroy your vibe. This is all part of the journey. Every day, you're learning to be an even better version of yourself and I am so glad that I have the opportunity to witness it. And come on, let's just accept it. No one pulls off septum rings better than us! ð #IshaRave #AyeshaSaloni #TheSlowLife #positivity #inspired #motivate #friendshipgoals #love #neighbours #girlsontop #mtvgirlsontop #girlsjustwannahavefun #happydrug #septumring #raverats My septum ring by @skatingduck A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Sep 14, 2016 at 1:09pm PDT Both are just killing it! Hope everyone's having an easy breezy Sunday with lots of Pancakes Sun Love Friends Movies #sundayrequirements A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on May 6, 2017 at 11:13pm PDT When I'm asked to talk about one aspect of physical appearance - I can't. It's like asking me my favorite song - I could never tell you just one. I, unlike other kids, grew up with multiple 'issues' in my physical appearance. From head to toe, I always had some incurable, non stereotypical thing going on for me. Ichthyosis to Alopecia to Dry Skin - if it existed, it found me. I, unlike other kids, also woke up one day & decided to become an actor! Kids aren't encouraged to become 'actors' unless they're superficially beautiful, let alone kids with 101 imperfections - but I wanted to do it - regardless of my B sized Cup, my 5'4 height, my nose, or my skin. I'd always think, "what's that got to do with anything? Acting is about portraying life & life doesn't only happen to cover models - life happens to everybody. Everyone has a story to tell. I want to breathe those stories, and live in their skin - how does it matter what one looks like?" - little did I realize the world is made up of too many people who don't want to see imperfection, or reality. A huge part of film making is about selling an unrealistic, perfect world to the layman. Glamour = Ignorance is bliss.. & yet I somehow managed to do things my way. The ð is to stand your ground & believe in yourself. I always stood by my morals & decisions bcos I wasn't their definition of 'beautiful' - I saw myself for my thoughts & my goals.. I saw people for theirs. That's when I decided I'd encourage other kids to do the same. I wanted to raise better humans with beautiful hearts. I wanted to inspire girls to be more confident in their own skin, instead of shit like "this is my better side on camera". Beauty to me was never skin deep. When my friends talked about scars on their flawless skin, I felt disconnected bcos I'd grown up with scales all over my body! So at an early age I learnt that I liked having my hair messy, my clothes torn, and my teeth crooked. That's what made ME happy. It felt comfortable. Eventually, life will go on; you can either love it, or whine through it, but it goes on; the ð is to find beauty within - Always remember, skin is just a layer that protects the magic within. â¨@loco_latte A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:11pm PDT She even looks like Nargis Fakhri! The beauty industry is a hoax. It's main business is your insecurities. It feeds off of you. Magazines are all about focusing on how you're "not OK" & they can help make you "perfect". It's ridiculous that there are billionaires running businesses out of your body issues. Lowering your self esteem while making you believe that you're somehow getting "better". It's okay to want to look sexy. Of course. I'm horrible at flirting and portraying *** - but that doesn't mean I don't like to try. This photograph for an example was an attempt at one similar thing. To look seductive. I decided I wouldn't cake my face with make up, OR even do up my hair, & try to keep it as natural as I could. Because feeling/portraying sexy is wonderful - but letting someone else decide your sexy - is not. You're sexy when you're comfortable. You're sexy in your wheat skin tone. A pimple can't stop you from being fucking hot. Nor will a bad hair day. You don't have to have the perfect body, the perfect toe nails. That is a load of bulshit that they sell you, just so that you can become insecure enough to then try to fix a problem within you that never existed to begin with. I have a stomach. My fingers aren't "beautiful" in the way they'd say they are. My skin isn't like butter. My hair is frizzy. But LOOK! This photograph is a perfect example of why you mustn't give a shit about what society tries to tell you. Or sell you. You don't need 100 products to look/feel good about yourself. You already look like a cover girl. Don't get lost in the crowd. Before you know it, you'll be lost in the world of Beauty Magazines. Honestly if I had to dedicate my time reading, I'd read things from @berlin.artparasites & @elephantjournal & @chakabars & if I were to be inspired by women, it would be women like @lenadunham @sophiabush & @amy__schumer . Remember that we become what we surround ourselves with. So surround yourself with people that tell you you're beautiful first thing in the morning. Read good literature. Think good thoughts. Learn about life & humanity. THATS Sexy. PC @amit_agarwal25 A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Jun 18, 2016 at 1:51am PDT Doesn't this remind you of ‘Baar Baar Dekho'? En Route Phi Phi. PS: this is the floating walkway that I spoke about that day! Also, my foot is healing. Thank you my instalovers for all the love! ð #phiphiisland #phiphi #traveldiaries #birthdayweek #love #Krabi #TheSlowLife A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:28pm PDT I've been wanting to do this from the moment I got to Phi Phi. And I finally did it today. Kayaking is extremely interesting because you see people smoothly drifting through it around you, while you struggle to go straight for just 5 seconds before your kayak is heading in another direction all over again!! The trick is to be patient, to work simultaneously with water instead of fighting it. To cut through it, but with love. And to never rush. If you cut right, your speed automatically will decrease. Unlike man made roads, that are stagnant and do not move, water is unstable, has motion, and a mind of its own. Kayaking isn't like driving a car. You are not the only one in control of the direction you're headed towards... you must remember to work with the water & not against it. Because once you're out there, in the middle of the deep blue sea - there's just you, your kayak, and the sea. You've gotta share its vibe. The whole process requires so much patience that when you finally get it right, it's just so calming & peaceful to drift your way through. If you've seen Moana, you know what I mean when I say it's like the Ocean has chosen you. But hey, sounds exactly like life, doesn't it? You see others lives & wonder how they're smoothly sailing through it all but that's the catch - everyone's struggling, everyone's occasionally tired, some people have just figured out the trick to doing it well and made being alive their passion - and that's why they enjoy the process while others struggle and curse their way through it. But in the end - we've all got to complete the journey and make it back - it's up to you how you choose to live that journey. ⨠#kayaking #love #fun #happiness #phiphiisland #kohphiphi #traveldiaries #workoutmotivation #ocean #waterchild #theslowlife A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Jan 2, 2017 at 4:26am PST She even has those lips! Blue pillow hat + yellow salwar kameez ( gold sequins optional ) = #fashiongoals ð A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Apr 29, 2017 at 11:45pm PDT This. One last time. #HairTodayGoneTomorrow ð¸ @photowalktd A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Apr 6, 2017 at 5:16am PDT "I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited." - Sylvia Plath. #wordporn #sylviaplath #author #thebelljar #goosebumps #foodforthought #lifehacks #limitedmind #desire #innervoice photo courtesy @zainaliphotography A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Jul 20, 2016 at 2:26am PDT She even reminded us of ‘Pashmina' from Fitoor, wearing almost the same dress. © Twitter "I felt like I was going to throw up. My throat felt chocked and my insides were racing their way out. My mind scattered and my skin numb, but pain was never skin deep.. it seeped its way into my heart and broke it into millions of pieces. Exactly what I was afraid of. My heart was too ashamed to break for you, all over again. My heart that broke for you, 100 years ago, standing 10 ft away, before. For centuries we had been at war. Me against you. Yours against mine. This time as my heart shattered to the floor, it made no sound at all. It silently accepted the pain, sucking it out of my body and into itself, leaving me with nothing but pins and needles. I was ashamed of every weak step I took away from you, knowing that history was repeating itself - over and over again. Once again, somewhere in the world, Devika would fall in love with Ashfaq. Once again, their hearts would beat together. Zameena will resist, but Abhay won't care about this world and it's unfair ways. Somewhere, buried, a Jodha would allow herself to let the tears roll down her cheeks, for what else should one do, if not mourn for a life like ours? Loveless, dictated. Every time, their voice echoed in my head, every single time you tried to remind me of why we were worlds apart, my silly heart looked right through you, finding one of its own, unblinded by the lies they teach you in the name of God, and our hearts began to beat together. Little did it know it wasn't about you, it wasn't about me. This was a war I was too weak to win. This war between the devils, was no place for love to exist. For her who ran as fast as she could, for her who died, for her who fought till her last breath, for her, I swear, I tried. My legs are tired, and my eyes are sore - you chose to walk away, but I sure as hell was meant for more. So I pick up the broken pieces, scattered on the floor, leaving no trace of having been here before. No she must never know, that lives were sacrificed, and tears were shed, for there's still hope that Taufeeq and Maya, will live to change the world instead." - Saloni Chopra #writersofig #humanity #bethechange #love #lovestory #words ð¸ @photowalktd A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:35am PDT Wouldn't it be great to see them sharing screen space together? Two beauties! on set ...... #tigerzindahai @biancahartkopf @zahirabbaskhan A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:00am PDT Photo Courtesy @amit_agarwal25 A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Dec 9, 2016 at 2:32am PST Don't give me a pen & paper. Give me a hand to hold & ground beneath my feet. Don't sweep me off with words, hold me instead when I fall. Don't kiss me all day, but hug me tight when I'm trying my hardest to leave. Don't promise forever, I'm happier with today. Don't ask me to bind you down with a contract. Don't expect that to save us, or assure us. Expect me to fall in love with you, every single day, without being told to. Without reasoning. Without law. But with instinct. With the need to wake up next to you every morning. With desire. Its not that I can't settle down. I'm not always on the run. I'm not scared. I'm just a thinker. I ask questions. I love love. What's in my heart matters more than what's in court. I'm going to have a love story that goes down in history. Because I can handle it. I can handle love. And pain. And happiness. I'm capable of crossing bridges & climbing mountains - but I can't sit across you at a dining table every night. I don't want to be your wife. I want to be your lover. Your partner. Your dirty slut. But I'll look after you like a mother. I want to be your best friend. I'll never be your better half, you are whole. So am I. I enjoy the thrill. The excitement. The anxiety of waking up every morning, & wondering if we're still in love. Having to try. Knowing - love is all that's holding us together. Not spoken vows, not legalities, not the social jazz. Just love. And one day, when I look at my daughter & son - I want to be able to raise them knowing they can follow their heart. In a world full of people telling them how to live & what to be.. I want them to learn from me, they can be, whatever it is that sets them free. I want them to grow into adults, wanting a marriage - not a wedding. To cherish life. And never take people for granted. I want them to feel with all that they have. To cry like they've never cried before, to love with all their heart & orgasm with their whole body. I want to teach them to live & not just breath... I - want to live. I want to be the change I wish to see. Sincerely, Every girl out there that deep down inside believes she's meant for something a little more. #RunAwayBride A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Jul 4, 2016 at 10:11am PDT Hello Sonali, we still can't over the fact that you look so much like Katrina Kaif! Happy Independence Day my India. But also, Happy Independence Day Pakistan. Let's not forget that once upon a time, we were one... and the borders we've drawn, are only man made. Somewhere here, your grandmother was born, and somewhere there, in the hearts of humanity, I am another you; I am another you. I don't live on your land, but my land is the same too. The air I breathe, is a breath by you. I too have a heart like yours, stuck in a cage, mine too grows bitter, and bitter by age. I walk down the same streets, feeling like a victim in their eyes, sometimes I take a scarf and cover my head, I too live the same lies. I may not pray, but don't you pray for peace? Because I hope for the same too... I have a dream, and I have a desire, burning within me is the same fire. I fall in love, and I too feel pain, when you tell me I'm not the same. I look the same, I swear my blood is red... I too cry when those nasty things are said. I want a life, and a love so strong, and it's been next to me all along. A border. A line. I didn't create this, and neither did you... But when I go to sleep at night I often wonder, if you think of being me, the way I sometimes think of being you? To Countries that were once united, I hope one day we can find it in our hearts to at least love once again. Patriotism to me isn't about blindly loving and never criticizing your own, but instead accepting our flaws to become better with every passing day. To nourish and to grow. Isn't that what Love is? Saloni Chopra #independenceday #indiapakistan #humanity #india #love #writersofinstagram #writersofig #wordporn #foodforthought ð¸ @mikegasm_ A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Aug 15, 2017 at 1:22am PDT I went from being the kind of girl that 'doesn't get along with girls and only has guy friends' till couple of years ago, to being surrounded by the strongest, wildest, kindest, most empathetic, loving, giving, caring women in this whole world! Thank you for showing me how incomplete my life was without women. Thank you for inspiring me, for always mothering me, for being there for me whether that's 2 pm or 4 am - for never making me feel like my silly dramatic reactions to things are as silly as they really are, and, for being there on my birthday with me. I may be the luckiest girl in this world, filled with so much love. The past few days have been extremely overwhelming because I can't stop counting my blessings. And I hope every girl can have women like you in her life while she's growing up to show her how beautiful life really is. Girls aren't always about bitching and jealousy and make up - it's what a huge part of the world wants you to think they are, it's what even WE think we are - but we're so much more than that. We are sensitive and vulnerable and strong. Women, in all shapes and sizes, are conquering the world. Reaching their dreams. Supporting their families and caring far too much about the future of humanity. If you want to see how women talk, enter any clubs female loo on a weekend - you'll see girls bonding over sanitary pads and fixing each other's straps and sharing the warmest of smiles - some even drunk dancing like they're childhood friends. Others wiping tears and holding back each other's hair, reminding their fellow soul sisters that they deserve better. They deserve to be loved right. Women are magic - and I'm so proud of knowing a few such gems in my life. I love y'all. My Magical ones ⨠ð #myladies #birthdayweek #girlsnightout #birthdaynight #happinessis #women #love #gratitude #stronggirls #bombay A post shared by Saloni Chopra (@redheadwayfarer) on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:47am PDT Tell us what do you think about this beauty in the comments below!
  12. Up to 20 percent of UK hospital appointments for heart or brain scans and other exploratory tests are taken up by patients suffering from excessive health anxiety or hypochondria, experts said on Thursday. And while the problem is worsening - due in part to people with disproportionate health worries researching symptoms online in a phenomenon known as ?cyberchondria? - it can be effectively treated with psychological therapy, they said. Presenting results of a study of the condition, researchers said hypochondriacs given an average of six sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) over several months saw significant and sustained reductions in their anxiety levels. Even five years later, long after the therapy had ended, those who?d had CBT were less over-anxious about their health than a control group who did not get the CBT. Health anxiety is a common but often undiagnosed problem characterized by patients excessively worrying about being ill and fearing they may have a severe or rare unrecognized disease. Symptoms can include chest pains or headaches that persist despite a doctor?s reassurance that there is no physical cause for concern. Experts say health anxiety is a significant drain on health services and leads to unnecessary, invasive and expensive medical tests. Patients pay repeated visits to the doctor and to emergency departments, and frequently seek second and third opinions. Researchers estimate the annual costs to Britain?s National Health Service of patients attending unnecessary tests and appointments could be as high as 56 million pounds ($73 million). A World Health Organization study conducted in five countries and published in 2016 found health anxiety is not only a problem among the wealthy, but affects patients and health services in developing countries as well. ?Most sufferers attend medical practitioners in both primary and secondary care asking for help in searching for a physical diagnosis, so ignoring the mental core of the condition,? said Peter Tyrer, a professor of community psychiatry who co-led the study. ?We found health anxiety was common in those with other physical illness. So people ... would interpret minor symptoms as warnings ... (and) cut down on all their activities, create more suffering, and have their lives thrown into chaos.? The study involved 444 people recruited from cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and respiratory departments at five general hospitals in England. It was funded by Britain?s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and published in the NIHR Journals Library.
  13. LONDON: Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in drinking water on five continents - from Trump Tower in New York to a public tap on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda - posing a potential risk to people's health, researchers said on Wednesday. Plastic degrades over time into tiny particles known as microplastics, which were found in 83 percent of samples from Germany to Cuba to Lebanon analysed by US-based digital news organisation Orb Media. "If you ask people whether they want to be eating or drinking plastic, they just say: 'No, that's a dumb question'," said Sherri Mason, one of study's authors and a chemistry professor at the State University of New York. "It's probably not something that we want to be ingesting, but we are, whether through our drinking water, through beer, juice. It's in our food, sea-salt, mussels. Nobody is safe," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Microplastics of up to 5 millimeters are also in bottled water, she said. The health impacts of ingesting plastics are unclear but studies on fish have shown they inhibit hatching of fertilised eggs, stunt growth, and make them more susceptible to predators, increasing mortality rates. Microplastics absorb toxic chemicals from the marine environment, which are released into the bodies of fish and mammals who consume them, Orb Media's chief executive, Molly Bingham, said in a statement. While many studies have shown the prevalence of microplastics in the world's oceans, where more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating, it is the first time research has been conducted into drinking water.
  14. HOUSTON: Police in Houston said Wednesday they have recovered the bodies of six family members whose van was swept away in flooding unleashed by Harvey over the weekend. Manuel and Belia Saldivar and four of their great-grandchildren ranging from six to 16 years in age went missing Sunday as they were attempting to escape from rising waters. Their relatives returned to the scene of the tragedy Wednesday as floodwaters subsided and alerted police that the van was now visible, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. "We were able to retrieve the van, pull it out of the water," he said. "We have a total confirmed six dead here at the scene inside this van." "Our worst fears have been realised," he said. The white van became stuck in muddy water in a wooded area Sunday morning and started floating away in the current, according to accounts by police and Rick Saldivar, whose brother Sammy was driving it at the time. Sammy Saldivar was able to climb out of the driver's seat, but was not to extricate his relatives, Rick Saldivar said. "The bad thing is he said he kept hearing the kids screaming," Saldivar told television station KHOU. "That's what he's hearing in his head over and over." Police officers called to the scene on Sunday were unable to help the other family members as the van was already submerged in at least four feet of water, said Gonzalez, adding that the area between the front and back of the van was blocked by a metal mesh typical of work vans. A chaplain and the medical examiner were at the scene Wednesday, and the family had asked for privacy, police said. "Obviously, they are devastated, as we all are as well," Gonzalez said. "They're struggling with it." US media have counted approximately 30 deaths attributable to Harvey, and the death toll was expected to rise as floodwaters subside. "I'm fearful that more will be found," said Gonzalez. Police in Houston said there were 17 people reported missing and unaccounted for. COVER IMAGE: A car gets towed while men walk in the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston, Texas, on August 30, 2017. AFP/Thomas B. Shea
  15. In what once appeared to be a promising career soon turned into a major disappointment as opening batsman Sharjeel Khan received a five-year ban from all forms of cricket by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) owing to his role in spot-fixing during the second edition of the country's T20 league earlier this year. The left-handed batsman was found guilty on five counts of PCB's Anti-Corruption Code, including his role in spot-fixing, and has been placed under ban for five years, half of which has been suspended. In turn, the Pakistani opener can play cricket after 30 months, only after complying with certain pre-requisites as set by the PCB. Sharjeel's ban will take effect from when he was first suspended, on February 10, 2017. The 28-year-old batsman represented Islamabad United in the PSL and was immediately sent home from the UAE after being found guilty of spot-fixing. He was then suspended along with team-mate Khalid Latif. © Reuters "Sharjeel is banned for five years, which has two-and-a-half year suspended, after the proceedings of the case," said Asghat Haider, who headed the three-member tribunal which also included former PCB Chairman Lt Gen (R) Tauqir Zia and ex-Test cricketer Wasim Bari. The panel was set-up to look into allegations of spot-fixing during the 2017 edition of the PSL. The 28-year-old batsman is said to have accepted allegations that he played out two dot balls on purpose during the said encounter. The batsman could have been handed a longer ban but escaped with minimal sentences for each of the five charges laid against him. Sharjeel and Latif were placed under immediate suspension by the PCB in the aftermath of the scandal. Shahzaib Hasan and Nasir Jamshed are also facing similar charges while the fifth, former fast bowler, Mohammad Irfan, was banned for a period of six months for his failure in reporting the offer to the PCB. He received a six-month ban with a six-month suspension alongside a one-million rupees fine. Sharjeel Khan was such an awsome power hitter but he ruined his career for some pennies. These guys learn nothing. — Hum Sab Ka Pakistan (@HSKPakistan) August 30, 2017 Sharjeel Khan Banned For 5 Years. Normal Cricketers Play To Enjoy Cricket. Legendary Pakistani Cricketers Play For Spot Fixing. ð — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 30, 2017 Sharjeel Khan banned for 5 years, accepted match fixing allegations. Young cricketers making Pakistan proud once again. — Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) August 30, 2017 Sharjeel Khan have lost his career because of his greedy nature. A wake up call for all Young players. Stay away from Fixing.#SharjeelKhan — Amir Sohail (@amirsohailLive) August 30, 2017 Sharjeel Khan banned for 5 years, such a powerful hitter but distroyed his future like Muhammad Asif & Butt. These guys are not learning!! — رÙشاء خا٠(@RamshaKhan01) August 30, 2017 Pak Cricketer Sharjeel Khan Banned For 5 Yrs,Suspended For 2.5 Yrs For Spot Fixing Jeet To Sakte Nhi BC Inko Haarne Ke Paise Kon Deta Haið¤ — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) August 30, 2017 "Sharjeel Khan" has been banned because IPL doesn't allow piss poor Pakis to play in India. What will a momeen do then ? — Evil Yindoo (@EvilYindoo) August 30, 2017
  16. Photo: The Sun LONDON: Britain's Liverpool airport was evacuated earlier on Tuesday while a bomb disposal team dealt with a suspect package and now it is safe and it is "business as usual", a spokesman for the airport said. The spokesman said the evacuation was a precautionary measure and now flights were coming in as usual. Earlier, passengers arriving at the airport were being kept on their planes after a security alert which was described as a "police incident", the local Liverpool Echo newspaper reported. British police also evacuated London's Euston station on Tuesday after a security alert. "An electrical item is believed to have caused a small contained explosion. No one has been injured," the British Transport Police said.
  17. Image Courtesy: Khartoum Center KHARTOUM: Russia's ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said. The cause of death remains unknown, but Shirinskiy was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, a spokesman for the police told Reuters. Sudan's foreign ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Shirinskiy's diplomatic efforts.
  18. A photo of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was aboard a submarine 'UC3 Nautilus' before it sank. Photo: Reuters COPENHAGEN: Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a Danish inventor on board his home-made submarine. Wall, who was researching a story on inventor Peter Madsen, went missing after he took her out to sea in his 17-metre submarine on August 10. He denies a charge of murdering her. Announcing the results of tests on the torso discovered by a passing cyclist on Monday, police spokesman Jens Moller said it had suffered damage suggesting "an attempt to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed". He added: "There was also some metal attached to the body, allegedly also to make sure the body would sink to the bottom." The arms, legs and head had been sawn from the body. Analysis showed a match with Wall's DNA, which the police had gathered from a toothbrush and a hairbrush, and with blood found in the submarine, Moller said. Police still do not know the cause of death and are searching for additional body parts with divers. Divers from the Danish Defence Command prepare for a dive in Koge Bugt near Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark August 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters Madsen's defence lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, was not immediately available for comment, but had told Danish media he was sticking to his explanation her death was caused by an accident. Madsen has told a court that following the alleged accident, he "buried" Wall at sea ? changing his previous statement to police that he dropped her off alive in Copenhagen. A day after taking Wall out to sea, the inventor was rescued after his UC3 Nautilus vessel sank. Police found nobody else on board. The bizarre case has riveted Swedish and Danish media, and made headlines around the world.
  19. Swiss couple, dead bodies, Kenyan policemen, Mombasa, Kenya, Aug 20, 2017, REUTERS, Joseph Okanga MOMBASA: The bodies of an elderly Swiss couple were found dumped by a country road in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa with severe injuries on Sunday, police said, and the caretaker of a property where they had been due to stay was being sought for questioning. Regional police chief Larry Kiyeng identified them by name and said they had flown into Kenya on Saturday and had planned to stay at a private residence in Nyali, an upmarket estate in Mombasa. "They were expected to arrive by midnight but something happened between the airport and the home. We have found some evidence from a saloon car which was parked at the residence," Kiyeng, told Reuters, without giving details. Police were looking for the residence's caretaker who had gone to pick the couple from the airport and who has since disappeared, he said. The couple, who appeared to be between 60 and 70 years old, was found wrapped in a blanket near a local nightclub on the outskirts of Mombasa, area police chief Christopher Rotich said. "They have severe injuries. One has deep cuts on the head and it seems they were killed using sharp and blunt objects," Rotich told Reuters by telephone. In 2014, Russian and German tourists were robbed and murdered in Mombasa in two separate incidents. Police later shot dead two suspects they said had been behind the murders.
  20. The World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945, is seen off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, US, on July 10, 1945, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage. Courtesy Bureau of Ships Collection in the US National Archives/US Navy/Handout via REUTERS Researchers have found the wreckage of the US warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two, more than 5.5 kilometres (18,000 feet) below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said on Saturday. The cruiser was returning from its mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would soon be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima when it was fired upon in the North Pacific Ocean by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. It sunk in 12 minutes, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington. No distress signal was sent. About 800 of the 1,196 crew members aboard survived the sinking, but only 316 were rescued alive five days later, with the rest lost to exposure, dehydration, drowning, and sharks. After a Navy historian unearthed new information in 2016 about the warship's last movements that pointed to a new search area, a team of civilian researchers led by Paul Allen, a Microsoft Corp co-founder, spent months searching in a 1,500-square-kilometre (600-square-mile) patch of ocean. With a vessel rigged with equipment that can reach some of the deepest ocean floors, members of Allen's team found the wreckage somewhere in the Philippine Sea on Friday, Allen said in a statement on his website. The statement said the Navy had asked Allen to keep the precise location confidential. Allen said that the discovery was a humbling experience and a means of honouring sailors he saw as playing a vital role in ending World War Two. "While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming," he said. Identification was easier than in some deep-sea expeditions: some of the exposed wreck was clearly marked with Indianapolis signage, according to photographs shared by Allen and the Navy. "It is exceedingly rare you find the name of the ship on a piece of the wreckage," Paul Taylor, a spokesman for the Naval History and Heritage Command, said in a telephone interview. "If that's not Indianapolis then I don't know what is." The Navy said it had plans to honour the 22 survivors from the Indianapolis still alive along with the families of the ship's crew.
  21. A suspected World War II bomb was found Thursday on the premises of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said, with police called in to investigate. The 85-centimetre (2.9 foot) long object, believed to be an unexploded bomb dropped by the United States during the war, was discovered by workers constructing a parking lot close to the facility's reactors, a spokesman for Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said. TEPCO called police immediately upon finding the object, suspending construction work and roping off the area around one kilometre (0.62 mile) from the reactors, he added. There was no impact on ongoing decommissioning operations at the nuclear plant, which suffered meltdowns in March 2011 after a powerful earthquake spawned a huge tsunami. Japan's Jiji Press reported that under such circumstances police call in bomb disposal experts from Japan's military. Unexploded US bombs and shells are still occasionally found in Japan more than 70 years after the conflict ended in 1945, particularly on the southern island of Okinawa where an extremely bloody battle took place in the war's closing months. A Japanese military airport existed in the area around the Fukushima site in northeastern Japan during the war, and the area was a target of US bombing raids. The meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011 were the world's worst such accident since Chernobyl in 1986. TEPCO and the government are facing a four-decade task of cleaning up and decommissioning the facility, while tens of thousands of people remain displaced, the majority from Fukushima prefecture due to high radiation.
  22. SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old Singaporean man is under investigation for inserting toothpicks into a seat on a public bus, a suspected case of "mischief" that could put him behind bars for up to two years, the police said on Tuesday. "Through extensive inquiries and with the assistance of CCTV footage, officers ... established the identity of the suspect," a police statement said. Pictures of three toothpicks sticking up from the seat were posted last month by a Facebook user, who said she noticed them just as she was about to sit down. "Remember to check your seat next time before sitting, guys!" she wrote. The post was shared more than 2,500 times. Singapore, a wealthy city-state, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. However, one of the government's public information slogans is: "Low crime doesn't mean no crime". Authorities come down hard on minor crimes such as vandalism, which is punishable by caning, and the import of chewing gum is banned, in part to keep public spaces clean. Two years ago, a smoker was fined S$19,800 ($14,550) for throwing cigarette ends out of a window of his flat for days. The police said investigations into the case of the toothpicks were continuing. The offense of mischief carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to two years or a fine, or both.
  23. Recently, Deepika Padukone won over everyone when she read a heart-warming letter from her father at an award function. And now that letter has found its way into a school textbook! Back in 2016, while accepting the Best Actress award for her performance in Piku, she read out this heartfelt letter that her father, Prakash Padukone, had penned down for both of his daughters Deepika and Anisha Padukone. That was the perfect opportunity for Deepika to share the emotional treasure she had valued all her life. © Twitter The letter perfectly showcases the bond Deepika shares with her father, and now the emotional words have a whole chapter in school syllabus solely dedicated to them. The letter is now part of the 12th Standard Gujarat Board's syllabus. © YouTube The chapter dedicated to the letter is called ‘Letters from a Father' and a fan tweeted it to Deepika about it. There's a whole chapter on @padukoneprakash's letter to @deepikapadukone and @anishapadukone in my brother's Textbook! ð ð¯ð — Deepika Padukone ⤠(@KinjalJogidas) August 7, 2017 Well, Deepika was so overwhelmed, she could only say, "WOW!!!" WOW!!! — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) August 7, 2017 The letter sure is very touching and heartfelt, no wonder its part of school curriculum. Here's the whole letter : Dear Deepika & Anisha, As you stand on the threshold of life's journey, I want to share with you some lessons that life has taught me…. Looking back, I realize that the most important thing about my childhood and adolescent years was my refusal to complain about my lot in life…there is no substitute for perseverance, hard work, determination, and passion for what you choose to do. If you love what you do, nothing else matters — not awards, nor compensation, not even the gratification of seeing your face in newspapers or television. Deepika, we know that you are in the film industry because of your love for it. Early on in life, even as a child of nine or ten, we knew that you were meant for modelling and to be under the arc-lights. You were a natural. Even so, at eighteen, when you told us that you wanted to shift to Mumbai to pursue a career in modelling, it was hard for us to come to terms with the decision. In the end we decided to let you follow your heart, like my father had taught me all those years ago, as the only way to live fully. I was fortunate that my father gave me the freedom to follow my passion for a game which held very little promise of ever making money. His approval changed the course of my life. Had he forced me, I would have been a miserable, average engineer plodding through life. When the time came for you to make a decision about your future, we thought it would be cruel to not give our child the opportunity to pursue a dream that she lived and breathed for. If you succeeded, it would make us proud, but even if you didn't, you would not have any regrets that you did not try. In the last few years, we have seen you mature into a young woman who has her head on her shoulders. Maybe it is a result of the responsibilities that came your way at an early age. Sometimes parents underestimate their children's capabilities which brings me to my other belief: you can either like what you do or you can be passionate about what you do. If you only like what you do, you will become an average player, but if you love what you do, there is every chance that you will excel at it. For then, no hardship, no sacrifice will be too much to achieve your goal. Anisha, you want to be a professional golfer and I know you will let nothing come between you and that dream. At sixteen, when I was representing the country in badminton, I travelled second class and often in unreserved coaches on trains, sitting, eating, and sleeping outside filthy toilets in the train for a couple of days simply so that I could reach the training camp and better my game. I see that passion in you. I don't know too many young people who work sixteen hours a day and I see that the fruits of that passion are already coming your way. I have learned that you can't always win in life, that everything you want might not come your way, and events don't always turn out as you want them to. You have to learn to take life's ups and downs in your stride. Looking back… Even during the toughest times, I focused on what I had, instead of dwelling on what I did not. Thus, at the end of my career, I had no regrets, or any desire to ever return to the game, for I knew that I had truly given all to my passion. …I believe it is best for children to work hard to make their dreams come true and to not have things handed to them on a platter. And it makes us immensely proud to see that both of you have followed our counsel and are making things happen for yourself. When you are home visiting us, Deepika, you make your own bed, clear the table after meals, and sleep on the floor if there are guests at home. At home, you are not a star, and that is because we have taught you to be rooted in reality at all times. If you occasionally wonder why we refuse to treat you like a star, it is because you are our daughter first and a film star later, and we want you to remember that you have to eventually return to the real world. Dear Deepika, you are in an industry where there is much negativity, but I hope that you are the game-changer in it. If you can live your life without harming anyone, or talking badly about anyone, you can set an example for others. Often you will find people who will lie and say untruths about you, but remember never to retaliate or talk their language. If what they say is untrue, ignore it. And if it is true, use their criticism to improve and transform yourself. The things that really matter in life are relationships, honesty, and respect for your parents, and elders. Material success is important, not fundamental to happiness and peace of mind. I can't tell you enough about the rejuvenating power of prayers and a little faith. You know it, of course, because offering prayers is a long-standing tradition in our family… (S)pare a few minutes of your day, even if it is just twenty, to close your eyes and meditate, to think about God and you will see how much that faith in His power will strengthen you. In the end, when your career is behind you, what remains with you and for you is family, the friends that you have made who will stand by you. Live a life that is healthy, my children, and one that will allow you to live with your own conscience. Everything else is transient. And remember, no matter what, we are always going to be there for you. Lovingly, Papa
  24. File Photo KARACHI: A dead body was discovered late Saturday night here in Sector 36-B, Surjani Town, rescue sources said. The rescue officials added that the body was almost three days old; however, the police are yet to comment on the matter since the deceased has not been identified. Details will be added when more information is available. CTD operation On the other hand, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) carried out a raid in Saeedabad, Baldia Town, resulting in one suspect being killed and another managing to escape, the department's officials stated. Weapons were recovered from the deceased suspect, CTD officers added. Firing injures two Two people were injured during firing incidents late Saturday night at two localities of the metropolis. One person was wounded when they resisted a robbery attempt in Cantt Bazaar at Drigh Road, rescue sources noted. A woman was injured during a random firing incident near Dawood Chowrangi, Landhi, rescue officers explained. Secret gambling den raided Police raided a gambling den in Leemon Goth late Saturday night, Senior Superintended of Police (SSP)-Malir Rao Anwar said, adding that six suspects were taken into custody in the process. The police officer mentioned that the suspects had set up the secret gambling den at one of their homes.
  25. Image courtesy: Proactiva Open Arms Twitter account (@openarms_fund) ROME: Rescuers aiding a dinghy packed with migrants off the coast of Libya said Tuesday they had discovered 13 bodies, including pregnant women, as EU member states extended an anti-human trafficking scheme in the Mediterranean. "Thirteen corpses in total. People who had names, surnames, mothers, fathers, friends, and lives," said Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO involved in rescues in the Mediterranean, on Twitter. "We have found 167 people drifting," it said earlier, noting that "several pregnant women and mothers" were among an initial toll of 11 dead. A Save The Children ship on Tuesday rescued some 70 migrants who were also attempting to cross in a small boat. The Italian coastguard confirmed the deaths and said worsening weather conditions at sea were likely to dissuade traffickers for now from setting more boats full of people to sail in the Mediterranean. Close to 94,000 people have been brought to safety in Italy so far this year, according to Italy's interior ministry, an increase of over five percent compared to the same period last year. More than 2,370 people have died since January attempting the perilous crossing, the UN refugee agency said. Rescuers 'code of conduct' The fresh deaths came as Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti met with NGOs to discuss a new "code of conduct" to regulate the operations of privately run rescue boats. He said that another meeting had been organised for Friday with some charity groups to work through the proposals. The 12-point code, which has been given the green light by Brussels, would ban aid vessels from entering Libyan territorial waters and oblige them to accept anti-trafficking police officers on board. EU member states on Tuesday agreed to extend the Sophia rescue operation for another 18 months amid growing concern at the number of migrants crossing to Europe. States agreed that the code would now include surveillance of the crossing route to gather information on illegal trafficking and smuggled oil from Libya. At the same time, it would look to increase information sharing on human trafficking, a hugely profitable business for the criminal gangs involved. While some of the NGOs operating in the Mediterranean have agreed to sign the code, others have insisted doing so would put the lives of vulnerable migrants at sea in flimsy vessels at risk. Minniti has insisted that those who do not sign the document will not be allowed to dock at Italian ports. Although Italy has repeatedly stressed that it will continue to save lives at sea, Rome has upped its requests for fellow European states to help shoulder the load ? particularly in terms of providing shelter to those rescued. On Tuesday, the EU pledged more measures and more money to help Italy. European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker promised an extra 100 million euros ($116 million) in funding, on top of nearly 800 million euros already pledged, in a letter to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He also promised to look at ways of pressuring Bangladesh to take back its migrants, possibly using the threat of visa restrictions as leverage.