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Woman in Abu Dhabi kills, cooks ex-boyfriend’s remains to conceal murder

A 39-year-old Moroccan woman, killed her boy friend and cooked his meat from mid-night to dawn four days straight, to remove evidence of the crime.

The incident took place two months ago in Abu Dhabi, but came to light after the victim’s  brother came around looking for him and found a tooth in the kitchen blender.

The woman called her ex-lover to her apartment for dinner and soon began a brawl.

As the fight escalated, the woman pulled out a knife and began stabbing him in the chest and abdomen. As he lay dead, she sawed his body in half and put each part in suitcases. She then shifted the remains to another flat she had rented after wiping clean all blood traces from the house she lived in.

She used a large knife, a saw,a cleaver, large pots, pans, pressure cookers, a meat grinder and a gas stove to cook the flesh in batches.

The cover was blown when the man’s brother visited her asking his whereabouts. She denied any knowledge and said they had broken up after he pursued affair with another woman.

The brother who insisted on searching the apartment came across, what looked like a human tooth in the blender. He alerted the police and she later confessed to the crime upon interrogation.

Neighbours reportedly told the police, there emanated the smell of human flesh cooking from 12 to 5 am for four nights, when the man is believed to have been murdered.

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Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested

Ina high-profile arrest, the auto industry’s leading figure and Nissan chairman , Carlos Ghosn, was taken into custody by Japanese prosecutors, for swindling money from Nissan and other financial misconduct on his part.

At the time of arrest, Ghosn was  serving as chief executive of Renault, chairman of Nissan and chairman of the board at Mitsubishi.

Ghosn was booked along with representative director Greg Kelly for failing to declare $44 million on Nissan’s security reports submitted over five years since 2011.

Meanwhile Nissan said it  will cooperate with Tokyo prosecutors and their investigations into Ghosn after a whistle-blower tipped that the executive was misrepresenting his salary and using company assets for his personal purpose.

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Provoking US : Kim Jong UN tests new ‘high tech” weapon

Amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations, North Korea tested a “newly developed ultramodern” weapon in an even supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, on Friday.

While the details of the weapon are unknown, it is latest sign that Pyongyan is prepared to return to a more militaristic relations with Washington, if talks continue to remain unfruitful.

24 News“He’s tiptoeing towards a more aggressive posture in negotiations with the US and he’s signaling that he’s not going to give way and can simply return to his old practices if (the US) don’t change their approach,” Josh Pollack, senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey.

This is the first time Kim has demonstrated a military-focused event, since his high-profile summits with South Korean President Moon Ja-in and US President Donald Trump early this year.

Despite huge hopes for a breakthrough in those meeting, little progress if any was made in its course.

 

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Sri Lankan MPs pass no-confidence vote against PM Rajapaksha

In latest twist to Sri Lanka’s political crisis, the parliament  today passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksha and his government.

The move comes a day after Supreme court overturned a presidential decree dissolving the legislature and call for snap elections.

“I rule that this House does not have confidence in the government (of Rajapaksa)” the Speaker said after majority of the 225-member parliament voted against Rajapaksha.

Chaotic scenes unfolded during the crucial hour when Rajapaksha  and his legislator son Namal, walked out of the chamber just before the Speaker called for a vote. And members Rajapaksha’s supporters attempted to grab the mace, the symbol of authority of the legislature to disrupt vote, which went ahead anyway.

Today’s showdown does not hand out an automatic reinstatement of the unceremoniously ousted Wickremesinghe as prime minister.

President Maithripala Sirisena still retains the power to choose the next prime minister.

The backdrop
The president who had problems getting along with Weickremesinghe attempted  to install Rajapaksa, who ruled the country for a decade until 2015, as  the new prime minister. In his time in office, he drew the country closer to China and fell out with the west over a litany of alleged human rights abuses.

Rajapaksa his supporters  took charge of the govt institutions but failed to garner  enough MPs to join their government.

This failure is believed to have triggered a desperate  Sirisena to dissolve the  parliament and announce fresh elections, hoping a ballot victory that would catapult  Rajapaksa back in charge and and end the constitutional crisis.

 

 

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Indian-origin pregnant woman killed in arrow attack in UK; Baby survives

A pregnant woman of Indian origin in London, was killed after her former partner shot an arrow that pierced through her abdomen, on Monday.

The baby was delivered through Caesarean section carried out without removing the arrow, as “it was too dangerous”. The baby is critical and is battling for life at the hospital.

Devi Ummathallegadoo known locally as Sana Muhammad after converting to Islam had married Imtiaz Muhammad around seven years ago.

“She was a wonderful mother and wife. We were together seven years. I am heartbroken; we were inseparable,” Imtiaz Muhammad told the reporters.

Imtiaz was at home when he noticed the attacker, Ramanodge Ummathallegadoo in their shed with a loaded crossbow.

He alerted his wife and children but Sana got shot in the abdomen soon after.

Miraculously, the arrow went up into her heart bud did not touch the unborn baby.

Ramanodge has been taken into custody to be produced before magistrate court in London today.

Sana had three children aged 18, 14 and 12 with her former partner and two young girls aged five and two with Muhammad.

 

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Bowled Out : Sri Lankan Supreme Court overturns president’s parliament dissolution

In the latest twist to ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, its Supreme Court has suspended the president’s controversial decision to dissolve parliament.

MPs are now planning to meet to decide between the two men – Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mahinda Rajapaksha – claiming to be country’s lawful prime minister.

The verdict lends direction the the country thrown into crisis by the president first sacking incumbent prime minister Wickremmesinghe unconstitutionally and appointing Rajapaksha in his place.

Wickremmesinghe who continued to be holed up in the prime ministerial residence despite “ouster” said :

“Today we have witnessed a resounding victory for the people’s franchise,” Wickremesinghe said. “The powers of the president are limited and he must act according to the law. He is not above the law.”

The parliament is due to resume tomorrow and will hold a confidence vote on leadership.

The backdrop
The president who had problems getting along with Weickremesinghe attempted  to install Rajapaksa, who ruled the country for a decade until 2015, as  the new prime minister. In his time in office, he drew the country closer to China and fell out with the west over a litany of alleged human rights abuses.

Rajapaksa his supporters  took charge of the govt institutions but failed to garner  enough MPs to join their government.

This failure is believed to have triggered a desperate  Sirisena to dissolve the  parliament and announce fresh elections, hoping a ballot victory that would catapult  Rajapaksa back in charge and and end the constitutional crisis.

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Stan Lee, who gave the world Spider-man, Iron Man dies at 95

Legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee has died. He was 95.

The end came Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical centre in Los Angeles.

Lee, who began business in 1939 created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and the Ant-Man among countless other characters.

Most of Marvel Comics were produced as movies, mostly in the first decades of 21st century and grossed over $20 billion at theaters worldwide.

Tributes flooded social media soon after demise of the creative genius broke.

“Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and… to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine,”said “Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman, on Twitter.

 “No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans,” tweeted Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.

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“Tell your boss job is done” Khashoggi killer’s phone record to Saudi prince’s aide

One of the members of killer gang that murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi phoned the Saudi prince’s aide shortly after the crime, say emerging reports. “Tell your boss” the mission is accomplished, reported the New York Times.

While Turkish intelligence acknowledges the prince is not mentioned by name, “your boss” was a reference to Crown Prince Mohammd bin Salman.

Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, one of the 15 Saudis sent to Istanbul to target Khashoggi, made the call and spoke in Arabic. Incidentally, Mutreb is security officer who frequently travels with the crown prince.

In US which rallied behind the probe to nail the culprits, the intelligence officials view the recording as some of the strongest evidence yet linking bin Salman to the murder.

Saudi officials have all along denied involvement of crown prince in the death of journalist Khashoggi, an arch critic of the Arab regime.

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CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate Tuesday oct 2nd at 13:14 local time Source : CNN
CCTV images show Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate before his death

On Oct 2, Khashoggi, a self-exiled Saudi journalist, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect documents showing he had divorced his ex-wife so he could re-marry.

Later his fiancee, who waited outside the diplomatic facility, was told by  staff that he had left by the back door.

When he failed to re-emerge, she reported the disappearance to police in a formal complaint.

Suspicion revolved around Saudi,as Khashoggi was a staunch critic of its regime. The Saudi government initially insisted that Khashoggi left the consulate alive, but later after Turkish probe, admitted that he died there in an “interrogation that went wrong”.

 

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Highjack scare in Delhi after pilot presses wrong button

A Kandahar-bound flight, that emitted hijack signal, put airport authorities on the edge at Delhi airport, after what emerged later to be, pilot “mistakenly” pressing the wrong button.

The Ariana Afghan Airlines plane, with nine crew members and 124 passengers and an infant,  was taxiing for take-off, when it’s  hijack alarm triggered all agencies including anti-terror force into action.

NSG commandos and official of other agencies swiftly responded to the alert. It took two hours and a second security check to finally let the flight take–off after  confirming that it was only a human error.

 

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Constitutional Coup : Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament

It is yesterday once more in Sri Lanka as president Maithripala Sirisena  signed papers to dissolve the country’s parliament with effect from Friday midnight.

In a shock move ealier, Sirisena had on 26 Oct, had  sacked the prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former leader Mahinda Rajapaksha in his place.

The latest move came after Maithripala admitted his govt could not garner majority to get his prime minister nominee through the legislature.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said they were eight legislators short of a majority in the 225-member Assembly that remains suspended, he added.

“We now have 104 or 105 seats, but we will show majoirty of 113 and more on the parliament floor,” UPFA had claimed prior to the dissolution.

Wickremesinghe’s United National Party(UNP) swiftly denounced the move tweeting it “vehemently rejects” the sacking of the parliament. The party accused Sirisena of robbing the “people of their rights and democracy”.

UNP had earlier argued that while president has powers to appoint the prime minister, he lacks authority to sack the incumbent.

Following Friday’s dissolution, it demanded a parliamentary vote to prove Wickremesinghe’s majority.

However a cabinet minister, Dagasiri Jaasekara said, Sirisena has no choice but to dissolve parliament because of Wickremesinghe’s refusal to step down.

The dissolution of the parliament comes amid weeks of intense horse-trading as opposing parties clamoured to establish majority of 113 legislators in the 225-member parliament.

Sirsisena’s UPFA had backing of 96 legislators prior to the crisis. And UNP whose number declined from 106 to 98 amid defections, was all set to remove the new incumbent Rajapaksha, when parliament reconvened on Nov 14, after gaining coalition of 15 legislators representing the country’s ethnic Tamil minority. All those plans now stand crumbled.