Friday 23 March 2018

Arrows fired at police

Wife stoned to death

PROTESTERS clashed with police in Brazil's capital, resulting in one officer being shot in the leg with an arrow. The violence resulted in the cancellation of a ceremony to open the exhibition of the World Cup trophy.

Riot police fired tear gas into small pockets of protesters as they approached Brasilia's new stadium. Some of the demonstrators were armed with bows and arrows.

A PREGNANT woman was stoned to death by her family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying the man she loved.

Her father was arrested shortly after the attack and confessed to having killed her because she had married a man of her choice, defying the family's wishes and conservative norms in the Muslim-majority country.

Farzana Parveen (25) was buried in the presence of some 100 mourners from her husband's family at around 2am on Tuesday in a village graveyard in Punjab province, her husband, Mohammad Iqbal, said.

A US man who threw his two-year-old daughter into a river while she was strapped into her car seat has apologised – but not for murdering the girl.

Before he was sentenced to life in prison, Arthur Morgan III apologised to the child's mother for the deterioration of their friendship.

Given the chance to explain his actions to a judge, Morgan complained that the media published photos that made him look inappropriately angry or happy.

THE average office worker will have more than 34,000 hot drinks, read more than a million emails and visit the toilet 33,000 times during their career, according to research.

A survey of 550 office staff across the UK also found they will spend three months waiting by a printer and 10 months hanging on the phone. said its study revealed that many workers spend three-quarters of an hour gossiping with colleagues.

'LORD Of The Rings' star Sir Christopher Lee has celebrated his 92nd birthday by releasing a heavy metal version of the Frank Sinatra classic 'My Way'. It is one of seven tracks on an album called 'Metal Knight' he has recorded with an Italian band called Rhapsody of Fire. He said: "The song 'My Way' is difficult to sing because you've got to convince people you're singing about truth."

Irish Independent

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