Tuesday 21 November 2017

Outcry over 'obedient wives'

A new club in Indonesia that aims to encourage women to be totally obedient to their husbands has generated an outcry from activists.

Gina Puspita, leader of the new club, said it already had about 300 members. Husein Muhammad, a member of the commission on women's rights, said that the club would not get support in Indonesia.

Aussie alcoholic drank sanitiser

A man who drank six bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitiser while being treated in an Australian hospital for alcoholism has sparked calls for the anti-bacterial gels to be better secured.

Doctors said in a letter published in the 'Medical Journal of Australia' that at least one US hospital has introduced non-removable dispensers in all its wards.

Homeless man inherits fortune

A US private investigator has tracked down a homeless man to tell him he has inherited a lot of money.

David Lundberg found Max Melitzer pushing a shopping trolley filled with personal possessions in Salt Lake City. Mr Lundberg said the man's brother, who died last year, left him a "significant" amount in his will.

'Foreskin Man' in anti-semitic row

A US activist campaigning against circumcision has been accused of anti-semitism for drawing a comic book featuring a superhero known as 'Foreskin Man'.

Critics say the drawings include grotesque Jewish stereotypes similar to 1930s Nazi propaganda.

Winehouse booed off stage in Serbia

Amy Winehouse has been booed and jeered at a concert in Serbia's capital as she kicked off her European tour at the weekend.

The singer was an hour late, before stumbling to the stage and mumbling through her songs.

Toddler survives three-floor fall

A US toddler fell from a third-floor window but had his fall broken by a porch awning and is expected to survive.

Police said the two-year-old boy fell, landed on the awning, rolled over the edge and dropped about 12 feet to the pavement.

Irish Independent

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