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Saudi Arabia Executes Ethiopian Maid For Killing Child

Saudi authorities on Monday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the interior ministry said.

The ministry noted in a statement that the execution was carried out after the death sentence was endorsed by the king.

The convict had confessed having knifed to death the six-year-old girl in June 2013, allegedly in retaliation for her family’s ill-treatment.

Monday’s beheading brings to 119 the total number of executions so far this year in the conservative kingdom.

According to international rights groups, Saudi Arabia is among the top executioners in the world.

On January 2, authorities beheaded 47 people, including a prominent Shiite cleric, on terrorism-related charges.

Report says Saudi Arabia has imposed death penalty for murder, armed robbery, banditry, rape, drug-trafficking and witchcraft.

The kingdom, which applies a strict interpretation of Islamic law, has repeatedly rejected calls to end the death penalty, saying the punishment deters would-be offender.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s $400M Prenup Details

With a combined $400 million fortune between Brad Pitt, 52, and Angelina Jolie, 41, there’s a lot to be divided now that details of their prenup have been revealed.

However, multiple media outlets say the war will be over the kids and NOT their $400m fortune as it is revealed Brad hasn’t seen the kids in over a week, and Angelina reportedly blocked his number after filing for divorce.

According to TMZ, the A-listers prepared for this possibility before they tied the knot in 2014 by signing a prenuptial agreement, and it specifically lays out who gets what when it comes to money and properties.

The stars have 12 properties together, three of which they bought together at some point throughout their 12-year romance. Luckily, the prenup makes it clear how those will be divided up now that they’re no longer together, TMZ claims — but when it comes to custody of the kids, there are no specifications.

Clearly, this is where a battle is likely going to come into play for Brangelina. Angelina’s asked for full physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, Vivienne and Knox, 8, in her divorce papers, and it’s been reported that Brad is planning to put up a fight so that doesn’t happen.

Fists Fly As Player Loses Calm Over Red Card

Tension were very high when Vic Falls Tigers faced Amagagasi in Zimbabwe’s Southern Region division one on Sunday afternoon.

The referee was officiating a match between Amagagasi and Vic Falls Tigers when he sent off a player with a straight red card.

The player didn’t agree with the referee’s decision to send him off the field and retaliated.

The official didn’t back down and fought back, the referee threw a few punches in the direction of the player before the assistant referee and players intervened to stop the fight.

German Goalkeeper Arrested For Conceding 43 Goals In One Match

German Goalkeeper, Marco Kwiotek has been arrested by the police for conceding 43 goals in one match which saw his team SV Vonderort smashed by their local rivals PSV Oberhausen 43-0

The goalkeeper was picked during a training session after his team lost the game.

The score was 35-0 at halftime, and at one point Vonderort, a German team consisting of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Guinea were only able to field eight players. 

PSV Oberhausen felt so bad about the squared that they took off three of their own players just to even up the numbers.

Five days after the game, the police showed up at Vonderort training and arrested Kwiotek. The police gave no reason for his arrest. 

However, Kwiotek was quoted saying “They just want to clear some things up” as they took him away. But he hasn’t been seen since. 

There is also some speculations the goalkeeper could have been arrested for match-fixing, but police have refused to comment on why he was arrested.

Buhari Admits To Plagiarising Obama Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari plagiarised quotes from US President Barack Obama in a speech promising change in the West African country, his office said on Friday.

Last week, Buhari gave a speech to launch a campaign titled “Change Begins With Me,” part of his credo to end graft in Africa's biggest economy which is gripped by mismanagement and poverty despite sitting on vast energy reserves.

But one paragraph in the speech urging Nigerians not to fall back “on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country so long” was copied from Obama's victory speech after his election in November 2008.

“It was observed that the similarities between a paragraph in President Obama's 2008 victory speech and what President Buhari read in paragraph nine of the 16-paragraph address... are too close to be passed as coincidence,” Buhari's office said in a statement.

“President Buhari urges Nigerians to look beyond this incident and focus on the message of change which the country needs in order to restore our cherished value systems,” the office said after a Twitter user joked about the incident.

“Those responsible” would be punished, the office said, adding that a deputy director in the presidency had admitted the mistake.

12-Year Old Grace Vanderwaal Wins 2016 ‘America’s Got Talent’

12-year old singer and songwriter, Grace Vanderwaal has been announced as the winner of the reality talent show, ‘America’s Got Talent’.

The twelve-year-old was a fan favorite from her audition where she got the golden buzzer and will receive a $1 million cash prize to set her on her way.

Grace has been writing her own songs since she was three and she performed a number of her songs on the show.

Wizkid Sparks Romance Rumours With US Star Justine Skye

Nigeria music superstar Wizkid may have found himself an American princess.

Wizkid has been spending most of his time in America this year and on Monday evening once again sparked rumours that he might be romancing US TV and music star Justine Skye.

The pair posted a snap of themselves looking all loved-up, with Wizkid cuddling the Roc Nation star.

No doubt predicting the kind of questions he would be asked, Wizkid disabled the comments section of his post.

But that didn't stop fans from flooding Justine's post of the same picture.

The debate around their relationship gained more than 1,300 comments, as fans gave their view on it.

The pair, who are working on a song together, were first rumoured to be dating back in June and have shared several cute tributes to each other over the last few months.

Bearded Woman Makes Guinness Book World Records

A beautiful bearded woman, Harnaam Kaur, stunned a global audience when when she was announced as world most bearded woman, thereby making in into the book of Guinness World Records for 2017.

Kaur, who is a body-image activist and runway model reacting to her award said: “I am super proud to hold this record, the inner child in me is so pleased. I grew up reading this book, I even tried breaking some of my own records wanting to be in this book,” Kaur, 24, wrote on Instagram Thursday. Rather than remove her facial hair — the result of a hormonal condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which September happens to be awareness month — the British challenger of beauty norms has chosen to nurture her whiskers.

“It is amazing to be valued and celebrated being a Bearded Lady. I am proud to hold this amazing record,” she continued. “I hope those who read or see my record can take away positivity, inspiration and realise that no matter who you are or what you look like, you are officially amazing!”

Yahoo News had reported that Kaur joins other beauty-themed record breakers this year, including Tyler Wright, who has what’s been deemed to be the largest afro (10 inches high and 9 inches wide); a group of 261 people in Milan who were recognized for the category Most People Wearing Their Hair in a Beehive; and Charlotte Guttenberg, 67, and her partner, Charles “Chuck” Helmke, both of Florida, for Most Tattooed Senior Citizens. Their bodies are covered with tats 91.5 percent and 93.75 percent, respectively.

Guinness has named Kaur the youngest female with a full beard. She began growing facial hair at age 11, and spent much of her adolescence dealing with shame, bullies, and efforts at hair removal. But at age 16, she made the decision to accept all of herself and embrace her beard.

Kaur’s confidence paid off, as last year she became the first woman to walk a major runway with a full beard, working the catwalk for jewelry designer Marianna Harutunian as part of Royal Fashion Day. Previously, she signed on to be a rep for model Tess Holliday’s social media campaign #EffYourBeautyStandards, spreading the love-yourself message to all.

The activist’s induction to Guinness has delighted Kaur’s many supporters. “I love that there was a record to break!” wrote one of her more than 61,000 Instagram followers. “Not because others have gone through the pain you have, but because it’s amazing to see ‘different’ celebrated and honoured. 

Sanusi Buys New N132m Rolls Royce For Sallah

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has gotten a brand new Rolls Royce for Sallah. 

The Emir, Monday, shared the picture of the new car which is all white in colour on the social media even as the Eid el-Kabir celebrations by muslim faithful were in full gear.

On his official instagram page, the Emir captioned the shared pictures thus: “Has just been added” 

However, some findings revealed that the price of 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom is estimated at $417,825 (about N132 million).

Operation Crocodile Smile: Four Soldiers Drown In Bayelsa Creek

The military operation against militants, code-named, ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’, on Monday suffered a setback as four soldiers drowned following a boat accident in Bayelsa State.

The incident occurred along the Brass waterfront in Brass Local Government Area of the state.

Service rifles belonging to the missing soldiers were also said to be missing.

It was learnt that the sad incident which occurred at about 10am on Monday, created panic among newly-deployed soldiers in the state.

Though the mission of the soldiers in the area could not be ascertained, it was gathered that it was not unconnected with the operations against renewed militancy, sea piracy and search for those threatening to hoist the Niger Delta Republic flag.

An indigene of the community, identified simply as Etta, said attempts by community youths and other soldiers to assist in a rescue operation failed as the drowned soldiers could not be found.

Etta said, “In recent times, we have been noticing increased movement of soldiers in our area. The boat that capsized was conveying a new batch of soldiers to the water front.

“I was going to dispose of refuse at the waterfront and I saw uniformed soldiers struggling to rescue their colleagues in a capsized boat.

“When the confusion subsided, four soldiers were found to be missing with their rifles and other military gear. Those that were rescued had their rifles missing and struggling out of the water. ”

It was further learnt that as of 2pm, the military authorities sought the help of local divers and youths in the search for the missing soldiers.

But one of the youths confirmed that the high tide of the water impeded the search for the missing soldiers.

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