Police revise age of baby killed in Trier vehicle attack
Police revised the age of a baby that was killed in the German city of Trier after a driver in a sport utility vehicle struck several pedestrians.Police initially said a 9-month-old baby was killed in the incident, but later issued a new press release saying the baby was nine weeks old.The mother is currently in hospital.Five people are now said to have been killed in the incident.The number of people injured was lowered to 14, some of whom sustained serious injuries.
Two decades after age of consent was equalised for gay men, LGBTQI rights have stalled
Twenty years ago, consensual sex between sixteen or seventeen-year-old young men was considered a crime. The laws governing sexual offences were a mess: the age of consent for gay men was eighteen, but for everyone else it was sixteen. And it gets worse. If a sixteen-year-old man had sex with another man aged eighteen or nineteen, the older teenager could face a jail sentence.There were crimes that only gay people could commit. To make it easier to penalise homosexuals, the Victorians came up with the offence of gross indecency, which effectively criminalised any form of intimacy between gay m...
Tributes pour in as legendary football icon Diego Maradona dies at age 60
Tributes are flooding in following the death of Argentina legend and one of the greatest footballers of all time, Diego Maradona.Reports that the former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors star – who won the World Cup in 1986 with Argentina – had passed away aged 60 were confirmed by his attorney on Wednesday, and the world of football was quick to reaction.Maradona’s close friend and international teammate, former Tottenham midfielder Ossie Ardiles, said: “Thank [you] dear Dieguito for your friendship, for your football, sublime, without comparison. Simply, the best football player in the hist...
ANTIGUA-VIOLENCE-Government minister under pressure for statement made regarding age of consent
Social Transformation, Human Resource Development and the Blue Economy Minister A. Dean Jonas, has sought to clarify a statement he made regarding the age of consent in Antigua and Barbuda amid calls for his resignation or dismissal by the opposition and a local gender advocacy group.In a statement, Jonas said that a 13-year-old child cannot give consent to sex, and that the law states that the person must be 16 years old.Dean JonasJonas said that he believes that this public declaration is necessary to ensure that no child or adult is of a mistaken view, following an unscripted address he gav...
Argentina football great Maradona dies at 60
Argentina football great Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentinian Football Association said on Wednesday.The forward, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, underwent surgery for a bleed on the brain earlier this month. Doctors had said it was a success. Media reports said he suffered a heart attack on Wednesday and could not be revived.He is widely regarded by football fans as one of the greatest players to ever play the game. The Argentinian government has declared three days of national mourning."The Argentinian Football Association, through its president Claudio Tap...
Argentina football great Maradona dies at 60
Argentina football great Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, the Argentinian Football Association said on Wednesday.The forward, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, underwent surgery for a bleed on the brain earlier this month. Doctors had said it was a success.Maradona also coached Argentina from 2008-2010. His playing career included success at Spain's Barcelona and Napoli in Italy.He is widely regarded by football fans as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
Diego Maradona dies at 60 following heart attack
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully.Maradona was subsequently released from hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires.Goal 50 Revealed: T...
In an age of political intimidation, the GOP has nothing to fear but fear itself
WASHINGTON. Monica Powell and William Hartman are your typical Americans. They’re also your typical Republicans. First, they caved to fear, before reversing that decision.Wayne County, Michigan Republican Board of Canvassers (left) Monica Palmer and William Hartmann. Fox News screen capture.Yielding to fearAs Republican election canvassers for Michigan’s most populous county, Wayne County, they initially balked at certifying Joe Biden the winner. But Democratic election workers started yelling at them. They started calling them racist suppressors of the Black vote. Others even threatened their...
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Bobby Brown's son Bobby Jr. dies at age 28
Bobby Brown Jr., son of singer Bobby Brown, died Wednesday at age 28.Bobby Jr.’s cause of death has not been released, but foul play is not suspected, TMZ reported. Emergency crews responded to a medical emergency at his Los Angeles home.Landon Brown, the eldest of Brown’s seven children, shared a photo of Bobby Jr. on Instagram on Wednesday night.“I love you forever King,” Landon Brown wrote.Bobby Jr. was one of Brown’s two children with longtime girlfriend Kim Ward. The couple split in 1991, when Ward was two months pregnant with Bobby Jr.Brown and Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina B...
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Missed vaccinations leave children vulnerable in COVID-19 age
An alarming report was published last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report said that measles cases surged globally in 2019, reaching their highest level in 23 years, while deaths caused by the highly contagious disease that mainly impacts children had risen 50 percent since 2016.The report said that almost 870,000 fresh cases of measles were reported in 2019, with 207,500 deaths, thus erasing almost two decades of efforts by governments and children’s organizations to eliminate the disease. It blamed a failure to va...