Iran police arrest man for beheading teenage daughter in honour killing
A man inIranwas arrested on Tuesday for killing his 13-year-old daughter in anhonour killingafter she escaped her parents' home to be with a grown man herparentsdisapproved of.Romina Ashrafi was beheaded with a sickle in her sleep in the city of Talesh, after she ran away with her paedophile boyfriend, age 35, according to local media.She was found by the police and subsequently returned home to her family, when her father carried out the brutal attack.According to local media, Ashrafi was sent home despite her "repeatedly warning" to the police that this would put her in danger.After killing ...
Another rich parent charged in college scandal, admits paying $50,000 bribe to get daughter into college
A wealthy Pennsylvania father could spend months in prison after admitting to paying $50,000 in bribes to have his daughter accepted into Georgetown University by passing her off as an athletic recruit, federal authorities announced Tuesday.Robert Repella, a former biotech executive from Ambler, is the 55th person charged in the Department of Justice’s still-ongoing college admissions cheating investigation, which has implicated dozens of ultra-rich parents desperate to get their kids into elite colleges across the country.But unlike most parents in the case, the 61-year-old defendant is accus...
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Teri Hatcher brought to tears during daughter's virtual graduation
The former Desperate Housewives star took to Instagram on Monday (26May20) to share news that the 22 year old had received her degree from New Jersey's Brown University. In the post, Teri included images of mother and daughter sharing a hug with mum in tears."The class of #2020 is primed to be more resilient than most, making lemonade from lemons, with an eye for what is truly important," Hatcher said. "After the virtual & moving ceremony this morning, I dry my tears, blow my nose and toast to all your hard work and the great things I see in your future."She added, "Congratulations on reaching...
Sorrow for new Afghan parents after hospital attack
Kabul (AFP) - Zia Gul gave birth to her daughter just an hour after escaping from gunmen who rampaged through a Kabul maternity ward, and now struggles to reconcile motherhood with the trauma of the attack.As she deals with the first days with her new daughter Roya, the sleepless nights familiar to any new parent are haunted by the gruesome May 12 attack that killed at least 24 people."I have nightmares every night," the 28-year-old said, sitting on a carpet in her Kabul home and cradling her sleeping daughter in her lap.Newborns, mothers and nurses, were killed when gunmen posing as members o...
Joy and sorrow for new Afghan parents after gruesome maternity ward attack
Zia Gul gave birth to her daughter hours after escaping from gunmen whorampagedthrough aKabulmaternity ward, and now struggles to reconcile the joys of early motherhood with the trauma of the attack.As she delights in the first days with her new daughter Roya, the sleepless nights familiar to any new parent are haunted by the gruesome May 12 attack that killedat least 24 people."I have nightmares every night," the 28-year-old said, sitting on a carpet in her Kabul home, cradling her sleeping daughter in her lap.Newborns, mothers and nurses, were killed when gunmen posing as members of the secu...
Sailor Brinkley-Cook struggling with body dysmorphia and eating disorder
Instead of looking forward to beach days in her bikini this summer, Christie Brinkley's 21-year-old daughter admits she's full of insecurities about showing off her body, and she took to Instagram over the weekend (24May20) to share her problems."I'm so F**king sick and tired of the photoshop," she wrote, quoting lyrics from rapper Kendrick Lamar's track HUMBLE, and adding she's not happy with her perceived flaws and weight gain."I've been so down on myself recently," she added. "Crying about my cellulite, letting the fat on my body ruin my day, getting mad that I'm not as skinny as I once was...
Concerns Raised for Detained Gulag Historian Yury Dmitriyev
The U.K. has reiterated calls for the release of Yury Dmitriyev, a Russian historian who discovered Stalin-era mass graves and is currently being held in pre-trial detention on charges many say are politically motivated.Dmitriyev, 64, is the head of the Karelian branch of Memorial, an independent NGO that researches Soviet political repression and human rights. He was first arrested in December 2016 after authorities searched his home and discovered naked photos of his adopted underage daughter on his computer. Dmitriyev dismissed the child pornography accusations, saying he the photos of his ...
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'Smothered' brings back Chicago-area mother, daughter for more hijinks
CHICAGO — Of course Kathy Crispino and Cristina Bertolli have been quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic. The pair, who live five houses apart in the Chicago suburb Norridge, star on the TLC network series “Smothered,” about mothers and daughters who are very, very close.“We were lucky enough that we were together every day before the quarantine started, so we never had to separate,” Crispino told the Tribune.Season two is scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday with Crispino, Bertolli and two other duos returning from the first season. Crispino, 61, and Bertolli, 35, said ...
Dwayne Johnson Says He’s ‘Proud’ Of Daughter Simone Johnson For Signing Deal With WWE
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said it “blows my mind” that his daughter signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.“First of all, what an honor that my daughter wants to follow in my footsteps,” Dwayne Johnson told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “But more importantly — follow in my footsteps sounds cliché — but she actually wants to create and blaze her own path, which is just so important.”100 CELEBRITIES WHO DIED IN 2019 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOWThe 48-year-old actor got his start as a wrestler, gaining the moniker “The Rock,” before quitting to pursue acting in 2004. In 2011, he returned...
Ex-etiquette: When a picture of his kid shows his ex, too
Q. I’ve been single for about six months and decided to start dating again. I hit it off with a guy I met on a dating site and we decided to have lunch. During the lunch he asked if I wanted to see a picture of his daughter and the pic he showed me was of him, his daughter, and his ex, who was an extremely striking woman. I’m not a jealous person, but it put me off. I asked him about it and he very nonchalantly said he didn’t have any other pictures of his kids. What is good ex-etiquette?A. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this — from both men and women — and it’s either based in u...
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