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Category archives: Celebrity

'I just wanted to die': Ricky Hatton reveals how he came close to slashing his wrists as alcohol and drugs gripped his life

He describes how depression took hold after losing to Floyd Mayweather The 34-year-old tried to commit suicide with a knife on several occasions Ricky Hatton has revealed how his life became enveloped by drink and drugs – and that he came to the brink of suicide several times. The former boxer admits that depression took hold after he lost his first-ever boxing match, to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas in […]

 
 
 

Kenya seeks UK woman Samantha Lewthwaite's arrest

International police body Interpol has issued a wanted persons notice for Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, at Kenya’s request. Ms Lewthwaite, 29, is the widow of one of the four suicide bombers who attacked London on 7 July 2005. Known colloquially as the “white widow”, she has been linked with Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab. The group was behind the attack on the Westgate shopping complex in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at […]

 
 
 

Worlds Biggest Whale Shark Caught in Karachi Pakistan

The fishermen brought the giant fish to the Karachi Fish Harbour and claimed to have found it dead in the open sea. Some experts believe that the shark might have been killed after it got entangled in a net, a Pakistan daily reported. The whale shark was taken out of the channel with the help of two cranes amid rapturous applause by hundreds of onlookers. “I have bought the fish, […]

International adoption: From refugee to soccer MVP

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Srey Powers, a former Khmer refugee, was adopted from Cambodia at the age of six She was left in an orphanage without explanation of what was happening to her Twelve years later she traveled with her adoptive mother to find her Cambodian family She found her grandmother, who said: “Forgive me for giving you away” Srey Powers, 19, was adopted by her Long Island parents from Cambodia at […]

India polls: Narendra Modi revealed as BJP's PM candidate

India’s main opposition party has named controversial politician Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for elections due next year. Mr Modi, who has been chief minister of Gujarat state since 2001, has long been seen as a rising star of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In June, he was chosen to lead the party’s campaign for the election. Mr Modi is credited with making Gujarat one of […]

 
 
 

‘I am living to see Asaram punished’

Asaram had sexually assaulted her for more than an hour inside a room in his Jodhpur ashram as her parents sat outside chanting prayers for the “ritual” her daughter was supposed to be undergoing. Venting her anger at Asaram Bapu, the 16-year-old girl, who has accused the self- styled godman of sexual assault, alleged that he is “a criminal in the garb of a guru”. “ It was a big […]

 
 
 

US swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, makes Cuba-Florida crossing

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage. After about 53 hours’ non-stop swimming, the 64-year-old American reached Key West, Florida, escorted by boats and her team of 35 people. Ms Nyad, who left a Havana yacht club early on Saturday, had vowed this would be her last attempt to cross the 110-mile (177km) wide Florida Straits. Her […]

Pope bows for Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan in latest display of breaking with tradition

Bowed to the royal following private audience with her and her husband It runs counter to centuries of Catholic tradition Comes after he posed for a selfie with teenage pilgrims in St Peter’s Basilica Pope Francis is already closing in on three million Twitter followers The Pope has once again shown his willingness to break with tradition by bowing to Muslim royal Queen Rania of Jordan. As leader of the […]

 
 
 

Vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger | Pumping Iron On The Screen

Say what you will about Arnold– he’s always spoken his mind, whether people can handle it or not. Remember the 1977 interview with Oui magazine?  I can’t print it here, man. Crazy, crazy stuff.  The guy’s an animal. Schwarzenegger learned early on that if you’re beautiful, charismatic and powerful– you can say or do just about anything, with a big cheesy smile on your face.  All that aside, he’s an icon who put […]

 
 
 

'By going public we're changing history': Engaged gender swap couple say educating the world is worth the constant hate crime

Jamie Eagle, 20, and Louid Davies, 25, from Bridgend, south Wales Jamie used to be a boy, Louis used to be a girl Both are undergoing gender reassignment procedures They will wait until then to marry and be intimate with each other Jamie says she can’t go out along as she is often followed or shouted at by people in passing cars. Internet trolls plague her, too, and she has […]