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Uber driver in news again

Uber driver

An Uber driver Abdoulie Jagne, has been arrested in Georgia, U.S., after he was accused of raping a 16-year-old female passenger earlier in the week. The 58-year-old Jagne, who was arrested on Thursday, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail in north central Georgia. Authorities told Fox 5 Atlanta that …

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Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas from March 2018

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open by March 2018. “As the industry regulator, the General Commission for Audiovisual Media has started the process for licensing cinemas in the Kingdom,” Minister of Culture and …

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Trump’s Travel Ban Now Fully Effective

Trump’s travel ban

Trump’s travel ban goes into full effect, The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts. The nine-member court, with two liberal …

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Meghan Markle: Untold story of Prince Harry’s bride

Here are some titbits about Prince Harry’s actor bride, Meghan Markle, who he will marry next spring, according to an announcement today by the British royals. Meghan lived her childhood in California but now lives in Toronto Canada. She graduated from Northwestern University in Theatre and International relations. She is …

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US Down syndrome woman creates beauty pageant record

Mikayla Holmgren made history Sunday night at the Ames Center in Burnsville when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnes

Mikayla Holmgren made history Sunday night at the Ames Center in Burnsville when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Organisers of Miss Minnesota beauty pageant described Holmgren, as a “trailblazer” for becoming the first person of such to contest for …

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Uber fined $8.9m for using criminals as drivers

Uber driver

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said it launched an investigation into …

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Same-sex marriage wins in Australia

Advocates of same-sex (Gay) marriage have won a national poll in Australia, clearing the way for legislation to make it legal. The poll which was conducted by the country’s Bureau of Statistics triggered emotional celebrations by gays and lesbians and marriage equality supporters. Almost 62 percent of the 12.7 million …

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