Girl develops ‘rape-proof’ underwear that has a lock, GPS alert for police and video camera

An Indian girl has developed what she claims are rape-proof underwear featuring a lock, a GPS alert for police and a video camera to record an attacker’s face.

Seenu Kumari, who was born into a poor family in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, spent less than £50 in creating the pants which comes with an emergency call button and a combination lock.

The pink garment, which the teenager is hoping to take to the wider market, is also bulletproof and cannot be cut by a knife. Read more

‘987 people shot and killed by US Police in 2017’ – Washington Post

Image result for US policeAccording to a report published on Monday by The Washington Post, Police officers shot and killed nearly 1,000 people in the United States in 2017, slightly more than the previous year.

A total of 987 people were fatally shot by US police in 2017 up from 963 in 2016 and down from 995 in 2015, the Post said. The newspaper has been logging details of shootings by police in the United States since 2015, tracking local news reports, public records and social media.

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Sylvester Stallone breaks his silence on 1990 rape accusation

Speaking out: Sylvester Stallone has denied raping a woman in 1990 finally broke his silence on the accusation leveled at him by an unnamed woman last month to Radar; seen in AugustSylvester Stallone has denied raping a woman in 1990.

The 71-year-old actor finally broke his silence on the accusation leveled at him by an unnamed woman last month.

‘That never ever happened,’ he told Radar on Friday. ‘This is not true.’

Police in Santa Monica said on Thursday that they were investigating a complaint that was made in November against the Rocky star, relating to an alleged incident 27 years ago. Read more

The entire US is within our firing range -Kim Joung Un

Image result for jim jong unIn his 2018 New Year address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned the United States that the nuclear button is always on his desk but he says he won’t use nuclear weapons if there’s no aggression against his country.

“The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on my desk.

They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality,” said Kim during his annual New Year’s Day address.

He also declared that his country is “a responsible nuclear nation that loves peace” and said that as long as there’s no aggression directed at it, “we do not intend to use nuclear powers.” Read more

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton voted most admired in America in latest Gallup poll

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been voted the most admired man and woman in the United States, according to Gallup’s annual poll.

The former president beat Donald Trump for the title with the current Commander in Chief coming in at second place.

Obama has been given the title every year since he was elected.

A total of 17 percent of respondents voted him most admired compared to the 14 percent that voted for Trump.

Trump now joins a small number of former presidents who failed to win Gallup’s most admired title while in office.

Clinton was named the most admired woman for the 16th year in a row, according to the Gallup poll results published on Wednesday.

The former Democratic presidential nominee has won the title a total of 22 times.

Michelle Obama came in at a close second.

 

 

Former US President Obama warns against ‘Irresponsible use’ of Social Media in rare interview

Obama warns against Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview with Britain’s Prince Harry since stepping down in January.

He warned that such actions were distorting people’s understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. His successor Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter, but Mr Obama did not mention him by name.

Obama was quizzed by Prince Harry on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne, is one of several prominent figures who are guest-editing the programme over the Christmas period. Read more

Pregnant man with touching story welcomes baby in December

After a Kentucky couple suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages, they’re now spreading joy on the internet with their hilarious and mind-bending maternity photo shoot.

Iana Thomas and her partner, who are having a baby boy in December, posed together behind a tree, creating an optical illusion that makes it seem as if it’s the father-to-be with a baby bump.

“This photo really explains us well,” Thomas shares with Yahoo Lifestyle. “Not only for the sense of him ‘stepping in my shoes’ but the humor behind it. Read more

Britain throws lifeline to Zimbabwe to resolve cash crisis and debt levels

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, that his country was willing to help Zimbabwe to stabilise its currency system and solve the cash shortages which have plagued Zimbabwe for the better part of the last two years.

Speaking on the sidelines of the African Union-EU summit in Abidjan, Johnson said that Britain was willing to extend a loan to Zimbabwe to help it clear its obligations to the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

However, Johnson emphasised that any financial support would depend on “democratic progress” made by the country’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his administration.

Those are indeed the things that we would try to do to help Zimbabwe forward, but we’ve got to see how the democratic process unfolds. Recent events in Zimbabwe offer a moment of hope for the country and its people.

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