Saudi Arabia has announced that ‘spying’ on your spouse’s phone is now a criminal offence potentially punishable by a year in jail and a hefty fine.
‘Married individuals planning to spy on their spouse in Saudi Arabia will need to think twice, because such an activity could potentially attract a fine of 500,000 riyals (N47m), along with a prison term for a year,’ read a statement released by Saudi Arabia’s information ministry. Read more
Costa Rica has elected a novelist and former rock singer as its new president after he defeated a religious conservative while promising to legalise gay marriage.
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a 38-year-old former minister in the outgoing government, is now set to join French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as democratically elected heads of state under the age of 40.
The head pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, a 14,000-member megachurch in Houston, Texas, has been indicted for wire fraud and money laundering. He’s also accused of stealing millions from his congregation.
Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, 64, a longtime spiritual adviser to ex-President George W.
Bush was on Thursday indicted in federal court on claims that he sold more than $1 million in worthless Chinese bonds to vulnerable and elderly investors, some of whom lost their life savings to the alleged scheme, The Washington Post reports. Read more
25-year-old Jennifer Pamplona, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, who spent a whopping sum of $500,000k on surgery to look like her idol Kim Kardashian, has shown the result of her transformation.
The young entrepreneur reportedly had four ribs removed and four pints of fat injected into her buttocks. Read more
Men could be taking birth control pills soon after scientists said a study found an experimental oral contraceptive shows promise.
Taken once a day like its female counterpart, the pill – called dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU – lowers levels of testosterone and two hormones required for sperm production.
As a result, men are not able to get their partners pregnant. Read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide re-election victory for a fourth term of office after securing 73.9 percent of the votes.
President Putin had been predicted to win the election, which he contested along with seven other candidates. However, opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred from running.
Reuters reported Russia’s Central Election Commission recognized there were some irregularities, but not enough to make the overall results illegitimate. Read more
Jeremy Meeks is reportedly eager to be divorced from his ex Melissa Meeks so he can move on with his Topshop heiress girlfriend, Chloe Green.
Jeremy and Melissa have already signed off on their divorce settlement and Jeremy agreed to pay Melissa $1,000 a month in child support.
However, the divorce is yet to be finalized and Jeremy is looking forward to it being finalized sooner. Read more
The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shared video of him watching bulldozers plow over “smuggled luxury vehicles” by corrupt politicians on Tuesday right in their presence.
In the video, an announcer can be heard listing the year and make of the vehicles as roofs caved in and hoods collapsed. Read more
American-Senegalese singer, Akon in a new Interview with TMZ spoke about debating with President Donald Trump and how he could probably school him on governance.
During the interview, which held at LAX on Thursday, the 44-year-old singer also dropped a hint on the 2020 Presidential Run saying, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be his running mate if he was to run for Presidency. Read more
Russian President Mr Vladimir Putin has praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for bringing political stability to the country and Zimbabwe’s economic problems.
The message was delivered by Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Sergey Lavrov, when he met President Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa Offices yesterday. Read more