Social Affairs

  • Qatar Airways flight diverted after wife discovers husband cheating

    A Qatar Airways flight heading to Bali made an emergency landing Sunday morning after a woman discovered her husband cheating on her.
    According to the Times of India, the flight from Doha was diverted after the woman got into a heated altercation with her husband an hour after take-off.
    The husband fell asleep during the flight, and the woman used his finger to unlock his cell phone. She read his messages and discovered he was cheating on her.
    According to the Washington Post, some reports about the flight say the wife began to hit her sleeping husband after reading the messages.
    Security agencies claim the woman was drunk, created a ruckus and misbehaved with crew members on the flight.
    According to the Indian federal police, the plane had to be diverted to an airport in Chennai, India, where the couple and their young child were kicked off.
    The family was kept at the airport until the woman sobered up, and returned to Doha without further incident.

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  • BABY JOY Woman who spent £80k on IVF but suffered 18 miscarriages finally becomes a mum

    Louise Warneford from Swindon, Wiltshire, almost gave up trying for a baby in 2010 as she 'couldn't go through the emotional turmoil anymore'

    A DETERMINED woman who spent almost twenty years trying to get pregnant but suffered 18 miscarriages in the process - has expressed her joy of becoming a mum aged 48.

    Louise Warneford from Swindon, Wiltshire, gave birth to little William, who is now 18 months, after splashing £80,000 on IVF treatments.

    Reflecting on her ordeal, Louise said: "It was the toughest time in my life, but it's so worth it for our dream baby.

    "We're a perfect family now and I finally feel complete - we even have a grandchild now, and at just ten months old, William became an uncle."

    The chuffed mum first met her husband Mark, 55, in 1999 when she immediately knew he was "the one" she wanted to start a family with.

    After having a child in a previous relationship, Mark had a vasectomy, which forced Louise to find alternative methods to become pregnant.

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  • Malawi cracks down on 'vampire' lynch mobs

    Police in the south-east African state of Malawi say they have arrested 140 members of lynch mobs who attacked people suspected of being vampires. At least eight people are believed to have been killed, including two men on Thursday in the second city, Blantyre. One was set on fire and the other stoned, according to police.

    Two others were arrested for threatening to suck people's blood but police say they have no medical reports of any actual bloodsucking.
    Vigilante killings started on 16 September when three people suspected of being bloodsuckers were killed by a mob.

    Traditional leaders in southern Malawi believe the vampire rumors started across the border in Mozambique where rumors of blood sucking have led to violence this week.

    In Mozambique, protesters have targeted police because they believe they are protecting the supposed vampires, leading a northern town's administrator to flee the city. The villagers in these areas believe human blood sucking is a ritual practiced by some to become rich. They also believe they are failing to catch the blood suckers because they use magical powers.

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  • Virginia couple wins North American Wife Carrying Championship



    A Virginia couple took home the grand prize--$630 and 12 cases of beer--after competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine Saturday.

    According to a report, Jake and Kirsten Barney finished second in the race last year, trudging through water and jumping over logs, all the while Jake carrying Kirsten on his back.

    The competition, which is based on the Finnish legend of "Ronhainen the Robber," features 60 couples who take home the wife's weight in beer, and five times her weight in cash.

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  • Shocking: Woman in China turns blind in one eye after hours of mobile gameplay

    A 21-year-old woman from Dongguang, China lost her vision after playing the much popular "Kings of Glory" game on her smartphone for an entire day. The woman who goes by her pseudonym, Xiao Wu, felt a weird sensation on her right eye on the night of October 1. She had to be admitted to the hospital on the very next day.

    Ophthalmologists in the Donggiang Huaxia Eye Hospital confirmed that Wu is suffering from retinal artery occlusion, a condition where the blood flow through the retinal artery is blocked. This irreversible condition will result in the painless loss of monocular vision and is usually found in patients of 70-years of age and older. Retinal artery occlusion is a very serious condition which results in permanent vision loss.

    Wu: Obsessed with "Kings of Glory"

    Asia One reports that Wu is a person who is addicted to "Kings of Glory". Friends of Wu claims that the young woman used to spend more than 8 hours a day just for gameplay, and on some days, she even used to skip sleep to complete various levels of the game.

    The warning was first signalled when Wu started playing the game after dinner on October 1. After a painful night, Wu was rushed to the hospital on the next morning, where doctors confirmed the seriousness of her condition. According to medical experts, Wu's condition is the result of excessive fatigue in her eyes due to continuous exposure to the mobile phone screen.

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  • Diarrhea outbreak infects 127 in Dire Dawa Last Month

    About 127 people were in September infected by acute diarrhea in Ethiopia’s second largest city Dire Dawa, 446 kms east of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

    This is according to an Ethiopian official said on Monday.

    Muluken Argaw, Dire Dawa city Health Bureau Chief, said the infected people were being treated in the city’s main hospital, while several were discharged after they completed treatment. Argaw cited lack of proper waste disposal means, poor sanitation condition, and failure to properly cook vegetable foods as reasons behind the diarrhea outbreak.

    Several major cities in Ethiopia including Addis Ababa, Mekelle and Bahir Dar have recorded the outbreaks that infected thousands earlier this year.

    The outbreaks is said to be caused majorly by unsanitary health practices and Ethiopia’s rainy season which stretches from late June until mid-September.

    The Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health, regional and cities health bureaus have also been combating the diarrhea outbreak by treating unhygienic conditions in factories and agricultural areas.

    The ministry is also presently engaged in educational programmes on the cause of the disease and ways to prevent and treat it. (Xinhua/NAN) 

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