Category: Current Affairs

British MP’s Wife Working as a Prostitute

The ruling Conservative Party received a shock as it has been revealed that one of its MP’s wife works as a prostitute charging 70 pounds “for oral sex without a condom followed by full sex with a condom”. The revelation left the MP stunned as he said: “That’s a horrible shock”.
Sunday Mirror reported that Tory MP Mike Weatherley’s Brazilian wife Carla, 39, works at three seedy brothels. The expose could prove embarrassing to Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned alongside Weatherley at the general election earlier this year.

Blair Cancels Book Signing Event

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has canceled a central London book-signing event for his new autobiography over concerns of the “inevitable hassle” that will be caused by protesters, his office said in a statement Monday.
Blair’s decision came after police made some arrests Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, where he attended another signing event for his book, titled “A Journey.”
A crowd of people, some of them anti-war demonstrators, had gathered outside the shop to protest Blair’s role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there were unconfirmed reports of eggs and shoes being thrown at Blair.

Nepal’s Political Deadlock Continues

The political deadlock in Nepal over who should be the next Prime Minister continues as legislators failed to decide upon the issue. They will now vote again on 7th September.Both...

China Capitulates to Indian Pressure

Two days after Indian government lodged a formal protest with its Chinese counterpart for referring to PoK as part of northern Pakistan, China has now removed the reference from its foreign affairs website, according to the state news agency Xinhua.
Union Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna had categorically said that Jammu & Kashmir was an inalienable part of India. “J&K is an inalienable part of India and we have noted with great concern the comments of Chinese spokesperson,” he had said.
Krishna added: “We have advised the Ambassador to take it up and hope that the Chinese government will respect our concern.”

Using Jesus for AIDS Awareness Angers Christians

Christians are angry with a South African Pastor who used the name of Jesus in an attempt to address the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS by preaching a sermon titled “Jesus was HIV positive”.
Reverend Xola Skosana had preached the sermon in order to create an awareness of the disease and also to do away with the stigma attached to it given the fact that the disease is killing hundreds of people in the country.

Blasts rock Hare Krishna Temple in London

An explosion on Friday ripped through a Hare Krishna temple in Leicester in central England, causing fire inside the complex and trapping several worshippers.
The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, but the firefighters say one-third of the terraced property on Thoresby Street has been destroyed and is too unstable for crews to enter.
Specialist rescue teams and equipment, including search dogs and thermal imaging cameras, are being used to establish if any casualties are inside, an international news channel reported.
A wide cordon is in place around the building, which is still on fire, according to eyewitnesses.

Earthquake puts New Zealand in a State of Emergency

Authorities declared a state of emergency after a major earthquake hit New Zealand’s second biggest city, Christchurch, early on Saturday, bringing down power lines, ripping up roads and wrecking building facades, but authorities reported no deaths.
A formal civil defence state of emergency was imposed to coordinate recovery operations in the city of around 350,000 after facades collapsed into streets, crushing cars and blocking roads.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 and a depth of 10 kms, hitting the South Island city and a large surrounding area of farms at around 4.35 am local time
The city’s hospital said two men had been admitted with serious injuries, one hit by a falling chimney and the other cut by glass. It had also treated a few other people with broken bones, cuts and grazes.

Suicide bomber strikes at Quetta rally, 59 killed

A suicide bomber struck a rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing up to 59 people in the second major attack this week, piling pressure on a government struggling with a flood crisis.
The attack on the Shi’ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people came as the United States said the devastating floods are likely to delay army offensives against Taliban insurgents.
“Unfortunately the flooding in Pakistan is probably going to delay any operations by the Pakistani army in North Waziristan for some period of time,” US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Afghanistan where he is visiting US troops.

Plane Crashes at Dubai

A United Parcel Service cargo plane crashed in an unpopulated area near the Dubai airport, killing the two crew members on board, UPS officials said Friday.
The 747-400, a UPS-operated cargo plane, crashed with two pilots about 8 p.m. as it took off for Cologne, Germany, UPS officials reported Friday.
“Safety is a key priority for UPS,” the company’s airline and international operations manager, Bob Lekites, said in a statement.
“Our thoughts go out to the crewmembers involved in the incident and their families,” he said.

11 Killed in Mozambique Violence

One more person was killed in Mozambique as violence continued for the second day. The death was confirmed by Deputy Minister for Justice Alberto Nkutumala. Another 37 people were admitted to a hospital with bullet wounds, said Evete Soares, the hospital director, on STV.
Police used live rounds and threw tear gas into crowds, according to a local journalist who saw the violence in Maputo, the nation’s capital.
Residents of the neighborhood where the violence took place are outraged, and police fear a backlash, said a police source.