Mother catches youth 'raping' teen daughter

EGYPT: A 21-year old Egyptian youth was arrested on charges of rape when a mother caught her daughter in the arms of the boy.

The mother was shocked when she did not find her daughter at home after she returned from work. She checked the terrace and saw her daughter lying naked in the arms of a young man.

The young man jumped off the roof onto another house upon seeing the mother, who rushed to catch him.

She went to the police station and accused the young man of raping her 17-year old daughter.

The accused was arrested immediately where he confessed that he had been in a relationship with the girl for couple of years and they would meet in the absence of the parents.

Court granted the boy bail after a payment of Dh1,152.

 

Dad dangles girl, 3, out of 6th-floor window

CHINA: A man flew into a rage following an argument with his wife and dragged his three-year-old girl out of a sixth-floor window and let her dangle in air.

The family had moved into the apartment China's Guangdong province recently, reports Daily Mail.

The father was seen supporting the terrified girl with his right foot on occasions, however, she kept hanging from her dad's one arm for most of the time.

The cops were called in and they tried to negotiate with the father to bring the girl back to safety. Officials claimed the father was under the influence of drugs. When negotiations started to fail, the police ambushed the man and got the girl out of his grasp.

The man was arrested.
 
Jealous man tries to gas family

A man whose ex-partner was living in his house temporarily with the couple's two small babies, was enraged when he saw her with her current boyfriend.

The man decided to gas the mother of his two kids to death. He turned on the gas stove and left them to die, reports Yahoo.

Fortunately for the trio, the woman heard the man muttering to himself when he was in the kitchen and trying to turn the stove on.

The woman went and switched off the knobs of the gas stove and aired the house before getting back into bed.

She woke up a little later to find that the man had again turned the gas stove on and the strong smell of leaking gas had permeated the entire house.

She aired the house again and called the cops who arrested the man.

The ex-boyfriend claimed that he did not recall any events of the night and he did not want to kill his ex-partner or their babies. The man was sentenced to three years in prison.

Mom takes photo as baby boy fell to death

A woman whose 2-year-old son fell to his death following a Los Angeles Lakers game says she put him on a ledge to take a photo of him.
 
City News Service reports Monday that Hoia Mi Nguyen told defence attorneys in a deposition that she wanted to capture the moment of baby Lucas Tang's attendance at the Nov. 21, 2010 game.
 
The baby died after falling 50 feet from a luxury box. Nguyen is suing the managers of Staples Center for wrongful death and negligence.
 
Nguyen said she wasn't concerned when perching her baby on the ledge because fans typically sit, stand or climb on it.
 
L.A. Arena Co. attorneys are asking the judge to throw out the case in a hearing on Thursday. (AP)

UK council lifts gag on 9-year-old food critic

A 9-year-old blogger won a food fight with authorities in her Scottish town Friday, after an online outcry prompted officials to lift a ban on posting photos of her school lunches.
 
Martha Payne's images of uninspiring school meals one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop _drew international attention. The blog, set up about six weeks ago as a writing project and to help raise money for a school-meals charity, has drawn more than 2 million hits.
 
Martha, who lives in the coastal town of Lochgilphead, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) west of Edinburgh, gave each meal a "food-o-meter" rating, and offered an assessment of its contents.
 
"I'd really like to know where the chicken comes from," she wrote in an entry about chicken fajitas, "so I am going to write to the lady in charge to ask. I know it comes from a hen but I'd like to know where the hen lived."
 
Local officials weren't amused, and ordered the schoolgirl to stop taking pictures.
 
In a statement, Argyll and Bute Council said Payne's photos were misleading and had caused distress to cafeteria staff. The council was particularly irked by a report about the blog in Scotland's Daily Record newspaper headlined "Fire the Dinner Ladies."
 
The council complained of "unwarranted attacks on its schools catering service" and said the blog "misrepresented the options and choices available to pupils."
 
As a result, it said, "a decision has been made by the council to stop photos being taken in the school canteen."
 
Martha's father, David Payne, said the blog was never intended to make the food look unappetizing. It includes such positive assessments as "lunch was really nice today and it helped cheer me up."
 
"The last photograph of a meal at school that she blogged, she gave it 10 out of 10," Payne told the BBC.
 
The ban quickly became an online talking point Friday, with free-speech group the Index on Censorship even weighing in on Payne's behalf. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver tweeted "Stay strong Martha" to his more than 2 million followers.
 
The internet storm was quickly followed by an official U-turn. Council leader Roddy McCuish said he had ordered officials to lift the ban on cafeteria photos.
 
He praised Martha as "an enterprising and imaginative pupil."
 
"There is no place for censorship in this council and never will be whilst I am leader," McCuish said.
 
Amid the blaze of publicity, donations to Mary's Meals, the charity the blog had been promoting, climbed from £3,000 ($4,700) to more than £40,000 ($62,000) Friday. (AP)

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