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Dog stands trial for biting Saudi girl

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A dog who stood trial in Saudi Arabia after biting a girl lost the case and was ordered expelled from the area despite denials that it was involved, a newspaper  reported on Saturday.

The judge in the central town of Madina sentenced the dog to expulsion from its neighborhood and ordered its owner to pay a fine of SR1,500 ($400) to the girl, 'Alwatan' said.

“Its owner admitted that he has many dogs but that all of them are well behaved and harmless,” the paper said.

“But medical examination proved that the dog bit the girl….hence the judge ordered its expulsion to prevent further harm in the future.”

'Alwatan' did not make clear where the dog would be sent or whether the owner would appeal the sentence. 

Boy threatens to kill mom over pocket money

 

A Kuwaiti student threatened to kill his mother unless she resumes giving him his pocket money, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The 50-year-old mother told police that she stopped giving pocket money to her 20-year-old son because he spends most of his time outside the house and is neglecting his lessons.

“He then said he would kill me unless I start giving him money again,” the unnamed mother told the police.

'Alanba' Arabic language newspaper said police are taking measures to detain the son for investigation.

A Kuwaiti student threatened to kill his mother unless she resumes giving him his pocket money, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The 50-year-old mother told police that she stopped giving pocket money to her 20-year-old son because he spends most of his time outside the house and is neglecting his lessons.

“He then said he would kill me unless I start giving him money again,” the unnamed mother told the police.

'Alanba' Arabic language newspaper said police are taking measures to detain the son for investigation.

I was sold every few months, recounts Pakistani woman

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ISLAMABAD:  Recounting a harrowing tale of rape, torture and exploitation, a Pakistani woman who escaped after a year in captivity says she was sold to someone new every few months since being abducted by her husband's friend.

"Every few months I was sold off to someone new and eventually I even began to forget where I was," said the 45-year-old woman, who was kidnapped from Karachi and finally managed to escape in Bhowana tehsil in Punjab province.

She told the police that she had been passed off from one man to another and had been raped frequently over the year, Express Tribune reported.

The woman said that one of her husband's friends, Saad, visited them frequently.

"One day he came to our house in my husband's absence and brought some sweets. I ate the sweets and fainted and he abducted me," she was quoted as saying.

She told the police that she was taken Chiniot city in Punjab province, where she was forced to change her name.

"Saad made me sign a nikahnama and forced me to change my name. He kept me for two months and then sold me for Rs.40,000 to his brother," she said.

Saad's brother, Zahoor, too made her sign a marriage certificate.

"He made me work around the house and tied me up in chains for three months. He would assault me every night," said Arifa with tears in her eyes.

Three months later, Zahoor sold her to his nephew Ahmed, who was just 20 years old. He kept her for two months.

"He (Ahmed) used to burn my body with hot iron and beat me but there was no one around for miles so I couldn't scream for help," she said.

The victim tried to escape several times, but failed.

"They kept moving me from one place to another. Every few months I was sold off to someone new and eventually I even began to forget where I was," she said, adding that Ahmed sold her two months later to two men for Rs.80,000.

On Monday, she managed to escape through a window at 5.30 a.m. and ran for help.

"I stopped at the first house I could find and implored for help," she said.

Mazhar Jappa, who opened the door to the victim, said: "We found her begging for help outside the door and when I heard the story I told the police."

Student goes into labour during exam

RIYADH: A Saudi pregnant school girl went into labour during examinations, prompting the teacher to stop her and phone her husband, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Thursday.

The woman at a secondary school in the northern province of Qiryat felt sharp pain and started groaning during the semi annual examinations, Aljazira Arabic language daily said.

“The teacher noticed her and quickly phoned her husband, who rushed to the school and took her to hospital,” it said.

The paper said the woman delivered a baby boy and agreed with her husband to name him Abdullah after Saudi Arabia’s Monarch.

Headbutt teacher back in class

LONDON: A suspended teacher who headbutted a rowdy pupil is to be reinstated — after the boy's parents backed him.

Attila Domotor, 42, snapped when the teenage thug repeatedly interrupted his class, reported The Sun.

The history teacher was suspended by education authorities after another pupil filmed him headbutting the boy — and posted the footage on the internet, said the paper.

Domotor, of Orkeny, Hungary, will now be allowed back into the classroom after supporters — including his victim's parents — staged a demonstration backing his stand.

The boy's father told the daily: "We have had many problems with our son. Finally someone showed him he is not the centre of the universe."

Real men must eat meat

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Women turn their noses up at vegetarian men. Men may hope that their love of animals will make them a hit with the ladies but vegetarian men are seen as wimps and less macho than those who like tucking into a steak – even by women who do not eat meat themselves, research shows.

The finding will dismay the hundreds of thousands of single men who have given up meat for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons.

Researchers gave hundreds of young men and women descriptions of fictional students varying only according to diet, and asked them to rate aspects of their personalities.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the vegetarian characters were seen as being more virtuous.

Further questioning revealed that men who do not eat meat were also viewed as less masculine than the others – even by vegetarians.

Researcher Dr Steven Heine, of the University of British Columbia, told Appetite journal that meat and men have always gone hand in hand.

'Meat has been closely associated with power and privilege – a staple for gentry and a rare treat for the peasants,' he said.

'Through abstaining from meat, a widely established symbol of power, status and masculinity, it seems that the vegetarian man is perceived as more principled, but less manly, than his omnivorous counterpart.'

Co-author Matthew Ruby said single vegetarian men should not despair, as they may have other appealing traits.

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