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29 November 2023

Driver takes a bite at another woman's chest


A woman motorist enraged when another woman stole her parking space allegedly bit her in the chest.

Sara Gillian who was waiting for a street parking in San Francisco saw another woman driver slid into the space. In a fit of rage, she got off the vehicle and picked up a fight with her, first pushing her and then allegedly biting her chest, reported LAtimes.com

According to police officials there are bite marks on the victim's chest area and she has been booked on assault charge.

Doctor beaten up for resuscitating dying girl

A doctor on duty in one of the hospital's in New Delhi, India, was attacked by a group of men while he unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate a dying girl.

According to a 'Times of India' report a 16-year-old girl was brought to the hospital with high fever and a distended abdomen during the wee hours on Friday morning.

As the initial diagnosis was under process, the teenager suffered a cardiac arrest.

The duty doctor immediately began to provide cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation. The procedure involves pressing down hard and rapipdly on the chest and blowing into the patient's mouth.

Then they also had to remove her clothes to administer injection. At that moment the group that accompanied the girl began vandalising the emergency room and assaulting the doctor claiming he misbehaved with the girl.

The doctor was injured in the melee.

Cig butt caused blaze at 25-level Sharjah building

A lit cigarette butt caused a massive fire that has recently damaged a 25-level building and many parked cars in Sharjah without causing any casualties, a newspaper in the emirate reported on Tuesday.

A report following intensive investigation by the Sharjah forensic laboratory found that the fire that hit Baker Tower in Taawon area was caused after a building resident in a high floor threw a lit cigarette butt which settled on the balcony of a low level apartment.

“The butt caused a small fire in that level and then spread to higher storeys before it engulfed most of the building,” the paper said.

It said the blaze scorched most of the tower’s levels and damaged 14 parked cars but no one was hurt after residents were rescued by the civil defence.

Man caught with $124,000 wrapped on belly

Abu Dhabi authorities are questioning a Turkmenistan man after he was caught at the airport with nearly $124,000 wrapped in bandages and tied around his belly, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Authorities suspected the man is involved in money laundering but he insisted the funds legally belong to him, the semi official daily Alittihad said.

The unnamed man was held at the airport after failing to declare the funds in line with central bank rules intended to combat money laundering and terror funding. Police are investigating the source of those funds, the paper said.

Mom allegedly fired after donating kidney to boss

A divorced mom of two who donated her kidney to help save her boss was fired from work.

According to 'Perthnow', 47-year-old Debbie Stevens said 'I felt betrayed...became a kidney donor and she took my heart."

It is alleged that 61-year-old Jackie Brucia asked her for help when she did not receive any matching donors. However, she was not an exact match. So doctors asked Stevens to donate her left kidney to someone else in the transplant group so that Brucia could move up the waiting list and get one for herself from someone else.

However, Stevens returned home sick three days after re-joining work, when it is alleged that her boss called and berated her.

Brucia's husband , however, has denied the allegations. "She didn't fire anybody," he said. 

Thieves beat up three broke men

Unidentified thieves stopped three Asian men in the middle of the night and ordered them to hand all their money. When the disappointed thieves found that the three were broke, they beat them up and fled.

The two Indians and one Pakistani told police they were walking back home in Fantas neighborhood in Kuwait City when they were intercepted by three Arab-speaking men, the Kuwaiti Alawatan daily reported.

“They produced medical reports showing they have been severely beaten up…police opened an investigation into the incident,” it said.

Son spends 12 years in jail waiting for dad's pardon

A Saudi Arabian man who was jailed for three years in 1997 has spent a further 12 years behind bars waiting for his father to pardon him, a local human rights group has said.

Eid al-Sinani, 43, was originally sentenced to three years in prison and 200 lashes for beating up his step mother, Musab al-Zahrani, a researcher at the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), told Reuters.

However, when the sentence had been served the father asked a judge to keep his son in prison "until he is proven to be righteous by his father". The judge agreed and 12 years later Sinani is still in jail, Zahrani said.

Under the kingdom's Islamic legal system, law is not systematically codified and judicial rulings are subject to individual judges' interpretation of sharia.

A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's Justice Ministry, which oversees courts in the kingdom, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the case.

Rulings in Saudi Arabia are not based on precedent and, even with the same charge, they can differ from one judge to another.

"We are optimistic that he will be released because he has been jailed for (almost) 16 years and there is no real charge. This is legally problematic because they gave absolute power to the father and the son is left under his mercy," Zahrani said.

NSHR is affiliated with the Saudi government. (Reuters)

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