A 25-year-old pregnant Pakistani woman was stoned to death by her father and other relatives for marrying a man without their consent.
Farzana Parveen and her husband Mohammad Iqbal, 45, were attacked at the court house in downtown Lahore on Tuesday. Her father, Mohammad Azeem, had filed an abduction case against Iqbal, which the couple was contesting, said her lawyer, Mustafa Kharal. He said she was three months pregnant.
A pregnant Sudanese woman who is a devout Christian is willing to die for her religious beliefs.
On May 15, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
The death sentence will be carried out after Meriam, who is 9 months pregnant, gives birth and weans her baby. Meriam was also sentenced to be flogged 100 times for the crime of adultery for marrying a Christian man. The flogging will commence immediately after she gives birth.
A partial list of names of the 223 Nigerian schoolgirls still in captivity has been released. The girls were kidnapped from their beds at a boarding school 3 weeks ago by armed Boko Haram militants. The Boko Haram leader has taken responsibility for the kidnappings and claims he sold the girls as sex slaves for as little as $12 each.
President Barack Obama, who once fancied himself as “president of the world”, dragged his feet and didn’t send help to Nigeria until this week — after the media shamed him into taking action.
See the list of names after the break.
The militants of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram arrived at the boarding school in the dead of night. They exchanged gunfire with armed security guards outside the school before storming the school and rounding up the girls.
The frightened schoolgirls were herded onto waiting buses and motor scooters by the gunmen who assured them, “Don’t worry. Nothing will happen to you.”
The first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 15, wrapped up their very expensive trip to China (taxpayers will foot the bill for Mrs. Obama’s pricey $8,400 per night accommodations at the Westin hotel).
While Mrs. Obama seems to have charmed her way into the hearts of English speaking Chinese citizens, it is the sulky, petulant Sasha who is getting most of the attention from the national media.
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Vietnamese search and rescue teams found what may be part of a door from the doomed Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished early Saturday. The door and a piece of the plane’s tail were seen floating in the ocean about 50 miles south-southwest of Tho Chu island.
Officials released a photo of the door on Sunday. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members vanished from the radar about an hour after departing Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
North Korean man-child Kim Jung Un had his ex-girlfriend and 11 female performers arrested for violating pornography laws nine days ago. Their punishment? Death by firing squad.
Hyon Song-wol, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was arrested on August 17 along with 11 other popular North Korean performers, UK’s The Telegraph reports. All 12 women were executed by machine gun fire 3 days later.
An expert on North Korean foreign affairs theorizes that Hyon was executed because Jung-Un’s current wife was jealous of her.