At least 130 people have died and more than 200 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials said. Some 35 people were reported dead in the state of Assam on Sunday, days after about 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Ten people have been arrested over the bootleg drink, a police official said.
Clergy guilty of abuse were "tools of Satan", the Pope said, pledging to face every case with "utmost seriousness". Child sex abuse, he said, reminded him of the ancient religious practice of child sacrifice in pagan rites. Bishops would now review and strengthen their guidelines to prevent abuse and punish perpetrators, he added.
It was yet another masterful performance from Messi, who now has 44 hat-tricks for the Blaugrana to go with his six for Argentina. This latest treble means he now has 32 hat-tricks in La Liga, just two behind the record holder Cristiano Ronaldo, 12 years on from his first against Real Madrid in March 2007.
The attack occurred hours after the conclusion of the presidential and senatorial elections in the state The suspected hoodlums reportedly stormed the electoral office at about 3 am, shooting at the Commission’s office and destroying parts of its property. Some of the items destroyed include ballot papers and boxes which were burnt and two generator sets.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Gov. El-Rufai, wrote, “Atiku loses his polling unit at Ajiwa Ward in Yola to PMB. APC – 186 PDP – 167 “Atiku’s home unit and wards in Jada also lost to PMB. Looks like NNPC is safe in Adamawa so far!”
Abubakar is the closest rival to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the race for the presidential seat. In a statement by his campaign spokesperson, Phrank Shaibu, Abubakar urged Nigerians on the need to maximise their eternal vigilance in the next 48 hours to prevent the majority votes recorded at the polling units being disrupted by force by the APC at the collation centres.
Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity. The 52-year-old Grammy winner turned himself in late Friday and spent a night in jail before being taken to the courthouse. He stood with his hands behind his back and said to the judge, “How are you?”