Dazzling in the desert! Adriana Lima sparkles in floor-length silver gown as she steps out for IWC bash in Dubai After almost two decades as a successful model, she appears to be getting more beautiful with time. Adriana Lima, 33, wowed when she stepped out in a glittering floor-length silver gown for the exclusive IWC Timeless Portofino Ladies Only fashion dinner in ... 10/17/2014 - 9:06 am | View Link
Lady Gaga blown away with 'belly dancing, hookah, henna night' in Dubai desert Johannesburg: Lady Gaga has revealed that she was blown away with "belly dancing, hookah, henna night" during her Dubai getaway. The 28-year-old singer, who was "overwhelmed by the kindness", took it to her Instagram account to share photos of the trip, a ... 09/13/2014 - 8:56 am | View Link
Iraqi woman tells Dubai court she was tricked into smoking hashish DUBAI // An Iraqi woman claimed in court that she had been tricked into smoking hashish after her friend gave her a cigarette laced with the drug. Emirati policeman M A, 37, testified that he arrested Z H, 26, at her home in Mirdif after receiving a tip ... 05/13/2014 - 1:21 am | View Link
Spectacular lightning strikes world’s tallest building Photographer Michael Shainblum has made the news by capturing this spectacular shot of lighting striking the tip of the highest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa. Shainblum explains how he got the shot on his 500px page: “I stood out in the rain ... 02/13/2014 - 11:01 pm | View Link
Returned Australian businessman Matthew Joyce 'dying for a surf' after Dubai hell Her husband Matt can't wait to throw himself into the waves at Barwon Heads. "Matt is dying for a surf. We got married at Barwon Heads and there is a wave at a little place called 13th Beach where we hope to squeeze in time at a holiday house shared with ... 12/18/2013 - 8:40 pm | View Link
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The alleged murder of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude by a U. S. Marine has sparked outrage in the Philippines, with some calling into question the U. S. military’s presence in the country.
Under the Visiting Forces Agreement, the U. S. military is allowed to conduct drills in the Philippines. The accord also gives the Philippines the power to prosecute American service members if they fall foul of the law, but they can remain in U.
A large military operation is under way in waters off Stockholm to sweep for a “foreign underwater activity” widely speculated to be a damaged Russian submarine, in what could be the gravest violation of Sweden’s maritime sovereignty since the Cold War.
The intelligence operation, involving helicopters, minesweepers, corvettes, fast-attack crafts, a submarine and 200 service personnel, started on Friday, after a “man-made device” was sighted deep inside the Stockholm archipelago and encrypted radio communication was intercepted between that position and Kaliningrad — the base of Russia’s Baltic Sea fleet.
Sweden’s military said Sunday it had made a total of three credible sightings within two days and released an image taken by a passerby showing a partially submerged object, but has yet to comment on whether it is a Russian submarine.
South Korea’s farming industry is rife with exploitation of migrant labor, according to a report by Amnesty International released Monday, which alleges violence, squalid housing, excessive working hours, no regular rest days and mandatory unpaid overtime.
Moreover, the rights group says that the Seoul government is directly complicit in ongoing abuses through its Employment Permit System (EPS), which involves some 20,000 migrant agricultural workers from poorer nations such as Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam.
“The exploitation of migrant farm workers in South Korea is a stain on the country,” said Norma Kang Muico, Asia-Pacific migrant-rights researcher at Amnesty International, in a statement, decrying a “shameful system that allows trafficking for exploitation and forced labor to flourish.”
Many migrant laborers build up enormous debts equivalent to two years’ salary in order to be included in the EPS scheme, according to Amnesty’s Bitter Harvest report, which is based on dozens of interviews with migrant workers in 10 different locations across South Korea.
While EPS employers have the right to sack migrants without justification, those employed under the scheme have no right to quit or change jobs without a release form, leaving gaping avenues for exploitation.