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Lawmaker slams ‘slap on wrist’ of labor exec linked to sex abuse of OFW

20 Feb

By: Lira Dalangin-Fernandez

MANILA, Philippines — Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello slammed the Department of Labor and Employment for the “slap on the wrist” of an official involved in the alleged sexual abuse of an overseas Filipino worker.

Bello said the one-month suspension without pay slapped on Riyadh Assistant Labor Attache Adam Musa for simple neglect of duty was “disappointing and clearly inadequate.”

“We cannot take this sitting down. A simple suspension without pay is a simple slap on the wrist for an official who tried to cover up a sexual crime committed against a migrant worker,” said Bello, chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on overseas workers’ affairs.

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Brazilian student who auctioned her virginity for £485,000 hopes to sell it AGAIN after claiming the last buyer did not have sex with her

27 Nov
  • Catarina Migliorini, 21, is yet again selling her virginity online
  • The Brazilian claims the first auction did not result in a consummation
  • She originally sold it for a documentary but claims money never surfaced  
  • Migliorini is now ‘re-selling’ it and hopes to make £930,000


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A Brazilian student who sold her virginity for £485,000 is yet again offering it up in another online auction, claiming she the original deal was never consummated.

Catarina Migliorini, 21, is selling her ‘virginity’ to bidders for the minimum of £62,000, but says she hopes for at least £930,000 ($1.5million).

Miss Migliorini’s original ‘virginity auction’ was filmed for an Australian documentary, but she claims she was duped by filmmaker Justin Sisely, and that she was never given the money a Japanese man paid for her purity last October.

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17 Nov


BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks across Iraq killed at least 10 people Sunday, officials said, as gunmen attacked a militia leader and bombs targeted police officers and civilians.

In the capital’s eastern New Baghdad neighborhood, a parked car bomb missed a police patrol but killed three civilians and wounded 10, a police officer said. Another police officer said a car bombing in Baghdad’s eastern Sadr City neighborhood killed one person and wounded 11.

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6 Unassuming People Who Casually Saved Hundreds of Lives

10 Nov



By Nels Nelsen

For some people, saving lives is just part of their job description. For others, holding the door for a fellow human being is an accomplishment worthy of Mariah Carey’s 1993 classic “Hero” and a 21-gun salute. The people on this list fall into a third category. They’re the ones who went above and beyond, sometimes sacrificing themselves in the process.

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3 Nov


Latin Americans around the region are honoring their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 and All Soul’s Day on Nov. 2.

The holiday known in Spanish as “Dia de los Muertos,” is especially popular in Mexico, but is also observed in other countries around the region, including Guatemala and Bolivia.

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How many men in Asia admit to rape?

2 Nov


By Ruth Alexander

“One in four men across Asia admit to having committed rape.” This statistic was widely reported around the world, following the publication of a UN study. Could that possibly be the case?

The numbers look shocking. A quarter of men in Asia admitting to having raped? It seems a huge proportion.

But returning to the original study, it is soon apparent that the stark headlines are not supported by the evidence. The reality is more complicated.

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No payout for Australia ‘sex-at-work’ woman

30 Oct

Sydney — An Australian woman injured when a motel room light fitting fell and hit her while having sex on a business trip failed in a bid for workers’ compensation Wednesday.

The public servant suffered injuries to her nose, mouth and a tooth and said she was mentally scarred when the light was pulled down by either her or her partner during intercourse.

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