Sunday, 26 October 2014
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An Iranian couple sit overlooking the city of Tehran, in this October 19, 2006 file photo. The divorce rate in Iran is soaring. Since 2006, the rate of divorce has increased more than one a half times to the point where around 20 percent of marriages now end in divorce. In the first two months of this Iranian calendar year (late March to late May 2014) alone, more than 21,000 divorce cases were logged, according to official statistics. The rise in the number of couples choosing to split up has angered conservatives in Iran who see the increase in divorce as an affront to the values of the Islamic Republic. To match story IRAN-DIVORCE/ REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/Files (IRAN - Tags: CITYSCAPE SOCIETY)
Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.
The official IRNA news agency said Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged for premeditated murder.
It quoted the court ruling as rejecting the claim of attempted rape and saying all evidence proved that Jabbari plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence agent.
A mother-of-six who is wanted to serve a 20-year sentence in Italy for her part in a multi-million euro drug trafficking conspiracy has been arrested in Dublin.
Aisha Ahmed (49), who has been living in Tallaght, is sought for extradition to be jailed for her part in a cocaine importing operation in Naples 14 years ago.
She is the wife of a taxi driver Yemi Moshood Olatunde (47), who was arrested earlier this week following an international manhunt.
Nigerian drug mule who began convulsing at Madrid airport after bags of cocaine he’d swallowed split open was left to die because terrified staff thought he had Ebola. Nigerian mule arrived in Madrid from Istanbul and died 90 minutes later. The man had cocaine bags in his body which had split and he overdosed.Airport staff did not want to touch him because they believed he had Ebola.
He died in a Spanish airport after cocaine bags inside his body split open – because airport staff refused to touch him fearing he had Ebola.
The man collapsed in the customs area of the Madrid-Barajas airport outside the capital after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.
Upon hearing that the man was from Nigeria, staff were too afraid to approach the man and left him in shivers on the airport floor.