Hundreds of girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria after armed gunmen stormed a secondary school. The children were abducted from the Government Girls' Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in the north-western state of Zamfara, this morning. At least 300 youngsters are now believed to be missing from the boarding school, reports say. A member of staff said that some pupils managed to hide from the 'bandits' as hundreds of gunmen 'invaded' the town in the early hours of this morning. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, they said: "The gunmen in their hundreds invaded the town around 2am on Friday, shot sporadically in the air to scare the residents before coming into the school. "After taking away most of the students, we rounded up those that escaped or hid from the bandits and conducted a census where we counted 54 students and we are still searching to see if we can get more." Locals reportedly tried to resist the 'invasion' however they were outnumbered and … [Read more...] about Hundreds of girls kidnapped in Nigeria after armed gunmen storm secondary school
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JIHADI bride Shamima Begum has lost her legal battle to return to the UK to appeal over the removal of her British citizenship. The Supreme Court today uninamously ruled in favour of the Government and said Begum cannot come back to the UK for a court case to reclaim her British passport for the safety of the public. Delivering the ruling, Lord Reed savaged a previous judgement by the Court of Appeal and said it had 'made its own assessment of the requirements of [national] security' without any 'relative evidence'. He said: "The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public. "If a vital public interest makes it impossible for a case to be fairly heard then the courts cannot ordinarily hear it." Lord Reed said her legal bid to reclaim her British citizenship should be postponed until she is no longer considered a threat to national security. He said: "The appropriate response to the problem in the present case is … [Read more...] about Shamima Begum CAN’T return to UK to reclaim British passport as Government wins Supreme Court bid against jihadi bride
LIKE a voice from the grave, sexual predator Max Clifford boasts of tricking women and acting as the ringmaster at celebrity orgies. In a new documentary on Channel 4 audio tapes of the publicist, who died over three years ago, are played of him talking about his unquenchable lust. Clifford was convicted in 2014 of eight indecent assaults on girls and women as young as 15. In the expose, which will be shown on Monday, he can be heard explaining how he posed as a fictional associate in order to lure women to his office to give him sexual favours. As a PR man with contacts across the entertainment industry, Clifford used a fake voice and called himself Terry Denton as he manipulated his star-struck victims. Clifford, whose former clients included Simon Cowell, OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson, had told women he could make them Bond girls or turn them into the new Jodie Foster. On the tapes he gleefully recalls cheating on his first wife Elizabeth, who was dying … [Read more...] about Shamed publicist Max Clifford boasts of bedding wives, threesomes, grooming and orgies in uncovered recordings
SITTING cross-legged on her brother’s bed, Billie Eilish looks like any other angst-ridden teenager as she angrily scrawls in a notebook. But these are not words of frustration at unrequited love or a row with friends. They are the lyrics to the new James Bond theme song . This is how Billie , 19, and older brother Finneas, 23, write all their music together, crouched over notebooks and microphones in the small Californian family home they grew up in. Footage of the surprisingly wholesome process is shown in new documentary film Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, out today on Apple TV+. It starts with footage of Billie as a 16-year-old before the release of her 2019 multi-Grammy-winning first album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, co-written with Finneas. And it follows her path as she quickly becomes one of the world’s biggest and most critically acclaimed pop stars. But it has not been an easy path to success for Billie. Speaking aged … [Read more...] about Billie Eilish opens up about her mental health battles and meteoric rise to superstardom in new documentary
At first glance, Jan Lehmann is a man with a jolly, confident air. The 54-year-old lives in the Eifel, a hilly region in western Germany that is famous for its beautiful nature: Mountains, valleys, small rivers and lakes, rock formations and miles and miles of forest. Two years ago, Lehmann started his own business with his wife, Sandra. They rent out 18 vacation homes that they lease, along with the land and forest that go with them. They have a 15-year contract with the properties' owner, who has insisted on full payment of the lease even in lockdown. A few of the houses, made of thick Canadian-looking tree trunks, stand in the small village of Gemünd on the edge of the Eifel National Park. In front of the roofed terraces, the little river Urft gurgles, and the birds chirp. It is especially quiet — no guests have checked in here since early November. "From the time of the first lockdown in spring 2020, we've been closed for six months altogether and had no income in that … [Read more...] about COVID: No hope for Germany’s hotels?