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Indian SC to examine law of triple talaq
NDTV, New Delhi

The new law that makes "Triple Talaq", a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, a punishable offense, will be examined by the Supreme Court. The top court has sent a notice to the government seeking its response.
The contentious bill to ban Triple Talaq was passed in parliament last month. The bill that sought to end the practice of Muslim men instantly divorcing their wives by uttering "talaq" thrice saw stiff opposition in the Lok Sabha but sailed through the opposition-dominated upper house, aided by a series of walkouts and abstentions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the bill was passed in Rajya Sabha, had tweeted that it was a victory of gender justice.

 

17 die in Nigeria road crash     
AFP, Lagos

Seventeen people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oncoming truck in central Nigeria, a road safety official said yesterday.
The accident involving an 18-passenger Toyota bus and a truck transporting a container happened in Kwara state on Thursday, said Udeme Eshiet of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
"Due to excess speeding in which the two drivers were involved... they could not negotiate the sharp bend properly, and when they eventually met, it resulted in head-on collision," he said.
Seventeen people on the bus died while the two occupants of the truck sustained serious injuries, he added.
Accidents are common on Nigeria's poorly-maintained roads, caused by reckless driving, speeding and disregard for traffic rules.

 

Missing WikiLeaks associate had kayak accident in Norway’
AFP, Oslo

A Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing under mysterious circumstances a year ago probably had a kayaking accident, Norwegian police said Friday, adding that his body had not yet been found.
Arjen Kamphuis, a cybersecurity expert then aged 47, had not been seen since he left his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo on August 20, 2018.
His disappearance had triggered a wave of conspiracy theories on social media, ranging from CIA and Russian involvement to a mission to carry out a secret project for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Then police discovered a kayak in the same area where a fisherman had found some of Kamphuis's personal belongings floating in the waters about 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Bodo.

 

22 missing in Indonesia ferry fire
AFP, Jakarta

Nearly two dozen people are missing from the carcass of a ferry that went up in flames off Indonesia's Java island, a port official said yesterday.
The boat was en route from Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya to Balikpapan on Borneo island with some 277 people aboard when it caught fire Thursday evening, according to the official.
Television images showed plumes of black smoke coming out of the boat, as search teams hunted for at least 22 missing passengers.
"There were 277 people on board and so far 255 have been rescued alive," Syachrul Nugroho, a spokesman for Surabaya's Tanjung Perak port, told AFP.
"Twenty-two people are still unaccounted for... but we don't know if they're still on the boat."

 

 

 

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