A total of five people, including two women and three men, were on Monday, caned outside a mosque in the conservative province of Aceh in Indonesia, which adheres to Sharia law.
A 34-year-old woman (pictured) was flogged with a rattan cane at least seven times for being in close proximity to a man who is not her husband.
The 32-year-old male who was with her was also flogged seven times.
“It hurts so bad,” the woman said, as cited by AFP, raising her arms into the air.
Two university students, both 19, received 100 lashes, after confessing to having sex outside marriage. A man found guilty of sex outside marriage was also flogged at least 22 times by the person delivering the punishment, who was dressed in long robes and a hood. His partner, who is two-months pregnant, is still waiting for her fate to be decided.
Antonino Fernández, who died aged 98 in August 2016, left £169m in his will to the 80 residents of his birthplace – the small village of Cerezales del Condado in north west Spain. He left £2m in his will to each resident and basically made them millionaires overnight.
Fernández born into a family made up of 13 children, emigrated to Mexico in 1949, when he was 32. He went on to become the CEO of Grupo Modelo, the brewery company who make Corona beer – a bottled beer in the United States, with annual sales of $693million (£556million).
Fernández was a well-known philanthropist who never forgot his motherland and was honoured by the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos, for his charitable deeds, including his work with disabled young people.
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, his brother has said.
“The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday),” President Raul Castro said.
Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost 50 years before Raul took over in 2008.
His supporters said he had given Cuba back to the people. But he was also accused of suppressing opposition.
Ashen and grave, President Castro told the nation in an unexpected late night broadcast on state television that Fidel Castro had died and would be cremated later on Saturday.
There would now be several days of national mourning on the island.
Raul Castro ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: “Towards victory, always!”
Barring the occasional newspaper column, Fidel Castro had essentially been retired from political life for some time, the BBC’s Will Grant in Havana reports.
In April, Fidel Castro gave a rare speech on the final day of the country’s Communist Party congress.
He acknowledged his advanced age but said Cuban communist concepts were still valid and the Cuban people “will be victorious”.
“I’ll soon be 90,” the former president said, adding that this was “something I’d never imagined”.
“Soon I’ll be like all the others, “to all our turn must come,” Fidel Castro said.
Castro – who had survived many assassination plots – was the longest serving non-royal leader of the 20th Century.
Castro temporarily handed over power to his brother in 2006 as he was recovering from an acute intestinal ailment.
Raul Castro officially became president two years later.
Fidel Castro’s key dates
1926: Born in the south-eastern Oriente Province of Cuba
1953: Imprisoned after leading an unsuccessful rising against Batista’s regime
1955: Released from prison under an amnesty deal
1956: With Che Guevara, begins a guerrilla war against the government
1959: Defeats Batista, sworn in as prime minister of Cuba
1961: Fights off CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles
1962: Sparks Cuban missile crisis by agreeing that USSR can deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
1976: Elected president by Cuba’s National Assembly
1992: Reaches an agreement with US over Cuban refugees
2008: Stands down as president of Cuba due to health issues
Throughout the Cold War, Fidel Castro was Washington’s bete noire.
An accomplished tactician on the battlefield, he and his small army of guerrillas overthrew the military leader Fulgencio Batista in 1959 to widespread popular support.
Within two years of taking power, he declared the revolution to be Marxist-Leninist in nature and allied the island nation firmly to the Soviet Union.
Yet, despite the constant threat of a US invasion as well as the long-standing economic embargo on the island, Castro managed to maintain a communist revolution in a nation just 90 miles (145km) off the coast of Florida.
Despised by his critics as much as he was revered by his followers, he outlasted ten US presidents and defied scores of attempts on his life by the CIA.
An unidentified man has come out begging for forgiveness aftersleeping with a Luo man’s wife in Kenya. According to Tuko News, the man’s manhood became extremely swollen and shifted to his kneels after he had sex with the man’s wife. Many believe the man put a curse on his wife after finding out she was cheating.
Veteran Kumawood actor Ebenezer Donkor, popularly known as ‘Katawere’ has died. The actor died on Monday morning after years of battle with an undisclosed condition.
Mr Kofi Andoh, the producer of popular local TV series, Efiewura, in which the late Ebenezer Donkor stared for many years confirmed his death in a Facebook post saying “YES IT IS TRUE. AGYA AFARI DIED THIS MORNING , 14th November, 2016. He was found dead this morning after a short illness.
May his soul rest in peace” The late Ebenezer Donkor had until his demised featured in over a hundred movies having been in the movie industry for over two decades. He has been described my some colleagues as friendly and kindhearted.
A man has married his pet snake because he believes his dead girlfriend came back to life as the cobra. The snake was spotted by the man in South East Asia, who said it bore a ‘striking resemblance’ to his former lover.
He and the 10ft serpent now spend every day together watching TV, sharing romantic picnics by the lake, playing board games and going to the gym as a couple.
The unidentified husband is understood to have taken the Buddhist theory that people are reincarnated as animals. He lost his girlfriend five years ago, but photos have shown he and his new wife are very happy together.
This gigantic snake was allegedly killed at an obscure area in Nigeria and many eggs holding up to be brought forth were recuperated from the snake. Various eggs were found in the midsection of a snake reportedly killed at an area in Nigeria.
Social media users ponder the quantity of noxious reptiles that would have been produced if the eggs hatched.u
It has now been announced that Donald Trump has emerged winner of the 2016 US presidential election. This means more and more people are not only interested in his views but who he is as a person.
There are a lot of interesting facts about him but these 10 are the most surprising.
1. He once punched his teacher in the face
In his book, The Art of The Deal, Donald revealed: ”In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled.”
2. Once upon a time, he admired Hillary Clinton
Speaking in 2012, Donald said: “Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman… She really works hard, and I think she does a good job.”
Evidently, he is speaking a different tune now. During his campaign, he said, “Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States.”
3. He is an expert on working missiles
He was once quoted as saying, “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. I think I know most of it anyway.”
4. He does not like shaking hands
Trump is actually a germaphobe and avoids a situation where he has to come in bodily contact with another person.
5. He once had a vodka brand that failed
He launched a vodka brand in 2007. A US vodka distributor said; “We’ve had it in stock for five years. It’s never sold. But now that he’s running for president we thought we have a chance to get rid of the vodka… but [still] no one wants to pay for it.”
6. He does not drink/smoke
His personal doctor once said Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” adding that he “has no history of ever using alcohol or tobacco products.”
7. He won an award as the worst actor in a film
Trump won the worst supporting actor’ Razzie award for his role in the 1989 film ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It’.
8. He is worth a lot
According to Forbes, Donald Trump is worth $4.5billion, give or take a few million.
9. His casino has been the site of many crimes
The Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City is rife with carjacking, murder and other crimes. Reports say one in eight murders in Atlantic City were tied to the casino.
10. He had his own board game
A ‘Trump’ board game was released in the 80s and the smallest denomination of money in this classic game was $10million.
News of celebrities in relationships is always great for the fans but news of break-ups are even more exciting since they sometimes come with some much drama.
In the past few years, Ghana has had it’s fair share of celebrity break-ups and YEN.com.gh is here to throw a refresher course on that, in case you forgot.
Here are 6 of some of the biggest celebrity break ups Ghana has witnessed.
1. Confidence Haugen and Edem
In 2009, after making their relationship public and dragging Ghanaians with them on their romantic stroll, rapper Edem and socialite Confidence suddenly broke up to the shock of many.
It was reported that Edem was accused by Confidence Haugen of stealing her mobile phone worth quite a lot of money at the time. Although Edem wanted their break up to be quiet, he had to go to the offices of Graphic to debunk the allegation.
6 years later, Edem is married with two children and Confidence had another son by a mystery man.