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Woman sets herself on fire after being charged for illegally entering football match in Iran

Woman sets herself on fire after being charged for illegally entering football match in IranAn Iranian woman has set herself on fire outside a court in Tehran after being tried for resisting arrest by morality police for trying to enter a football stadium disguised as a male spectator. According to Rokna news agency, the woman, named only as Sahar, has been taken to a local hospital with life-threatening burns. A spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary has said the woman “had been engaged in a physical confrontation with security forces in February" after resisting arrest on charges of and insulting police and bad-hejabi, refusing to abide by strict Muslim dress codes. She had been detained but later released to appear in court on charges of “insulting the public by defying the dress code for women”, according to court papers. Ahead of a court hearing on Monday she says she was told by a source that she faces six months in prison. She asked the judge to postpone her trial so she could attend a funeral. When she came out of the building she set herself on fire in front of the usually crowded complex that houses several courts. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 Iranian women have been banned from attending football stadiums as the clerical regime regards watching men playing football in shorts “promoting promiscuity”. Dr. Mustafa Dehmardi, the head of accident and emergency at Motahari hospital in Tehran, told Rokna news agency that Sahar had burns caused by petrol fire on 90 per cent of her body. She is currently in the hospital's intensive care unit. Iranian women’s rights activists have long been campaigning to enter sports stadiums, and in recent years they have been allowed to attend volleyball matches only if accompanied by their spouses in designated areas.



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Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles backPolice say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.



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10-Year-Old Girl Crashes Mom's SUV While Driving Herself to McDonald's

10-Year-Old Girl Crashes Mom's SUV While Driving Herself to McDonald'sKansas City police say a 10-year-old girl went to the hospital Wednesday morning after she crashed her mom`s SUV into a minivan and electrical box while trying to go to McDonald's.



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`I am Not a Monster`: Indiana Teacher Accused of Injuring Student Defends Herself

`I am Not a Monster`: Indiana Teacher Accused of Injuring Student Defends HerselfA teacher at Tindley Summit Academy says she spent days in jail despite the fact that she`s innocent, and now prosecutors are declining to press charges.



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Mom Allegedly Pulled Three Kids from School for Fake Appointment Before Shooting Them, Herself

Mom Allegedly Pulled Three Kids from School for Fake Appointment Before Shooting Them, HerselfThe mother who shot her three children in a wooded area in Kent County unexpectedly picked them up from school the day of their deaths, investigators say.



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Warren Called Herself ‘American Indian’ on 1986 Bar Registration

Warren Called Herself ‘American Indian’ on 1986 Bar RegistrationThe April 1986 registration card, handwritten in blue ink, was obtained through a public records request by the Washington Post. The Post also said the U.S. senator from Massachusetts apologized in an interview for identifying as a Native American in the past. The report revives a controversy over Warren’s past assertions of Native American Indian heritage that threatens to be a drag on her nascent run for her party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump next year.



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Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversy

Elizabeth Warren apologises for calling herself Native American in bid to end ancestry controversySenator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday she was sorry she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that continues to haunt her as she prepares to formally announce a presidential bid. Ms Warren is on the cusp of formally announcing her presidential bid and will be vying to lead a party that has become far more mindful of non-white voters and their objections to misuse of their culture. “I can’t go back,” Ms Warren said in an interview with The Washington Post.



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Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 reward after escaping captor herself

Jayme Closs to receive $  25,000 reward after escaping captor herselfA 13-year-old girl who escaped after being held captive for 88 days is to receive the $ 25,000 (£19,00) reward for her return. Jayme Closs was found in rural Wisconsin on January 10 after managing to escape from the man who kidnapped her after killing her parents in mid-October.  The company Denise and James Closs had worked for, Hormel Foods, had offered the money to anyone with information leading to the teenager's return. The neighbours who found Jayme walking through the woods and contacted the police after her escape have agreed the money should go to her.  During the nationwide search for Jayme, the FBI had offered a $ 25,000 reward, which Hormel soon doubled to $ 50,000. Jayme's parents James and Denise were long-term employees of the company The company announced that they will now donate their share of the reward money to Jayme. The FBI has not released information about what will happen to the rest. Jim Snee, president of Hormel Foods, said that Jayme's parents were long-time employees Jennie-O, a turkey plant owned by Hormel Foods. In a statement, Mr Snee said the company was "overjoyed" at the news of her return, saying her "bravery and strength have truly inspired our team members around the world". The house Jayme was allegedly held in for 88 days Credit: Radar Online/MEGA  Mr Snee said the company hopes the $ 25,000 will be placed in a trust fund for the 13-year-old's present and future needs. Jayme disappeared from her home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15, after suspect Jake Patterson allegedly stormed her house, shot and killed her parents, and abducted her. The 21-year-old is accused of keeping Jayme captive in his remote home in Gordon, some 66 miles from Barron. Jayme told detectives that on January 10, she was able to escape when Mr Patterson told her he would be gone for several hours.  She put on a pair of his shoes and fled the house on foot, eventually finding dog walker Jean Nutter who she asked for help.  Ms Nutter took the teenager to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas, where they were able to contact police. The Kasinskas told CNN on Wednesday that they did not want the reward money. "Because she got herself out," Mrs Kasinskas said. Chris Fitzgerald, the sheriff of Barron County, said: "We also agree that Jayme is the hero in this case and are happy they have chosen her to receive the company's reward contribution."



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Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police say

Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police sayA little boy was in the backseat, school staffers told police. Now Round Lake authorities outside Chicago are looking for Khafilu Oshodi.



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911 callers say Jayme Closs should get $50K reward for rescuing herself

911 callers say Jayme Closs should get $  50K reward for rescuing herselfThe Wisconsin couple who called 911 to report that Jayme Closs had been found think that Closs herself is more deserving of the $ 50,000 reward money.



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