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Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anything

Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anythingDeanna Adams told her sister and maid of honor she could wear "anything" to the wedding.



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Trump National Golf Club Maid Comes Out As Undocumented In New York Times Report

Trump National Golf Club Maid Comes Out As Undocumented In New York Times ReportA housekeeper at President Donald Trump's Trump National Golf Club in



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Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maid

Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maidIndonesia has filed an official protest to Saudi Arabia after it executed an Indonesian maid without notifying its consular staff or her family.  Tuti Tursilawati, a mother of one, had been convicted of murdering her employer, who workers rights’ group Migrant Care said was trying to rape her at the time.  Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, criticised Saudi Arabia’s action on Wednesday, saying that his government had demanded better protection of Indonesian workers in the country. "We have called Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and conveyed our protest," Mr Widodo was quoted as saying by the office of his cabinet secretary. Ms Tursilawati, who was convicted in 2011, was executed on Monday in the city of Thaif, marking the fourth such case of Saudi Arabia carrying out the death sentence on an Indonesian migrant worker without prior notice in the past three years. Eighteen more Indonesians remain on death row.  Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has criticised a Saudi decision to execute an Indonesian maid Credit: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP The controversy over her death comes at a time when Saudi Arabia continues to face harsh questions over the brutal murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul.  Indonesia’s frustration has been heightened by the timing of the execution, which was carried out less than a week after Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, met with his counterpart in Jakarta to discuss migrant workers rights.  During the meeting, Retno Marsudi, the Indonesia’s foreign minister, stressed the need for mandatory consular notification before any capital punishment of Indonesian citizens.  "[The execution] is evidence that Saudi Arabia does not fulfil the terms and conditions pertaining to the protection of domestic workers," Wahyu Susilo, executive director of Migrant Care told Australia’s ABC news channel.  Saudi Arabia remains the world’s biggest destination for Indonesian maids after the government lifted an earlier ban on domestic workers going to the Middle East over reports of torture and abuse.  #Indonesian#migrantworker#TutiTursilawati was executed in #SaudiArabia on Monday (29/10) after being sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer. The Saudi government failed to give any prior notice of the execution, flouting the rules of international diplomacy. pic.twitter.com/4iPxOcLutm— The Jakarta Globe (@thejakartaglobe) October 31, 2018 Many Indonesians took to social media to protest Ms Tursilawati’s execution.  “Tuti Tursilawati case again demonstrates the weak protection of human rights in Saudi Arabia,” said Fina, an Indonesian student on Twitter.  “Bring justice for our country, our people!” said another protestor.  The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia has been summoned by the authorities but the Saudi embassy has not commented publicly.  "The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ignored principles of human rights, including a right for everyone to live," said Abidin Fikri, a member of Indonesia's parliament, told Reuters.    



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Abused Hong Kong maid Erwiana 'rises again'

Abused Hong Kong maid Erwiana 'rises again'She was once the face of abused maids in Hong Kong — imprisoned, starved and beaten so badly she lost control of her bodily functions. Erwiana completed a degree in economics this month — the culmination of a dream that brought her to Hong Kong in 2013 before her life was turned upside down. “Before I went to Hong Kong, I had been dreaming I could make enough money to study,” the 27-year-old told AFP from her home in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta.



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Duterte permanently bans Filipinos going to work in Kuwait after maid found stuffed in freezer

Duterte permanently bans Filipinos going to work in Kuwait after maid found stuffed in freezerPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation. Mr Duterte in February imposed a prohibition on workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in the Gulf state. The crisis deepened after Kuwaiti authorities last week ordered Manila's envoy to leave the country over videos of Philippine embassy staff helping workers in Kuwait flee allegedly abusive employers. The two nations had been negotiating a labour deal that Philippine officials said could result in the lifting of the ban but the recent escalation in tensions has put an agreement in doubt. "The ban stays permanently. There will be no more recruitment for especially domestic helpers. No more," Mr Duterte told reporters in the southern city of Davao. There was no immediate response from Kuwait, where around 262,000 Filipinos are employed – nearly 60 percent of them as domestic workers, according to the Philippines' foreign department. Last week the Philippines apologised over the rescue videos but Kuwaiti officials announced they were expelling Manila's ambassador and recalling their own envoy from the Southeast Asian nation. In quotes | Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines Kuwait also detained four Filipinos hired by the Philippine embassy and issued arrest warrants against three diplomatic personnel, Manila said. Mr Duterte on Sunday described the treatment of workers in Kuwait as a "calamity". He said he would bring home Filipina maids who suffered abuse as he appealed to workers who wanted to stay in the oil-rich state. "I would like to address to their patriotism: come home. No matter how poor we are, we will survive. The economy is doing good and we are short of our workers," he said. About 10 million Filipinos work abroad, seeking high-paying jobs they are unable to find at home, and their remittances are a major pillar of the Philippine economy. The Philippine government has for decades hailed overseas workers as modern heroes but advocacy groups have highlighted the social cost of migration, tearing families apart and making Filipinos vulnerable to abuse. Mr Duterte lashed out at Kuwait in February, alleging Arab employers routinely rape Filipina workers, force them to work 21 hours a day and feed them scraps. However after the latest row, Mr Duterte used a conciliatory tone as he addressed the "diplomatic ruckus" on Saturday. "Apparently it seems as if they have anger against Filipinos … I do not want to send (workers) because apparently you do not like Filipinos," he said in a speech before Filipinos in Singapore. "Just do not hurt them. I plead that they'd be given a treatment deserving of a human being," he said in the same event.



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Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in LebanonBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday.



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