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Popular TV presenter fatally shot by estranged husband over bitter custody battle as son watched

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Zhanna Veber was allegedly shot by her estranged husband because she tried to limit his access to their son. Facebook A Russian TV presenter was fatally shot by her estranged husband in front of the couple's nine-year-old son as the two fought a bitter custody battle, police said. Zhanna Veber, 29, was allegedly shot at close range by her 36-year-old husband Anatoly Leontikov with a supposedly "non-lethal" pneumatic weapon as their son Dmitry watched, The Mirror reported. Leontikov then took off with his son. Veber, who was a popular TV personality in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia, died on [...]

‘Triple Talaq’: India introduces law which could jail Muslim men who instantly divorce their wives

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1/40 29 December 2017 A New York apartment fire killed at least 12 people, including a baby, with four more critically injured. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference from the scene that 'it is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century.' Reuters 2/40 28 December 2017 Afghan women mourn inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan Reuters 3/40 27 December 2017 Pope Francis greets newlyweds during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI in The Vatican AFP/Getty 4/40 26 December 2017 Rohingya refugees [...]

From showbiz wedding to quickie divorce: Louise and Jamie Redknapp’s love story

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After 19 years of marriage Jamie and Louise Redknapp were granted a quickie divorce in a hearing that lasted just 25 seconds. Court documents cited former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp’s “unreasonable behaviour” as the reason for the split. The showbiz couple - who tied the knot in 1998 - were granted a decree nisi at the Central Family Court in London, just hours after Louise was seen partying at a friend’s wedding in Liverpool. Mum-of-two Louise confirmed the couple were living apart back in October, as she spent months on the road performing in a touring stage show. Having been [...]

Malaysian Man to Divorce Wife After She Sold His Video Game Account

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The World Health Organisation recently recognised video game addiction as a mental health condition, and while that decision may seem strange to some, stories like the one presented here could serve as an explanation. Tencent’s insanely popular mobile video game “King of Glory” is once again getting some bad publicity in Asian media, after allegedly getting one 25-year-old Malaysian man so addicted that he decided to divorce his wife of six years because she sold his account in the hopes that he would spend more time with her and their daughter. In the past, King of Glory was linked [...]

Starting the new year fresh with a divorce

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TO many people, the New Year signifies a chance to have a fresh beginning.  People dispose of old personal items and clean out the closet in order to make room for the new.  This is also the time of the year many people realize when a marriage is not working out and it may be time to start a new life as a single person whether or not you have children.  You can decide to take action and file a divorce. Before you take any action, you need to think about your situation carefully.  First, you should decide whether you [...]

Emmanuel Eboue lifts the lid on bitter divorce battle that left him with nothing and how he hasn’t s…

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Former Premier League star Emmanuel Eboue has lifted the lid on the bitter divorce battle with wife Aurelie that stripped him of all his assets. The ex- Arsenal ace earned millions during his seven years in England's top-flight where he lived in a mansion and drove flashy cars. However, Eboue, who is unable to play football because of ill-health, has been pushed to the brink of suicide after finding himself in a downward spiral. The Ivorian even had to hide from cops and bailiffs after being ordered by a judge to transfer his remaining Enfield home to his wife. He [...]

Seven Reasons Why Divorce Is Not The Worst Thing That Could Happen

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Divorce is a frightening prospect to many, but it’s not the worst thing that could happen!   Death. The loss of a child or other loved one. Catastrophic injury or illness. Financial ruin. War. So many bad things can (and will) happen to us over the course of a lifetime. Count among the possibilities: divorce. Divorce (and all of the other terrible possibilities listed) is life changing and unpleasant, but is it the worst thing that could happen? As with so many things, the answer is all in one’s outlook, and our perspective is framed by our experience, beliefs, attitude, [...]

Defamation reform could ‘lead to the death of defamation litigation in Scotland’

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Campbell Deane A prominent Scottish defamation lawyer has warned that proposals to align Scotland’s defamation laws with England and Wales could “lead to the death of defamation litigation in Scotland”. Campbell Deane, partner at Bannatyne Kirkwood Frame & Co (BKF), told The Herald that some of the proposals in the Scottish Law Commission’s draft defamation bill “make perfect sense”. However, he said the introduction of a ‘serious harm’ test – already in place in England and Wales – would put Scotland at a disadvantage. Mr Deane said: “To harmonise the jurisdictions and bring into play that we have exactly the [...]

Building of Sherman’s North York dream home was a ‘disaster’ that led to litigation

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The Shermans sued 21 Degrees and Kenyon for negligence related to the design of the HVAC system, and 21 Degrees for breach of contract. According to the judgment, "Mr. Sherman testified that there were so many things done wrong with respect to the construction of the house that it was a disaster." Sherman, the founder of generic drug giant Apotex, was one of the richest men in the country, with an estimated net worth of $4.6 billion. He built Apotex from a two-employee company in Toronto into a global pharmaceutical organization that employs more than 11,000 people around the world. [...]

Falmouth Committed To More Wind Turbine Litigation

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In June of 2017, the Massachusetts Superior Court agreed with the semi-judicial Falmouth Zoning Board that the town-owned wind turbines are a nuisance. In July the Falmouth Select Board voted not to appeal the finding. Chairwoman Susan Moran said: "It's time to put the matter behind us and move forward." The turbines are shut down. In the past few months, the Falmouth Select Board has listed in "EXECUTIVE SESSION 1. M.G.L. c.30A s.21(a)(3) – "Discuss resolution of all turbine litigation" at all the board meetings as number one on the agenda. Each week the Falmouth Select Board meetings allow 2 [...]