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Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

Freed hostage says Taliban-linked captors killed infant daughter, raped American wife

World
After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night. Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife. "The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani networks, kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle,"...
Harvey Weinstein: Wife Georgina Chapman leaves accused producer

Harvey Weinstein: Wife Georgina Chapman leaves accused producer

Entertainment
The wife of producer Harvey Weinstein has said she is leaving him following allegations of sexual harassment from a string of actresses.Georgina Chapman, 41, described Weinstein's actions as "unforgivable".Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest women to come forward. Both said the incidents happened early in their careers.On Tuesday, Weinstein also denied allegations of rape made in The New Yorker magazine.Weinstein was fired on Sunday from his own film studio. The Weinstein Company board said on Tuesday that they would help any criminal investigation."My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," Georgina Chapman, 41, told People magazine.Chapman and Weinstein, 65, have two children together.Media playback is unsuppo...
Japan man confesses starting fire that killed wife, five children

Japan man confesses starting fire that killed wife, five children

World
Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A Japanese man turned himself in to police after setting fire to an apartment where a woman and five children were found dead, according to local press reports.Hirobumi Komatsu, 32, told police in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, he had "set fire" to his house and that his wife and five children were at home at the time, Kyodo News reported.Komatsu was arrested not long after firefighters found six dead people at the site, including four boys, a woman and a girl.Japanese investigators said the girl, who was taken to a hospital before being confirmed dead, had multiple stab wounds on her body.Police said the bodies are believed to be those of the wife of the suspect, his four sons, ranging in age from 3 to 6 years, and his 11-year-old daughter.The fire in Ibaraki Prefecture bega...
Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

World
French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old president. "There are times in your life where you need to make vital choices," Brigitte, 64, tells Elle France's September issue of her relationship with her husband, whom she first met about 20 years ago and married in 2007. "And for me, that was it. So, what has been said over the 20 years, it's insignificant." She adds, "Of course, we have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles, him with his youth, but it's like that. If I did not make that choice, I would have missed out on my life. I had a lot of happiness with my children and, at the same time, felt I had to live 'this love' as Prevert used to say, to by fully happy." Brigitte Macron ap...
Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

Technology
A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer's warehouse in northern Kentucky. A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the nation's largest corporations, has a record of strongly supporting gay and transgender rights. The lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky, alleges that Dane Lane and Allegra Schawe-Lane were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by numerous colleagues at their shipping facility. Their complaints to superiors led to retaliation in some cases, rather than any effective steps to halt the abuse, the couple contends. At one point, according to t...