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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot backs mocked Sri Lankan cosplayers

Entertainment
Hollywood actress Gal Gadot has thrown her support behind two young women in Sri Lanka after they were cyber-bullied for cosplaying as Wonder Woman. The two had become the target of a wave of online memes, body-shaming and harassment. Both Gadot, who played the character in the recent blockbuster movie, and its director Patty Jenkins tweeted support and encouragement.The case triggered a fresh debate about online bullying.When Amaya Suriyapperuma and fellow cosplayer Seshani Cooray decided to dress up as Wonder Woman at the Comic Con 2017 event in Colombo, they were not expecting it to send them on a rollercoaster ride of demeaning online memes. After the first day, photographers at the event began sharing their pictures online and photos of the two women were picked up by Facebook groups ...
How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

How a New Year’s Detox Sent One Woman to the ER

Health
After the sugar- and booze-filled holidays, starting the new year off with a cleanse or a detox may seem like a great way to reset, kickstart healthy habits, and maybe lose a few pounds. But certain “cleansing” strategies can be downright dangerous—as one British woman learned when her New Year’s detox sent her to the hospital with potentially life-threatening complications.The 47-year-old patient was admitted to Milton Keynes University Hospital in the U.K. after she collapsed and suffered a seizure. Doctors learned that she’d been drinking more water and tea than normal, and had also been taking at least nine herbal supplements in an attempt to treat minor symptoms such as stress and low mood.The woman's doctors wrote about her case, which occurred during a previous New Year's season, in
Metal attached to headless torso of woman

Metal attached to headless torso of woman

World
The torso of a Swedish journalist found in waters southwest of Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down with a piece of metal, Danish police have said.Kim Wall's body was discovered attached to a piece of metal "likely with the purpose to make it sink", said Copenhagen police chief Jens Moeller Jensen.Earlier, investigators confirmed the torso belonged to the reporter who had been missing for nearly two weeks.The 30-year-old had not been seen since she was spotted on a 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August with Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who built the sub Nautilus.The freelance journalist had met with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing.Image:Ms Wall was last seen aboard Peter Madsen's submarine on 10 AugustA torso missing its head, legs and arms was discovered i...
Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

Man arrested after jogger pushed woman in path of London bus

World
British police searching for a jogger who knocked a woman into the path of a London bus arrested a man Thursday. London's Metropolitan Police force said the 50-year-old was arrested at a home in the Chelsea area of the city on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was later released pending further inquiries. Earlier this week, police released surveillance camera footage of the May 5 incident on Putney Bridge. It shows a jogger in shorts and T-shirt banging into a pedestrian, who tumbles in front of a double-decker bus. The bus stops just before hitting the woman, who suffered minor injuries. Police said Thursday's arrest followed a "good response" from the public to the video. The arrested man hasn't been charged and his name hasn't been released. ——— This story has been correcte
Jogger appears to push woman into oncoming traffic in video

Jogger appears to push woman into oncoming traffic in video

World
London police are searching for a jogger who was seen in a CCTV video appearing to push a woman into ongoing traffic. In the video, a man jogs on the sidewalk in the same direction as the flow of traffic. As the jogger approaches a woman walking in the opposite direction, he appears to shove her aside, knocking her into the street and forcing the driver of a public bus to swerve to avoid hitting her. On Tuesday, Metropolitan Police released the video of the incident, which occurred at about 7:40 a.m. local time on May 5 on the east side of the Putney Bridge, heading toward the Putney Bridge tube station, police said. After the incident, the bus driver stopped the bus, allowing passengers to disembark and rush to the 33-year-old victim's aid, police said. She suffered minor injuries in ...