A mother told Russian airport officials her daughter was a suicide bomber in a desperate bid to stop her flying away to get married.
Police scrambled to intercept the unsuspecting bride-to-be as her plane was prevented from taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport.
But when authorities realised the tip-off was bogus they traced the anonymous call back to the woman’s mother, reports RIA Novosti.
The 56-year-old was arrested on suspicion of making a false terror report, the state-run Russian news agency added.
“Her daughter recently fell in love with a Moroccan citizen and was planning to get married to him and move to Morocco,” said a police spokeswoman.
“The woman was against the marriage and did not want her daughter to move abroad.”— Reuters.
POLICE officers in China were stunned to spot a truck driver carrying another two trucks on top of each other.
They pulled over the driver who told them he was trying to save fuel bills and motorway tolls, reports the Shijiazhuang Daily.
Patrol officers on the Shi’an Highway acted after receiving calls from concerned motorists who had spotted the trucks.
“We didn’t know whether to believe the calls – we couldn’t understand how one truck could carry two other trucks until we saw it,” said Officer Shi Qiusheng.Driver Chen admitted he had driven the three trucks nearly 600 miles from Hubei Province.
He told police he had been ordered to drive the three brand new trucks to Beijing and decided to load them on top of each other to save money.
“I was worried that the top two trucks might topple over, so I didn’t drive very fast,” he said. — Orange news.
Spanish politicians have been criticising an election video in which a woman simulates an orgasm as she casts her vote.
In the video, the young woman
gets increasingly excited as she votes for the Socialist Party in this month’s regional elections in Catalonia.
It concludes with the phrase, “Voting is a pleasure”, after she puts her voting slip in the ballot box, reports the BBC.The clip has been posted on YouTube where it has notched up more than a million hits.
The leader of the conservative opposition Popular Party of Catalonia, Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, said the video was an “attack on the dignity of women”.
The Socialist equality minister, Bibiana Aido, said of the video: “If it was true, electoral participation would go up greatly, but I think we are dealing with a misleading advert.” — Orange news.
CHINESE officials have torn newlyweds off a strip over a bizarre new craze for couples to have their wedding pictures taken in the nude.
In China wedding snaps are often taken several months before the ceremony and for years couples have defied tradition to pose in Western clothes.But now the Government-run Chinese Photographers Association has ordered a ban on the latest trend — of stripping off for the photographs.
Popular themes are angels, images of Adam and Eve, scenes from Ancient Greek gods, and some sessions apparently based on soft porn photo shoots.“These photographs are contrary to the spirit of the institution of marriage,” said the photographers’ association leader He Lin. “Marriage should be a sacred rite, we want to see this respected,” he added. — Orange news.