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Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attacked In South Africa



Arnold Schwarzenegger, popular Hollywood star has been attacked by a man at a show in South Africa.

The incident happened on Saturday at a sporting event.

The AFP reports that the former politician was conversing with fans at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg when a man took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back.

Schwarzenegger confirmed the incident on Twitter saying “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about.

“I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival.

“He was sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan as he was doing a walk-through to support athletes,” the organizers said, adding the attacker — who was immediately apprehended — was known to police for similar incidents in the past.

Schwarzenegger told organizers he would not press charges.

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Bella Hadid apologises to Arab fans for ‘insulting’ Instagram post | World News

Bella Hadid has been forced to apologise after insulting a number of Middle Eastern fans in a social media post.

The American supermodel uploaded a picture to her Instagram story from an airport departure lounge earlier this week, which showed her resting her shoe on the window in front of her.

But the position of Hadid’s boot meant she was facing the sole toward planes from UAE and Saudi airlines in the background – an act considered offensive in Arab culture.

Hadid's photo showed her resting her foot on the window in front of her at an airport departure lounge

Hadid’s photo showed her resting her foot on the window in front of her at an airport departure lounge

Social media users from around the Middle East responded with angry posts, labelling the 22-year-old, whose father is Palestinian, a “racist” and a “bully”.

Using the hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist, some Twitter users filmed themselves binning products from brands – such as Dior – that the model is known to partner with.

Others cropped the image of Hadid’s boot, and transferred it on to pictures of the model’s face.

In response, Hadid tweeted messages in both Arabic and English to say her post had “nothing to do with politics”, and that she hadn’t noticed the planes in the background of the shot.

She added: “I would never want my posts or platform to be used for hate against anyone, especially those of my own beautiful and powerful heritage.

“I absolutely love these airlines, with the best planes and people.”

In a further tweet, Hadid said her post was an “honest mistake on an early morning”.

She concluded: “Never, ever would I intentionally try to offend anyone like that. I am so sorry.”

In Arab culture, the act of showing the sole of your shoe to another can be interpreted as a sign of disrespect as footwear is considered unclean.

This extends to the Muslim faith, where worshippers are expected to remove their footwear before entering a mosque.

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George Clooney impersonator arrested in Thailand after years on the run

An Italian man accused of posing as George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run, police have said.

Franceso Galdeli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45, were arrested by a joint operation of Interpol agents from Rome and Thai investigators, Thai police said.

The couple, dubbed the Italian Bonnie and Clyde, have been wanted on an Interpol red notice since 2013.

George Clooney attends the premiere of Hulu's Catch-22 on May 7, 2019 in Hollywood, California

Actor George Clooney sued the couple in 2010

Galdeli was arrested on Saturday near the city of Pattaya on suspicion of staying in the country illegally, while his wife was arrested on suspicion for overstaying her visa.

Clooney sued them in a 2010 trial in Italy and testified against them, saying they had fraudulently used his name.

The Oscar winner said he never approved any affiliation with the bogus brand “GC Exclusive by George Clooney”.

“During interrogation, Francesco confessed to claiming to be George Clooney and opening a clothes business to trick people into sending money,” a statement from Thailand’s crime suppression division said.

They are also accused of various other scams and frauds in Italy, including selling fake Rolex watches online and sending packets of salt to customers instead.

The couple overstayed their visas and had been living in Thailand since 2014, according to authorities.

Police said the couple do not yet have a lawyer and will be charged for overstaying their visas before extradition proceedings begin.

They said Galdeli was sentenced by a Milan court in 2010 to serve more than eight years in jail after being found guilty of impersonating the actor to trick investors, but fled the country.

He was then arrested in July 2014 at Pattaya’s Dusit Thani Hotel but managed to escape a day later.

Local police discovered he had paid prison guards 20,000 Thai baht (£500) to cover up his absconding, The Telegraph reported.

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Naira Marley Vs Ruggedman: How Nigerians reacted to attack on rapper

Reactions have trailed the attack on Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman, by hoodlums at an undisclosed restaurant in London, United Kingdom.

DAILY POST had reported that Ruggedman was attacked on Friday night by hoodlums at an undisclosed restaurant in London.

According to a video posted on his official Instagram page, the hoodlums were seen slamming the restaurant’s furniture on the singer’s body.

Speaking on the incident, Ruggedman stated that the attack will not stop him from fighting for the youths.

But reacting, Nigerians on social media berated Naira Marley fans for the alleged assault while others claimed Ruggedman could have staged the attack for publicity stunt.

Here are some comments DAILY POST gathered on Twitter:

@Emmah199x, “ I watched my guy get scammed of 272k yesterday, a Nigerian in Nigeria.Those little pieces of dogshit will say they are doing internet fraud to get back the money Americans stole from us. Ruggedman spoke up against them and got beaten.What’s even wrong with us.”

@BolaAde11, “So Ruggedman got attacked by touts in London for speaking up against someone publicly defending yahoo yahoo.This just proves the nature of our moral compass and how people have grown accustomed to unscrupulous acts as the norm.”

@oluwafemisosa, “That Naira Marley even has fans is a disgrace in the first place. Then some of them now had the audacity to beat up Ruggedman because he spoke against yahoo yahoo.”

@Zaddy_nomso, “When Ruggedman speaks against Politicians Looting & Police Brutality he is the Friend of the Youths but when he speaks against Fraudsters he is an enemy of the Youths. Youths suddenly want him to mind his business as nobody is Holy.The Hypocrisy Stinks.”

@sirleodasilva, “Just seeing the video of Ruggedman getting beat up. Let me tell you all this for free, as youths, until we start promoting and giving attention to the truth, justice and hard work, this country will never move forward. It’s not a curse, just facts.”

@Adisa_flakky, “Ruggedman rescued by London police when Naira Marley followers attacked him at a restaurant for openly condemning Internet fraud in Nigeria.Naira Marley is still wanted by Lewisham Police, United Kingdom. I hope those thugs are arrested before dawn.”

@UMEHoma, “The video where they allegedly beat Ruggedman and the one he later released saying he’s fine does not balance well. With the kind of planking he received, he should be wearing the bandage Lazarus wore out of the tomb.This a publicity stunt, period!”

@lamlloalade, “From my perspective, 1. Ruggedman uploaded the video on his IG by himself. 2. According to that video, no matter what you wouldn’t be looking unscathed even if you’re Jackie Chan3. How will they beat someone and the next hour you’re in your bed saying you’re alright?”

@theboyishreat, “I just believe we need to stop over exaggerating this Naira Marley and Ruggedman issue, I watch both videos, the fight and Ruggedman appreciation to his fan.
Their is absolutely nothing that proves that it’s was Naira fans that attack Ruggedman .
This is just not necessary.”

@therealdaddymo, “Pamilerin gets slapped by Peruzzi over an old tweet. Peruzzi gets crucified/sentenced by a panel of Twitter judges & everyone else? Ruggedman gets beaten up by Naira Marley fans in London & suddenly he deserves it because of what he did to Naira Marley?”

@efikedimkara, “Guys, Naira Marley fans attack Ruggedman in London.This is the generation of youths Nigeria is raising, youths who assault you for speaking against crime. We’re doomed.”

@flairamali, “Plot twist,RuggedMan pays boys to ‘beat’ him up and put it up on social media..He gets free publicity, pity and Naira Marley is seen as the bad guy.”

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