More than skin deep: The stories behind religious tattoos

More than skin deep: The stories behind religious tattoos

Posted November 18, 2017 07:30:00 Photo: The Reverend Fie Marino plans to undergo a full body tattoo next year. (ABC RN: Tiger Webb) Related Link: Religious Tattoos Not Just Skin Deep Uniting Church minister Fie Marino was 16 years old when he received his first tattoo. He was with his three brothers, and as the eldest, it was his duty to go first. Mr Marino tried not to reveal his pain; a difficult task considering his tattoo was done in the traditional Samoan way — with ink hammered into his…

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Nigerian women's bobsled team make Olympic history

Nigerian women's bobsled team make Olympic history

Driver Seun Adigun and brakewomen Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere have qualified for Pyeongchang 2018, ensuring an African nation will be represented in the sport at the Winter Olympics for the first time ever. Despite numerous success stories in the summer Games — notably gold in the men’s football at Atlanta 1996 — no Nigerian has ever competed in a Winter Olympic event before. Now, after completing all five qualifying races, the Nigerian women’s bobsled team are on their way to South Korea in February. “Ecstatic to say the least!” posted…

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Rape used as weapon of war against Rohingya

Rape used as weapon of war against Rohingya

She showed us the cuts as if to say: look, I tried to fight back, I tried within an inch of my life. “We saw the military digging holes (for mass graves). We were five women with our babies,” Rashida said, almost in a whisper. “The grabbed us, dragged us into the house, and shut the door.” The soldiers snatched Rashida’s baby son from her arms and killed him. “I just screamed, I cried but they wouldn’t listen to us. They don’t even understand our language,” Rashida recalled. The uniformed…

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Kushner 'failed to disclose Wikileaks emails'

Kushner 'failed to disclose Wikileaks emails'

Story highlights Kushner has denied any allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia The committee wants information about his communication with other campaign officials and his security clearance The two senators specifically requested “transcripts from other committee interviews, additional documents from previous requests, communications with (former national security adviser) Michael Flynn and documents related to his security clearance,” according to their statement. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Feinstein, a California Democrat, sent a letter to Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, requesting he provide access to the transcripts from Kushner’s interviews…

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Mafia's 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, sentenced to 26 life terms, dies behind bars at 87

Mafia's 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina, sentenced to 26 life terms, dies behind bars at 87

Updated November 17, 2017 23:41:59 Photo: Jailed mobster Salvatore “Toto” Riina had been serving 26 life sentences. (Reuters: Polizia Di Stato, file) Related Story: Airtime for son of Mafia boss sparks fury in Italy Related Story: Europol struggling to keep up with sophisticated mafia operations Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina, the Sicilian Mafia’s most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, has died of natural causes after almost a quarter of a century in jail. Riina, who turned 87 on Thursday, died in the prison…

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