Bangladesh court reunites lovesick parrot with her Prince

Updated 08 January 2013
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Bangladesh court reunites lovesick parrot with her Prince

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court ruled on Monday that a lovesick macaw parrot be reunited with her male partner after she stopped eating in the wake of their separation. The macaw named Princess has been fasting since Jan. 3 when her long-time companion Prince was handed back to his owner Iqram Selim who had left him in the hands of a private zoo in Dhaka for safe keeping five years ago.
A magistrates court in the capital Dhaka ruled that Princess should stay with Selim, saying it would be cruel to separate her from her mate after such a long period and could lead to her death, lawyers and family sources said. The zoo owner, Abdul Wadud, bought Princess from a dealer in Brazil as a partner for Prince and the couple got on so well that she gave birth to three chicks in September 2011, according to Wadud’s lawyer Barun Biswash.
After Wadud refused to return Prince, Selim won a court order last week and was reunited with his gold and blue parrot last Thursday. But after Princess went on hunger strike, Wadud decided to appeal the order and the court ruled Monday in his favor. Wildlife experts said that Princess’s refusal to take food following the separation was quite normal as the species is generally monogamous once they have found a suitable mate.


Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Updated 24 May 2018
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Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

  • More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape.
  • The allegations have given rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.

NEW YORK: Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday, the New York Times reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Weinstein, declined to comment on Thursday’s report.
More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape, allegations that gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.