Ecuadoran ambassador in supermarket checkout fight

Updated 02 May 2013
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Ecuadoran ambassador in supermarket checkout fight

LIMA: Even ambassadors, it turns out, are turf-conscious when it comes to waiting in the supermarket checkout line. Ecuador’s envoy to Peru has admitted getting into a fight — backed up by his wife — with two women he said tried to cut in front of him in a store in Lima. Peru on Tuesday asked Ecuador to recall Ambassador Rodrigo Riofrio over the April 21 skirmish, Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo said. The appeal came even though the ambassador apologized Monday, although he insisted he did not start the scuffle. Cristina Castro, one of the women who tried to cut in front of the ambassador, along with her daughter, said she backed off when he said was there first. But the ambassador kept at it and started insulting Peru as a country of ignorant people, doomed and “full of Indians,” Castro told DiaD television. Castro’s daughter intervened in her defense and punches started flying, Castro said. The ambassador broke Castro’s glasses and struck her daughter with a magazine.


Once again! Ahlam latest appearance on The Voice draws attention

Updated 26 min 7 sec ago
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Once again! Ahlam latest appearance on The Voice draws attention

CAIRO: Once again, Ahlam’s latest appearance on The Voice has left the prorgam’s fans divided on social media.
All eyes were on the Emirati star whom, as usual, sparked controversy with her latest haircut and outfit during Saturday’s night show.
Surprisingly, Ahlam Al-Shamsi applied blue ombre tips to the end of her short, wavy black hair styled by Lebanese hairdresser Tony Sawaya. She also wore a black henna tattoo on her forehead and chin in what fans saw as a bold move.
Her causal outfit was by French fashion house Balmain, made of an embroidered black shirt with a long white cardigan on top.
“What do you think of my look tonight?” the singer wrote on Instagram to see her fans’ reactions.
“It’s different, I know,” she added.
Some fans accepted her appearance, commending how elegant and fashionable the icon looked.
Others wrote to her saying she looked better in simple appearance, with some writing harsh, anti-tattoo comments on her page.