Lindsay urges world to do more for refugees

Lindsay Lohan
Updated 01 January 2017
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Lindsay urges world to do more for refugees

DUBAI: Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan is all praise for Turkey’s refugee efforts, and urged more countries to join in helping those fleeing war-torn Syria.
“What they’ve done in Turkey for the Syrian refugees is phenomenal,” Lohan told Becky Anderson from CNN’s Connect the World program shot at the cable-news network’s Abu Dhabi bureau in the United Arab Emirates.
She noted that Turkey is doing so much for the refugees as other countries stand idly by, as many people in the US and Britain only hear about the refugees in the news and think that’s the whole story. For instance, she said that there are orphaned Syrian refugee children living in abandoned buildings in Athens, but nobody really does anything about it.
She urged more countries to join the humanitarian efforts to provide sustainable assistance to the refugees.
Lohan said that she is planning to go back to Turkey for Syrian refugees in January.
The actress told CNN, “Losing half of my finger and getting it back was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me,” adding, “If that didn’t happen to me, if I didn’t lose a part of myself essentially — and I weirdly think about this when I meditate — I wouldn’t have stayed in Turkey. I wouldn’t have stayed there, and I wouldn’t have understood what it feels like to lose a limb.”
Asked if the Middle East has become a new home for her, Lohan said, “The Middle East has been wonderful to me throughout my life,” adding that she found a “spiritual belief” and “a respect for culture” in Turkey.


Footballer affected by lightning strike in Brazil youth game

Updated 15 January 2019
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Footballer affected by lightning strike in Brazil youth game

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian footballer needed medical attention after lightning hit the field during a youth tournament match.
Lightning struck during the Copa Sao Paulo event in Diadema, outside Sao Paulo, sending players scattering for cover. Images that went viral showed Henrique, a defender for the Agua Santa team, groggy and lying on a bench.

Agua Santa said on Monday that Henrique recovered shortly after leaving the stadium in an ambulance and did not need to be taken to a hospital.
The opposing goalkeeper in the same match, Matheus Mendes of Atletico Mineiro, told ESPN Brazil he felt head pain because of the incident.
Mendes did not go with Henrique in the ambulance.