Mock election poster calls on Iranians to elect Snoop Dogg as president

The rapper shared the image on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 17 May 2017
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Mock election poster calls on Iranians to elect Snoop Dogg as president

DUBAI: US rapper Snoop Dogg this week shared an image seemingly shot on the streets of Iran in which his face has been superimposed onto an election poster.
“For our darling Iran, engineer Snoop Dogg,” the Photoshopped poster reads.
The rapper shared the image on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with the caption “my cousin In the Middle East.”
Iran is gearing up for its 12th presidential election, to be held on May 19.

My cousin In the Middle East

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It seems that someone, however, has a sense of humor and is calling on the public to vote for “engineer” Snoop Dogg, a typically respected profession in Iran.
Social media users are laughing about the post, with one writing “I should vote you man,” in the comments section.
Snoop Dogg’s post has received more than 100,000 likes on Instagram and more than 1,000 retweets as of Wednesday.
With the Iranian presidential election only days away, both sides – the reformist camp and the hard-liners — have launched a social media free-for-all unprecedented in Iranian political history.
However, it seems Snoop Dogg’s social media post may trigger the most laughs.


Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

Updated 22 January 2019
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Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

  • The gender of the two cubs is yet to be determined
  • There are less than 400 Sumartan tigers remaining in the wild as they are losing their habitats to deforestation

PADANG-LAWAS, Indonesia: A Sumatran tiger with an amputated paw has given birth to a pair of cubs in Indonesia, amid fears for the future of the critically endangered species.
Gadis — whose name means girl in Indonesian — delivered her babies at the Padang Lawas conservation area in North Sumatra about a month ago, conservationists say.
The tiger mom has been undergoing rehabilitation since her paw and part of her leg were amputated two years ago after getting caught in a trap for catching wild boars.
“Gadis... has now recovered and is healthy, giving birth to the two cubs,” said reserve head Parta Basmeli Siregar.
The sex of the two cubs has not yet been established, he added.
Sumatran tiger births are rare and the species is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
There are fewer than 400 left in the wild and environmental activists say they are increasingly coming into conflict with people as their natural habitat is rapidly deforested.