US singer Toni Braxton wows Dubai

Toni Braxton
Updated 20 October 2017
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US singer Toni Braxton wows Dubai

JEDDAH: American singer-songwriter Toni Braxton returned to Dubai on Thursday after her successful UAE debut performance at the Dubai World Cup in 2012.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist wowed fans with some of her bestsellers during her two-hour long performance at the Dubai Duty Free Stadium.
“I want to thank you beautiful people for spending the evening with me in this fantastic place. Dubai is one of the best cities in the world and I am so happy to be here tonight. I love you guys,” the songstress said.
Braxton is known across the world for being a multi-talented individual who, along with an acting, producing and television career, has sold millions of copies of her songs across the world since her start in the late 1980s.
Braxton first burst onto the scene in 1993 when her debut, self-titled album topped the US Billboard charts and became a top ten hit in Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK.
The album sold over 10 million copies worldwide and went eight times platinum in the US alone, spurred along by the success of the singles “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again” and “You Mean the World to Me.”
The success continued for Braxton when she topped the charts with “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Un-Break My Heart,” which would become her most successful songs around the world.
Braxton’s third studio album “The Heat” was another hit for the artist, made famous by the single “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” More recently Braxton has returned to the charts with 2005’s “Libra,” “Pulse” in 2010 and “2014’s ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce” which went as high as No. 4 in the US.


Indian police officers suspended after assault video goes viral

Updated 4 min 31 sec ago
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Indian police officers suspended after assault video goes viral

NEW DELHI: Three Indian police officers were suspended Tuesday after footage emerged showing a constable attacking a female student they had accused of socialising with a Muslim man, officials said.
The video, which has been circulated widely online, shows a female constable repeatedly striking the young student — who local media report is Hindu — and berating her for allegedly conducting an interfaith relationship.
Such liaisons can be frowned upon in Hindu-majority India where Muslims make up one-fifth of the population.
Police in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, where the incident occurred, said that the female constable and two other police officials had been suspended pending an inquiry.
“Their conduct has led to embarrassment for the UP police,” a senior police official who did not want to be named, told AFP.

In recent years Hindu extremists have pushed fears of “love jihad” — claims that young Muslim men were attempting to seduce Hindu women in order to convert them.
India’s police are often criticized for their attitudes toward women, particularly when women come forward to report crimes committed against them.