Soccer star Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

Cristiano Ronaldo with partner Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. (AFP)
Updated 13 November 2017
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Soccer star Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

MADRID: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina.
“Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy,” the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of himself, Rodriguez, his seven-year-old son Cristiano Junior and the new arrival.
Ronaldo is also the father of twins, Eva and Mateo, who were born in June, reportedly through a surrogate mother.
At the end of October, the Portuguese star had revealed in a video on social media the name of the child as well as the proposed due date of the baby, initially fixed at Nov. 21.
Ronaldo was on hand for the birth of Alana Martina after being rested by Portugal coach Fernando Santos for friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and the United States during the current international break.


Indian police officers suspended after assault video goes viral

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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.