Woman receives $1,400 fine for insulting husband over the phone in the UAE

An man in the UAE launched a complaint over his wife insulting him over the phone. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Woman receives $1,400 fine for insulting husband over the phone in the UAE

DUBAI: A woman was fined almost $1,400 for cursing and insulting her husband over the phone in the UAE, Gulf daily the Khaleej Times reported.
The woman, who was first handed a one-month jail sentence that was then amended, was tried by the Khor Fakkan Court of Appeals.
The husband complained to the Khor Fakkan police that his wife was using derogatory language with him over the phone and insulting him.
The woman later apologized, claiming it was due to a sudden “burst of anger.”


Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Updated 20 October 2018
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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

  • Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the planet

TOKYO: European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into orbit from French Guiana early Saturday to begin a seven-year journey to Mercury.
The mission is complicated by the intense gravity pull of the sun, forcing the spacecraft to take an elliptical path that involves two fly-bys of Venus and six of Mercury itself.
Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the surface and magnetic field of Mercury.