Singer Sherine breaks reporter’s phone at father’s funeral

Sherine during a break in recording from her TV program ‘Sherry Studio.’ The singer reacted angrily when a reporter took photographs, with a mobile phone, at her father’s funeral. (Courtesy Instagram)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Singer Sherine breaks reporter’s phone at father’s funeral

  • In a moment of anger, Sherine “grabbed the phone” from the reporter, and threw it on the ground.
  • Sherine had requested no media coverage at the hall where the funeral was held.

CAIRO: Sherine Abdel Wahab broke a mobile phone belonging to a reporter who took photos during her father’s funeral.

In a moment of anger, Sherine “grabbed the phone” from the reporter, and threw it on the ground, according to local reports.

The sudden death of Sherine’s father was announced on Tuesday, only a few days after the Egyptian singer celebrated her marriage to singer and composer Hossam Habib.

Sherine had requested no media coverage at the hall where the funeral was held.

The reporter who failed to adhere to the request was questioned by funeral organizers and told to delete the photos she had taken, a local news website said.

Sherine and Habib also demanded that the organizers, who wanted to file a legal complaint against the reporter, let her go without additional measures being taken.


Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 19 August 2018
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Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

  • Dozens of military and coast guard helicopters took troops to high risk areas seeking people trapped on the roofs of submerged buildings
  • One a heavily pregnant woman Sajita Jabeel, 25, gave birth just after her rescue

KOCHI, India: A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.
The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of Humane Society International.
The woman, who uses only one name Sunitha, was found by rescuers in Thrissur, one of the districts worst hit by floods in Kerala that have left at least 324 dead.
But she refused to leave her house unless her dogs, all strays or abandoned pets, were taken too, Varma told AFP.
“She sent back volunteers and rescue officials because they said they could not evacuate her dogs.
“She was just not willing to leave her dogs behind. She then managed to get in touch with us,” Varma added.
“When the rescue team reached her house, it was completely flooded and the dogs were huddled on beds.”
Sunitha, her husband and the dogs are now staying at a special shelter as the relief camps set up for the disaster refused animals.
Varma said she has started a fundraiser for Sunitha and her pets so a kennel could be built at her home after the floods recede.