Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy: media

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In this file photo taken on June 07, 2018 US actor George Clooney attends the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Gala at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (AFP)
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A scooter stands next to a car following an accident near Olbia, on the island of Sardinia, Italy, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP)
Updated 10 July 2018
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Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy: media

  • Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck
  • He was taken to hospital with a possible injury

ROME: The American actor and director George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on the Italian island of Sardinia where he is working on a minizeries, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck, Italy’s Chi magazine said on its Web site.
He was taken to hospital with a possible injury and later discharged from the emergency room with a slight contusion on his knee, state news agency Ansa said.
Local police are investigating the accident, Ansa said. Clooney is in Sardinia to film a minizeries based on Joseph Heller’s book “Catch 22,” the news agency said.
Clooney achieved fame for his part in the medical drama ER. He has since won an Oscar for his role in the movie Syriana in 2006 and for co-producing the film Argo in 2012.


Oman’s Religious Affairs Ministry says second wife rule claim was ‘fake news’

Updated 18 July 2018
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Oman’s Religious Affairs Ministry says second wife rule claim was ‘fake news’

DUBAI: Oman’s Religious Affairs Ministry said reports of a decision allegedly forcing local men to wed multiple wives to boost the population were “fake news,” local daily Times of Oman reported.
False claims spread on social media in a post that read, “Due to the lack of population growth, the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs decided [that] every man must marry at least two women and the state will support them monetarily,” the report added.
“A woman who tries to prevent her husband [from getting married again will face] a penalty set by the ‘Department of Women Preaching and Guidance’ in the Ministry,” it added.
But the Religious Affairs Ministry dispelled the rumors, and issued a statement which stated: “Referring to the rumor that is being circulated, the Ministry would like to point out that this decision has not been issued by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and that they will take legal action against [the person who started] rumor.”