Making Sense : Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West want to do a nude photoshoot together.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London

The couple are reportedly keen to pose naked alongside each other, after the 34-year-old ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star recently stripped off for a photo shoot with Paper magazine.

A source revealed that Kanye was so “inspired” by his wife’s decision that he has already organised and commissioned a “gallery-worthy” portrait of the couple “lying naked in a loving embrace”.

The source explained that Kanye thinks his wife looks “sexier than ever” and believes that now is the “perfect time” for the pair to conduct the shoot.

The insider also added that the couple – who have 17-month-old North together – would be happy to show the picture off.

The source told the US version of OK! Magazine: “There’s going to be a big reveal party once it’s done!”

Meanwhile, a source close to the 37-year-old ‘Stronger’ hitmaker recently revealed that Kanye is “obsessed” with the photographs from Kim’s shoot with Paper magazine and wants to put them up on the walls of their Los Angeles home.

The insider said: “Kanye is getting the butt cover framed. He’s obsessed with all the pictures and with Kim.

“He bows down to her each day.

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Rich Chinese man builds free luxury flats for poor people in the town where he grew up

A 54 year old Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua did something amazing for the community where he grew up in Xinyu, Southern China. He paid to bulldoze all the wooden huts in the area then spent millions replacing them with an estate of luxury flats for the residents.

In total, he housed 72 families to repay them for their kindness towards him while he was growing up. He’s also giving villas costing about £4m pounds to another 18 families who were particularly kind to him. In addition, elderly and low paid residents will also be given three meals a day for free.

According to reports, five years ago, the place was run down with muddy roads, but now that he’s making millions from the steel industry, he decided to repay the favour his neighbours showed him. Xiong Shihua said he could afford the project because he had earned more money than he knew what to do with.

Shades of Ferguson: family of NY teen shot dead by cop wins lawsuit

(Reuters) – Relatives of a Hispanic teen shot dead by a white New York police officer are headed back to court in January after winning a lawsuit in a case that could set the stage for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown. A day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict the white police officer in Brown’s death, a jury hearing civil cases in Bronx Supreme Court unanimously decided on Tuesday that the City of New York and NYPD Sergeant Robert Barnett were liable in the 2005 death of 19-year-old Leonel Disla.

The Bronx court will reconvene with a new jury in January to decide how much it will award in damages to the family of Disla, who was born in the Dominican Republic, the family’s attorney, Ilaan Maazel, said on Thursday.

Maazel drew a parallel with the Brown case, which has sparked national turmoil over police relations with minority communities.

Ferguson police said Brown was unarmed but tried to get hold of the officer’s weapon, while New York police said Disla waved a 7-inch knife blade at officers trying to break up a fight – a version of events Maazel challenged at the civil trial.

Barnett fired twice at Disla, inflicting a fatal wound to the abdomen. The young man died a few hours later at a local hospital.

Like in the Brown case, no criminal charges were filed against Barnett, a veteran officer who said he acted out of fear for his safety.

“In both cases there was no special prosecutor investigating the police, and I think that’s a problem,” Maazel said. “Police have a hard job but it’s so important that when a police officer violates the law that he’s held accountable.”

While no criminal charges were filed, the teen’s mother, Candida Disla, pressed a civil suit.

“The family has waited a very long time to get some justice in this case,” Maazel said.

Tuesday’s verdict finding the city and Barnett liable was the result of a successful appeal reversing a verdict two years ago that cleared them of liability.

A lawyer for the city, Patrick Mantione, said he opposed the second jury’s decision.

“We respectfully disagree with the second jury’s verdict and will evaluate our options,” he said

 

UK begins transfer of power to Scotland; edges towards federalism

Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government on Thursday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The deal, unveiled on Thursday after an agreement between all the Scottish chapters of Britain’s main political parties, will trigger the biggest transfer of powers to Scotland from the United Kingdom since 1999 when a Scots parliament was set up and will be implemented after a UK-wide election next year. It is likely to spur demands for similar powers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, teeing up political uncertainty and heralding an eventual redistribution of power in the world’s sixth largest economy to its constituent parts.

Scotland, which already enjoys a large measure of autonomy and voted to reject full-blown independence in September, will get the power to set income tax rates, some influence over welfare spending, and powers to decide how the Scottish parliament and other structures are selected and run. “This I think is a good day for the UK,” Prime MinisterDavid Cameron said, playing down fears from lawmakers across the political spectrum that it could weaken the United Kingdom and was the start of a slippery slope to a break-up.

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP), said the deal didn’t go far enough. “I welcome all new powers,” she said. “But 70% of our taxes and 85% of welfare staying at Westminster is not real home rule,” she said, referring to the British parliament.

Under the settlement Scotland will have control over tax revenues worth £20 billion ($32 billion) a year and welfare spending worth  £2.5 billion a year. Part of a power play by Britain’s established parties to neutralise a threat from the SNP two months after it lost an independence referendum, the left-leaning opposition Labour party is hoping but cannot be sure it will revive its flagging fortunes in Scotland before next year’s UK-wide vote.

Just weeks after seeing their dream of an independent Scotland wiped out in a historic referendum defeat, Scottish nationalists have turned failure into a revival which could transform British politics. Opinion polls suggest the SNP, which has just six seats in theHouse of Commons in London, could win more than 50 of the 59 Scottish seats in the UK parliament next year. Labour, which has relied on Scotland to boost its UK-wide support, would be wiped out north of the border.

Greater Federalism

Ed Miliband, the leader of Labour, which is narrowly ahead of Cameron’s party in UK-wide opinion polls, hopes the deal will resurrect his party’s dismal ratings. “We have listened to the people of Scotland just like we are listening to the people of England and Wales about them wanting more power over their own lives,” Miliband said on Thursday.

Cameron said the agreement kept a promise to Scots to give them more powers and would be followed by proposals to only allow lawmakers in the British parliament representing English constituencies to vote on laws affecting only England. That is something Labour opposes.

“What these proposals will do will achieve a better balance in our United Kingdom, a stronger Scottish parliament with the responsibility for raising and spending money but the responsibility and the accountability that that involves,” said Cameron. Cameron, leader of the ruling Conservatives who only have one British parliamentary seat in Scotland, hopes the new settlement will ultimately hurt the nationalists by making it harder for them to blame the British government for Scotland’s problems.

Britain’s three main political parties promised to grant Scotland more powers in an attempt to shore up support for the union days before a referendum in September in which Scots spurned independence by a margin of 55-45. Alistair Darling, a senior Labour lawmaker who led the successful campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, warned the new deal would need to be carefully implemented so as not to undermine the United Kingdom. “The majority of people in Scotland voted clearly to stay within the United Kingdom, he said. “I believe the majority in the entire United Kingdom want to see it continue and we must be very careful that we manage this carefully.”

Scots nationalists have suggested they may push for another independence referendum if British voters choose to leave the European Union in a 2017 referendum that Cameron has said he will call if re-elected in 2015.

Legislation on Scotland’s new powers is due to be drafted by the time Scots celebrate the birthday of their most revered poet, Robert Burns, on Jan. 25.

Source : Reuters

‘Scores killed’ in northeast Nigeria blast

 

A bomb blast has hit a bus station in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 40 people, according to witnesses and security personnel.

At least five soldiers were among the victims of Thursday’s attack in the city of Yola, capital city of Adamawa state, officials told Reuters news agency.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the area has been repeatedly targeted by the armed rebel group Boko Haram.

In early November, Boko Haram seized Mubi, a town of more than 200,000 people, also in Adamawa state.

More than 1,500 people have been killed by the Boko Haram insurgency this year, according to Amnesty International.

Since May 2013, at least 1.5 million people have fled their homes since Nigeria declared a state of emergency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, according to UN figures

Source : Aljazeera

10 soldiers, 35 hunters killed in road explosion in Adamawa

No fewer than10 soldiers and 35 hunters were this evening 6pm killed after a bomb planted along the Mararaba road near Mubi in Adamawa state went off. The soldiers and hunters were on a routine patrol of the area around 6pm when the bomb went off. It killed the soldiers and the hunters instantly

A senior security officer who confirmed the report to Sahara Reporters, said the military was aware of the attack but is not yet certain on the number of casualties