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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are possibly the most adorable couple on the planet, their only competition being Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Nick, AKA one-third of the Jonas Brothers recently spoke out on his Instagram page about suffering throughout his life with diabetes, and Priyanka was ready to back him up.

Type 1 diabetes is a disease which occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin in the body, which regulates blood sugar levels.

"13 years ago today I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The picture on the left is me a few weeks after my diagnosis. Barely 100 pounds after having lost so much weight from my blood sugar being so high before going to the doctor where I would find out I was diabetic."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"On the right is me now. Happy and healthy. Prioritizing my physical health, working out and eating healthy and keeping my blood sugar in check." 

He continued: "I have full control of my day to day life with this disease, and I’m so grateful to my family and loved ones who have helped me every step of the way. Never let anything hold you back from living your best life."

"Thank you to all my fans for your kind words and support. Means more than you know. Love you all."

Priyanka, being the stunning future wifey that she is, left a supportive comment underneath the Instagram post that essentially cleared our skin, made us believe in love again and brought N*SYNC back together:

"Everything about you is special, with or without diabetes," wrote Priyanka.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We're shook from their sheer cuteness. We have now decided that if they ever break up, love is officially cancelled.

Nick Jonas' words are truly inspirational to the many who suffer with Type 1 diabetes, for which there is unfortunately no cure. 

Jonas is a co-founder of Beyond Type 1, an organisation which helps to educate children who live with the chronic disease through social media.

We're so glad to see he has the support of his beautiful fiancé.

Feature image: CelebMix.com

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The top ten most dangerous countries for women in the world has been released, and we're not surprised. 

According to a survey commissioned by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, India is currently the worst place in the world for women, followed by war-torn countries Afghanistan and Syria. 

The United States also makes the list in tenth place. 

The poll was conducted around was conducted experts from Europe, Africa, the Americas, South East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific between March and May of this year. Respondents included aid professionals, academics, healthcare staff, non-government organisation workers, policy-makers, development specialists and social commentators.

The inclusion of the US on the list came as a surprise to some in the wake of the Me Too and Time's Up movements. 

"People want to think income means you're protected from misogyny, and sadly that's not the case," said Cindy Southworth, executive vice president of the Washington-based National Network to End Domestic Violence.

"We are going to look back and see this as a very powerful tipping point … We're blowing the lid off and saying '#Metoo and Time's Up'."

India ranked in first place due to the risks that women face from cultural and traditional practices, such as acid attacks, female genital mutilation, physical abuse and child marriage. However, this only seems to be worsening as the rate of reported crimes against women rose by 83 per cent between 2007 and 2016, with a sickening four cases of rape reported every hour.

India has made international headlines this year with a number of high-profile sexual assault cases. Earlier this year, eight men were accused of the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl and in April, a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered during a wedding.

Protests saw thousands take to the streets in wake of the death of a 16-year-old girl, who was raped and burnt alive in her home. 

"India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women … rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has gone unabated," Manjunath Gangadhara, an official at the Karnataka state government told Reuters.

"The (world's) fastest growing economy and leader in space and technology is shamed for violence committed against women."

India was also ranked the most dangerous country for women for human trafficking, including sex slavery and domestic servitude, as well as for traditional practices such as forced marriage, stoning and female infanticide.

The list also included Somalia, Saudi Arabia,  Pakistan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and Nigeria. 

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India's highest court has pledged to re-visit its earlier decision to uphold Section 377, a colonial-era law that makes homosexuality punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

It comes after a petition filed by five people called on the legislators to reconsider their decision.

India's chief justice Dipak Misra and three other judges say a larger group of judges is now expected to take part in the discussions this time around.

"We think it appropriate to send this issue to a larger bench. What is natural to one may not be natural to others," the judges said.

Gay rights activists remain hopeful that the court will decriminalise acts of homosexuality.

While the Hindu nationalist party-led government are said to be in no hurry to change the law, it's understood that the question will be put to a larger bench for examination before October 2018.

Less than 200 Indians are convicted under Section 377 each year, but activists claim that the law is often used to intimidate members of the LGBTQ community.

The news has been welcomed to by activists across the globe with  Anand Grover, a lawyer representing the five petitioners, telling Reuters, "It is a big relief and a primary step taken by the Supreme Court to review its earlier order."

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In response to a male politician's suggestion that a stalking victim had placed herself in danger by choosing to go out alone at night, women in India have created the #AintNoCinderella hashtag.

And Twitter users have wasted no time circulating it far and wide.

Refusing to contribute to the ever-present victim-blaming dialogue, countless young women have supported Varnika Kundu, who was reportedly chased and harassed by two men, by sharing photos of themselves on nights out alongside captions which denounce BJP state vice president Ramveer Bhatti’s recent remarks.

"Dear Regressive India," wrote one Twitter user. "We ain't damsels in distress. We are independent & we don't need you to curb our freedom. #AintNoCinderella here!"

Challenging the troubling narrative that suggest women are in some way to blame for a man's threatening attitude or violent behaviour, Twitter has been awash with images, anecdotes and slogans which contradict the illogical theory. 

We love these women.

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A 10-year-old girl, who became pregnant after enduring multiple rapes at the hands of her stepfather, is having her case discussed among a panel of doctors in India today.

The child, whose is due to give birth in four months, has found herself at the centre of a legal 'grey area' as Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless medical professionals believe the mother's life is in danger.

With the child's family demanding permission for a termination, doctors from the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences are meeting today to discuss the request.

It is understood the case only came to light last week after the child's mother suspected her daughter may be pregnant, and brought her to a doctor.

According to the BBC, the child subsequently revealed she had been raped by her stepfather while her mother was at work and warned against confiding in anyone.

The child's stepfather was arrested and is being detained pending a full police investigation.

It has been established that India's Supreme Court has received several petitions from rape victims in recent months requesting terminations and each case has been referred to a panel of medical experts.

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The U.N. estimates that there are three million sex workers in India, of which at least 40 per cent are children.

However, according to Telesur, due to the secretive and illicit nature of the practice, cases brought before the courts are often dropped due to lack of evidence and/or a lawyer that specialises in the issue.

In fact, less than 50 cases of forced child prostitution lead to prosecution each year.

Earlier this month, a new educational facility aimed at combatting the problem opened its doors.

School for Justice was opened by Free a Girl, movement devoted to ‘freeing young girls from forced prostitution and prosecuting the offenders.’

The school’s ultimate goal is to provide former victims with the education and tools needed to become lawyers, so they can challenge India’s failing justice system from the inside out.

The inaugural class will see 19 girls work towards law degrees that specialise in commercial sexual exploitation.

Speaking to Adweek, Bas Korsten, one of the founders of the project said, “these are real girls who have been through highly traumatising experiences and had lives that we could hardly imagine."

He added, “they are determined to succeed in their ambition to become lawyers, with the power to prosecute the criminals who once owned them."

The idea was born when Free a Girl approached J. Walter Thompson, a marketing and communications agency in Amsterdam, asking them to create a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the issue among India men.

The two parties then became inspired to take their idea to the next level and open School of Justice.

Free a Girl say this is just the first step in their efforts to combat child prostitution in India. The movement plans to launch a campaign across the country, highlighting the need to address the ongoing issue.

‘‘The School for Justice is an ambitious project – the class of 2017 is just the first step in our plan. We want all of India to get behind The School for Justice and support our cause – as we can’t do this alone.’’

‘’Ultimately we want governmental support and to build up a robust advocacy programme to push for law reform to make a positive change for India.’’

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A murder investigation is currently underway after a Donegal woman was found dead by police in the popular Indian resort state of Goa.

The woman, 28, is reported to have suffered injuries to her face and head. 

The body was found "under mysterious circumstances, in a nude state, at an isolated spot at Adnem, Devabag, Canacona on Tuesday morning," reports the Times of India.

"Considering the state in which the body was found, and the injuries visible on her face, we concluded that that it was a case of murder," Canacona PI Filomeno Costa told TOI.

Police have also said that a post-mortem will be carried out to discover whether a sexual assault took place. 

"Ireland’s Embassy in New Delhi is in contact with Indian authorities in relation to reports of an incident involving an Irish citizen,” reads a Department of Foreign Affairs statement to The Irish Times.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stands ready to provide consular assistance".

Feature image: Motoroides India

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Numerous videos and images have this morning been flooding social media – all showing the terrifying moment a large Emirates plane hit the runway in Dubai earlier today.

A total of 282 passengers and 18 crew were on the plane at the time and all flights in and out of Dubai International have now been suspended.

Some 24 people on board are from the UK, while four are Irish. The majority are Indian nationals.

Government and air-traffic control officials in the UAE have now confirmed that the Boeing 777-300 jet crash-landed at the airport shortly after 1pm local time – 9am Irish time.

Thankfully, there are no reports of injuries and everyone was evacuated safely without incident.

The three-hour flight took off from Trivandrum International Airport in India at around 6am Irish time. 

The captain is understood to have sent out and emergency signal shortly before the plane was due to land.

Witnesses say the aircraft was billowing smoke shortly upon approach.

Confirming that all on board were accounted for and safe, Emirates said this afternoon in a statement: "We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels."

It added: "The main priority remains with those involved and offering support to concerned family and friends."

Emirates added that telephone lines are now active for family members: UAE – 8002111 UK – 00442034508853 US – 0018113502081

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The Coldplay frontman was visiting India as part of a delegation with The Global Poverty Project when he decided to play an impromptu gig in a café in New Delhi.

Mr Martin was alongside Indian actress Freida Pinto when they wandered into the café with Bollywood musician, Vishal Dadlani and played to a “stunned Delhi crowd.”

And sure enough, Twitter absolutely exploded. While the lucky few who happened to be there undoubtedly had their weeks made, the rest of India seemed gutted at missing out on the spur-of-the-moment concert.

The non-profit organisation confirmed the 38-year-old’s arrival in the country and subsequent performance. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson from the GPP explained that “He didn’t want his visit to be publicised but all that changed after last night’s gig began trending on social media.”

They revealed that Chris and Ms Pinto are part of the GPP delegation “that is holding meetings with politicians, key government leaders, non-profit partners in the water, sanitation and hygiene space, and participating in field visits to see innovative projects addressing sanitation in local communities.”

The group’s ultimate goal is to put an end to extreme poverty by 2030.

Jennifer Lawrence ex’s trip has drawn global attention to the issues at hand – and to the man himself as #ChrisMartin and #Coldplay began trending on Twitter after his performance. 

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A brave woman who recorded a confrontation with a man who touched her against her will is going viral.

The awful incident occurred on an Indigo flight to Bhubaneswar in India and as the victim describes: “This man on the seat behind me, put his fingers in the seat gap to touch me!!! I was very shocked for sometime to react. By then the flight went to landing mode. Then the moment flight touched down, I got up. Saw his hand was again on the side ready to take up any opportunity to touch me!!!”

The woman then confronts the man, videoing him all the while and asks him to tell her why he feels it is ok for him to touch her in any way. Deservedly ashamed, the man turns his head away and tries to hide.

The victim also described how the man is currently in police custody and that airline staff and the police officer involved were very helpful to her.

The video has now gone viral and will hopefully encourage many other women to stand up for themselves in terrifying situations such as this. 

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It is India’s most famous landmark and has featured in so many films that it’s hard to keep track of.

Rihanna was also in a spot of bother after an apparent photo shoot compromised “the status and sanctity” of the iconic attraction.

Now it seems the Taj Mahal  is about to undergo a beauty treatment that is used by women all over the world – a mud bath – to remove the yellow discolouration caused by pollution.

Basically, the World Heritage Site will be covered in a 2mm layer of lime clay which will be left to dry on the wall. The special mud, which has already been made, will then be cleaned off using distilled water.

This is not the first time the Taj Mahal has been cleaned this way – the same beauty treatment was given in 1994, 2001 and 2008.

The gorgeous white marble building attracts thousands of visitors each year, so it is not surprising it needs a mud bath every now and then.

 

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This is a real advert created by UNICEF to target the inhabitants of India who defecate in the open. About half the country’s population of 620 million people do not regularly use toilets, the charity says, answering the call of nature wherever they are.

The catchy song has been written by Shri who has created stunning compositions such as the theme for the film Life of Pi.

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