Sendai Tanabata Festival starts

An annual summer festival has gotten underway in the northeastern Japanese city of Sendai.

The Sendai Tanabata Festival dates back more than 400 years. It is one of the major summer festivals in Japan’s northeastern Tohoku region.

The main streets in Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture have been colorfully decorated.

A man from Tochigi Prefecture north of Tokyo said it was his first time to attend the festival, and that he was amazed by its size.

A student from Germany said she was very excited and that the decorations were astonishing.

The 3-day festival will continue through to Monday.

More than 2-million visitors are expected to attend.

Malawi: Police Arrest 2 After Death of Boy in Circumcision Camp – Manslaughter Charge


Malawi Police in Kasungu have arrested an 85 year old man and his 69 year old accomplice following the death of a 13 year old boy in a Yao circumcision camp popularly known as Ndagala.

Kasungu police spokesperson Edna Mzingwitsa confirmed the arrest of Jeke Weremu and Asina Asauka suspected to have been people behind the circumcision of Julius Sayinet who bled to his death two weeks ago after the circumcision went wrong.

Both Weremu and Asauka have since been charged with manslaughter.

Weremu said he was surprised that the boy died after a normal circumcision process, saying the boy was the first to die in his 30 year old career as Ngaliba.

Asauka, on the other hand expressed sadness that the boy had died.

He said he had sent a message to his parents when the boy was not feeling well after he bled severely and the wound on his penis was going bad.

“I thought they would come and take him to hospital,” he said.

The two remain on full police remand in Kasungu.

Teacher Has Sex With Student on Night of Fiance’s Bachelor Party; Sends Him Selfies on Her Honeymoon: Police

Barbara Ellen:

do we seriously think that a female teacher sleeping
with a male pupil is on a par with a male teacher sleeping
with a girl pupil? I don’t.


A former high school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student while working at New Berlin West High School in Wisconsin.

Sara Domres, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of sexual assault of a student by school staff, both felony charges. She will be sentenced on September 30th.


According to court documents, the relationship between Domres and the 16-year-old male student began during the 2014-2015 school year. A criminal complaint states that the victim was in an English class taught by Domres, and the two “became friends and began to text each other a lot.”

Investigators found evidence on Domres’ phone of the two referring to each other as “baby boo.” Texts read, “I love you!” and, “You’re extremely attractive to me!!!”

On the same day that her husband had his bachelor party during the 2015-2016 school year, Domres had sex with the boy at the Motel 6 off of Bluemound Road in the Town of Brookfield, according to court documents.  The two also allegedly had sex at the Park and Ride on Moorland Road in New Berlin in July 2015.

Investigators were able to confirm the victim’s phone had been connected to the hotel’s Wi-Fi, and Domres “paid cash” for the room.


Teacher Has Sex With Student on Night of Fiance’s Bachelor Party; Sends Him Selfies on Her Honeymoon: Police