Positive Doping, Japanese Fast Spy Slate at Pyeongchang

Japan's fast skater Kei Saito is suspended from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after his tests showed he was positive about illicit substances.

Saito arrived at the athletes' village in South Korea's Pyeongchang town on Monday and tested shortly after participating in training activities . He was temporarily suspended by the Sports Arbitration Court after his test showed positive results for acetalozamide, a diuretic that can be used to disguise drugs to improve performance.

In a statement, Saito suggested he was "shocked" by the result, because he never used steroids or even considered using steroids. He left his team and the athlete's village voluntarily so that he would not burden his colleagues.

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According to Associated Press, Saito is the reserve athlete for a team of 5,000 meters relay. This is the first doping case at the Pyeongchang Olympics. [uh]

Chinese Woman It's Halangi Departure Fast Train By Husband

 A woman in Anhui, China is desperate to block the departure of the fast train series by standing at the door of the car so as not to be closed. This is done to give time to her husband who was late to ride the train.

Reported by local media Xin'an Evening News as reported by Channel News Asia Wednesday (10/1/2018), a woman named Luo Haili is with her husband and daughter too late to ride Hefei fast train route to Guangzhou. They were late because they had previously gone to another station.

Other local media, South China Morning Post [SCM]called Luo and his daughter into the car just as the train was leaving. But her husband was stuck at the ticket checking door.

In a video uploaded to local social media, a woman stands right in the middle of the train door to keep the door shut. When the local station officer asked him to get off the train, the woman refused and remained standing in the middle of the door.

"My husband is at the checkpoint of the ticket and I will get out as soon as he comes," the woman told the station officials pulling her off the train.

The woman's action refuses to get off the train for 5 minutes. At one point, the woman was pulled out of the train car to the platform. But he managed to get up and again hold the door so as not to close.

SCMP reported Luo was finally allowed to ride the train with her husband and daughter. But other local Chinese media called Luo and his family pulled out of the train. Apart from that, the train train to Guangzhou was delayed by his departure a few minutes due to the incident.

In an interview with Shanghai Morning Post Luo argued his son had business in another city so that he and her husband were in a hurry to ride train. According to Luo, there is only one train to Guangzho on that day, if it fails to rise, they have to wait the next day.

Reported by SCMP, Luo who is an elementary school teacher in Hefei has been disabled from his job, related to the incident.

Meanwhile, according to XinhuaNet Luo is under penalty of up to 2,000 yuan (Rp4 million) for blocking rail operations. If the incident is more severe, Luo can also be sentenced to 10 days or more severe punishment.

(nvc / ita)

Indian Parliament Approves Bill that Prohibits Muslim Fast Divorce

The influential House of Representatives of the Indian parliament has approved a bill that makes the practice of a rapid divorce or 'triple divorce', illegal among the local Muslim population, and an offending husband may be punished up to three years in jail.

The bill is filed several months after the Indian Supreme Court, ruled that a Muslim man's customs could divorce his wife as unconstitutional. Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis who are subject to Muslim Personal Laws for family issues and disputes.

The law includes allowing men to divorce their wives by dropping "divorce" or divorce, three times – and not necessarily in order, but at any time, through any media, including telephone, text messaging or social media post. Opposition parties have criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for not discussing the bill before they announce it in Parliament on Thursday (28/12).

The approved bill will now be submitted to the upper house of the Indian parliament for approval before it becomes law.

More than 20 Muslim countries, including neighboring India; Pakistan and Bangladesh banned the practice. But in India, the practice continues with legal protection that allows Muslim, Christian and Hindu communities to follow religious laws regarding marriage, divorce, inheritance and adoption. [my/al]