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Emirati mother’s heroic act saves three children from fire

Emirati mother’s heroic act saves three children from fire

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The burning AC exploded just seconds after the children and their mother were out of the room. An Emirati mum saved her three kids from what could have been a tragic night: Fire erupted in their home due to a short circuit in their air-conditioner (AC), and she managed to get everyone out - a few seconds before the AC exploded. As soon as the fire broke out in their home in Ras Al Khaimah's Khuzam area on Monday night, thick, black smoke filled the children's room with the faulty AC. With no way out through the door, the mother smashed the window and helped them out, one by one, before stepping out to save herself, civil defence sources said. "The room was filled with heavy smoke. She could have died from suffocation, but rescuing her kids mattered more than her own safety," they s...
Dubai royal passes away

Dubai royal passes away

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The funeral prayer for the royal will be held at the Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. A Dubai royal has passed away, Wam reported late on Monday night. The Dubai Ruler Court mourned the death of Sheikh Mansour bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, the son of Sheikha Mariam bint Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The funeral prayer for the royal will be held at the Zabeel Mosque in Dubai on Tuesday, June 18, after the Asr prayer and the funeral is to be held at the UMM Hurarir cemetery in Bur Dubai. Source
Woman in UAE shocked to find her, daughter’s pictures in maid’s phone

Woman in UAE shocked to find her, daughter’s pictures in maid’s phone

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The sponsor checked her maid's phone gallery and found the pictures. An Asian domestic helper has landed in Fujairah criminal court for taking and sharing several pictures of her woman sponsor and her daughters without their permission. The snaps she took of the sponsor's family displayed some parts of their bodies. She shared the pictures with her boyfriend, who often used to visit the family. As per court records, the case unfolded when the plaintiff suspected her domestic helper's behaviour. She used to hold her mobile phone from time to time while cleaning the bedrooms and sitting room. The maid once forgot her phone behind. The sponsor was shocked when she looked into her maid's phone gallery. It was full of different images of her and her daughters in home attires in...
New UAE job process to protect Pakistani workers

New UAE job process to protect Pakistani workers

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Move to protect overseas Pakistani workers in UAE Pakistanis coming to the UAE for a job will now have to sign an Employment Job Offer with the employer before landing in the country. The step has been taken to safeguard the rights of Pakistani workers overseas who are often exploited by Pakistan-based fake recruitment agents. The UAE and Pakistan recently signed an MoU to ensure a legal and risk-free working environment for the Pakistani workforce upon arrival in the UAE. The Employment Job Offer will be signed by both parties prior to the worker's departure from Pakistan. The job offer will clearly state the rights and obligations of the worker and the employer. In addition, it will provide the basis for the employment contract to be registered in the UAE. As per Article 6...
Man demands Dh60 million compensation from UAE bank

Man demands Dh60 million compensation from UAE bank

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The bank had refused to encash a Dh10 million cheque he had issued. An Emirati businessman is demanding Dh60 million from a local bank for causing him financial losses when it refused to encash a Dh10 million cheque he issued as payment for a plot of land. Court records showed that the man bought the land in Abu Dhabi at Dh24 million and handed the cheque to the seller as part of the payment. However, when the seller presented the cheque to the bank, he was told that they couldn't encash it as the signature didn't match the one they had in their system. The businessman had to take the cheque back and go to the bank, where he got the same explanation. The seller then filed a criminal case against the buyer for giving him a bad cheque. However, the case was dismissed since a r...
In Abu Dhabi, machines help decide how long convicts must be jailed

In Abu Dhabi, machines help decide how long convicts must be jailed

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The computers also predict whether a defendant will commit a new crime. Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) can do a lot of things; some are jaw-dropping. But in Abu Dhabi, AI goes beyond performing amusing tricks. It is being used to sentence criminals. The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) on Monday (June 17) said judges have started using AI systems to decide when - and for how long - criminals should be jailed. "We introduced the AI system in courts last year to assess risks and help judges in sentencing criminals," Khawla Salem Al Qubaisi, IT director at the ADJD, told Khaleej Times at a judicial department's workshop. "To create the AI system, our team uses computers to analyse data from different court cases. We use the historical data through machine-learn...
Imam rapes 12-year-old boy nine times in UAE

Imam rapes 12-year-old boy nine times in UAE

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He took him to his room situated near the mosque in Al Jarf area. The Ajman criminal court sentenced a 31-year-old Asian imam of a mosque to five years in jail followed by deportation for raping a 12-year-old Arab boy several times in his room. According to the police report, the man used to convince the boy to accompany him after Isha prayer to his room situated near the mosque in Al Jarf area. The father told the police that the boy's mother was extremely worried after she found changes in his behaviour and noticed that he came late after the prayers. When coaxed by her, the boy told her he was sexually abused by the imam nine times in his room. He told his mother that the imam gave him Dh5 every time he went to his room and told him that he can come to him anytime after I...
Leave your cars locked, UAE police issue warning video

Leave your cars locked, UAE police issue warning video

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The police have issued an advisory to the parents. The Abu Dhabi Police have shared a video warning parents not to leave their unattended cars unlocked. In the re-enacted video, two Emirati boys can be seen approaching a vehicle left in the parking lot of a villa. As they explore the car, they find the door of the car unlocked. The two boys manage to unlock the trunk, and then dangerously proceed to get inside the rear storage and lock themselves in. View this post on Instagram ‫شرطة أبوظبي تبث فيديو توعوي تناشد فيه الأسر عدم ترك سياراتهم مفتوحة داخل المنازل ‬ . . ‫ بثت #شرطة_أبوظبي #فيديو_توعوي‬‪ ‬‫عن واقعة حدثت لأحد متابعي منصات التواصل الاجتماعي  توضح مخاطر ترك السيارات مفتوحة .‬ ‫  وناشدت الأسر  تجنب مخاطر الإهمال بترك سياراتهم مفتوحة داخل الفلل السكنية  أو
Warning for UAE beachgoers in harrowing video

Warning for UAE beachgoers in harrowing video

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Sharjah Police had also earlier called on the public to follow safety instructions at beaches. The Sharjah Police have issued an advisory video for beachgoers in UAE with regards to the safety of children. لحظات من الإنشغال قد تكلفك الكثير #شرطة_الشارقة pic.twitter.com/b70OLAdgwO— شرطة الشارقة (@ShjPolice) June 15, 2019 Police posted a video on social media depicting a situation on how a moment of distraction can cost parents their child's life. It also shows how a moment of negligence can lead to parents almost losing their child. The video urges parents to keep a watch on their children - when at the beach - to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Sharjah Police had also earlier called on the public to follow safety instructions at beaches, avoid swimming in dangerou
5 youths sniffing lighter fluid suffer burns in UAE car fire

5 youths sniffing lighter fluid suffer burns in UAE car fire

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The Buhairah police station is investigating the case. Five Arab youths sustained serious to moderate burn injuries after their car caught fire while they were sniffing lighter fluid inside the vehicle. The youths, aged between 17 and 21 years, were sitting inside the car which was parked on the fifth floor of a building located in Al Majaz area 2 in Sharjah. The police said that they received a call at the operations room, which dispatched a civil defence team to put out the fire. The injured were rushed to hospital where they are currently receiving treatment. The Buhairah police station is investigating the case. Source