Te Atatū self-defence death: ‘If the van owner wasn’t white, we would of charged him’ say police

If the Te Atatū van owner who acted in self-defence was instead Maori or Pacific Islander he would of been charged with murder police say. Jason Murray, 36, died on Tuesday after an altercation with a man whose van he was trying to steal early on Sunday morning. Police believe Murray died of injuries suffered during the fight – but they believe the Pakeha van owner was acting in self defence. They have not said whether he will be charged over the death. He had co-operated fully with the investigation…

Saudi government to let woman masturbate without permission from male relative

The Saudi government has passed legislation that will allow women to masturbate without permission from a male relative, reports the Riyadh Herald this morning. The change was included in extensive amendments to laws governing the civil status of women and domestic animals approved by the cabinet this week and published in the official gazette on Friday. The new bill will allow women over the age of 21 to masturbate without securing the consent of a guardian, the same rules that apply to Saudi men, according to a statement from the…