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KABUL, Afghanistan | Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan— A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has fled with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him. Shafiqa Ahmedi said Friday that criminals threatened to kidnap her now-7-year-old … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband’s request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention. “Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger