A terrified woman was today dragged by police before she was publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province for having sex outside of marriage, a crime punishable under strict local Islamic law.
Dozens gathered to watch as the humiliated woman was whipped along with seven other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
Super Tuesday, which sees 14 states and two other constituencies weigh in on the Democratic primary, marks a crucial juncture in the race for the presidential nomination. There are more than 1,300 delegates up for grabs, over a third of the entire tally in the election, with the race now widely viewed as a battle between Biden and Sanders, with the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and the billionaire Mike Bloomberg lagging behind.
Sanders holds a strong lead over Biden and Warren in the delegate-heavy state of California, but the race in Texas, which offers the second-largest delegate haul, is much closer, along with other battles in North Carolina and Virginia, where polls suggest Biden has a slight lead and Bloomberg remains competitive.
Bernie Sanders, one of the Democratic front-runners, recently claimed he would not only win the state’s primary, but that he would defeat Donald Trump in Texas in November.
Yet a report in The Guardian has revealed that Texas last year closed more polling stations than any other state, “making it more difficult for people to vote and arguably benefiting Republicans”.
After discarding the body, the mum reported her son missing to police, claiming she last saw him at a children’s park.
Suspicions were raised from the outset, however, before Pasic eventually admitted to the murder within a matter of hours.
The endorsements mark an extraordinary turnaround for Mr Biden, who finished fourth in Iowa and fifth in New Hampshire. He emerged as Mr Sanders’s main challenger for the nomination at the weekend with a commanding victory in South Carolina, where he won almost as many votes as the rest of the field combined.
Ms Klobuchar and Mr O’Rourke joined Mr Biden on stage at a rally in Dallas shortly after the event with Mr Buttigieg. Texas has the second most delegates of the Super Tuesday states after California.