1. Chris Brown released after Paris rape claim.
US singer Chris Brown, who was arrested in Paris with two other people on suspicion of rape, has been released from police custody, the French prosecutor’s office says.
The police are still investigating the case, the French prosecutor’s office added on Tuesday.
The arrests were first reported by Closer magazine, which said Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were detained after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the singer’s suite at the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the night of January 15.
The woman said she had met the men at a Paris nightclub earlier in the evening, according to the magazine.
Neither Brown nor his agents responded to requests for comment.
Brown, 29, whose previous legal troubles include assaulting singer Rihanna in 2009, had remained in custody on Tuesday, a judicial source said.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in an incident that made headlines around the world when a photo of her bruised face was released.
In 2016, Brown was arrested in Los Angeles after a woman said he had pointed a gun at her. Brown denied any wrongdoing.
A rape conviction in France can carry a sentence of 15 years.
2. The tragic moment Aya Maasarwe’s father knew he’d lost his daughter.
Last week, 21-year-old visiting student Aiia Masarwa was murdered on her way home. Much has been said about her death, so before they left the country, Aiia’s father Saaed and her cousin Sharef agreed to speak to @JamilaRizvi about her life and legacy. #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/ev6gle422f
— The Project (@theprojecttv) January 22, 2019
The father of murdered exchange student Aya Maasarwe has described the horrible moment he was told his daughter had been killed.
“I pray it’s not true, I pray it’s dream, I pray it’s not Aya,” Saeed Maasarwe said through tears in an interview with The Project.
He described his daughter as an “angel” who was full of life.
“Her smile makes you smile. Her laugh makes you laugh. She was so positive all of the time.”
Saeed acknowledged the unbelievable amount of support his family had been shown in Australia, saying the supporters could never know how helpful they were.