Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of a little-known female singer over a racy video posted online, the second female singer to face legal action within a month. The prosecutors charged Laila Amer with violating public decency and inciting debauchery in the video, titled "Bos Omak," or "Look at Your Mother" a pun on a popular Arabic profanity. She was arrested Wednesday. Amer appears in the three-minute clip belly dancing and making provocative gestures. It shows her playing a downtrodden housewife complaining to her husband about his bossy mother. Lawyer Ahmed Mahran, who filed a complaint with authorities over the video, said the clip contributed to "destroying morality and disseminating vice."
Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday, after the country’s last legal impediment to equal marriage expired. Marriage equality became law on 9 December with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia’s requirement that all couples give a month’s notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for same-sex marriages. Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan married at a midnight ceremony near the east coast city of Tweed Heads.