TRENDING: Beyonce hints that husband Jay-Z cheated on her and other news

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With the surprise release of her highly anticipated visual album, ‘Lemonade’, the pop icon is making headlines once again but not because of the album’s success–though it is quite a good album.

Many are claiming Beyonce seems to have been hinting at infidelity in her marriage to rapper/producer Jay-Z.

In the track called ‘Intuition’, the multimillion selling artist says: “In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3am and lie to me. What are you hiding?”

And once again in the visual interpretation of her hit single, ‘Formation’, she asks: “Are you cheating on me?”

The album’s 11 tracks are interspersed with spoken elements in between.

This is not the first time rumours of Jay-Z cheating started circulating. Back in 2014, Beyonce’s younger sister, singer/songwriter Solange reportedly accosted Jay-Z in an elevator.

The reason for the squabble wasn’t confirmed but they later issued a joint statement, saying: “Families have problems and we’re no different…Our family has worked through it.”

In the last tracks of the new album, observes Reuters, Beyonce seems to be clarifying that she has reconciled with her husband, with whom she has one daughter, and has chosen to save their marriage.

Watch the HBO trailer for the visual album below.

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Muslim Women Empower Themselves Through Muay Thai

A female black belt kickboxer is now training other Muslim girls and women in Muay Thai boxing as a form of self-defense.

The UK-based woman shares how her goal is to empower women like her to walk confidently and be prepared for whatever comes their way. Most of the women in her class have fallen prey to all forms of harassment.

She believes the classes she teach “really breaks down the stereotypical idea of this oppressed Muslim woman”.

Through teaching martial arts, she is hoping to equip them with the confidence to walk proudly and without fear.

Watch a full report by BBC below.

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Elephant dies of exhaustion from carrying tourists in Cambodia

Thousands have signed a petition hoping to ban elephant-riding after an elephant ferrying tourists to the popular tourist destination Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia passed out and died from exhaustion.
The cause had reportedly been because the animal was made to work in a 40C (104 Fahrenheit) heatwave.

Though the tour operators have now announced their plans to reduce elephant’s working hours until the temperatures are cooler, the petition is urging Cambodian authorities to completely ban elephant-riding.

The tour operator has pledged to reduce elephants’ working hours until temperatures drop.

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“Veterinarians concluded that the elephant’s death was caused by the hot temperatures which caused stress, shock, high blood pressure and a heart attack,” Oan Kiri, manager of the Angkor Elephant Company, told Agence France-Presse. The female elephant had collapsed after working for 45 minutes and walking 2.1km (1.2 miles).

The elephant had been about 40 to 45 years old, nearing the end of a typical elephant’s lifespan.

It had been aged between 40 and 45 years, which is towards the end of an Asian elephant’s lifespan. They are considered endangered and in Cambodia, only 70 domesticated elephants survive.

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Bianchi Mendoza