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Mexican security forces have rescued football star Alan Pulido, who was found "safe and sound" hours after he was kidnapped in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, authorities said early Monday. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, declared he was "very well, very well, thank God" as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.
Nisha Ayub has endured virtually everything thrown at Muslim-majority Malaysia's repressed transgender community: contempt, violence, arrest and sexual assault in a prison where she was sent to become a "real man". "The way they treat you is like you don't have any rights, you don't have any dignity," said Nisha, 37, dressed in the flowing skirt and long-sleeve shirt favoured by Malaysian Muslim women. A Muslim, Nisha's first overt gender-identity expression came at age nine in a costume contest at her straight-laced boy's school -- she dressed as a ballerina.