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# Slap

This year
Former Naval instructor receives probation bond for sexually assaulting recruit
The instructor, who resigned after the assault, slapped a new recruit on the buttocks, winked at her and said ‘You’re lucky it wasn’t 14 or 15 years ago’.
All time
‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.
Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him
“I apologise for the bad example given yesterday,” Pope Francis said.
More misery for Moyes as FA charge Sunderland boss over 'slap' remark to female reporter
The Sunderland boss’s comments were deemed to have brought the game into disrepute.
Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project
But he said he really didn’t want to.
Jockey cleared of punching his horse before start of race
The stewards decided Graham Gibbons used an open hand.
This cat sizing up a lemon is the epic confrontation of our time
There can only be one winner.
Mischievous walrus gives unlucky girl a huge slap on the bum
Thus begins a lifetime fear of walruses.
Chat show host teases monkey and gets a slap in return
Just give the monkey the damn grapes.
Nice one: #NoMakeUpSelfie donations hit €1 million
Give yourself a pat on the back if you’ve taken part.
8 reasons putting on make-up is a pain in the hoop
Why do we do it to ourselves?
Will Smith slaps journalist who tried to kiss him
Smith slapped the male television reporter who tried to kiss him before the Moscow premiere of “Men in Black III.”
How much did the entire government spend on make-up last year?
In 2006 ministers spent a total of €27,083 on make-up expenses. So how much do you think they spent in 2011?
WATCH: Keeper hit with 17-game ban for slapping Spanish coach
You have to be mad to be a goalkeeper, they say. Well Diego Maradona’s stopper, Majed Nasser, was definitely mad at Quique Sanchez Flores.
Column: Our culture glorifies domestic violence – from women, that is
Popular images tell us slapping a man is an appropriate response to romantic troubles, writes Lisa McInerney. So what does that say about our culture?