• Arab News

    Singaporean couple jailed for 'worst of its kind' maid abuse

    SINGAPORE: A Singaporean couple was on Monday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her eat her own vomit and threatened to kill her family if she reported the maltreatment. In a case described by Singapore prosecutors as “arguably one of the worst of its kind” in the city-state, the married couple - who were sentenced two years ago over the abuse of another maid - beat and kicked their helper and made her clean the house in her underwear. Moe Moe Than, 32, was also given little food, limited use of the toilet and faced threats that her parents in Myanmar would be killed if she reported the abuse, court documents showed. District Judge Olivia Low on

  • Emirates24|7

    Ariana Grande's new leaf ink isn't a 'cover up'

    Ariana Grande has insisted her new leaf tattoo is not a "cover up". The 'Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored' singer had a leafy design added to her 'Always' ink on her ribcage, which she got last June, when she was with her ex-fiance Pete Davidson. The 25-year-old pop superstar went to her regular tattooist Mira Mariah on Sunday to extend the body art, and claimed she was not trying to hide the tattoo, which is thought to have been in the 'SNL' star's handwriting, instead she said the piece is "evolving". Ariana, who kicks off her 'Sweetener World' Tour tonight at the Times Union Center in New York, captioned the post of her new ink on Instagram: "post run thrus, 3 am with @girlknewyork :) not a cover up just evolvin also, our show opens tomorrow.

  • Egypt Independent

    New Zealand PM tackles tragedy with empathy, and resolve

    Scarcely 18 months in office, Jacinda Ardern faces an era-defining tragedy for her country - and is winning praise for meeting the moment with a deft mix of empathy and resolve. Tragedies like the murder of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch can shape nations. They can also derail political careers and cement a leader's place in the history books - for good or for ill. Barack Obama's tearful public appearance after 20 elementary school children were murdered at Sandy Hook in 2012 and his singing of 'Amazing Grace' at the memorial for slain pastor Clementa Pinckney were seminal moments of his eight years in the White House. Vladimir Putin's first months in office were thoroughly overshadowed

  • CNN Travel

    World's cleanest airline revealed

    (CNN) - Ever wonder how clean the airline seat you're sitting in is? A new survey has dished the dirt on which carriers offer the most pristine experiences for fliers. The Japanese carrier claimed top spot ahead of Taiwan's EVA Air and South Korea's Asiana Airlines in a top 30 list dominated by Asian companies. Passengers were asked to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins for a global survey conducted by UK-based aviation industry reviewer Skytrax. Seat areas, tables, carpets, cabin panels and washrooms are all part of the overall score. Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Hainan Airlines and Lufthansa make up the

  • Emirates24|7

    Police arrest parents in young daughter's disappearance

    North Las Vegas police say the parents of a young girl have been arrested and accused of 1st-degree murder in her disappearance. Police on Friday arrested 27-year-old Lakeia Walker while Ricky Beasley was re-booked into jail on a murder charge. He already was jailed on other charges. Police began investigating last year after then-2-year-old Zaela Walker was reported missing. According to a police statement, she was last seen with her parents, months of investigation turned up no “substantive information” regarding her whereabouts and there's been no indication the parents contacted anyone about her or her condition. KINV-TV reported that Walker provided police with information leading investigators

  • Video: Steph Curry hits longest shot of season

    Stephen Curry is arguably the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history, but not even he is supposed to have range that extends to 61 feet. So much for that. The Golden State Warriors guard drilled a 61-foot buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter of Monday's 111-105 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Nick Friedell of ESPN.com cited ESPN Stats & Information and noted it was the longest shot an NBA player has hit during a game this season. "I might be delusional, but every time I shoot it, I feel like it's going in," Curry said, per Friedell. "You kind of know right away whether it has a chance or not. Some of them are in and out, it's close, whatever. That one felt great, I was running after

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Rouhani says Iran will file legal case against US for sanctions

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that US sanctions against Iran were “crimes against humanity” and said Tehran would file a legal case against US officials for imposing difficulties on the nation. Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television that the US sanctions have affected the value of Iran's rial currency and increased inflation, but said the government would overcome the difficulties. Last Update: Monday, 18 March 2019 KSA 12:22 - GMT 09:22