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    Report: Saudi Dhaka-bound aircraft diverted to India due to medical emergency

    A Saudi Airlines aircraft going to Dhaka in Bangladesh from Riyadh had to make an emergency landing

  • Al Jazeera

    Syrian government seizes strategic hill overlooking Golan Heights

    Syrian government troops have regained control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state-media and rebels said on Monday. Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took control of the al-Haara hill on the second day of an offensive aimed at retaking the remaining pockets of opposition in Quneitra province along the border with Israel. The hilltop, which is the highest ground in Deraa province, fell into rebel hands in October 2014, was heavily bombed by Russian and Syrian army air raids over the past two days.  The violence is taking place a few kilometers away from the line marking the start of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force zone, an area monitored

  • BBC News

    Ofcom: Love Island not in breach of rules

    Media watchdog Ofcom will not investigate more than 2,600 complaints about the treatment of Love Island contestant Dani Dyer. The complaints related to a scene where Dyer was shown a misleading video of boyfriend Jack Fincham after his ex-girlfriend was brought into his villa. An Ofcom spokesperson said they "understood" Dyer's distress was upsetting for viewers. But it considered "viewers are likely to expect emotionally charged scenes." The spokesperson said that the viewers' concerns were "carefully considered" and that the audience was aware "scenes... have been engineered to test contestants' relationships." Dyer, who has been paired up with Fincham since the beginning of the series, burst

  • CNN

    Mob in Indonesia slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

    (CNN)Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend. The incident happened shortly after the funeral of a man in his 40s who himself was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua. The man was on a crocodile farm, probably looking for grass to feed his livestock, when he was attacked by one of the animals Friday, according to a statement from the head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, Basar Manullang, Reuters reported.

  • BBC News

    Does Love Island have a diversity problem?

    We're six weeks in, there's been more than 30 contestants and at least 50,000 mentions of the word "loyal". But as Love Island continues to keep us hooked there's been an uncomfortable conversation around the show. It's all about diversity. Some fans have continually questioned why the majority of the cast appear to look the same. Leigh-Ann Pinnock from Little Mix waded in on the debate saying she was tempted to switch off because of its lack of diversity. Love Island says it's committed to diversity, but Newsbeat has been taking a look at the debate so far. 'Where are the south Asian women?' More than 85,000 people applied for Love Island this year. With such a huge number of singletons to choose

  • BBC News

    Usain Bolt may play football in Australia

    Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country's A-League competition. Club officials said "if all goes well", Bolt could be signed for a season. His agent, Tony Rallis, said the trial had been agreed "in principle". The 100m and 200m world record holder, who retired from athletics last year, has previously spoken about his interest in becoming a professional footballer. Bolt is a fan of Manchester United and one of its former assistant managers, Mike Phelan, is now at the Mariners. Mariners chief executive Shaun

  • CNN

    Prince Louis' christening photos show grinning Prince George

    (CNN)Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits released by the Palace show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns five next week. Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present when the family, including Louis' parents and grandparents gathered together in Clarence House for a private afternoon ceremony last Monday. Another, more candid photograph, captures a radiant Duchess of Cambridge cradling her newborn son.