• CNN

    'Question your sons' says Indian PM Modi amid ongoing rape outrage

    (CNN)Faced with a growing torrent of outrage both at home and abroad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has moved to address his country's persistent issue with sexual violence, asserting "rape is rape" and should not be politicized. The comments come amid stinging criticism from India's former leader over Modi's alleged mishandling of the issue, following a string of particularly brutal rape cases which have shocked the nation and triggered nationwide protests. Modi, who is currently visiting the UK, made the remarks Wednesday during an address to selected members of the Indian-diaspora in London. Around 100 sexual assaults are reported to police in India every day, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

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    John Cena and Nikki Bella end engagement

    In September 2017, Fergie and Josh Duhamel announced they were separating after eight years of marriage. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public," the couple said in a joint statement. "We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."

  • Kuwait Times

    For Pakistani dockworkers in Dubai, kushti is a way of life

    ‘Kushti is our tradition. It’s where we come to de-stress’ Every Friday evening in Dubai’s bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight. As the sun sinks below towering palm trees, dozens of men-many in tunics, others in T-shirts-begin to form a perfect circle. Most are Pakistani or Indian, from the cross-border region of Punjab, where kushti is a beloved pastime. They are also a pillar of the United Arab Emirates’ workforce. Veteran wrestlers, now referees, pour water over the inner ring to minimize dust. A peanut vendor drags a rickety cart around the circle, tending to the crowd-now three rows

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    Three US men face life in jail over murder-for-hire killing of Filipino woman

    (CNN)Three men, including a former US soldier, were found guilty in a New York court Wednesday of taking tens of thousands of dollars to murder a woman in the Philippines in 2012. Speaking after the verdict, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman described the case in a statement as "horrifying," with details "usually seen in action movies." "(These men) conspired to end the lives of people overseas whom they had never met. Today a unanimous jury convicted them for their craven indifference to human life," he said. US citizens Joseph Manuel Hunter, 52, Adam Samia, 43, and Carl David Stillwell, 50, were all found guilty of conspiring to kidnap and murder as part of a murder-for-hire scheme following the

  • Kuwait Times

    Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre yesterday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. A red carpet invitation-only gala event attracted senior government officials, foreign dignitaries and select industry figures to watch Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” on a 45-foot screen at a converted symphony concert hall in Riyadh. Tickets will go on sale today for the first public viewings tomorrow, according to Adam Aron, chief executive of operator AMC Entertainment Holdings. Confetti rained down through the multi-storey atrium as he and the Saudi information minister announced the official launch of the theatre and proceeded into the 450-seat movie hall.

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    Watch passenger video inside Southwest plane

    Marty Martinez, a passenger aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that made an emergency landing after engine failure, says that the landing was so violent, he thought they were crashing. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

  • CNN

    Trump undercutting Haley plays right into the worst Russia narrative

    But by the time she went on TV Sunday and said the new sanctions were coming, the thinking at the White House had changed. MUST WATCH This could be for any number of valid reasons, although the inability of the White House to keep its high-profile UN ambassador briefed before a TV appearance is troubling. Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow said clearly there was some confusion. Haley shot back in a statement that "I don't get confused." The New York Times reported that Trump saw Haley refer to sanctions on TV on Sunday morning and grew angry because he had made no decision about sanctions. But it's clear that as of Friday Haley thought the sanctions were a done deal. There are a number of well-reported