• BBC News

    India jails rapist guru Asaram for life

    A self-styled Indian spiritual guru who claims millions of followers worldwide has been given a life sentence for raping a 16-year-old girl. Asaram Bapu carried out the 2013 attack at his ashram in the northern city of Jodhpur, the court ruled. He is expected to appeal. The guru, who is 77, has 400 ashrams around the world where he teaches meditation and yoga. He is also on trial in another rape case in western Gujarat state. Jodhpur is on high alert because of concerns there could be violence from the guru's supporters, reports BBC Hindi's Priyanka Dubey who is in the city. "Nothing can compensate for the trauma that the victim and the family have gone through," Utsav Bains, the victim's lawyer,

  • BBC News

    Ice skater, 10, 'died in seconds'

    Ten-year-old Jayden Orr was a promising ice skater, training for the British Championships, when he suddenly collapsed on the ice rink. The leisure centre where he was skating had a life-saving defibrillator, but the person given training to use it was not there. Jayden, who had given his dad the thumbs up seconds before he collapsed, could not be saved. His family do not know if using the defibrillator could have saved him, but they are now raising money to have child-friendly defibrillators put into schools and are campaigning to make sure defibrillators are registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service. This will allow ambulance staff to direct members of the public to the nearest defibrillator

  • BBC News

    Police body slam woman in cutlery fee row

    When Chikesia Clemons was charged for plastic cutlery at a Waffle House in Alabama she cancelled her order and asked to speak to the district manager. Police were called to deal with the confrontation, and the situation escalated. Video courtesy Canita Adams

  • Kuwait Times

    Philippines apologizes to Kuwait over 'maid rescues', envoy to stay

    MP claims labor row ‘cover’ for money laundering MANILA: The Philippines’ top diplomat apologized yesterday after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers in Kuwait. Kuwait had branded the rescues a violation of its sovereignty, adding fuel to a simmering diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid. The first of two clips, which spread on social media after being released by the Philippine foreign ministry last week, shows a woman running from a home and jumping into a waiting vehicle. Another depicts a person sprinting from what looks like a construction site and then speeding off in a black sport utility vehicle.

  • CNN

    First glimpse of the royal baby

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to the couple's third child, a son who becomes the fifth in line to the British throne.

  • Al Arabiya English | Home Page

    Saudi Arabia: Qatar must pay for presence of US troops in Syria

    Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Qatar must pay for the presence of US troops in Syria. Last Update: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 KSA 21:40 - GMT 18:40

  • Egypt Independent

    Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

    The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran City Council’s cultural heritage and tourism committee, says it’s “possible” the mummy is of Reza Shah. Khalilabadi told the state-run IRNA news agency the body was discovered during construction work at a Shiite shrine in Tehran. Reza Shah pushed to modernize Iran before being deposed and dying in exile during World War II. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah, became Iran’s last shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution installed the country’s Shiite-dominated theocracy.