• CNN

    Four presidents come together to pay tribute to Barbara Bush

    Washington DC (CNN)A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media. The remarkable photo features four former presidents -- Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush -- along with first lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. The photo, taken Saturday by Paul Morse, a former White House photographer for George W. Bush, was initially tweeted by Jim McGrath, the spokesperson for George H. W. Bush in his post-White House years. President Donald Trump is notably absent from the photo, as he did not attend the funeral in

  • Arab News

    11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as the Philippines’ ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy’s work in aiding abused workers, authorities said Sunday. The arrests, reported by the state-run KUNA news agency, come as relations are tense between Kuwait and the Philippines, which sends many domestic laborers to the Gulf Arab emirate. Already, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte has banned workers from heading to Kuwait over abuse cases, culminating in a February incident that saw a Filipino’s body discovered in a freezer at a Kuwait City apartment abandoned for more than a year.

  • BBC News

    I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch

    Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs, all the fingers on one hand and suffered a facial disfigurement after he was scratched while playing with his dog. He told the Victoria Derbyshire programme he contracted sepsis caused by bacteria in cocker spaniel Harvey's saliva. Despite disinfecting the small scratch, Dr Nel was in a coma for several days and had to learn to walk again.

  • BBC News

    Medic suspended over sepsis death

    A medic has been suspended after a mother-of-six died from a rare form of sepsis. Natalie Billingham, 33, from Tipton died 72 hours after going to A&E at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley with flu-like symptoms and pain in her foot. The trust running the hospital said it would meet her family and is conducting an internal investigation. It comes after health inspectors had to intervene in the treatment of another sepsis patient during a review. Mrs Billingham's family claim there were delays in giving her antibiotics and medics failed to examine a purple "patch" by her ankle. Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust said she had necrotising fasciitis, a rare form of sepsis which is "difficult to diagnose".

  • Kuwait Times

    Saudi fitness center shut

    RIYADH: Saudi sports authorities shut down a female fitness center in Riyadh Friday over a contentious promotional video that appeared to show a woman in figure-hugging workout attire. “We are not going to tolerate this,” Saudi sports authority chief Turki Al-Sheikh tweeted as he ordered that the center’s license be withdrawn. Sheikh, an adviser to powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also told authorities to investigate and prosecute those behind the video. The video, which was widely circulated on social media showed a woman with uncovered hair in what appeared to be a gym and kicking a punching bag. The General Sports Authority said the video contained scenes that could corrupt public

  • News

    Morality police officer behind assault on Iranian woman identified

    The female member of Iran’s morality police who violently assaulted an Iranian woman for violating the country’s dress code was identified. Activists took to social media to share a screengrab of the policewoman from the video which documented the assault and went viral. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had appeared to criticize the incident in a speech he gave on state television on Saturday.

  • Kuwait Times

    UAE: Qatari jets intercepted plane

    ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates said yesterday that Qatari fighter jets narrowly avoided a UAE passenger flight over neighboring Bahrain, the latest in a series of such claims. The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority said the incident took place at midday yesterday and the captain of the flight with 86 passengers onboard had “to make a quick maneuver to avoid collision”. “Qatari jets chased the UAE passenger plane and came close to it leaving just seconds before collision… a very dangerous and unsafe approach which endangered the lives of passengers,” the authority said in a statement. Bahrain’s civil aviation agency said in a statement that the Airbus 320 was travelling from Dammam in eastern