• 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.

  • Kuwait Times

    Iran threatens to 'vigorously' resume enrichment if US ditches nuclear deal

    Tehran warns of further ‘drastic measures’ NEW YORK: Iran warned yesterday it is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran is not seeking to acquire a nuclear bomb, but that its “probable” response to a US withdrawal would be to restart production of enriched uranium a key bomb-making ingredient. “America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment,” added Zarif, who is in the United States to attend a UN meeting

  • BBC News

    'Normal lives can be beautiful stories'

    It may feel like the world isn't the happiest of places at the moment. But first-time author Libby Page is hoping that shining a light on the power of community and friendship in The Lido will be the uplifting read people need. Positive reviews of The Lido - about how residents rally together to save their local pool from closure and developers threatening to use the land for luxury flats - started coming in before it was published on Thursday. While Libby, 25, is delighted, she is also surprised - not least because she almost gave up on the novel after a year of pitching it to agents with no success. "I think people are hooking onto the fact that it's an uplifting story," she says. "It's nice

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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".