• Egypt Independent

    Elderly Egyptian woman arrested in Saudi Arabia to return to Egypt: Foreign Ministry

    The Egyptian Consulate General in Jeddah has completed the legal procedures for the return of Saadia Abdel Salam, an elderly Egyptian woman who went to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah trip and would up being arrested for drug smuggling charges. Abdel Salam was tricked by three Egyptians, who told her she would be paid the price of an Umrah trip by a Saudi philanthropist in return for transferring a bag in Saudi Arabia that turned out to contain drugs, leading to her arrest. The consulate thanked all the official bodies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, especially the public prosecution services of the two countries, which cooperated to reveal the truth and end the case. The Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement

  • BBC News

    US boss gives car to 20-mile walk worker

    A US company owner gave an employee a new car after he went the extra mile - 20 miles (32km) in fact, walking all night to make his first day at work. After his own car broke down, Walter Carr made the long commute by foot through the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to his new job in removals. A police officer spoke to Mr Carr en route and, impressed by his grit, took him to get some breakfast. Praise for Mr Carr has flooded social media since his story was shared. Jenny Lamey, a customer of the moving firm, wrote on Facebook that she and her husband had awoken early last Friday to prepare for movers who were due to arrive at around 08:00. At 06:30, their doorbell rang, and Ms Lamey met Mr Carr,

  • CNN

    Cupp: Obviously they think we're idiots

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  • BBC Sport

    Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

    The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month. Ten Philippine players have been banned for 35 games between them, while three Australians will miss a sum of nine. Both sides' national federations have been charged, with the Philippines fined 250,000 Swiss francs (£191,703). Australia have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (£76,681). In addition to the player bans, the Philippines have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors, and head coach Vincent 'Chot' Reyes has been suspended for one game and fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,668). Fiba

  • BBC News

    Fish oil pills for healthy heart 'nonsense'

    Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000. Eating oily fish, however, can still be recommended as part of a healthy diet. The review mainly looked at supplements rather than omega-3 from eating fish. Experts still believe the latter is good for the heart as well as general health. The NHS says people should try to eat two portions of fish per week, one of which should be

  • BBC News

    Israel approves 'Jewish nation state' law

    Israel's parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The "Jewish nation state" bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also states that the "whole and united" Jerusalem is its capital. Israeli Arab MPs condemned the legislation, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised it as a "defining moment". The bill, backed by the country's right-wing government, says that "Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it". It was passed after a stormy session in the Knesset that lasted more than

  • BBC News

    Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won't go away

    Walk along a fashionable street, from London to Jakarta, and you're likely to see passers-by wearing at least one item of rose gold clothing, or carrying a rose gold bag or accessory. The colour, an unusual shade of pink, seems to be everywhere these days, but it's gone far beyond fashion and jewellery. At Milan Furniture Fair in April - the largest annual interior furnishings fair in the world - rose gold kitchens were all the rage. The colour has been popping up vividly at weddings, in cakes at trendy patisseries, and if you need a new set of wheels, now you can get a rose gold car. But why is it so popular? Apple iPhone 6S For most of the general public, the first we'd ever heard of the colour