UK suitcase killer gets 18 years

A "controlling" Indian who strangled his ex-wife with her dupatta and then discarded her body by some rubbish bins stuffed into a suitcase was given a life sentence on Friday with a minimum term of 18 years.
Amit Roy Feb 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Oxford scholar charged with rape

Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Swiss-born scholar of Islam, was charged in France with rape on Friday, based on accusations made against him four months ago by two women. He has denied the accusations as a smear.
Aurelien Breeden Feb 04, 2018 00:00 IST

Memo on FBI probe released

House Republicans released a previously secret memo on Friday in which they accuse senior officials at the FBI and justice department of bias in the early stages of the Russia investigation.
EILEEN SULLIVAN Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Castro's eldest son 'commits suicide'

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, a nuclear physicist who was the eldest son of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, died on Thursday, Cuban state media reported. He was 68.
New York Times News Service Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Baby milk scam irks France

When the French dairy giant Lactalis began recalling baby formula, Ségolène Noviant thought she was safe. The milk she had been feeding her five-month-old son wasn't on the list.
LIZ ALDERMAN Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

White terrorist gets 43 years

In a reversal of the normal pattern of terrorist attacks, a white Briton who drove a hired van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in north London, killing a father of six and injuring 12 others, was given an exemplary 43-year prison sentence on Friday.
Amit Roy Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak failed 'to act against Taliban'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday accused neighbouring Pakistan of failing to move against the Taliban and pledged a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds of people were killed and wounded in two deadly attacks on the capital last month.
Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

No Rakhine graves, says Myanmar

Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the flight of nearly 690,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh.
Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Instagram model removed from jet

An Instagram fitness model was "humiliated" after being removed from an American Airlines flight following a row with staff.
Mark Molloy Feb 03, 2018 00:00 IST

Everest boost for China

Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world.
AFP Feb 02, 2018 00:00 IST

Thai ban on smoking at 24 beach locations

Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said.
Reuters Feb 02, 2018 00:00 IST


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