London couple accused over adopted son’s murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAsian Network reporter Poonam Taneja asks Arti Dhir about the murder of her adopted son A couple living in London are facing calls to be extradited to India over allegations they arranged for the murder of their adopted son for profit. Arti Dhir, 55, and Kaval Raijada, 30, from west London, deny arranging to have 11-year-old Gopal Sejani killed for an insurance pay-out in 2017. Britain has so far rejected requests to extradite the couple to face trial in India on human rights grounds. However, the Indian government has been granted leave to appeal the decision. The husband and wife, from Hanwell, had travelled to Keshod, a town in Gujarat, to adopt …

Duchess of Cambridge enthuses over ‘fantastic’ Pakistan in first ever TV news interview

Lahore, Pakistan (CNN)The Duchess of Cambridge has given her first ever television news interview, telling CNN exclusively that the royal tour of Pakistan with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has been “really special.” The duchess spoke to CNN during an engagement in the city of Lahore Thursday where the royal couple were visiting SOS Children’s Village, a charitable organization established in the late 1970s. The project provides 150 orphaned children with a home and family structure, and, according to the organization, helps kids develop into happy, confident and resilient adults. “William and I really wanted to come and see an SOS Children’s Village like this,” Kate continued. “There’s so many vulnerable women here but they’ve really used their positivity …

Couple achieve Holy Grail of Monty Python wedding

Image copyright Hy Money Mr Wood said the wedding had taken two years to plan. “Most people” at the wedding had “no idea who Monty Python is, and they don’t understand it at all,” he said. “Only a very small number of people will understand these little details and jokes.” Image copyright Hy Money Image caption The leg made an appearance with the couple’s wedding cake Image copyright John Wood John said he proposed to Gemma in front of Palin and Gilliam at a fundraising event. Palin sent them a special wedding message saying: “I hope their marriage lasts as long as Monty Python, and is just as silly. Good wishes, Michael.” John said Python actress Carol Cleveland had asked …

Turkey’s president threatens to flood Europe with refugees as Syria offensive ramps up

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to allow millions of refugees into Europe if it described Turkey’s military offensive in northeast Syria as an “occupation.” “It was said that any movement of refugees would respect the principles of voluntariness, safety and need,” he told reporters in Denmark. Turkey claimed its offensive, which has drawn international condemnation, has been successful as its operation went into its second day. Amid reports of further air and ground assaults by Turkish forces, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said more than 60,000 people have been displaced in camps in northeastern Syria. Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk that its incursion will not go further than 30 kilometers (18.5 …

Rod Stewart crashes couple’s Las Vegas wedding and sings to them

(CNN)A British couple got a big surprise at their wedding in Las Vegas this week when rock legend Rod Stewart turned up unannounced to sing at the ceremony at Caesars Palace. Although the happy couple had been warned by Caesars Palace to expect surprises at the wedding, they were astonished when Stewart appeared at the altar and serenaded them. Aitchison posted his thanks the following morning on his Twitter account, describing the day as a “dream.” He wrote: “We woke up today with quite a hangover not sure this actually happened, it was like a dream. You helped make it the best day of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you are an absolute Gent and …

Harry Reid warns Democrats: Trump is a ‘very, very smart man’ who won’t be easily beaten in 2020

Washington (CNN)Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a new assessment of President Donald Trump as “a very, very smart man” who won’t be easy for Democrats to defeat in the 2020 election. “I don’t think he’s, intellectually, a powerhouse but he is basically a very, very smart man. No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it’s on his terms. You’re always arguing against him. He never, never, is willing to debate an issue on terms that aren’t his,” Reid told Axelrod. Asked how he would advise a candidate running against Trump, Reid warned, “Anyone that thinks Trump’s going to be beaten easily should have another thing coming.” Reid also argued that the “evidence is very …

Tiffany Haddish Is Studying Hebrew To Prepare For Her Bat Mitzvah

Tiffany Haddish is diving deeper into her Jewish roots by having a bat mitzvah ceremony for herself — and by studying Hebrew.  Haddish told USA Today about the upcoming ritual.  Jewish refugee from Eritrea and her mom was a Jehovah’s Witness from the U.S. ― a heritage that she jokingly claims makes her a The Jerusalem Post reports. Haddish reconnected with her father as an adult, just in time for him to Haddish said she has been exploring her heritage since meeting her dad and now feels “connected even more to the Jewish culture.” She visited Eritrea last year to bury her father and She plans to have the bat mitzvah ceremony coincide with the premiere of  Carlo Allegri / Reuters Comedian and …

An elderly couple in Florida says a bobcat attacked them on their morning walk

(CNN)An elderly couple on an early morning walk was attacked by an animal they described as a bobcat in Lauderhill, Florida, according the city’s fire department. In his 20 years with the fire department, Levy said he’s “never seen anything like that.” The couple is “adamant this was a bobcat,” Levy said. The couple were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where the man was treated and released but has remained in the hospital to be with his wife, Levy said. She is said to be in fair condition, according to Levy. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials surveyed the area on Friday, trying to determine whether a bobcat was responsible for the attack. The officialssaid while a bobcat …

How Instagram Became A Hotspot For Vile Conspiracies And Election Disinformation

Instagram is poised to be one of the worst breeding grounds for political fake news ahead of the has largely escaped the leery eye cast upon its parent company and Twitter, which have taken most of the blame for housing foreign disinfBut a report Disinformation and the 2020 Election.” Rewarding Fake News I wanted to see firsthand how political disinformation performs on Instagram, so I created a new account and searched for profiles promoting QAnon — the viral, far-right that baselessly claims there’s a deep-state cabal of Satanic, liberal pedophiles trying to take down Trump. It wasn’t hard to find them. The first QAnon profile I saw had nearly 60,000 followers, and after I clicked on it, Instagram took the reins …

Couple die in sea while on holiday in Portugal

“It’s absolutely tragic. It’s devastated everyone who knew them.” Latest news from the West Midlands He said caves underneath rocks where the pair swam created a strong undercurrent which led to their deaths. Ms Fletcher was a mother-of-two and yoga teacher. Mr Johnson was a steward at Stoke City FC, Mr Cook said. A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “Our staff are supporting the families of a British man and woman following their deaths in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal and are in contact with the Portuguese authorities.” Related Topics Stoke-on-Trent Portugal Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

GOP challenger says Trump is a traitor for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Bidens

Washington (CNN)Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, a longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for president, on Sunday called President Donald Trump a “traitor” for asking Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and again argued Trump should be impeached for asking other countries to “interfere in our election.” Walsh told Tapper that he is “not accusing this President of treason,” but he said Trump has betrayed the nation. “Our founders were very specific as to what treason is. But when you look at traitor more broadly defined, this President betrayed our country again this week,” Walsh said. During a contentious exchange with Walsh on the same program, former Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who …

Pride at stake for both China and NBA over $4 billion fallout

(CNN)Five days after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey deleted his now famous tweet with the words “stand with Hong Kong,” the most popular sports league in the most populous country in the world is getting an earful from all directions. Two NBA developmental games have already been canceled, as well as a fan appreciation night, with mounting speculation that the showcase games may also be called off. At the heart of this dispute lies an issue of pride from both sides, said Gregory Stoller, a senior lecturer of strategy and innovation at Boston University’s business school, who has been consulting in China for 15 years. READ: China won’t show NBA preseason games as backlash over Hong Kong tweet grows …

Australian-UK blogger couple freed from Iran jail

In a statement, the couple said: “We are extremely happy and relieved to be safely back in Australia with those we love. “While the past few months have been very difficult, we know it has also been tough for those back home who have been worried for us.” They said they hoped to get back to their “normal lives” and asked for privacy, raising concerns from other detainees that “intense media coverage” may not be helping efforts to bring them home. The pair were detained after entering Iran as part of a major trip across Asia to the UK – they were blogging about it for thousands of followers on social media. Meanwhile, Australia released an Iranian student, Reza Dehbashi …

Richard Nixon Had ‘Secret Tapes.’ Donald Trump Has Classified Transcripts.

Already, the release of one of these transcripts — the summary of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — revealed the president using his office and the international position of the United States to White House officials moved the Trump-Zelensky call summary to a “standalone computer system reserved for codeword-level intelligence information, such as covert action,” according to the Aug. 12 whistleblower complaint. Although no specific conversations have been alleged to be improperly placed on the highly classified server, White House officials heavily restricted access to or failed to file notes on talks Trump held with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian diplomats. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Calls between President Donald …

How Employers Make It Impossible For Working Women To Breastfeed

So she wound up pumping in the store’s employee training room. The law states the space must be “free from intrusion,” but she later said managers and co-workers walked in on her several times when her breasts were exposed ― sometimes even holding group meetings in her presence. Managers told her she could use a space next to the electrical server room, but it was dirty and a sign on the door warned of danger from high voltage.  Management’s next best solution was to provide her with a manual pump to use in the fitting room. But her body had grown accustomed to the electric pump, and her milk production dropped off sharply when she started using the manual one. …