Iran ex-prosecutor sentenced to 135 lashes for corruption

by www.bbc.co.uk
An Iranian court sentences Tehran's controversial former chief prosecutor to 135 lashes for corruption.
Read Full Article On www.bbc.co.uk
Latest
Three suspicious packages containing "white powder type substances" were sent to political representation offices between April 25 and 26, the Scottish parliament said in a statement on Thursday
The previous barely-functioning coalition government, involving HDZ and Most, collapsed last June over a conflict of interest scandal after just five months in power.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw from NAFTA in a call on Wednesday, saying such a move would be counter-productive, a Canadian source familiar w
Ukraine plans to jam the airwaves transmitting broadcasts in support of Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern Donbass region, a top Ukrainian defense official said on Thursday
Cirebon, Indonesia, April 27, 2017 (AFP) - Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia declared a series of fatwas Thursday, including one to tackle child marriage, a rare example of women taking a leading re
United Airlines on Thursday announced it will offer bumped passengers up to $10,000 in compensation and reduce overbooking following the dragging incident on board one of its flights that caused world
Israel claims to have intercepted a "projectile" fired from Syria, just hours after an apparent Israeli missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have discussed joint economic projects on disputed islands which could pave the way for the countries to finally sign a peace tr
Student protesters clashed with police in Paris on Thursday in a demonstration against both presidential candidates in France's upcoming runoff election
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called on North Korea and other countries to avoid behaviour or rhetoric that could increase tens
PARIS/LE GRAU DU ROI (Reuters) - France's presidential candidates battled for the popular vote on Thursday with far-right Marine Le Pen wooing fishermen and Emmanuel Macron playing soccer as polls sho
The History of Eurovision unique photo exhibition has opened at the Gulliver shopping mall in Kyiv, which represents the brightest moments of the song contest, as well as the best Eurovision performan
British police said on Thursday a man carrying knives had been arrested on Whitehall, the street home to numerous government ministries in central London, and was being detained under anti-terrorism l
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The number of Ethiopians who need food aid owing to drought has surged by more than two million from 5.6 million at the beginning of the year, an official said on Thursday.
The first round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Kuwait was held in Tashkent Apr. 27, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said Apr. 27.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Liman vessel has sunk after being holed, and all its crewmembers are alive, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “The vessel Liman sank after having been holed
Venezuela is expected Thursday to formally begin the process of withdrawing from the Organization of American States, the hemispheric cooperation group based in Washington, after the country’s lea
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A judge ordered a mental evaluation of a black man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men randomly targeted on the street of Fresno. KFSN-TV
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has completed an 18-day scientific survey in the South China Sea to assess the condition of coral reefs and draw a nautical map of disputed area, a top security offi
A German soldier who led a "double life" pretending to be a Syrian refugee has been arrested on suspicion he planned a gun attack with racist motives, prosecutors said Thursday
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a Venezuelan television interview broadcast on Thursday that Israeli military strikes on his army showed Israel was "supporting terrorists"
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels’ boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shootin
MITCHELL, S.D. — A South Dakota man is suing Coca-Cola after allegedly finding a mouse in a can of soda. The Daily Republic  reports that Duane Putzier says he became ill, missed 60 hours of work and
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Latest on Ann Coulter's cancelled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 9:10 a.m. The International Socialist Organization says it will hold an "Alt Right Delete" rally
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board the navy ship were e
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to face charges in the U.S. in what authorities say is a multimillion-dollar lottery scam that victimized dozens of Americans
LONDON (Reuters) - Armed British officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.
MADISON, Wis. - A top psychologist at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination ......
NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) — A new employee at a Pennsylvania swimming pool manufacturing company has been killed after he was trapped under a 1,200-pound mold. The (Sunbury) Daily Item (http://bit.ly/
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tom Hanks says he’s going on a “moratorium” for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn’t explain what that entails.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A top psychologist at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Court documents claim a woman who had been arrested last week for hoarding 42 cats in a car might have known the animals were sick. The Daily Astorian reports (http://bit.ly/2p
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a Jordanian citizen living in Ohio of attempting to travel to Syria and fight with the Islamic State group against the Syrian leadership. The U.S.
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules has hired a high-profile law firm to defend him after he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that killed ...

Recent News

Call for GST trade consultative panel

Constitution of a ‘GST Trade Consultative Committee’ with representatives from various trade and industry bodies across states for lobbying with the GST Council is the need of the hour, said S Rethi.
Read Full Story

Telangana to notify realty rules soon

The Telangana government is set to notify the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) rules soon. These rules are expected to protect the interests of both property buyers and developers. The RERA .
Read Full Story

Amber Heard Misses Her Dog While Filming in Australia (After Declaring She Would "Avoid" Down Under)

Amber Heard might have found romance in Australia, but she still feels a hole in her heart where her dog should be. The actress posted a photo on Instagram of her carrying her beloved dog...
Read Full Story

Chris Pratt Prank Calls an Exotic Pet Shop and Leaves Us All in Shock (in the Best Way Possible)

We know Chris Pratt is talented. From his role in Guardians of the Galaxy to Jurassic World, his ability to perfectly depict press tours on social media and adorably gush about his wife...
Read Full Story

Nick Cannon Reveals the Most "Diva" Thing He's Seen Mariah Carey Do

Nick Cannon got super candid about ex-wife Mariah Carey while in the hot seat on The Wendy Williams show Thursday. The 36-year-old TV and radio personality was asked the "60 degree...
Read Full Story

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Open Up About Their 29th Wedding Anniversary Plans, Working With Emma Watson

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are hitting another milestone. The happy couple is celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary this weekend, and while celebrating the premiere of Hanks' new...
Read Full Story

Popular Finance

 

OECD suggests state pension should be scrapped for rich

Axing the state pension for the richest 5-10 per cent was mooted by an OECD official, who told the FT: 'Giving less to the people at the top would free up resources to increase general benefits.'
Read Full Story
 

Trump Says He Will Renegotiate Nafta or Terminate It

The president said on Twitter that he thought a deal was “very possible,” only hours after his aides indicated he would move to end the trade agreement.
Read Full Story

Malanje: Trade minister wants information sharing among economic agents

Malanje - The Minister of Trade, Fiel Constantino, on Thursday expressed the need for the country's economic agents to share information and exchange experiences on the ongoing reforms in the country.
Read Full Story
 

Common Sense: Economists Fear Trump’s Tax Plan Only Heightens a ‘Mountain of Debt’

A president who campaigned as a fiscal scold offers a tax overhaul that many experts say would mean trillions in lost revenue, and new borrowing, in the next decade.
Read Full Story
 

What#39;s ailing rural India: Ground report from Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu

Farmers from Tamil Nadu called off the 40-day strike in New Delhi that was part of their efforts to get central government help in surviving the drought. However several opposition parties in the st
Read Full Story
 

State pension should be scrapped for rich, suggests OECD

Axing the state pension for the richest 5-10 per cent was mooted by an OECD official, who told the FT: 'Giving less to the people at the top would free up resources to increase general benefits.'
Read Full Story

Eugenie Bouchard thinks Maria Sharapova is 'a cheater' who should have been barred from tennis for life

Eugenie Bouchard thinks Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova’s doping suspension should have been longer than 15 months. The Canadian player thinks the ban should have lasted forever. Sharapova ret
Read Full Story

Massive fire guts two buildings in Westlake; cadaver dogs to search for possible victims

Hours after a massive fire ripped through two buildings in a Westlake neighborhood early Thursday, cadaver dogs were set to begin searching one of the smoldering structures for remains of possible
Read Full Story

Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments, documents show

President Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, was warned by authorities when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign government-sourced money without “advance
Read Full Story