Egyptian TV host gets one-year jail term after interviewing gay man

Mohammed al-Gheiti was also accused of “contempt of religion” after inviting the guest onto his show, according to Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram website. Al-Gheiti also received a fine of 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167) and will be placed under surveillance for one year after finishing his prison time, according to Al-Ahram. The verdict, handed down by the…

‘Tree man’: Bangladeshi man back in hospital and needs more surgery

Abul Bajandar, a 28-year-old father from a small town in southern Bangladesh, made headlines three years ago when he underwent a series of complex operations to remove lesions which resemble tree branches from his hands and feet. Bajandar has been living with the disease, epidermodysplasia verruciformis, for more than two decades, resulting in extreme wart-like…

Man who had machete on train in Essex arrested

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Police found this machete on a train in Essex A man who had a machete on board a train has been arrested. Police said the 15in (38.1cm) blade was found on a man on a Greater Anglia service between Colchester and Witham in Essex on Sunday night. British…

World’s oldest man dies in Japan at age 113

Nonaka, a resident of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, was born on July 25, 1905. Nonaka’s family noticed on Sunday morning that he wasn’t breathing. His doctor confirmed that Nonaka had died. The family said that he seemed to be fine on Saturday, according to NHK. Guiness World Records named Nonaka as the world’s oldest…

Huddersfield 0-3 Man City: Champions ease past managerless Terriers

Raheem Sterling scored his 12th of the season against Huddersfield Manchester City eased past managerless Huddersfield to move back to four points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. David Wagner left the Terriers by mutual consent on Monday with the club bottom of the league, leaving coach Mark Hudson temporarily in charge. City, who had netted…

Heathrow: Man charged with flying drone near airport

Image copyright PA Image caption George Rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runway (file picture) A man has been charged with flying a drone near Heathrow Airport on 24 December. George Rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runway just days after a scare…

Jaden Moodie: Man charged with murdering teenager

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Jaden had moved from Nottingham to London with his mum six months ago A teenager has been charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy who was knocked off a moped and stabbed to death. Jaden Moodie was found in Bickley Road, Leyton, east London, at 18:30 GMT on 8 January….

Man charged with murder in the death of Israeli exchange student in Australia

The suspect will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court shortly, Victoria police said in a statement Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne, a city consistently ranked among the world’s safest places to live. She was talking on the phone with her sister overseas when she suffered a “horrific attack,” police said….

Andrew Delke, Nashville police officer who shot black man in the back, indicted for murder

Delke, 25, is accused of killing 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick last July in North Nashville. He had been initially charged with criminal homicide, which includes murder, voluntary manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide under Tennessee law. The Nashville-Davidson County District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Friday in a case that has sparked outrage among residents and the…

Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd striker big part of squad, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Romelu Lukaku has scored 36 goals in 77 appearances for Manchester United Romelu Lukaku still has a key role to play at Manchester United despite starting just one match since Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager, says interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The £75m ex-Everton striker has played for just 74 minutes in Solskjaer’s six…