India introduces death penalty for rape of young children

New Delhi: India's government has prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. An ordinance was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet on Saturday and was being sent to the president for approval, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. The ordinance will require […]

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Iran, Israel play down prospects they'll go to war over Syria

Jerusalem: Iran and Israel are playing down prospects of a war despite trading blame for an unprecedented, weeks-long surge in hostilities between their forces over Syria. A showdown between the arch-foes has loomed since February 10, when Israel said an armed Iranian drone launched from a Syrian base penetrated its territory. Israel downed the drone and, during a reprisal raid, lost […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger shares health update after open heart surgery

He’s back. After undergoing open heart surgery two weeks ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger shared an update on his health via a video on Twitter. “I just want you to know that I’m feeling much better,” he said on Thursday, thanking everyone for their support. “I can’t say even with my positive attitude that I’m great because I’m not great yet. Great is […]

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After Dr Asperger was outed as Nazi child killer, the eight other famous names with scandalous pasts

Asperger is said to have hand-picked disabled children to be killed at a clinic in Vienna. But there are other famous names whose scandalous pasts have been recently revealed. Trend-setting fashion designers Fashion designer Hugo Boss made a fortune producing uniforms for the Nazi Party. Boss employed 140 labourers during World War II to boost his company's operations. He even […]

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NXIVM sex slave cult 'held wild parties and seminars' on Sir Richard Branson's private island Necker

Former NXIVM publicist Frank Parlato said: “I was told the reason they staged the seminars on Necker was they hoped to recruit Branson into the organisation. “Branson would have been the biggest score they ever had – a billionaire businessman.” Several group members, including co-founder Nancy Salzman, visited Necker for two seminars in 2007 and 2010. Keith Raniere did not […]

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Paraguay's pro-business government likely to remain after election

Asuncion: The candidate from Paraguay's ruling Colorado Party easily won Sunday's presidential election, according to official results with 50 per cent of ballots counted, pointing toward another five years of pro-business policies in the major soy producer. Mario Abdo, a 46-year-old former senator who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, clinched 47.3 per cent of the vote, according to the country's elections […]

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