Monday, 19 May 2014
First pictures released of star in the Amazon meeting local children and exploring remote roads on his motorbike
After arriving in Manaus, the rainforest city where England is set to play Italy next month - the footballer explored the surrounding area with friends Derek White and Dave Gardner by motorbike and boat.
Ryan and Grant Seymour, both 19, were caught on CCTV taking part in mass violence, in Biddulph, Staffordshire, on July 6 last year.
The man, who is in his 50s, was sweeping outside his home in Hampstead, north London, when the gang of four pulled up.
Nawal Masaad (left), 26, of Holloway, north London, is accused of trying to smuggle the cash through Heathrow Airport en route to Syria. She was recruited by mother-of-two Amal El-Wahabi (right), 27, to take the money to El-Wahabi's terrorist husband, it is claimed.
A footballer has died from an injury suffered on the pitch following a horror challenge during an Indonesian Premier League match. Persiraja striker Akli Fairuz was injured after taking a boot to the body from PSAP Sigli goalkeeper Agus Rahman as the pair raced for the ball in the area. Fairuz later passed away in hospital.
A woman police sergeant was found hanged today by stunned colleagues who had been searching for her since she vanished four days ago. Louise Gibson, 43, who had served with Thames Valley Police for more than 10 years, went missing last Thursday from her parents home in Buckinghamshire and her colleagues launched a manhunt, which ended tragically today when her body was found in local woods.
A MAN who violently raped his 71-year-old aunt after absconding from prison in the UK has been jailed for 14 years.
The 51-year-old was convicted last month of the rape and sexual assault of his aunt at her home on March 13, 2011 following an eight-day trial.
The accused raped his aunt on her bed after tearing off the woman’s clothes during a four-hour ordeal which began when she let him in for a cup of tea.
The woman sustained substantial injuries and had difficulty walking for some time.
Detective Inspector Patrick Marry told the Central Criminal Court that the victim had met her nephew on one previous occasion when he called to her house about one week prior to the rape.
On the morning of March 13, 2011 the woman had risen and dressed at 7am when she heard her doorbell ringing. She saw it was her nephew and invited him in for a cup of tea.
As she made a cup of tea in the kitchen her nephew came up behind her and put his hand over her mouth and a knife to her throat.
He threatened her and dragged her into the sitting room as she struggled.
Still holding the knife, he brought her to the bedroom where he tore off her clothes and raped her on the bed.
Before he left four hours later, he threatened her not to say anything.
The woman phoned her niece and sister-in-law who persuaded her to contact gardai. She had already taken a shower because she felt dirty.
She was examined at a sexual assault treatment unit where it was found she had extensive injuries.
Det Inspt Marry said the man had been given day release in January 2011 from a sentence he was serving, but he failed to return to prison and was deemed to have absconded.
He fled to the UK where he was arrested in June 2011.
Yesterday, Mr Justice George Birmingham said the woman had understandably felt safe letting her nephew in for tea.
“Sadly she could not have been more wrong,” he said.
He noted the accused has not expressed any “regret, apology or remorse” for the offence.
In her victim impact statement, the now 75-year-old woman outlined how she no longer trusts men or feels safe in her own home and felt ashamed to tell her family about the rape.
The accused man has a large number of previous convictions from the UK and has served significant time in prison.
Mr Justice Birmingham imposed a 14-year sentence for the rape and a concurrent three and a half years for the sexual assault.
TWO elderly German tourists were left traumatised after thieves hijacked their car when they stopped at the scene of a crash.
CONTRARY to the popular thinking that Nigeria is corrupt due to the incessant stealing of public funds by a few persons, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission has said that stealing is not corruption.
According to the commission, most acts credited to corruption have no relationship with stealing.
Police detectives are now on the trail of a 26 year old airport cleaner, Chibuzor Onuegbe who allegedly smuggled N242 million out of the baggage store of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) undetected.
Manchester United has announced Louis van Gaal as its new manager. He succeeds David Moyes who lost his job in April. In a statement released this afternoon, the club said the 62 year old, who is currently Netherlands manager, will sign a three year contract with Manchester United.
Excited about his appointment, van Gaal said;
Nollywood director, Aniedi Awah Noba’s name might not ring a bell but people in Nollywood know him well. Aniedi isn’t known because he is always behind the scene, directing and dictating who takes which role. Well, in an interview with Vanguard, Aniedi says there is no big deal in directors sleeping with actresses, after all a man can meet a woman anywhere and do the thing, stressing it’s only a matter of understanding. Here is what he toldVanguard…
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cars could be driving themselves down the world's streets far sooner than expected, thanks to a change in a global treaty backed by European countries.
Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru, who is 64 and HIV positive, listens as she is sentenced to three years in jail after being found guilty of criminal negligence for allegedly trying to infect her patient with HIV, at Buganda magistrates court in Kampala, Uganda Monday, May 19, 2014.
EXCLUSIVE: Billy is an eight-year-old Jack Russell who lives with Carol Willacy, 45, in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
Poppy the tortoiseshell cat from Bournemouth, Dorset, who was born in February 1990 and lived through five British prime ministers, has picked up the title.
New Zealand beauty queen is stripped of her crown when organisers mistook her for 'another Indian girl'
Synthia Nath (left) thought she was the 2014 Miss Globe New Zealand until organisers told her 'another Indian girl' had actually won the pageant category for most photogenic contestant.
Real Betis midfielder Alfred N'Diaye was quick to act and cradle a young fan to safety from the wreckage after the collapse of a fence in the stands of Osasuna's El Sadar Stadium.
She was supposed to be marrying her Muslim lawyer, Barr. Tijani when the wedding was called off.
A TAXI driver who was hijacked at knife-point by a teenager was told he would have his throat cut if he didn't hand over his takings.
In the past week, there have been three incidents of carjackings in Dublin, with drivers now being warned to keep their doors locked and windows shut.