December 10, 2018

Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India, London court rules

Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India, London court rules Image copyright AFP/Getty Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled. Mr Mallya attended Westminster Magistrates Court for the hearing. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m). He denies "fleeing" from India, and says he made an "unconditional" offer to pay back the sum in full in July. The businessman's fall from grace is being avidly tracked in India, where he was once listed as one of India's wealthiest people. Vijay Mallya: India's most controversial businessman? India's 'King of Good Times' to learn fate Mr Mallya built his fortune from Kingfisher beer, before branching out into Indian cricket and Formula 1 racing. He set up the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines in 2005. He faces a raft of charges rela..
December 10, 2018

Urjit Patel: India’s RBI governor quits

Urjit Patel: India's RBI governor quits Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been rumours that bank chief Urjit Patel will resign The governor of India's central bank, Urjit Patel, has resigned from his post citing "personal reasons". His resignation comes amid reports of a rift between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, This marks the first time a serving governor has left his job midway through his five-year term. Correspondents say the move is likely to undermine confidence in the economy and cause the rupee to fall.
December 10, 2018

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate

Vijay Mallya: India tycoon to learn extradition fate Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vijay Mallya denies the allegations against him Indian drinks tycoon Vijay Mallya is due to find out whether or not he will be extradited from the UK to India, where he faces charges of fraud. Mr Mallya, who left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts worth more than $1bn (£785m), will appear in a London court on Monday. He denies "fleeing" from India, and says he made an "unconditional" offer to pay back the sum in full in July. The flamboyant businessman's fall from grace is being avidly tracked in India. The case is being heard at the Westminster Magistrates Court. The lawyer for the Indian government told the AFP news agency that the focus of their case was on his conduct and how he allegedly misused banks. The King of Good Times, de-thronedMr Mallya built his fortune from Kingfisher beer, before branching out into Indian cricket and Formula 1 racing. He set up the now defunct Ki..
December 10, 2018

Fortnite: Gamer charged with assault during live stream

Fortnite: Gamer charged with assault during live stream Image copyright Getty Images A Sydney gamer has been charged after he was heard allegedly assaulting a woman during a live stream of the hugely popular game Fortnite. The 26-year-old man who goes by the handle MrDeadMoth was arrested after someone saw the video and reported it to police. In the video, that went viral on social media, a woman can be heard screaming off-camera. Two children were inside the home at the time of the alleged assault. The man was live-streaming himself playing Fortnite on streaming platform Twitch on Sunday night when people watching heard the altercation. Footage shared on Twitter showed the man shouting to someone who cannot be seen "I said I'll be out soon". He then moves away from the camera and a woman's voice is heard saying "woman basher" and "you hit me in the face". Australian media have identified her as a 21-year-old woman who is either his wife or partner. She addresses the people ..
December 10, 2018

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct

Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconduct Image copyright Getty Images Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, Japanese media report. He was arrested in November on accusations he under-reported his salary and used company assets for personal use. Mr Ghosn, who headed an alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, has previously denied the allegations. Media reports suggested he could be re-arrested on a separate charge. That would see him detained for another 20 days for questioning. On Monday, he was charged with making a mis-statement on Nissan's annual securities report. Carlos Ghosn: The driven 'cost killer' Five charts on the Carlos Ghosn scandal Brazil-born Mr Ghosn, aged 64, was the architect of the Renault-Nissan alliance, and brought Mitsubishi on board in 2016. He has in the past been hailed a hero in Japan for turning around the ailing Nissan. Nissan and and Mitsubishi both s..
December 9, 2018

Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event

Ambani-Piramal wedding: Beyoncé sings at A-list Indian event Image copyright Instagram/Beyonce Image caption Beyoncé showed off her outfit on Instagram US singer Beyoncé has performed as part of the lavish festivities at the latest extravagant Indian celebrity wedding. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India's richest man, is tying the knot with Anand Piramal, son of another Indian billionaire, this week. Beyoncé was one of many celebrities flown in, along with Bollywood stars and figures like Hillary Clinton. It comes on the heels of several recent Indian weddings competing for glamour, excess and attention. The Ambanis themselves recently attended the wedding of Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. And last weekend, Isha Ambani was a bridesmaid at the wedding of actress Priyanka Chopra to US singer Nick Jonas. Image Copyright beyonce beyonce Report The actual wedding of the daughter of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani is on Wednesday but the festivities leading up i..
December 9, 2018

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12 Image copyright Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs Roger, a kangaroo who won global fame for his enormous size and impressive physique, has died at the age of 12. The roo was rescued as a joey after his mother was killed in a car accident, and grew up at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs in Australia. And he grew up a lot - ending up more than 2m (6ft 5) tall and weighing 89kg (196lbs). The sanctuary announced his death from old age at the weekend, saying they had lost their "beautiful boy". Skip Facebook post by The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs Farewell our darling Roger ❤️ Sadly Roger has passed away of old age. He lived a lovely long life and was loved by millions around the world. We will always love you and miss you Roger ❤️ Posted by The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs on Saturday, 8 December 2018 Report End of Facebook post by The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs Chris "Brolga" Barns, who said he had set up the sanctuary ..
December 9, 2018

Why women in South Korea are cutting ‘the corset’

Why women in South Korea are cutting 'the corset' Image caption Lina Bae received death threats when she started going make-up free South Korean YouTube star Lina Bae expected some negative comments when she switched from posting make-up tutorials to stripping her face bare. What she didn't expect were death threats. The 21-year-old thought hard about her decision. She was worried that it would be duplicitous for someone who usually gives beauty tips to upload a video promoting the idea of going without it. But her overwhelming thought was that it was time to take a stand. "I think lot of Korean women are wearing an 'appearance-corset'," she told the BBC. "They have this immense fear of the face they show to others. I heard that women feel especially shameful when they hear that they are ugly. I was like that as well." Image caption Bae is part of a growing movement of young women who are challenging existing beauty ideals Over five million people have viewe..
December 9, 2018

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker's murder Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December - police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named, is due back in court next month. Court documents showed he had been living at the Citylife Hotel on Queen Street in central Auckland, which is where Miss Millane was last seen. The judge acknowledged Miss Millane's family's grief "must be desperate". Documents also showed police believe the University of Lincoln graduate - who was 22 and from Essex - was killed between 1 December and 2 December. Police find body in backpacker search Backpacker 'last seen with man ..
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