December 9, 2012
A relative of the Indian-born nurse who apparently killed herself after an Australian radio station’s royal hoax call said Sunday her family is shocked at the news.
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, had answered the prank telephone call to London’s King Edward VII hospital, which was treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine for morning sickness.
She had put the call from the station through to a colleague, who relayed details about Kate’s [...]
Prince William visits wife in King Edward VII Hospital for second time
Royal couple ‘reassured condition not dangerous for mother or baby’
Clarence House: ‘Catherine needs rest and will stay in for several days’
Pippa Middleton lives near hospital and is also set to comfort sister Kate
Mother Carole and father Michael are ‘elated’ with news despite illness
Couple are forced to reveal pregnancy weeks early because of ill-health
Doctors put 30-year-old Kate on a drip to restore [...]
By YASMIN HELAL AL ARABIYA An Egyptian plumber in Alexandria beat his pregnant wife to death upon learning that she had not voted for Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi, reported the Egyptian daily al-Wafd on Sunday. According to police reports, the initial argument between the couple who was not named escalated into violence, despite her pleas. Battered and bruised, she was reported to have died at the hospital from [...]
A real life love story between a first class passenger of the Titanic and a man from a lower class has been uncovered involving one of the ill-fated liner’s most well known passengers.
Emilio Portaluppi paid £12, 14s, 9d, for a second class ticket, while Madeleine Talmage Astor, wife of tycoon John Jacob Astor, was in first class on a £247, 10s, 9d ticket.
Portaluppi, who died aged 93 in 1974, was [...]
by Corinne Purtill
This post originally appeared atGlobalPost.
With rents here and across the UK at an all-time high, the UK media has painted a picture of a squatting epidemic, with homeowners under siege by opportunistic occupiers.
In August, a doctor and his pregnant wife found their newly-purchased 1 million pound ($1.6 million) north London home taken over by a group of squatters who refused to leave until the couple secured a court order.
The same month, [...]
Chicago Sun Times
A former U.S. Navy recruiter who stabbed his pregnant wife to death in front of her 4-year-old daughter on the child’s birthday was sentenced Wednesday to 100 years in prison.
DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced Eric Gilford to 50 years in prison for the first-degree murder of his estranged wife, 34-year-old Kristine Courtney Gilford, who was about 20 weeks pregnant with their son when she was killed [...]
China arrested 19 people suspected of “obstructing the work of the police, provoking incidents and deliberately destroying government property” during three days of riots in Guangdong, according to the AFP.The riots began on June 10 after rumors spread that police had beaten a street hawker to death and manhandled his pregnant wife.
Local media insisted that “armed police did not carry lethal weapons or fire a single shot” [...]
NEW YORK – A former porn actress who said she exchanged emails and messages over Twitter with New York Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday that he asked her to lie about their online communications.
Ginger Lee said she and Weiner exchanged about 100 emails between March and June, beginning after Lee posted a supportive statement about the congressman on her blog. She said they mostly [...]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Mississippi River rose Monday to levels not seen in Memphis since the 1930s, swamping homes in low-lying neighborhoods and driving hundreds of people from their homes. But officials were confident the levees would protect the city’s world-famous musical landmarks, including Graceland and Beale Street, and that no new areas would have any serious flooding.
As residents [...]
Officials are investigating the events around an overnight shoot out where an estranged husband ultimately turned the gun on himself after kidnapping his pregnant wife and young son.
Police say the family of Ashley Varela-Gonzalez, 26, contacted police Tuesday evening to report their daughterâ€™s kidnapping.
The family told police eight months pregnant Varela-Gonzalez and her 2-year-old son had been kidnapped from Pecos by her estranged husband Diego Gonzalez, [...]