Friday, June 23, 2017

Indian Military Plane Missing

The Indian Air Force has confirmed that an Antonov-32 transporter aircraft went missing during a flight between Chennai and Port Blair. It is believed the plane was carrying 29 service personnel to islands near the Malacca straits, where India has a...

Aston Expressway and more to close this weekend

Due to maintenance, the A38(M) Aston Expressway and Junction 6 of the M6 is to be closed from 8pm tonight till Monday 6am. Diversion will be in place but it is highly advised that motorists plan their routes into Birmingham...

Birmingham Hajj and Umrah pilgrims advised to check health advice

Birmingham Muslims are being advised to check the latest health advice before journeying to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Due to concerns of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), pilgrims are being urged to check the...

Brazil Arrests 10 after Suspected Olympic Terror Plot

Brazilian police have arrested 10 people after discovering an alleged plot to commit acts of terrorism during the upcoming Olympic Games. The arrests were made in Parana and though not suspected to be affiliated with IS, the group were found...

Russia Banned from Rio Olympics

A recent investigation revealed Russian state-sponsored doping of athletes, prompting the World-Anti Doping Agency to call for a ban on Russia attending the Rio Olympic Games. 68 Russian athletes appealed against the ban, including two time Olympic gold medallist Yelena...

Bollywood Makes Inroads in Hollywood

Aishwaria Rai-Bachan was one of the first Bollywood stars to make a name for herself in Hollywood, playing the lead actress in films such as Bride and Prejudice and Provoked. But after a series of flops including Mistress of...

Drive-by Shooting in Sparkbrook

Firearms officers were called to Barrows Road, Sparkbrook, around 8.15pm Wednesday night after two cars were hailed with bullets whilst driving. A man has been rushed to hospital with a gunshot wound and both cars have now been seized for examination. A...

Indonesia Found Guilty of Genocide, UK complicit

According to an international panel of judges the mass killings that Indonesia committed during 1965 are crimes against humanity. It is estimated that between 400,000 and 500,000 people died at the hands of military death squads, however given the official...

HSBC Trader Arrested Over Fraud

HSCB’s top currency trader, Mark Johnson, 50, has been arrested by the FBI at JFK airport, New York, and charged for £2.7bn worth of fraud. He is to appear in court today. Johnson is HSBC’s global Head of Foreign Exchange...

Sir Lenny Henry Named Birmingham City University Chancellor

Sir Lenny Henry, 57, has received yet another prestigious title to add to his gleaming list of accomplishments. Just last year, the Dudley born comedian and actor, best known for his stand-up shows and co-founding Comic Relief, was knighted...