• 'Bed-blocking' patient left waiting three and a half years to be discharged from hospital despite being well enough to leave 

    The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems, has now been in a hospital bed for 1,338 days. In the letter, Mr Gething lists the longest delays experienced by individual patients at each of Wales's seven health boards, as of January 2017, and reveals that along with the Hywel Dda University Health Board patient who has been waiting for three-and-a-half years, two other patients in the country have been stuck in hospital beds for more than a year-and-a-half each. The letter goes on to say that it is anticipated that the health board's clinical team anticipates being able to discharge them "in about six months".

    The Telegraph
  • North Korea 'detains American citizen' and threatens to sink US aircraft carrier

    A former Korean-American professor has been detained in North Korea, becoming the third US citizen to be held by the regime since 2016. The man in his late 50s, known only by his surname Kim, was reportedly prevented from leaving the country on Friday when he tried to board a flight at Pyongyang international airport. On Sunday, the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson began joint exercises with Japan, in another show of force against the North Korean regime, which may be on the brink of a sixth nuclear bomb test.

    The Telegraph
  • LeBron sparks NBA Cavaliers to playoff sweep of Pacers

    LeBron James scored 33 points and made key plays late to give the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers a 106-102 victory at Indiana and a sweep of their playoff series. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 4-0 in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round matchup and will next face the winner between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.

    AFP News
  • American Airlines suspends flight attendant after he squares up against passenger

    American Airlines has suspended a flight attendant after he challenged a passenger to a fight at the front of an aircraft cabin. During the boarding of the Friday afternoon flight AA591 from San Francisco airport to Dallas-Fort Worth, it appears that the staff member hurt a mother of twins as he removed her stroller for storage in the hold. The ensuing events were filmed by Surain Adyanthaya, a passenger sitting several rows back.

    The Independent
  • Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

    DETROIT (AP) — Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

    Associated Press
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'doesn't speak to some of her children after transition'

    The former Olympian opened up to Diane Sawyer in the tell-all chat.

    Cover Media
  • So, what is so bad about renting a house instead of owning one?

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 ― When Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani proposed long-term rental as one of the solutions to the country’s housing quandary, the idea drew so much...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Despite fresh warrant, activist says no urgency in civil suit on Zakir Naik’s arrest

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 ― There is no urgency to expedite the civil suit against the government for failing to act against Dr Zakir Naik despite India’s second non-bailable warrant against the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • The New Nissan Urvan Premium Goes Bigger — and Definitely Better

    Nissan Urvan may share the same name after a village in Azerbaijan (Urva), but from where it’s going right now, it really should be named after those enterprising Filipinos who use ... The post The New Nissan Urvan Premium Goes Bigger — and Definitely Better appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

  • 'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

    "The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday. Although the eighth installment in Universal Studio's "Fast and Furious" series -- starring megastars Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- shattered records during its opening last weekend with global revenues of more than a half-billion dollars, its North American take so far has come in below that of "Furious 7," which earned $250 million over its first two weekends. The latest film, directed by F. Gary Gray of "Straight Outta Compton" fame, also features Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson and hip-hop star Ludacris.

    AFP News
  • £70,000 puts workers in the top 5 per cent of UK earners – why are we so reluctant to acknowledge this?

    The response to the suggestion of Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell last week that those earning an annual salary of more than £70,000 makes one rich has prompted similar guffaws. An income of over £70,000 a year will actually put you in the top five per cent of all UK earners. When Ed Miliband proposed a “mansion tax” on properties valued at more than £2m in 2015 right wing newspapers exploded with fury, screaming about how that this would lay waste to middle England.

    The Independent
  • France's presidential election: How the world reacted

    Here are some of the first reactions to sunday's vote: - European Union - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated the pro-EU Macron after projections showed him ahead in the first round and wished him "good luck" in the run-off. "To see the flags of #France and the EU greet the result of @emmanuelmacron, it's the hope and future of our generation," tweeted EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, a former Italian foreign minister. Michel Barnier, the European Commission's chief negotiator on Britain's withdrawal from the EU, hinted at concerns that Le Pen could lead France away from the bloc.

    AFP News
  • Four gunmen killed in hunt for Philippine militants

    Four gunmen have been killed on a Philippine tourist island as President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military on Sunday to kill remnants of an Islamic militant group behind a foiled mass kidnapping attempt there. Authorities said the dead suspects and three others on the run were stragglers from a boatload of southern Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf gunmen who sailed to the central island of Bohol this month as part of a plot to kidnap tourists. The raid had signalled an escalation of the kidnapping threat from the Abu Sayyaf, who are based on remote islands and also blamed for beheadings and deadly bombings, prompting Duterte to vow deadly retribution.

    AFP News
  • Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

    A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. Rasheed was found in the stairwell of his apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest early Sunday and died shortly after being taken to hospital, family members said. "With The Daily Panic, I hope to cover and comment upon the news, satirise the frequently unsatirisable politics of Maldives," he wrote on his blog.

    AFP News
  • Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease 

    British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.

    The Telegraph
  • Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

    Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office. Building the wall was Trump's signature campaign promise, and the White House appeared determined to get Congress to approve a down payment as part of a bigger bill to keep the US government funded. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said the administration is prepared to make concessions to Democrats on health care reform in order to get the wall money.

    AFP News
  • Djokovic should seek Federer's advice, says former mentor

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb's former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said. Djokovic has suffered a spectacular fall from grace since he captured his maiden French Open title last June for his 12th major honour, completing a career slam of winning all four of the world's top tennis tournaments. "Given that Federer was able to return into the top 10 and win this year's Australian Open at the age of 36, I see no reason why Djokovic can't be the world number one again," Obradovic told Belgrade daily Blic on Sunday.

  • This Badass, Popular Hyundai Model is the First to Conquer Antarctica

    It may be heavily modified, but still, it’s quite a great feat to accomplish. Carrying a standard 2.2 diesel-powered engine, the ever reliable Hyundai Santa Fe is the first ever vehicle ... The post This Badass, Popular Hyundai Model is the First to Conquer Antarctica appeared first on Carmudi Philippines Journal.

  • Festival Of Crab: Get Your Claws On These Crustaceans At Hotel Jen Tanglin From Now Till 31 Jul ’17

    I love crab — the sweetness of the meat and the multitude of sauces that can accompany it, is just amazing. Even if I groan at the thought of shelling them. And thankfully, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is launching the Festival of Crab promotion, with each kilogram of delicious crab going at […] The post Festival Of Crab: Get Your Claws On These Crustaceans At Hotel Jen Tanglin From Now Till 31 Jul ’17 appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

  • True scale of acid attacks hidden as victims too scared to come forward, police say 

    Hundreds of acid attacks reported to police each year may only be a fraction of the real total with many victims too afraid of reprisals to come forward, police have warned. A senior police officer has appealed for all victims to report the crime, praising the bravery of one man who discussed his ordeal in a radio interview. It comes as speculation grows that Arthur Collins, the boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann who is wanted by police in connection to an acid attack which left two people blinded in one eye, has fled the country.

    The Telegraph