Nabeel Alnaqbi

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Four Thai men jailed for beating British family unconscious

Lewis and Rosemary Owen, aged 68 and 65, were visiting Hua Hin with their son, Lewis, 43, when they were attacked in April<p>A court in Thailand has sentenced four men to two years in prison for a vicious assault on a holidaying British couple in their 60s and their 43-year-old son that left them …

Thailand

Jail unrest feared over smoking ban plans

Court ruling that Parc prison must go smoke-free triggers concern about reaction from inmates, 80% of whom smoke<p>The Ministry of Justice is drawing up plans for a smoking ban in several jails amid fears that legal actions forcing all to go smoke-free simultaneously would trigger unrest at a time …

Crime

Mhairi Black blasts George Osborne and Labour in blistering SNP maiden speech

The youngest MP in the House of Commons since the Reform Act of 1832 has blasted George Osborne and attacked Labour in an assured and blistering …

Why was Pluto stripped of planet status?

After years of arguments astronmers voted to strip Pluto of its planet status in 2006<p>Astronomers voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006<p>The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) said that Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other …

Two days hiking on Hinchinbrook Island: the trek that nearly (sort of) killed me

I thought doing the Thorsborne Trail on a remote island off Queensland would be life-affirming. In fact I was woefully under-prepared for what lay ahead<p>Before I started my first proper hike, I practised for several weeks walking with a small pack and new boots on the stretch of car-heavy road that …

Hiking

ISIL 'beheads women for the first time in Syria'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has beheaded two women and their husbands in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIL beheaded the couples after accusing them of using "magic for medicine".<p>…

Islamic State (ISIS)