Ayia Napa Briton found guilty over false rape claim

Image copyright AFP Image caption The woman covered her face as she arrived to hear the verdict A 19-year-old British woman has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped by Israeli youths in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. She had been arrested after withdrawing an allegation…

Activist Chinese Pastor Gets Nine-Year Prison Sentence

BEIJING—An outspoken Christian leader was sentenced by a Chinese court to nine years in prison, an unusually harsh punishment for a religious leader, as President Xi Jinping tightens control of religion and curtails dissent. Pastor Wang Yi was sentenced Monday for incitement of subversion of…

Student loan online accounts to undergo overhaul in 2020

Image copyright PA Media The government is promising an overhaul of how graduates are able to access their student loan accounts online. A new online repayment service will launch in 2020, offering graduates more up-to-date balance information, the Department for Education said. The move aims…

U.S. Strikes Shiite Militia Targets in Iraq and Syria

The U.S. carried out airstrikes against an Iranian-backed Shiite militia group in Iraq and Syria, in the Trump administration’s most forceful response to Tehran’s assertive posture in the region. The Pentagon said Sunday’s attack targeted three of the Kataib Hezbollah militia’s locations in Iraq and…