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Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO (Reuters) – An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana. Shyma’s song, titled “I have issues”, sparked controversy on social media in the conservative …

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U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday “heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities” by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians. A woman calms a baby as …

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Slepyshev draws in as Edmonton Oilers wrap-up road trip in Columbus

Anton Slepyshev draws back into the Edmonton Oilers lineup on Tuesday night when they wrap up a three game road trip against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Slepyshev has been in and out of the Oilers lineup so far this season due to injuries and inconsistent play, but in Columbus he will …

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Prestigious recognition for Vernon athlete

It is recognition bestowed on the best of the best and now a Vernon athlete will be among those honoured.Paralympic champion Josh Dueck will be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in spring 2018.Dueck won three medals in sit-ski competitions in two Paralympic Winter Games.He’s also won medals …

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Ashes: Joe Root urges England players to 'stand up' before third Test

Australia v England, third Ashes Test Date: 14-18 Dec Time: 02:30 GMT Venue: The Waca, Perth Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage England …

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Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford

Crystal Palace scored two late goals to earn a dramatic win over Watford and move out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season. Bakary Sako bundled in an 89th-minute equaliser before James McArthur snatched the winner in the second minute of stoppage time, side-footing home …

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Arab Media Forum honors winners of creative advertisement award

The ceremony of honoring the 2017 creative advertisement award winners KUWAIT, Dec 12 (KUNA) — The Arab Media Forum honored on Tuesday the 2017 creative advertisement award winners that was co-organized by the forum, Kuwait’s Ministry of Information, Kuwait Media Association and International Advertising Association (IAA).In a ceremony honoring the …

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Burnley 1-0 Stoke City

Burnley climbed into fourth place in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes’ late winner gave them victory over Stoke at Turf Moor. The substitute pounced on a ricochet off team-mate Scott Arfield to fire home the only goal of the game with just two minutes left. It was one of …

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London Euston to become Christmas Day homeless shelter

London’s Euston station will be turned into a shelter for the homeless on Christmas Day. The station concourse will be filled with decorations and tables set for a full festive dinner on 25 December. Rail workers and charity staff will serve food to 200 rough sleepers invited to the event. …

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RCMP believe man impersonated police and pulled over teen in Red Deer

Red Deer RCMP are asking the public to help identify someone they believe pretended to be a police officer and pulled over a vehicle on Dec. 4.Shortly before 12:30 a.m., police were called about a 16-year-old boy who had just been stopped by someone impersonating a police officer. He was …