Email Updated December 11, 2019 01:09:43 Photo: McCann was described as one of "most dangerous" offenders England has ever seen. (Supplied: UK Metropolitan Police) Related Story: Prison rehabilitation expert identified as victim of London Bridge attack Related Story: Convicted terrorist wearing fake explosive vest kills two in London Related Story: What we know about London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan Map: United Kingdom A man who assaulted and raped women and children during a two-week rampage across England while wrongly free from jail has been handed 33 life sentences. Key points:McCann's raped and sexually assaulted a number of people aged from 11 to 71British parole authorities have apologised for the criminal's mistaken release The case has fed into election questions over the state of the UK's prisoner rehabilitation system Joseph McCann, 34, was convicted of 37 offences relating to 11 victims aged between 11 and 71, committed in April and May this year. He … [Read more...] about British serial rapist handed 33 life sentences for crime spree after wrongful release
Indian funds did better than Asian ones in only four of the 10 months -- till October. The current economic slowdown may well have weighed on Indian hedge funds, too - $100 invested in them at the beginning of this year would have yielded investors less than 10 cents (dollar returns 0.09 per cent) by October-end. Investors in Asian hedge funds would have made a little over $6 (dollar returns of 6.1 per cent), showed data from hedge fund-tracker Eurekahedge. The Eurekahedge India Hedge Fund Index is made up of 17 funds with equal weighting in the index. The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Index similarly comprises 308 funds from across Asia.The Indian index had done marginally better than its Asian peers in 2018. While the Asian index was down 13.39 per cent, the Indian index fell 12.83 per cent. India’s returns were also higher (178.4 per cent), since inception in December 2003, than Asian funds (162.8 per cent). But in 2019, Indian funds did better than Asian ones in only four of … [Read more...] about Indian hedge funds way behind Asian peers
Email By Roscoe Whalan in London Posted December 11, 2019 03:10:59 Photo: A voter arrives with a dog at a polling station in Brighton for the British 2017 election. (Reuters: Adam Holt) Related Story: Boris Johnson believes he cannot win Brexit without this 99 per cent white British town Related Story: This is how Boris Johnson could win Brexit, but lose the United Kingdom Related Story: With Britain on the brink, female politicians face threats, violence and vitriol Map: United Kingdom Parties are vying to block Boris Johnson from forming government and, in doing so, aim to stop the United Kingdom from leaving the European Union.But to succeed, the parties will need voters in key seats to hold their noses and vote for non-traditional parties. Here's how they're doing it.Who are the parties?The group mainly consists of three pro-European Union parties: the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru in Wales.The "Unite to Remain" group is strategically running … [Read more...] about What is first past the post voting and why does the UK use it?
Email By North America correspondent Conor Duffy and staff Updated October 04, 2019 10:44:15 Photo: Joe Hockey (right) said Australia was cooperating with the US Government's investigation. (Supplied: Instagram) Related Story: Scott Morrison insists helping Donald Trump is acting in Australia's interest Related Story: The Trump affair is now politically messy for Morrison on two levels Related Story: A diplomat, a 'spy', and a Trump staffer walk into an upmarket London bar … Map: United States Australia's ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey has disputed a claim by a Republican senator that Alexander Downer played an orchestrated role in starting the Russia inquiry. Key points:Joe Hockey rejected Lindsey Graham's claims that someone "directed" Alexander Downer to set up a meeting with George Papadopoulos.Earlier this week, Scott Morrison said Mr Downer's actions were not under investigationDowner has rejected any suggestion he was part of an anti-Trump … [Read more...] about Donald Trump-Mueller inquiry conspiracy theory about Alexander Downer rejected by Joe Hockey
MUMBAI: Actor Deepika Padukone broke down at the trailer launch of her upcoming film 'Chhapaak' on Tuesday, saying she was at a loss for words about the movie where she plays an acid attack survivor. The actor called the film, directed by Meghna Gulzar, her career's most special project. It is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. After the trailer launch, Deepika was called on stage but could not hold back her tears. Chhapaak is all of that and more for me... Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak https://t.co/AtrLJQXlUt… https://t.co/M8WHDDeDP5— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) 1575965494000 "I had only thought that the trailer would be shown and we will come on the stage but I didn't think I would have to speak about it too once on the stage. Whenever I watch the trailer, I... Can we talk about this later? I am really sorry," Deepika said. Meghna, who was standing next to Deepika, said the actor had not seen the complete trailer … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone tears up at ‘Chhapaak’ trailer launch, calls it career’s most special film