World Bulletin / News Desk
A British jury has found Turkish Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir guilty of theft in relation to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire.
The spectacular implosion of the once-successful Polly Peck was 1980s boom-and-bust story which embarrassed the ruling Conservative Party, to which he was a major donor.
It also made him a fugitive from British authorities after he skipped the country in 1993.
Nadir returned to London in 2010, saying he wanted to face trial and clear his reputation.
A jury at London's Central Criminal Court on Monday found him guilty of three counts of theft and not guilty of a fourth count.
Under current Swiss laws, an applicant has to be on Swiss territory to lodge an asylum request.
Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militia defeat Daesh in al-Dour town.
Floods – said to be the worst in 90 years – affected Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
The streets of Mogadishu saw heavy deployments of security personnel, who set up checkpoints in order to search cars and check passengers' IDs
Several Israelis were killed or wounded amid a rise in Palestinian attacks on Israelis as tension in the region mounts.
An Iraqi antiquities official confirmed the news, saying the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks that may have been used to haul away artefacts had also been spotted at the site.
Mogherini told a foreign policy conference in the Latvian capital that she was committed to bringing the Iranian nuclear talks to a positive end.
The postponement of the local elections is the second time they have been pushed back.
Navalny strikes defiant tone after murder of ally Nemtsov with plans to go to Nemtsov's grave later on Friday
The source said that the three injured - a woman and her daughter who hail from the slain girl's family as well as a young man - have undergone shrapnel removal surgeries
Kurdish and Iraqi sources say the extremist group also vandalised a historical site in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.
Kenya is home to 3 out of the world's 5 living northern white rhinos
The country's import bill hit $2.8 billion in 2014 against $1.3 billion in export earnings