WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since President Barack Obama’s re-election victory, his most ardent foes – nearly 1 million people from all 50 states – have signed online petitions to take their opposition to the extreme: seceding from the United...
A lodger who raped a 12-year-old girl in her London home was today jailed for 14 years.
Ahmed Shirinzoy, 22, was found guilty last month of two counts of raping a child after a trial at Isleworth Crown Court.
The court heard that Shirinzoy, an Afghan national, was lodging at an address in Hayes when his 12-year-old victim arrived home from school.
He approached the girl pretending he wanted to ask to borrow the family’s vacuum cleaner but began making advances before punching her several times and then assaulting her.
The girl managed to escape and raise the alarm after the incident at around 4pm on Tuesday 29 May.
Police were called and Shirinzoy was arrested a short time later at the address.
He was interviewed by detectives but denied the girl’s claims -- Let's hope this proves a deterrent - but sadlyI don't think this will be case .. the b--tards just can't can't seem to help themselves! - Fx
With fights over social security, Medicare, ongoing war, and other key progressive priorities looming, what will they do with their new power? By Glenn (RT @HCNow: What will liberals do with their big election victory?
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So, President Obama, you need a new Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton, but you don't like any of the choices sitting on your desk? How's an idea that maybe you haven't thought of: How about Dick Lugar?
Hidden public service cuts will drain Britain's poorest families of 30 per cent of their annual income by 2017, as the coalition's tough spending targets begin to bite, new TUC research reveals. It said reductions in benefits and family tax credits, combined with continuing cuts to welfare, will 'cause considerable financial harm for millions of families'. The dire predictions come as chancellor George Osborne prepares to deliver his autumn statement on December 5, in which he is expected to detail a further £10bn of welfare savings over the next five years. 'Unless George Osborne changes course,' the TUC warned. 'These cuts will be dwarfed by massive reductions in public services.'
Their figures revealed that by -- I'm not surprised -- the government will insist on giving Britain's money away to other countries of which the majority is spent in a totally inappropriate manner - i.e. refurbishing mansions instead of feeding and improving living conditions for 'stricken' people! - Fx
The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it.
It's just not possible that Victoria is 3. That's all, not possible. I have been photographing this little munchkin ever since she was 6 months... She holds the record for some of my all time favorite photos, including one of her at 6 ...