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Far-right parents of ‘Adolf Hitler’ jailed in Britain

LONDON: A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of banned far-right group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the organization, after they shared messages praising Hitler as well as images of them dressed as members of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and giving Nazi salutes. Three others had already pleaded guilty to membership of National Action, which was…

‘Parents of children playing at railway tracks to face action’

LAHORE: "Parents of children playing cricket at the railway tracks will be taken into custody", warned Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday. Rasheed said schools and small factories built near railway tracks will be closed, "action will continue against people who are occupying railways' land", said the railways minister. Briefing the media after chairing meeting of the department at Railways' headquarters in Lahore today, Rasheed announced to reduce railway fares of economy class by 30 percent.…

Zainab’s parents demand public execution of daughter’s murderer

KASUR: Expressing satisfaction that their daughter's rapist and murderer will be hanged on October 17, the parents of minor Kasur girl Zainab demanded that the convict should be publicly executed. An anti-terrorism court on Friday issued death warrants for convict Imran Ali who has been awarded capital punishment for the brutal rape and murder of the minor girl, a case which had gripped the nation earlier this year. The minor girl's father, Amin Ansari, expressed satisfaction over the decision despite the delay, and…

LHC imposes ban on underage driving

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday imposed a ban on underage drivers which will be strictly enforced, ARY News reported. The petition was filed by civil society member Abdullah Malik who informed the court that children were seen driving vehicles and motorcycles on highways and other busy thoroughfares. The petitioner stated that an awareness campaign should be started to warn about the hazards of underage driving which results in accidents everyday and the loss of precious lives. The petitioner that…

Melania Trump’s parents get US citizenship under program slammed by Trump

NEW YORK: The Slovenian-born parents of Melania Trump became US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in New York on Thursday, reportedly taking advantage of a family reunification program President Donald Trump has vehemently denounced. Trump's in-laws Viktor and Amalija Knavs took the oath of citizenship, their immigration lawyer Michael Wildes confirmed to AFP. Asked by the New York Times if they had obtained citizenship under a program derisively branded "chain migration" by the president, Wildes replied: "I…

Parents’ childhood trauma tied to behavior problems in kids

NEW YORK: Parents who had a lot of traumatic or stressful experiences during childhood may be more likely to have kids with behavioral problems, a U.S. study suggests. Adverse childhood experiences can include witnessing parents fight or go through a divorce, having a parent with a mental illness or substance abuse problem, or suffering from sexual, physical or emotional abuse. These childhood experiences have been linked to what’s known as toxic stress, or wear and tear on the body that leads to physical and mental health…

Parents can inherit dead daughter’s Facebook account: German court

BERLIN: Germany's top court ruled Thursday that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away. Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court found that the daughter's contract with Facebook was part of her legacy and should be passed on to the mother, giving her full access to the daughter's account including her posts and private messages. "The contract covering a user account with a social network…

Illegal immigrant parents not facing US prosecution for now

WASHINGTON: Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said on Monday. President Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to prosecute all adults who cross the border illegally but its policy of separating immigrant children from parents met fierce international criticism so it is now trying to keep detained families together while the parents await trial. That has…

Illegal immigrant parents not facing US prosecution for now

WASHINGTON: Parents who cross illegally from Mexico to the United States with their children will not face prosecution for the time being because the government is running short of space to house them, officials said on Monday. President Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to prosecute all adults who cross the border illegally but its policy of separating immigrant children from parents met fierce international criticism so it is now trying to keep detained families together while the parents await trial. That has…

Chinese baby born four years after parents’ death in car crash

BEIJING: A surrogate mother has given birth to a baby boy in China four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The deceased couple was undergoing fertility treatments before the fatal accident in 2013. Their parents fought a drawn-out legal battle to gain access to the couple's fertilised embryos, kept in a hospital in the eastern city of Nanjing. The baby boy -- nicknamed "Tiantian," or "sweet" in Mandarin -- was born on December 9 to a Laotian surrogate, the Beijing News reported…