Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Video wanita dera ibu mertua viral di India

Raj Rani Jain dilihat berselimut di atas katil apabila seorang wanita menyerang beliau, memukul beliau berulang kali dan mengheret beliau dengan rambutnya.

NEW DELHI: Satu video yang dirakam secara rahsia oleh seorang lelaki India menunjukkan seorang wanita memukul ibu mertuanya kini viral dan polis telah menahan wanita berkenaan.

Mengesyaki isterinya kerap memukul wanita berusia 70 tahun itu, Sandeep Jain pasang kamera CCTV di dalam bilik tidur ibunya, dan memberitahu polis dia bertujuan untuk menangkap Sangeeta Jain.

Video berdurasi satu minit itu menunjukkan Raj Rani Jain berselimut di atas katil apabila seorang wanita menyerang beliau, memukul beliau berulang kali dan mengheret beliau dengan rambutnya.

Sangeeta Jain ditahan selepas suaminya mengadu kepada polis pada Isnin di daerah Bijnor di Uttar Pradesh.

Raj Rani Jain memberitahu pemberita di hospital menantu perempuannya menampar beliau dan memukulnya dengan batu.

"Dia terus mendera saya," katanya.

Polis telah mula siasatan berikutan pengeluaran video itu, yang mencetuskan kemarahan di media sosial, dengan banyak menuntut wanita tertuduh dikenakan hukuman berat.

"Kami telah menerima video itu dan mempersoalkan wanita itu. Dia akan kekal dalam tahanan," kata seorang pegawai kanan polis di Bijnor Dharm Veer Singh kepada AFP.

"Terdapat sejarah keganasan antara wanita tertuduh dan mertuanya beliau. Kita akan mengetahui kebenaran," katanya.

Sangeeta menafikan dakwaan itu dan mendakwa video itu adalah rekaan dan menuduh suaminya cuba untuk memerangkap beliau.

Beliau juga telah memfailkan kes keganasan rumah tangga terhadap mertuanya dan pasangan itu kini menuntut perceraian.

- Sumber: Agensi | Januari 13, 2016

Shanghai Disney park to open in June 2016

Disney characters Mickey (C) and Minnie Mouse (L), dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos, wave to greet guests from a float during the theme park's annual New Year's Day parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on January 1, 2016.

LOS ANGELES: Disney's theme park in Shanghai, its first in mainland China, will open on June 16, the company announced Tuesday.

The park, originally slated to open last year, will feature everything from an Enchanted Storybook Castle -- the tallest in any Disney park -- to a "Toy Story"-themed hotel and a Grand Theater with a Chinese-language production of the Broadway hit "The Lion King."

But Walt Disney Co. also says the park will reflect China's own culture -- something Chinese officials sought to ensure before permitting the icon of US entertainment to enter the country.

"When it opens in June, Shanghai Disney resort will be a one-of-a-kind, world-class destination that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese," said Disney chairman and chief executive Robert Iger in a statement.

"The resort reflects Disney's legendary storytelling along with China's rich culture, and showcases some of the most creative and innovative experiences we’ve ever created."

Disney's first mainland China park -- there is already one in Hong Kong, which opened in 2005 -- will open in the skyscraper-dominated Pudong district of Shanghai with a multi-day event.

Disney is a joint shareholder in the park with China's Shanghai Shendi group.

The project was first envisioned in the 2000s when China's President Xi Jinping was a rising official in Shanghai, China's commercial hub.

Last year he told US business executives that he supported the $5.5 billion venture at the time, helping it to get underway when other officials were pushing for a more Chinese culture-based project.

"I voted yes for Disney," he recounted, "because China needs a diverse-culture-based entertainment market."

- Source: AFP

MH370 search finds new shipwreck, but no plane

An Australian-led team continues to scour the southern Indian Ocean seabed in hope of finding the final resting place of MH370.

SYDNEY: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a shipwreck deep underwater, officials said Wednesday, the second such discovery since the search began almost two years ago.

An Australian-led team continues to scour the southern Indian Ocean seabed in hope of finding the final resting place of MH370, which vanished on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

In July last year, a two-metre-long (almost seven-foot) flaperon wing part washed up on a beach on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and was confirmed to be from the ill-fated flight, marking the first concrete evidence that it met a tragic end.

Nothing has been found since despite more than 80,000 square kilometres of the seafloor being searched, based on satellite analysis of the jet's likely trajectory after it diverted from its flight path.

But another shipwreck -- an iron or steel-hulled vessel believed to have gone down at the turn of the 19th century -- has been discovered some 3,700 metres deep.

"On December 19, 2015, an anomalous sonar contact was identified in the course of the underwater search, with analysis suggesting the object was likely to be man-made, probably a shipwreck," said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC).

One of three ships searching for MH370, Havila Harmony, used an autonomous underwater vehicle to further examine the find and captured high-resolution sonar imagery.

"The Shipwreck Galleries of the Western Australian Museum have conducted a preliminary review of some sonar imagery and advised that the vessel is likely to be a steel/iron vessel dating from the turn of the 19th century," added JACC.

It is the second wreck found during the hunt.

In May last year, sonar imagery revealed an anchor, along with other objects searchers said were man-made as well as what are thought to be lumps of coal.

Investigators believe MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean, sparking one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

Speculation on the cause of the plane's disappearance has focused primarily on a possible mechanical or structural failure, a hijacking or terror plot, or rogue pilot action.

Despite the satellite evidence pointing to the plane going down, many Chinese relatives of those on board remain sceptical, and are convinced their loved ones are alive, perhaps being held at an unknown location.

Analysts have said that only by locating the crash site and recovering the black box will authorities be able to solve the mystery of why the plane went down.

- Source: AFP | January 13, 2016

Swimmer mauled in suspected Australia shark attack

Swimmer mauled in suspected Australia shark attack. -Filepix/AFP

SYDNEY: A swimmer suffered wounds to his arms and legs Saturday after he was mauled in a suspected shark attack off Queensland state on Australia's east coast, officials said.

The latest reported attack comes during the busy summer season, and as authorities in neighbouring New South Wales implement a range of shark-prevention measures to reduce encounters after a spate of maulings in the state last year.

The 30-year-old man was swimming off Rosslyn Bay some 670 kilometres (420 miles) north of Brisbane just before 12:00 pm when he was believed to have been bitten by a shark, the state's ambulance service said.

"(He has) lacerations to the arms and legs," an ambulance spokesman told AFP.

"He is still being assessed. He's just arrived to the shore now and will be transferred to Rockhampton Hospital shortly."

The swimmer was in a stable condition and would be transferred to another hospital in Brisbane later Sunday, a Rockhampton Hospital spokesman told AFP.

The man was believed to have been snorkelling off Miall Island near Rosslyn Bay, a local coast guard officer told Brisbane's Courier Mail newspaper.

"From what I understand he was snorkelling a bit off the beach and said he saw a lot of fish and then the shark came out of nowhere," Yeppoon Coast Guard flotilla commander Arthur Hunt said. 

"It's the first shark attack we've had up here in a while -- I've been (with the coast guard) for seven years and this is my first."

There were 14 attacks in New South Wales last year -- include the fatal mauling of a Japanese surfer -- compared to three in 2014, according to data compiled by Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

In Queensland, there were four attacks in 2015, compared to one in 2014, taking last year's national toll to 22, it said.

Experts say attacks are increasing as water sports become more popular and bait fish move closer to shore, but fatalities remain rare.

- Source: AFP