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Guru Ram Rahim Singh rape verdict draws crowds

Tens of thousands of supporters of an Indian guru accused of rape have flocked to the north of the country ahead of his arrival at court. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 50, is due to appear at a court in Panchkula, Haryana state, on Friday to hear the verdict in a case involving the rape of two women. As the crowds gathered, large parts of Punjab and Haryana were placed in lockdown and mobile internet services were suspended in some areas. Ram Rahim Singh denies the accusations. The case relates to…

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Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Media playback is unsupported on your device Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have converged on the “Free Speech Rally” in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers. The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, disbanded early and the participants were escorted out by police. Organisers had said they would not give a platform to racism or bigotry. Tensions are high after violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend turned deadly. The Boston Herald reported that up to 30,000 people attended the counter-protest. Demonstrators…

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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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