Aron Ralston, whose harrowing tale of amputating his own forearm after he became trapped in a Utah canyon became a best-selling book and later a Hollywood film, was jailed in Denver on suspicion of domestic violence, court records released on Sunday show. Ralston, 38, was arrested Saturday night and was being held in the Denver County jail where he faces one count of assault and one count of "wrongs to minors," according to jail records. A spokeswoman with the Denver Police Department told Reuters she could not provide details of the incident.
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- UKIP Politician In 'Send Them Back' Video
UKIP has again become embroiled in controversy after one of its politicians was caught on camera saying immigrants should be sent home. Victoria Ayling, 54, who defected from the Conservatives in March, made the comments in a 20-minute video seen by The Mail on Sunday newspaper. Mrs Ayling - a Lincolnshire County councillor and deputy leader of the local UKIP party - then jokes that the inflammatory remark may one day come back to haunt her. Mrs Ayling hit the headlines earlier this year when she confronted David Cameron during the Tory conference and told him she was leaving the party.
- Singapore hit by rare outbreak of rioting
A crowd set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of rioting in the city state. The incident reportedly started after a private bus hit and killed a foreign worker in the Little India area. Television footage showed a crowd of people smashing the windscreen of a bus, and at least three police cars being flipped over. Singapore Police Force said the riot started after a fatal traffic accident.
- White South Africans' uneasy love affair with Mandela
The sidewalk blackboard outside the pizza parlour in South Africa's quaint seaside village Kalk Bay, inhabited mainly by whites, changed for the first time in months on Friday.
- Air Traffic Control Problem Delays UK Flights
Flights at airports across the UK - including Heathrow and Gatwick - have been delayed or cancelled by an air traffic control system problem. Thousands of passengers have seen their flights delayed by a problem switching from night-time to daytime operating capacity at southern England's main air traffic control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire. Airports in the south east of England - the world's busiest airspace - have been hardest hit, with the knock-on impact disrupting flights across the UK and further afield. Passengers have complained about a lack of information as they spend hours stuck on planes, while budget airline Ryanair has called for the Civil Aviation Authority to step in to prevent further chaos.
- 'Slaves' Rescued In Bristol Police Raids
Police officers raided three travellers' sites, a business unit, a house in South Gloucestershire and a house in Bristol. Avon and Somerset Police launched an investigation into forced labour and human trafficking five weeks ago following intelligence built up by CID. Head of CID, Chief Superintendent Julian Moss, said: "This is an ongoing and dynamic inquiry; our primary aim is to safeguard and protect vulnerable victims.
- Balls 'Couldn't Give A T***' About Criticism
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has told Sky News he “couldn’t give a t***” about speculation by newspapers and bookmakers about his future after stinging criticism of his Autumn Statement speech. On Sky News' Murnaghan show, Mr Balls insisted he had "never been less bothered" about "gossip and tittle tattle" on his Commons performance following George Osborne’s update on the economy. Despite receiving flak for failing to provide a convincing response to improved economic figures, Mr Balls told the show that Labour is still winning the argument over the economy. Mr Balls said the massed ranks of Tory MPs were always going to try to shout down his message, adding many people had in fact congratulated him on his performance in the following days.
- Ancient Estate and Garden Fountain Unearthed in Israel
The remains of a wealthy estate, with a mosaic fountain in its garden, dating to between the late 10th and early 11th centuries have been unearthed in Ramla in central Israel. "It seems that a private building belonging to a wealthy family was located there and that the fountain was used for ornamentation," Hagit Torgë, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement. Fountains from the Fatimid period were mostly found around the center of the Old City of Ramla called White Mosque, Torgë added.