Britain’s Prince Harry has asked his brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding

Prince Harry, back, served as best man during the wedding of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in April 29, 2011. (AFP)
Updated 26 April 2018
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Britain’s Prince Harry has asked his brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry has asked his elder brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to US actress Meghan Markle next month, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

Harry was William’s best man at his own glittering wedding to wife Kate Middleton in 2011.

“The Duke of Cambridge is honored to have been asked and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th,” Kensington Palace said.

Earlier this week William and Kate, whose official titles are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, celebrated the arrival of their third child.


Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 19 August 2018
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Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

  • Dozens of military and coast guard helicopters took troops to high risk areas seeking people trapped on the roofs of submerged buildings
  • One a heavily pregnant woman Sajita Jabeel, 25, gave birth just after her rescue

KOCHI, India: A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.
The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of Humane Society International.
The woman, who uses only one name Sunitha, was found by rescuers in Thrissur, one of the districts worst hit by floods in Kerala that have left at least 324 dead.
But she refused to leave her house unless her dogs, all strays or abandoned pets, were taken too, Varma told AFP.
“She sent back volunteers and rescue officials because they said they could not evacuate her dogs.
“She was just not willing to leave her dogs behind. She then managed to get in touch with us,” Varma added.
“When the rescue team reached her house, it was completely flooded and the dogs were huddled on beds.”
Sunitha, her husband and the dogs are now staying at a special shelter as the relief camps set up for the disaster refused animals.
Varma said she has started a fundraiser for Sunitha and her pets so a kennel could be built at her home after the floods recede.