UK trial date set for man accused of murdering Omani student outside Harrods

Mohammed Al-Araimi, 20, died after he was attacked outside Harrods in Knightsbridge. (Metropolitan Police/AFP)
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Updated 14 January 2020

UK trial date set for man accused of murdering Omani student outside Harrods

  • Kuwaiti national Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, has been charged with murder, attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article
  • Al-Araimi, a King’s College politics and economics student, died on Dec. 5 during what police said was an attempt to steal his luxury watch

LONDON: The trial of a Kuwaiti man accused of murdering an Omani student outside Harrods in London last month has been set for July 6.

Mohammed Al-Araimi, 20, died after he was attacked outside the department store in Knightsbridge.

Kuwaiti national Badir Rahim Alnazi, 23, has been charged with murder, attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article.

Alnazi was arrested after handing himself in to police last week.

A £20,000 reward had been offered for information that led to the prosecution of those responsible.

Al-Araimi, a King’s College politics and economics student, died on Dec. 5 during what police said was an attempt to steal his luxury watch.

He was the youngest son of Omani property developer Sheikh Abdullah Al-Araimi.

His family said at the time their “hearts are eternally broken”.


World’s oldest man dies in Japan at 112

Updated 25 February 2020

World’s oldest man dies in Japan at 112

  • Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home
  • The news came less than two weeks after Watanabe was officially recognized by Guinness World Records

TOKYO: A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday.

Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, died on Sunday at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said.

The news came less than two weeks after he was officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

Watanabe, who had five children, said the secret to longevity was to “not get angry and keep a smile on your face.”

He admitted a penchant for sweets such as custard pudding and ice cream.

The oldest man in Japan is now Issaku Tomoe, who is 110 years old, according to Jiji Press, although it was not clear if Tomoe holds the title globally.

The oldest living person is also Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old woman.

Japan has one of the world’s highest life expectancies and has been home to several people recognized as among the oldest humans to have ever lived.

They include Jiroemon Kimura, the longest-living man on record, who died soon after his 116th birthday in June 2013.

The oldest verified person — Jeanne Louise Calment of France — died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness.