Rapist who humiliated his victim by filming sex attack has his 'unduly lenient' sentence nearly doubledHesam Khosravi kicked and beat victim and threatened to tape her mouthImmigrant, 24, pulled her around by hair and forced her to perform sex actLaughed about assault during harrowing half-hour video filmed on iPad Appeal court describe watching footage as 'excruciating'Khosravi has his sentence increased from six to 11 years By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 16:12 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:01 GMT, 12 April 2013 Rapist: Hesam Khosravi, 24, today had his 'unduly lenient' sentence increased from six to 11 years An Iranian immigrant who filmed himself raping a woman at knife-point on his Apple iPad today had his 'unduly lenient' sentence nearly doubled. Hesam Khosravi, 24, kicked and beat his victim and threatened to tape her mouth up during the attack in Trafford, Greater Manchester. He was originally jailed for six years but the Court of Appeal increased his term to 11 years.
Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn: Bank of England chief gives Chancellor a boost ahead of the Budget By Becky Barrow and Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 The Bank of England's governor said last night that the 'recovery is in sight' in a boost for the Chancellor ahead of his Budget next week. In a rare television interview, Sir Mervyn King said Britain's anaemic economic growth is finally drawing to an end following the long and painful downturn. It comes at a time of growing fears that the country could be heading for a triple-dip recession, but his comments suggest any further slump will be short-lived.
Goodbye 2012! Enjoy the New Year in these spectacular pictures as countries across the globe celebrate the arrival of 2013Swimmers brave freezing temperatures to take part in New Year's Day dips across the world Members of grenadier corps in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany, fire 12 shots with a cannon at 8amCentral Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island) first to usher in the New YearSydney saw 2013 at 1pm GMT, with some 1.5 million people attending the city's eventsIn Philippines a child fights for life and more than 400 people hurt by firecrackers and gunfire in celebrationsThe increasingly democratic Myanmar – also known as Burma – celebrated with its first ever public countdownMoscow's Red Square was filled with spectators as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin to welcome the new year200,000 turn out in Shanghai to witness the 4D light show and lighting up of historical buildingsMulticolored fireworks danced up and down the world's tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – in Dubai The festive mood in New Delhi has been marred by the death of a young rape victim on Saturday More than 1 million people will pack into New York's streets for the traditional crystal ball drop in Times SquareAmerican Samoa will be the last place on Earth to herald in the New Year on Tuesday at 11am GMT | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 1 January 2013 Major celebrations to welcome the new year have taken place in some of the world's most iconic locations throughout today.
A heatwave, the return of the Beckhams and the end of X Factor: What the great British public predicts will happen in 2013Top predictions for 2013 from UK public released by researchersMany Brits think X Factor will get the chop and Murray will win Wimbledon Grimmer predictions include another bank scandal, NHS strikes and the collapse of the Liberal-Conservative coalition | UPDATED: 13:57 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain will swelter in a heatwave next summer, the Beckhams will move back to the UK for good and X Factor will finally call it a day, according to the public's predictions for 2013. Less optimistically, a number of people foresee nations leaving the EU, a leading bank prosecuted for fraud and the NHS crippled by strikes. Research company Opinium asked 2,012 adults what they thought might happen in 2013, ranging from economic and political issues to sporting and showbiz ones.