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Day: December 9, 2015

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it
ENGLISH, Technology

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

    American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool factor isn’t there for the leading social network, Forrester found: 65 percent of online users ages 12 to 17 say Facebook is cool, far less than services such as YouTube (80 percent), Snapchat (79 percent) and Facebook-owned Instagram (78 percent). “Sure, young people don’t think Facebook is cool – but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped using it,” the report said. Forrester analysts said Facebook “generates more hyper-usage than any ot...
Under London: The secret world beneath the city’s streets
ENGLISH, London

Under London: The secret world beneath the city’s streets

    You may not realise it but your daily commute on the Underground might be taking you past London’s long disused “ghost” tube stations or the 23 mile-long “Mail Rail” that once carried four million letters a day. If you travel the full length of the Northern Line the tube will take you past several deep-level WWII shelters that were each capable of housing up to 8,000 people. Once a hive of activity, they are now left in almost perpetual darkness while the Tube network continues around them. Elsewhere, you will pass through some of the more grizzly remnants of medieval London. Between South Kensington and Knightsbridge, the Piccadilly Line curves to avoid one of the city’s many plague pits where Londoners were buried on mass as Yersinia pestis swept the city in the 14th and...
BASIC Bank dismisses 4 officials for scam
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

BASIC Bank dismisses 4 officials for scam

    BASIC Bank suspended its four top officials on Wednesday. The decision was taken after a scam that occurred losses in thousands of crores in recent years. Loan frauds, committed because of direct involvement of the previous board led by its chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu and some of its top executives, occured in the Dilkusha, Gulshan and Shantinagar branches of the bank. Bangladesh Bank detected huge financial irregularities involving around Tk 4,500 crore of loans in three branches of BASIC Bank between 2009 and 2013. Among the fired officials, three are deputy managing directors while another is a general manager, ac-cording to bank sources.
Paris terror attacks: Third Bataclan terrorist identified by police travelled to Syria in 2013
ENGLISH, Europe

Paris terror attacks: Third Bataclan terrorist identified by police travelled to Syria in 2013

    The third attacker has been identified French police have identified a third attacker involved in the Bataclan massacre last month as Foued Aggad Mohamed. Gunmen wearing suicide belts burst into the Paris venue during an Eagles of Death Metal concert last month. Authorities said that 90 people died at the concert hall, with 130 dying overall during the Paris terror attacks. Responsibility for the atrocity was later claimed by Islamic State. Tributes from around the world are pouring in to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13. Click through to see how people are showing their support throughout the world. (Pictured) The De La Salle University facade is lit up in the colors of the French national flag in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 16. Candles s...
Trump’s Muslim comments disqualify him from presidency: White House
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s Muslim comments disqualify him from presidency: White House

    The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s call for the United States to ban Muslims from entering the country disqualified him from becoming president and called on Republicans to reject him immediately. White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said Trump’s campaign had a dustbin of history quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic. Donald Trump calls for barring Muslims from entering US. Earnest said other Republican presidential candidates, who have pledged to support the person who eventually wins their party’s nomination, should disavow Trump right now. The Express Tribune.