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Day: December 20, 2015

Thousands of Home Schooled kids at risk of Radicalisation
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Thousands of Home Schooled kids at risk of Radicalisation

    The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has asked officials to review home schooling amid fears that thousand of children are having their minds filled with poison by radicalised parents. Between 20,000 and 50,000 children are thought to be educated at home – but the Government has no idea of the exact number because parents are under no obligation to inform their local council. Ms Morgan has already announced a crackdown on unregistered schools and “weekend madrassas” after some were found to be promoting extremist ideology. But senior government sources have revealed that home schooling is now “on the radar”. Under proposals being considered in Whitehall, parents and teachers will be given a specific point of contact at local councils in order to raise concerns about a ch...
Bangladesh static in Human Development Index
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh static in Human Development Index

    Bangladesh’s position remains unchanged in the Human Development Index, according to the 2015 Human Development Report launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Bangladesh ranked 142 out of 188 countries in the index, while neighbouring India ranked at 130, Nepal at 145 and Pakistan at 147, the report, published today, said. “Bangladesh has shown a positive trend in Human Development for the last couple of decades with an average annual increase of about 1.55 percent,” a press release in this regard reads. UNDP launched the report titled “Work for Human Development” at NEC Conference Room at the Planning Commission today. According to the report, despite extremely rapid technological adoption in recent years, as of 2014, 2.5 billion people in Asia and the Pa...
Minor fire at Dhaka Airport
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Minor fire at Dhaka Airport

    Fire broke out at a room of Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning, however, there was no significant damage. The fire, suspected to have been sparked from an electrical short circuit around 8:30am, broke out on the immi-gration office at the second floor. It was quickly doused by the office staffs, Murshid Jahan, assistant superintendent of airport’s Armed Police Battalion (APBN), told The Daily Star. “No significant damage occurred in the fire,” she said.
Putin says Russian army capable of more in Syria
ENGLISH, Europe

Putin says Russian army capable of more in Syria

    President Vladimir Putin said Russia "won't suck up to anybody" in the trailer of a documentary released on Saturday, December 19.. The Russian armed forces have not employed all their capability in Syria and may use "more military means" there if necessary, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday, hours after signing up to a UN roadmap to peace in the war-torn country. "We see how efficiently our pilots and intelligence agents coordinate their efforts with various kinds of forces – the army, navy and aviation, how they use the most modern weapons," Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying. "I want to stress that these are by far not all of our capabilities," he said. "We have more military means. And we will use them – if need be." Russia launched a bombing cam...
Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya after Suspected Bomb In Toilet
Africa world, ENGLISH

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya after Suspected Bomb In Toilet

    An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land after a suspected bomb was found in the toilet, police say. The Boeing 777, carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members, diverted to Mombasa in Kenya after the suspicious device was discovered. Police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said on his Twitter account that the Boeing 777 aircraft headed to Paris with 459 passengers and 14 crew, was safely evacuated after it landed at the airport at 12:37 a.m. on Sunday (2137 GMT Saturday). Kenyan authorities are investigating the nature of a suspect device found in a toilet aboard an Air France flight from Mauritius that made an emergency landing at Kenya's port city of Mombasa, its interior minister said on Sunday. Joseph Nkaisserry told reporters at Mombasa's Moi I...