Sunday, July 3

Day: December 31, 2015

Extra Armed Police For London NYE Fireworks
ENGLISH, London

Extra Armed Police For London NYE Fireworks

    Extra armed officers have been called in to police New Year's Eve celebrations in central London amid a Europe-wide warning that terrorists could be plotting an attack. Tickets have sold out for the London Mayor’s official fireworks display on the South Bank. Those without tickets are being advised to see the new year in at home or at bars across the capital. The Metropolitan Police said the enhanced patrols are "purely precautionary and not as a result of any specific intelligence". Sky sources said some officers have had leave cancelled to bolster numbers. Around 3,000 officers will be on duty in central London, Scotland Yard said. Superintendent Jo Edwards added: "Our policing plan remains under constant review and the public can expect to see additional police officers...
Iran denies rockets fired near US carrier
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iran denies rockets fired near US carrier

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday denied its naval forces had test-fired rockets close to a US aircraft carrier in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. "The Guards' naval force had no exercise in the past week when the Americans claim that a missile or rocket was fired in the Hormuz Strait area," spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said on the Guards' official website. The Guards naval unit is responsible for securing Iranian interests in the Strait, where it regularly pa-trols the area and conducts exercises.
December smashes rain and temperature records
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

December smashes rain and temperature records

    Storms including Frank, Eva and Desmond have contributed to make one of the wettest Decembers on record, while temperatures have risen to smash previous highs for the time of year. Early provisional statistics from the Met Office suggest the UK mean temperature between 1 and 29 December was a record-breaking 8 °C which is 4.1 °C above the long-term average, beating the previous record of 6.9 °C, which was reached in 1934. This is the highest anomaly above a long-term average temperature for any month since 1910 - temperatures were closer to what we might normally experience during April or May, the Met Office said. On top of that, it has been the wettest December on record for Scotland (333.1 mm), and Wales (321 mm), while it is currently Northern Ireland's fourth wettest ...
98.52% pass primary school tests
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

98.52% pass primary school tests

    A total of 98.52 percent of fifth graders passed the primary terminal tests with 91.87 percent of madrasa students clearing equivalent ebtedayee exams this year. A total of 275,980 students from primary and 5,473 from ebtedayee secured GPA-5. The results were made available after 1:00pm, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mustafizur Rahman said at a press briefing. The students can obtain results from their respective schools. Also, the results will be available on the websites of respective boards and directorate and through SMS. Total 2,839,238 students appeared for the PSC exams this year while 264,134 for the ebtedayee exams. The exams began November 22 and ended on November 30. PSC, JSC results handed over to PM The results of primary terminal and Junior Schoo...
Simon Danczuk suspended from Labour party after sending sexually explicit texts to teenager
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Simon Danczuk suspended from Labour party after sending sexually explicit texts to teenager

    Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has been suspended from the Labour party after allegations that he exchanged sexually explicit text messages with a teenager. Mr Danczuk, who is 49, sent the messages to 17 year old Sophena Houlihan after she asked him for a job, according to a report in The Sun newspaper. Mr Danczuk has been an outspoken critic of the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn in recent months. During the party’s leadership contest he said MPs would be plotting to oust Mr Corbyn “from day one” if he became leader. A spokesperson for the Labour party said: "The General Secretary of the Labour Party has today suspended Simon Danczuk's membership of the Party, pending an investigation into allegations published in the media today. "A full investigation will now take place under th...