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Day: January 1, 2016

Bollywood’s best moments of 2015
Asia, ENGLISH

Bollywood’s best moments of 2015

    As the year 2015 came to a close, we look at some of the best Bollywood's candid shots we managed to capture on our camera. Kangana & Priyanka in one frame! It was the party organised by Kangana Ranaut to celebrate her National Award win for "Queen". The party was attended by who's who of Bollywood. But what grabbed our attention was, two contemporaries actress Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut shared one frame. Salman Khan & Shah Rukh Khan friends again! It was a moment no fan of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh would want to miss. After Arpita Khan's wedding in 2014, Rhoit Shetty's recently released "Dilwale" managed to bring these two Khans together at the same stage on the hit TV reality show. Ranveer offered his heart to Deepika! After breaking up with Ranabir Kapoo...
The double life of a Russian spy beheaded by Islamic State
Arab world, ENGLISH

The double life of a Russian spy beheaded by Islamic State

    A prisoner who identified himself as Magomed Khasiev, a Russian national in this still image taken from an undated video in an unknown location. The video released online by Islamic State on December 2, 2015, purportedly showed the… In the video, a man in an orange jump suit kneels beside a lake in Syria and confesses in Russian to spying on Islamic State militants. Another Russian speaker, this one in camouflage fatigues, then uses a hunting knife to hack off the kneeling man's head. When Islamic State posted this footage online on Dec. 2, it brought the distant Syria conflict home to ordinary Russians. Here, in high-definition video, appeared to be one young Russian killing another for reasons few people could understand. It also opened up another mystery. The prisoner a...
Saudi men complain of harassment by women in shopping centre
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi men complain of harassment by women in shopping centre

    Saudi women waiting for their drivers outside a shopping mall in Riyadh (Picture: [copyright]) Male shoppers complained about being cat-called and followed by women, with most of the complains relating to verbal harassment, the Saudi Gazette reports. The centre's security department says CCTV footage supports the men's claims. The videos have been handed over to the police for further investigation. The newspaper suggests the men did not file formal complains because they feared "social stigmatisation". Women caught on camera molesting men at Saudi mall as cameras reveal 16 harassment cases - Naughty, naughty — تلهوه المسعري (@tlahoahalms3re6) December 28, 2015 Men interviewed by the paper suggested the solution was to enforce even stricter punishments and restrictions aga...
Britain sees in 2016 with massive London police presence
ENGLISH, London

Britain sees in 2016 with massive London police presence

    Thousands of police officers watched over New Year revellers as the night sky above London was illuminated by a spectacular fireworks display. Crowds gathered on the banks of the Thames and in city centres across the UK to see the start of 2016. Around 3,000 officers were deployed across central London, including firearms police, at a time of heightened global security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Many braved the intermittent spells of rain awaiting a midnight display featuring around 12,000 fireworks which produced 50,000 projectiles. The celebrations went ahead as planned, despite a similar display in Brussels being cancelled due to safety concerns. The Edinburgh Hogmanay also saw several firework displays above the city's castle, as well as a performance fro...
2015 events that Bangladeshis would want to forget
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

2015 events that Bangladeshis would want to forget

    Faced with a deadly political confrontation at the beginning of the year, Bangladeshis witnessed unprecedented persecution and death threats to freethinkers leading to the killings of bloggers, writers and foreign nationals through the year. The country was shaken by the unearthing of mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia where large number of Bangladeshi migrants and trafficking victims were later learnt to have been buried. The gruesome killing of young boy Rajon in broad daylight followed by cold-blooded murder of Rakib exposed the grave state of child abuse in the country. 1. Countrywide blockade Political unrest in 2015 caused greater damage to Bangladesh's economy than that in 2013 when the nation's two main political blocs fought each other over general elections. Th...