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Day: January 12, 2016

How easily can a parent psychologically damage their child
ENGLISH, Life Style

How easily can a parent psychologically damage their child

    Bringing a person into the world, teaching them wrong from right, and equipping them with the skills to live a happy life make parenting an extremely challenging and daunting job. It’s no wonder, then, that mothers and fathers can obsess over the minute details of their parenting skills, while simultaneously trying to care for a child’s basic needs. A thread on the question and answer website Quora laid bare the fear surrounding this issue, as one user asked: “What is the most psychologically damaging thing you can say to a child?” Members of the website advised each what not to tell children: drawing from their own experiences and anecdotal evidence. One woman wrote that her mother was sometimes “like a volcano” when she became angry, and that her verbal attacks started w...
North Korea faked sub-launched missile test footage analysis
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea faked sub-launched missile test footage analysis

    North Korean state television aired footage on Friday of the latest test, said to have taken place in DecemberFootage of a North Korean submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test released by Pyongyang two days after it announced it had conducted the country's fourth nuclear test last week was faked, according to an analysis by a California-based think tank. In defiance of a UN ban, the isolated country has said it has ballistic missile technology which would allow it to launch a nuclear warhead from a submarine, although experts and analysis of North Korean state media cast doubt on the claim. North Korean state television aired footage on Friday of the latest test, said to have taken place in December. Unlike a previous SLBM test in May, it had not been announced at...
Tory bill could cost UK nearly 200,000 council houses, warns Labour
ENGLISH, London

Tory bill could cost UK nearly 200,000 council houses, warns Labour

    Labour estimates that 40,000 council homes will disappear each year under the current demands of the Conservative government. More than 190,000 council houses could be lost by 2020 if the government’s housing bill, currently passing through parliament, is approved, Labour has warned. A proposal to force councils to sell their highest value homes, as well as the impact of increased discounts for council tenants granted the “right to buy”, will result in the loss of one in every eight council properties, according to the shadow housing minister. Speaking in advance of the Commons housing debate on Tuesday, John Healey said the homes could be snapped up by overseas investors and buy-to-let landlords rather than people in housing need. The legislation being proposed by the com...
Western sanctions severely harming Russia
ENGLISH, Europe

Western sanctions severely harming Russia

    President Vladimir Putin acknowledged Monday in an interview with German daily Bild that Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis are affecting Russia. "Concerning our possibilities on the international financial markets, the sanctions are severely harming Russia," he said in a long interview, calling the EU sanctions "a theatre of the absurd". Moscow has been hit by US and European sanctions over the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces which has claimed more than 9,000 lives since April 2014. In late December, the EU extended its sanctions by six months, arguing that the Minsk peace agreement signed by Moscow has not been fully implemented. Putin said, however, that "the biggest harm is currently caused by the decline of the prices for ...
Hospitals in emergencies only plea as junior doctors strike
ENGLISH, London

Hospitals in emergencies only plea as junior doctors strike

  Hospitals gear up for junior doctors strike Hospitals across England are providing emergency care only after thousands of junior doctors went on strike. Despite last-ditch talks to prevent the damaging action, around 4,000 operations and procedures have been cancelled, with thousands more routine appointments also postponed. Around 100 picket lines have been put in place for the strike, with a large concentration in and around London. Patients have been told hospitals are under pressure and asked to attend A&E only if they have a genuine emergency. Instead, patients are being asked to make the most of other NHS services, including GPs, walk-in centres, the 111 phone line and pharmacies. The British Medical Association (BMA) is being backed in its action by other unions, includ...