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Day: January 17, 2016

London’s most crime ridden Tube stations revealed
ENGLISH, London

London’s most crime ridden Tube stations revealed

    Kings Cross is London’s most crime-ridden underground station, figures obtained from the British Transport Police have revealed. The statistics, released through a Freedom of Information request and reported by the Evening Standard, reveal 457 crimes have been recorded at the central London station over 12 months from 1 December 2014. Crime at King Cross soared above the capital’s other stations, with 87 violent incidents, 65 public order offences and 25 sex crimes recorded over the year. Over 200 thefts of passenger property were also logged at the station. Incidents of fraud, drugs offences and criminal damage were also recorded. Oxford Circus and Stratford stations both saw the second highest number of crimes, with each reporting 334 incidents over the year. Victoria ra...
Jeremy Corbyn says there could be benefits to opening diplomatic back-channels with Isis
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn says there could be benefits to opening diplomatic back-channels with Isis

    The British government should keep some form of diplomatic back-channel open to Isis in order to help move towards a political solution in Syria, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that some Middle Eastern countries were clearly already in touch with the militant group and that there had to be “some route through to its leadership. He noted that during open conflicts with the Taliban and IRA the UK government had quietly kept back-channels open. Mr Corbyn used his appearance on the Sunday-morning politics programme to lay out other planks of his foreign and defence policy calling for the UK to come to a reasonable accommodation with Argentina over the Falkland Islands and suggesting that Trident submarines could be built but not armed...
Iran hails new chapter as world readies to lift sanctions
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iran hails new chapter as world readies to lift sanctions

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed the lifting of international sanctions on his country following the entry into force of last July's momentous nuclear deal with major powers. "We Iranians have reached out to the world in a sign of friendliness, and leaving behind the enmities, suspicions and plots, have opened a new chapter in the relations of Iran with the world," the official IRNA news agency quoted him as saying. Iran took a huge step toward ending its international isolation Saturday after the United Nation's atomic watchdog confirmed Iran was carrying out measures agreed under the deal. "The implementation of the JCPOA is not a loss for any country," Rouhani said, referring to the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action", the official name for Tehran's nuc...
Woman found stabbed to death in luxury home
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Woman found stabbed to death in luxury home

    A murder investigation has been launched after a 60-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in a luxury home. Sadie Hartley, 60, who is believed to be a company director, was found with multiple stab wounds at her £500,000 property after her colleagues raised the alarm. She had last been seen at a conference in Manchester on Thursday and concerned colleagues contacted the police on Friday night after she failed to turn up for work. Her family say they last heard from her on Thursday evening. Police found her at the five-bedroomed detached property she lives at in the village of Helmshore, Lancashire, and have launched a murder investigation. Neighbours say the area has been plagued by crime in recent months, with burglaries and thefts of high performance cars. Martin Fro...
Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Bank official torture
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Bank official torture

    A writ was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking a judicial inquiry into alleged torture on Bang-ladesh Bank official Golam Rabbi by some policemen. Supreme Court lawyers Barrister Ehsanur Rahman, Advocate Julfikar Ali Junu and Jahid Hasan, a journalist of Radio Dhoni 91.2 FM, filed the writ petition with the relevant section of the High Court. An HC bench comprising Justice Syed Mohammad Dastagir Husain and Justice AKM Shahidul Huq will hear the writ on Monday. The petitioners also sought issuance of a rule upon the government seeking explanation why a directive would not be issued to arrest the accused police officer immediately and why the authorities concerned would not be directed to pay the victim’s family Tk 3 crore in compensation. Secretaries of Home Ministr...