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Day: January 20, 2016

Five health benefits of broccoli
ENGLISH, Life Style

Five health benefits of broccoli

    Your parents knew what was up when they told you to eat your broccoli. This verdant vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is reputed to benefit the cardiovascular system, immune system and to have anti-inflammatory and even cancer-preventing properties. It is also a fat-free vegetable. Here are the top 5 health benefits of broccoli: 1. Cancer prevention: Consumption of broccoli may prevent cancer. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, and all vegetables in this group may be protective against some stomach and intestinal cancers. 2. Cholesterol reduction: Broccoli can help lower cholesterol because the soluble fiber in the vegetable binds with the cholesterol in the blood. This binding makes the cholesterol easier to excrete, and consequently lessens cholesterol levels ...
British school girls who fled Bethnal Green to join Isis in Raqqa are feared dead after families lose contact
ENGLISH, London

British school girls who fled Bethnal Green to join Isis in Raqqa are feared dead after families lose contact

    Three British schoolgirls who left their homes in London to join Isis in war-ravaged Syria are feared to have been killed after their families lost all contact with them. Shamima Begum, 16, Kadiza Sultana, 17, and Amira Abase, 16, all of whom attended Bethnal Green Academy in East London, ran away from home in February last year, purportedly after being radicalised by Isis propaganda distributed online. They travelled to Isis’ “hellishly dangerous” Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and are understood to have maintained contact with their family while living under the terror group’s control. But a lawyer who represents the families of Shamima and Kadiza has revealed that all contact with the girls was lost in mid-December – around the time British, American and Russian warplanes s...
EU deals fresh migrant blow to David Cameron’s renegotiation
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU deals fresh migrant blow to David Cameron’s renegotiation

    David Cameron is to launch a major diplomatic push today to secure a June referendum, as plans emerged in Brussels to end Britain's ability to deport thousands of failed asylum seekers. Jean-Claude Juncker's office is preparing to tear up the "Dublin" rules that dictate asylum seekers must stay in the first European country they step foot in. The influx of a million migrants via Greece to Germany has rendered them a farce, and the Financial Times reported that EU officials are planning to abandon them within months. Such a move would be present Downing Street a bruising battle in the middle of the renegotiation. The current rules allow Britain to deport around a thousand failed asylum seekers a year to other EU states. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has said the imm...
27 Bangladeshi workers held in Singapore for supporting IS, al-Qaeda
Asia, ENGLISH

27 Bangladeshi workers held in Singapore for supporting IS, al-Qaeda

    Twenty-seven male Bangladeshis working in Singapore have been arrested for supporting the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda. Some of them had considered waging armed jihad overseas, but they were not planning any terrorist attacks in Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said today. The men, who were working in the construction industry here, were detained arrested under the Inter-nal Security Act (ISA) between November 16 and December 1 last year. Of the 27, 26 were members of a closed religious study group that subscribed to extremist beliefs and teachings of radical figures like Anwar al-Awlaki, an American and Yemeni Islamic lecturer alleged to have ties with militant group al-Qaeda. Awlaki was killed in a drone st...
Bacha Khan: at least 30 dead in attack on Pakistan university
Asia, ENGLISH

Bacha Khan: at least 30 dead in attack on Pakistan university

    At least 30 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in a gun attack on a university in Pakistan. Four armed men in suicide vests opened fire at the Bacha Khan University campus in Charsadda, in the north-west of the country. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the killings. Local media reports the attack appeared to have begun at a hostel for male students, although the victims include both men and women. The gunmen climbed over a wall to reach the building at around 9.30am local time (4.30am GMT), before firing indiscriminately on students and staff. “They were directly shooting at the heads of the students,” one student named Naseer told The Guardian. Eyewitness reports suggest that grenades or suicide bombings may have also formed part of the a...