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Day: January 21, 2016

Briton who died on honeymoon in Australia to have same-sex marriage recognised
Australia, ENGLISH

Briton who died on honeymoon in Australia to have same-sex marriage recognised

    British couple David (left) and Marco Bulmer-Rizzi were on honeymoon in Adelaide when David died. Marco was initially told his late husband’s status would be recorded on a South Australian death certificate as ‘never married. The British high commission has said an English man who died while on honeymoon in Adelaide will be registered as married on his death certificate, after the South Australian premier apologised for the “awfully insensitive” treatment of his widower. Charity worker David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, died after a fall while on honeymoon with husband Marco, 38, in Adelaide. Though the couple, from Sunderland, had married in London last year, Marco Bulmer-Rizzi was told David’s death certificate would state never married and he was not recognised as next of kin. The...
This is what a jihadist’s annual salary review looks like
Arab world, ENGLISH

This is what a jihadist’s annual salary review looks like

    The so-called Islamic State is feeling the economic toll of waging wars on a number of fronts as more countries join the fight against it. ISIL, the world’s wealthiest terrorist group, is halving the wages for its fighters, according to a leaked document by ISIL’s treasury obtained by Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a research fellow at the Middle East Forum. The document states: Because of the exceptional circumstances that the Islamic State is passing through, a decision was taken to cut the salaries of the mujahedeen in half. No one will be exempt from this decision, no matter his position, but the distribution of food assistance will continue twice a month as usual. The memo also liberally quotes verses from the Koran and hadiths that downplay the importance of wealth, but emp...
Man Was Frozen To Death, And It Ended Up Saving His Life
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man Was Frozen To Death, And It Ended Up Saving His Life

    Public Domain Sub-zero temperatures spell danger for humans, but sometimes they actually work in our favor. Paramedics believed 25-year-old Justin Smith was dead when they arrived on scene. The Pennsylvania man had no pulse, no blood pressure, and had turned blue. Smith had gone out for drinks with friends the night before, only to be found the next day on the side of the road, mostly covered in snow. Seeing him in that condition, there was no hope, Justin’s father, Don, said, according to the Standard Speaker. Don was the one who had found his son on the side of Treskow Road. I thought, ‘He’s, you know, dead. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene, but they too could detect no vital signs in the man who had been in sub-zero temperatures for approximately 12 hours at the...
Sex crimes reported to police at highest level since current records began
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Sex crimes reported to police at highest level since current records began

    The number of rapes and other sex crimes reported to police are at their highest level since current records began, new figures show. Sex offences reported to forces in England and Wales rose by 26,606 in the year to September 2015, an increase of 36% on the previous 12 months, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found. The 43 forces recorded just under 100,000 sex offences in total, the highest figure since the current method of reporting began in 2003. The ONS report said forces recorded 33,431 rapes and 66,178 other sexual offences, a total of 99,609 that was the highest since the National Crime Recording Standard was introduced 13 years ago. Recorded separately, rape reports rose 39% year-on-year and other sex crimes 35%. The report noted: "It is thought rises in...
Extra £30m In UK Aid For Syrian Refugees
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Extra £30m In UK Aid For Syrian Refugees

    Britain is to spend another £30m on shelter, warm clothes, hot food and medical supplies for 27,000 children and babies who have fled fighting in Syria. The aid has been announced by the International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos with David Cameron. The special help for the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian civil war as winter bites in Europe comes as the Prime Minister pleads with world leaders to provide more support for the refugees. The latest aid is for children who have fled to the Balkans, Greece, and Italy and the UK's support will provide jackets, hats, scarves, boots and food to help keep them warm this winter. Announcing the funding, Ms Greening said: "As the humanitarian crisis in Syria continue...