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Day: January 23, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas: At least eight killed in historic blizzard conditions in the US
America, ENGLISH

Winter Storm Jonas: At least eight killed in historic blizzard conditions in the US

    A potentially record-setting blizzard has killed at least eight people in the US as it continues to surge across the East Coast, threatening to leave some areas under more than 100cm of snow. More than 85 million people in at least 20 states are in the path of the worsening storm, which is set to “supercharge” as it travels on towards the Atlantic. “The fuse was just lit,” said CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers, adding once the storm reaches the Atlantic jet stream, “that’s when the fire cracker will go off.” Six people have been killed in traffic accidents on icy roads in North Carolina, CNN reports. Pedestrians walk along the National Mall as snow begins to fall in Washington, DC Treacherous driving conditions have also lead to the death of a man in Virginia; another death ha...
Isis threatens attacks on Spain in latest propaganda video
Arab world, ENGLISH

Isis threatens attacks on Spain in latest propaganda video

This map, showing the areas Isis plans to have under its control by 2020, was widely shared in 2014 (Picture: [copyright]) Isis have threatened attacks on Spain in their latest propaganda video, declaring: "We will recover our land from the invaders." A map was previously shared showing the areas Isis plans to have under control by 2020, including Spain and large parts of Asia and Africa. The video shows an ancient map of the Iberian Peninsula turning red, the Daily Express reports, as part of the militant group's goal to expand its boundaries into Europe. Spain was ruled by Muslims after it was invaded in 711 by largely Moorish armies from North Africa, later becoming part of the Umayyad caliphate. Muslim rule declined after the 10th century and ended in 1492. Three Moroccan-born men wer...
Merkels Open Door Refugee Policy Leaves Her Isolated
ENGLISH, Europe

Merkels Open Door Refugee Policy Leaves Her Isolated

    Angela Merkel has survived several crises in the past. But her open-door policy toward the refugees fleeing the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan has proved to be the biggest challenge to her leadership since she became German chancellor in 2005. The challenge is so big that Merkel is losing support from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), while its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has repeatedly asked Merkel to impose a cap on the number of refugees entering Germany. Some 40 conservative parliamentarians recently wrote to Merkel demanding a change of policy. And during an acrimonious meeting of the CDUs parliamentary group, a senior party figure told Merkels critics to shut up. Rarely has Merkel had to face such internal opposition, having been...
Teenage school girl forced to get on knees because her skirt was too short
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Teenage school girl forced to get on knees because her skirt was too short

    Miss Durbin’s dress was measured to be five inches after kneeling on the floor which is withing the school code. A 17-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly forced her to kneel down by her headmaster so he could measure her dress. Amanda Durbin, a student at Edmonson County High School in Kentucky, chose to wear a red and black jumper dress, measuring five inches above the knee, with leggings to classes last week, WBKO reports. She was called to the headmaster’s office after the dress was thought to be too revealing where, Miss Durbin claims, she was told to kneel on the ground so her headmaster could measure how far her dress fell from the floor. The student admitted she was uncomfortable kneeling in front of Principal Tommy Hodges and requested her parents to be present. Ms D...
EU referendum: Four out of five people say leaving Europe would be a risk to UK, poll shows
ENGLISH, Europe

EU referendum: Four out of five people say leaving Europe would be a risk to UK, poll shows

    Four out of five people believe that it would be a risk for Britain to leave the EU, according to a poll for The Independent. ORB found that 82 per cent of the public think that “Brexit would pose a risk to the UK including 58 per cent who see “some risk” and 23 per cent who see a great deal of risk. Only 18 per cent believe there would be no risk at all. The findings suggest that the campaign to keep Britain in the EU could profit by highlighting the dangers of a vote to leave in the referendum David Cameron plans to hold this summer. He intends to spell out the possible threat to Britain’s economic and national security if it left the EU, including its ability to fight terrorism and crime. Supporters of “Brexit” have already dubbed the In campaign “Project Fear” –the lab...