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Day: January 24, 2016

Mother walking son home from school saves immigrants lives after hearing screams from lorry
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Mother walking son home from school saves immigrants lives after hearing screams from lorry

    A mother walking her son home from school saved the lives of seven suspected illegal immigrants after hearing screams and bangs from a refrigerated lorry. Seven Iranian and Iraqi nationals, including two children under 16, were discovered after Tammy Harris, 34, heard the sounds coming from the HGV. She begged the driver to look in the back of his lorry, which was carrying tonnes of chilled pears, and called police when she realised there were people inside. Officers arrested the immigrants after they were found stowed away in the back of a lorry in the village of Badsey, Worcs., on Thursday. The HGV had been transporting chilled pears from Portugal and it is estimated the immigrants, who were suffering frost bite, may have been inside for up to eight hours. Miss Harris was...
Europe: the gloves are off as Tory rift widens
ENGLISH, Europe

Europe: the gloves are off as Tory rift widens

    The Tory truce over Europe began to crumble on Saturday as David Cameron faced an angry backlash from MPs over his attitude to his party in the referendum campaign. The Tory truce over Europe began to crumble on Saturday as David Cameron faced an angry backlash from MPs over his attitude to his party in the referendum campaign. An alliance of 40 Conservatives wrote to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting to discuss concerns that he will fail to restore Britain's "sovereignty" over setting tax rates and laws. They fear he is not asking for sufficiently radical changes to EU membership and want him to be more ambitious in his negotiations to wrest back powers. Mr Cameron rejected the request to meet his MPs, who were said to be backed by 10 Government ministers and aides,...
18 reported dead as huge snowstorm buries much of East Coast
America, ENGLISH

18 reported dead as huge snowstorm buries much of East Coast

    The powerful blizzard that slammed the East Coast on Saturday quickly surpassed forecasters dire predictions, claiming at least 18 lives, flooding coasts, unleashing hurricane-force winds and paralyzing life for residents of at least 20 states from Georgia to Massachusetts. The storm was well on its way to smashing snowfall records. Mayors and governors said they did not expect their cities to be back in business until next week. We are going into uncharted territory here New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned as the heart of the storm hit his state. Visibility was so low that those walking across the Brooklyn Bridge couldn't see the East River beneath it or the Manhattan skyline soaring above. Cuomo took the rare step of banning all travel in the nation's largest city Saturday...
PM showcases foreigners to business opportunities in Bangladesh
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

PM showcases foreigners to business opportunities in Bangladesh

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reassured all the local and foreign investors of her government's highest level of commitment to quickly facilitate their pragmatic proposals and simplification of investment procedure so that they can make the best use of their money. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged foreign investors to invest in Bangladesh and to become a part of the country's development. She said that any kind of investment is safe in Bangladesh. After inaugurating the two-day Bangladesh Investment and Policy Summit 2016 at a city hotel, she also said the government is going to establish 'Bangladesh Development Authority' to facilitate their business. Mentioning that security and profitability of investment are guaranteed in Bangladesh, Hasina repeated the poets' ver...
Jihadi Jack is reportedly the first white British boy to join ISIS
Arab world, ENGLISH

Jihadi Jack is reportedly the first white British boy to join ISIS

    UK jihadi jack sunday times jack letts The first white British man has been publicly identified as joining ISIS in Syria, according to The Sunday Times. The paper reports that Jack Letts, a 20-year-old man originally from Oxford, joined the radical Islamist group and secretly traveled to Syria two years ago. Letts apparently converted to Islam while living in Oxford, and attended the Madina Masjid mosque in the city. He comes from a non-Islamic background: His family is reportedly secular, his father working as an organic farmer and archaeobotanist, and his mother as a books editor. He studied at Cherwell school, supported Liverpool football club, and allegedly drank alcohol and smoked cannabis before his conversion. Letts was reportedly nicknamed "Jihadi Jack" by his peer...