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Day: February 6, 2016

GBBO’s Nadiya Hussain on her arranged marriage and why she wouldn’t do it for her own children
ENGLISH, Life Style

GBBO’s Nadiya Hussain on her arranged marriage and why she wouldn’t do it for her own children

    Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has opened up about her arranged marriage - and revealed she has no interest in choosing partners for her own children. The star baker appeared on Loose Women where she gushed about her other half Abdal, who she married on the second day of meeting. Nadia, who transformed from stay-at-home mum to culinary and cultural icon after appearing on last year's series, told the panel: "I spoke to my husband for about six months, never met him. "We were introduced by our fathers and the first day we met was the day we got engaged. The second day we met was the day we got married." Turning to a screen to look at a picture of her handsome hubby, Nadiya grinned: "Yeah, he's alright." She continued: "I did see a couple of pictures but that w...
Mother of all Internet mysteries may be solved
ENGLISH, Life Style

Mother of all Internet mysteries may be solved

    The mother of all Internet mysteries may have been solved. After an Indianapolis teen posted a selfie with her twin and her mother that has web surfers wondering, “Which one is the mom?” she suggests in a video that her parent is on the far left. Kaylan Mahomes uploaded the original Jan. 28 pic of the three ladies in a car to Twitter with the caption, “Mom, twin and me,” but the fresh-faced women look identical. Yet she commented below a video of the identical trio on Feb. 1 that, "lol my mom is on the left!" And this lady looks very similar to the woman wearing the blazer on the far left in the hotly contested first photo. The puzzling pic has been retweeted more than 19,000 times and counting, and received more than 31,000 likes — similar to how “the dress” took social m...
Moroccan criminal fighting deportation is Abu Hamza’s daughter in-law, a Tory MP reveals
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Moroccan criminal fighting deportation is Abu Hamza’s daughter in-law, a Tory MP reveals

    The daughter in-law of the British hate preacher Abu Hamza cannot be automatically deported from Britain even though she has a criminal record, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The Moroccan woman is the daughter in-law of the cleric who was jailed for life in America last year after being found guilty of 11 charges of terrorism and kidnapping. A Conservative MP revealed the identity of the woman in the House of Commons today, after a preliminary ruling found that deporting someone who is the sole carer for an EU national child was "in principle contrary to EU law". The woman has a British son and the court has ruled that European Union law means she cannot be deported unless she is deemed to pose a "serious" threat to society. The case intensifies pressure on David...
7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan
Asia, ENGLISH

7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

    Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential complex, killing at least seven people and sending scores to hospital. Rescuers pulled 249 survivors from the rubble in the worst-hit Tainan city, and about eight people remained unaccounted for. More than 1,200 firefighters scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the ruins of a 17-floor residential building that folded like an accordion. Local media said the building included a care center for newborns and mothers, and a newborn was among the dead in the disaster, which came two days ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations that are the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar. Most peo...
Julian Assange: sweet victory soured by British and Swedish rejection
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Julian Assange: sweet victory soured by British and Swedish rejection

    A UN panel may have found that Julian Assange is subject to “arbitrary detention” and called for him to be allowed to walk free, but the WikiLeaks founder still remains exactly where he has been for the past 44 months – inside Ecuador’s London embassy and locked in a three-nation war of words. Britain and Sweden immediately rejected the UN report, which found that Assange had been “arbitrarily detained” since his arrest in 2010 and during his lengthy stay in the embassy, where he sought asylum in June 2012. The British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, described the findings as “ridiculous” and the Australian as a “fugitive from justice”. However, the panel’s findings, leaked on Thursday and published in full on Friday morning, were a welcome victory for Assange, and a mo...