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Day: February 15, 2016

Cameron set for Hollande talks in Paris ahead of EU summit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cameron set for Hollande talks in Paris ahead of EU summit

    David Cameron is to visit Paris on Monday evening for talks with President Francois Hollande ahead of a crunch EU summit on Thursday. Securing French agreement to a package of EU reforms will be crucial if a deal is to be reached in Brussels at the end of this week, clearing the way for a referendum on UK membership before the summer. The Prime Minister must win over Mr Hollande on proposals for protections for non-eurozone states, which have caused consternation in Paris. Mr Cameron is insisting on legally-binding assurances that countries which do not use the single currency will not face discrimination as the eurozone integrates further. But France has made clear that it will resist anything which looks like special treatment for the City of London. The visit to Paris com...
House asking prices hit all time high of £299,287 across UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

House asking prices hit all time high of £299,287 across UK

    UK property asking prices have hit an all-time record high of almost £300,000, new data suggests. House sellers so far this month have been seeking an average of £299,287 across England and Wales, according to property website Rightmove. The figure is an increase of £8,324 or 2.9 per cent from the average asking price in January, and is £2,738 above the previous all-time high set in October 2015. The biggest increases were in London, where the average asking price has risen by 10.5 per cent over the last year, to £643,843, and in the East, where it rose 10.7 per cent to £321,630. Related: It's official - these are the 25 best places to live in the UK Demand for housing is also increasing to record highs, with 4.9 million phone and email enquiries last month, the website sa...
EPZs may get trade unions; draft law approved
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

EPZs may get trade unions; draft law approved

    The cabinet today gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘The Bangladesh EPZ Labour Law, 2016’ keeping a provision for constituting labour organisations in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) as well as forming a per-manent wage board for their workers. The approval came at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat today with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the meeting. He said the law is going to be framed in light of the existing Labour Law 2006. It's consistent with the central bargaining agent (CBA) and trade union,  Alam said. Under the proposed law, he said, the family members of a worker will get compensation of Tk 2 lakh if he or she dies while on duty, and...
Children Killed In Syria Missile Strikes
Arab world, ENGLISH

Children Killed In Syria Missile Strikes

    Children were among 14 people killed when missiles hit a hospital and school in a rebel-held Syrian town near the Turkish border. Scores more were injured in the strikes on Azaz where tens of thousand of refugees had fled to escape heavy fighting between Syrian troops and opposition militias. Russia has been blamed for the attacks, carried out in support of a government ground offensive. We have been moving scores of screaming children from the hospital, said medic Juma Rahal. Meanwhile, in a separate raid, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said a hospital supported by the aid group had been "deliberately" targeted in a suspected Russian airstrike. At least nine civilians, including a child, were killed in the attack on Maaret al Numan, about 170 miles north of the capital Da...
Bangladesh Bank confirmed detects forgery at 6 booths
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh Bank confirmed detects forgery at 6 booths

    Bangladesh Bank confirmed the freak transactions in six ATM booths in the capital on yesterday. The central bank in a statement said as per its collected information, the incidents took place in six ATM booths. However, it did no disclose the name of any bank in this regard. Meanwhile, it has been reported that the incidents took place at the ATM booths of Eastern Bank Limited on Friday by using duplicate cards of clients. The central bank said the money from the ATM booths was withdrawn by using duplicate cards collecting information of clients' cards and PIN numbers through installing video camera and skimming devices. Against this backdrop, it directed the banks to install anti-skimming devices, conduct regular monitoring of video footage, and not to allow any unauthorise...