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Day: February 18, 2016

Single mum donates lottery winnings to homeless man
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Single mum donates lottery winnings to homeless man

    UK Single Mom of Three Donates Lottery Winnings To Homeless Man A single mother of three won $200 dollars on a scratch off lottery tickets and decided to do something rather unexpected with her winnings. She generously helped a homeless man who was freezing on the streets get to a warm shelter. Sofia Andrade from Massachusetts had just discovered she'd won when she saw Glenn Williams on the side of the road with a 'help me' sign, and she decided to do just that. At first she asked to take him to coffee and get something to eat but she then realised that he had nowhere to stay for the night and temperatures were plummeting towards minus eight degrees. Once she had found out that all local shelters were full Sofia decided to put him up for three nights in a local motel, but ...
Which countries have the happiest children?
ENGLISH, Extras

Which countries have the happiest children?

    English children are among the unhappiest in the world, a wide-ranging study has revealed. Young people in England are ranked nearly bottom of an international happiness table, coming 13th of 16 countries. The study, which interviewed 17,000 eight-year-olds across four continents, reveals kids in England are less happy than their counterparts in Estonia, Poland and Turkey. Only South Korea, Nepal and Ethiopia ranked lower. Children’s Worlds, which conducted the research, found Romania topped the table in self-reported life satisfaction. The findings are in stark contrast to the reputation the country had for its burgeoning orphanages a few decades ago. The study, co-ordinated in England by the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at York, asked the schoolchildren to rate var...
MoU inked to send 15 lakh workers to Malaysia
Asia, ENGLISH

MoU inked to send 15 lakh workers to Malaysia

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was singed between Bangladesh and Malaysia on Thursday to send 15 lakh Bangladeshi workers to the county under the government to government plus (G2G plus) agreement. Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister of Bangladesh Nurul Islam BSc and Human Resources Minister of Malaysia Dato Seri Richard Riot signed the MoU on behalf of their respective countries at a ceremony at the ministry in the morning. After the signing of the deal, Nurul Islam BSc said Malaysia will recruit Bangladeshi workers in all sec-tors, including infrastructure, agriculture, plantation and manufacturing, adding the recruitment pro-cess will start very soon. The total cost for going to Malaysia from Bangladesh through working visa has been fixed at Tk 34...
Leicester hospital in swine flu outbreak as 14 cancer patients diagnosed with illness
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Leicester hospital in swine flu outbreak as 14 cancer patients diagnosed with illness

    Affected patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary put into isolation and given antiviral drugs as hospital wards they were in are closed. A hospital is dealing with a "significant" outbreak of swine flu among 14 cancer patients. The patients on three wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary are being treated for the condition, while another three people with the illness - a child and two adults - are being treated at the city's Glenfield hospital. All 17 people have been diagnosed with having the H1N1 flu strain of influenza, better known as swine flu. The affected patients at Leicester Royal Infirmary were immediately isolated when the discovery was made. They have been put into isolation and given antiviral drugs, as have people who come into contact with them. The wards they are...
North Korea to launch ISIS-style terror attacks on South Korea warns spy chief
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea to launch ISIS-style terror attacks on South Korea warns spy chief

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for launching ISIS-style terror attacks on South Korea, Seoul's spy agency claims. The warning comes as tensions between the rival nations grow after Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and rocket launch. In a private briefing to ruling Saenuri Party members, the National Intelligence Service said the North's spy agency has begun work to implement the order to "actively muster capabilities" to carry out cyber and other attacks on South Korea, North Korea has a history of attacks on South Korea, such as the 2010 shelling on an island that killed four South Koreans and the 1987 bombing of a South Korean passenger plane that killed all 115 people on board. During the briefing, the NIS said the attacks could target anti-Pyon...