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Day: February 24, 2016

Questions Raised Over Brexit Bosses Threat
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Questions Raised Over Brexit Bosses Threat

    Only one of the 190 companies whose bosses warned that Brexit would "risk the economy" has admitted to clear plans to cut jobs if the "Leave" campaign triumphs in June's referendum. A survey conducted by Sky News on Tuesday suggests that while bosses are prepared to warn of general disruption to the economy in the event that the UK votes to exit the European Union (EU), they have yet to work out how their own business might be affected. HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said last week that Brexit was likely to force it to move approximately 1,000 London-based jobs to Paris because of the importance of Europe's single market in financial services. Sky News contacted the overwhelming majority of the companies which signed Tuesday's letter, which was orchestrated by Downing Street...
Five guilty over Rotherham child sex grooming ring
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Five guilty over Rotherham child sex grooming ring

    Three men and two women have been found guilty of a range of offences involving the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham. Brothers Arshid and Basharat Hussain were found guilty of multiple rapes and indecent assaults of teenagers in the South Yorkshire town. A third brother, Bannaras Hussain, 36, admitted 10 charges including rape, indecent assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm at the beginning of the trial. Brothers Majid Bostan, 37 and Sajid Bostan, 38, were cleared of all charges at Sheffield Crown Court. Karen MacGregor, 58, and Shelley Davies, 40, were found guilty of conspiracy to procure prostitutes and false imprisonment.
Police Admit Deliberately Mowing Down Dog On Motorway
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police Admit Deliberately Mowing Down Dog On Motorway

    Police have admitted to mowing-down and killing a dog that was running loose on a Welsh motorway. Officers from North Wales Police force said the canine was chased up the A55 at from Llanfairfechan roundabout to the Conwy tunnel. Despite attempts by the Roads Policing Unit to catch the dog, it continued to run in and out of swerving traffic that was travelling in excess of 70mph on an unlit carriageway. The incident - which had "potential for a serious collision" happened during the early hours of Monday. An officer who had tried to take hold of the dog was bitten. Chief Inspector Darren Wareing said that the North Wales Police control room received several calls shortly after 3am and the decision to take action was not taken "lightly". He said: "The only safe option was t...
Didcot power station collapse: Rescuers using drones to search for three missing people buried under rubble
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Didcot power station collapse: Rescuers using drones to search for three missing people buried under rubble

    Rescuers are using drones to search for three missing people believed to be buried under the rubble of the collapsed Didcot power station. One person was killed in the collapse and a major search operation is under way for three other construction workers, where a "major incident" was declared shortly after emergency services were called at 4pm. Oxfordshire Assistant Chief Fire Officer Simon Furlong said crews are using dogs, thermal imaging instruments, acoustic equipment and drones in the rescue operation. He said: "The search and rescue teams are methodically working through the sections. A day after a building collapsed at Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire, England, on Feb. 23, a major search operation is still underway for three missing persons. One person died in t...
Nepal plane crash kills all 23 aboard, police say
Asia, ENGLISH

Nepal plane crash kills all 23 aboard, police say

    A small plane crashed in Nepal on Wednesday in bad weather, killing all 23 people on board, a police official said, the country's second air disaster in as many years. The Twin Otter aircraft, operated by private Tara Air, was on a flight from Pokhara, 125 km (80 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu, to Jomsom when it lost contact with the control tower. "It has broken into pieces," police officer Bishwaraj Khadka told Reuters from Myagdi, the town nearest the crash site. "There are no survivors." A Chinese national and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the dead. Officials said thick fog had enveloped the Mustang area where Jomsom is located. Mustang is a popular hiking area on the Mount Annapurna trekking circuit. A similar aircraft crashed in west Nepal in 2014, killing 18 p...