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Day: February 26, 2016

Houston, Trump may have a problem: Rubio trips up frontrunner at debate
America, ENGLISH

Houston, Trump may have a problem: Rubio trips up frontrunner at debate

    Marco Rubio took the fight to Donald Trump on Thursday night. With assistance from Ted Cruz, the Florida senator unleashed an all-encompassing attack on Trump’s business record and policy acumen that has the potential to shake up the Republican presidential race. Trump, who has emerged as the Republican frontrunner with remarkably little vetting, was consistently attacked for employing foreign and illegal workers, over his business record and regarding his lack of policy specifics. Rubio gleefully mocked him: “You say the same thing every night.” The Florida senator then gave his own parody of Trump’s stump speech: “Everyone’s dumb, I’m going to make America great again, I’m winning in the polls, lines around the states, every night.” The exchanges were the first time riva...
Jeremy Corbyn says David Cameron is jealous of his Holloway Road style after PMQs spat
ENGLISH, London

Jeremy Corbyn says David Cameron is jealous of his Holloway Road style after PMQs spat

    Jeremy Corbyn responds to David Cameron at PMQs on 24 February (Picture: [copyright]) Responding to the Prime Minister's remarks, Mr Corbyn said on Thursday: “He is actually jealous of the jacket. “You know what he is really jealous of? That I can go shopping in the greatest shopping centre in the world, Holloway Road, N7, and he has to stick with Bond Street.” The shadow leader of the Commons, Chris Bryant, also offered some motherly advice to the Commons on Thursday. Mr Byrant said: "Talking of mother's advice, my mother told me [...] never trust a man with slip-on shoes. "I merely point out that the Prime Minister was wearing slip-on shoes yesterday." Mr Cameron has been criticised for his remarks with some Labour MP’s condemning the Prime Minster for hitting a “new low...
Asian sex abusers to be stripped of UK citizenship and deported
ENGLISH, London

Asian sex abusers to be stripped of UK citizenship and deported

    In response to the series of Asian sex abuse gangs uncovered in towns across the UK there is likely to be an "acceleration of passport strike-outs and potential deportations" (Picture: [copyright]) Asian-born sex abusers will be stripped of their UK citizenship and deported at the end of their sentences under a new Home Office drive, The Independent can reveal. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is planning to significantly increase her department’s use of legal powers that allow serious criminals with dual nationality to have their British citizenship withdrawn, Whitehall sources say. Until now, the powers have predominately been used to remove the UK passports of terrorists and terrorist sympathisers. But senior department sources told The Independent that – in response to...
Asia Cup Twenty 20: Tigers look for soul searching
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Asia Cup Twenty 20: Tigers look for soul searching

    Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan (C) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of unseen Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh during an Asia Cup Twenty20 match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital on Wednesday. Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became overnight villain after his drop cost Bangladesh heavily in the Asia Cup opener. Rohit Sharma was batting on 21 when Shakib dropped a straight forward chance at point off Taskin Ahmed's bowling. The Indian then took the game away with 83 off 55 balls. Sharma indeed paid Bangladesh for let-off, by blasting his next 62 runs off just 27 balls. This was undeniably game changer but Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza chose not to be harsh on the senior player, the lone Bangladeshi player who played all the dom...
Police claim woman making eye contact with passers by is begging and ban her from sitting on ground
ENGLISH, London

Police claim woman making eye contact with passers by is begging and ban her from sitting on ground

    A woman, who was allegedly making eye contact with passers-by in a London street, has been banned from sitting on the ground after police considered the act to be a form of begging. Speaking at a local forum in the London Borough of Redbridge, Ch Insp John Fish said a woman in Ilford “wasn’t holding a sign or holding out her hand, but making eye contact” with members of the public, the Ilford Recorder reports. We filmed her and got a CBO (Criminal Behaviour Order) banning her from sitting on the floor, he added. Ch Insp Fish said police were clamping down on begging in Ilford town centre, issuing CBOs to individuals who appeared to be seeking money from the public after collecting appropriate evidence. However, one beggar told the Recorder that while she had been offered s...