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Day: February 28, 2016

Silk of Bengal
ENGLISH, Life Style

Silk of Bengal

‘With time, dedication and passion the mulberry leaves become a stunning silk gown' - Chinese Proverb. Silk has been a material of sophistication since the medieval ages. Kings and queens have adorned themselves with the garb considering it as one of their finest possession along with shimmering gold and luxurious stones. the muse of the romantics, silk has a reputation to live up to. Everything, from the culturing to the fineness of the finished fabric, has an interesting story to tell. The connotation of silk has also been borrowed into many metaphors. 'Smooth as silk', for instance, refers to any activity that has been undertaken, or will occur, very smoothly - a testament to the cloth's fineness. Meanwhile, 'Zuo jian zi fu' in Chinese means to spin a cocoon around oneself, to enmesh on...
Jude Law’s minders attacked by Calais Jungle migrants during charity visit
ENGLISH, Europe

Jude Law’s minders attacked by Calais Jungle migrants during charity visit

    A security team guarding Jude Law was attacked by migrants as the Hollywood star visited the jungle camp in Calais. The 43-year-old actor was in France with a film crew and Brit-winning singer Tom Odell , 25, to witness the horrors of the squalid makeshift village, which is due to be demolished. But shortly after the cameras stopped rolling, their minders were ambushed by some of the migrants and had their phones stolen. It is ¬understood Jude was already on the production team’s bus when the thugs struck. A source said: “We were shocked to see some of the migrants acting like football hooligans. “The security team had stones thrown at them, and two had their phones smashed then stolen. Jude and Tom were told to stay in the bus shortly before the ambush as the atmosphere w...
PM Threatened With Leadership Challenge Over EU
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM Threatened With Leadership Challenge Over EU

    David Cameron has reportedly been told that he will face a leadership challenge unless he tones down his attacks on Boris Johnson and other Out campaigners. Tory ministers and senior backbenchers have even threatened a "no confidence vote if the Prime Minister fails to halt "blue on blue" attacks on fellow Conservatives, according to the Sunday Times. A senior backbencher told the newspaper they would have "no problem getting the 50 signatures needed to force a vote, adding: Cameron's position will be untenable even if he wins the referendum if he carries on like this. It comes after confirmation the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond swore at one leading Tory Eurosceptic in a row over a confidential EU document. Conservative divisions over the EU have deepened after Mr Hamm...
Iran election: Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iran election: Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats

    President Hassan Rouhani's allies are set to take all the seat in the capital. Allies of Iran's reformist president, Hassan Rouhani, have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first elections since Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers. With 90% of the votes counted, the pro-Rouhani List of Hope is set to take all 30 seats in the capital. The leading conservative candidate Gholamali Haddad-Adel is in 31st place. Millions voted on Friday to elect the 290-seat parliament as well as members of the Assembly of Experts. The 88-member assembly appoints Iran's Supreme Leader and might end up choosing a successor to Ayatollah Khamenei, who is 76 and has suffered ill-health. Early results gave former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a moderate Conservative, and Rouhan...
Pilot forced to land in Berlin when unruly British stag party caused problems after being refused booze
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Pilot forced to land in Berlin when unruly British stag party caused problems after being refused booze

    A pilot was forced to land his plane in Berlin after a British stag party caused problems on board. Newspaper reports in Germany said the Ryanair flight from London to Bratislava in Slovakia was forced to land in the German capital to eject the bachelor party . Six members of the group were said to have become unruly during the flight, forcing the pilot to make an unscheduled stop in Berlin and remove the passengers concerned from the flight. German newspaper Bild said the men became aggressive when they were refused alcohol. Local police said the drunken Britons, aged 25 to 28 and from Southampton, were met by officers upon landing at Schoenefeld airport. They now each face fines of up to 25,000 euros (£19,700) and civil claims from the airline.