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Day: March 2, 2016

Russia using migrant crisis as a weapon: NATO commander says Syria
America, ENGLISH

Russia using migrant crisis as a weapon: NATO commander says Syria

    Europe on brink as thousands of refugees stuck at Greek-Macedonian border Top NATO General Philip Breedlove warned US lawmakers Tuesday that Russia is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turn the refugee crisis into a "weapon" against the West. The supreme allied commander in Europe for the 28-member military alliance said the massive flow of migrants from war-torn Syria has had a destabilizing effect on European countries where they found refuge, and that worked to Moscow's advantage. "Together, Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve," Breedlove told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Speaking of Russia's six-month air campaign in support of Assad, and the Syrian l...
1000 fake ATM cards seized at Dhaka airport
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

1000 fake ATM cards seized at Dhaka airport

    1000 counterfeit ATM cards were seized from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The photo was taken on March 2, 2016. Customs Intelligence today seized 1000 counterfeit ATM cards at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. These cards were being illegally imported in a parcel from Hong Kong by a courier service, said Moinul Khan, director general (DG) of Customs Intelligence. The custom intelligence officials made the seizure this morning, a day after a German citizen and three others were arrested in connection with the recent ATM scam who have disclosed the names of about 40-50 businesses and individuals involved in the gang. The officials intercepted the parcel while it was being cleared without bill of entry at the airport this morning, said a SMS ...
Hillary, Trump each win 6 states on Super Tuesday
America, ENGLISH

Hillary, Trump each win 6 states on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each took a giant step toward securing the White House nominations of their parties Tuesday, thumping rivals in a slew of "Super Tuesday" primaries. Bellicose billionaire Trump weathered a barrage of attacks from fellow Republicans to win at least five of 11 states, according to projections, coming within striking distance of becoming the Republican nominee to replace President Barack Obama. Clinton bested rival Bernie Sanders handily across a host of southern US states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, ennessee and Texas -- winning big among African-American voters in a vindication of her strategy of embracing Obama. She also reversed her 2008 primary loss in Virginia, bolstering her general election credentials. Super Tuesday is the most piv...
Indonesia Tsunami Warning After Powerful Quake
Asia, ENGLISH

Indonesia Tsunami Warning After Powerful Quake

    Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit off the west coast of the island of Sumatra. The quake's epicentre was 502 miles southwest of Padang and was six miles deep, according to the US Geological Society. It struck at around 6.50pm local time (12.50GMT) and had initially been measured at 8.2. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage but the National Meteorological Agency said a tsunami warning has been issued for parts of Sumatra, including West Sumatra, North Sumatra and Aceh. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology issued a marine warning for distant Cocos and Christmas islands, saying strong and dangerous currents were possible and people should secure boats and avoid waterfront areas. The warning did not advise peop...
Storm Jake To Lash Britain With 70mph Winds
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Storm Jake To Lash Britain With 70mph Winds

    Storm Jake is to batter the U.K. on Wednesday, with Britain's Met Office warning of up to 70 miles per hour gusts of wind and travel disruption. One particularly strong gust hit 81 miles per hour in Aberdaron in Wales. Gales are expected across the south-west of England, and rain, sleet and snow have brought tricky conditions, Britain's weather forecaster said. An official yellow warning for high winds was in place in the U.K. on Wednesday morning, meaning that several days of severe weather is possible. Temperatures are likely to remain wintry at between 4 and 6 degrees Celsius (39 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit). Met Office forecaster Calum MacColl said: "It's going to be cold, unsettled and windy the further west you go with plenty of showers pushing through from the north an...