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Day: March 10, 2016

Migrant crisis: Merkel condemns closure of Balkan route
ENGLISH, Europe

Migrant crisis: Merkel condemns closure of Balkan route

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants. She said this had put Greece in a "very difficult situation" and such decisions should be taken by the whole of the EU. Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and non-EU members Serbia and Macedonia have all acted to stem the migrant flow. The EU and Turkey, from where migrants reach Greece, have set out a plan to ease the crisis. Under the proposals, hammered out at a summit in Brussels on Monday but still to be finalised, all migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey would be sent back. For each Syrian returned, a Syrian in Turkey would be resettled in the EU. European Council President Donald Tusk has said the plan would spell the end of "irregular migration to Euro...
Top takeaways from the Miami Democratic debate
America, ENGLISH

Top takeaways from the Miami Democratic debate

    It was just days after their last debate, but Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton still managed to give us some new things to chew over at their Wednesday night tangle in Miami: Sanders can attack Clinton's record as well In the last debate — in Detroit — Clinton attacked Sanders for voting against the 2008 auto bailout that rescued Detroit's primary industry. But Sanders said that was a distortion. He voted for an auto bailout that failed in Congress, and then voted against the Wall Street bailout that ultimately got used to fund the auto bailout. Clinton made the attack again Tuesday, and Sanders defended himself again — but this time he turned the tables, attacking her on immigration. "Secretary Clinton prevailed upon the governor of New York, Elliot Spitzer, who wanted ...
IS Registration Forms Identify 22,000 Jihadis
Arab world, ENGLISH

IS Registration Forms Identify 22,000 Jihadis

    Tens of thousands of documents, containing 22,000 names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of Islamic State jihadis, have been obtained by Sky News. Nationals from at least 51 countries, including the UK, had to give up their most personal information as they joined the terror organisation. Only when the 23-question form was filled in were they inducted into IS. A lot of the names and their new Islamic State names on the registration forms are well known. Abdel Bary, a 26-year-old from London, joined in 2013 after visiting Libya, Egypt and Turkey. He is designated as a fighter but is better known in the UK as a rap artist. His whereabouts are unknown. ScreenGrab Junaid Hussain And IS Document screengrab Another jihadi named in the documents, now dead after b...
Bangladesh Govt releases list of banks for Hajj fees
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh Govt releases list of banks for Hajj fees

    The Religious Affairs Ministry yesterday published a list of 24 public and private banks, where Moallem fees can be deposited by pilgrims for performing Hajj this year. The Ministry has also prepared a list of around 650 Hajj agencies, involved in sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this purpose. According to Ministry officials, the list will be published soon to avoid fraudulent agencies taking advantage of pilgrims by collecting Hajj fees. Meanwhile, the list of banks has already been published on the Ministry website and sent to the Hajj agencies and authorities concerned to inform them. The Hajj office has signed an agreement with those banks on its terms and references. The public banks allowed to receive Moallem fees consist of Sonali, Rupali, Pubali, Agrani, Bangla...
Manchester tram passengers stand up to very abusive passenger
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Manchester tram passengers stand up to very abusive passenger

    A video has captured the moments tram passengers in Manchester stood up to a man who allegedly made disparaging comments to people who were not talking in English. In the recording, which starts after the offending remarks were made, a man can be heard speaking up for a couple, believed to be Spanish. A voice is heard saying "Who cares if they're talking in a foreign language?" People then tell him not to "waste his time" talking to the man. The allegedly offensive passenger then asks another passenger if he is English. "Yeah I am English and I'm not bothered what country anyone comes from," the voice replies. The man then asks: "Are you gay?" The speaker then says that he is, and "who cares if I am?" The man accused of being offensive replies: "There you go...so I'm racis...