Saturday, November 27

Day: March 14, 2016

Obama anti Brexit campaign will see England pull out of EU
America, ENGLISH

Obama anti Brexit campaign will see England pull out of EU

    Barack Obama’s reportedly impending visit to the United Kingdom will make the country’s exit from the European Union more likely, Ted Cruz told reporters on Sunday. President Obama, if anything his campaigning against [Britain leaving] will make it more likely that England will pull out of the EU, said the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate, who was campaigning in North Carolina ahead of Tuesday’s primary. The Independent on Sunday reported this weekend that Obama will travel to the UK in April, as part of a trip already including Germany, to lend his support to the campaign against the so-called “Brexit”. The British prime minister, David Cameron, wants Britain to stay in the European Union. The referendum on the question will take place on 23 June. The q...
PM’s Help To Save Plan For Low Paid Workers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM’s Help To Save Plan For Low Paid Workers

    People on low incomes will be eligible for a bonus of up to £1,200 over four years if they put money away in a new savings scheme, David Cameron has announced. Under the Help to Save initiative, around 3.5 million workers on universal credit or working tax credits will be able to save up to £50 a month and receive a bonus of 50% - a maximum of £600 - after two years. For a further two years, savers can continue to use the scheme and earn up to another £600. Research suggests almost half of Britain's adults have less than £500 set aside for emergencies. The Prime Minister also announced an increase to the national minimum wage for young workers. From October, the rate will go up by 25p an hour for 21- to 24-year-olds, taking the rate to £6.95, and by the same amount for 18-...
Pakistan rains leave 28 dead
Asia, ENGLISH

Pakistan rains leave 28 dead

    The death toll from torrential rain in Pakistan rose to 28 on Sunday after more homes collapsed in the southwest and northwest, officials said. They said 17 people lost their lives over the past three days in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, while six died in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the northwest and five in adjacent tribal areas. Four women and six children were among the dead.  More than 50 people were injured in both regions. Officials in the central province of Punjab said they were still estimating damage there. "At least 17 people have died due to roofs and walls collapsing or being struck by lightning," Zahid Saleem, chief of Baluchistan's disaster management authority, told AFP. House collapses also accounted for most of the fatalities in the northw...
Bird hits passenger jet landing at Heathrow leaving a large bloody dent on its nose
ENGLISH, London

Bird hits passenger jet landing at Heathrow leaving a large bloody dent on its nose

    A bird has struck a passenger jet leaving a large dent in its nose as it was coming in to land at Heathrow. The EgyptAir flight from Cairo was grounded for 21 hours after the incident before a replacement nose could be located. Pictures of the damage show a large exposed dent in the Boeing 737-800 complete with blood and feathers. The aircraft, which had 71 passengers on board, managed to safely land at the airport on Friday, reports the Aviation Herald. Amir Hashim, a Senior Procurement Specialist for Egyptair, posted these images on to Facebook. Mr Hashim wrote alongside the photographs:"SU-GDZ operating yesterday evening's MS779 arrival suffered a bird strike on approach. "The damage caused is clearly evident and SU-GDZ will be grounded until a new radome is fitted. Now...
Turkey carries out airstrikes after deadly bombing
ENGLISH, Europe

Turkey carries out airstrikes after deadly bombing

    Turkey's air force hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq Monday, hours after a suicide car bombing in the capital killed 37 people and heightened tensions with the Kurdish rebels. Nine F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK in the northern Iraq, including the Qandil mountains where the group's leadership is based, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Targets hits consisted of ammunition depots, bunkers and shelters. Police meanwhile carried out raids in the southern city of Adana, detaining suspected PKK rebels the agency reported. The private Dogan news agency said at least 36 suspects were taken under custody. Fifteen suspected Kurdish militants were also detained in Istanbul, Anadolu said. Health Minister Mehmet Muezzin...
North Korea claims it could wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea claims it could wipe out Manhattan with a hydrogen bomb

    North Korea claimed Sunday that it could wipe out Manhattan by sending a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic missile to the heart of New York, the latest in a string of brazen threats. Although there are many reasons to believe that Kim Jong Un’s regime is exaggerating its technical capabilities, the near-daily drumbeat of boasts and warnings from Pyongyang underlines the regime’s anger at efforts to thwart its ambitions. Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union, DPRK Today, a state-run outlet that uses the official acronym for North Korea, reported Sunday. If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an inter-continental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed immediately and the city would burn do...