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Day: March 15, 2016

7 Things You Should Never Order From Room Service
ENGLISH, Life Style

7 Things You Should Never Order From Room Service

    Picking up the phone and dialing “0” to order your favourite club sandwich, a shrimp cocktail, and a bottle of chilled white wine, from the comfort of your luxurious, perfectly squidgy, king-size bed has got to be the ultimate travelling indulgence. It’s no secret that food tastes better when it’s eaten while you’re propped up against several feather-filled pillows, and wrapped in crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. This is why we’re always willing to pay over the odds for a simple meal to be cooked at whatever time of day or night we fancy, and delivered directly to our door. However, this glamorous ultra-private dining experience can be made improved with a few little tips and some simple savvy ordering. You need to remember that the chef cooking your food is not the best chef...
UN Security Council praises Russia’s Syria pullout
ENGLISH, Europe

UN Security Council praises Russia’s Syria pullout

    The UN Security Council views Russia's decision to begin withdrawing from Syria as a positive step, the body's president said Monday. The council discussed the surprise Russian announcement during a closed-door meeting, when it also heard a report from UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on a new round of peace talks that opened in Geneva. The decision just announced today by the Russian president that's a positive step, said Angolan Ambassador Ismael Gaspar Martins, who holds the council's rotating presidency this month. That's what we like to see. President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will begin withdrawing the bulk of its forces from Syria starting on Tuesday. The Kremlin leader said his forces had achieved their military goals and expressed hope that peace talks will ...
Pope approves sainthood for Mother Teresa
ENGLISH, Europe

Pope approves sainthood for Mother Teresa

    Pope Francis today formally approved sainthood for Mother Teresa and set September 4 as the date for her canonisation. The move comes 19 years after the death of the missionary nun who dedicated most of her adult life to working with the poor of Kolkata, India. There was no immediate word from the Vatican on the location of the canonisation ceremony, which is expected to take place in Rome with a thanksgiving ceremony held at a later date in the Indian city where Teresa is buried. The Albanian nun, 87 when she died in 1997, was revered by many Catholics and won the 1979 Nobel peace prize for her work with the poor. But she was also a divisive figure, with critics branding her a religious imperialist whose fervent opposition to birth control and abortion ran contrary to the...
Bangladesh central bank governor resigns over heist
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh central bank governor resigns over heist

    Bangladesh’s central bank governor Atiur Rahman said on Tuesday he had resigned after US$81 million was stolen from the bank's account at the New York Fed in one of the largest cyber heists in history. Bangladesh’s central bank governor Atiur Rahman said on Tuesday he had resigned after US$81 million was stolen from the bank's account at the New York Fed in one of the largest cyber heists in history. Rahman told Reuters that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had accepted his resignation. Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank and transferred US$81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to casinos in the Philippines between Feb 4 and Feb 5. The hackers attempted to steal almost US$1 billion and were only prevented from taking m...
Emergency biscuits flown into UK due to national shortage
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Emergency biscuits flown into UK due to national shortage

    Chocolate digestives are among the biscuits that are in short supply. as well as Jacob's crackers and ginger nuts. Two cargo planes full of biscuits were flown into South Yorkshire in the past two weeks in response to a biscuit shortage in the UK. The shortage was caused by flooding in Cumbria forcing United Biscuits – who manufacture products under McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Crawford’s – to close its Carlisle factory. The factory closed on 5 December due to damage to electrical equipment and ovens. Doncaster Sheffield Airport, also known as Robin Hood airport, welcomed two Boeing 777 aircrafts filled with biscuits, which should help to satisfy Britain’s biscuit cravings until the United Biscuits factory is fully up and running again. Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for the airp...