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Day: March 22, 2016

Mother claimed benefits for her daughter for nearly six months after her death
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Mother claimed benefits for her daughter for nearly six months after her death

    A mother accused of stamping her infant daughter to death continued to claim child benefits for her for six months after her death, a court has heard. Kathryn Smith, 23, is currently on trial alongside her former boyfriend Matthew Rigby accused of murdering 21-month-old Ayeeshia Jane Smith. A jury has heard how Ayeeshia died from a rip to the heart which was caused by either by a powerful foot stamp or from being violently shaken which caused a fatal heart attack. Doctors said the little girl - who had also bitten through her own tongue - was so severely injured she looked like a car crash victim. Kathryn Smith and Matthew Rigby (pictured) are accused of killing the 21-month-old girl and separately of causing or allowing her death Smith, who denies murder, told Birmingham ...
Terror attacks on Belgian capital leave at least 34 dead and 200 injured
ENGLISH, Europe

Terror attacks on Belgian capital leave at least 34 dead and 200 injured

    At least 34 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured as terrorists inflicted a new outrage on a European capital. Coordinated bomb attacks on the main airport and Metro system in Brussels left a major city in lockdown once again less than five months after Paris was hit by a wave of deadly strikes. The atrocities on Tuesday, condemned as blind, violent and cowardly by Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, came after the arrest last week of terror mastermind Salah Abdeslam, who plotted November's massacre in the French capital. The terror group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Security was being stepped up at major transport hubs around the continent, with British police forces boosting numbers at "key locations" including ports, airport...
RCBC Bank fires Manager Deguito and Deputy Manager Angela
Asia, ENGLISH

RCBC Bank fires Manager Deguito and Deputy Manager Angela

    Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. fired its Jupiter branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito and her deputy Angela Torres on Tuesday, citing violations of bank policies and procedures as well as falsification of commercial documents. Other branch and bank officials are expected to be meted out various sanctions ranging from termination to suspension in the coming days when the internal investigation is expected to be completed, RCBC said in a statement on Tuesday. The termination was effective Tuesday, March 22. The bank claimed that Deguito and Torres had breached the rules and facilitated the alleged laundering of $81 million of remittance now being investigated by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee and other government agencies like the Anti-Money Laundering Council....
What are the chances of a Brussels-style attack by Isis in the UK?
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

What are the chances of a Brussels-style attack by Isis in the UK?

    The British security agencies worry that Islamic State is plotting large-scale terrorist attacks in the UK by coordinated commando-style groups similar to those in Brussels and Paris. Isis propaganda videos frequently identify the UK as a major target and intelligence officers repeatedly caveat conversations by saying it is only a matter of time before there is a successful attack in the country, whether lone wolf-style or a large-scale assault. The agencies stopped seven plots last year but stress over and over again they do not believe their luck – and operational efficiency – is going to hold forever. The threat level in the UK is “severe”, meaning an attack is designated as “highly likely”. That sounds alarming but it would need specific information to raise that to th...
5 killed in UP Election violence
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

5 killed in UP Election violence

    At least five people were killed and more than 500 injured in the first phase of elections to union parishads (UPs) marked by widespread violence and irregularities yesterday. Clashes between supporters of rival candidates, storming of polling stations and ballot box stuffing -- mostly by those loyal to the ruling Awami League-backed candidates -- were reported in many UPs. Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur saw the deadliest violence. At least three people were killed and several others injured after law enforcers opened fire on alleged AL supporters who purportedly confined polling officials inside a polling centre, police and locals said. The death toll in this incident may rise, they added. Border Guard Bangladesh [BGB] personnel opened fire following the order of an execut...