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Day: April 15, 2016

Where is Bhutan? How you can visit like William and Kate and why Bhutan cares so much about happiness
Asia, ENGLISH

Where is Bhutan? How you can visit like William and Kate and why Bhutan cares so much about happiness

    Kensington Palace has announced that Prince William and Kate will visit Bhutan, a small kingdom in the Himalayas. As part of their Royal Tour to see the sights of India and the secretive kingdom of Bhutan this Spring, they will meet the country's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema. Hot on the heels of Prince Harry's trip to Nepal, this is sure to be another royal tour to be remember. Here's the low-down on Bhutan so that you can understand where William and Kate are visiting - or plan a trip there for yourself. Where is Bhutan? Bhutan - officially called the Kingdom of Bhutan - is situated in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. Bordering China to the north and India to the South, its capital city is Thimphu, with an estimated po...
Belgium minister quits in Brussels airport security row
ENGLISH, Europe

Belgium minister quits in Brussels airport security row

    The Belgian transport minister has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March. Opposition parties had been demanding Jacqueline Galant step down. They had leaked a confidential EU document, dating from 2015, which criticised security measures at Belgium's airports. Attacks on Zaventem airport and a Brussels metro station by so-called Islamic State left 32 people dead. Prime Minister Charles Michel had previously defended Ms Galant, and he had told parliament that her office had not seen the critical EU report. However on Friday morning, following the publication of further documents on Thursday evening, Michel said that "contrary to what was communicated to me" the report had been discussed, according to publ...
Man arrested at Gatwick Airport as five detained on terror charges
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Man arrested at Gatwick Airport as five detained on terror charges

tu     Five people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences – including one man who was detained at Gatwick airport – after an investigation involving MI5, Belgian and French authorities. West Midlands Police said three men and a 29-year-old woman were arrested in Birmingham on Thursday night and a 26-year-old man was held at the airport in the early hours of Friday. Officers were searching a number of properties in Birmingham as part of the ongoing investigation. Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who leads on counter terrorism for the West Midlands, said: “This action forms part of an extensive investigation by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, together with the wider counter terrorism network, MI5 and international partners including Belgian and French ...
Rushanara Ali MP appointed as UK trade envoy for Bangladesh
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Rushanara Ali MP appointed as UK trade envoy for Bangladesh

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on the occasion of Bangla New Year has selected Rushanara Ali, a Bangladeshi-origin British lawmaker, to join the cross-party Trade Envoy network as trade envoy for Bangladesh. Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, will play a pivotal role in building ties between Bangladesh and UK to raise awareness of business and investment opportunities, and further enhance the collaboration between British and Bangladeshi companies, the British High Commission in Dhaka said in a press statement today. The UK is the largest investor in Bangladesh and has a deep and longstanding relationship with the country, and Rushanara Ali will use her experience of the markets to help address climate change concerns and share the UK’s expertise on labour ...
Woman Jailed For 13 Years For Killing Baby Son
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Woman Jailed For 13 Years For Killing Baby Son

    A woman who was already in jail for killing her daughter has been sentenced to 13 years after admitting she murdered her baby son. Lesley Dunford, 37, smothered seven-month-old Harley Dunford in his cot on 27 August 2003. Her three-year-old daughter Lucy died in similar circumstances six months later. Harley's death was not treated as suspicious until she admitted the killing to prison staff in 2014, while serving seven years for the manslaughter of her daughter. The Old Bailey heard that Dunford, who pleaded guilty to murder, was "riddled with guilt". Jailing her for a minimum of 13 years, Mr Justice Baker said: "The reality is, had you not confessed to killing Harley whilst in custody, it is highly likely there would not have been a police investigation into his death an...