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Day: April 17, 2016

Super gonorrhoea is spreading across Britain and will become untreatable, doctors fear
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Super gonorrhoea is spreading across Britain and will become untreatable, doctors fear

    A national alert was triggered by Public Health England last September after the rare strain of the sexually transmitted superbug was detected in 15 people. The number of confirmed cases has now risen to 34 and, according to reports, there is "huge concern" among doctors that it is spreading across the UK. And experts said it is risk of becoming untreatable if the only fully effective antibiotic remaining fails. There have been efforts to track down the sexual partners of those infected with the disease, which can cause infertility. “Failure to respond appropriately will jeopardise our ability to treat gonorrhoea effectively and will lead to poorer health outcomes for individuals and society as a whole” Dr Elizabeth Carlin. However, Public Health England (PHE) is understoo...
There are 5 things that could cause undecided voters to back Brexit not one of them is immigration
ENGLISH, Europe

There are 5 things that could cause undecided voters to back Brexit not one of them is immigration

    French President Francois Hollande, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen near burning bales of straw set on… The latest polls on Britain's referendum over whether the country should stay or leave the European Union show a vastly mixed picture of what the result could possibly be. This week, we've had one poll that showed support for a Brexit — Britain leaving the EU — is ahead of staying, while another poll showed that the remain vote is in poll position. However, polls are pretty pointless for predicting the outcome of the referendum, and are not a major pricing point when calculating the odds, Jamie Loughead, head of politics at the UK bookmaker Star Sports, told B...
Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off US assets if Congress passes 9/11 bill
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off US assets if Congress passes 9/11 bill

    Officials in Saudi Arabia have reportedly told the Obama administration they will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible for any role in the September 11 attacks. On the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia, the New York Times said the White House had been lobbying Congress to block the bill’s passage and that the threat from Saudi Arabia had been the subject of intense talks. It said that Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, delivered the kingdom’s message last month during a trip to Washington, telling legislators that Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750bn in treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they c...
CPD for open hearing on Bangladesh Bank fund heist
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

CPD for open hearing on Bangladesh Bank fund heist

    The standing committee on finance ministry should hold an open hearing over the Bangladesh Bank heist, distinguished fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya said today. CPD observes a lack of co-ordination among the government over the issue, Bhattacharya said at a press conference at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka this morning. The CPD organised the press conference on national budget for the 2016-17 fiscal. Hackers stole US$101 million from the BB account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on February 4. Of the amount, $20 million went to a bank in Sri Lanka and the money has been recovered, according to the central bank. Unidentified hackers stole the money from the Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and funneled ...
Powerful earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador
America, ENGLISH

Powerful earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador

    A powerful earthquake killed at least 77 people, injured hundreds more, ravaged coastal towns and sent residents fleeing for higher ground in Ecuador on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast and was felt hundreds of miles (km) away in the capital of Quito as well as in the large commercial city of Guayaquil, where rubble lay strewn in the streets and some buildings were cracked or partially collapsed. A bridge in the city collapsed on top of car, crushing it. The earthquake was Ecuador's worst in decades and officials said the death toll was likely to rise even higher as rescue teams headed into the hardest-hit areas. "It was terrifying, we were all scared and we're still out in the streets because we're worried about aftershocks,"...