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Day: April 19, 2016

EU referendum: Poll puts Remain nearly 10 percentage points ahead of Brexit camp
ENGLISH, Europe

EU referendum: Poll puts Remain nearly 10 percentage points ahead of Brexit camp

    Poll puts Remain nearly 10 percentage points ahead of Brexit camp Support for a Remain vote in the referendum on the European Union is nearly 10 points ahead of Brexit, according to a new poll. The ORB survey for the Telegraph found that if the referendum was held now some 52 per cent of respondents would back remaining a member of the EU, with 43 per cent for leave, down five points on the previous poll. It appears that Remain voters are catching up with Leave supporters in terms of turnout. Some 70 per cent of Brexit supporters told pollsters they planned to vote, the same level as before, but the Remain turnout was up from 61 to 65 per cent. The overall turnout was up three points to 67 per cent. ORB also found that Leave supporters were slightly more likely to switch t...
Dressed down Queen was asked if she’d ever met the monarch
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Dressed down Queen was asked if she’d ever met the monarch

    She may be one of the most famous faces in the world, but the Queen can sometimes get away without being recognised. Her former protection officer Richard Griffin has revealed how the monarch once encountered a group of Americans while dressed in a headscarf and tweeds while out walking near Balmoral, according to the diary section of The Times. When the tourists asked: "Do you live round here?", the incognito Queen simply replied that she had a house nearby. "Have you ever met the Queen?" they asked. "No," she replied, then pointed at her policeman and quipped: "But he has." The Queen traditionally spends her summer break at her Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire - her private home which was handed down to her through generations of royals. She is apparently never happier t...
Spanish police arrest ISIS collaborator plotting Europe terror attacks in popular holiday island for Brits
ENGLISH, Europe

Spanish police arrest ISIS collaborator plotting Europe terror attacks in popular holiday island for Brits

    Majorca officers accuse the man - an unnamed suspect who was born in Morocco - of promoting terror attacks in Europe. He is also accused of having close links with leaders of the terrorist organisation ISIS who are based in Syria and Iraq. Officers raided a property in the holiday island’s capital Palma this morning to make the arrest. Spanish Interior Ministry officials said the police operation had permitted “the rapid neutralisation of a direct threat” and described the suspect as a “threat to national security.” The operation was coordinated by a judge at Spain’s national criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, in conjunction with state prosecutors. A statement released by the Interior Ministry, in which it referred to ISIS by its acronym Daesh , said: “The detainee, a...
74.8% tobacco products sold without pictorial warnings
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

74.8% tobacco products sold without pictorial warnings

    Around 74.8 percent tobacco products are being marketed without any pictorial health warning violating law according to a study. Thirteen anti-tobacco organizations, which conducted a survey in eight divisional towns, revealed it today. According to the relevant law no tobacco products can be marketed without pictorial warning after March 19, 2016 and doing so is a punishable offence. Hasan Shahriyar, project coordinator of Progga, presented the findings at the capital’s Press Club at 11:00am Progga, ACD, Ahsania Mission, Shimantik Hubinik Ipsha, National Heart Foundation, EC Bangladesh, WBB, Prottasha and NATAD are among the anti-tobacco organisations who conducted the study. At the programme, speakers of the organizations recommended that at least 50 percent of the face ...
Kim Wong returns 340 million taka
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Kim Wong returns 340 million taka

    Filipino casino businessman Kim Wong has returned another portion of the stolen Bangladesh Bank reserve funds, a sum of 340 million Taka. He deposited equivalent in Filipino currency, 200 million Pesos, to Philippines Central Bank. The discloser was made to Philippines Money Laundering Council at the 6th senate hearing today. Meanwhile, officials of Bangladesh Embassy to Philippines stated that the stolen funds must be retrieved from the country's central bank through legal proceedings. The officials said, the money would have been easier to recover if it was deposited to the account of the Bangladesh Embassy. Meanwhile, Bangladesh's Ambassador to Philippines john Gomes said, the country's government is providing its full support to Bangladesh in receiving the recovered fu...