Friday, July 19

Day: April 23, 2016

Extremists free to travel to UK because EU states cannot agree on the definition of a foreign fighter
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Extremists free to travel to UK because EU states cannot agree on the definition of a foreign fighter

    Police officers take part in a security exercise at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium, Villeneuve d'Ascq, northern France Jihadi terrorists are not being blacklisted on a European Union terrorist database and could be left free to travel to Britain because members states cannot agree on the definition of a foreign fighter, an internal EU report has revealed. A document written by the Dutch government, the current President of the EU Council, said an “absence of common standards” between EU countries which “diminishes the impact of information sharing” on a pan-EU terror watch list. The loophole will add further pressure on the Government to review border security. This week The Telegraph launched a campaign to highlight weaknesses in border security. In the restricted 10-page docu...
Breast cancer survivor will run London Marathon on her 82nd birthday
ENGLISH, London

Breast cancer survivor will run London Marathon on her 82nd birthday

    Go Fund Me More than 35,000 runners are expected to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, including our new fitness hero, Diana Green. Diana will be running the 26.2 miles for the charity Breast Cancer Now after she survived the disease thanks to successful treatment. Sunday also happens to be her 82nd birthday. Diana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 at the age of 68. She was adamant she was going to fight the disease, and with no history of running at all, she declared she was going to run the London Marathon the following year. When my husband and I told my daughter I’d been diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2002 she just burst into tears," Diana told The Huffington Post UK. I told her not to worry, I was going to run the London marathon the following ye...
Sundarbans fire: Forest dept suspends 3 employees
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Sundarbans fire: Forest dept suspends 3 employees

    The Forest Department suspended its three employees for their negligence of duties in connection with the recent fire incidents in the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila. The suspended employees are M Nasir Uddin, in charge of Nangli forest camp of Dhansagar Station under the Chandpai range of the Sundarbans East Zone, and two boatmen of the same camp -- Polash Majumder and Mobarak Hossain. The action was taken against them on April 19 after the allegation of their negligence during the Sundarbans fires was primarily proved against them, said divisional forest officer of Sundarbans East Zone M Sahidul Islam today. Meanwhile, a team of Sharankhola Police Station arrested a man, Saiful Hawlader, 22, son of Dulal Hawlader of Rajeshwar village, from east Rajapur of the upazila ...
Former Thai prime minister, dead at 83
Asia, ENGLISH

Former Thai prime minister, dead at 83

    Banharn Silpa-archa, a provincial political powerbroker who served a scandal-ridden 16 months as Thailand's prime minister in 1995-96, has died at age 83. His death early Saturday morning was announced by Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he was admitted Thursday after an asthma attack. Banharn was considered a master of pork barrel politics, making his home province of Suphanburi, in Thailand's central rice-growing region, one of the country's most developed and prosperous-looking. His domination of politics and business there led to it being dubbed "Banharnburi." However, his wily political ways played out badly at the national level. Critics charged that corruption and mismanagement of the economy during his stint as prime minister paved the way for the collapse of Thai...
Barack Obama hits back at Boris Johnson and explains why he moved Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office
ENGLISH, London

Barack Obama hits back at Boris Johnson and explains why he moved Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office

    The Independent President Barack Obama arrives at Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron (Picture: [copyright]) Barack Obama has hit back after suggestions by Boris Johnson that he harboured an “ancestral dislike of the British empire” because of his Kenyan heritage. The Mayor of London had recounted a story in which he suggested Mr Obama had moved a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when he became president. But Mr Obama explained that he still had a second bust of the former prime minister in his private quarters – and revealed why he had moved the one in the Oval Office. “My private office is called the Treaty Room. Right outside the door of the Treaty Room so that I see it every day, including on weekends when I’m going into that ...