Tuesday, July 16

Day: April 30, 2016

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke who was named Sexiest Woman Alive, had body image issues
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke who was named Sexiest Woman Alive, had body image issues

    British actress Emilia Clarke, who was named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine in November 2015, has talked about the time when she was just like any other 18-year-old, concerned about being fat and the way she appeared. In a video for Teen Vogue, the Game Of Thrones star read out a heartfelt letter to her 18-year-old self, filled with important lessons on life and advices from the now 29-year-old's point of view. You are not as fat as you think you are, Clarke advised, reiterating confidence in the age where the current body standards are practically unattainable. There are some women who look some way and there are other women who look another way, like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love because they look like women, the Briti...
A third of Brits think sexting is NOT cheating but what do you think?
ENGLISH, Life Style

A third of Brits think sexting is NOT cheating but what do you think?

    A study carried out by Law firm Slater and Gordon found that 8% of people in the UK admitted to sexting. This was defined in the study as ending flirty messages or explicit images to someone who they are not in a relationship with. 35% of the 2,150 men and women surveyed in the online poll said they did not think sexting another person constituted cheating. The law firm commissioned the study after finding their clients were increasingly trying to cite adultery in divorce proceedings even though the law would not allow for it. While adultery is responsible for just under 40% of divorces in the UK, the grounds for divorce citing adultery dictates that extramarital sex has to have taken place. Rupi Rai, family lawyer at Slater and Gordon, said: "With more people having acces...
World Bank doubts 7.05% growth prediction
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

World Bank doubts 7.05% growth prediction

    The World Bank today expressed its doubt about the 7.05 percent provisional growth estimate of Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The question is whether the official estimate is consistent with other growth-related indicators,” said Zahid Hussain, the lead economist of the World Bank. He was addressing a programme on releasing Bangladesh Development Update at World Bank’s Agargaon office in Dhaka. Ten out of 12 indicators saw less success in between July 2015 and February 2016 than that of the previous year, he said. Only exports indicator could see more achievement in FY 2016 compared to FY 2015, he added, questioning how the total GDP growth increased this year. He analysed that the government achieved 14.4 percent of NBR and tax reve...
At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb
Arab world, ENGLISH

At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb

    A car bombing Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. The attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad's holy Kadhimiyah shrine, according to local police officials at the scene. But other Iraqi security officials say the attack targeted an open-air market. The two differing accounts could not be immediately reconciled. The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to the press. Thousands of Shiite pilgrims from across Iraq are expected to travel on foot to the shrine of 8th-century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim over the coming days to commemorate the anniversary of his death. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, ...
EU Referendum: Poll shows Britain split 50/50 but higher turnout among older voters could tip country into Brexit
ENGLISH, Europe

EU Referendum: Poll shows Britain split 50/50 but higher turnout among older voters could tip country into Brexit

    A majority of people believe the country will vote to remain in the June referendum (Picture: [copyright]) The British public is split 50/50 on whether to leave the EU but a higher turnout among the Outers could tip the balance in favour of Brexit, according to an opinion poll for The Independent. Given a straight choice, 50 per cent of people said Britain should leave and 50 per cent that it should remain. But when the findings were weighted to take account of people’s likelihood to vote, the result changed to 51 per cent for Leave and 49 per cent for Remain. The online survey of 2,000 people by ORB, conducted between Wednesday and Friday (29), suggests that Barack Obama’s intervention in the debate has not been the game-changer the In camp was hoping for. Although 23 per...