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Day: May 6, 2016

Sadiq Khan became London Mayor as Labour gains constituencies
ENGLISH, London

Sadiq Khan became London Mayor as Labour gains constituencies

    Sadiq Khan has secured victory as London mayor, with Labour winning in more constituencies than the Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith. Khan had 44 per cent of first preference votes, with Goldsmith trailing on 35 per cent. Green candidate Sian Berry looks likely to come in third place with six per cent of the vote. London wide turnout looks set to reach as high as 45.6 per cent, up 7.6 per cent on 2012. Goldsmith got off to a good start as the Conservatives secured an early win in Bexley and Bromley, but went on to win just five more constituencies to Khan's eight. The Tory candidate also won in Barnet and Camden, Croydon and Sutton, Havering and Redbridge, South West and West Central. However, Khan took the rest (and some by quite a large margin): Brent and Harrow, Cit...
Labour confident Sadiq Khan will beat Zac Goldsmith in London Mayoral election
ENGLISH, London

Labour confident Sadiq Khan will beat Zac Goldsmith in London Mayoral election

    The party's candidate has consistently held a solid lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith, who is perceived to have suffered from running a negative campaign that controversially sought to link Mr Khan to extremism. And shadow chancellor John McDonnell set the Labour Party on the right path for success in the General Election in four years time. Labour has fought a strong campaign, working hard for every vote, standing up for working people who have been let down by the Tory party," he said. "If we can narrow that gap, we will demonstrate steady progress. "What we are looking to do is build over the next four years so that we steadily, steadily build our support and then we are ready for 2020." Shadow international development secretary Diane Abbott said a win for Mr ...
Family Guy spoofed Donald Trump, angering republican fans
America, ENGLISH

Family Guy spoofed Donald Trump, angering republican fans

    In a bid for their first Emmy nomination, the show's creators released an image of their titular character, Peter Griffin, looking particularly orange and with ridiculous blonde hair. “As long as we’re voting for loud dumbmouths, can I get an Emmy?” reads the photo’s caption. Of course, as you likely suspected, they’re making fun of the Republican’s Presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump. Although MacFarlane is an avid Bernie Sanders supporter, some fans have been caught off guard by the cartoon, with some vowing never to watch the show again. The official Family GuyFacebook page posted the story, with commentators underneath expressing their outrage. “Wehhhh he's a loud mouth is all you can say as you mock the majority of REAL Americans voting for him. Trump is going to b...
Bangladesh among nations most prone to malware attacks
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh among nations most prone to malware attacks

    Apart from sharing a border with India, what do Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have in common? They are all prime targets ofmalware attacks. Microsoft has released the 20th volume of its bi-annual Security Intelligence Report and it reveals an increasing trend in the number of malware encounters. Focusing on Q3 and Q5 2015, the report analyses the landscape for malware, threats and vulnerabilities by studying data collected from over 600 million computers across the world. It also lists the Palestinian Territories and Indonesia as prime targets. "We look at north of 10 million attacks on identities every day," Microsoft manager Alex Weinert told Reuters, adding that the attacks don't always succeed. According to the report, Japan, Finland, Norway and Sweden are some of the...
Bangladesh Bank heist: RCBC president resigns
Asia, ENGLISH

Bangladesh Bank heist: RCBC president resigns

    The Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) accepted the resignation of Lorenzo Tan as president and CEO of the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution effective immediately, the bank said in a statement released this evening. RCBC, however, cleared Tan of any wrongdoing, saying an internal investigation into the $81-million money laundering caper “had cleared [him] of any breach of bank rules and policies.” “He resigned to give the board a free hand in directing the course of the bank’s future,” RCBC said. In a separate statement, Tan said that “despite having been cleared of any wrongdoing, as president and CEO of RCBC, I take full moral responsibility for this sad incident in the history of the bank.” “With a heavy heart, I feel the time has come for me to move on and p...
Princess Diana’s final resting place to undergo renovation
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Princess Diana’s final resting place to undergo renovation

    The island where Princess Diana was laid to rest is undergoing extensive renovation work, it has been revealed. The work will be overseen by Diana's brother Charles Spencer and his wife Karen, and is set to be completed by August 2017 – in time to mark the 20th anniversary of the Princess of Wales' death. The late mother of Princes William and Harry was laid to rest on an island at the centre of the Althorp Estate, a stately home set within a 13,000-acre estate in Northampton owned by the Spencer family. Following Diana's death in August 1997, an oak tree was planted to mark each year of her life, along with hundreds of white water lilies and roses. There is also a temple for visitors to pay their respects, which features Diana's name engraved on the top. The news coincide...