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Day: May 11, 2016

Indian woman in her 70s gives birth to healthy baby boy
Asia, ENGLISH

Indian woman in her 70s gives birth to healthy baby boy

    Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month after two years of treatment using donor eggs at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana. Though certainly one of the oldest mothers to give birth, her exact age was unclear. She has said she is about 70 but does not have a birth certificate, which is not uncommon in India. Anurag Bishnoi, embryologist and owner of the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby centre in Hisar, told the Guardian he believed she could be 72. “She has said she is five to seven years younger than her husband, and his birth certificate shows he was born on 12/04/1937,” he said. Kaur said she and her husband, Mohinder Singh Gill, a farmer, had almost lost hope of having their own child and had faced ridicule in a country where infertility is sometimes...
Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton in race for White House, new polls show
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton in race for White House, new polls show

    The two are effectively tied in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, in figures that will provide a boost to Mr Trump’s maverick campaign. Previous nationwide polls have shown him trailing Mrs Clinton, often by significant margins. "Six months from election day, the presidential races between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the three most crucial states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are too close to call," said Peter A. Brown, the Quinnipiac Poll's assistant director. "At this juncture, Trump is doing better in Pennsylvania than the GOP nominees in 2008 and 2012. And the two candidates are about where their party predecessors were at this point in Ohio and Florida." The most encouraging sign for the presumptive Repu...
SSC and equivalent examinations results: girls ahead than boys
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

SSC and equivalent examinations results: girls ahead than boys

    A total of 88.29 percent students have passed this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, which is 1.25 percentage points higher than that of last year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid formally handed over a copy of this year’s SSC and equivalent examinations results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gono Bhaban in presence of chairmen of all the boards. The results will be published officially at 2:00pm. The students can get the results from their respective school or it will also be available on www.educationboardresults.gov.bd As many as 1,09,761 students secured the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) this year where as it was 1,11,901 in 2015. In eight education boards, 88.70 percent passed this year’s SSC examinations against 86....
Queen caught on camera criticising very rude Chinese officials during sensitive state visit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Queen caught on camera criticising very rude Chinese officials during sensitive state visit

    The Queen was caught on camera making unguarded comments about the Chinese government during a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The Queen made the comments about the highly sensitive Chinese state visit on the same day that Prime Minister David Cameron was also filmed telling her that Nigeria and Afghanistan were "fantastically corrupt countries." Queen Elizabeth II looks at China's President Xi Jinping as they stand next to China's First Lady Peng Liyuan and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the royal pavilion on Horse Guards ParadeCredit: AFP/Getty Images The Queen was introduced to Commander Lucy D'Orsi, who was commander of the policing operation for the Chinese state visit last October, during the monarch's first garden party of the season at...
Nizami buried in home town Pabna
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Nizami buried in home town Pabna

    War criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami, hanged for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, was buried near his ancestral home in Santhia upazila after his execution in the small hours of Wednesday. Nizami was buried at the graveyard, 300 yards away from his residence at Manmathpur in the upazila around 7:00am after a namaj-e-janaza, said his son Barrister Najib Momen. An ambulance carrying the body of the executed war criminal left Dhaka Central Jail premises for Pabna at 1:30am. War crimes convict Matiur Rahman Nizami, ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged last night for his crimes against humanity during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971. Nizami, also the former head of Al-Badr, a ruthless militia that unleashed terror on pea...