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Day: May 20, 2016

Disgraced teacher jailed for sex with 16 years old pupil
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Disgraced teacher jailed for sex with 16 years old pupil

    A married teacher let out a bloodcurdling scream as she was jailed for a year after having sex with a schoolboy. Lauren Cox, 27, let out a screeching cry as a judge sentenced her to 12 months in prison today. The teacher admitted a having a 6-month-long sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, which was discovered by his mother. Cox also said "I'm sorry" to her tearful family sitting in the public gallery as she was taken to the cells at Croydon Crown Court. An emotional exchange took place between the victim's mother, who undertook her own investigation to expose the abuse, and Cox's mother. Cox's mum burst into tears as her daughter was sentenced, and the victim's mum said to her as she exited the room: "I didn't have a choice, he is my son." Her mother replied: "You ...
26 years on the run to avoid 2 years jail
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

26 years on the run to avoid 2 years jail

    What would you do if you were sentenced to two years' imprisonment? Fight back or serve the sentence and start life anew? For one such man in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi, neither seemed like the answers. Md Shamsul Huq, 70, managed to evade the law enforcers for 26 years before he was arrested from Shah Sikander Ali shrine in Jhinaigati upazila of Sherpur on Wednesday. In May 1990, Shamsul was arrested from Godagari for his alleged involvement in smuggling. A case was filed against him. Later, he received bail and vanished quickly from the scene. Thanks to disguises and luck, he stayed beyond the reach of law for long years. Dressed up as a devotee, he roamed around the country for ”pilgrimage” at different shrines. About four months ago, he arrived at Sekandar Ali shrine...
Uber drivers accused of 32 rapes and sex attacks on London passengers over the past year
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Uber drivers accused of 32 rapes and sex attacks on London passengers over the past year

    The new feature is now available to all Uber users (Picture: [copyright]) Uber drivers are accused of sexually assaulting or raping customers almost three times a month, according to new figures which have outraged rape campaigners. Freedom of Information data obtained by The Sun newspaper revealed 32 assault claims were made against employees of the taxi-hailing app in London over the past twelve months, equal to one every eleven days. The figure represents more than a fifth of all claims against taxi and car-hire drivers filed to 14 UK police forces last year, which totalled at 154 allegations including attacks in minicabs and chauffeur vehicles. In January, Uber driver Aliriza Kurt from Finsbury Park was jailed for 18 months after picking up a young woman in his vehicle...
Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s history as the first woman President sworn
Asia, ENGLISH

Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s history as the first woman President sworn

    Experts are predicting a bumpy start to Tsai Ing-wen's presidency as Taiwan's new head of state -- the first female head of an ethnic Chinese territory -- squares up to the mainland. Fifty-nine year old Tsai, who won a landslide victory in January on a platform of boosting Taiwan’s separate identity from China, takes office Friday. Tsai has said she will not seek to provoke Beijing -- but China is deeply suspicious of her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which until the 1990s publicly called for formal independence from the mainland. Beijing has said it would use force if Taiwan formally declared itself an independent state. Beijing has claimed the island as part of its territory since 1949, when the Chinese Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT) fled there after losing ...
Egypt Air MS804: Crash Site Investigators Find Body Parts, Seats & Suitcases
ENGLISH, Europe

Egypt Air MS804: Crash Site Investigators Find Body Parts, Seats & Suitcases

    Egyptian authorities say they have spotted a body part, two seats and suitcases in the search for the missing EgyptAir plane, according to Greek officials. The announcement on Friday came hours after the Egyptian army announced it had found debris and passenger belongings from the aircraft 180 miles north of Alexandria. Greece’s defence minister Panos Kammenos said the items were found slightly south of where the aircraft had vanished from radar signals on Thursday morning. EgyptAir flight MH804 crashed after disappearing from the radar while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. The Airbus 320 lost contact at 2.45 am local time on Thursday morning. No distress call was made by the pilots and experts believe the crash was most likely the result of a terroris...
Water transport shut as cyclone Roanu gets closer
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Water transport shut as cyclone Roanu gets closer

    As cyclone Roanu moved inside a thousand kilometres near Bangladesh’s coast, authorities have suspended water transport through the country until further notice. Met office is optimistic that the cyclone will lose tempo, with heavy rainfall, as it approaches to make landfall through Chittagong-Noakhali coast by dusk tomorrow. Meanwhile, coastal regions along the projected landfall site have been asked to hoist danger signal number 7. Cox’s Bazar has been asked to hoist signal 6, while Mongla and Payra ports signal 7. Chittagong port and coastal districts of Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, and their offshore islands and chars have been put under danger signal number 7. Cox’s Bazar port and coastal district of Cox’s Bazar and its offshore islands and chars ha...