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Day: May 29, 2016

Technology giants Facebook and Microsoft to lay 4,000 mile transatlantic data cable
ENGLISH, Technology

Technology giants Facebook and Microsoft to lay 4,000 mile transatlantic data cable

    A massive data cable is to be built across the Atlantic running from Virginia Beach in the United States to Bilbao in Spain. The project, announced by Microsoft and Facebook, is the latest in a series of major cable projects which have become necessary because of the growing demand for bandwidth. Known as MAREA, it will be the fastest cable ever to cross the Atlantic. Construction is due to begin in August, with the work being completed in October next year. It will be operated by Telxius, a subsidiary of the Spanish telecommunications and broadband giant, Telefónica. About the width of a garden hose, it will significantly increase the amount of data which can be carried across the Atlantic. Around a dozen high capacity cables are being laid across the oceans by high-tech ...
Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure
America, ENGLISH

Ohio zoo kills gorilla to protect small child in enclosure

    A special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla Saturday that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat, the Cincinnati Zoo's director said. Authorities said the boy, who fell 10 to 12 feet, is expected to recover after being picked up out of the moat and dragged by the gorilla for about 10 minutes. He was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Zoo officials said he was alert when he was transported there. Director Thane Maynard said the zoo's dangerous animal response team that practices for such incidents decided the boy was in "a life-threatening situation" and that they needed to put down the 400-pound-plus male gorilla named Harambe. "They made a tough choice and they made the right choice because th...
Never met Safadi: Primister son Joy
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Never met Safadi: Primister son Joy

    Trashing Israeli politician Mendi N Safadi's claim that they had a meeting in Washington, Prime Minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said they met nowhere. In a Facebook post, Joy wrote: I have never met Safadi, either in Washington or anywhere else. He is lying. That he is willing to lie for the BNP also proves that he is involved in a conspiracy with the BNP. Otherwise why would he lie on their behalf, reports unb. Joy, also the Prime Minister's ICT Adviser, came up with the Facebook statement early Sunday, a day after the Israeli politician in an interview with BBC Bangla, claimed that he had visited Joy's office in Washington last year.However, the BBC report did not include Joy's version in this regard. On Saturday, Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Ha...
UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
ENGLISH, United Nation

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

    Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, told The Associated Press by phone that an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers' boat that capsized Wednesday. The Italian navy took horrific pictures of that capsizing even as it rushed to rescue all those thrown into the sea from the boat. She said about 550 other migrants and refugees are missing from a smuggling boat that capsized Thursday morning after leaving the western Libyan port of Sabratha a day earlier. She says refugees who saw the boat sink told her agency that that boat, which was carrying abo...
UK citizen who planned to blow up Heathrow airport gets 40 years in US jail for supporting Al-Qaeda
America, ENGLISH

UK citizen who planned to blow up Heathrow airport gets 40 years in US jail for supporting Al-Qaeda

    Former London McDonald's worker 'planned suicide bomb attack at Heathrow Airport after being trained by Al Qaeda leader' Former McDonald's worker Ming Quang Pham, from South London, plotted to set off a suicide bomb packed with metal bolts in the airport's arrivals hall. A UK citizen who 'planned to blow up Heathrow airport' has been jailed for 40 years in the US for supporting Al-Qaeda. Ming Quang Pham, aka Amin, had pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorist related activity. Born in Vietnam, he used to live in New Cross and worked in a London branch of McDonald's - but intended to commit a massacre in his home city. He is believed to have been personally trained by an Al Qaeda leader to carry out a devastating suicide attack and bomb Heathrow Airport , US court papers ...