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Day: June 10, 2016

Office Tells Female Customers To Shave Their Legs
ENGLISH, Life Style

Office Tells Female Customers To Shave Their Legs

    Shoe brand Office has come under fire for a sexist online newsletter. The subject line of the email was "Show a little leg", while the tagline below read: "Just don't forget to shave them." A British woman called Katy, who goes by the online username AliceInWonderland3, took to Mumsnet to vent her frustrations. "Am I being unreasonable to not want a business who wants female customers telling them they need to shave their legs?" she wrote. "I shave my legs because I know people I encounter day-to-day will be horrified by body hair on a woman, but I don't need a business trying to make me feel bad if I choose to go outside without doing so. "Or trying to make me feel disgusted by something natural." Speaking to the Mail Online, the 24-year-old revealed that she thinks the e...
Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone
ENGLISH, Technology

Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone

    Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock. Experts say the results of a two-year, $10 million experiment called CarbFix , conducted about one-third of a mile (540 meters) deep in the rocks of Iceland, offer new hope for an effective weapon to help fight man-made global warming. When an international team of scientists pumped a carbon dioxide and water mix into underground basalt rocks, basic chemistry took over. The acidic mixture dissolved the rocks' calcium magnesium and formed limestone, a permanent natural jail for the heat-trapping gas, according to Juerg Matter of the University of Southampton in England. He is the lead author of a study detailing the experiment published Thursday in the jo...
EU referendum: Sturgeon accuses Johnson of telling £350m whopper
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU referendum: Sturgeon accuses Johnson of telling £350m whopper

    Nicola Sturgeon has led a concerted onslaught from senior remain campaigners aimed at discrediting Boris Johnson, in a heated television debate that saw him attacked for telling “whoppers”. With just a fortnight to go before the historic referendum that will decide whether Britain remains a member of the European Union, Johnson was accused on Thursday night of misleading the public and putting his own career before the good of the country – including by his Conservative colleague energy secretary Amber Rudd. The Scottish first minister described it as a scandal that Johnson’s Vote Leave campaign bus still has the controversial claim that Britain sends £350m a week to Brussels emblazoned on the side of it. Labour’s Angela Eagle, also making the case for remain, joined Sturg...
Woman pretended to be a victim of Paris attacks in €20,000 compensation bid
ENGLISH, Europe

Woman pretended to be a victim of Paris attacks in €20,000 compensation bid

    A woman pretended to be a victim of the Paris terror attacks in order to claim thousands in compensation. The unnamed 25-year-old, from Yvelines in the Île de France region of the French capital, faces five years in prison for fraud and a fine of €375,000 (£294k) after telling investigators she had been injured in a suicide bombing at the Carillon bar. She used fake photographs of burn victims as her evidence and told police she had had a miscarriage during the attack, in an attempt to get €20,000 (£15.7k) in compensation despite not being pregnant at the time, according to Le Parisien. Suspicions were raised immediately by the fact that terrorists had used machine guns at the Le Carillon bar but there had been no bombing there on November 13. The woman came forward to pol...
Boxing legend Ali to be laid to rest
Africa world, ENGLISH

Boxing legend Ali to be laid to rest

    Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over. Thousands from near and far are expected to line the streets of Ali's native city of Louisville in the southern US state of Kentucky to bid goodbye to the three-time heavyweight world champion who died last week at 74 after a decades-long battle with Parkinson's. Starting at 9 am (1300 GMT), the funeral procession will wind through the city of 600,000 where Ali was born at a time of racial segregation. It will pass sites that were important to "The Greatest": his childhood home, the Ali Center, the Center for African American Heritage -- which focuses on the lives of blacks in Kentucky -- and, of course, ...