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Day: June 15, 2016

Omar Mateen’s second wife tells FBI she tried to talk gunman out of attack
ENGLISH, Europe

Omar Mateen’s second wife tells FBI she tried to talk gunman out of attack

    The report came as officials probe the online history of the 29-year-old. Reports said Mateen's second wife was cooperating with agents Facebook The second wife of the Orlando gunman has reportedly told federal agents she knew in advance about the attack that left 49 people dead and tried to talk her husband out of going ahead with it. As officials said they were searching the online history of Omar Mateen and also probing whether he had an accomplice, it was reported his second wife had once dropped him off at the Pulse night club because he wanted to scope it, and had been with him to buy ammunition and a holster. NBC said that agents from the FBI had questioned Mateen’s second wife, Noor Zahi Salman, 30, who apparently lived with the gunman and their three-year-old son ...
Fitra 65 taka for this year
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Fitra 65 taka for this year

    This year's Fitra has been fixed at minimum Tk 65 per head and maximum Tk 1,650. The Fitra was fixed at a meeting at Baitul Mokarram conference room of Islamic Foundation this morning today.  
Severe Weather Warnings Issued As Heavy Showers And Floods Predicted
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Severe Weather Warnings Issued As Heavy Showers And Floods Predicted

    Severe weather warnings and flood alerts are in place across the country as another day of rain is expected. Heavy showers will cover large swathes of the UK for another two days as an area of low pressure continues to move slowly across the country, the Press Association reported. Wales, the North West, Yorkshire and Humber, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the east of England, the South West and South East could all see as much as 25mm of rain in an hour. Tuesday saw the rain put a dampener on proceedings at Ascot, soaking racegoers and it also delayed the start of play at Queen’s Club in London for the tennis Aegon Championships. Forecasters say the bad weather is unlikely to ease until Friday at the earliest. The Met Office has put yellow warnings in place and adv...
US Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China
America, ENGLISH

US Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China

    The US Navy’s Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a US official said on Tuesday, a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions with China. The Third Fleet's Pacific Surface Action Group, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Momsen, was deployed to East Asia in April. More Third Fleet vessels will be deployed in the region in the future, said a US official who requested anonymity. He and a second official said the vessels would conduct a range of operations, but gave no details. China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping...
Prince William makes history by appearing on cover of gay magazine Attitude
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince William makes history by appearing on cover of gay magazine Attitude

    Prince William has made history by appearing on the cover of gay lifestyle magazine Attitude. The future monarch is the first member of the royal family to pose for an LGBT publication, appearing as their July cover star. Showing his support for the LGBT community, the Duke of Cambridge has given an interview detailing his views on homophobic bullying and ‘being the person that you are’. The magazine will hit newsstands on Thursday, just a few days after the mass shooting in gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando. In his interview, published in the magazine, the Prince said: “No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives. “The young gay, lesbian and transge...