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Day: June 18, 2016

Queen caught on camera telling off Prince William
ENGLISH, London

Queen caught on camera telling off Prince William

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, in central London Much of the country tuned in to watch Trooping the Colour last weekend, to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday. Dogs were dressed up and a rainy picnic was had in honour of Queen Elizabeth. However, one detail during the celebrations was missed, and just recently emerged on the internet. While they were on the balcony, the Queen was caught on camera apparently scolding her grandchild. He was seated, and she had to ask him to stand up. Seemingly abashed, the Duke of Cambridge stood up straight away. The video has been shared by various accounts on social media, and has been retweeted thousan...
Paused EU referendum debate to resume but with a more respectful tone
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Paused EU referendum debate to resume but with a more respectful tone

    The EU referendum campaign is expected to resume tentatively on Sunday after hostilities were abruptly halted by the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox, with politicians on both sides of the debate appearing at events and on television ahead of the final few days before the vote. With just days left before the referendum on Britain’s future in the European Union, MPs will gather in Westminster on Monday to remember the MP for Batley and Spen, who was killed outside her constituency surgery on Thursday. Both campaigns were immediately suspended in the aftermath of the attack on Cox, and Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron made an unprecedented joint visit to her constituency on Friday to pay their respects. But campaigners are acutely conscious that there is little time left to convin...
Iraq forces retake central Fallujah from IS
Arab world, ENGLISH

Iraq forces retake central Fallujah from IS

    Iraqi forces raised the national flag over the government compound in Fallujah on Friday, top commanders said, a breakthrough in the nearly four-week-old offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went on state television to announce that his forces were in control of the city except for a few small pockets of jihadists. They met limited resistance from IS fighters, who were fleeing the city, the commanders told AFP, leaving the organisation on the brink of losing one of the most emblematic strongholds in its two-year-old "caliphate". It is the latest setback for the jihadists who have also lost territory in neighbouring Syria and in Libya in recent weeks. "We promised you the liberation of Fallujah and we retook it. Our security fo...
Turkey gay pride march banned over security concern
Africa world, ENGLISH

Turkey gay pride march banned over security concern

    An annual gay pride march in Istanbul planned for later this month will not be allowed to take place, the Turkish city's authorities have said. A statement cited "safeguarding security and public order" as the reason for calling off the event. The order means anyone taking part risks facing intervention by the security forces. Organisers of the march have denounced the ban as a "flagrant violation of the constitution and the law". They said the city authorities were failing in their duty to protect the rights of citizens to exercise their rights, and that they would launch legal action. Security in the city is already tight after bombings in recent months blamed on Islamic State (IS) and Kurdish militants. Earlier this week, an ultra-nationalist youth group, the Alperen He...
Vladimir Putin states David Cameron may have called EU referendum to blackmail Europe
ENGLISH, Europe

Vladimir Putin states David Cameron may have called EU referendum to blackmail Europe

    David Cameron may have called EU referendum to blackmail Europe Vladimir Putin has waded into the Brexit debate by suggesting that David Cameron may have called the EU referendum to blackmail Europe or scare someone. The Russian president, in his first comments on the issue questioned why the Prime Minister had called a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in the first place. There is a great problem with Brexit, why did he initiate this vote in the first place? Why did he do that? So he wanted to blackmail Europe or to scare someone, what was the goal if he was against? Mr Putin said, according to the Press Association, on Friday night. He denied suggestions that Russia would benefit from Britain's possible decision to leave the European Union. Speakin...