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Day: July 27, 2016

Clinton officially announced as Democratic candidate for the US presidency
America, ENGLISH

Clinton officially announced as Democratic candidate for the US presidency

    The Democratic Convention officially elected Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Candidate. Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate who received the nomination from one of the two main political parties in the US. Hillary Clinton was a First Lady, US Senator, and US Secretary of State but now she reached a new climax in her political career. Hillary Clinton was officially elected to be the Democratic candidate for the US presidency, the first woman in American history to achieve such a status. The traditional roll call progressed at a satisfactory rate for Clinton, who needed the support of 2,382 delegates. Although the results were known in advance, the Clinton campaign was concerned that the email scandal surrounding the Democratic Party intervening in or...
Welsh schoolgirl was kept prisoner in a cage, starved and abused because of her un-Islamic lifestyle
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Welsh schoolgirl was kept prisoner in a cage, starved and abused because of her un-Islamic lifestyle

    A Welsh schoolgirl was starved, physically abused and kept in a cage during a series of alleged offences by her father who disagreed with her un-Islamic lifestyle, a court heard. Amina Al-Jeffrey, 21, was born in Swansea but moved to Saudia Arabia aged 16 as her father objected to her western lifestyle. She has been held captive in her academic father's home ever since, the family division of the High Court was told yesterday. Saudi authorities would not recognise Miss Al-Jeffery's British citizenship, the forced marriage unit of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) said, adding that "steps need to be taken to ensure Amina is returned to the UK where her safety can be guaranteed". According to The Times, her father, Mohammed al-Jeffrey, 62, works at the Abdulaziz Un...
HSBC becomes second bank to plan charges for withdrawing money
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

HSBC becomes second bank to plan charges for withdrawing money

    The UK’s biggest bank has changed its rules to force business customers to effectively pay for having funds in their accounts. HSBC said the charge could only apply to funds held in foreign currencies, not in pounds. The bank, which made £520 profit a second in the first three months of this year, quietly made the change to its terms and conditions in February this year. HSBC’s move emerged a day after 1.3 million NatWest business customers were also warned they could be hit with negative interest rates. Neither HSBC or NatWest said they planned to charge personal current account customers negative rates. But Charlotte Nelson, from the website Moneyfacts, warned: “If one bank were to do it, I could see others following suit.” Mortgage expert Ray Boulger said: “Eventually p...
Dhaka militants changed dress after Fazr prayers when they saw end coming
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Dhaka militants changed dress after Fazr prayers when they saw end coming

Ananta Yusuf and Zahed Khan: The militants who were killed in gunfight with the law enforcers early morning Tuesday changed their dress after the Fazr prayers and wore black punjabis, said a neighbour who observed the militants time to time from around midnight till dawn from an adjacent building. The neighbour was staying at the sixth floor of a building that is very close to the militants’ den in House 51, Road 5, Kalyanpur popularly known as Jahajbari. He along with others caught glimpses of the militants in their fifth floor apartment that has a balcony. The militants often came out to the balcony and kept the door to the balcony open until after the Fazr prayers, he told The Daily Star. The neighbour who kept track of these young militants until dawn said that they were all wearing ge...
Theresa May preferred to Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May preferred to Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister

    The YouGov poll for the Times suggests Labour has 28 per cent of the vote share while the Conservatives are on 40 per cent – providing them with a 12-point lead. It appears to be the biggest gap between the two parties since the end of Gordon Brown’s premiership in 2010 following the financial crash. Interestingly, when Labour voters were asked by YouGov to choose between Ms May and Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister a large proportion – 29 per cent – opted for the Tory leader. If compared with the 9.3 million who voted Labour at the general election in 2015 it would be equivalent to 2.7 million voters. The poll added that among voters generally around 19 per cent thought Mr Corbyn would make a better Prime Minister than Ms May. A second poll on Tuesday appeared to show the T...