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Day: August 3, 2016

Which supermarket cheaper than rival stores
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Which supermarket cheaper than rival stores

    A Mirror survey of everyday products including milk, pasta, chicken, rice and cheese found the Aldi bill came to £13.01 - over a fiver less than Sainsbury’s where it cost £18.40. The same items were £16.05 at Asda, £17.88 at Morrisons and £17.62 at Tesco. Our survey follows a Trussell Trust report that revealed one in five parents will skip a meal this summer to make sure the kids don’t go hungry. We found a pack of two chicken breast fillets (300g) cost £1.79 at Aldi but was £3 at Morrisons and £2.95 at Sainsbury’s. Wholewheat pasta (500g) cost 49p at Aldi but was more double the price at Asda where it cost £1. And a 400g punnet of strawberries came to £1.29 at the budget chain but was £2 at Tesco. Out of 15 weekly essentials, Aldi was the cheapest for 12, more expensive ...
DC Transit Officer Charged With Supporting IS
America, ENGLISH

DC Transit Officer Charged With Supporting IS

    A Washington transit police officer has been charged with attempting to provide material support to Islamic State, authorities say. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday at police headquarters, the Washington Post said. According to an affidavit, Young bought nearly $250 (£188) of gift cards he intended for IS to use to buy mobile phone apps that would facilitate communication. But Young instead gave the gift cards to an undercover FBI source, it said. Young - a veteran with the transport police department since 2003 - attempted to send the money over a messaging service the terrorist group uses for recruitment, Fox News reported. The FBI has said he is the first law enforcement officer in the US to be charged with a terror-related offence. Yo...
Australian Brain family told to leave the UK after public appeal against deportation fails
Australia, ENGLISH

Australian Brain family told to leave the UK after public appeal against deportation fails

    The Home Office has told an Australian family living in the Scottish Highlands to go home after their deadline for a successful visa application expired. The Brain family has been sent a letter from the Government telling them to "voluntarily" return to Australia after the visa they came to the UK on was scrapped under new rules three months after their arrival. Kathryn Brain and her husband, Gregg, only found out a year after they moved to Scotland that the post-study student visa Ms Brain was awarded in 2010 had been retroactively discontinued - leading them to accuse the Government of failing to uphold "their end of the bargain. And now the final of three extended deadlines for the parents to find a permanent job, which would allow them and their 11-year-old son Lachlan...
Dubai airport shut after Emirates accident
Arab world, ENGLISH

Dubai airport shut after Emirates accident

    Dubai airport, the world’s busiest in terms of international passengers, was shut down yesterday following an accident involving a landing Emirates plane, it said, reports AFP from Dubai. “All operations (arrivals and departures) at (Dubai International) DXB have been suspended until further notice following the incident involving flight EK521,” Dubai Airports said on Twitter. The plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing yesterday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said. Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International, the gove...
Donald Trump kicks baby out of his rally in Virginia for crying
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump kicks baby out of his rally in Virginia for crying

    Trump holds baby at a New Hampshire rally in February Andrew Burton/Getty Trump rallies have proven to be hostile territory for activists voicing their dissent against the candidate or even journalists offering critical coverage. Now it appears Donald Trump has shifted that zero tolerance policy to crying babies. During a campaign stop in Ashburn, Virginia, Mr Trump paused in the middle of his speech to the sounds of a baby crying. His security team had just escorted a group of silent protesters from the event, and perhaps the audience felt the baby had a similar fate. Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies, Mr Trump told the audience. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby, what a beautiful baby. Don’t worry, don’t worry. As Mr Trump continued his tirade...