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Day: August 8, 2016

60 years old chinese man rides rickshaw from China to Rio
America, ENGLISH

60 years old chinese man rides rickshaw from China to Rio

    Chen Guanming is the 60-year-old man from China who loves the Olympics so much that he rode a rickshaw all the way to Rio just so he could attend the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.Dubbed as the Chinese “Olympics Man,” Chen has also attended both the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. His arrival in Rio on July 30th marked his third Olympic experience, reported Xinhua (via Shanghaiist). Fulfilling an obsession he developed in 2001 when it was first announced that Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Olympics, Chen first made an incredible 800 km journey from his home in Tong Shan district to reach the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing via his ageing tricycle in 2008.Two years later in May 2010, Chen embarked on an epic two-year rickshaw journey from Tong Shan t...
Brexit forces EU: AXIS with Italy and Greece against Germany
ENGLISH, Europe

Brexit forces EU: AXIS with Italy and Greece against Germany

    The European Union must rethink the way it operates after Brexit as member states gang up on Germany over austerity measures, according to a French politician. Major EU nations including Greece, Italy and Spain are set to form a new alliance with other southern states in a bid to take back economic power from the bloc. An EU-wide policy of austerity enforced from Berlin has led to massive youth unemployment and soaring poverty, devastating many Mediterranean economies. Now leaders of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Malta plan to seize control with plans to meet in Athens on September 9 to counter the austerity-driven agenda of the union's northern member states. Hosted by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the meeting will see the southern leaders face down ...
The Portuguese Education Minister mugged at knifepoint at the Olymoic Rio
ENGLISH, Europe

The Portuguese Education Minister mugged at knifepoint at the Olymoic Rio

    Portugal’s Minister of Education was mugged at knifepoint as he headed back to his hotel from the Olympic cycling road race. Tiago Brandao Rodrigues, 39, was stopped by a man brandishing a blade near his hotel in Ipanema on Saturday afternoon. He and his aide Rita Roque were forced to hand over cash and mobiles. The mugger fled after taking their valuables but was intercepted by locals who held him until police arrived and reunited the visiting politician and his advisor with their belongings It is thought an accomplice managed to get away empty-handed. It was a bit of a fright but we’re both okay Rita Roque Miss Roque, who described the weapon the mugger used as a “domestic knife”, admitted: “It was a bit of a fright but we’re both okay.” She said Mr Rodrigues, a biochemi...
Pakistan hospital blast death toll stands 42
Asia, ENGLISH

Pakistan hospital blast death toll stands 42

    A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said. The blast took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought to the hospital, said senior police official Zahoor Ahmed Afridi, though it was unclear if the two events were in any way connected. Nearly 100 lawyers and other people had gathered there at the time, he added. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which struck at the gates of the building housing the emergency ward, on the hospital grounds. Earlier, police had mistakenly said the bomb struck the hospital's main gate. Sanaullah Zehri, the chief mini...
Court has ordered the unqualified medicines withdrawal from the market
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Court has ordered the unqualified medicines withdrawal from the market

    The High Court on Monday ordered withdrawal of drugs of 34 pharmaceuticals as their medicines appeared sub-standard, court officials said. "The two-member bench of the High Court delivered the judgment in a public interest litigation case," an official of the court said, reports bss. He said all drugs of 20 pharmaceuticals companies and all antibiotic medicines produced by 14 other companies came under the preview of the judgment delivered by Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md. Ejarul Haque Akondo. "The bench directed the government to stop production of all medicines of 20 drug companies and antibiotic medicines of the 14 others finding those to be sub-standard in terms of qualities," he said. The judgment came after hearing on a writ petition filed by Advo...