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Day: August 11, 2016

Pyramid investment scheme worth £160 MILLION shut down after taking money from 162,000 people
ENGLISH, Europe

Pyramid investment scheme worth £160 MILLION shut down after taking money from 162,000 people

News Desk: Get-rich-quick scheme Traffic Monsoon stinks to high hell, one worried investor told me when I reported on it in January. That verdict seems to have been confirmed now that it’s been shut down after taking around £160million from 162,000 people worldwide – many in the UK. The man behind Traffic Monsoon is Charles Scoville, an American “entrepreneur” with a history of similar schemes. Before running my article in January, I gave him the chance to respond to criticisms, the most obvious being that it was a pyramid or Ponzi scheme. I put a simple question to him: What is Traffic Monsoon’s main source of revenue? Scoville never replied, but elsewhere has claimed that members make money by buying “AdPacks”, which earn revenue from online advertising. But now we know the true answer t...
Syria conflict: Russia to halt Aleppo action to allow aid in
Arab world, ENGLISH

Syria conflict: Russia to halt Aleppo action to allow aid in

    Russian forces are due to suspend military action in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo shortly to allow in desperately needed humanitarian aid. It is not clear if Syrian rebel groups will also cease fire during the daily three-hour window. But UN officials say that is too short to take in enough to help the large numbers of people in need. Intense fighting has been continuing in Aleppo between rebels and Russian-backed Syrian government forces. There are also reports of a toxic gas attack on a rebel-held area. Medical staff say four people died and many other were injured. The gas is thought to have been chlorine dropped in a barrel bomb. Earlier the last doctors in the rebel-held east of the city appealed to US President Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civ...
Theresa May asks Argentina to discuss Falklands flights and oil
ENGLISH, London

Theresa May asks Argentina to discuss Falklands flights and oil

    Theresa May Theresa May has called on Argentina to discuss running more flights to the disputed Falkand Islands and lifting restrictions on oil exploration in the area. It was the Prime Minister's first public overture to Argentina over the fiercely contested islands in the South Atlanticsince she took office last month . She wrote to Argentina's President Mauricio Macri in a letter published by Argentine media. He has sought to strengthen his country's ties with Britain and other foreign powers since he took office in December. "It is my sincere hope that, where we have differences, these can be acknowledged in an atmosphere of mutual respect and with the intention to act in a way that benefits all those concerned," May wrote. "This includes making progress towards new ai...
Hilallary warns Donald crossed the line with gun comment
America, ENGLISH

Hilallary warns Donald crossed the line with gun comment

    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday sternly warned her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump about his casual inciting of violence, saying his startling remarks suggesting gun rights supporters could act against her crossed the line. It was the Democratic nominee's most forceful denunciation after Trump caused a firestorm by suggesting to supporters in North Carolina on Tuesday that Second Amendment people- those who support gun rights could take action to stop Clinton from appointing US Supreme Court justices as president. Yesterday we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments by Donald Trump that crossed the line, Clinton told a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Words matter, my friends. And if you are running to be president, or you are president of the United State...
Indian stray wild elephant finally tranquilised
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Indian stray wild elephant finally tranquilised

    The stray wild elephant, swept away with floodwater into Bangladesh from India about one and a half months ago, is now tied in ropes with trees after its rescue following tranquilisation from a local pond at Kayra village in Sharishabari upazila of Jamalpur. Witnesses said Sayed Hossain, a veterinary surgeon at Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Safari Park, injected the elephant with tranquiliser by using a special gun around 2pm. In reaction, the elephant jumped into pond of the village and started losing consciousness, reports unb. After an hour of frantic efforts, locals pulled the tranquilised elephant off of the water and tied it in ropes with several trees around 3pm. Syed AZ Murshed Ali, upazila nirhabi officer of Sarishabari upazila, said the legs of the elephant ...