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Day: August 17, 2016

Donald Trump says shooting of black man by police in Milwaukee was justified
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump says shooting of black man by police in Milwaukee was justified

    Donald Trump says shooting of black man by police in Milwaukee was justified Donald Trump has said that initial evidence in the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee showed that it was justified. Sylville Smith, 23, was shot dead by police on Saturday. Authorities said he was stopped for acting suspiciously and then fled, and was shot by police because he was carrying an illegal handgun and refused orders to drop it. The Republican presidential nominee said at a rally in the city on Tuesday night that it was law and order. We have to obey the laws or we don't have a country, said Trump. We have a case where good people are out there trying to get people to sort of calm down and they're not calming down and we have our police who are doing a phenomenal job. Recent ...
Australian Vietnam War commemoration cancelled by Hanoi
Australia, ENGLISH

Australian Vietnam War commemoration cancelled by Hanoi

    Vietnam has cancelled an event marking the 50th anniversary of Australia's bloodiest battle in the Vietnam War. The commemoration of the battle of Long Tan was due to be held at a cross marking the site on Thursday. More than 1,000 Australian veterans and their families have travelled to Vietnam to commemorate the anniversary. Eighteen Australian soldiers and hundreds of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters died in the battle, deep in southern Vietnam, on 18 August 1966. Police blocked access to the site, which is on private land, without explanation on Wednesday. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that the Vietnamese government said it will not allow the event to go ahead, although small groups will be allowed access on Thursday. An official party invol...
Help find these missing blood types: Become a blood donor today and help save lives
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Help find these missing blood types: Become a blood donor today and help save lives

    NHSBT Blood donation services around the world have launched an international push for more people to give blood amid falling numbers of new donors. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), the national blood service for England, is uniting with other blood donor organisations and calling on citizens in 21 countries across the world to become new blood donors and save lives. Globally, three blood transfusions are given every second, but there has been nearly a 30% drop internationally in people becoming blood donors compared to a decade ago. According to Ian Trenholm, chief executive of NHSBT: We’re particularly interested in encouraging more young people and those from black and South Asian communities to come forward to make sure we’ve got a broad range of blood types, he s...
North Korea Diplomat In London Defects To South
ENGLISH, London

North Korea Diplomat In London Defects To South

    North Korea's deputy ambassador in London has defected to the South, according to officials in Seoul. Thae Yong Ho has apparently arrived with his family in Seoul, making him the highest-ranking diplomat ever to defect to the South. He defected due to discontent with the regime and for the future of his child, the South's Unification Ministry said. Jeong Joon-Hee, spokesman at the ministry, told a news conference: "They are currently under government protection and relevant institutions are going ahead with necessary procedures as usual." Mr Jeong declined to give details on the timing of Mr Thae's arrival or his itinerary. Defections are a source of bitter contention between the rival Koreas, and South Korea does not always make high-profile cases public. Pyongyang often ...
Action if agencies take money for jobs in Malaysia
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Action if agencies take money for jobs in Malaysia

    Legal action will be taken against the recruiting agencies which took money from people in the name of giving jobs in Malaysia as the country is yet to open its doors for foreign workers, the expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister said today. “We are in the dark about Malaysia as the manpower market there has not opened yet, and we don’t know when it will open,” the minister said. The minister also advised people not to give money to any recruiting agencies for getting jobs in Malaysia. The minister said this while replying to queries at a press briefing at Probashi Kallyan Bhaban in Dhaka. The briefing was organised on the minister’s trip from August 6 and 14 to Jordan and Lebanon where he went to see the situation of Bangladeshis living there. On February ...