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Day: August 19, 2016

1,500 mile wide Atlantic storm will bring early autumn to Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

1,500 mile wide Atlantic storm will bring early autumn to Britain

    Rewind just a few weeks and Britons were flocking to beaches as the country basked in temperatures more familiar to those who live in the Mediterranean. But, as perhaps we have come to expect, the Great British summer has already come to an abrupt halt - with a 1,500-mile-wide storm due to hit the country on Friday night. A severe weather warning coming into effect at 7am on Saturday has been issued by the Met Office as unseasonably strong winds - gusting at up to 60mph - are expected to batter the coast. The sudden change in weather signals the start of an “early autumn”, experts claimed, with heavy, blustery showers expected and up to 20mm of rain falling in places. The weather will intensify on Saturday as temperatures drop to 11C overnight. The RAC warned of severe tra...
Trump says he regrets offending people with how he speaks
America, ENGLISH

Trump says he regrets offending people with how he speaks

    Donald Trump made a rare act of contrition Thursday, saying he regretted offending people with his harsh way of speaking. The Republican nominee made the gesture at his first rally since ordering a shakeup in his campaign to save his struggling White House bid. Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing, Trump told a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it, he said, drawing laughs and applause from the crowd. I do regret it. Particularly, where it may have caused personal pain. He added: "Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues, but one thing, I can promise you this, I will always tell you the truth. The New York bill...
Political parties sources of income must be reveal
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Political parties sources of income must be reveal

    Leading political analysts and experts have said the income sources of the country’s registered political parties should be made public for the sake of transparency. People are in the dark about the transparency of the financial statements of political parties as they do not disclose their sources of income, they say, advocating that such documents of parties registered with the Election Commission be made public. The experts also suggest the Election Commission (EC) should examine the authenticity of the statements to safeguard credibility. They said political parties in other countries, including India, reveal their income sources to ensure transparency. Such disclosures would only enhance the image of parties among people, they felt. Political leaders, however, say they...
Naked Donald Trump statues displaying in US cities
America, ENGLISH

Naked Donald Trump statues displaying in US cities

    An artists' collective took credit for exposing Donald Trump to unflattering scrutiny yesterday saying it was responsible for a life sized nude statue of the Republican presidential candidate that turned up in a New York City park. Copies of the orange-tinted likeness - featuring a massive belly, small fingers and missing some genital parts - were simultaneously unveiled in downtown Manhattan's Union Square Park and public places in four other US cities. The collective titled the work "The Emperor Has No Balls." In New York, the unauthorized installation appeared to surprise passers-by - prompting stares, giggles and shrugs of bemusement from park visitors. Ina Cope, a 58-year-old retiree from the Bronx borough of New York, said she was not expecting to see the Trump statu...
Theresa May urged to vote against Saudi Arabia
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May urged to vote against Saudi Arabia

    Theresa May Politicians and campaigners will demand Theresa May vote against Saudi Arabia retaining the powerful chairmanship of the UN Human Rights Council after a year which saw the country's government savagely bomb Yemen, commit vast numbers of beheadings, a mass execution and detain activists. Their call, on World Humanitarian Day, comes ahead of a critical UN vote on whether Saudi Arabia remains in the post, which it has controversially held since this time last year. But despite the repeated and well publicised atrocities of the Middle Eastern state, ministers still refuse to say whether they will back the kingdom or not. It follows recently emerged details of the huge quantities of military aircraft, bombs and arms the UK is selling Saudi Arabia, some of which have...