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Day: August 30, 2016

Longest living human says he is ready for death at 145
Asia, ENGLISH

Longest living human says he is ready for death at 145

    An Indonesian man, named Mbah Gotho, claimed to be 145 years old, is the oldest human in world's history speaks to press members at his family house in Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia on August 29, 2016. The civil registry office recorded parents born on December 31, 1870, age Mbah Gotho exceed men the oldest in the world that used to be held by French woman named Jeanne Calment lived to be 122 years old, his life Mbah Gotho have four wives and his last wife died in 1988. All of the children also had died and now his family is left ie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandson. An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he just wants to die. Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on Decemb...
Foreign visitors should not wear skirts or short dresses, says India’s tourism minister
Asia, ENGLISH

Foreign visitors should not wear skirts or short dresses, says India’s tourism minister

    Foreign women travelling to India should not wear dresses or skirts and should not walk alone at night “for their own safety”, India’s tourism minister has said. Speaking to the media in Agra about India’s official safety advice for women, Mahesh Sharma also advised women to take photographs of the number plate of any vehicles they were travelling in. His remarks have sparked controversy in India, where several high-profile gang-rapes and attacks on women in recent years have focused global attention on the problem within the country. Mr Sharma was speaking on Sunday about a welcome kit for foreign nationals arriving in India which have been issued since last year and includes the safety guidelines for women. He said: “In that kit they are given dos and don’ts. These are v...
Notting Hill Carnival ends with more than 400 arrests
ENGLISH, London

Notting Hill Carnival ends with more than 400 arrests

    The sun has set on hundreds of thousands of revellers who danced the Bank Holiday weekend away at Notting Hill Carnival. A parade of floats and brightly-dressed performers snaked their way through the streets of west London as part of the Caribbean-inspired celebration. But festivities at Europe's biggest street party were marred by more than 400 arrests across the two-day event - many relating to drugs and offensive weapons. Scotland Yard said 156 arrests were made on Sunday, while as of 8.45pm on Monday there had been 245 arrests. Some people were arrested for more than one offence, and 26 knives were seized. Police said there were four incidents involving people being stabbed, and after one of them a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of GBH. Sixty people were ar...
Police Scotland hijab plan for Muslim officers
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police Scotland hijab plan for Muslim officers

    The Metropolitan Police approved a uniform hijab more than 10 years ago. Police Scotland is preparing to introduce a hijab as an optional part of its uniform to encourage Muslim women to join the force. It is studying a specific design of headscarf which would cover the head and neck but not the face. Currently, officers who wish to wear a religious head covering must seek the approval of a senior officer. Police Scotland is committed to encouraging more black and Asian recruits to apply to join the force. The Metropolitan Police in London approved a uniform hijab more than 10 years ago. 'Unnecessary barriers' Police Scotland figures showed that there were 127 applications from black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates in 2015-16. That was just 2.6% of the total number a...
Six migrants rescued from sandbank off Kent coast
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Six migrants rescued from sandbank off Kent coast

    Border Force officers waited at Dover to interview the six people. Six migrants who were trying to reach the Kent coast in a small boat have been rescued from a sandbank in the English Channel. The boat was spotted at about 05:40 BST, the Home Office said. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) sent a search and rescue helicopter and a boat. A Home Office spokesman said: "Six men were recovered from the boat and are due to be interviewed by Border Force officers." The migrants were discovered at the Varne sandbank about seven miles off Dover. This is the eighth rescue of migrants in small boats made by Border Force officers off the Kent and Sussex coast since March. Earlier this year, the National Crime Agency (NCA) revealed migrants trying to reach the UK were paying sm...