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Day: September 7, 2016

Chinese airline magazine warning tourists to avoid visit parts of ethnic minority areas in London
Asia, ENGLISH

Chinese airline magazine warning tourists to avoid visit parts of ethnic minority areas in London

    A passage in the current edition of Wings of China, the publication distributed on Air China, Asia's third largest airline, warns “London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people. “We advise tourists not to go out alone at night, and females always to be accompanied by another person when travelling.” The phrase is repeated in both Mandarin and English in the magazine's feature on the capital. The "racist" article shocked one Chinese journalist, Haze Fan, on a flight in China so much she tweeted a picture of it to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan asking him what he thought. She said her Londoner fiancée “felt its rather insulting”. Now politicians are demanding an apology and ...
Russia enforcing to slow down speed limit uses topless models in Road
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia enforcing to slow down speed limit uses topless models in Road

    Topless models have been sent onto the streets of Russia in an attempt to slow down speeding drivers. The bizarre idea has been launched by a Russian road safety campaign in an effort to reduce the 30,000-a-year deaths on Russia's roads, says the Daily Mirror. The female road safety assistants, dressed only in boots and knickers, hold large speed signs over their chest while walking down the roads on Russia's Novaya Zemlya island. A spokesman for the campaign, entitled Avtodrizhenia, which staged the trial, said that most speeding drivers, the majority of whom happened to be men, slowed down to admire the female road safety assistants. There were also no reported accidents due to distracted driving, the campaign added. The experiment was first trialled in 2013 and has been...
British court acquits Nepal army colonel of torture charge during insurgency
Asia, ENGLISH

British court acquits Nepal army colonel of torture charge during insurgency

    The move may apply some balm in the strained bilateral relations between UK and Nepal. A British court has freed a Nepali army officer after four years that may apply some balm in the strained bilateral relations between the two countries. Col. Kumar Lama was arrested in January 2013 and tried by the British authorities invoking its worldwide jurisdiction in human rights violation cases. He was accused of torturing two people in detention in Nepal during the Maoist-led insurgency more than a decade ago. A crown court recently found that there was no sufficient ground to declare Col Lama guilty and decided not to pursue the case further. Col. Lama was on deputation to the United Nations in South Sudan and was arrested in UK where he had gone to join his family following a c...
Germany govt handling many times better Migrant Situation
ENGLISH, Europe

Germany govt handling many times better Migrant Situation

  Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday strongly defended her government's handling of the flood of migrants that crossed into Germany last year but conceded that more still needs to be done and that concerns that have led to increasing support for an anti-immigrant nationalist party need to be taken seriously. Merkel told lawmakers that since she addressed them at this time last year, Germany has managed to come a long way in dealing with the hundreds of thousands of migrants that flooded in to the country. "The situation is many times better than a year ago, but there remains a lot to do," she said. On the weekend, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union suffered an embarrassing election performance in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Merkel has her parliamentary constituency, whe...
To stoping Calais Migrants on the border wall started work to block
ENGLISH, Europe

To stoping Calais Migrants on the border wall started work to block

    Work to begin on big wall at Calais to block migrants Construction is soon to begin on a big new wall in Calais following a surge in the number of migrants trying to get across the Channel, the Government has announced. The 13ft (4m) concrete barrier will be funded by Britain, at a cost of £2m, and will stretch over a half a mile (1km) along the main dual carriageway approaching the ferry port. Work is expected to begin as soon as this month. The measure was confirmed yesterday by the immigration minister Robert Goodwill who said: "The security that we are putting in at the port is being stepped up with better equipment. "We are going to start building this big new wall very soon. We've done the fence, now we are doing a wall." It will be placed on either side of the road ...