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Day: November 1, 2016

To Buy 20 iPhones then Woman Gets 20 Boyfriends
ENGLISH, Life Style

To Buy 20 iPhones then Woman Gets 20 Boyfriends

    We can safely say that JoAnne the Scammer has nothing on Xiaoli. That's the name the Chinese media have given to a woman who reportedly got 20 boyfriends to each buy her an iPhone 7, which she then sold and used to make a down payment on a house in the countryside, the BBC reports. A user with the screen name Proud Qiaoba posted a missive on the Tian Ya Yi Du blogging platform detailing how her coworker, dubbed Xiaoli, ran game on the 20 men that assumed they were dating her. Xiaoli, who works in Shenzen, asked each of her 20 boyfriends to buy her a new iPhone. She then sold all the phones on phone recycling site Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500) and used that money to buy a house. "Everyone in the office is talking about this now," Proud Qiaoba wrote i...
Prince Harry’s fallen in secret love
ENGLISH, London

Prince Harry’s fallen in secret love

    Prince Harry’s new girlfriend Meghan Markle was still dating a Canadian chef when she reportedly met the Prince for the first time, it has emerged. American actress Miss Markle, 35, had been in a relationship with Cory Vitiello for two years when they broke up in May, the month the Prince is understood to have asked for her phone number after meeting her at a function. Asked whether the Prince was a factor in Miss Markle’s break-up with her boyfriend, a source close to Mr Vitiello said: I can’t comment on that. Prince Harry, 32, is said to be smitten with divorcee Miss Markle, who plays the role of Rachel Zane in the US legal drama Suits . He was in Canada in May to promote the Invictus Games for wounded service personnel, which will be held in Toronto in 2017. He then tra...
More than 300,000 children dragged into benefit cuts
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

More than 300,000 children dragged into benefit cuts

    More than 300,000 poorer children will be hit by a new benefit cap coming in next week, a new study warns with some families set to lose more than £100 a week. The Government is being urged to rethink a dramatic lowering of the controversial household limit on social security payments, or face a devastating surge in poverty and homelessness. The lower cap £23,000 in London and £20,000 outside the capital was announced by George Osborne last year, but will not come into force until next Monday, just weeks before Christmas. Now research by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found the numbers who will be affected is significantly higher than the Government expects. Pressing ahead will fly in the face of Theresa May’s promise, in her Conservative conference speech la...
Why Iowans love Trump’s tough talk
America, ENGLISH

Why Iowans love Trump’s tough talk

    Donald Trump will depend on support from disengaged voters and disgruntled Democrats to win Iowa. To Sue Downey, the side effects of America’s broken immigration system became plainly visible at a Des Moines restaurant. She was on a recent trip to the city trying to order a meal, but the staff, all of whom she said were Hispanic, couldn't communicate with her. The same thing happened, she said, at a McDonald's in upstate New York while attending her husband’s West Point reunion. “There wasn’t even one person who spoke English,” she said. “We couldn’t even place an order.” Downey is drawn to Republican nominee Donald Trump in no small part because of his hard-line stance on immigration. A 78-year-old retiree from Iowa’s energy assistance office, she worries illegal immigran...
Voter fraud suspect arrested in Des Moines
America, ENGLISH

Voter fraud suspect arrested in Des Moines

    A Des Moines woman has been arrested on suspicion of voting twice this month in the general election, police and court records show. Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into the Polk County Jail about 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a first-degree election misconduct charge, which is a Class D felony. Rote, a registered Republican, reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office, 120 Second Ave., and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines, according to a Des Moines police report. Rote was one of three voter fraud suspects reported to police Wednesday by the Polk County Auditor's Office. It's the first time in 12 years that Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald can remember ever having to report potential voter fraud, he said Thursday ...