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Day: December 17, 2016

These are the world’s 10 most regrettable baby names of 2016
ENGLISH, Life Style

These are the world’s 10 most regrettable baby names of 2016

    Research earlier this year showed that a fifth of parents in the UK regret the name they gave their child. In a Mumsnet online poll with over 1,000 participating parents, results showed that 18 per cent regretted the name, and 25 per cent did so because of its commonality. Yes, the most common names might also be the ones parents are regretting the most... In case you were wondering, the most popular names of 2016 are: Girls: 1. Olivia 2. Amelia 3. Charlotte 4. Ava 5. Isla Boys: 1. Ezra 2. Asher 3. Atticus 4. Declan 5. Oliver Statista created a chart detailing all the reasons of regret, below: The two other popular ones were “it just doesn’t feel right” (21 per cent) and "I was pressured into using it (20 per cent). Other regrettable ones featured were Elsa (which became p...
Obama says he warned Putin to cut it out over US election hacking
America, ENGLISH

Obama says he warned Putin to cut it out over US election hacking

    President Barack Obama said Friday he had confronted Vladimir Putin in person over allegations of Russian hacking when they met ahead of the US election, telling him to ‘cut it out’ and promising a firm response. Just five weeks before he leaves the White House, the outgoing president has vowed to retaliate against Moscow over the cyber-meddling, which US intelligence says was designed to help Republican Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, a Putin critic. Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia or others not to do this to us because we can do stuff to you, the US president told a year-end press conference, at which he went the furthest yet towards pinning direct blame for the hacks on Putin. Not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin, Obama said....
One million Tube commuters will fall asleep
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

One million Tube commuters will fall asleep

    Research found a fifth of Londoners taking the Tube home after a Christmas party have dozed off and missed their stop. This year’s numbers are set to peak on November 16 as it is the most popular night for Christmas parties in the capital. The study by app-based insurer Back Me Up found that snoozing past the right stop has cost the nation as a whole an eye-watering £63 million. Furthermore, 12 per cent of Londoners have had items stolen on public transport because they were asleep, with a handbag the most common. One in eight of those who wake up at the end of the line are brave enough to wait for the first train or bus home, while the remainder call a friend or relative nearby (7 per cent) or book a hotel (3 per cent). Paul Lynes, Managing Director at Back Me Up, said: “...
A muslim woman Humalited and sickening attack in North London
ENGLISH, London

A muslim woman Humalited and sickening attack in North London

    A young Muslim woman was knocked down and dragged along the pavement by her hijab in a “sickening” attack in a busy shopping precinct. The woman had been visiting a friend at a hair salon when two white men approached her from behind and tried to remove her headscarf. The 27-year-old was forced to the ground and dragged for several metres by her hijab in Hall Lane in Chingford Mount, north London. Witnesses say she was left lying on the floor for almost 20 minutes before managing to dial 999 and limp to a Turkish restaurant. Paramedics attended and treated her for back injuries before taking her to hospital. A waiter at the Fes restaurant said: “The poor girl was shaking like a leaf, we had to sit her down and give her water before she could speak. “She told us two white g...
19 boats of Rohingyas sent back by BGB to Myanmar
Asia, ENGLISH

19 boats of Rohingyas sent back by BGB to Myanmar

    Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) refused entry to 19 boats carrying Rohingya Muslims, attempted to flee the violence in Myanmar, from two border points of River Naf in Cox’s Bazar. The boats were refused entry from Friday evening until Saturday morning. BGB-2 Battalion Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Abu Jar Al Jahid said the troopers pushed back 19 boats from zero point when the refugees tried to enter Bangladesh territory through the River Naf. The BGB CO said the vessels were carrying around 250 Rohingyas. At least 30,000 have been internally displaced in Rakhine and many have tried to reach Bangladesh over the last month despite heightened border patrols, and sought refuge amongst the Rohingya refugee population that already live on the Bangladesh side. Viol...