Saturday, November 27

Day: December 25, 2016

Afganistan first female pilot requests Asylum in U.S.
America, ENGLISH

Afganistan first female pilot requests Asylum in U.S.

    As the first female airplane pilot in Afghanistan, Niloofar Rahmani became a powerful symbol of what women could accomplish in the post-Taliban era. But in the ultraconservative country, the limelight also brought threats, sending her into hiding from insurgents and vengeful relatives. Now, more than three years after she earned her wings, the 25-year-old Afghan air force pilot hopes to start a new life in the U.S. where she has applied for asylum, saying her life would be in danger if she returns home. Capt. Rahmani went to the U.S. in the summer of 2015 to train on C-130 transport planes with the U.S. Air Force. The course ended Thursday, and under the terms of her training stint, she was due to go back to Afghanistan on Saturday. She won’t be going. I would love to fly ...
Donald Trump to dissolve his charitable foundation
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump to dissolve his charitable foundation

    Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he will shut down his charitable foundation, a response to mounting complaints over conflicts related to the president-elect’s charitable and business interests. In a statement released by his campaign, Trump said the Donald J Trump Foundation would be “dissolved” to avoid “even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President”. Trump said he would continue to pursue his strong interest in philanthropy in other ways. The closure of the Trump Foundation, which was first reported by the New York Times, requires the approval of the New York attorney general’s office, which is currently investigating the nonprofit and issued a cease and desist order to it in October. The Donald J Trump Foundation was repeatedly the subject of con...
Missing Russian military plane found in Black Sea
ENGLISH, Europe

Missing Russian military plane found in Black Sea

    Debris from a Russian military plane carrying 91 people that had disappeared from radars has been found in the Black Sea, local news agencies quoted the defence ministry as saying on Sunday. Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defence ministry were found 1.5 kilometres from the Black Sea coast of the city of Sochi at a depth of 50 to 70 metres, the ministry said. A Russian military plane headed to Syria has disappeared from radar after taking off from the southern city of Adler, local news agencies reported the defence ministry as saying Sunday. The ministry said that there are 91 people onboard and that search and rescue groups had been dispatched to locate the missing Tu-154. The plane had departed at 5:40am local time (0240 GMT) from Adler, south of the Black S...
Ashkona militant hideout in Dhaka: 5 grenades, 2 suicide vests recovered
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Ashkona militant hideout in Dhaka: 5 grenades, 2 suicide vests recovered

    The members of law enforcement agencies continue the drive at Ashkona militant hideout in Dhaka for the second consecutive day on Sunday with the recovery of five grenades and two suicide vests. A total of five grenades were recovered at the militant den,’ said Bomb disposal team chief Sanowar Hossain, ‘The ground floor used as militant hideout in Ashkona is in volatile condition as gas is coming out of one of the rooms where the body of the militant Afif Kaderi Ador is still lying. Bomb disposal team of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, Crime Scene Team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) entered to the militant hideout at Surya Vila at about 11:00am on Sunday. After disposal of the explosives, the police will recover the dead body of a...
Her Majestry deliver her Christmas message
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Her Majestry deliver her Christmas message

    The Queen will use her Christmas Day broadcast to deliver an upbeat message with the theme of inspiration, highlighting the importance of learning from ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Reflecting on the past 12 months, Her Majesty will say in her festive message: I often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things: volunteers, carers, community organisers and good neighbours; unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special. They are an inspiration to those who know them. Every year her pre-recorded message is broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Day and shown in all Commonwealth countries. It is written by the Queen - drawing on her own experiences over the past year, often with a strong religious message reflecting her faith. It is on...