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Day: January 3, 2017

The top 20 best places to live in the UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The top 20 best places to live in the UK

    The best places to live 2016 The tenth annual Halifax Quality of Life Index has ranked 250 districts across the UK to find out where living standards are highest. The research looked at 24 categories including average earnings, employment, health, life expectancy, personal wellbeing, education and broadband speed. Here are the top 20 places to live. 20. City of London It'll come as no surprise that the main reason London features anywhere near the top 20 is because of earnings. The average weekly earnings for the City of London stand at £1,106 per week, compared to the UK average of £646 per week. However, those living in the City of London have some of the smallest homes in the UK, with less than four habitable rooms, compared to the UK average of 5.5. 19. Horsham Horsham...
These are the top 10 most popular baby names in the world
ENGLISH, Life Style

These are the top 10 most popular baby names in the world

    While some parents have their baby’s name picked out long before they’ve even thought about joining the parent world, others need some help. If you’re one of those about to welcome a baby into the world in 2017 with no idea what to name your bundle of joy, then perhaps we can help. Baby name site Nameberry has released a list of the most popular names given to tots around the world, and they’re very pretty. Here are the top 10 names for both girls and boys: Friends (NBC) season 10 This name, meaning ‘universal’ has been a popular choice long before it was used on Friends. It’s also the name long chosen by royals and featured in a Jane Austen book. Noah This name, meaning ‘rest, comfort’ is a popular choice for those looking for a historic name. Noah was the name given...
Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won’t be able to hit US with nuclear missile
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump says he is confident North Korea won’t be able to hit US with nuclear missile

    Donald Trump has insisted North Korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US. The President-elect addressed the issue on Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had hinted that his country would test an intercontinental ballistic missile in the new year. Mr Trump tweeted: "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!" It was unclear if Trump meant he would stop North Korea or he was simply doubting the country's capabilities. His aides did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. Also on Twitter, Mr Trump then berated North Korea's most important ally, tweeting: "China has been taking out massive amounts of money & ...
Algerian terror suspect linked to Osama Bin Laden wins 21 year legal battle with Home Office to stay in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Algerian terror suspect linked to Osama Bin Laden wins 21 year legal battle with Home Office to stay in UK

    A wheelchair-bound Algerian terror suspect linked to Osama Bin Laden has won his 21-year legal battle to live in the UK in the latest blow to the Government’s efforts to expel foreign jihadists. The father of four has repeatedly defeated attempts to deport him despite being accused of helping to send young British Muslims to terror training camps abroad. Now a judge has ruled that the threat of deportation has affected his mental health and quashed the Home Office refusal to grant him the right to indefinite leave to remain in the UK. The judge has also overturned government restrictions which had forced him to stay at his home address and report to a police station once a month. He is also to be allowed to study Algebraic Thinking at the Open University. The case is anoth...
British soldier dies after incident in Iraq
Arab world, ENGLISH

British soldier dies after incident in Iraq

    A British soldier has died in Iraq following an "incident" that is being investigated, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The soldier had been serving with the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, the MoD said in a statement. They added that the death followed "an incident" that is "currently under investigation, but we can confirm that it was not as a result of enemy activity". Sky News Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said there were few details about the death, which occurred in the town of Taji, about 100 miles northwest of Baghdad. He added that the British military has had a training and advisory operation in the area "for about the past year or so". "From that we can surmise that this soldier was there in a training capacity, as opposed to fight...