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Day: February 2, 2017

These are the top 25 richest people in Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

These are the top 25 richest people in Britain

    The richest people in Britain have suffered from the worst fall in fortune since the credit crunch in 2007, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2016. The newspaper, which lists the 1,000 wealthiest individuals and families in the UK, said that the commodities market crash has had such a pronounced effect on some of Britain's most wealthy people that they've seen their fortunes crater by over 50% over the last few years. Regular rich list member, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, has seen his wealth crash by around 75% since 2008 he used to be worth £27.7 billion but now he's worth £7.12 billion. Len Blavatnik, the London-based, Ukrainian-born, US citizen who is the owner of Warner Music Group, dropped from the number one spot this year. And the Queen has failed to make...
A Nigerian mum who gave birth to quadruplets in west London: The hospital unable to afford £500,000 NHS bill
Africa world, ENGLISH

A Nigerian mum who gave birth to quadruplets in west London: The hospital unable to afford £500,000 NHS bill

    A Nigerian woman has racked up an NHS bill of more than £500,000 after giving birth to quadruplets in a west London hospital. The 43-year-old new mother, known as Priscilla, told staff she was unable to pay her bill after having the babies at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in White City. She claimed she planned to give birth in Chicago after being warned Nigerian hospitals did not have the facilities to cater for the children. However, the heavily pregnant woman was turned away by US border officials and went into labour three months early during her return to her home country in November. Priscilla, who underwent IVF treatment to help her conceive, is now living in a London hostel run by a charity while her two surviving babies, Elijah and Esther, remain in hospit...
Article 50 Brexit vote: Full list of MPs who backed Theresa May starting official EU negotiations and those who voted against
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Article 50 Brexit vote: Full list of MPs who backed Theresa May starting official EU negotiations and those who voted against

    MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Theresa May triggering Article 50, meaning the Prime Minister is on track to begin Brexit negotiations with Brussels in March. By 498 to 114 - a majority of 384 - MPs backed allowing the bill to progress to the next, more detailed legislative stage. Ten Labour junior shadow ministers and three whips, who are supposed to enforce party discipline, voted against triggering Article 50 in revolt against Mr Corbyn. What is Article 50? Here is the full list of the 114 members of Parliament who opposed the Government Ms Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire) Heidi Alexander (Labour - Lewisham East) Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow) Mr Graham Allen (Labour - Nottingham North) Dr R...
Trump talked over the phone to Australian prime minister: badgers and brags
America, ENGLISH

Trump talked over the phone to Australian prime minister: badgers and brags

    It should have been one of the most congenial calls for the new commander in chief a conversation with the leader of Australia, one of America’s staunchest allies, at the end of a triumphant week. Instead, President Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it. At one point Trump informed Turnbull that he had spoken with four other world leaders that day including Russian President Vladimir Putin and that, This was the worst call by far. Trump’s behavior suggests that he is capable of subjecting world leaders, including ...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved eight projects, including one called the Local Governance Support Project-3 (LGSP-3) involving Tk 5,535 crore. The total outlay of the projects is Tk 12,550.78 crore. The ECNEC approved the projects at its weekly meeting held at the NEC conference room with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Other projects approved in the ECNEC meeting are: Climate Tolerant Rural Infrastructures Project, Khulna Division Rural Infrastructure Development Project, infrastructural facility development of Military Institute of Science and Technology Mirpur Cantonment, Development of Ananna Residential Area (2nd phase) in Chittagong, building connecting road from Natore Road to Rajshahi Bypass, const...