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Day: February 16, 2017

News Brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

President Md. Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the UK residents and non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB) to invest more in the country in different sectors, including trade and commerce. He made the call while a-five-member delegation of Labour Friends of Bangladesh called on him at Bangabhaban yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday approved the architectural design and model of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre which will be constructed in Rajshahi. The approval was given at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that the government should take initiative to declare March 25 as genocide day as marauding Pakistani army on that day in 1971 carried out one of the worst genocides in the modern history against unarmed people of Banglade...
Facebook announces new video app for TV
ENGLISH, Technology

Facebook announces new video app for TV

    In a bid to give users more options as to how and where they can watch videos, social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced a new app for TV. The app will be rolled out soon to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, with more platforms to come, said Facebook in a blog post. With the app, you can watch videos shared by friends or Pages you follow, top live videos from around the world, and recommended videos based on your interests. ‘Users can also catch up on videos saved to watch later, as well as revisit watched videos. We look forward to seeing how people use the app to enjoy Facebook videos in a new way,’ said Facebook. The company also announced new updates wherein sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing t...
The creepy history of Donald Trump and Princess Diana
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The creepy history of Donald Trump and Princess Diana

    The creepy history of Donald Trump and Princess Diana When you hear the words Princess Diana and White House, you might think of Lady Di dancing with John Travolta at then-President Reagan's White House gala in 1985. Dressed in black velvet and diamonds, the iconic royal reportedly asked First Lady Nancy Reagan to arrange the dance, and in pictures, the result is pretty dazzling: the princess spins out on the arm of the movie star, and he beams at her as a photographer captures her gown mid-twirl. Basically, it's all your wildest actual-royalty-meets-American-political-royalty-meets-Hollywood-royalty dreams come true. What's less well-known is that the late Diana also had connections to a different White House administration: Donald Trump's. Back in the mid-1990s, long bef...
Theresa May awkward photo shoot moment in school visit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May awkward photo shoot moment in school visit

    Theresa may sits with year six pupils during a visit to Captain Shaw's Primary School, Bootle. While Theresa May managed to successfully steer clear of awkward questions surrounding the nuclear industry and healthcare in a flying visit to Copeland on Wednesday, a photo opportunity didn’t quite go to plan. As part of the Conservatives charm offensive in the region ahead of the crucial by-election next week, aides to the Prime Minister found space in Ms May’s diary for leisure time with year six pupils at Captain Shaw’s Primary School in Bootle. The result: a series of images of the Prime Minister grimacing at small children as they excitedly showed her their Lego creations. Theresa May (R) and Conservative Party candidate for the upcoming by-election, Trudy Harrison (L) sit...
Third suspect arrested over murder of North Korean leader’s estranged half brother
Asia, ENGLISH

Third suspect arrested over murder of North Korean leader’s estranged half brother

    Malaysian police made a third arrest on Thursday in their hunt for the people involved in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The third person, whose nationality was not disclosed, was the friend of an Indonesian woman who was detained earlier in the day in connection with the killing of Kim Jong Nam at the airport in the Malaysian capital on Monday, police said. He was detained to facilitate investigations as he is the boyfriend of the second suspect, said Abu Samah Mat, the police chief in Selangor state, told Reuters. The Indonesian woman was remanded in custody for seven days along with another woman, who held a Vietnamese travel document, who was caught trying to leave the country through the budget airline terminal of Kuala Lu...
Pictures of swooning Ivanka Trump and Justin Trudeau go viral
America, ENGLISH

Pictures of swooning Ivanka Trump and Justin Trudeau go viral

    Pictures of the two at a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce have gone viral this week as mischief-makers suggest the US president’s daughter may be swooning a little over the Canadian prime minister. The president’s daughter probably doesn’t fancy Canada’s PM like the rest of the internet but that didn’t stop the jokes. On much of the internet, Trudeau is essentially regarded as a Disney prince come to life – so, naturally, it assumes anyone who meets him is instantly smitten. The meeting itself had already attracted some controversy after Ivanka tweeted a picture of herself alongside her father and Trudeau in the president’s seat: Trump’s daughter holds no official role in his administration, yet she has participated in a number of official events. Trudeau...