Tuesday, February 20

Day: February 25, 2017

The Queen’s security threatened by squatters residing in building close to Buckingham Palace
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The Queen’s security threatened by squatters residing in building close to Buckingham Palace

    The Queen's security could be at risk from serial squatters who invaded a building just metres away from Buckingham Palace, the property's owners claimed. Around a dozen activists moved into the seven-storey property on Buckingham Gate, in the shadow of the monarch's residence, rebranding it the Rogue Embassy. Court documents shown to the Press Association by the squatters cited a Metropolitan Police royal specialist protection officer who flagged a potential security risk  posed by the group. Concerns were raised that, if the occupiers accessed the adjoining roof, they could directly peer into the gardens of the royal grounds. But one of the protesters insisted they were not going to do anything. A witness statement filed by Archie Riby-Williams, a director of 18-19 Bucki...
Melania Trump would have been priority for deportation under new immigration rules
America, ENGLISH

Melania Trump would have been priority for deportation under new immigration rules

    Melania Trump could have been deported and banned from the US if Donald Trump had been president when she was working as a model in the 1990s, immigration attorneys have said. In 1996, Ms Trump then Knauss was paid for modelling work undertaken in the United States while travelling on a visitor or tourist visa, violating the terms of entry, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The first lady allegedly earned more than $20,000 in the seven weeks before she acquired legal permission to work in the country. She went on to apply for a green card in 2001 and became a naturalised US citizen in 2006 without disclosing any past indiscretions. Under new rules brought in by Mr Trump last month, immigration officials are now required to prioritize the removal of a...
North Korea has 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons including nerve agent VX
ENGLISH, Technology

North Korea has 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons including nerve agent VX

    North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader’s half-brother. Traces of VX  a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations  were detected on swabs from the face and eyes of Kim Jong-Nam, who was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport last week, Malaysian police said Friday. Malaysian detectives are holding three people women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang. South Korea’s defence ministry said in its 2014 Defence White Paper that the North began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s and estimated that it has about 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes i...
Is this how World war III starts
America, ENGLISH

Is this how World war III starts

    It’s cold and I’m alone. I walk along Khreshchatyk, this city’s main boulevard. The street lights cast shadows on the ground, concealing patches of slippery ice and trampled snow. I walk thoughtfully and carefully, unable to clearly see the obstacles in my path. As is so often the case in a foreign country, even in one that starts to feel like home, the compiled differences in language and life experience isolate you, making you hyper aware to minute details. A small group of soldiers in uniform huddle outside a bar. They’re smoking cigarettes. A group of pretty young women in leather high-heeled boots and black fur coats walk past. The soldiers are young men, but they hardly seem to notice. Their war isn’t over, and they’re not yet ready to pretend like it is. Old women s...
Tributes paid to victims of BDR carnage
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Tributes paid to victims of BDR carnage

    Today is the 8th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital that left 74 people, including 57 army officers, killed in 2009. To mark the day, special prayers were offered at the mosque of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Pilkhana Headquarters after Fazr prayers, seeking divine blessings for the departed souls of these victims, reports UNB. Besides, wreaths placed at the graves of the army officers, who were killed during the BDR outrage, at Banani Graveyard at 9.10am on behalf of President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said Public Relations officer of the BGB Headquarters Mohsin Reza. Later, the Home Minister, the chiefs of the three services, the home secretary and the BGB DG paid tributes to the slain army officers. On F...