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Day: March 9, 2017

Couple Arrested For Unlawful Sex
Arab world, ENGLISH

Couple Arrested For Unlawful Sex

    A man and his fiancée were arrested late January in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for unlawful sex. The mother of Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29‚ of South Africa‚ was begging for her son’s release as well as his fiancée‚ 27-year-old Iryna Nohai from Ukraine. The couple was arrested in an Abu Dhabi hospital when doctors unveiled that Nohai was pregnant after she had been complaining about severe stomach cramps, BBC News reported Wednesday. Because they were unmarried, they were reported to the authorities and arrested on the spot. The couple had violated the United Arab Emirates’ morality laws, which mandated that sex outside marriage is a punishable crime. Culverwell and his fiancée, who met in the Muslim-majority country, have been in prison since late January. They were taken to ...
George Osborne set to earn £650K for four days work a month at US firm
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

George Osborne set to earn £650K for four days work a month at US firm

    George Osborne is set to earn £650,000 a year working just four days a month as an adviser for a US asset management fund. The former Chancellor is expected to be paid £162,500 a quarter for 12 days working as an “adviser on the global economy”, according to the parliamentary register of interests. It is almost nine times the £74,000-a-year salary he earns as a backbench MP. Mr Osborne said he had consulted the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments which vets new jobs taken by senior former ministers, on the appointment. He has already registered more than £780,000 in payments which he has received for 14 speeches which he has made since last September. They include five made in the United States, one in Dubai and one in Antwerp. Mr Osborne, who was sacked by Theresa...
Suicide bombers kill 26 at Iraq wedding celebration
Arab world, ENGLISH

Suicide bombers kill 26 at Iraq wedding celebration

    Two suicide bombers attacked a celebration being held the night before a wedding north of Baghdad, killing 26 people, a police officer and a doctor said on Thursday. The bombings in the Al-Hajaj area, north of the city of Tikrit, also wounded 25 people, the sources said. The first blew himself up at 8:30pm (1730 GMT on Wednesday) amid men who were dancing during the celebration, while the second attacked a few minutes later, a police lieutenant colonel said. The bombers detonated explosive belts, the officer said. A doctor at a local hospital confirmed the toll. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State jihadist group carries out frequent suicide bombings targeting both civilians and members of the security forces in Iraq. IS over...
Ivanka Trump’s landlord suing US government
America, ENGLISH

Ivanka Trump’s landlord suing US government

    Ivanka Trump is renting a Washington, D.C., home from a Chilean billionaire whose company is locked in a legal struggle with the U.S. government, according to a new report. Andr nico Luksic controls the company that owns the residence Trump and her husband Jared Kushner share in D.C.'s Kalorama neighborhood, the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday. Rodrigo Terr , a relative of Luksic's who manages the businessman's finances, confirmed to the Journal that Trump's home belongs to Tracy DC Real Estate Inc. Tracy DC purchased the six-bedroom property in late December for $5.5 million, according to public records and interviews. Terr said Luksic's company purchased the house as an investment, adding that its rental to Trump and Kushner is coincidental. Ivanka Trump is President ...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) leaders to dedicate themselves to strengthen maritime cooperation for a peaceful and prosperous Indian Ocean, exploring seas for common benefit. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her statement in the general debate on Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Indian Ocean Rim at the IORA Leaders' Summit at Jakarta Convention Center in the Indonesian capital. The Premier particularly proposed setting up of a maritime university in Bangladesh to create a pool of skilled mariners for the region. Prime Minister attended the simultaneous signing of IORA Concord by 21 HODs, visited the trade exhibition area accompanied by the President of Indonesia and other heads of deleg...