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Day: March 10, 2017

Refugees applying to live in UK face being sent home after five years
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Refugees applying to live in UK face being sent home after five years

    Refugees arrive on the Scottish Isle of Bute. The Home Office has announced a policy that refugees applying to settle permanently in Britain face a safe return review after five years. Tens of thousands of refugees who apply to live permanently in Britain are to be required to undergo an official review to see if it is safe for them to be sent back home, under new Home Office instructions. The new policy of reviewing whether all refugees still require protection five years after they first obtained asylum in Britain was quietly slipped out on Thursday and it is believed to take immediate effect. The new instructions were foreshadowed by Theresa May in her notorious “chilling and bitter” 2015 Conservative party conference speech when, as home secretary, she made clear that ...
Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy
ENGLISH, Extras

Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Allegations shake Catholic Church in Italy

    Lurid accusations of priests involved in sex orgies, porn videos and prostitution have emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenging the high standards Pope Francis demands of clergy. In the southern city of Naples, for example, a priest was recently suspended from the parish of Santa Maria degli Angeli over claims he held gay orgies and used Internet sites to recruit potential partners whom he paid for sex. The allegations concerning the Rev. Mario D’Orlando were brought to the attention of the diocese when an anonymous letter was sent to a Naples bishop. D’Orlando denied the charges when he was summoned by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, but is now facing a formal inquiry conducted ...
Trump’s Obamacare replacement health bill suffers as voters recoil
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s Obamacare replacement health bill suffers as voters recoil

    Amid so much bluster and chaos, many ordinary Americans complain of whiplash as Donald Trump settles into the Oval Office. But after eight exhilarating weeks the tables are turning – now it's Trump who faces a political white-knuckle ride. The harping fake news media and even congressional Democrats are somewhat sidelined, because in trying to keep his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump must navigate factional trench warfare in his own Republican Party. The challenge is twofold. The self-proclaimed dealmaker is attempting a sleight of hand, by which millions of his own voters stand to be screwed. More than 80 per cent of them told election day exit pollsters that Obamacare had gone too far, but experts warn that under Trump's proposed deal they will be slugged ...
Islamic State fighters returning to UK pose huge challenge
Arab world, ENGLISH

Islamic State fighters returning to UK pose huge challenge

    Security officials in Britain are urgently preparing for hundreds of UK nationals who went to fight for Islamic State to return, following an expected defeat of the group in Iraq and Syria. The jihadi group’s strongholds in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, northern Syria, are expected to fall by the summer. An exodus of foreign fighters from the area is thought already to have occurred. Security officials say they are particularly concerned by the prospect of very young children, including some who were born under IS rule in either Syria or Iraq, going to the UK with their parents. One government source said: “It is possible they are going to return indoctrinated, deeply dangerous and damaged. The only analogous experience we have is handling children caught up in extreme religious...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday in Parliament underscored the need for releasing those now in jails for no crime and said the victims can also ask for compensation from the authorities concerned. The Prime Minister said some NGOs and government legal aid-providing agencies have taken steps to get these detained persons released from jail. The Prime Minister also expressed her hope that the present Election Commission will take every step to hold fair, neutral and credible elections as per their constitutional responsibilities. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came back home yesterday afternoon after wrapping up her three-day official visit to Indonesia. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Ai...