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Day: March 22, 2017

London Westminster terror attack: what we know so far
ENGLISH, London

London Westminster terror attack: what we know so far

    Events are unfolding rapidly in Westminster after a terrorist incident outside the Houses of Parliament. Here is what the Guardian has been able to confirm so far: • Four people have died, including a police officer and one man believed to be the attacker, police said. • At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, some with catastrophic wounds. • The alleged assailant drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing it and then trying to enter the complex, armed with a knife. • He was shot by armed police inside the security cordon of the Houses of Parliament. • Police currently believe there was only one attacker, but have locked down the area around Westminster and are searching the area. • Minister for counter-terrorism Tobias Ellwood was amon...
Apple updates iPad line and launches red iPhone 7
ENGLISH, Technology

Apple updates iPad line and launches red iPhone 7

    Apple has updated its iPad line, dropping the Air branding as it boosts the specs on its mid-tier product. The new hardware launches alongside another colour for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and an unusually timed announcement of a new video app, Clips. Starting at £339 for a 32GB model with wifi only, and rising to £559 for a 128GB model with 4G, the new iPad, an update to the iPad Air 2, solidifies Apple’s intentions to split the line into three: an expensive iPad Pro, available in two sizes, for those needing a laptop replacement; a cheap iPad mini for those needing a small portable tablet; and the iPad sitting in between the two. The new iPad sees its innards bumped from an A8X chip to the A9, previously used in the iPhones 6S and SE. The more-powerful A9X chip, introduced...
Families of 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia
Arab world, ENGLISH

Families of 9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

    The suit filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York, in Manhattan, is being handled by Kreindler & Kreindler in New York City, an aviation law firm that has been working with the families for the last 16 years. The claim seeks unspecified monetary damages. This lawsuit demonstrates ... the families are never going to give up until we establish that Saudi Arabia is accountable, said lawyer Jim Kreindler. The suit, which will be heard by U.S. District Judge George Daniels, alleges Saudi Arabia supported al-Qaeda in four ways, Kreindler told USA TODAY.  Lucy Smith, 6, and her brother Ryan, 2, of New Jersey look at the name of their uncle, Port Authority Police Officer Chris Amoroso, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade… The suit names sev...
Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines
America, ENGLISH

Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines

    From Tuesday on, passengers traveling to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will not be allowed to have iPads, laptops or any communications device larger than a smartphone in the cabin of the plane. If you are traveling from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or the UAE on Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, or Turkish Airlines, and you want to use your laptop on the flight, you are probably out of luck. So why is the United States doing this, and how can it get away with it? The U.S. says it’s all about security The Trump administration says the new rules were introduced because of intelligence that shows terrorists are co...
EU threat to take Britain to the International Court over £50bn Brexit divorce bill
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU threat to take Britain to the International Court over £50bn Brexit divorce bill

    Furious Conservative MPs have urged Theresa May to stand firm against an EU threat to take Britain to the International Court of Justice to enforce a £50bn Brexit divorce bill. A draft plan obtained by a Dutch newspaper revealed the EU is readying for a long legal battle at The Hague if Britain tries to walk away without meeting its huge liabilities. In that case it is: see you in The Hague! it quoted an EU official in response to the Prime Minister’s vow to leave with no deal if necessary, perhaps seeking to avoid any exit bill. Neither Downing Street nor the European Commission denied the prospect of a court fight if the negotiations break down, both declining to comment on a leaked document. A Government source told The Independent that it recognised the divorce bill as...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft of Urban and Zone Planning Bill, 2017 aimed at bringing discipline in land management and restricting the misuse of land in the country. The Cabinet gave the approval in principle at its regular weekly meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The Cabinet also approved a proposal for the inclusion of the 25th March in the Class 'Ka' of the circular issued by the Cabinet Division that declared the Day as the Mass Killing Day. The Cabinet also approved in principle the draft of 'The Textile Act, 2017', 'The Expatriate Welfare Board Act, 2017' and 'The Pesticides Bill, 2017'. President Md. Abdul Hamid said upcoming International Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference will brighten the image of the country ...