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Day: April 8, 2017

India commits $500mn credit for Bangladesh defence
Asia, ENGLISH

India commits $500mn credit for Bangladesh defence

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India had always stood for the prosperity of Bangladesh and committed $500 million credit for the country’s defence. India has always stood for the prosperity of Bangladesh and its people. We are a long-standing and trusted development partner for Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh are also determined that the fruits of our cooperation must reach our people, Modi said in a joint address to the media with visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Modi said India wanted to build cooperation in new areas with Bangladesh especially in some high-technology sectors which would include working in the fields of electronics, IT, cyber security, space explorations and civil nuclear energy’, reports IANS. He announced a new concessi...
Trump mulls plan to place nukes in South Korea or kill Kim Jong un
America, ENGLISH

Trump mulls plan to place nukes in South Korea or kill Kim Jong un

    The U.S. National Security Council presented President Trump with options to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or place U.S. nukes in South Korea as retaliation to North Korea’s continued nuclear weapons. Killing Kim Jong-un or placing American nukes in South Korea are two options presented to President Trump as possible retaliations to North Korea’s continued nuclear weapons program, according to reports Friday. Both scenarios were laid out for Trump by his National Security Council ahead of his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping this week, NBC News reported. The Trump administration has been hoping to convince China to step up pressure on the reclusive North Korea government to curtail its nuclear program. We have 20 years of diplomacy and sanctions under our b...
Judge rules paedophile hunters can continue posing as children online
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Judge rules paedophile hunters can continue posing as children online

    Self-described paedophile hunters have welcomed a court ruling that will allow them to continue to pose as children online to catch sexual predators. Legal teams acting for two men who were caught by the organisation Dark Justice allegedly attempting to sexually abuse minors had argued that the use of evidence gathered by such operations diminished the integrity of the court process and that the groups should be regulated. But in a detailed judgment given at Newcastle crown court on Thursday, Mr Justice Langstaff ruled that there was no legal requirement for the activities of Dark Justice to be subject to controls. Cases relying on evidence gathered by such groups had been put on hold until the outcome of the test case was known. Dark Justice  two men in their 20s who keep...
Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed It’s Complicated
Arab world, ENGLISH

Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed It’s Complicated

    When the Syrian government carried out a gruesome chemical attack on civilians this week, many people had a question: Didn’t the Obama administration, working with Russia and international experts, destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stocks in 2014? In his State of the Union address that year, President Barack Obama declared, American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated. Months later, in July, on NBC’s Meet the Press, Secretary of State John Kerry essentially declared the mission accomplished: We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out. But, as became obvious when a Syrian attack on Tuesday killed more than 80 people, the truth was more complicated. Here is a primer on the history of Syria’s...
Sweden truck attack suspect is 39-year-old from Uzbekistan who posted jihadist propaganda
ENGLISH, Europe

Sweden truck attack suspect is 39-year-old from Uzbekistan who posted jihadist propaganda

    Policemen are seen guarding an area after several people were killed and injured after a truck crashed into a department store Ahlens, in central Stockholm, Sweden, April 7, 2017. A suspected terrorist targeted young children deliberately as he drove a hijacked lorry into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses claimed last night. Infants’ buggies were sent flying through the air, one Swedish broadcaster reported, as the vehicle zigzagged along the pedestrianised Queen Street shopping district and embedded itself in the window of a department store. It swerved from side to side. It didn’t look out of control, it was trying to hit people, a second witness, Glen Foran, an Australian tourist, told Reuters. It hit people, it was terrible. It hit a pram with a kid in ...