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Day: April 13, 2017

Living standards squeeze as inflation tops wages
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Living standards squeeze as inflation tops wages

    Wage growth has slipped below the rate of inflation, a development that threatens damage to living standards and the wider economy through an erosion of household spending power. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that average wages, when the effects of bonuses were excluded, grew by 2.2% in the three months to February. While that was slightly better than economists had predicted, it still marked a 0.1% fall on the previous month's figure, which meant salaries failed to keep pace with the rate of inflation for the first time since the summer of 2014. The Consumer Price Index measure stood at 2.3% in February and remained steady in figures for the following month, released on Tuesday. The development adds further pressure to family budgets already being sque...
Are we alone? NASA to reveal tantalizing discoveries Thursday
ENGLISH, Extras

Are we alone? NASA to reveal tantalizing discoveries Thursday

    An image provided by NASA shows Saturn's largest moon Titan passing in front of the giant planet in an image made by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The natural color view of Saturn and one of it's moons was made by Cassini's wide-angle camera on May 6, 2012 and released by NASA on Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. NASA on Thursday will unveil its latest discoveries about ocean worlds in our solar system "and the broader search for life beyond Earth." The briefing will provide information gleaned from the Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Telescope, NASA says. The agency says the new discoveries will help "inform future ocean world exploration" — including NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission planned for launch in the 2020s. Cassini, which has been orbiting Saturn for almost 13 ye...
Man’s body seen tossed from plane: found on roof of Mexican hospital
America, ENGLISH

Man’s body seen tossed from plane: found on roof of Mexican hospital

    Police officers stand guard near a crime scene where the body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Culiacan, in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state April 12, 2017 The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers. The body landed on the roof of an IMSS hospital in the town of Eldorado, around 7:30 a.m. local time, said the official, who was not authorized to give his name. Witnesses standing outside the health centre reported a plane flying low over the hospital and a person thrown out, the health official said. Later on Wednesday, Sinaloa's ...
Russia US relations have worsened under Trump: Putin
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia US relations have worsened under Trump: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have worsened under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries' top diplomats met in Moscow. You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most likely worsened, Putin said in a transcript from an interview with Mir television posted by the Kremlin. The comments came out as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held tense talks following an alleged Syrian chemical attack and subsequent missile strike by Washington. Moscow and Washington are trying to figure each other out during the first visit by a senior member of Donald Trump's administration to Russia. The U.S. has bl...
Terrifying moment hero passenger grapples with knifeman on London Stoke Newington bus
ENGLISH, London

Terrifying moment hero passenger grapples with knifeman on London Stoke Newington bus

    This is the terrifying moment a heroic bus passenger grapples with an alleged knifeman on a London bus in broad daylight. Shocking footage emerged today of two men wrestling near the driver’s cab as one tries to disarm the other of the 12-inch kitchen knife clutched in his hand. After a fierce struggle the brave commuter rips the blade away from the alleged attacker, who flees out of the bus and down the street as the emergency alarm blares. As horrified passengers stand in shock, the man shouts after him: “I am an African. You will never take my life.” The encounter, which left the passenger with knife wounds to his hand and head, took place in on a route 149 bus in Stoke Newington on Tuesday afternoon. It came during a shocking day of knife crime in the capital. Less tha...