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Day: May 25, 2017

Here’s Why Melania Trump Wore Black To Meet The Pope
ENGLISH, Europe

Here’s Why Melania Trump Wore Black To Meet The Pope

    President Donald Trump met a sad-looking Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, along with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and others. Melania and Ivanka both wore black dresses with long sleeves and black veils (Melania’s dress was Dolce & Gabbana, a possible nod to the host country). Although Pope Francis has not enforced traditional dress code rules for women at private Vatican audiences as strictly as his predecessors did, both women kept to old-school protocol. The president will return to Italy on Friday, attending the Group of 7… This traditional rule holds that most women wear long black dresses with sleeves and mantillas, and only a very select handful of women enjoy an exception. These ladies have the privilège du blanc, or privilege of the white, which...
Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry
America, ENGLISH

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

    A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday. The US Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users and administrators to apply a patch. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cybersecurity company, told Reuters that there were no signs yet of attackers exploiting the vulnerability in the 12 hours since its discovery wa...
Salman Abedi wanted revenge for US air strikes in Syria: Manchester bomber’s sister says
Arab world, ENGLISH

Salman Abedi wanted revenge for US air strikes in Syria: Manchester bomber’s sister says

    The sister of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi believes her brother carried out the attack because he wanted revenge for US air strikes on Syria. Jomana Abedi said in an interview her brother was kind and loving and that she was surprised by what he did on Monday. At least 22 people were killed and dozens seriously injured when 22-year-old Abedi detonated a device as fans left an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Ms Abedi said she thought he was driven by America's military attacks in the Middle East. “I think he saw children - Muslim children - dying everywhere, and wanted revenge," she told the Wall Street Journal . "He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God.” In the m...
The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism
Asia, ENGLISH

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

    A female Muslim stand-up using humour to challenge prejudice against women and rising religious intolerance Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience. She is a rare character in Indonesia -- a female Muslim stand-up using humour to challenge prejudice against women and rising religious intolerance. Despite resistance from those who believe a woman's place is not on stage cracking jokes, even within her own family, the 34-year-old has forged ahead and is winning fans at home and abroad. Comedian Sakdiyah Maruf sees an alarming trend in Indonesia of "more rigid and conservative practices of religion" which she believes tend to margin...
Bangladesh confident of Champions Trophy chances
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh confident of Champions Trophy chances

    Bangladesh still have two more warm-up matches before their Champions Trophy opener but captain Mashrafe Mortaza admits their five-wicket victory over New Zealand sends them to England with confidence high. The warm-up games will be important, wickets will be different from here but we will learn something from the games against Pakistan and India, so they are two big games, said Mortaza, We missed out in the first game against Ireland and the first game against New Zealand was tough but we did really well in last two games and confidence is high at the moment. New Zealand, after half centuries from skipper Tom Latham (84), Neil Broom (63) and Ross Taylor (60 not out), slumped from 208 for three to finish on 270 for eight while in their winning reply Bangladesh soared from...