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Day: May 29, 2017

Melania Trump’s new coat is getting people all fired up
America, ENGLISH

Melania Trump’s new coat is getting people all fired up

    The First Lady arrived at a palace in Italy – where the President was attending the G7 summit – wearing a Dolce & Gabbana coat which is worth almost $70,000 AUD (around £40,600). The coat, which is really bloody fancy, is available from ModaOperandi.com for $US51,000 (around £40,000) with a $25,100 (around £20,000) deposit. Although fashionistas from all over the world were chomping at the bit to see Melania’s latest wardrobe choice, many others have accused her of flaunting her wealth. And they do have a point. As The Mercury News pointed out, Melania’s coat could pay the salary of a teacher, police officer, coal miner or a Trump organisation assistant. Business Insider reported making $US51,500 (around £40,000) would put you in the 65% of Americans according to 2016 ...
MI5 investigating how it missed concert bomber
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

MI5 investigating how it missed concert bomber

    MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, according to reports. The move comes amid claims that he was repeatedly reported to authorities by teachers and religious leaders concerned that he may become a terrorist. One review was started last week and aims to identify any glaring errors, The Guardian said. The other will be more in depth, looking at the process used to assess suspects and asking if different decisions should have been made in Abedi's case. Abedi, whose parents come from Libya, is thought to have received terrorist training in the country before returning to the UK just days before detonating the bomb that killed 22 people. The news comes as 14 men remain in custody being questioned o...
Europe can no longer rely on US or UK and must fight for its own destiny: Angela Merkel
ENGLISH, Europe

Europe can no longer rely on US or UK and must fight for its own destiny: Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has indicated Europe can no longer completely rely on its American and British allies in the wake of Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, declaring the continent's destiny is in our own hands. Her extraordinary comments followed meetings of European leaders with Mr Trump at Nato and the G7 . Mrs Merkel, speaking at an election campaign event in a Bavarian beer tent, said it had served as a wake-up call. She said: "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days. And so, all I can say is that we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands. Referencing Brexit, she said: Of course we need to have friendly relations with the US, and with the UK, an...
David Cameron jump the queue to buy budget socks in JD Sports
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

David Cameron jump the queue to buy budget socks in JD Sports

    A fellow shopper has accused David Cameron of jumping the queue to buy a budget multipack of socks in JD Sports. Footage showed the former Tory leader apparently being given special treatment in London's Oxford Street branch. It's less than a year since he was Prime Minister. Since then he's quit Parliament and been pictured at coffee shops, a funfair and out on the town. The eagle-eyed shopper said Mr Cameron was spotted by staff and served immediately while other customers waited in line. Flanked by two bodyguards, he can be seen in the footage taking the white socks to the cash desk to pay, before realising he has the wrong size. He then returns to the accessories rack to swap the socks before heading back to the cashier - allegedly being given special treatment. After ...
China’s cyber security law becomes operational: strict surveillance adopted
Asia, ENGLISH

China’s cyber security law becomes operational: strict surveillance adopted

    China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. The law, passed in November by the country's largely rubber-stamp parliament, bans online service providers from collecting and selling users' personal information, and gives users the right to have their information deleted, in cases of abuse. Those who violate the provisions and infringe on personal information will face hefty fines, the news agency said on Monday, without elaborating. Reuters reported this month that overseas business groups were pushing Chinese regulators to delay implementation of the law, saying the rules would severely hurt activit...
Indian Army asking gravediggers to quietly bury martyred Kashmiris in darkness of night
Asia, ENGLISH

Indian Army asking gravediggers to quietly bury martyred Kashmiris in darkness of night

    In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops killed two elderly civilians along the Line of Control in Uri area of Kupwara district after dubbing them as mujahideen. Media reports and locals say that the slain men were civilians. The gravediggers were forced to quietly bury the deceased in the darkness of the night. The member of so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Rasheed in a statement asked police to reveal the identity of the elderly men killed in Uri area by the troops. Meanwhile the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyet forum and other Hurriyet leaders and organizations paid tributes to Sabzar Ahmed Butt, Faizan Ahmed and other youth martyred by Indian troops on Saturday saying that these youth spilled their blood for the sacred cause of freedom. The statement said the continuous bloodshed wa...
Conservatives slash election projections as Corbyn surge in polls continues
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Conservatives slash election projections as Corbyn surge in polls continues

    The Conservative party has reportedly revised down its internal projections for the general election after a clutch of new polls have shown their lead over the Labour party is narrowing. Estimations for the best case scenario have been revised by the Tories from a majority of 200 down to 80. The projection for the worst case scenario is a hung parliament, in which no party is able to get a majority, an idea which was initially inconceivable when Theresa May first called the election. The figures have resulted in a mood of annoyance verging on anger at Conservative Campaign Headquarters at Ms May who has been criticised for her performance during the election campaign, the Spectator reported. Read complete coverage of General Election on MSN's dedicated page One MP was open...
Armed with Fizz and self-belief: Bangladesh seek a Champions Trophy scalp
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Armed with Fizz and self-belief: Bangladesh seek a Champions Trophy scalp

    With a fiery new bowler named Fizz leading the young guns and all-rounder Mushfiqur Rahim the old guard, Bangladesh are aiming to leave their mark on the Champions Trophy where they are appearing for only the second time. Bangladesh edged ahead of West Indies in the world rankings to get their place at the 50-over tournament where they will feature in the opening match against hosts England on June 1. Captain Mashraf Mortaza said the team, who last took part in the trophy in 2006, have the mental strength to overcome the tough conditions in England. "If you look at our group, you must feel it will be a difficult job for us," Mashrafe said before leaving Dhaka. "But you can never be sure. We defeated England twice in those conditions, beat Australia once. "Though those vict...