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Day: October 29, 2017

4-year-old girl fluently speaking 7 languages amazes the world
ENGLISH, Europe

4-year-old girl fluently speaking 7 languages amazes the world

    Bella Devyatkina can speak English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German and Chinese apart from her native Russian. Learning new languages always comes handy although many average adults cannot speak a foreign language. But even as people are starting to learn more languages, some kids are giving grown ups a run for their money. On national television, a young girl, 4 years old to be exact, spoke 7 different languages and stunned the world! Want proof? Well, You tube has the proof with a clip that will blow your mind! If the encyclopedic knowledge of a two-year-old girl from Hyderabad stunned audiences, a four-year-old Russian left everyone stupefied by speaking seven languages. Not only did Bella Devyatkina speak six other languages apart from her native Russian, she did so wi...
Trade minister investigated over a possible breach of ministerial rules about sex toys
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Trade minister investigated over a possible breach of ministerial rules about sex toys

    International Trade minister Mark Garnier will be investigated over a possible breach of ministerial rules after he admitted asking a former aide to buy sex toys. The Cabinet Office will probe whether the Wyre Forest MP broke the Ministerial Code after he confirmed allegations made by his former secretary, including that he called her sugar t***. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed the investigation on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show. The Prime Minister will also write to House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to ask how a sexual harassment scandal engulfing Westminster can best be addressed. It comes as Theresa May was reported to get weekly updates about indiscretions by her MPs from Conservative Party whips, leading to calls for allegations to be reported to police. Meanwhi...
No deal is better than a bad Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

No deal is better than a bad Brexit

    Theresa May faces a difficult decision over whether to publish more details of the government’s planning for a no deal Brexit. Senior Tory donors have warned that Theresa May should walk away from Brexit talks rather than accept an unsatisfactory and unfavourable deal that would poison relations with Europe for another generation. In a sign of growing frustration among pro-Brexit Tories over the lack of progress made in talks with Brussels, one donor said he feared some pro-Remain cabinet ministers were suffering from Stockholm syndrome when hostages develop a bond with their captors. The calls for May to be prepared to walk away comes amid new warnings that a no deal outcome will lead to foreign firms leaving, steep price rises, widespread job losses and disaster for the ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle stands at nearly $24bn (£18bn)
ENGLISH, Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle stands at nearly $24bn (£18bn)

    In 2016, Mr Putin's official income was was reported at just $133,000 and he has repeatedly denied he is one of the world’s wealthiest men. But a joint investigation by Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), has valued him at considerably more, although it suggested that his wealth may be tied up in a series of proxies. Some of the President’s inner ring have no obvious explanation for their hidden wealth, according to the report. These proxies wealth may be accounted for by the simplest explanation: It may really be Putin’s money. But in Russia, nothing is simple, the authors wrote. One alleged proxy is Mikhail Shelomov, a relative of Mr Putin, who works at a Russian shipping company for a job which would usually pay ...
Benefits fraudster former councillor caught after building a shed also driving and carrying items to his car
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Benefits fraudster former councillor caught after building a shed also driving and carrying items to his car

    A former councillor was exposed as a disability benefits cheat after he was caught building a shed while claiming he could walk zero metres for zero minutes. Lying Robert Woodbridge claimed to be in such pain he could hardly move. But the former Labour deputy leader of Swanley Town Council was caught carrying items to his car, driving and even building a shed during a Department of Work and Pensions investigation. The 58-year-old, from Swanley, Kent, who later stood in elections for the Green Party and Liberal Democrats , denied dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances. He claimed he had good days and bad days, but he was convicted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court today in just 20 minutes. Prosecutor Edmund Fowler said Woodbridge initially made a legitimat...