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Day: October 31, 2017

Labour activist Bex Bailey claims she was warned not to report rape at party event
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Labour activist Bex Bailey claims she was warned not to report rape at party event

    A Labour activist has claimed she was raped at a party event and then advised by a senior official not to report the attack because it could damage her career. Bex Bailey, 25, has alleged she was attacked by a senior party figure, who was not an MP, at an event in 2011 when she was 19-years-old. She said she approached someone at the Labour Party headquarters to ask about reporting the attack but was discouraged from going to the police. Labour said it would launch an independent investigation into the claims. Ms Bailey decided to speak out about the event to BBC Radio 4, waiving her automatic right to anonymity granted to victims or alleged victims of sexual offences. She told Carolyn Quinn she was doing so in order to urge senior politicians to make it easier for people ...
Can religions help in the fight against climate change
Asia, ENGLISH

Can religions help in the fight against climate change

    In Sikh temples the world over, community kitchens offer free meals to anyone regardless of colour, creed or caste. But the langars as the kitchens are called - often distribute food grown with chemical pesticides, which can contribute to pollution and leak into rivers and streams. In 2015, a push by Sikh environmental groups drove the Golden Temple, the Sikh faith’s holiest which feeds 100,000 people daily, to start growing its own organic food to reduce its impact on nature. There are many hints in our holy book to protect mother earth and to commit to the betterment of society for all life on earth, said Ravneet Singh, South Asia manager of EcoSikh, a Sikh environmental group. The most vulnerable entity on the planet is the planet itself - the forest, the water, the air...
Cushioning is the new worrying dating trend that you should be aware
ENGLISH, Life Style

Cushioning is the new worrying dating trend that you should be aware

    When you actually sit down and think about it, dating in 2017 is really weird. Rather than organically meeting people through friends or social occasions, we now have apps like Tinder and Grindr that can do all of that for us. This, in theory has made meeting people and interacting a lot easier, which in turn has lead to numerous new dating trends. Previously we have reported on trends like love bombing and submarining which aren't exactly wonderful displays of romance and affection. Now a new trend has arrived called "cushioning," and is is basically another term for cheating on someone. Cushioning involves one member of a relationship feeling the need to have someone else to fall back on, should they and their current partner call it quits. This extra person then effecti...
Biman pilot among 4 held over aircraft sabotage plan
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Biman pilot among 4 held over aircraft sabotage plan

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested four alleged members of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including a pilot of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, who had been planning acts of sabotage on an aircraft. The arrested pilot is Sabbir Ahmed, a first officer of the national flag carrier and son of Habibullah Bahar Azad. He was arrested after a drive at a militant den at Mirpur Mazar Road on September 7 last. Azad is the owner of the six-storey building where the militant hideout was busted. RAB Director (Media) Mufti Mahmud Khan said they arrested the four alleged militants in an overnight drive beginning on Monday in Mirpur area. The identities of the three others could not be known immediately. Earlier, the elite force recovered the skulls of seven people, i...
Warrant issued for Rose McGowan in relation to drug charge
America, ENGLISH

Warrant issued for Rose McGowan in relation to drug charge

    Actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. An arrest warrant has been obtained for McGowan for felony possession of a controlled substance. The… WASHINGTON — An arrest warrant has been obtained for actress Rose McGowan for felony possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant on Feb. 1 Police say they've attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court. The warrant has been entered into a national law enforcement...