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Day: December 3, 2017

Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy

    Theresa May was plunged into a new crisis on Saturday night after the government’s social mobility adviser revealed he and his team were quitting, warning the prime minister was failing over her pledge to build a fairer Britain. In a major blow to No 10, Alan Milburn, the former Labour cabinet minister who chairs the government’s social mobility commission, said he and all three of his fellow commissioners were walking out including leading conservative Gillian Shephard. The move will be seen as a direct challenge to May’s Downing Street vow to place fairness and social justice at the heart of her premiership. In his resignation letter, seen by the Observer, Milburn warns that dealing with Brexit means that the government does not seem to have the necessary bandwidth to en...
The Hidden Meaning Behind Prince Harry’s Weird Hand Gesture
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The Hidden Meaning Behind Prince Harry’s Weird Hand Gesture

    Yes, we're still gawking at Meghan Markle's stunning diamond ring. But we've moved on - for a minute, at least - to Prince Harry's unusual hand gesture in their engagement photos outside Kensington palace. In many of the photos, you can see Harry's hand tucked nicely into his suit jacket. And this isn't the first time that Harry has been spotted doing this from movie premieres to engagements with America's First Ladies, Harry's nervous tick (or intentional gesture) has made an appearance. So, this left us and many others wondering: Can we chalk this up to a bad habit or does it have a deeper meaning? Traci Brown, body language expert and author of Persuasion Point: Body Language and Speech Influence, told GoodHousekeeping.com that Harry's behavior may be a combination of t...
Newborn baby found stuffed in carrier bag and slowly suffocating
Asia, ENGLISH

Newborn baby found stuffed in carrier bag and slowly suffocating

    Heart breaking footage has emerged of an abandoned baby boy found suffocating inside carrier bags just hours after being born. The suffering newborn was discovered wrapped in plastic shopping bags on a motorbike and side car at 1am on Monday, reports the Mirror. The baby was covered in blood and still had his umbilical cord attached when a group of friends heard his cries as they returned from a birthday party. Medics said the baby had been slowly suffocating inside the bags and thankfully had not been alive long enough to contract infections from rubbish strewn in the street in Caloocan City, Philippines. Emergency services arrived and rushed the boy to hospital where we was declared perfectly healthy with a a full of head of hair. Sean Casiman, a 21-year-old man who foun...
Special rights for Irish citizens in UK at risk
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Special rights for Irish citizens in UK at risk

    Irish citizens in Britain could lose their right to live, work and get NHS services in the country after Brexit, according to a new report that warns that the special status enjoyed by thousands of Irish in the UK is far from secure. Laws governing their status are a “patchwork” that could fall apart under post-Brexit political and practical pressures, says the report, which comes before Monday’s launch of a campaign urging the UK government to pass legislation that would guarantee the longstanding rights of Irish citizens. The document, drawn up by legal experts on behalf of the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM), concludes that many of the rights currently enjoyed by Irish nationals in the UK exist only because they are EU citizens. It warns that the Irish might be caught up...
How deadly is North Korea’s Hwasong 15 missile which could strike the US and UK
Asia, ENGLISH

How deadly is North Korea’s Hwasong 15 missile which could strike the US and UK

    Kim Jong-un has once again raised the risk of a devastating nuclear war with America by firing a new, powerful ballistic missile. The Hwasong-15 missile travelled 621 miles and reached an altitude of 2,796 miles as it travelled towards Japan. The rogue country described the intercontinental ballistic missile as "the most powerful it has fired to date. Photoshot Ominously, North Korea boasted that it could reach "all of mainland USA. US President Donald Trump said: It is a situation we will handle. We will take care of it. So, what do we know about the new missile and how worried should we be? When did North Korea fire the missile? North Korea launched the missile from Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, about 18 miles north of its capital, Pyongyang. It was the first time a...
Doner kebabs could soon be banned across Europe due to links with heart disease
ENGLISH, Europe

Doner kebabs could soon be banned across Europe due to links with heart disease

    A late-night kebab could soon be a thing of the past, according to legislation which has been put forward by the European Union. According to Metro, the legislation would make doner kebabs – which originated in Turkey — illegal across Europe, because of the phosphates that they contain and their links to cardiovascular disease. The popular dish often consumed after a night out is made up of shaved kebab meat in a pita, usually with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and a variety of dressings. An estimated 1.3 million doner kebabs are sold every day in the UK from more than 20,000 outlets, according to The Guardian, while 200,000 people work in the multi-billion euro industry across Europe. Meanwhile, according to German daily newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, there are ar...