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Day: December 16, 2017

Fabulous things about Buckingham Palace you didn’t know
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Fabulous things about Buckingham Palace you didn’t know

    You’ve seen it in movies, in The Crown and on countless postcards, but how much do you really know about the most famous palace in the world? Buckingham Palace. Say it out loud. It sounds very commanding, doesn't it? And so it should. It is the working headquarters of Her Majesty The Queen. Grand and magisterial, the palace's origins can be traced all the way back to the reign of James I, who established a mulberry plantation in the palace grounds for the rearing of silkworms. Since then George III, George IV, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, King Edward and Queen Alexandra, King George V and Queen Mary, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and our current Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have all left their marks on the regal house. Fall back in love with the tourist hotspo...
Brexit Secretary faces investigation over £50,000 travelling cost in a year
ENGLISH, Europe

Brexit Secretary faces investigation over £50,000 travelling cost in a year

    David Davis is reportedly facing an investigation by the Cabinet Office after spending thousands of pounds travelling back and forth to Europe. Newly released data shows the Brexit Secretary's department spent almost £50,000 in less than a year shuttling him to EU meetings. The Independent claims to have seen a letter from the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, asking whether Mr Davis's trips break the ministerial code's rules on cost-effectiveness. Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (L) and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier talk to the media in Brussels The letter is said to read: After seven years of austerity, the British people rightly expect those who govern our country to do everything they can t...
Saudi women allowed to drive trucks, ride motorbikes
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi women allowed to drive trucks, ride motorbikes

    The Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) announced, on Friday that women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met; now in force for males only. Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles as per the royal decree announced in September, which comes into effect in June 2018, reports alarabiya.net. There would be no discrimination against women’s cars with plates and special numbers, the vehicles will be subjected to the same rules currently stated in the seventh article of the traffic law system. On September 26, 2017, Saudi King Salman ordered the issuance of driver’s licenses for women in Saudi Arabia. A royal decree was issued to apply the traffic regulations including the issuance of driving licenses for bot...
Nation pays homage to Liberation War 1971 martyrs
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Nation pays homage to Liberation War 1971 martyrs

    The nation is paying deep homage to the Liberation War martyrs Saturday marking the country’s 47th Victory Day. On this day in 1971, Pakistani occupation forces surrendered after a nine-month war resulting in free, independent and sovereign Bangladesh. This year, the Victory Day celebrations reached a new height as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) on October 30 last recognised Bangabandhu’s historic 7th March Speech as a world documentary heritage. On March 7 in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in his fiery speech called on the freedom-loving Bangalis to wage a decisive struggle against the Pakistani rulers. Ebarer sangram amader muktir sangram, ebarer sangram swadhinatar sangram [The struggl...
Four arrested in police raid including four bags of money in Tower Hamlets
ENGLISH, London

Four arrested in police raid including four bags of money in Tower Hamlets

    Buckling helmets and bracing themselves for trouble, this is the police unit who smashed a network of Class A drug dealers in east London. Six people were held as part of a blitz on drug dealing in Shadwell following 10 weeks of surveillance by police and council officials. Crack cocaine and more than £10,000 in cash was seized in the raids on seven addresses early yesterday. In one raid officers seized cash and Class A drugs after breaking down the door of a flat which had children’s bikes and laundry outside it. A Range Rover was also taken. Officers carry out a drugs raid in Tower Hamlets The operation, code-named Continuum, was launched after residents complained about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour. Detective Chief Inspector Mike Hamer said: “This i...