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Day: December 21, 2017

Meghan Markle tenderly touches Prince Harry’s cheek in adorable engagement photos released by Kensington Palace
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Meghan Markle tenderly touches Prince Harry’s cheek in adorable engagement photos released by Kensington Palace

    Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle have been released by the couple to mark their engagement. An intimate black and white portrait of the couple embracing has been published alongside an endearing but more formal picture of the couple sat together holding hands. The photographs were taken by fashion and celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor. Mr Lubomirski said: "It was an incredible honour to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple's love for one another. I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together. The black and white image, taken in the grounds of the house, show...
Britain’s richest MP worth £110million banned from roads after being caught texting in his BMW
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain’s richest MP worth £110million banned from roads after being caught texting in his BMW

    Britain's wealthiest MP who spoke out against using phones behind the wheel has been banned from the road for six months after he was caught texting while driving his BMW. Tory MP and property developer Richard Benyon, 57, was seen using his phone while sitting in stationary traffic by a police officer in Islington, north London. Magistrates' heard the Newbury MP continued to use his mobile after the light turned green and he moved five to seven metres forward. Benyon, a former parliamentary under secretary of state for the Department of Environment, claimed he earns £3,987 a month in a 'means form' submitted to the court. As well as the ban, the Conservative MP was ordered to pay £421 including a fine, prosecution costs and a victim surcharge. Beata Murphy, prosecut...
Dental student from British Army family plotted terror attack in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Dental student from British Army family plotted terror attack in UK

    Mohammed Awan who was jailed for 10 years at Sheffield Crown Court, for preparing for acts of… A dental student from a British Army family plotted a terror attack in the UK after learning his jihadi brother had been killed in Syria on the news. Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan, 24, who was "radicalised" by his suicide bomber brother, was caught by police in June after purchasing 500 ball bearings online and a catapult. Detectives found a "significant volume" of extremist material, including advice on how to be a "sleeper cell" in the West. It included material from his brother "which celebrated brutal and depraved acts of terror such as beheadings, burning of people alive and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris in 2015". © Provided by The Telegraph His older brother Rizwan Awan, 2...
British Iranian Nazanin eligible for early release lawyer
Arab world, ENGLISH

British Iranian Nazanin eligible for early release lawyer

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in an Iranian jail for more than 18 months, is eligible for early release. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard that she had been informed of the news by her Iranian lawyer. Her case has been marked on the Iranian judiciary database as "eligible for early release". Mr Ratcliffe told Sky News: "This is definitely a positive step. I am a bit cautions but this is terrific news. There has not been confirmation yet and there is still some paperwork to complete. "But compared to where we have been in recent weeks, there is absolutely no doubt that this is positive news, fingers crossed. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her family My job is not to get too excited but it all does seem much more positive. Mr Ratcliffe sa...
Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

    Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. His comments came after the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned member states that she will be taking names of countries that vote for a general assembly resolution on Thursday critical of the announcement which overturned decades of US foreign policy. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump said: Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars, he said. We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer...