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Day: May 13, 2018

First time buyers refusing to compromise their first home to last forever
Featured, United Kingdom

First time buyers refusing to compromise their first home to last forever

    Many aspiring first-time buyers may be looking to make their first home their forever home, by holding out for a family-sized house rather than starting off with a smaller property, research suggests. Nearly a third (32%) of people are aiming to dig their heels in for a detached home when they purchase their first property, Yorkshire Building Society found. And nearly half (49%) would consider a semi-detached house in their property search. But less than a quarter (24%) of aspiring first-time buyers said they would be happy to end up with a studio or flat, the survey of more than 900 people expecting to buy in the next 12 months found. Traditionally, people may have aimed for a larger family-sized home following several moves up the property ladder. But with many...
North Korea vows to dismantle nuclear site
America, Featured

North Korea vows to dismantle nuclear site

    President Trump hailed a decision by North Korea on Saturday to dismantle a nuclear test site, calling it a very smart and gracious gesture. North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th, Trump tweeted. Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture! The president's tweet follows North Korea's announcement that it would dismantle the test site by the end of May, ahead of a planned summit between Trump and the country's leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. The dismantling is expected to take place between May 23-25, the North Korean foreign ministry said. North Korea first announced last month that it planned to decommission the nuclear site ahead of the meeting with Trump. The mo...
NHS patients approaching danger due to constant nurses shortages
Featured, United Kingdom

NHS patients approaching danger due to constant nurses shortages

    Cancer sufferers are being put at risk and care for patients undergoing surgery is severely compromised as a result of constant staff shortages on wards, according to devastating first-hand testimony from inside the NHS. An astonishing dossier of concerns raised by nurses about the impact of staffing levels on patients reveals that nurses with the right skills are often in short supply, full staffing levels are becoming a rare event, and some emergency patients are being sent home as a result. The testimony, compiled from 18,000 anonymous submissions from hospital nurses and shared with the Observer, states that some nurses are being asked to complete procedures beyond their expertise, while many vulnerable patients are not being given the emotional support they nee...
Violent extremism, terrorism, suicide attacks are against Islamic principles
Asia, Featured

Violent extremism, terrorism, suicide attacks are against Islamic principles

    Muslim scholars have declared that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end its violence, at a conference in Indonesia on Friday. Seventy prominent Muslim scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia issued the fatwa, or edict, during a discussion on ways to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan. Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodo, who opened the one-day meeting, stressed his country’s commitment to helping build peace in the war-torn country. Mr Jokowi said the conference was part of Indonesia's efforts to encourage the role of Islamic clerics, or ulema, in promoting peace in Afghanistan. He expressed his hope that the conference could make a concrete con...
American’s diplomats leave Pakistan for fear of tension where blocks by Pakistan authorities
Asia, Featured

American’s diplomats leave Pakistan for fear of tension where blocks by Pakistan authorities

    Pakistani authorities have reportedly prevented an American diplomat involved in a deadly car crash from leaving Pakistan after a U.S. military plane arrived specifically to fly him out of the country. Pakistan's The Nation and The Express Tribune reported Saturday that Col. Joseph Hall, the U.S. Embassy's military attaché in Pakistan, was prevented from leaving the country while U.S. officials were informed he could not leave until the wreck was adjudicated. The government can't overlook the court orders into the matter, a source told the Tribune. A U.S. Air Force C130 had landed at Pakistan's Nur Khan air base to bring Hall back to the United States, but was forced to leave without him, according to local reports. Tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan have been...