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Day: June 22, 2018

Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app
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Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app

    Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside using its news engine to power news across a variety of Microsoft products. While the MSN name is going away on Android and iOS, the site itself will remain branded as MSN.com, a portal for news that the software maker launched back in 1995. Microsoft News is the new name for our news engine that powers familiar sites like MSN.com, and our newly redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android, explains Rob Bennett, editor-in-chief of Microsoft News. Microsoft News also powers news on Microsoft Edge, the News app in Windows 10, Skype, Xbox and Outlook.com. Microsoft is combining curated news from more than 1,000 “premium publishers” and 3,000 brands with human editors a...
EU could make brits buy visas
Europe, Featured

EU could make brits buy visas

    Brussels could make Britons buy £52 visas to travel to EU countries after Brexit. A draft plan by the European Commission proposes that Britain be put on either a visa required or visa free list. Martin Selmayr, a senior civil servant in the European Commission told MEPs last week that the EU has to decide whether UK citizens would need visas after Brexit. Should Britain be placed on the visa required list, travellers could be charged £52 for a visa for a short stay of 90 days or less in any 180 day period. Alternatively, should Britain be put on the visa free list, UK nationals will not require a visa. According to The Times, officials in Brussels said it was unlikely that Britons will have to apply for visas. However, it is likely that Britons will have to pay...
England’s 7,000 school children slipped off
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England’s 7,000 school children slipped off

    Up to 7,700 secondary school pupils in England have left mainstream schooling and slipped off the radar,  according to new research. Of the 553,000 children who started Year 7 at state schools in England in 2012, 531,000 were still enrolled in 2017, when they would be due to sit their GCSEs, according to education research group FFT Education Datalab. This means around 22,000 pupils had disappeared from state school rolls in this time a rise of 10% from 2016. The vast majority of the absences can be accounted for. Just under 7,000 ex-state school pupils show up on the records of private schools or further education colleges. Thousands more left the English school system to move elsewhere in the UK or abroad, and a handful will have died. This group of pupils who ...
Poisoning fears sparked: an incident in London Mayfair
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Poisoning fears sparked: an incident in London Mayfair

    Poisoning fears sparked a huge police and ambulance response to an incident in Mayfair this afternoon. Dozens of police and ambulances swooped on the luxury London district following reports of a man in cardiac arrest. The Met and the London Ambulance Service feared launched a major response as it comes just months after Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with a nerve agent in March. The MET police said: "At approximately 15:15hrs on Thursday, 21 June, police responded to a call from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) relating to a man taken ill on Albemarle Street in Mayfair. Officers attended the scene. At the location they found a man being treated by the LAS. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. Due to concerns the victim may have been expose...
London train station evacuated over bomb threat
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London train station evacuated over bomb threat

    Charing Cross station in central London has been evacuated after a man reportedly got onto the tracks, claiming he had a bomb. Armed officers were called as the station was put on lock down on Friday morning following the disturbance on an Underground platform. British Transport Police (BTP) said in a statement it was called to the scene at 6.35am and later arrested a suspect. The 38-year-old man was then detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to a "place of safety," the force added. Met Police said no one had been injured during the incident. Charing Cross remains closed and train services are currently not stopping at the station. We are now working to reopen the station as soon as possible, BTP said in a statement. BTP would like to thank passengers a...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
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News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, about 99 lakh new workforce would be added to the country’s manpower sector by 2020. Out of them, about 20 lakh workers would go abroad with job while others to find job in local markets as planned in the 7th Five Year Plan, she said. The Prime Minister said this in her question-answer session in the parliament yesterday. She said, the government has already completed a plan to establish 30 Special Economic Zones as part of a longterm plan to build 100 SEZs across the country. These SEZs would create about 10 million jobs, she said. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hoped that the women cricketers of Bangladesh would continue their success in future as they showed excellence in the Asia Cup T-20 tournament. The Premier expressed the hope as she was talk...