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Day: October 24, 2019

Meghan’s £38 dress was a tribute to Princess Diana
Featured, United Kingdom

Meghan’s £38 dress was a tribute to Princess Diana

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (AKA Meghan Markle) stepped out in one of her most affordable looks to date at the One Young World summit at Royal Albert Hall last night. As Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, this was The Duchess’ first time attending the event as a member of the royal family; she previously attended the summit in Dublin in 2014 and Ottawa in 2016 with mega babe Justin Trudeau. Looking radiant with natural makeup and long tousled waves, Meghan was all smiles in a violet midi dress, paired with her favourite navy Manolo Blahnik pumps. This was Meghan's first public engagement since revealing that she has been struggling to cope with the pressures of royal life in ITV’s emotional AF documentary on Meghan and Harry’s tour of Africa. The cand...
Death penalty for 16 who burnt student alive
Bangladesh, Featured

Death penalty for 16 who burnt student alive

    A court in Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death on Thursday over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country. Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused in kerosene and set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the head teacher of the seminary she attended. The verdict proves that nobody will get away with murder in Bangladesh. We have the rule of law, prosecutor Hafez Ahmed told reporters after the verdict in a crowded courtroom. Rafi was lured to the rooftop of the seminary where her attackers pressed her to withdraw the complaint she had filed with police. When she refused, she was tied up, doused in kerosene and set on fire. She suffered burns to 80 percent of her body and di...
Election or Brexit deal? Tories split
Featured, United Kingdom

Election or Brexit deal? Tories split

    Boris Johnson’s government and party are deeply split on whether to push for a general election or attempt again to deliver a Brexit deal, after the prime minister failed to secure a rapid timetable for passing the withdrawal legislation. Downing Street is awaiting the EU’s decision on whether to grant a Brexit delay until January 31, 2020, as outlined in Mr Johnson’s letter to EU leaders last weekend. A decision is expected on Friday, after which Mr Johnson will have to decide whether to attempt to get his deal approved by parliament, or to try and force an election. The latest impasse comes after MPs endorsed the prime minister’s Brexit deal in a vote on Tuesday night before rejecting his timetable for passing the legislation, which turns the agreement into UK law...