Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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Teenage Girls Skip School Because They Can’t Afford Tampons

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LONDON: A charity has found that UK teens are having to skip school because they’re ‘too poor’ to buy tampons and pads – find out how you can help. Can you imagine having to wrap a sock around your underwear during your period because you can’t afford sanitary protection such ...

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Conservative Party Fined And Referred To Police Over Election Expenses

Conservative Party

LONDON: The Conservative party has been fined £70,000 after the Electoral Commission found “significant” errors in the accuracy of the party’s spending returns for the 2015 general election. The party’s then-treasurer has now been referred to the Metropolitan police to investigate whether any criminal offence was committed by the party ...

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Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

HEAFPHONE BATTERY EXPLODE

PERTH: An airline passenger has spoken of her horror when her battery-operated headphones exploded on her face mid-flight. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a warning after the woman, travelling from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19, was left with a burnt face, hand and burnt hair. The woman, ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

Mark Lyall Grant

FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

HEADSCARF BAN

LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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Russian hackers pose a threat to UK elections, GCHQ

GCHQ

LONDON: GCHQ spies have called an emergency summit with British politicians following warnings that Russia has the capabilities to use cyberattackers to disrupt the next General Election. Sources say that state-sponsored hackers, backed by the Kremlin, could use their hacking abilities to disrupt the election process. With protecting the UK ...

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