People in Pakistan urged to drink fewer cups of tea

June 15, 2022

People in Pakistan have been asked to reduce the amount of tea they drink to keep the country’s economy afloat.
Sipping fewer cups a day would cut Pakistan’s high import bills, senior minister Ahsan Iqbal said.
The country’s low foreign currency reserves – currently enough for fewer than two months of all imports – have Read more

Graduates from world’s top universities get new UK visa option

May 31, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
Graduates from the world’s top universities now have a new route into the United Kingdom.
The government says the “high-potential individual” route will attract the “brightest and best” early in their careers.
Under the scheme announced on Monday, graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the top 50 universities abroad can Read more

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

May 13, 2022

The President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa, has died.
The news was announced on Friday afternoon by the state news agency Wam.
The Ministry of Presidential Affairs said there will be 40 days of official mourning with flags at half staff, and three days of closure of ministries and official entities at the federal and local levels, and the private sector.
The official mourning period will begin Read more

Mom gets 30 years in prison for letting daughter to marry man 34 years older

May 13, 2022

A mother in Texas has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for allegedly allowing her 13-year-old daughter to marry a man who was 47 years old.
Cherry Payton, 43, was sentenced to 30 years in jail in Fort Bend County last week for enabling her daughter to marry someone 34 years her senior, according to KIAH. In 2017, the daughter told her doctor that she was having sexual relations with “her spouse,” who Read more

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

May 12, 2022

Gates said he is “experiencing mild symptoms”
By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 66-year-old tech giant wrote in a tweet Tuesday that he is experiencing mild symptoms and is “following the experts’ advice” by isolating himself until he’s healthy.
“I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing Read more

Pope uses wheelchair for first time in public

May 6, 2022

Vatican City: Pope Francis arrived at a meeting on Thursday in a wheelchair, the first time he had been seen using a wheelchair in public.
The 85-year-old Pope has been experiencing severe knee pain for months and told an Italian newspaper on May 3 that his doctor had advised rest and “injections” into the knee.
The Pope was wheeled into the meeting with Read more

Ahead of Wedding, bride stabs man on “surprise” date

April 20, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror: dhakamirror.com
A young woman in Andhra Pradesh, India, who was reluctant to marry the man chosen by her parents has allegedly stabbed her husband-to-be in the neck, leaving him seriously injured, reports NDTV on Tuesday quoting Andhra Pradesh police.
Ramu Naidu, the victim, has been hospitalised due to a deep wound in his neck. He is a scientist at the Council Read more

Harry and Meghan visit Queen together for first time since quitting as royals

April 16, 2022

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Harry and Meghan visited Queen Elizabeth on Thursday in a secret face-to-face meeting, The Sun has reported.
The couple stopped off in the UK on their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands and took the opportunity to visit the Queen and also Prince Charles, during a stop at Windsor Castle.
It was Harry and Meghan’s first visit to the Read more

Met Police detective arranged to meet 13 year old girl for sex

April 15, 2022

A Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officer has been found guilty of three child sex offences, after he arranged to a meet a 13-year-old girl for sex when he was “on duty working from home”.
Francois Olwage, a detective constable who was serving with the Met’s specialist operations unit, was convicted of three child sex offences.
Winchester Crown Court heard Olwage, 52, was Read more

Spain probes private taxidermy museum with 1,000 animals

April 13, 2022

Spain’s civil guard has said it is probing a businessman in the eastern Valencia region who owned a private taxidermy collection with over 1,000 stuffed animals, including some that are protected or extinct species.
Species of cheetah, leopard, polar bear, rhinoceros, along with nearly 200 ivory elephant tusks, were among the extensive collection, valued at 29 million euros — more than $31 million Read more

Unruly US airline passengers hit with record fines Ever

April 10, 2022

Two airline passengers accused of “unruly behaviour” have been hit with the largest fines ever proposed by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
The five-figure penalties on the two flyers accused of violence are part of $2m (£1.5m) in fines levied this year.
US airlines have seen record numbers of disruptive passengers since early 2021, with many incidents involving Read more

Saudi Arabia: High school student beats up his teacher

April 10, 2022

Video triggers anger on social media, with people calling police to take stringent action A high school student in Saudi Arabia beat up his teacher in broad daylight on a street while his friend filmed the ugly incident.
A video that shows the moment the student confronts his teacher and statrs slapping and punching him all over his body has gone viral on social media.
The video is believed to be taken by the student’s Read more

Brighton woman jailed after planning to kidnap and kill ex with ‘murder toolkit’

April 8, 2022

A 20-year-old woman who created a ‘meticulous’ to-do list and a ‘murder toolkit’ has been jailed for plotting to kidnap, torture and kill her ex.
Sophie George was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison at Lewes Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
George, who was 18 at the time, was said to be Read more

Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi will have her wedding reception at the White House

April 6, 2022

President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden are to host a rare wedding reception at the White House for their granddaughter, Naomi.
The eldest Biden grandchild, 28, and her fiancé, Peter Neal, 24, will celebrate at perhaps the most exclusive venue in the US.
Writing on Instagram, the 28-year-old said: ‘Peter and I are endlessly grateful to my Nana and Pop for the opportunity Read more

Man kills teenage girlfriend after she refuses to return smartphone he gifted her

April 6, 2022

A 20-year-old man murdered his teenage girlfriend after she refused to return a cellular phone that he had earlier gifted her.
According to the police, the incident took place in the Pakur district of India’s Jharkhand state, NDTV reported.
The deceased had gone missing since Sunday night after she went out with her boyfriend to watch a football Read more

Girl fell 80ft to her death after boyfriend threatened to send revenge porn

April 6, 2022

The family of a business student begged her to break up with her “toxic” boyfriend days before she fell 80ft to her death from her London flat, an inquest was told.
Damilya Jussipaliyeva was found dead outside her apartment in Paddington, central London, in June 2017.
A week before, her boyfriend Alessio Bianchi threatened to send explicit videos to her family in Kazakhstan Read more

Queen Elizabeth to cover British Vogue for the first time

March 25, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II is to feature on the cover of British Vogue for the first time in a special issue celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. With its April issue, the publication has paid tribute to the monarch with an image from 1957, five years after she acceded to the throne.
In the image, she is wearing the George IV State Diadem, a gold, silver and diamond crown that was made in Read more

Julian Assange marries Stella Morris at Belmarsh prison

March 24, 2022

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday married his lawyer fiance Stella Morris in Belmarsh prison, the south London prison where he has been held for almost three years pending possible deportation to the United States.
He has two children with Moris, a 38-year-old lawyer. Moris’ wedding dress was designed by Vivienne Westwood and her veil was embroidered with messages such as “valiant, wild, relentless Read more

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies at 84

March 24, 2022

The United States’ first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, has died at the age of 84, her family said in a statement Wednesday.
“We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that position, passed away earlier today,” the statement read in part. “The cause was cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. We have Read more

Man admits killing teacher by stabbing her 101 times, 30 years after ‘humiliation’

March 19, 2022

After being “humiliated” by his primary school teacher as a child, a man in Belgium confessed to stabbing her 101 times 30 years later.
Gunter Uwents told police that he’d never quite recovered from his experience with primary school teacher Maria Verlinden when he was seven years old. More than three decades later in November of 2020, it is believed that he visited her in the village of Noorderwijk, near Antwerp, and Read more

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