Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… 2015. Only the first two included the so-called “demolition cause.” However, despite the elder Lee asking for it to be removed, it “somehow found it way back into the Last Will,” the statement said. The final will also reverted to Lee’s earlier decision to give each of his three children an equal share in the Estate, effectively increasing the amount inherited by Lee Hsien Yang, the statement said. Lee’s position, as his family’s patriarch and the …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… investigation has been launched The government has committed 5m for clothes, food and emergency supplies for the victims UK councils are carrying out urgent reviews of their tower blocks, the Local Government Association says A British Red Cross appeal is launched to raise money for those affected The emergency number for people concerned about friends and family is 0800 0961 233 The fire broke out at the tower block, which contained 120 one and two-bedroom flats, shortly before 01:00 BST on …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… support, but the moderator who fled wasn’t convinced that he and his family would be safe; violence at the hands of terrorists in Iraq drove them to Ireland in the first place. “Im not waiting for a pipe bomb to be mailed to my address until Facebook does something about it, the moderator reportedly told D’Souza before he left Ireland. Facebook’s response When reached for comment about the report, a Facebook spokesperson acknowledged the security flaw and subsequent …

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London fire: Smiling faces of missing a stark contrast with anger and grief

June 17, 2017

London (CNN)The only smiles around the blackened husk of Grenfell Tower are on the faces of the missing. Achiou says the surrounding community all know one another and laments the local council as unresponsive to their needs. “They don’t respond when we need maintenance,” she explains. “They don’t want to spend any money. This area is one of the poorest areas of the borough. If it was Notting Hill or Holland Park, then maybe this would have …

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Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… 1986-1994 – Councillor in the London borough of Merton. May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead. 1999-2001 – Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment. 2001-2002 – Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. 2004-2005 – Shadow Secretary of State for the family. May 2010-July 2016 – Home Secretary. 2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK internet service …

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French, Canadian Citizens Among London Attack Victims

June 6, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian citizen was among those killed in Saturdays attack in London. No further details were provided on the victim's identity out of respect for his family. Trudeau offered his condolences to all those affected by the attack in the London Bridge area, saying he was heartbroken over the incident. Seven people were killed and another 48 wounded late Saturday after armed attackers plowed into pedestrians before stabbing several bystanders in …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… group's ideology. It's the third attack this year that Islamic State has claimed in Britain, after the bombing in Manchester and a similar attack in the heart of London in March. The three attackers in Saturday's attack have not been identified. ___ 10:30 p.m. A Canadian woman who was among the seven people killed in the London van and knife attacks has been identified by her family as Christine Archibald. The Archibald family said in a statement released by the Canadian …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… that were taken”. He also likes fell running and walking in the Lake District. When it comes to relaxing, you’ll often find the UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Paul Nuttall in a boozer – he describes himself as a “pub person”, with Guinness his tipple of choice. Co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, “loves nothing more than walking on the Sussex Downs” with her family. This walking theme among a few politicians raises the tantalising …

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This teen’s father gave her the best gift on her last day of high school

June 2, 2017

… sullivan/twitter “My dad started making my lunches for school in elementary school, and it just never stopped, Meg explained in an email. “Sometime last year my family started to make jokes about how my dad still peels my oranges at age 17 for my lunch. He ignored us and kept peeling them.” But on Meg’s last day of high school, her father had a surprise for her. “It’s time baby girl,” a note reads inside her lunch along with a drawing of a crying face. …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… months on a returnship means people do not expect you to immediately get there, and they know you have your family life. You know that if it’s a disaster you can think, ‘well, I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work right now,’ so it takes the pressure off.” Image copyright Fidelity International Image caption “Recruiters were reluctant to put my CV forward,” says Natalie Lang While Julianne Miles’s Women Returners project is still …

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Burger King pisses off the king of Belgium with ad

Image: Getty Images The king of Belgium is apparently not amused by his appearance in a recent Burger King ad. The country’s royal family contacted the fast food chain this weekend over an online ad that asks people to choose between its mascot and a cartoon image of King Philippe, the BBC reports. SEE ALSO: Burger King is hiring gamers to sell you food during online matches and I give up A spokesperson for the family told the network that the company isn’t allowed to use the …

May 28, 2017
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Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… presented by Kenny, as well as other research, and see what conclusions can be drawn. Today, people are far more welcoming to the notion of diverse neighborhoods. Back in 1960, nearlyhalf of all Americans said they would move if a black family moved in next door. By 1980, the World Values Survey showed just 8 percent of Americans felt the same way. Today, only 6 percent of Americans hold such an intolerant viewpoint. This trend is also reflected in other countries. The World Values Survey has …

May 25, 2017
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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr at his upcoming UK …

May 21, 2017
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Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money – BBC News

After reporting the alleged theft of $230m (150m) to the authorities, he was himself detained in 2008 on suspicion of aiding tax evasion and died in custody in November 2009. He acted as a legal adviser for London-based Hermitage Capital Management (HCM), where colleagues insist the case against him was fabricated to make him halt his investigations. Despite his death Russian prosecutors decided to put him on trial – a case dismissed as a “circus” by his family and by HCM …

May 20, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… that don’t provide abortions at all but simply tell women their legal rights. Under previous Republican presidents, the Gag Rule applied only to family planning funds (about $600 million under George W. Bush). Now it applies to $8.8 billion in US global health funding, including programs for HIV and malaria. Because American dollars have been barred from funding abortions since the 1970s, none of the funding subject to this rule was paying for abortions in the first place. Studies of …

May 20, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. Women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

May 18, 2017
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Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

Fox News and its Washington, D.C., affiliate, Fox 5, are that slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was connected to WikiLeaks before he was shot to death in July even as those stories fall apart. Fox News and Fox 5 published separate stories about the supposed links on Tuesday. But since then, the main source has changed his story, D.C. police and the FBI have disputed the most explosive claims, and Richs family has called on the network and station to issue retractions, …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… actually looks at the meta information from the OTA channels, so you can find live OTA content with voice commands. For example, if you want to see Rachael Ray just say Alexa, play Rachael Ray. As on Fire TV, you also get all of the Alexa features including smart home control and access to its knowledge database. If for whatever reason mid-way through a Modern family you want to check the weather, order pizza, or look up a fact, you need only ask Alexa. Glimpse of the future While I didnt get to …

May 18, 2017
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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

… as a hate crime. The Rensselaer County Sheriffs Office and New York State Police are assisting Schodack police investigating the cause of the blaze. The Times Union reported the garage was not hooked up to electricity. This family has lived in this neighborhood for years, Belardo said. Everyone gets along with one another and theyre all friends, Salzer said. So thats another reason why this is so very disturbing. Schodack Police Department Belardo said hate crimes are uncommon in …

May 17, 2017
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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

… space to actually go plumb those relationship depths. No more checking up on an old friend by doing a quick profile flyby. Instead, if you want to know how the birth of their first-born child went, you’ll ask them directly. And they’ll respond. It’s a wonderfully quaint idea. Still not convinced you won’t be missing out? Here’s how the first few days of your Facebook-free life will go down: A friend or family member will try to scope on your vacation pics or invite …

May 14, 2017
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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

… won a TV Bafta, so victory for The Crown would be a big deal. It has another shot at glory with sci-fi hit Stranger Things, a strong contender in the international category. Last year that category went to Netflix rival Transparent, on Amazon Prime, about a Los Angeles family who discover that their retired father is a transgender woman. And who did it beat? Netflix’s Narcos, among others. Ouch. Transparent is nominated again this year – but there’s also stiff competition …

May 14, 2017
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