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  • Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

    04/18/2019 2:25:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    BBC Bengali, Dhaka ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Mir Sabbir
    Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster. Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of sexual harassment victims in this conservative South Asian country. Nusrat, who was 19, was from Feni, a small town 100 miles (160km) south of Dhaka. She was studying at a madrassa, or Islamic school. On 27 March, she...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/4-Friday 4/5/2019

    04/05/2019 2:38:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/4/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A special election for a House of Commons seat in Wales on Thursday with the Labor Party holding the seat well ahead of the Conservatives 40 percent to 31 percent with the party of Brexit, UKIP, more than tripling their share to nine percent of the vote..... The "Daily Mail" publishing a poll with 48 percent calling on Mrs. May to resign..... Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini meeting in Paris Friday with France's leading opposition politician, Marine Le Pen of the National Rally.... Debate and discussion in France's National Assembly over giving the government of French President Emmanuel Macron new...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System

    03/21/2019 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | MARCH 21, 2019 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified and were transmitted over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. In response to a court order in another Judicial Watch case, she declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com...
  • 1989: U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

    03/18/2019 7:14:07 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 63 replies
    AP ^ | June 29, 1989 | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control. As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by...
  • Police respond to shooting inside Christchurch mosque (New Zealand)

    03/14/2019 6:54:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 102 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th March 2019 | Natalie Wolfe
    BREAKING Police are responding to a critical incident in Christchurch, New Zealand after dozens of shots were heard being fired inside a mosque. Ten emergency service vehicles are at the scene and police said it is an “evolving situation”. An eyewitness told Stuff NZ he had seen at least four people lying on the ground and “blood everywhere”. The photographer working for the publication also said he had seen three seriously injured people lying on the steps of the mosque. Eyewitnesses said they’ve seen about six people taken into Christchurch Hospital, two with serious injuries.
  • Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

    02/24/2019 2:41:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 02/24/19 | JULHAS ALAM
    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The Bangladeshi suspect asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines, took off from Dhaka at 4:35 p.m. for the trip to Dubai via Chittagong. The pilot made the emergency landing in Chittagong about 40 minutes later, after a crew member reported “suspicious behavior” by the man, said Rezaul Karim, an...
  • Dhaka fire: Blaze kills dozens in building

    02/20/2019 6:44:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 02/20/2019+
    A fire in the old town of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has killed at least 60 people. The blaze broke out Wednesday evening in a residential building partly used as a chemical warehouse. … The blaze raced through four adjoining buildings, which were also used as chemical warehouses, he said. "There was a traffic jam when the fire broke out. It spread so quickly that people could not escape." The centuries-old Chawkbazar area of Dhaka characteristically has very narrow streets and residential buildings only inches apart. Victims also included people outside the buildings, some guests at a restaurant and members of...
  • Pakistan must be destroyed!

    02/20/2019 5:39:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 51 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2019 | Harbir Singh in Cogito Ergo Sum
    Delenda Carthago Est, Cato the Elder used to urge the Roman Senate. "Carthage must be destroyed." In 146BC, the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus razed Carthage to the ground and sold its entire population into slavery. Carthaginians were never again to trouble Rome again. The hour has come for India to echo Cato the Elder's clarity. Pakistan must be destroyed. India's post-partition relations with Pakistan should have been as benign as they are with Iran, Afghanistan, and later Bangladesh, but they are not. Pakistan has waged war on India and driven devastating murderous religious wars in India continuously ever since it...
  • Canada’s SNC Lavalin corruption scandal—Should Prime Minister Justin Trudeau go to jail?

    02/17/2019 10:43:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/19 | Colin Alexander
    Trudeau’s government was already shabby before this scandal broke—all style and no substance. But even the harshest critics of the bumptious Trudeau could not have expected to be thinking now in terms of criminal corruption Canada’s SNC Lavalin bribery scandal strikes at the heart of the legitimacy of capitalism operating presumptively under the rule of law. It also strikes at the foundations of credible accountability—read honesty and lawful conduct—in the office of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s been common knowledge for years that SNC Lavalin engaged in corrupt practices, both at home and abroad. The immediate focus is the...
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: http://indiafacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Galloping-Growth-of-Madrasas-1000x500.jpg Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • Border Patrol Apprehends 1500 “Special Interest Aliens” In 2018

    01/21/2019 9:21:26 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/19/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    “This week, I published a policy report for the Independent Women’s Forum on border security. The report focused on my recent trip to McAllen, Texas, my reporting on the U.S. Mexico border and the serious national security implications associated with the failure to resolve the crisis.” The two Bangladeshi men, known as Special Interest Aliens by the Department of Homeland Security, made their way down an old dirt road that buttresses land owned by a private citizen. It was just 500 yards from the U.S. Mexico border and the Rio Grande River. Like thousands before them, they were smuggled by...
  • GREENPEACE’S ICONIC ‘RAINBOW WARRIOR’ SHIP CHOPPED UP ON A THIRD-WORLD BEACH, SOLD FOR SCRAP

    12/31/2018 10:05:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/18 | Michael Bastasch
    Greenpeace’s iconic “Rainbow Warrior” boat was disposed of in a way the group campaigned against for years. Greenpeace regrets allowing its old vessel to be chopped up on a Bangladeshi beaching yard and sold for scrap. The embarrassing news flew under the radar of major media outlets for weeks. Greenpeace quietly admitted in November one of its “Rainbow Warrior” boats was “scrapped on a beaching yard in Bangladesh” — a method it spent years campaigning against. “We have made a mistake, one that we have tried to correct,” Greenpeace International, based in Amsterdam, admitted in mid-November, adding it allowed Rainbow...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/31/2018 New Years Eve Newsdump

    12/31/2018 2:54:55 AM PST · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/30/2018 | Nextrush
    Turkey and Russia have reached agreement on the next steps, military, humanitarian and otherwise in Syria. But the Turkish government is frustrated with the pace of the US military withdrawal from Syria..... Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a major supporter of jihadist groups opposing the Syrian government......says he's reassured after speaking with President Trump about the withdrawal of US forces from Syria... Russia's FSB security agency says an American citizen has been detained while on a spy mission..... A South Korea newspaper reports a conciliatory message from North Korea's ruler to President Trump.....
  • Missionary doctor won't face sex assault trial

    07/30/2018 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    woodtv ^ | July 30, 2018 | Ken Kolker
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Baptist missionary doctor from Wyoming accused of molesting nearly two dozen girls and women in Bangladesh, along with a girl in Allendale, won't face trial. An Ottawa County judge ruled that Donn Ketcham, now 87, is incompetent to stand trial because he suffers from dementia. Prosecutors told 24 Hour News 8 they don't plan to appeal, which means the charge against him will be dismissed. Ketcham's alleged victims from his decades in Bangladesh — known then as MKs, or missionary kids — said the local case was their only chance for justice.
  • How climate change could be causing miscarriages in Bangladesh

    11/26/2018 10:05:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Susannah Savage
    "Girls are better than boys," says 30-year-old Al-Munnahar. "Boys do not listen. They are arrogant. Girls are polite." Al-Munnahar, who lives in a small village on the east coast of Bangladesh, has three sons but wished for a girl. Once she thought she would have a daughter, but she miscarried the baby. She is among several women who have lost a baby in her village. While miscarriages are not out of the ordinary, scientists who follow the community have noticed an increase, particularly compared to other areas. The reason for this, they believe, is climate change. "Nothing grows here anymore,"...
  • Miyazaki finds solution to IT labor crunch thousands of kilometers away

    11/20/2018 10:39:51 AM PST · by chajin · 11 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Novemebr 20, 2018 | Kazuaki Nagata
    MIYAZAKI – Like many of Japan’s smaller cities, Miyazaki has been hit by a growing labor crunch, a trend highlighted by the mere 56.8 percent of high school graduates that chose to remain in the prefecture to work — third-worst among the 47 prefectures. In the hard-hit information technology sector, the city has been encouraging firms to run businesses there to help energize the area, said Tsugunobu Ogino, president of KJS Co., a Miyazaki-based IT firm that makes e-learning systems. “But they are struggling to find engineers, since many move to Tokyo,” he said. Now, the city in the southern...
  • 6 Bangladeshis apprehended at Texas border

    11/20/2018 7:06:33 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    wnd.com ^ | unknown
    Six Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended at the Texas border with Mexico in two separate incidents within a 12-hour period over the weekend. Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents during the month of October apprehended at least 75 Bangladeshi nationals, an increase of more than 10 percent over October 2017, Breitbart News reported During the fiscal 2018 year, which ended Sept. 30, Laredo Sector agents apprehended 668 Bangladeshi migrants, a rise of nearly 270 percent over the previous year’s total. Breitbart, noting the hundreds of miles of open river border in South and Central Texas, said the migrants paid up to $27,000...
  • Report: Bangladeshis Intermingled With Migrant Caravan From Guatemala

    10/23/2018 10:21:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Oct 22,2018 | Mary Chastain
    The Daily Caller has reported that Univision correspondent Santa Anna, a reporter traveling with the migrant caravan that’s moving into Mexico from Guatemala, noticed people from Bangladesh within the massive crowd of migrants: “Yesterday when we were traveling through Guatemala, we noticed people from El Salvador and even people from Bangladesh,” he continued. “Can you imagine what they had to do to get here? They infiltrated themselves in this caravan and tried to cross with the crowd. That would have benefited them greatly.” Bangladesh remains a hot spot for ISIS and other terrorist groups.
  • Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

    10/16/2018 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 11:35 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change. “Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come,” Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. The commission’s mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. Ban is leading the group with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina...
  • Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Attacks Crackdown On Islamic Terrorism As "Human Rights Abuses"

    10/01/2018 2:37:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Myanmar's government to take concrete steps to investigate human right's abuses against Rohingya Muslims...." "Reuters" Report Friday 9/28/2018 "The Syrian regime's butcher is enabled by Russia and Iran" President Donald J. Trump at United Nations 9/26/2018 The pattern of Western nations taking the side of jihadist opposition forces seen in Syria and Libya on "humanitarian" grounds is again being revealed in the controversy over the nation of Myanmar (commonly called "Burma") The majority Buddhist country has a minority of Muslims called Rohingyas who were engaged in a revolt that included acts of terrorism....