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  1. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since last August to escape a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. Photo: AFP The Rohingya refugees who live in shacks clinging to these steep, denuded hills in southern Bangladesh pray that the sandbags fortifying the slopes will survive the upcoming monsoon. ?They make it safer, but they won?t hold if the rain is really heavy,? said Mohammed Hares, 18. Cracks have already formed in the packed mud on which his shack is built. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since last August to escape a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. Most now live in flimsy, bamboo-and-plastic structures perched on what were once forested hills. Bangladesh is lashed by typhoons, and the Rohingya camps are clustered in a part of the country that records the highest rainfall. Computer modeling by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) shows that more than 100,000 refugees will be threatened by landslides and floods in the coming monsoon. The rains typically begin in April and peak in July, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. In Kutupalong-Balukhali, the biggest of the makeshift camps, up to a third of the land could be flooded, leaving more than 85,000 refugees homeless, according to the UNHCR. Another 23,000 refugees live on slopes at risk of landslide. The UNHCR, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and World Food Programme are using bulldozers to level 123 acres in northern Kutupalong-Balukhali camp in an effort to make the area safer, said UNHCR spokeswoman Caroline Gluck. IOM is putting debris-removal equipment and work crews throughout the camps, it said, and trying to improve roads and stabilise slopes. It is also setting up emergency diarrhoea treatment centers and providing search and rescue and first aid training. Bangladesh Disaster Management Secretary Shah Kamal said the government was working with the UN to relocate 133,000 people living in high-risk areas. It is also launching a Rohingya-language radio station that will act as a natural disaster warning system, he said. Bangladesh government officials have also previously told Reuters they are pushing ahead with a controversial plan to turn an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal into a temporary home for the Rohingya and move 100,000 refugees there ahead of the monsoon. Flooding increases the risk of disease outbreaks. It could also threaten access to medical facilities, making them difficult to reach and restock, the modeling shows. Latrines, washrooms and tube wells may also be flooded. The risk of landslides has been exacerbated by refugee families needing firewood to cook. Trees were cut down to make way for the refugees, who also dug up the roots for firewood, making the slopes even weaker and prone to collapse. ?This was a forest when I first arrived,? said Arafa Begum, 40, who lives with her three children in a shack on a barren, vertiginous slope in Chakmakul camp. She said she wanted to move before the monsoon but must await the instructions of the majhi, or block leader.
  2. Image: Reuters via Harris & Ewing/US Library of Congress LONDON: A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. "In both cases, it?s a discussion of equality," Myriam Boussahba-Bravard ? a professor of women?s history and gender studies at Paris Diderot University ? said ahead of the February 6 anniversary. "The right to vote gave formal equality... But the question now is real equality," Boussahba-Bravard said, adding, "The Suffragettes... knew this." "They too were confronted with sexual harassment, particularly at their demonstrations. Except that at the time that was not their priority because formal equality was not there yet," the academic said. Scores of women came forward in October last year to accuse US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment and abuse, sparking a chain reaction of denunciations in the world of entertainment and far beyond. "Women have always had a voice... but perhaps it is being heard for the first time... by other women but also by many men," Boussahba-Bravard ? editor of Suffrage Outside Suffragism: Women?s Vote in Britain, 1880-1914 ? told AFP. The academic said there was "common ground" between Suffragism and groups such as the recent #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. "It?s a question of network, which is now done via internet. At the time, it was associations communicating with each other and building numbers. "Membership was possible for all women and from all social classes," which helped in building momentum, she said. ?Snowball effect? Boussahba-Bravard said that movements ? such as #MeToo in the United States or #balancetonporc ("expose your pig") in France ? had attained "a snowball effect sufficiently large that it can no longer be stopped". The fact that celebrities are speaking out gives ordinary women the courage to speak out, she said, describing this new trend as "liberating". "It helps women who are victims of harassment... They are not just victims, they are also agents of change. ?We are discriminated against but we fight?". She said attitudes were also changing among men, particularly those who would have previously dismissed "feminist" arguments. "It shows them that there is still a difference between formal equality and real equality." For the future, Boussahba-Bravard said tackling workplace harassment would be a good start but there should also be a wider emphasis on education. "There are cultural norms which are still very firmly fixed in people?s minds. Men internalise these norms that women are in some way inferior and women, that they are less good than men," she said. "Women have to reject being taken for fools."
  3. The iPhone X is the most expensive device launched by Apple ever and owning one in today's economy is most definitely a luxury. It already costs $999 for the 64 GB version and costs even more if you choose to have higher storage. However, if you thought that the price-tag wasn't expensive enough, a limited edition of the smartphone was made just for the ultra rich. © Instagram Bentley has just released a special edition iPhone X that has 18 karat gold on its rear glass and on the ring that surrounds the camera module. Bentley also removed the Apple logo and replaced it with their iconic winged logo, which looks quite sexy, if you ask me. I'm not a huge fan of luxury smartphones, however, this is probably the first device that has been designed with taste. The rear glass has some patterns running through it that gives it a distinct and unique look. A post shared by Tech Maniack™ (@techmaniack) on Jan 26, 2018 at 8:09pm PST If you're wondering what the price of the smartphone is, it is not yet known as only 100 units were produced and Bentley did not detail as to how it will be sold or given out. The handset cannot be bought from Bentley's website, so we are presuming that this special edition iPhone X can only be obtained if you buy a Bentley car. Bentley cars aren't cheap either and it would probably cost a fortune before you can get your hands on this slick smartphone. What do you think about the iPhone X Bentley Edition? If you had the moolah, would you buy one?
  4. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox?s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled violence in Myanmar that flared up in late tAugus1 GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a U.N. humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox?s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled violence in Myanmar that flared up in late August. Aid workers say the camps sheltering the new arrivals are completely inadequate. ?Landslide and flood risk hazard mapping reveal that at least 100,000 people are in grave danger from these risks and require relocation to new areas or within the neighbourhoods that they live in,? the U.N. report said. ?The lack of space remains the main challenge for the sector as sites are highly congested leading to extremely hard living conditions with no space for service provisions and facilities. In addition, congestion brings increased protections risks and favours disease outbreak such as the diphtheria outbreak currently escalating in most of the sites.? Although a rapid vaccination program appears to have staved off the risk of cholera, 4,865 have confirmed, probable or suspected diphtheria, and 35 have died. The World Health Organization has vaccinated over 500,000 Rohingyas against diphtheria and on Saturday health workers began giving 350,000 children a second dose. The WHO also has 2,500 doses of anti-toxin, which is in short supply globally, to treat the deadly effects of the disease. But a new health concern has arisen - mumps. The U.N. report said there had been an increase in cases in the past few weeks, and Rohingya refugees and host communities had never been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease, which is rarely fatal but can cause complications such as meningitis. Most of the Rohingya refugees - almost 585,000 - are in an overcrowded area called Kutupalong-Balukhali. ?A high percentage of the land is unsuitable for human settlement as risks of flooding and landslides are high and are further aggravated by the congestion and extensive terracing of the hills,? the U.N. report said. ?The anticipated flooding and landslides in the upcoming monsoon season will make a bad situation much worse.? A recent engineering assessment said all roads in the camp would be inaccessible for trucks, and the World Food Programme is considering using porters to distribute food, minutes of a Jan. 24 meeting of aid agencies involved in logistics said. The Bangladeshi government allocated 2,000 acres (809 hectares) for a new camp in Ukhia, prompting an influx of people before anything was ready. ?Humanitarian partners are now building necessary infrastructure in challenging conditions, with extremely limited space,? the U.N. report said.
  5. Padmaavat has crossed the INR 100 crore mark since its opening on Thursday (January 25). According to estimates, the movie earned Indian Rs114 crore at the local box office with its highest earnings coming on Sunday. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles. After much controversy, the film opened this past week. Extremist groups in India claimed the film portrays queen Padmavati falsely, which has been denied by producers. Trouble first hit the movie in January last year when Rajput Karni Sena members attacked the film?s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and vandalised the set during filming in Rajasthan. Members of the fringe group threatened to attack cinemas, including with swords, on Thursday while hundreds of women have said they are ready to perform a mass self-immolation if screenings go ahead. Hardliners also offered bounties of up to INR 50 million ($769,000) to anyone who "beheaded" lead actress Deepika Padukone or Bhansali. Several states ? including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab ? tried to ban the film but India?s Supreme Court has ruled that this would violate creative freedoms. It was initially due to hit screens on December 1 but filmmakers pushed back the release date and earlier this month India?s censor board cleared it with five changes.
  6. A wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group said Saturday. Photo: AFP file BRUSSELS: A wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group said Saturday. "Our country was the only one in continental Europe to have not been visited by a wolf," since the animal began recolonising the continent, Landschap said. Overhunting, industrialisation and urban sprawl progressively led to the disappearance of the wolf from most of Western Europe since the beginning of the 20th century. Since the Bern Convention of 1979, the wolf has gone from public enemy to a protected species as "a fundamental element of our natural European heritage". In some countries, like Romania and Poland where there have always been wolves, people adapt to treat an attack on sheep "like an accident, like a flock that falls into a ravine", says Farid Benhammou, a specialist on predators. But in the new zones of wolf colonisation ? in France and in some regions of Italy and Spain ? there are major tensions, with farmers particularly unhappy at their re-emergence. The wolf detected in Flanders in early January had an electronic tracker collar around its neck which allowed it to be identified as coming from neighbouring Germany. The same animal had been spotted around Christmas in the Netherlands, according to Landschap. "In recent days the wolf has stayed near the Flemish town of Beringen and the military base at Leopoldsburg. The animal has covered 500 kilometres (300 miles) in ten days," the group said. In 2011 hidden cameras picked up images at night of what was very likely a wolf in the Ardennes region of southern Belgium. But without any DNA traces, or any further appearances, the sighting could not be confirmed. Groups in support of biodiversity welcomed the latest news of a wolf detected in Belgium, calling on the government to adopt a strategy to encourage the return of the species to the country on a more permanent basis, including compensation to farmers whose livestock are attacked.
  7. The year is coming to an end and we can all just see lists of the 'best of 2017' everywhere. And, obviously the year won't be complete without appreciating the beauty in the world, and just like always, TC Candler's Independent Critics List of 100 most beautiful faces is here just for that. According to TC Candler, his lists arranged by his organization The Independent Critics, are “not a popularity contest. Rather, it attempts to inform and broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it.” He continued by saying that they “search far and wide, listening to the many millions of suggestions submitted by the public over the past couple of decades, and [that] they put together a list representative of the modern ideal of worldwide beauty.” For the last 28 years, the list has made a name for itself by selecting the most beautiful female faces, and Emma Watson and Emilia Clarke have topped the list previously. Now, a definitive list of top 100 most beautiful faces of 2017 is here, and the results may be a little unexpected. The top spot has been taken by 19-year-old Filipino-American actress Liza Soberano, but let's talk about the people that are a little closer to home. © Twitter It's quite cool to see that five Indian actresses have been recognized for their beauty on such a high level. Let's start off with Urvashi Rautela, who comes in at 89. © Twitter Then comes Alia Bhatt at 73. Both Urvashi and Alia have made it to the list for the second time this year. © Twitter After getting ranked 15th in 2015, Nargis Fakhri took the 53rd spot this year. Also, don't miss out on that play on words. © Twitter Making her 5th appearance in the list, Deepika Padukone was placed at 37th this year. © Twitter And last but not the least, Priyanka Chopra claimed the 25th spot. © Twitter After claiming the top spot in 2012, Emilia Clarke, Mother of Dragons, came in at 27th this year. © Twitter And, obviously when it comes to beautiful faces, no list would ever be complete without Wonder Woman. © Twitter There are so many more beautiful women who make up the entire list, so grab some popcorn and enjoy 11 minutes of beauty:
  8. It seems like 2017 is the year of Rohit Sharma and he sure knows how to end it with a bang! He is on an incomparable streak right now after recently scoring his third double hundred in One Day Internationals in the second game against Sri Lanka in Mohali. By achieving this incredible feat, Rohit became the first cricketer with these many double tons in ODI. No other cricketer has even two double tons. And, the best part was that this happened on his second wedding anniversary. Well, he sure knows how to give the perfect gifts. And, he's done it again. This India vs. Sri Lanka series should just be called the Rohit Sharma series because he just keeps making and breaking records, case in point – last night's game where he hit a century in just 35 balls. Just 35! That's honestly incredible. The joint fastest T20I century! 35 balls 11 fours 8 sixes What an innings! Take a bow Rohit Sharma! #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/qGiyvuqJXe — ICC (@ICC) December 22, 2017 Obviously, stuff like this can never go unnoticed on social media, and reaction started pouring in almost immediately. Along with the usual congratulatory messages, people on Twitter have to obviously make jokes and memes, like it's a requirement now whenever anything happens. Virendra Sehwag joined in with a pun. RoHit Sharma ! Mazaak bana rakha hai yaar. It ain't this easy yaar. pic.twitter.com/GqoGhz18wK — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 22, 2017 Yep, it's that impressive. Looking at @ImRo45's scorecard. ð®â¡ï¸ https://t.co/0bKvyteuvU #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/C6XnQ6ODfb — ICC (@ICC) December 22, 2017 Always ahead. #INDvsSL Rohit Sharma right now. pic.twitter.com/dkjdsHJOBo — Sagnik (@Sangy_Sagnik) December 22, 2017 Umm. Rohit Sharma is like drunk Salman Khan. Unstoppable. #INDvSL — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) December 22, 2017 Not happening anytime soon. *Rohit Sharma plays a dot ball* Sri Lankan government: Tomorrow is holiday. — Silly Point ð‏ (@FarziCricketer) December 22, 2017 That's a nice take on it. Rohit Sharma's batting looked like violation of bowlers' human rights. What an innings!! — Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) December 22, 2017 No choice. Srilankan bowlers right now.. #SLvIND #INDvsSL pic.twitter.com/hihXB1856Q — Aditiið (@Sassy_Soul_) December 22, 2017 He's giving us lessons on how to upstage someone. Thank you Rohit Sharma @ImRo45 for again saving us from overdose of Virushkaðð #Hitman #RohitSharma #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/c36aPp5E2x — S-R-KTian (@SRK_SRT) December 22, 2017 We don't know. Sri lankan players and fans right know . .#INDvSL #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/7LeXP5cUYe — Lu Cky (@shukla_lucky) December 22, 2017 But still, who's faster? Things that go from 0-100 in no time. #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/9hIUr1FSOH — The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) December 22, 2017 Are you still waiting for that reply? Rohit Sharma converts 50 to 100 and 100 to 200 faster than your Crush replies xD#INDvsSL — Halamadridddddddddddddddddddd (@kunalstark1) December 22, 2017 Husband goals right here. Rohit Sharma scored 200+ on wedding anniversary, and now a 100+ on his wife's birthday. Husband goals ð¯â#IndvSL #INDvsSL — Jayaram Ramnarayanan (@storiesofjerry) December 22, 2017
  9. A new species of lizard called acanthosaura phuketensis in Phuket. Photo: AFP BANGKOK: A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian countries flanking the Mekong river, which snakes down from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea, are among the most biodiverse in the world. Each year scientists announce scores of new species discovered in the region, which includes Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. But there are fears that many more species could die out before they are found in the region whose jungle and river ecosystems are increasingly threatened by roads, dams and a thriving illegal wildlife trade. In total, scientists confirmed 115 new species in 2016 after a lengthy vetting process, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They include 11 amphibians, two fish, 11 reptiles, 88 plants and three mammals. "While the global trends are worrisome, and the threats against species and their habitats here in the Greater Mekong are massive, these new species discoveries give us enormous hope," said WWF's Lee Poston. "But we have to do more to protect their habitat and prevent them from entering the illegal wildlife trade," he added. The new finds include a bat with a horseshoe-shaped face and a snail-eating turtle discovered by scientists in a local market in northeastern Thailand. The Crocodile Lizard, a scaly reptile that hails from northern Vietnam´s evergreen forests, was also among the new species announced on Tuesday. Although the reptile was first discovered in 2003, it has taken years to confirm its status as a separate subspecies. Coal mining and pet trade poachers have gravely endangered the lizard, whose numbers are estimated to be fewer than 200, scientists said. Two new mole species were also found in Vietnam, with researchers noting that their underground dwellings have helped protect them. Over the past 20 years more than 2,500 new species -- amounting to around two per week -- have been discovered in the Greater Mekong, WWF said.
  10. NEW YORK: Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus' American rival Boeing. Delta said it was buying the A321neo aircraft to renew its narrowbody fleet. The planes have 197 seats. "This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees and our shareholders," Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a statement. The order is worth an estimated $12.7 billion based on the aircraft catalogue price, and deliveries will begin in 2020. Airbus in 2015 opened a manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama to build single-aisle planes with an eye towards competing more aggressively in the US market. Toulouse, France-based Airbus highlighted its growing connection to the US in the announcement, saying most of the new planes would be delivered from Mobile. "This purchase furthers our commitment to US aviation - a commitment that has never been stronger," said John Leahy, chief operating officer for customers at Airbus Commercial Aircraft. "Today, there is more US content in Airbus aircraft than from any other country, with more than 40 percent of our aircraft-related procurement coming from the United States." The Airbus order comes amid a public spat between Delta and US giant Boeing over a trade dispute involving a separate airplane order by Delta and Canadian company Bombardier. Boeing has argued those aircraft were underpriced due to illegal Canadian government subsidies to Bombardier. Bombardier in October unveiled a production alliance with Airbus that granted the European company a stake in the Bombardier C-Series program. Delta has said it will not pay for any US tariffs sought by the US government in response to Boeing complaints.
  11. Ranbir Kapoor is scarily very, very Kapoor—good looking, swagger-royalty, chick (or boy) magnet and arguably one of the best dressers around. He's the male equivalent of Kareena Kapoor, only without an MMS. But while he knows how to make a fashion separate stand out from the crowd, he also has the knack of establishing an overall sartorial moment—whether at the airport or in his quirky boxers in the loo. About the latter, however, only a certain cigarette-smoking lass would know. Nevertheless, point being, as an early riser off the season's Christmas cheer, our bugs just caught the actor in an all-velvet ensemble, Yeezy boots, all while flaunting a Supreme mobile case, costing just a few (thousand) dollars. © Viral Bhayani For one, the fabric absolutely isn't a commoner at all. Velvet, as you'd terminologically call it, is clearly standing for a crucial F/W moment here. And nothing that your closet's been stocking on lately, can match the might of this luxe, glorious fabric in fashion. In fact, it feels much softer than your household butter too. So much so, that's it's safe to say, with just a great fabric pick for this evening, Ranbir took this outfit from a casual airport outing to something that etched a moment on MensXP.com. Plus, velvet has never looked this good on an Indian celebrity (not even on Alia Bhatt). © Viral Bhayani Coming to the footwear: the much celebrated Yeezys. A pair we'd call the Crocin of Style—a reflexive solution to almost any ailment. That said, you simply can't ignore the hit-and-miss performance of a longline piece of clothing (below the sweatshirt), AKA the attention-seeking child of this outfit. A piece, that was very crucial for this ensemble to look cohesive+layered right. Not forgetting, a casual beanie throw-on has competed this look! © Viral Bhayani In all probability, with this Christmas-ready outfit: Kapoor has officially kickstarted the holiday season for us! So, if your December outfits had been waiting in the wings till now, time to finally bring them out.
  12. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ripped up by destructive winds raging at 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour-AFP (File) NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ripped up by destructive winds raging at 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour. Warships have been deployed to comb the southeastern coast for fishing boats missing in wild seas, India´s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. Another official said an estimated 100 crew were aboard the missing vessels, with fears held for their safety. Torrential wind and rain unleashed by Cyclone Ockhi has shut down schools in Chennai, a coastal Indian city of seven million where conditions are set to worsen. Images broadcast from southern India showed the scale of the destruction as the cyclone reached the shore, with electricity poles toppled and trees torn asunder. Tourists in Kochi, a coastal city in the southern Kerala state, have been told to stay away from popular beaches where huge waves are pounding the shore. Power was cut for millions in Kerala and neighbouring Tamil Nadu state as the storm made its way from Sri Lanka, with India´s meteorological department warning of worse to come. "The system is very likely to intensify further during next 24 hours," the department said in its update. India´s eastern coast -- including state capitals like Chennai and Bhubaneswar that are home to millions -- is prone to seasonal storms that wreak immense damage between April and December. In 1999, more than 8,000 people were killed when a cyclone battered the eastern state of Orissa.
  13. Ranveer Singh, undoubtedly, is a guy who swears by rebellion—against anything conventional, normal or habits you'd call 'sane'. Since his birth in 1985 to his wacked-out menswear (all hail his stylist, Nitasha Gaurav) in recent times, nothing seems to have changed him otherwise. His ballgame is simple—land a hefty contract with an athletic wear giant and then, do whatever the hell you want. So, no surprises there, his next big outfit that we're referring to here, features pieces from his holy grail, Adidas Originals and an early-2017 repeat from the Bulgarian brand, Demobaza. Nothing too different from what he usually sports and nothing that surprised us at f-kn all. Yet, something that only Mr. Singh can pull off. © Viral Bhayani Mr. Singh's first step towards dressing up for any goddamn occasion, is to sink his feet in a stand out moment. Here, there are three aspects we'd like to discuss in detail. One, his almost-sheer like, bat-cuffed, longline top half separate is breezy (to cope with Mumbai's humidity), and yet, warm enough to keep the advent of the chills at bay. Two, his bottoms that almost look like inside-out versions of a pair of joggers (though, we're sure they're not), are so anti-fit, relaxed and feature a side-slit for added drama; that they're exactly what you'd expect off the sartorial maverick. © Viral Bhayani And obviously, since 'playing safe' isn't what he was born with, while driving your focus down below, you'd notice Ranveer's casual steps in his Adidas Originals By Alexander Wang's low-top basketball sneakers. Complete with a rubber out sole, embossed tongue and padded ankles for absolute comfort—looks like, these were made to grace celebrity feet in life. Plus, they look unisex, very light and versatile enough because of their muted, tri-colour palette.
  14. Bangladesh approved a $280 million project on Tuesday to develop an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. Photo: Reuters file DHAKA: Bangladesh approved a $280 million project on Tuesday to develop an isolated and flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to temporarily house 100,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar. The decision came just days after Bangladesh sealed a deal aiming to start returning Rohingya to Myanmar within two months to reduce pressure in refugee camps. A Bangladeshi government committee headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the plan to develop Bhashan Char island, also known as Thenger Char, despite criticism from humanitarian workers who have said the island is all but uninhabitable. Planning Minister Mustafa Kamal said it would take time to repatriate the refugees, and in the meantime Bangladesh needed a place to house them. The project to house 100,000 refugees on the island would be complete by 2019, he said that many people are living in dire conditions, he said, describing the influx of refugees as ?a threat to both security and the environment?. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh after the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar launched a harsh counter-insurgency operation in their villages across the northern parts of Rakhine State. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali appealed in September for international support to transport Rohingya to the island. Bangladesh, one of the world?s poorest and most crowded nations, plans to develop the island, which emerged from the silt off Bangladesh?s delta coast only 11 years ago and is two hours by boat from the nearest settlement. It regularly floods during June-September monsoons. When seas are calm, pirates roam the nearby waters to kidnap fishermen for ransom. A plan to develop the island and use it to house refugees was first proposed in 2015 and revived last year. Despite criticism of the conditions on the island, Bangladesh says it has the right to decide where to shelter the growing numbers of refugees.
  15. Seated at tables with glasses of tea in the heart of Baghdad?s bookshop district, the customers of Shabandar cafe have watched 100 years of Iraq?s tumultuous history pass by. Photo: AFP file BAGHDAD: Seated at tables with glasses of tea in the heart of Baghdad?s bookshop district, the customers of Shabandar cafe have watched 100 years of Iraq?s tumultuous history pass by. Since opening its doors a century ago, the establishment has become a hub of Baghdad?s intellectual life, drawing poets and politicians to its wooden benches and photo-lined walls. ?I?ve been coming here for the past 60 years,? Abdel Fattah al-Noeimi, 77, tells AFP, dapper in his spotless brown suit and matching tie. ?At nine in the morning until two or three in the afternoon, when everyone is leaving.? From British rule to modern-day Iraq, Shabandar has lived through the birth of a nation, the toppling of its monarchy, decades of domination by Saddam Hussein, the drama of the US-led invasion and the bloody chaos that followed. The twists and tragedies have all left their mark on the cafe. During the sectarian bloodletting, a car bomb in 2007 tore through the historic Al-Mutanabbi Street on which the cafe stands ? killing around 100 people. Among the dead were four sons and a grandson of Shabandar?s owner, Mohammed al-Khashali. A history book But Khashali does not want to dwell on that tragic event ? and today the rhythm of clinking tea glasses, bubbling hookah pipes and conversation hums just as it always has done. ?Taking a seat here is like taking a seat in a history book,? the proprietor tells AFP from his regular position by the glass and wood front doors. When it first became a cafe in 1917, the brick and plaster building was already a local institution as it housed the printing press of merchant Abdel Majid al-Shabandar ? whose name comes from Turkish, meaning ?the greatest of merchants?. Khashali ? who sports a traditional white robe and beard of the same colour ? took over in 1963 and made a decision that would prove defining: he banned all games, including cards and dominoes, from the cafe. While the move surprised some customers, it meant the new owner stayed true to a ?promise? he had made to himself. ?That this would be a place where people of culture would meet,? Khashali said. ?That is truly what happened.? School of thought Dozens of black and white photographs covering the walls of the cafe offer a glimpse into the history of Baghdad and Iraq, chronicling some of its leading lights and others who have since slipped into obscurity. In a golden book, a number of foreign ambassadors have left their signatures. The diversity of the faces of the men and women lining the walls is echoed nowadays by the varied crowd that still packs into Shabandar each morning. The cafe is ?not reserved for any religion, or culture or part of society ? everyone is here?, says regular patron Noeimi. It even encompasses a certain ?school of thought? of its own, he insists, where despite the profound divisions that have torn apart Iraqi society, ?everyone respects each others? ideas?. As the hubbub of chatter and shouted orders rumbles on around him, Rammah Abdelamir, 17, looks up from his book on modern political thought to take in this ?monument of old Baghdad?. Waiters weave between customers, filling their glasses with steaming hot tea, as they barely look up from deep in their conversations. ?This place is a bit of a mecca for intellectuals and a place of learning for each new generation,? Abdelamir says.
  16. WASHINGTON: US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 militants, military officials said. "In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, US forces conducted an air strike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, November 21 at approximately 10:30 am local Somalia time (0730 GMT), killing more than 100 militants," the US Africa Command said in a statement. The operation occurred 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The US military has in recent months upped the tempo of its operations in Somalia, conducting a growing number of drone strikes against Shabaab and other militants. On November 13, the Pentagon said US forces had killed 40 Shabaab and Daesh fighters in a series of Somalia strikes over several days. The surge in US operations came after President Donald Trump in March loosened the constraints on the US military to take actions against alleged terrorists when they judge it is needed, without seeking specific White House approval.
  17. Be it her effortless singing, gorgeous style or exceptional acting; Priyanka Chopra is one actress who can handle any task thrown at her. One moment she will turn heads with her elegance at any award show, and the other she will beat the sh*t out of you as a badass cop. With such a long list of achievements, it's no surprise that she has made her way to Forbes List Of 100 Most Powerful Women 2017, which is headlined by Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. Securing the 97th place overall, she is also the 15th most powerful woman in entertainment and media, a list which also includes names like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and JK Rowling among others. © Reuters Seems like she's becoming a regular in Forbes list, making her debut last her year in Forbes list of top 10 Highest Paid TV Actresses in 2016, and making a return this year as well, coming in at #8. While Priyanka is slaying the global scene, she is now also the 7th highest paid actress in Bollywood. © Reuters Along with all of her achievements as a terrific and highly sought-after actress, Priyanka is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. © ABC She has been a household name in Bollywood for years, and has also made her place in Hollywood with her hit show 'Quantico' and co-starring with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in 'Baywatch'. Currently, she's in New York working on the third season of 'Quantico' and is also looking forward to the release of her next Hollywood movies 'Isn't It Romantic?' and 'A Kid Like Jake'.
  18. GENEVA: The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1,100, the World Health Organization said Friday. Officials on the poor Indian Ocean island nation had earlier this week reported 74 fatalities and 805 cases. WHO's director for health emergencies in Africa, Ibrahima Soce Fall, told reporters in Geneva that out of 1,153 suspected cases, 300 had been laboratory confirmed. Fall said WHO has sent 1.3 million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar, enough to treat 5,000 patients and protect another 100,000 people who may have been exposed to the infectious disease. "We´re in a very active phase of this outbreak. We are expecting more cases," Fall added. "We have to continue to be vigilant". Madagascar has suffered plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980 -- typically between September and April. The current outbreak is unusual as it has affected urban areas -- especially the capital Antananarivo -- increasing the risk of transmission and sparking panic in the population. Plague bacteria develops in rats and is carried by fleas. In humans, the pneumonic version is transferred through coughing and can be fatal within 72 hours. Most of the victims recorded in Madagascar have been infected with the pneumonic form. The bubonic form is less dangerous.
  19. Pakistan team celebrate after dismissing Upul Tharanga during the ODI match against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi at Zayed Cricket Stadium on October 18, 2017.?AFP photo ABU DHABI: A century on debut by opener Imam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Paceman Hasan Ali took a career best 5-34 to dismiss Sri Lanka for 208 in 48.2 overs before Imam-ul-Haq scored his debut century. Imam, whose uncle Inzamam is chief selector for Pakistan, became only the second batsman from his country and 13th overall to score a hundred on ODI debut before he finally fell for 100 off 125 balls. The 21-year-old hit two sixes and five fours as the nominal hosts wrapped up the series with two matches to spare. Saleem Elahi was the only other Pakistani to hit a debut hundred, also against Sri Lanka at Gujranwala in 1995. Imam becomes 2nd Pakistani to score century on debut The 21-year-old smashes two sixes and strokes four boundaries to score 100 off 125 deliveries But Imam could have missed that milestone as he was reprieved on 89, having been given out caught behind by Niroshan Dickwella off Lahiru Gamage. As he was walking back, television umpire Richard Kettleborough found the ball had touched the ground before reaching wicketkeeper Dickwella's gloves. A relieved Imam returned to the crease and completed his hundred. Pakistan had brought in uncapped Imam in place of opener Ahmed Shehzad, who failed to perform with the bat in the opening two matches of the series. With a low target to chase, Imam made a solid start alongside Fakhar Zaman in an opening stand of 78. Zaman fell for 29, stumped by Dickwella off spinner Jeffrey Vandersay while Babar Zaman was bowled by Gamage for 30. Mohammad Hafeez remained not out on 34, scoring the winning single. During the first innings, energetic seamer Hasan Ali became the quickest player to reach 50 one-day international wickets for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 208. The 23-year-old took a career-best 5-34 and was ably assisted by leg-spinner Shadab Khan (2-37) as Sri Lanka, who won the toss and batted, lost their last nine wickets for only 106 runs. Double feat for Hasan! Becomes 2017?s top bowler, completes 50 ODI wickets Hasan Ali reached 50th wicket of his ODI career by getting Sri Lanka?s Akila Dananjaya caught behind the wickets Sri Lanka were off to a solid start but faltered against a determined Pakistan bowling attack as they lost wickets in quick succession in the middle of the innings. Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga (61) and Niroshan Dickwella (18) put on 59 for the first wicket, but from 102-1 in the 26th over their innings was derailed by Pakistani bowlers. Shadab, man-of-the-match for his 52 not out and 3-47 in the second game on Monday, had Dinesh Chandimal (19) leg-before and Tharanga caught in the deep. Tharanga, who hit a brilliant 112 not out in the previous match, hit five boundaries during his 80-ball knock. Hasan, who had given Pakistan the early breakthrough with Dickwella's wicket, removed Chamara Kapugedera (18), Milinda Siriwardana (two) and Jeffrey Vandersay (nought) to complete 50 wickets in his 24th ODI. The previous record was held by legendary paceman Waqar Younis, who took 27 ODIs to reach the mark. Hasan's previous best bowling figures were 5-38 against the West Indies in Guyana earlier this year. Lahiru Thirimanne (28) and Thisara Perera (38) took Sri Lanka past the 200 mark. Pakistan now have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after winning the first match by 83 runs in Dubai and a 32-run victory in Abu Dhabi. The latest defeat becomes Sri Lanka's 10th in a row. For Pakistan, it was the seventh consecutive win in ODIs and the ninth victory in the last 11 matches. The fourth and fifth ODIs will be played in Sharjah on October 20 and 23. The two teams will also play three T20 internationals, the first two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) and the last in Lahore (October 29).
  20. LONDON: Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT. More than three-quarters of the hedge funds had launched in 2017. A rise from 55 funds on August 29 to 110 funds on October 18 comes as investors pile into the high-performing cryptocurrency market, which has seen a tenfold increase in its value so far this year. Bidding with bitcoin, a world first at Italian auction Bitcoin is not generally recognised as a proper currency although its real world use is constantly increasing A booming Bitcoin rallied to record highs above $5,000 in recent days. Of the 110 funds, 84 were launched in 2017, 11 in 2016 and the remainder previously, according to the data. Assets across the 110 funds rose to $2.2 billion.
  21. Here's some great new for all Mithali Raj fans out there! The young Indian cricket team captain, who led India's cricket team to the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup, in England, earlier this year, has been credited as one of the most influential women in India by the BBC, in their ‘100 most influential women' list. © BBC The list is basically a collection of women, from all over the world, from different walks of life, who have been positive influencers in society. The list is mainly inspired by the BBC 100 Women Challenge and includes women who have tackled some of the biggest problems facing women around the world. The challenge will be held in New Delhi from October 9-13, where a team formed will look into female illiteracy. The challenge is happening all around the world, where different teams are formed to tackle the issues and challenges surrounding the particular place. Other places hosting the 100 Women Challenge are Silicon Valley, where the group will tackle the glass ceiling. Nairobi and London teams will focus on improving safety in public transports and finally Rio's team will work towards sexism in sports (we need a debate or two about that, in India!). It's a moment of pride for us as our very own highest run-scorer in the ODIs is considered as a top influencer along with some more Indian women. The others who made it on the list are – Ira Trivedi: writer, yoga teacher and an activist, Aditi Avasthi: founder and CEO of Embibe, Tulika Kiran: She has been teaching kids at Tihar jail for the past 8 years, Mehroonisa Siddiqui: mother of Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Dr. Urvashi Sahni: Women's right activist and educationist. © Times of India The whole idea of pushing society towards recognising talent amongst women is much needed in the new world order. We're not saying men don't qualify for such a list but more often than not, women are undermined for their achievements in various fields and this list just puts their efforts out there. Women speaking out on issues concerning public spheres and actively working towards rectifying these issues, hence, is a challenge that needs sole recognistion and we're more than happy that the BBC has defined a promising way to do so!
  22. Momina Mustehsan. Pop sensation Momina Mustehsan has made it to BBC?s list of 100 inspirational women of 2017 from across the globe. ?The women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems facing women around the world,? BBC reported. ?Coming together in four teams, the women will create innovate ways to tackle the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, street harassment and sexism in sports.? Mustehsan, a rising star in the world of music from Pakistan, is so far the only woman from the country on the list that has yet to fill 40 spaces. She told the news outlet the quote that helped her most in life: ?It only gets better when you get better.? The 25-year-old singer said she found the quote inside a fortune cookie when she was binge-eating through depression. ?That
  23. Porsche Just Unveiled a Rs. 100 Crore Hybrid Superyacht and it's a Beauty It's safe to say that ‘Porsche' and luxury are synonymous. The name of the brand is enough to make one daydream and swoon over all those cars that we can't afford and probably, will never be able to. The stellar performance and stunning design make a Porsche car a rather farfetched dream for automobile lovers. But it looks like dominating the car world was just not enough for the brand. Studio F.A. Porsche, the automaker's design house decided to take its game a notch further (if that's even possible) by trying its hand at designing a luxury yacht. Collaborating with ‘Dynamiq', a luxury yacht builder, the Porsche Superyacht named GTT 115 will be making its debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show on September 27. The yacht which is luxurious down to a T is being pitched as a ‘Gran Turismo for the seas'. © Dynamiq © Dynamiq The exteriors of the yacht are of course, breathtaking. Elegant, futuristic yet minimal, the yacht has a very peculiar design, "its fluid lines, side contours and balanced proportions recall the drop-shaped, overstretched surfaces of the Porsche 911." Naturally, when you are spending a hefty amount of money on a yacht, you'd expect it to be exactly as per your taste. The press release by the brand states that "sophisticated customers can choose from different color schemes with perfectly coordinated color combinations, as you would expect from vehicle configurators." The hybrid yacht will come in three colors— Carrara White, Rhodium Silver, “Chalk” or special “Monte-Carlo Blue”. © Dynamiq © Dynamiq The first yacht's staterooms will combine Saddle brown and Luxor beige leather with large surfaces of Sahara Noir marble. Italian designer brand Minotti will provide the furniture for the same. Owners will have a choice of three or four staterooms and six crew members can be accomodated. Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov thought long and hard about maximizing space and comfort across the yacht. “We even designed the interior ceiling heights to more than 7 feet, even in the lower deck cabins,” he says. Although we'd have to wait a little more to get a closer look, these few images of the interiors are enough to make us gaga over this hell of a yacht. © Dynamiq © Dynamiq © Dynamiq Coming to the specifications, the length of the yacht is 35 meters and it comes with spacious 16.5 meters sun deck. What's more, it is powered by two 1.650 horsepower MAN V12 engines which deliver 1213kW @ 2300rpm. It also has two 45kW engines and one 25kW, in case the requirement arises. It'll be able to cruise at a speed of 21 knots and has a long range of 3400 nautical miles. The cost, quite expectedly is mind-boggling. It's priced at €13.9 million or $16.7 million or approximately Rs. 95 crore (excluding the taxes). Now if you have that kind of money at your dispense (How though?) and you love spending it on luxurious items like this, you might face some serious competition as only 7 units of this beauty would be produced. And according to the website, it would take approximately 16 months to build one. Now all you have to do is wait till September 27 to witness the launch and feel worse about your monthly salary. In case you want to admire it a little more, watch this video:
  24. Fashion designer Omar Mansoor presented his collection ? ?The New Empire? ? marking 100 years of the Russian Revolution at London Fashion Week over the weekend. Returning to the coveted LFW runway with his 13th collection, Omar Mansoor, in his latest collection, draws inspiration from one of the most radical events in history, with the bespoke eveningwear reflecting the period?s fashion explosion. The beginning of the 20th century saw fashion take a 360-degree turn from exotic dresses to fuss-free, uniform-like attires. Patriotism remained a constant theme and designers seemed to conform to a more conservative, communist code. However, like all changes, this, too, was a gradual process; a natural merging of the old and the new. Omar taps into this transitional period and captures it through a neutral, almost colourless palette accentuated with symbolic, embroidered Faberge eggs motifs. Featuring a range of distinct design translated through a mix of supple fabrics and an array of silhouettes, Omar brings his own fashion spin to the century-old narrative while staying on trend with modern day?s sartorial demands.
  25. Fawad Khan Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan now has another achievement to add to his already overflowing list of accomplishments. The Humsafar star has made it to the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2017, an independent critics list revealed by TC Candler on its official Instagram account. Among others included in the list are George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Hrithik Roshan, Enrique Iglesias, Luke Evans, House?s Jesse Spencer, to name a few. For Fawad Khan, making it to such a list isn?t exactly something new. The actor, who first rose to prominence as the lead singer for alternative rock band EP, was chosen as one of the Top Ten Sexiest Asian Men in a poll conducted by Eastern Eye in 2015. He made his Bollywood debut with Disney?s Khoobsurat alongside Sonam Kapoor, and went on to star in high-profile movies such as Kapoor and Sons and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.