Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image caption Suhail and Riza met on a holiday in Pakistan Irena said: “As he’s growing up he’s forgetting her so we have to remind him all the time on Skype or on email or WhatsApp – ‘that is your mother’. He doesn’t realise that at all.” The family had to mark Umair’s first birthday without his mother: “I cried my eyes out. I really, really cried because she wasn’t there to have a look at his first birthday,” …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Gilli’s other children – including Niamh’s twin, Zach – were at school or college. But through the blur of upset and sorrow, Gilli knew one thing clearly: she wanted to donate Niamh’s eyes, the only part of the little girl unaffected by disease. Organ donation is very important to Gilli’s family – as a baby, one of Niamh’s brothers had a heart transplant after contracting a serious chest infection. She needed to act fast. By 5pm she was in …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… death is ruled a homicide, in cases where it is related to a public health threat, and when a “child death appears natural and occurs suddenly when in good health.” The Warmbier family has not said why they objected to an autopsy, but Wecht said some families cite religious reasons, overwhelming grief or a desire to more quickly move on. “It’s not that I’m insensitive or indifferent to family objections,” Wecht said. “When I was coroner, for 20 …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

… things happened to the student while he was held there. In a written statement, Trump said, “Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing.There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life.Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.” “Otto’s fate deepens my administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling …

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London fire: Syrian victim Mohammed Alhajali family ‘can come to UK’ – BBC News

June 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVictim’s brother recounts final call: “He said: ‘Why did you leave me?’.” Arrangements will be made for the family of one of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire to travel from Syria to the UK for his funeral, the Home Office has said. Mohammed Alhajali, who was 23, was the first victim to be named. The Syrian refugee came to the UK in 2014 and studied civil engineering. A total of 58 people are …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump released a 98-page financial disclosure form Friday, detailing the broad outlines of his wealth but still leaving a number of unanswered questions about the specifics of not only Trump’s income but also the details of his vast holdings. Trump raked in $288 million from his golf courses alone; he made at least $37 million from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort and a frequent weekend stomping ground for the first family. The big problem with financial …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… Media captionOne eyewitness said he saw people blinking lights within the building Housing minister Alok Sharma said the government was working with the local authority to ensure that “every single family will be rehoused in the local area”. On Thursday, officials said 35 people remained in hospital – 15 of whom were in a critical condition. An emergency number – 0800 0961 233 – has been set up for anyone concerned about friends or family. More From this …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans Before the fall, a new government funding crisis is expected which will fray tempers and will leave the good feelings of Thursday night a distant memory. And even as most of Washington avoided new battles Thursday out of deference to Scalise and the others injured, Trump was settling old scores, in a furious reaction to the widening scope of the Russia investigation. “Why is that Hillary Clinton’s family and Dems dealings with …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… law, according to the news release. Ali Al-Dilami served five months of a one-year sentence for an assault that happened 17 years ago and his record was later expunged, according to the complaint filing. Al-Dilami — who has a history of mild heart attacks, according to his family — had a seizure when officials arrested him. He was initially hospitalized, but now awaits his fate in a detention center in Youngstown, Ohio. …

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Borough Market opens after London Bridge terror attack – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… of condolence have also been left on a wall at the south end of the bridge Staff at one restaurant in the market, which will be reopening on Wednesday lunchtime, said they had “emerged from a tough time as a stronger family”. Workers in the El Pastor were hailed as heroes for throwing objects at the terrorists as they burst in during the attack. In a post on the restaurant’s Instagram page, they said “the kindness and bravery shown by individuals and groups on the the …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Latinos thrive in radio and TV despite Trump

June 11, 2017

… “Modern family.” Latino acting leads have grown substantively in the area of scripted dramas. Wilmer Valderrama’s standout performance as the self-assured and cocky Nick Torres on the 14th season of CBS’s “NCIS” the second-longest-running US prime-time television scripted series — reflects the cumulative advancement that Latinx actors have made on many top-billed television shows across networks, cable and streaming services. Last week, actress …

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Election 2017: What CAN’T you do in a polling station? – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… and cons of a certain candidate you must do so outside. Neither can people distribute party leaflets or other literature in the polling station. Anyone seen doing so will be asked to take them outside. Can members of the Royal family vote? Image copyright Getty Images Can I bring my children to show them how it works? Of course. Polling station staff are expected to be welcoming to under-18s so as not to put off the voters of tomorrow. In exceptional cases where there are large numbers of …

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London attack: Police ‘know identities of killers’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chrissy Archibald moved to Europe to be with her fianc The first victim of the attack has been named as Canadian national Chrissy Archibald. A statement from her family said she had worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fianc. A French national was also killed in the attack, according to foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. What we know so far World leaders condemn incident Timeline of British terror attacks London …

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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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Zoo tiger death: Victim named as Rosa King – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… Ares the cheetah, and Blizzard and Ladybelle, her beloved tigers.” ‘Heard her scream’ Peter Davis, who was at the zoo with his family, said he had heard a “commotion” near the enclosure where Ms King was attacked. “There was a guy at the enclosure where the incident happened and he came running past me. He was taking photographs so he ran off to get some help for something, we didn’t know what. “The next minute half a dozen zoo keepers came running …

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

May 30, 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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Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

… Live that he killed a student in a car crash when he was 17 years old. The accident happened while he was on his way home from a concert in London. The police did not press charges after an investigation. Mr Bartley, who apologised to the victim’s family after attending an inquest, which recorded a verdict of accidental death, said he “felt so responsible, so guilty” about what had happened and that it had turned his life upside down. But he added that it was also one of the …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Family’s tribute to ‘just lovely’ Nell – BBC News

Fourteen searches are being carried out and 11 men remain in custody on suspicion of terror offences. The UK’s threat level has been reduced from critical to severe and police are guarding events across the country throughout the bank holiday weekend. ‘Loved life’ In the statement, the Jones family said: “Our Nell was just lovely. She was top class, she was clever and she was fun. She would have a go at anything and just loved life. “She had her dad and her …

May 28, 2017
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Learn how to turn your setbacks in business into long-term success feat. Barbara Corcoran

… i’m just not a believer in it. If you look at every successful person [in] every walk of life, (and i’m not just talking about business) you’ll see that they have certain gifts that they really have learned how to blow up, emphasize and use in their every day life. I happen to know really clearly what my gifts are. I happen to know also what i’m just terrible at, and if you leave the terrible things to grow whatever you’re trying to grow (whether family or …

May 28, 2017
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Open letter to Ariana Grande from a dad of three fans will make you cry

A father of three Ariana Grande fans has penned an open letter to the pop star, offering some “redneck love from a daddy of daughters” following the heartbreaking events at Manchester arena. SEE ALSO: Why Ariana Grande’s music is so important The letter by Patrick Millsaps from Georgia, U.S. has since gone viral, gaining almost 20K retweets and over 40K likes. “I am the father of three daughters ages 13, 12 and 12. So, you have been a part of our family for …

May 27, 2017
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Manchester Attack: Eilidh MacLeod’s family pays tribute – BBC News

The MacLeod family also released a number of pictures of Eilidh. “Eilidh and Laura were so excited about going to the concert together but what should have been the perfect ending to a fantastic trip ended so tragically,” they said. “We continue to have Laura and her family in our thoughts and pray that she makes a full recovery.” The MacLeods said losing Eilidh was “undoubtedly the most difficult time of our lives” but messages of support from …

May 27, 2017
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Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

… allure clearly had an impact on her smitten lover because after a five-year fling, the pair bucked the trend and wed. As a wedding present, he bought her the extravagant Chateau du Barry near Paris, the former home of a mistress of King Louis XV, which Josephine later went on to immortalise on canvas. Though they had their home in France, the pair regularly visited John’s family estates in County Durham, where the couple decided to leave their legacy – the Bowes Museum. They had a …

May 27, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… “When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. “ ‘Absolutely terrifying’ Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise,” she told BBC Radio Manchester. “The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a …

May 24, 2017
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