Nearly half of UK Tories believe Islam is 'threat to British way of life'
Almost half ofConservativeParty members believe that Islam is "a threat to the British way of life", according to a new poll, confirming that Britain’s leading party appears to have aproblem with Islam.Anti-racism campaigners Hope Not Hate commissioned a YouGov poll in order to measure anti-Muslim sentiments among Conservative members, given the recent spat of accusations against Boris Johnson's party.The poll found that forty-seven per cent of Conservative members who were surveyed feel Islam is "generally a threat to the British way of life".A majority of those surveyed, fifty-seven per cent...
Gulf News: 42 years of listening, respecting and talking to readers
I remember a time when life was simpler, days shorter and communities smaller. But, through all that time I was consistent in my pursuit of being a journalist because, to me, they have always given voice to those who are not heard.My earliest memory of a newsroom is discussing stories and debating ideas with other journalists. And, I used to enjoy that process immensely. Decades have passed, and it continues to be one of my treasured things to do as the Editor-in-Chief of Gulf News. Why? Because that is the beating heart of the newsroom, just as its readers are.Debate is necessary, discussion ...
Deepika Padukone: What to know about her life, new drug investigation
If Bollywood is one of India’s ultimate soft powers, then movie sweetheart Deepika Padukone plays a significant part in shaping public opinion in a subtle and nifty way.The actress has always been on the public’s radar and a media mainstay, right from her star-fuelled Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite actor Shah Rukh Khan in the reincarnation drama ‘Om Shanti Om’, to her decision to speak openly about her battle with depression. But today, one of Bollywood highest paid actresses has caught the collective fascination and imagination of Indians worldwide for a darker issue: her inclusion in the d...
Solo adventure: In 'Windbound' you hunt and sail for your life
(dpa) — A relaxing holiday it isn't — in "Windbound" the player becomes Kara, a young woman shipwrecked on an island who has to fight for survival against wild animals, evil monsters and many other dangers.There's no-one else on the island and if you want to know why, you have to investigate ruins and listen to the ghostly whispers carried by the wind.But your main focus is on survival. For example, you need to have a suitable shelter every night because of the many dangerous nocturnal animals roaming about.During the day, Kara goes from hunted to huntress. She pursues animals with a bow and a...
US capital starts to come back to life after virus shutdown
Washington (AFP) - Life is slowly restarting in Washington as many major attractions, including the Washington Monument, begin to reopen after a six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Washington Monument, built in 1886 in honor of the first US president George Washington, will open from October 1, the National Park Service announced Monday.Visitors must reserve tickets online, masks will be mandatory and elevator capacity is limited to eight people. Once at the observation deck, visits are limited to 10 minutes per group.Restrictions against the coronavirus vary by state, and ev...
Pa. mother and daughter get life in prison after admitting murder of 5 relatives, including 9-year-old twin girls
PHILADELPHIA — More than 18 months after they were found lying in a cramped apartment amid the bodies of their relatives, a Pennsylvania mother and daughter on Monday pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in a deal that will imprison them for life but spare them the possibility of the death penalty.Capping a bizarre murder saga, Shana and Dominique Decree entered their pleas in the Doylestown courtroom of President Judge Wallace H. Bateman, who told the two the harm they caused was “unimaginable.”“This is horrible and tragic, because I do believe the two of you have expressed ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town
Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed aTurkishtown whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew inglobal tourists.The dust settling from the hammering of construction sites around the Tigris River lake outlines the makings of a brand new city, with an unfinished bazaar and roads that are all works in progress.But trader Abdurrahman Gundogdu worries whether the new version of Hasankeyf in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast will ever recapture the magic it had before the Ilisu Dam erased the original town that stood here for 12,000 years."I'm making ...
How relying on her faith has worked for Moira Dela Torre
Moira Dela Torre took on many leaps of faith in her young life and has never been sorry for these.The singer spoke about how her life has changed drastically over the past three years, and how she has experienced “miracles,” as per her Instagram post yesterday, Sept. 27.“I took this photo [three years] ago w/ this caption. [Three] years later, a career happened, I got engaged, I got married and we bought our first home,” she recalled. Her post showed the photo of a mug and a Bible.“I remember my [second] month there, I had no idea where I was gonna get the money for rent. But God always provid...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Military retires 256 soldiers, prepares 76 for post-service life
After 35 years of service to the nation, 256 Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the military were on Friday retired in a colourful celebration.Their retirement followed several months of courses on reintegration to civil life, entrepreneurship and other skills acquisition programmes at the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi in Lagos.The retirees, who were drawn from the Nigerian Army (NA), Nigerian Navy (NN) and Nigerian Air Force (NAF), were hosted to a combined passing out ceremony with 26 Generals and 47 mid-level officers who underwent management and entrepreneurship courses...