The number of casualties in the eight-story building that had collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh last week has increased into at least 400 people.Emergency rescuers are using heavy machinery to recover the dead bodies of the workers who are trapped inside the rubble. Many of the bodies recovered are starting to decompose which were already difficult to recognize. On the other hand, a mass funeral for the 32 unidentified victims was held where dozens of mourners attended.
On a Mass held last Wednesday, Pope Francis criticized the exploitation and “slave labor” referring to the building that collapsed in Dhaka. He stated that the improper wage, lack of jobs, and personal profitable-thinking of the owners is against the law of God. Hundreds of fabric workers in Bangladesh are stating their protests and outrage about the dangerous conditions of their work. Violent encounters with the police has taken place in Dhaka and in the industrial districts near Dhaka since the tragedy happened.
Maj. Gen. Hassan Sarwardy specified that as the trucks carrying the debris leave the area, the relatives of the missing people were frantically searching, making sure that they are not removing the bodies of their family members. Authorities are waiting for the reports of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association on the exact number of employees who are inside the five clothing factories in Rana Plaza before the catastrophe happened. According to the Bangladesh State News Agency at least 412 dead bodies were recovered whereas 2,443 people were saved
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Kashmir which caused the death of one person and at least 59 are wounded, based on the government’s statement. Administrative buildings including several public establishments were smashed, mostly in the three steep districts of Doda, Kishtwar, and Ramban which is nearer to the quake’s epicenter in the border with the nearby eastern state of Himachal Pradesh.
According to the reports given by the U.S. Geological Survey the average of the earthquake’s magnitude is at 5.7. And its epicenter is located about 10.6 miles (17 kilometers) northeast of Bhadarwah in India and hit 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) underground. According to the statement of the government, a senior official administers the emergency assistance and rescue operations of the victims. A victim injured seriously was brought to the main city in Jammu to seek medical help.
Statements aforesaid that blankets and tents are given to the affected destitute individuals. Officials of the government were also asked to assist homeless people in halls and other administrative buildings unaffected by the quake. Recently the U.S Geological Survey reported two average earthquakes in Kashmir, without damages and casualties recorded. In 2005, an earthquake with a 7.8-magnitude caused the death of thousand individuals, with dozens injured and a number of properties destroyed in the Indian and Pakistani parts of Kashmir.
North Korea has changed a missile with is now a long range ballistic missile considered to the east coast, according to South Korea’s foreign minister. Kim Kwan-jin made concerns that the missile might target US mainland, and North Korea’s intentions were not yet clear. North Korea’s capital, Pyong yang renewed threats of having a nuclear strike against US, though its missile is not carrying any nuclear warheads.
US make a response to North Korea by moving missile defense shields to Guam. Meanwhile, Russia said that the attempt of Pyongyang’s “violate decisions of the UN Security Council are unacceptable. The experts did not believe that North Korea has the capacity to launch a missile at the US. The US response has been a reassurance for its allies and defensive precautions, including warships deployment having anti-missile capabilities. Other anti-missile for defense in the region are also being used, which gives a message to Beijing that if Pyongyang remains to stay with this situation, anti-missile system will only be productive.
According to the foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, “”This radically complicates, if it doesn’t in practice shut off, the prospects for resuming six-party talks,”. This involves North and South Korea, US, Russia, China, and Japan. Japan was said to cooperate with US and South Korea to monitor North Korea’s next move. North Korea conducted test-fired missiles and other nuclear weapons. The US Department of Defense said a deployment would occur on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System to the country of Guam. Because of the angered statements, North Korea also shut down phone lines between Seoul and Pyongyang.
The famous South African Athlete Oscar Pistorius who was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is no allowed to travel abroad. The judge has lifted the athlete’s travel ban allowing him to fly to other countries outside South Africa. The judge said on a statement that they are allowing Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer to have his passport instead of the court taking it. This has also given the athlete his right to travel.
The Judge, Bert Bam did not find any reason of forbidding him to travel outside South Africa when the athlete will be asked to compete. The court has issued the athlete to give his itinerary details one week before he travels. He was also asked to give all his travel documents to his lawyer within the span of 24 hours when he will get back to South Africa. Aside from allowing Mr. Pistorius to travel, he can also drink alcohol and is allowed to go home to the place where his girlfriend died or the exact location where the crime occurred.
The Judge said that before the athlete was not allowed to go back to the scene of the crime and is asked to report to the police station twice in a week. This was indicated in a court order that was signed by the athlete. A new order that was released by the magistrate was considered to be good news for the legal team of the athlete. When the travel ban was lifted it also allows the famous Olympic athlete to join competitions outside the country even when he was still on trial.
North Korea has been considering the United States to be its enemy ever since the news about the sanctions addressed to the North came along their way. It was recently reported that a propaganda video was released by North Korea. The said video contains the pictures missile attack of the North to the United States. To be more specific the video has shown how the attack would destroy government building in the U.S.
South Korea has given this report saying that the North has been giving more threats to the country. The video that ran for 4 minutes was uploaded last Monday in the North Korean’s Youtube channel or their government’s website called Uriminzokkiri. The video was described to have shown clips on weapons like guns that were firing. Even before the video ends, the footage was showing the White House and the U.S. capitol exploding. With the posted threat of the North to its enemy, the United States, still analysts have predicted that North Korea is not that capable to launch and target missiles to their enemy.
The U.S. Defense Secretary already announced plans to protect the country by deploying interceptors in the West Coast. The U.S. officials also do not believe that North Korea can strike their country but despite this belief the U.S would not be complacent, according to the Defense Secretary. He added that the U.S. will be ready and will improve its ability to defend itself from any attacks. It was also reported that the recent video posted was not the 1st propaganda of North Korea against the U.S.
Manpower, an employment group in the UK reported that there were over 20,000 job openings to deal with the number of claims for mis-sold PPI. The giant and well known banks in the United Kingdom have opened its doors to employing more people. The instant boom of the numerous jobs was due to the ongoing issue on PPI mis-selling and the interest rate swaps. Two big banks like Lloyds and Barclays already increased the amount of money to be used for the PPI claims. It was already reported before that the banks have set aside and amount of £17 Billion allocated for the PPI claims.
The Managing Director of Manpower’s UK, Mr. Mark Cahill told BBC during an interview that the said 20,000 jobs exclude the job of the workers to ensure that regulations are met. He also said that not only the banks hired more employees to tackle the issue but also including the Office of the Financial Ombudsman. They have been recruiting more employees. It is also believed by the Manpower that the private sector will have a slow hiring rate compared to the public sector for the coming months.
It was reported that working on the PPI claims would entail a greater task. The Manpower said that thousands will be employed to slowly tackle every customer’s claim from the overdue mis-sold PPI. The said jobs will focus mostly on how to solve and arrange the claims of every affected customers of their own bank. According to Mr. Cahill, most of the jobs that were created were a result of the mis-selling.
There has been an increasing rate of medical negligence in hospitals. This is considered a troubling case that Medical Centers are facing. When this occurs, the only way a patient can have justice is through making a compensation claim for medical negligence. According to the Chief Executive if the Law Society of England and Wales, Desmond Huston, it is the only way the patient can get justice when he or she would be a victim of medical negligence.
In April last year the risk has already increased to £18 Million. The concerned officials say that this was caused by the “No win, No Fee” for the cases. On the contrary, there are others who said that it is because of the life expectancy which is already increasing and the modern machines that are capable of curing the sickness of patients. Every citizen in the United Kingdom is entitled to make his or her own claim if they have been affected. This right should be known to all the citizens. There might be others who are unaware about the claim or how to make a claim.
The medical board is the one responsible to check on the claim on medical negligence. It is also a huge responsibility for the board to make the patient feel better or be in better shape. They would make it possible to provide the necessary equipment and new technology that is said to be expensive. Government would not put the blame on the no win, no fee cases. Mr. Huston also stressed out that every citizen deserves to be compensated if ever they experience medical negligence. To make your claim for any accident or injury that was not your fault, go to PerfectClaims.co and seek help.
Most of the time, the University dormitories are strict when it comes to the student’s safety and protection. There are some dormitories who implement curfew among its students to refrain them from going home late and disturbing others. Since a dormitory is located inside the University campus it is safe for the students to roam inside since security is always provided in school as most of the parents trust the safety of their children to the school.
A student was shot outside the University’s residence hall in the Coastal Carolina University. The student was a resident of Bennettsville and was living in the dormitory inside the campus. Anthony Darnell Lindell who was 19 was shot dead by an unidentified shooter who was on board a vehicle when the incident happened. The local police in South Carolina are still searching for the suspect.
A college in South Carolina was also closed early while the police was still searching for the shooter. The Coastal Carolina University still had classes amidst the incident but they have been providing students the availability of University counselors. The case of Mr.Lindell was still investigated and the school has tightened their security after the said incident.
The Coastal Carolina University has 9,000 students and the school officials would try their best to protect every student enrolled in the University. Gun violence in the U.S. has been a very hot issue and a lot of those family members who are concerned with their children’s lives often seek for certain law to be implemented in the use of guns in the United States.
An alarming incident occurred in the airport of Brussels. After the passengers were ready to board the plane that was scheduled to fly to Zurich a commotion took place even before the airplane took off. The short flight to Switzerland did not make it due to chaos that sparked panic among the passengers and the plane’s crew. The cargo of the airplane was loaded with diamonds and this was the reason that a number of 8 unidentified men who dressed like they were policemen stopped the plan and the accompanying vehicles rushed automatically to where the diamonds were placed.
The incident happened at around 8:00 in the evening. The pilot of the plane was at shocked after the said masked men hurriedly went into the cargo of the plane. There were no casualties and the masked men did not used gun. They have taken away the diamonds that amounted to $50 million. Investigations then took place right after the alarming incidents and authorities concluded that the said robbery was planned well by the gunmen.
Airport security was also tightened after the said incident. There were no reports on how the robbers knew that the diamonds was in the plane and was to be shipped to Zurich, Switzerland. A safety regulation was questioned after the said incident and the it was also not sure if only diamonds were taken because the cargo also had gold on it. The authorities have also labeled the scene professionally done. The robbers themselves knew a lot about the shipment and targeted the said airplane that would deliver the diamonds.
The Pope is one of the religious icons that are known in the world. A lot of people, mostly Roman Catholics were known who their Pope was. From the death of Pope John Paul II and the announcemnt of the new Pope, the world was watching. It came to the news that Pope Benedict steps down and leaves his duties as Pope. The Pope’s announcement came as a surprise to a lot of concerned people, especially the catholics. There were varied comments from the people who saw a lot of updates on the announcement of the Pope. Others were saddened and some wish the Pope well.
There were statements that said the Pope made one of the bravest decisions to admit that he could no longer fulfill his duties and will not be able to continue his task due to his retirement as Pope. There were also versions of the news that detailed the reason why the Pope was leaving the office. One of which was directed to the Pope’s health condition.
After the annoucnement of Pope Benedict, many were already speculating on the possible Cardinals that will replace the Pope. News articles giving off some list of possible prospects to be elected as Pope and will succeed Pop Benedict. There were predictions that the new Pope will be a non-European Pope. The College of Cardinals is yet to convene about the matter and is open to the said possibility. Whatever the result is they are also positive that the Pope’s legacy will continue. The announcement from the Vatican is one of the shocking and stunning news.