THE Chuckle Brothers was a perfect nickname for the launch of DUP-Sinn Féin government - not because of the chuckling, which was always rare and strange, but because of the catchphrase "to me, to you"[...] This story is for Premium subscribers only Registered users get 5 regular articles & 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Newton Emerson: Chuckle Brothers politics means ‘to me, to you’ rates rises
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By Asra Siddiq Sulemany Published: January 9, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Do I fulfil mine and my dad’s wishes or live up to society’s criteria? PHOTO: VECTOR STOCK I was told to walk straight, shoulders back and, in short, not like a man. I often talk with a natural deep voice and receive raised eyebrows in return. I have 80% male friends with whom I can just be myself and say “Aur jani, chai scene on?”. At least they create less drama in my life. I know how the clutch and gear works in a car and I am pretty quick at learning all the technical stuff (call me when your car gets too hot to handle). I am against the idea of sitting in front of aunties who expect me to be nicely dressed and well mannered, just perfect for their nikhattu boys who I will be expected to fix for the rest of my life. I am against the idea of only the daughter-in-law/wife cooking and not the husband/son, “Beta larkiyon ki chutti nai hoti, … [Read more...] about #AqalOverShakal: Why is society suffocating me?
A Saudi citizen who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia reportedly passed a UN refugee evaluation which means she can’t be sent home. Rahaf al-Qunun barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room,documented on a viral Twitter page. She says her family thinks of her as a slave, and will kill her for renouncing Islam. The UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees granted her official refugee status on Wednesday, according to the Guardian and BBC. Refugee status means the UN thinks a person’s fears are well-founded. International law means such people cannot be sent back to the place they are fleeing. Australia said it will now decide whether to grant al-Qunun asylum. A Saudi teen who locked herself in a Bangkok hotel room to escape family who she says “consider me as property” has reportedly been judged to be a legitimate refugee by the UN. This would mean that she can’t be sent back to them. Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, flew to Thailand on Saturday … [Read more...] about Saudi teen who barricaded herself in Bangkok airport to escape family who ‘consider me as property’ has reportedly passed a test that means she can’t be sent back
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff January 09, 2019 Here are two things President Trump left unsaid during his first prime-time Oval Office speech on Tuesday night that were important: The partial shutdown of the federal government will continue for quite some time and “Republicans, please stick with me.”On Saturday, the current shutdown will become the longest in American history. Instead of announcing a compromise or even the highly controversial end run of announcing a national emergency, Trump, over the course of his speech, reiterated the same points the Republican has been making since the shutdown began. Then the Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reiterated their same positions. Advertisement While national networks cut into their programming, the reality was more like a typical presidential weekly radio … [Read more...] about Trump’s real message may have been ‘Republicans, please stick with me’