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
The trailer of the much-awaited Ranveer Singh starrer ' Gully Boy ' just dropped today and has taken the internet by storm. The Zoya Akhtar directorial narrates the story of underground rappers from the slums of Mumbai. Ranveer Singh plays the role of a rapper from the streets. During the trailer launch, the actor had very enthusiastically said that if anyone else would have done the film then he would have died of jealousy. But actor Ranbir Kapoor also stood a chance to star in the Zoya Akhtar film. According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor had reportedly shown interest when Zoya Akhtar was finalizing the cast of her musical film, two and a half years back. However, Ranbir was offered to play second fiddle to Ranveer, who was by that time confirmed to play the lead. Zoya was in no mood to replace Ranveer with Ranbir as there have been some indifferences between the actor and the director in the past. Reportedly, Ranbir took a step back. Earlier, Ranbir was offered to play … [Read more...] about Is this why Ranbir Kapoor reportedly backed out of Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Gully Boy’?
Jake Kanter, provided by Published 3:22 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Reuters Apple is cutting iPhone production by 10% between January and March, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. It is reportedly the second time in two months that Apple has trimmed production plans. The revelation comes just a week after Apple shook global markets with its first earnings warning in nearly 17 years. Apple is cutting its production plan for new iPhones by about 10% between January and March, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday. The company late last month asked its suppliers to produce fewer of its new iPhones than planned in the first quarter of 2019, Nikkei said, citing sources with knowledge of the request. It said the planned production volume for new and old iPhones, including the XS Max, XS, and XR, will fall to between 40 million and 43 million units. This is down on the previous projection of 47 million to 48 million units. Read more: Tim Cook repeats one of … [Read more...] about Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10% after one of the darkest weeks in its history
Video PUBLISHED: 10:59 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:02 09 January 2019 Caroline Culot The new Lidl supermarket in Sprowston Credit: Louisa Baldwin Archant Business writer Caroline Culot enjoys the finer things in life. So with Lidl reporting bumper Christmas sales we sent her to the discount retailer for the first time. Supermarkets are slashing prices in a new year battle for supremacy.The big four – Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda – are spooked by the German invasion of Aldi and Lidl.This Christmas the discounters outperformed the big names and the evidence points to a growing number of middleclass shoppers abandoning the comfort of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose for value.MORE: Two mums launch a new dating service which doesn’t ask you to ‘swipe right’Price comparison: Full EnglishAccording to one poll an incredible two thirds of households visited one of the discount stores before Christmas. But I have … [Read more...] about We sent a reporter to Lidl
Philip Issa, Associated Press Updated 2:36 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan disembark from their aircraft as they arrive in Amman, Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP) less Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan disembark from their aircraft as they arrive in Amman, Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo ... more Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AP Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan disembark from their aircraft as they arrive in Amman, Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour, … [Read more...] about Reports: On Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop