Category: General News

Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar

Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar. BBC News – Home

‘Ice Maiden’ team celebrates ski record

The women, who are all part of the British Army, completed their challenge in two months. BBC News – Home

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

At least four gunmen launched the attack on Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. BBC News – Home

Readers write: An about-face in reaction to sexual harassment, coverage of international news, books that matter, original and fresh story

Regarding the Dec. 7 Monitor Daily article “Franken resignation shows Democrats’ line in the sand”: No woman should have to put up with unwanted sexual advances, either verbal or physical, even though such behavior has been prevalent for decades. Women have had to walk on eggshells, in fear of losing their jobs for reporting sexual harassment. Hurray for women, who have risen to the occasion and come together in efforts to put an end to sexual harassment. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed Kurds in Afrin, opening a new front in the Syrian conflict. BBC News – Home

Cutting off communication, no more street protests, improving Parliament, projections for India

“Connections and conversations matter all year round, so it is easy to understand why some people became frustrated after learning that Skype had been blocked in the [United Arab Emirates],” states an editorial. “The move, made a fortnight ago, is the second time the service has been suspended and follows a period of confusion over the regulations…. In a country where internet usage exceeds 90 per cent of the population, being part of a global conversation means being connected…. Open and smart communication channels will be a vital factor in building smarter cities. “One … disruptive technological influence in recent ... Read more

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services. BBC News – Home