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Are they apt enough to be considered for Special Forces in the UK?

Well, its a moment of jubilation for 15% feminism living in Great Britain to be considered for some professional they never allowed in past. However, it won’t be facile to overcome prerequisites. They need to be much more brawny and vigorous moreover vulnerable because after all its a special force.

Women will be allowed to join UK Special Forces for the first time, removing the final barrier to women in Britain’s armed forces.

Gavin Williamson has announced that all roles will now be open to both genders in the SAS and SBS.

Speaking at a military training exercise on Salisbury Plain, the defence secretary said: “Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for over 100 years, working in a variety of specialist and vital roles.

“So I am delighted that from today, for the first time in its history, our armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender.”

Match for the ages : Nadal vs Dominic US Open 2018 video highlights


JOHN Millman stunned the tennis world on Tuesday when he sent Roger Federer packing, but Rafael Nadal and Dominic Them upstaged those efforts with the match of the year.

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Nadal vs Dominic Highlights

Their epic encounter finally came to a close when Nadal managed to outlast Thiem in a gruelling fifth-set tie-break and advance 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6.

Thankfully for the Spanish master he’ll now have two days off before he lines up against Argentinian third-seed Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-final.

Fans in attendance and watching around the world couldn’t believe what they were witnessing as the game crept past 2am local time.

Nadal completed the remarkable victory despite being completely blown away in the opening set where he only managed to win a total of seven points.

But as stunning as the contest was, fans were enamoured by the revelation of a bubbling new romance being brought to light.

Spotted in the box of Thiem was Kristina Mladenovic who was eliminated in the second round by Carla Suarez Navarro.

Mladenovic previously sat in the box of Thiem during the French Open and while their romance has been ongoing since last year, many fans only clicked thanks to the prime time slot of the contest.

But while the camera continually panned to Mladenovic cheering on every single Thiem point, she was just one of many big names in the crowd.

The red carpet was rolled out for the contest with the celebrities definitely getting their money’s worth.

Boris should be repentant for his remarks against Muslim women referring them to ‘Letter box & Bank robbers’

Front man of Conservatives leading Brexit Boris Johnson, the former British foreign secretary, is facing anger growing criticism following his remarks about some Muslim women. Boris Jhonson ,The Conservative MP wrote in his recent Telegraph column that Muslim women wearing full-face veils “look like letter boxes” and compared their appearance to “bank robbers”.

The “burka”, he said, is oppressive.

Muslim Conservative peer Lord Sheikh said that Johnson, a high-profile MP and a leading Brexit campaigner, should no longer represent the Conservatives – the UK’s ruling party.

Following the remarks, Muslim Conservative peer Baroness Warsi renewed a call for the Conservatives to conduct an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia in the party.

And Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Johnson to apologise, acknowledging his comments were offensive.

Al Jazeera spoke to four Muslim women about Johnson’s comments and their experiences of wearing the niqab – or full-face veil – in today’s Britain.

‘Boris Johnson is dehumanising me’

Nada UmmNour is a graduate biochemist and is originally Canadian. She has been living in Birmingham, England, for the last four years.

“I’ve faced a lot of harassment for wearing the niqab. I’ve been walking down the street and have had people swear at me and use crude words. One guy – while I was driving, and while he was driving next to me – turned to me and made the gesture of a handgun and pretended to shoot me in the head. It definitely makes me feel scared.

Boris Johnson is just normalising this behaviour. He’s a prominent politician – and a former foreign minister of the country – and he’s literally dehumanising me as a person. Normalising this kind of anti-Muslim hatred is definitely a big deal. But he’s not just mocking the niqab – because the niqab is just clothes – but he’s also mocking the people who wear it. He should apologise for his remarks – but I think the damage is done, especially against the backdrop of rising far-right movements in this country, which make his comments quite dangerous.

I’m not oppressed – because wearing the niqab is my choice. It’s like I have to prove to people I’m not being oppressed. I think it’s a form of misogyny to put a woman in a position where she has to constantly justify her actions. There have been times when I’ve chosen not to wear it because I’m scared of harassment – and I worry for my kids’ safety.”

‘It’s like the whole Donald Trump thing, they have no respect’

Chowdhury is from the East Midlands. She is doing a PhD in forensic psychology.

“I have been wearing the niqab for almost 18 years now. Johnson’s comments just seemed so childish and so ignorant. I found them so immature and completely inappropriate. But my next thought after that was, ‘Right, what’s the backlash going to be? Is it just going to give people an excuse to do what they want?’ It’s like the whole Donald Trump thing – you’ve got one person who has a prominent position so they feel that gives them the right to do what they want – but they have no respect for individuals or people.

I’ve been quite fortunate over the 18 years I’ve worn my niqab – but in the last five years or so, I have had the odd comment here and there, such as the letter-box comment and being compared with a ninja. That’s about as bad as I’ve had it fortunately – but I do know other people who have had much worse experiences.

Nobody should have pressure to conform to a certain way of dressing – it’s all about personal choice. I think there needs to be more interaction between people who are and [who are not] veiled – so I think on our part we need to be doing a bit more. But in Britain today, it’s hard work to wear the veil.”

‘We have a white middle-aged man telling us this is not how we should look’

Sahar Al-Faifi lives and works in Cardiff, Wales.

“I don’t think that I am oppressed. I am a geneticist by training – and last week I passed level one of solo sky-diving to become a licensed sky-diver. I can’t be oppressed if I do all these things. Women have been choosing to wear the veil out of choice for centuries – it’s never been about the Islaminisation of Europe or Britain, it’s just about a woman who chooses to wear a certain piece of fabric to practise her faith.

I’ve been told I’m an f-word bomber, and there was another incident at the hospital site where I work, where I saw two teenagers trying to steal bikes and I attempted to stop them, and straight away they said, ‘You’re an f-ing terrorist, go back to your country’.

It’s very, very painful to hear this because I am from Wales – Wales is part of me and I am part of Wales. I am an active citizen and I contribute to this society and yet people cannot go beyond the face veil I want to wear – not all people but just a minority who happen to be vocal.

I found Boris Johnson’s comments quite insulting and very offensive – because when you describe the Muslim woman as a letter-box, you dehumanise her, and when you describe her as a bank-robber, you are criminalising her. And we are already facing discrimination against our faith, and race and colour – and now we have a white middle-aged man telling us this is not how we should look.”

‘It’s my right to be wearing it’

Shamim is from the West Midlands. She works in the Documenting Oppression Against Muslims (DOAM) project.

“They say he’s a buffoon and quite Donald Trump-like, but Boris Johnson is quite a clever man. So, for him to make comments like that, they may not seem big comments – not as bad as someone like [far-right former English Defence League leader] Tommy Robinson. Johnson’s comments may not seem as direct or as offensive, but his are more detrimental than Tommy Robinson because at least with Tommy Robinson you get what you see, and he makes it quite clear how much he hates Islam.

I’m a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the niqab – and every day I have to plan ahead – ‘Am I going to be attacked today or am I going to be abused today?’ But it’s my right to be wearing it. It’s my right as a woman – and even if your husband tells you to take it off, you could divorce him because that’s your worship to God.

I see myself as a proactive Muslim – but the best thing I ever did in my life was to put on the niqab. I have been wearing it for more than five years but I regret not wearing it earlier.”

Follow Alasdair Soussi on Twitter: @AlasdairSoussi

Check out the list of best online shopping stores 2017

In this digital age, there’s almost no reason to brave long lines and strollers at the mall. Shopping is so much better when done from the comfort of your bed! Check out our list of the very best places to find a new and latest men’s, women’s and kids wear, then just sit back while they come to you.

  1. Ali Express                                                                                                                    Launched in 2010, AliExpress.com is an online retail service made up of small businesses in China and elsewhere offering products to international online buyers. It is owned by Alibaba. AliExpress is the most visited e-commerce website in Russia and was the 10th most popular website in Brazil. It facilitates small businesses to sell to customers all over the world, and, just like Amazon, one can find almost anything for sale. It is more accurately compared to eBay, as sellers are independent, using Aliexpress as a host to sell to consumers and other businesses.



It is an online shop having some expertise in shoes and apparel and it is known as the biggest online shoe store on the planet. It was established in 1999 by Nick Swinmurn and its base camp is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


3. Boohoo.com

In the nine years since its launch, Boohoo has become one of the leading online retailers in providing trend-led fashion for those on a budget. Taking inspiration from celebrity style, Boohoo has won many awards for its price-savvy designs.

4. alibaba.com

It has some expertise in web-based business organizations which depend on the web and is the biggest online business-to-business exchanging stage on the planet particularly for independent ventures. It was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. This site is more known in China and Asia and it furnishes its clients with various highlights, for example, the capacity to look at between items, speedy checkout, secure installment entryway and quick convey of items to their homes.

5. Mr Porter

It is an online retailer that was propelled in 2011 and works in offering what is identified with men’s style including shoes, garments, and accomplices to make you an up-to-date man. You can discover items for significant fashioners, for example, Alexander McQueen and Ray Ban.

6. Etsy

It was propelled in 2005 and is situated in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. This online business site represents considerable authority in offering diverse vintage, high quality, and processing plant fabricated things that you may need, for example, apparel, adornments, workmanship, magnificence items and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. You have likewise the capacity to check top picks that are picked by other Etsy individuals like you.

7. Walmart

It is an American multinational retailer that furnishes you with all that you may need, for example, hardware, computer games, home outfitting, garments, jewelry’, toys, autos, blessings, sports and different things at great costs to address your financial plan and fulfill your issues.

8. Asos

It is the biggest online retail location in the United Kingdom that has some expertise in exhibiting everything identified with magnificence and mold including frill, men’s and ladies’ wear. It causes you to limit your hunt through making utilization of patterns and accumulation includes notwithstanding the capacity to purchase and offer pre-possessed garments through the online commercial center that is displayed to you.

9. eBay

It is a standout amongst the most well known online sale and shopping sites that can be found in the entire world. It was established in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar and is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. It encourages you to purchase and offer diverse items which make this site advantageous for the two purchasers and dealers.

10. Amazon

It is known as the most well known and positioned as the biggest online retailer in the entire world and not simply in the United States. It was established in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. It began as an online bookshop and immediately broadened to offer all that you require. It gives its clients a few highlights, for example, various simple installment strategies, rebates, snappy checkout, quick conveyance and an extensive variety of things at great costs.

15 appalling facts you may need to know

China, well known for its interesting culture, the Great Wall of China, eating with chopsticks, martial arts, and very weird characters for letters that only the Chinese and a handful other people can read. So, what more does this fascinating country have in store for us?

1: Reincarnation

Reincarnation in China’s state administration for religious affairs issued a statement banning reincarnation law stipulates procedures by which to battle Buddhist monks can reincarnate.

2: Death Penalty

According to a data from Amnesty, International China performs thousands of executions.In fact, they execute people more than the rest of the world combined.

3: Gender Imbalance

China has a serious gender Imbalance according to a birth ratio it says that there are 120 boys for 100 girls. In some parts of a country boy to girl birth ratio is 150 to 100.

4: Birth Defects

A report says that 900,000 Chinese children are born with congenital anomalies every year across the country 30 million families have experienced the birth of children with defects.

5: Pollution

A team of researchers found that pollutants from China beat their way to parts of the US. In particular, these researchers found that a number of Asian pollutants in air samples collected in the San Francisco Bay area stood at 29 percent.

6: Animal Testing

China requires testing of imported cosmetic products on animals such as rabbits, mice, guinea pig and rats to ascertain their safety. However, it is not mandatory for locally produced cosmetics undergo animal testing.

7: Word Censorship

China is renowned for being some of the most restrictive media censorship laws. In April 20/13 the state administration of radio, film and television SARFT announced a list of regulations to use of censored words including word censorship itself.

8: Dying Pets

Pets owners in China now dye their pets to look like wild animals such as tigers and pandas.

9: Eating Cats

Chinese eat after 4 million cats every year. Nevertheless, animal rights activists across the country regularly hold protest to condemn such traditions.

10: Messenger Pigeons

During the last quarter of 20/10, the people’s liberation army begun training 10 thousand pigeons to supplement to country’s conventional communication infrastructure in the event of war.

11: Leftover women

Unmarried Chinese women 27 years or older are called leftover women even by China there are a state-run media nevertheless some women are a rebellion against the expectation to get married by opting to remain unmarried.

12: Chopsticks

The cost of 4 million trees is cut down annually to manufacture billions of disposal chopsticks.

13: China’s effect on California weather

Pollution from Asian countries like China could be responsible for the increasingly terrible winters experienced in the US.

14: Nail in Collar

A nail is dangerously hanging in their collars so that Chinese soldiers don’t sleep while on work.

15: Dog Meat Festival

Every year about 10 thousand dogs are slaughtered for consumption during the Dog Meat Festival held in Yulin, Guangxi, China.