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February 21, 2017

'How the UK government can hack your personal data'

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government. New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the...

Loneliness 'is really bad for your health'

Feeling isolated can be excruciating, lead to mental health problems and be a cause of premature death. While loneliness can affect anyone at any point in life, it is particularly common among the rapidly increasing population of old people. When you ...

'Donate your unwanted fur and save an animal's life'

Animal rights organisation PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has campaigned over three decades behind the slogan "animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way." Thei ...

Shocking claim: Black contribution to WW2 'not that relevant'

Britain's top media commentator Roy Greenslade attracted a big mailbag of comments on his Guardian blog post about a documentary film that at long last recognises the unsung Caribbean heroes of the Second World War.There were a huge 4670 shares of the ...

Maasai and big game, my safari of a lifetime

It was an intrepid flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara game reserve because our 13-seater single engine Cessna light aircraft tilted sharply to the left to avoid a big bird as we came in to land. I found this out while chatting with the charming, talkative ...

Exploited child labourers face injury and death in Philippines

Child labour abuse is worsening in the Philippines. In 2011, the Philippine National Statistics Office reported that there were 5.5 million working children in the country, 2.9 million of whom were working in hazardous industries such as mining and planta ...

UN report condemns US over police brutality and torture

A United Nations (UN) report has condemned the United States for violating the terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.“The Comm ...

China's last survivors of cruel foot-binding practice

The painful practice of binding young girls' feet seems like an ancient tradition. But photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors in the remote areas of China.In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cit ...

'Voting at gunpoint' - Jaw-dropping media bias on Crimea

Prior to the March 16 referendum, the BBC website reported:"Crimeans will vote on whether they want their autonomous republic to break away from Ukraine and join Russia."The title of the news report indicated the focus: "Is Crimea's ref ...

Countries identified as eight biggest 'enemies of the internet'

International watchdog group Reporters Without Borders has released its annual report on which countries restrict access to the internet through censorship and surveillance.America and the UK achieved the dubious honour of being branded “E ...

US fatcat corporations dodge tax on huge scale

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes ...

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