HomeTopicsFunny

General News

...

February 20, 2017

'Britain's chaotic and humiliating welfare system is broken'

The Conservative MP Tim Laughton tweeted that his night at the BAFTA ceremony on February 12 had been ruined by “the usual predictable drivel from Ken Loach in his own La La Land...

'Facts behind epidemic of heroin addiction gripping US'

America’s upsurge of heroin and prescription-pain-reliever addiction has become a major issue in the 2016 elections.It’s worse than ever: Deaths from overdoses of opioids (the drug category that includes heroin and prescription analgesics such ...

Shocking death rate of mentally ill in police custody

People with mental health concerns in the UK are four times more likely to die as a result of police force than other individuals, damning new research has found.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) study, due to be published on Tuesday ...

'Russia's anti-gay law could ban holding hands in public'

In a bid to defend what they say are traditional values, lawmakers in Russia will consider the country's most aggressive anti-gay legislation in recent memory this week: a ban on public displays of affection among gays that could punish ...

Record number of Jews fleeing Europe for Israel

Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a leading nonprofit group said Thursday, as France's beleaguered Jewish community grapples with whether to refrain from donnin ...

EXCLUSIVE - Lonely death of ‘abandoned’ council tenant to be probed

Town hall chiefs have launched an urgent investigation to find out why it took almost two months before an elderly tenant was found dead in his home despite housing officials being alerted by a neighbour in November he had gone missing.Police discovered t ...

It's global: Journalists risking death to carry on reporting

Recently Islamic State in Raqqa sent an ominous message to an exiled Syrian journalist. Tell us who is filing covertly from the occupied city, the terrorists warned, or we will execute your father. The editor refused to name names. His father was shot to ...

Nigeria's shocking trade in baby trafficking grows

Eze, as we’ll call him, is an agent involved in Nigeria’s infamous baby factories.In a local restaurant in Nigeria’s south eastern city of Enugu, dozens of people gather every evening to eat the city’s popular goat-meat pepper soup ...

Junk food giant's attacks on staff damage its image

McDonald’s, that once-great American symbol of ingenuity and ruthless efficiency, is having some major difficulties, as its plummeting profits and recent C-suite shake up can attest. But while the fast-food monolith’s biggest problems used to ...

I'm a vaquita, please help me

My name is Vaquita 97. Few people have heard of me and fewer people have seen me. In order for you to imagine me, I’ll say I look like a dolphin but smaller, I’m a marine porpoise.Some say I could be a panda of the sea, because I have black ci ...

Journalists' secret sources under threat from UK police

British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being “privileged” and protected under common law.According to jour ...

Pages