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April 28, 2017

Food bank Britain: Millions at risk of starvation

As much as 1.2 million emergency food bank supplies were given out to hungry families over the past year with the government’s changes to benefits largely blamed for the record-high figures....

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 ...

UK collaborator: BT accused of aiding US drone strikes

A leading human rights group has asked the British government to investigate whether the country’s major provider of telecommunications networks and services, BT, is aiding US drone strikes.According to a complaint filed by Reprieve, BT has built a ...

Celebrity courage and cowardice over Israeli bombardment of Gaza

What do NBA basketball player Dwight Howard, singer Zayn Malik and actress Selena Gomez all have in common?Each one spoke out on Israel’s ongoing bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip. A flood of celebrities, including Rihanna, Amar’e Stoude ...

Publishers 'can beat Google right to be forgotten ruling'

The Surrey Comet is one of several local newspapers to beat the EU’s "right to be forgotten" ruling by running a story about a request to Google to remove this article from search results.The paper revealed on Friday that a mystery person ...

Malaysian Muslims declare jihad on Cadbury over pork-laced chocolate

Enraged Muslims in Malaysia have called for a holy war or Jihad to be waged on Cadbury after traces of pig DNA were picked up in their chocolates. As a result of the complaint, the company has pulled two of its products from Malaysian shop shelves.A group ...

Haitian freedom pioneers to gather for their flag day

All nations hold their flags dear and this is especially true in the case of Haiti. On May 18 1803, after some 12 years of fighting to gain their freedom from enslavement, the various African military leaders in France’s Saint Domingue colony in the ...

Refugee status in Britain 'can make you homeless'

The horrors of being an asylum seeker in the UK are well documented. You're stripped of any purposeful activity, be it work or volunteering. If destitute, as most are, you are reduced to a bare £36.62 a week to live and feed yourself and your fa ...

Anti-surveillance group calls for internet day of action

More than 30 civil liberties groups and tech companies have formed a coalition against internet surveillance and NSA spying, with a "Reset the Net" day of action planned for June 5 to mark a year since Edward Snowden’s leaks.“Don' ...

Repeat offender: Jeremy Clarkson apologises for another racist gaffe

Star of the BBC's internationally popular Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has apologised and "begged for forgiveness" after a clip of him reciting the deeply offensive nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe was published by ...

PR king Max Clifford jailed for sex attacks on girls

Britain's most famous public relations guru to the stars has been found guilty and jailed for eight years for a string of indecent assaults on teenage girls over a period of more than three decades.Max Clifford, aged 71, the king of the slea ...

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