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November 15, 2017

Homeless people in Silicon Valley, US, use a 24 hour bus as a shelter to avoid sleeping on the streets

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 ...

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 ...

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