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July 15, 2017

UK acid attack victims demand tougher government action

Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for stricter laws against perpetrators and demanded stringent measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of...

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 ...

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' ...

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