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March 30, 2018

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for...

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 ...

In it together: UK mega rich 'are recession-proof'

Amidst a sea of lost jobs, slashed wages and austerity measures, the super-rich seem super-resistant, with their wealth doubling since the financial crisis, adding $226 billion to their wealth in the last year alone.The Wealth X and UBS Billionaire Census ...

Liver damage screening reduces drinking 'before it's too late'

Screening patients for liver disease in primary care could persuade many people with high-risk drinking behaviour to cut their alcohol intake before they develop irreversible liver damage, researchers have concluded.The Southampton University team said the ...

New figures show Black Americans excluded from top jobs

A review of census data commissioned by the New York Times reveals that the percentage of African-American men and women represented in certain high-ranking professional fields has stagnated over the last two decades. Among other professions, the perc ...

Barclays bank halts its 'trade in hunger'

Campaigners are celebrating the decision by Barclays to bow to pressure from them and end its controversial global speculation on food. The giant multinational bank made up to an estimated £278 million from the trade in 2012, a figure that brings the ...

How the BBC gifted racists more votes

Despite the bumbling, sweating, shifty performance of the leader of the racist British National Party on BBC TV's Question Time polls have shown more people are now supporting the BNP. Opponent Danielle Stacey, who lives in the London borough where they ha ...

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