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The new ideology of race: and what's wrong with it
America's problem with racism can be divided into two parts. One contains all the myriad injustices that still blight African-American lives a century and a half after the end of slavery. The other is the way that factions on the right e...
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Will the BBC become a victim of its own bias?
The BBC is losing me. It’s a sudden estrangement and an unwelcome one but I can’t seem to shake it off. The cause is the Corporation’s coverage of this thing that is happening that we still don’t have a name for but definitely should not...
North Korea warns UK will ‘pay price’ for brazen sanctions, and calls it ‘US puppet’
North Korea has warned the UK will pay a price for its “despicable political scheme” to impose sanctions on its government ministries, and recommends London stops “blindly” following Washington’s lead.
5 killed, dozens of firearms seized in hostage situation & violent shootout at South African church (PHOTOS)
Multiple police officers and members of South Africa’s defense forces have been deployed to deal with a hostage drama that saw at least five people killed and 30 arrested in the small town of Zuurbekom on Saturday.
Britain’s morality-preaching sanctions list immediately made worthless by pandering to warmongering Saudi Arabia
Britain unveiled its version of the so-called Magnitsky laws, preaching human rights and justice, but then took all the shine off by resuming arms sales for Saudi Arabia’s illegal war on Yemen.
UK ditches Blair's 50% university graduate plan. Maybe now we can get the skilled elite we'll need after Covid
After more than 20 years of shoehorning young adults into time-wasting and inappropriate degree courses, the 50% target has been binned and Tony Blair’s dream of colleges churning out liberal Labour voters is finally dead.
The tech cold war is hotting up TikTok and the Sino-American tech split
Over the past few years countless predictions have been made that the global technology industry will suffer a painful rupture because of tensions between America and China. Real damage has been surprisingly hard to spot. Last year Apple...
You Can Bet on Who Will Be Named First by Ghislaine Maxwell in Federal Epstein Case - See Full Odds
Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested as part of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking federal case. Odds on who she could implicate in testimony are out.
UK government to invest £170,000 in elite sex-parties firm, with taxpayer holding equity stake – media report
A sex-party company that hosts orgies for the rich and famous around the world is to receive a huge cash injection from the UK government via its pandemic assistance scheme – with the taxpayer set to gain a stake, reports say.
NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week
New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle - while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay.
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What is Signal (WhatsApp secure-alternative), and why is it suddenly popular in Hong Kong?
The messaging app saw a surge in downloads after a new national security law came into force. End-to-end encryption is a key feature of the privacy-conscious app
Older non-white men with prior illness at much higher risk of Covid-19 death, British study finds
People from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are much more likely to have ‘bad outcomes’ from the disease but researchers say it’s not clear why. The Hong Kong government has tightened guidelines for aged care facilities following a...
UK economy to slump over 10%, debts to surge: Moody's
Britain will suffer the sharpest peak-to-trough economic slump of any major economy this year, rating agency Moody's warned on Friday, and the coronavirus crisis will push up national debt as a share of GDP by nearly a quarter.
WHO warns coronavirus is 'getting worse' as quarantine is relaxed
The World Health Organisation has warned that the coronavirus pandemic has yet to reach its peak – as lockdown measures continue to be relaxed.
Boy, 7, sent Queen a 'happiness word search' in case she was lonely in lockdown
A schoolboy sent the Queen a word search in case she is feeling ‘sad or lonely’ during lockdown.
‘How Islam moderated slavery’: BBC blasted for piece explaining the ‘nice’ way to treat humans as property
In the current climate of heightened racial tensions, marked by worldwide protests and the tearing down of colonial-era statues, it has emerged that not all slavery was created equal – at least, according to the BBC.
Hundreds of UK police officers have convictions for serious crimes including assault and drug possession – media report
Over 200 serving law enforcement officers in the UK have convictions for assault, drug possession and burglary, according to a report. It comes after a London Met police officer was charged with a series of terrorism offenses.
These Black Influencers Saw Their Followings Explode After The Black Lives Matter Protests. Now They Want To See Lasting Change.
BuzzFeed News spoke in depth with three Black influencers about adjusting to their new audiences and how white influencers and followers can ensure lasting change comes to the industry.
Cuomo and Lemon on people vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural: This is just wrong
CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon react to a video of two people painting over a California community's Black Lives Matter mural. The two people in the video are now facing a hate crime charge.
How Twitter Evolved From Startup To President Trump’s Megaphone
Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of a failed San Francisco Internet radio startup. Since then, it’s become a megaphone for the president, a tool for social change and a running log for recording our global history.
The Defense Industry Profits From Militarizing The Police, While The Black Community Paying For It With The Lives
The defense industry has become a major player in the domestic homeland security market, estimated to be worth over $20 billion in goods and services. Their contributions play a major role in maintaining a steady flow of militarized equi...
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's Ex-Girlfriend, Denied Charges That She Helped Him Sexually Abuse Girls
Attorneys for Maxwell, a British socialite who had a relationship with Epstein in the '90s, argued that she had not spoken to him for more than 10 years.
WHO believes that the coronavirus pandemic can still be controlled
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it is still possible to control the coronavirus epidemic, although the number of cases has more than doubled in the last six weeks.
China detects coronavirus in shrimp packaging from Ecuador
China announced on Friday that it discovered traces of coronavirus in shrimp packaging from Ecuador, in a context of concern about imports of frozen products.
COVID-19 Cases Are Rising, So Why Are Deaths Flatlining?
The gap between soaring cases and falling deaths is being weaponized by the right to claim a hollow victory in the face of shameless failure. What’s really going on?
The fatal mistakes which led to lockdown
Over the past few weeks, my sense of the surreal has been increasing. At a time when rational interpretation of the Covid data indicates that we should be getting back to normal, we instead see an elaboration of arbitrary responses. Thes...
Boris Johnson changes ‘work from home’ advice
Has government policy on going back to work just shifted? Today at his "People’s PMQs", the Prime Minister was asked about support for universities and the social distancing measures that will be needed to make it safe for students and f...
Amazon tells workers to delete TikTok from devices they use for work
The company cited security risks raised by the social video app.
Asda employee faints in front of Prince Charles
An Asda employee was filmed fainting in front of Prince Charles during a visit to a supermarket distribution centre.
A year in paradise: Barbados to offer long-term stays to remote workers
British holidaymakers’ favourite Caribbean island is offering a 12-month remote working incentive to entice foreigners. The scheme for remote workers could boost an economy heavily reliant on tourism.
UN study says tourism-rich small island states like BVI could see massive GDP fallout from COVID
A new United Nations study has shown that Small-Island Developing States (SIDS) like the BVI, that rely heavily on tourism, could experience a staggering dip in their overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to impacts from the COVID-19 ...
Time to banish 'Sir Francis Drake' from BVI history books - Skelton-Cline
Calls for ending to Territory Day celebration in favour of a Virgin Islands Day
Man shouts 'I can't breathe' as he's pinned down by three police officers
Police are reviewing footage of officers holding down a man who repeatedly shouts ‘I can’t breathe’ for potential further investigation.
Brits told to avoid cruise ship holidays as Foreign Offices changes advice
The Foreign Office has changed its travel advice on cruise ship holidays and is now advising against them.
UK universities comply with China's internet restrictions
UK universities are testing a new online teaching link for students in China - which will require course materials to comply with Chinese restrictions on the internet.
Theresa May accused of ‘breathtaking’ hypocrisy after complaining about discrimination against black people
Former UK PM Theresa May has sparked anger after lamenting the rise in discrimination against black people in Britain, with some saying she is complicit for having overseen the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy.
British tourists NOT WELCOME in mainland Europe amid coronavirus crisis, new report suggests
The Covid-19 pandemic has left people in Germany, Italy, Spain and France more likely to oppose British holidaymakers visiting without self-isolating than they would tourists from any other European nation, new research has found.
DESIREE TIMS WANTS TO BE THE CANDIDATE FOR THIS MOMENT
She has worked in Washington, and she didn’t see people like her - a Black woman who knows what it means to be working class. Now she’s trying to flip a Republican seat in Congress.
Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan
Technology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic.
Woman 'with knife' shot by armed police in Liverpool
A woman has been shot by armed police in Liverpool, Merseyside Police have confirmed.
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may see Trump’s financial records, denies Congress access for now
In 7-2 rulings in both cases, the justices rejected the president’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office. Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh joined the majorities.
The World’s Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. Now, What to Do With Them?
Hurricanes, humidity, expired permits—they’re all costly threats to empty ships.
DVDL offices to re-open July 13
The Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing (DVDL) advises the public that all its office locations will re-open with normal hours of operation, starting on Monday, July 13.
Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system
The US needs an education system that informs students about the world around them, retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said.
The coronavirus infodemic of misinformation is nearly as bad as the pandemic itself
An "infodemic" of misinformation and disinformation has helped cripple the response to the novel coronavirus. To beat the infodemic, we need to practice information distancing to go with social distancing.
Transcripts Show George Floyd Told Cops He Couldn't Breathe More Than 20 Times: "I'll Probably Just Die This Way"
"Tell my kids I love them. I'm dead."
No new COVID-19 cases in Cayman; only 3 active asymptomatic cases remain
The Medical Officer for Health, Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, reports 8 July 310 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since it was last reported. None were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.
RCIPS responds to breaches of regulations by liquor licensed establishments
Over this past weekend, 3-6 July, the RCIPS has encountered several instances of patrons and staff at liquor licensed establishments breaching the Prevention, Control and Suppression of COVID-19 Regulations that are currently in place.
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