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Twitter users target Daily Mail over ‘remainer universities’ campaign

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 16:42 The Daily Mail has come under fire from Twitter users following its campaign against universities it believes to be guilty of “anti-Brexit bias.” Earlier this week, Government Whip Chris Heaton-Harris was accused of engaging in “McCarthyite” tactics after sending a letter to universities asking for the names of their “European affairs” professors. The Conservative ...

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‘Disillusioned jihadist’ who joined ISIS in Syria wants to come home, face trial in Britain

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 17:27 A British man who went to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), says he wants to return to the UK to face trial. Shabazz Suleman, 21, from Buckinghamshire, is thought to have been in Raqqa for the past three years. According to the Times, Suleman disappeared while on a family holiday ...

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London mayor accuses govt of ‘dragging its feet’ on counter-terrorism

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has hit out at the government for failing to play its part in keeping London safe from terrorism. The criticism comes as police face accusations of letting criminals off too easily while crime in the country is at a record high. The mayor said he is doing “everything in his power” to keep the capital ...

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Son denied right to keep his parents’ corpses refrigerated at home

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 15:17 A bereaved son who wanted to keep the remains of his dead parents in his fridge has been denied the right to hold onto their bodies. Melvyn Marcel was planning to build a mausoleum in his garden for the two corpses, which were discovered in a basement in 2002. Police discovered the remains of ...

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‘Mini police state’: Students’ union employs ‘safe space marshals’ to control debates

King’s College London (KCL) students’ union is adopting ‘safe space marshals’ to control student events. Critics say the £12 per hour paid to the new guards out of students’ union contributions is “subsidizing intolerance.” Marshals are being employed by the students’ union to patrol debates and make sure speakers do not offend the audience. They have powers to take immediate ...

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‘Got cancer? Get treatment, keep working’: BBC journo’s tweet backfires spectacularly

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 12:15 Cancer patients can “get treatment and carry on working,” according to the BBC’s former political editor Nick Robinson. He was tweeting in support of civil-service chief Sir Jeremy Heywood, who was diagnosed with cancer in June. However, the Tweet has backfired spectacularly. Robinson, who himself had a tumor removed from his lung in 2015, ...

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North Korea behind ‘WannaCry’ cyberattack on British hospitals – security minister

North Korean hackers are thought to be behind a cyberattack that brought down National Health Service (NHS) computers last May, leaving clinics in chaos. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware demanded money to unlock medical records that it was holding hostage. About 19,500 medical appointments – including 139 potential cancer referrals – were cancelled as a result of the attack, while hospitals had ...

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Animal welfare or Islamophobia? ‘Unstunned’ halal meat banned in school meals by Lancashire council

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 10:19 An English council has voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. It follows an impassioned debate between the Muslim community and those arguing the practice is “abhorrent” and “inhumane.” The proposal to ban halal meat from unstunned animals was brought by Geoff Driver, the Conservative ...

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English newspaper ‘tipped off’ 25mins before JFK assassination, documents show

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:52 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:55 A reporter for the Cambridge Evening News received a call telling him to ring the US embassy for “big news” just 25 minutes before John F. Kennedy was shot dead. The revelation emerged in fresh documents released by the US government on Thursday night. According to the memo, ...

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British couple jailed after live streaming sexual abuse of child to US pedophile via Skype

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:06 A Devon couple who drugged a young girl they nicknamed “sleeping beauty” before live streaming her sexual abuse to an American pedophile via Skype have been jailed. Sarah Gotham, 34, and Craig Forbes, 36, will spend a total of 17 years behind bars. Gotham and Forbes were first contacted by pedophile Kori Ellis on ...

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