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North African branch of Al-Qaeda release hostage video

North African branch of Al-Qaeda release hostage video

Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has released a video on Monday that shows seven western hostages who are alive and who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The video was obtained by a Mauritanian news agency, ANI, [read more]

Teacher protests in Mexico escalate as tear gas and water cannon used

Teacher protests in Mexico escalate as tear gas and water cannon used

Police yesterday clashed with teachers protesting in the main square of Mexico City. Using tear gas and water cannons, police attempted to clear Zocalo Square where teachers have been camped out in protest for the past three weeks over [read more]

Twitter begins flotation process in a bid to become public

Twitter begins flotation process in a bid to become public

Social networking site Twitter filed documents for flotation on the stock market last night.  The company made the announcement that it had filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and has submitted a form to the American market [read more]

Deputy speaker resigns over rape and sexual assault claims

Deputy speaker resigns over rape and sexual assault claims

The House of Commons deputy speaker, Nigel Evans, has stepped down after being charged with rape and sexual assaults against seven men, yesterday. The 55-year-old Tory MP is accused of two indecent assaults, five counts of sexual assault [read more]

Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 1,700 new UK jobs

Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 1,700 new UK jobs

Jaguar Land Rover announced plans on Tuesday to create 1700 new jobs at their Solihull plant as part of a £1.5billion investment expanding the carmaker’s product range. This new investment from the company’s owners, Indian Tata [read more]

Should the Commons vote again on Syria strikes?

Should the Commons vote again on Syria strikes?

No, says Joe Turnbull, who obtained a first class in Politics from the University of Manchester. Since graduating, Joe has been the subeditor of two emerging culture and opinion magazines Novel and Gorilla Film. Joe currently writes for [read more]

New phone recording found of Spain train crash driver

New phone recording found of Spain train crash driver

The Spanish media has revealed a new phone recording made by the driver of a train which derailed in northern Spain, killing 79 people on the eve of 24th July. In the recording the driver, Francisco Jose Garzon, can be heard telling a [read more]

40 children taken by authorities from German sects over child abuse

40 children taken by authorities from German sects over child abuse

40 children have been taken away from their families, over allegations of beatings and child abuse, by German police after a raid at the Twelve Tribes religious group in the southern state of Bavaria, yesterday. More than 100 police [read more]

David Hockney aide died from drinking bleach while high on drugs

David Hockney aide died from drinking bleach while high on drugs

A personal studio assistant to artist David Hockney died after swallowing bleach during a drink and drugs binge at the artist’s seaside home, an inquest heard yesterday. The 23-year-old keen rugby player, Dominic Elliott, died in March [read more]

Photojournalist in Mumbai brutally gang-raped

Photojournalist in Mumbai brutally gang-raped

A female photojournalist was gang-raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in the Mahalaxmi area, near railway tracks, in Mumbai on Thursday evening. The 22-year-old photographer, interning with a Mumbai-based lifestyle [read more]

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