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April 17, 2018 10:32 AM Pamela Anderson on Julian Assange: It's torture, they're slowly killing him

PAMELA ANDERSON has claimed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being subjected to "a form of torture". Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, recently had his internet access cut off and has been banned from receiving visitors. "The UK is being so stupid. They have to make a decision, they keep on passing the buck, no-one 10

April 14, 2018 3:03 AM ‘Huge Explosions’ in Damascus as AIRSTRIKES fall on Syria after Donald Trump announcement

LOUD blasts have been heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus following airstrikes by US, UK and France in a co-ordinated response to a suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime. In an address from the White House Donald Trump said: “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical 13

April 9, 2018 8:16 PM Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay say they have agreed on 12 cities where they would like to host the centenary World Cup in 2030. The plan was announced on Monday by the Argentine Football Association. Bidding is not due to open for another four years, but the leaders of all three national bodies say they want to make a joint 4

April 9, 2018 7:07 PM Schools 'to drop gathering nationality data'

Privacy campaigners say the Department for Education is to drop the controversial requirement for schools in England to collect data about pupils' nationality. The Against Borders for Children protest group had warned the information could be used to check on the immigration status of pupils. Campaigners hailed it as a "victory" after a boycott and legal 10

April 9, 2018 6:35 PM Six staff killed by suspected militia in Congo park and gorilla sanctuary

Five park rangers and a driver have been killed in an attack in DR Congo’s Virunga National Park. The park, which is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas, confirmed the ambush in a statement. While there was no immediately claim of responsibility, suspicion immediately fell on militia groups that are active in and around the famed wildlife

April 9, 2018 4:50 PM Older people's needs are in the spotlight

A MEETING will be held in York to find out what older residents of the city need and want from the authorities. York Central MP Rachael Maskell will lead the meeting at Friargate Quaker (Friends) Meeting House in Lower Friargate, from 10.30am on Friday, April 20. Ms Maskell said: “As chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ageing and Older People 5

April 9, 2018 8:49 AM Singaporean doctor who has spent 10 years in Britain and is on the verge of becoming a GP faces being thrown out of the country despite a shortage of NHS doctors

A doctor from Singapore who is on the verge of becoming a GP almost ten years after coming to the UK could be thrown out of the country after applying for a visa renewal three weeks late. Luke Ong, 31, who is living in Manchester, appealed against the Home Office decision and animmigration judge ruled it 'would not be proportionate' to remove him. But now the Government 3

April 6, 2018 11:51 AM Hungary unveils memorial to crash that killed Polish leader

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungarian and Polish leaders on Friday unveiled a memorial in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, dedicated to the victims of a 2010 plane crash in the Russian city of Smolensk that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of others top Polish officials. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland's governing Law and Justice party 7

March 31, 2018 7:02 AM Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said. A fleet of five whalers set sail for the Southern Ocean in November, as Tokyo pursues its "research whaling" in defiance of global criticism. Three of the vessels 1

March 31, 2018 5:00 AM Transgender Day of Visibility 2018: This is how many trans people have been killed in the past year

Every year, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, it’s important to celebrate the successes, progress and achievements of trans people and trans rights. In that spirit, PinkNews is looking at how many trans people have been killed since the last TDoV. Since March 31 last year, at least 190 trans people have been murdered. This number, though 13