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2019

02

Oct

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sues U.K. tabloid for publishing letter to her estranged father

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has sued the publisher of a British tabloid newspaper, claiming that it illegally published a private letter she sent to her estranged father. Prince Harry said he and his wife an American actress known as Meghan Markle before the couple married 2018  decided after “many months” to take legal action […]

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Source: Sputnik , CBS News

30

Sep

Naga Munchetty: BBC says staff cannot call Donald Trump a racist even if he says racist things

Presenters and journalists must not describe Donald Trump as a racist even when he makes racist statements, the BBC has clarified. Although it is acceptable to characterise racist comments made by public figures as such, staff are not allowed to then imply the person who said them is themselves a racist, David Jordan, the BBC’s […]

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Source: Hürriyet , Independent

17

Sep

Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct

A BBC investigation found universities received more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct during the past academic year. Students accused their universities of being paralysed by fear of reputational damage and not offering proper support. Universities UK said institutions were making progress in handling complaints. But students said they had to go through “traumatic” and […]

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Source: HaberTürk , BBC

03

Sep

Boris Johnson’s burqa comments ‘led to surge in anti-Muslim attacks’

Boris Johnson’s comments on women wearing the veil led to a surge in anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said. In its annual report, the group said two significant spikes occurred in 2018. The first, in spring, reflected the “Punish a Muslim day” incident when letters were sent to Muslim […]

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Source: Güneş , The Guardian

23

Aug

Thousands of homeless children are housed in shipping containers across England

Thousands of homeless children are growing up in cheaply converted shipping containers and cramped rooms in former office blocks, putting their health and well-being at serious risk, according to the children’s commissioner for England. Anne Longfield said it was scandal that at least 210,000 young people in homeless families in England were put up by […]

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Source: The Guardian , BBC

13

Aug

New Ukip leader suggests Quran ban

The newly elected leader of Ukip has been slammed for Islamophobia after a footage emerged of him saying it should be illegal to publicly distribute the Quran in the UK. Last month, Richard Braine was filmed at a hustings in Grantham, Lincolnshire, saying handing out copies of the holy book should be illegal under incitement […]

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Source: AA , Eastern Eye

24

Jul

UK adds extreme right-wing terrorism to threat level

The U.K. on Tuesday added extreme right and left-wing terrorism to the public terrorism threat levels, according to a statement. The U.K. made changes on threat level systems which now reflect the threat posed by all forms of terrorism, irrespective of ideology. “Until today, the threat level system described the threat from ‘international terrorism’, which […]

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Source: CNN Türk , AA

16

Jul

Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world “centuries behind”

Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian. Writing about the rise of the religion in an appendix added to a later edition of The Dream of Rome, his 2006 book about the Roman empire, […]

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Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

11

Jul

Tommy Robinson given nine-month jail sentence for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson has been given a nine-month prison sentence – of which he will serve about 10 weeks – after he was found guilty of contempt of court at an earlier hearing. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broadcast reports that encouraged “vigilante action” and “unlawful physical” aggression against defendants in a sexual exploitation […]

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Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

10

Jul

RT, Sputnik banned from media freedom conference in UK

The Foreign Office has banned Russia’s RT and Sputnik news organisations from attending a global conference on media freedom in London because of their “active role in spreading disinformation”. Sixty ministers and 1,000 journalists and members of civil society are expected to attend the meeting, co-hosted with Canada, on Wednesday and Thursday. “We have not […]

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Source: AA , The Guardian