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​‘Deeply scarring’: Labour vows to outlaw indefinite detention of asylum seekers
Labour has pledged to introduce new limits on the amount of time a person can remain trapped in Britain’s asylum and immigration system, a policy shift that would protect migrants’ human rights and ban indefinite detention in the UK.

26.03.2015 09:45

Fired Ukrainian governor taped threatening to ‘take over’ power plant
Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoysky has allegedly threatened to send volunteer battalions from eastern Ukraine to Kiev to seize a leading energy firm and power plant. The ex-governor’s gamble comes after one of the companies was shut for non-payment.

25.03.2015 12:51

‘Opaque & undemocratic’: TTIP a threat to NHS & public services, say MPs
Britain’s next government must have the freedom to develop the NHS without legal challenges stemming from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), parliament’s business, innovation and skills committee has warned.

25.03.2015 09:26

Pilot panic: Germanwings crews refuse to fly
After the Germanwings’ A320 crash in the French Alps some crews of the low-cost carrier have refused to fly, citing “personal reasons.” The airline’s spokesman insists the problem has nothing to do with the technical condition of its planes.

25.03.2015 08:40

US troops, contractors sexually abused Colombian girls with impunity – report
Fifty-four Colombian girls were sexually abused by US troops and military contractors between 2003 and 2007, claims a new report by the country’s reconciliation commission. None of the perpetrators were ever prosecuted because US forces had immunity.

24.03.2015 23:26

Will they ever leave? US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015
Barack Obama says he’ll keep 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan through 2015, after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani requested them to stay. Critics say the move could mean the US maintaining a military presence past the 2016 pullout deadline.

24.03.2015 18:18

​‘Cheapskate bosses’: Firms failing to pay legal minimum wage named & shamed
Nearly 50 companies have been named and shamed by the British government for failing to offer their employees the legal minimum wage. The firms in question span Britain’s fashion, publishing, retail and health and fitness sectors.

24.03.2015 13:35

Spain’s ruling party used secret accounts for 18 years, High Court judge finds
Spain’s High Court has ended an inquiry into the slush funds of the country's ruling Popular Party (PP), which it allegedly used for at least 18 years. The judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to launch a case against the party’s two treasurers.

23.03.2015 20:27

​'Disgusted & shocked': Florida cops fired over racist texts, KKK video
Four cops are out of a job after an internal review within the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department in Florida uncovered a slew of racially-charged messages sent between officers, and even a homemade movie that's ripe with hateful epithets.

23.03.2015 15:48

Chinese restaurant in Kenya ‘locks out’ Africans after 5pm
A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital does not admit Africans after 5pm, insisting they pose a security threat to its clients. The staff cites criminal situations and the activities of terrorist group Al Shabaab.

23.03.2015 13:56

Ukrainian oligarch helps ‘fortify’ state oil & gas company HQ in Kiev ‘against raiders’
The governor of Ukraine’s Dnepropetrovsk region, Igor Kolomoysky, claims he has helped secure the Kiev HQ of the national oil and gas extracting company “from raiders”. It comes days after he tried to regain control of an oil transportation company.

22.03.2015 20:03

​BuzzFeed investigates penis size, internet cries WTF
In yet another sign that certain parts of mainstream media are becoming obsessed with animalistic urges and impulses, BuzzFeed slapped a ruler against its manhood to see where they stand in the global pecking order.

22.03.2015 14:48