News archive from 1 July 2016

World first as scientists capture tiger shark sonogram: Ultrasound reveals 20 pups squirming in the womb of...

For the first time ever, scientists have captured sonogram of a pregnant tiger shark. Marine scientists have performed an ultrasound exam on a 12-foot-long tiger shark named Emily, finding 20 well-developed pups in her womb. The footage was revealed...

 

Friends and family remember activist musician and poet Karl Dallas

MORE than 100 people packed a church in Bradford yesterday for the funeral of Karl Dallas. Mr Dallas — musician, poet and political activist — died on June 21 aged 85. Friends and family gathered in the parish church of St Paul in Manningham. Moving...

 

Number of female terror suspects arrested ‘at high’

A RECORD number of female terror suspects were arrested in Britain in 201-/16, official figures revealed yesterday. A total of 36 females were held as part of counter-terrorism investigations in the 12 months to the end of March — the highest number...

 

Government ‘must reduce jobs pain’

TRADE unions and businesses urged the government yesterday to minimise the effects on workers and the economy following the EU referendum. A joint statement by TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady and CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn insisted...

 

Brazil: Coup-backers use Games as cover for impeachment

SPECULATION raged yesterday over when Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will face the Senate decision on her impeachment for alleged budget-juggling. The O Globo newspaper quoted unnamed sources close to Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo...

 

Japan: Ex-US marine charged with murder of Okinawan woman

JAPANESE prosecutors on the island of Okinawa charged a former US marine yesterday with the rape and murder of a local woman. US military contractor and Okinawa resident Kenneth Shinzato will also face an earlier charge of abandoning the victim’s...

 

Denmark: Cops take cash from refugees for first time

DANISH police robbed money and valuables from refugees yesterday under vicious new laws that have just come into force. National police spokesman Per Fiig said that cops took about £9,000 of £14,600 in dollars and euros from three women and two men....

 

Jez is a threat – to the elite

REMAIN supporters deployed an argument in the EU referendum that a Leave vote would inevitably usher in a Boris Johnson-led government intent on igniting a bonfire of human rights. The Left Leave (Lexit) counter-argument was that defeat for David...

 

When lions were led to slaughter by donkeys

One and a half million causalities in a single battle or the death of one single man – both underline the futility of war, says PETER FROST The battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles of WWI, indeed perhaps the bloodiest conventional...

 

Conflicting imperialist ambitions root cause of the war

John Ellison puts the Somme battle disaster in a wider context of organised civil opposition to WWI carnage July 1, 1916. The first day of senseless slaughter in the Western Front battle of the Somme, launched by a long-planned British advance. No-one...

 

Jeremy has stood by victimised workers time and again – now we’ll stand by him

Unlike the Blairites, Corbyn and McDonnell have a long history of defending trade unionists in struggle. In their hour of need we must decide whose side we are on, says DAVE SMITH JEREMY CORBYN and John McDonnell stood with blacklisted workers in our...

 

Thank you Spain but your time at the top is over

This may be the end of the greatest international team football has ever seen but rabbil sikdar argues that while mistakes have been made at the 2014 World Cup and 2017 European Championships, their future is still bright As the rain fell away and the...

 

Tennis: Evans ready for Federer contest

Brit to take tie against Swiss star seriously — unlike his friend Willis British opponents are like London buses for Roger Federer. But Dan Evans has promised the former Wimbledon champ that today’s third-round Wimbledon clash will be no “Lord Mayor’s...

 

Boxing: Haye helping Blackwell deal with retirement

Nick Blackwell heaped praise on David Haye, after the former heavyweight champion donated almost £100,000 to help towards Blackwell’s retirement. Blackwell will never fight again after suffering a bleed to the brain during a brutal contest against...

 

Haunting insights on blindness

MARIA DUARTE recommends an emotive account of what happens to a man after he loses his sight Notes on Blindness (U) Directed by Pete Middleton and James Spinney 4/5 THIS extraordinarily frank and candid documentary, based on the audio diary theologian...

 


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