Tag Archives: The Independant

Frank Warren certain Tyson Fury will return to boxing despite recent retirement announcement

Frank Warren has “guaranteed” Tyson Fury will reclaim the world heavyweight title after dismissing suggestions he has retired. The 28-year-old sparked speculation surrounding his future when, not for the first time, he appeared to announce the end of his career by writing on social media he had reached “the end”. “Thanks to all the fans that supported and believed in ...

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International campaign raises more than $300m for women's sexual health programmes in developing countries

A campaign to fund international women’s health services in opposition to Donald Trump has raised more than $305m, the Dutch government reports. Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, started the “She Decides” campaign to help provide access to birth control, abortion and women’s sexual health programmes in developing countries. The campaign was launched in January – ...

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Grenfell Tower: Government announces independent review into building regulations and fire safety

The Government will carry out an independent review into building regulations and fire safety after serious questions were raised about the potential role of flammable cladding in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.  A nationwide testing scheme has already been rolled out to determine the safety of materials fitted to high-rise blocks but the latest move will also look at whether current ...

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US Republicans are now a 'right-wing extremist party', says Bernie Sanders

The Republican Party under Donald Trump has become a “right-wing extremist party”, Bernie Sanders has said.  The veteran US senator was speaking as the Republican leadership attempted to convince senators to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, which extended health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. Some Republican senators said they would only vote for ...

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Peter Stringer keeps father time on hold as he prepares to smash 40-year-old barrier with Worcester

Peter Stringer will turn 40 years old before his six-month contract at Worcester Warriors ends. In what has been an illustrious and well-travelled career that has brought 98 caps for Ireland, a Six Nations Grand Slam, two European Cups and three Celtic Leagues on his way to becoming Munster’s most-capped player, he has long been one of the more recognised ...

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Crystal invented that can turn thin air into fuel and fight global warming

A “spongy” crystal that can turn thin air into fuel by extracting carbon dioxide has been developed by scientists. The researcher said the light-activated material was a “critical step” towards making a high-value fuel while at the same time reducing the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. It works by turning carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, which can ...

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Muslim radio station shut down after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki

A community radio station has had its licence revoked after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by an al-Qaeda recruiter. Sheffield-based Iman FM claimed its staff were “not aware of the background” of American hate preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011. The station broadcast a series of his lectures entitled “The Life ...

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England turn Test in their favour with dominant display over South Africa

If the first day here was about precarious balance between England and South Africa, the second was one of destruction and dominance. England had to fight just to stay in the game on Thursday but today could not have been more different. Ben Stokes’ explosive 112 took them to 353 all out. It felt better than par but few could ...

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Woman abused by Floyd Mayweather accuses Conor McGregor of making light of domestic violence

Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend has accused Conor McGregor of making light of domestic violence, through a statement released by her attorney. Josie Harris, who is the mother of three of Mayweather’s children, was the victim of a domestic violence incident in Las Vegas in 2010. Mayweather pleaded guilty to misdemeanour battery and spent two months in prison for the attack. McGregor, ...

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The Emoji Movie currently has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes

The emoticon that best sums up the aggregated Rotten Tomatoes score achieved by The Emoji Movie is most probably the Poop one. After 28 reviews, the animated film – featuring the voice work of T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph and Sir Patrick Stewart – has a grand total of (wait for it) zero percent. The score is perhaps unsurprising considering the ...

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