Tag Archives: The Independant

Philippines: Muslims 'being profiled' under martial law

Muslims on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines are being profiled by President Rodrigo Duterte’s security forces as the government battles pockets of Islamist militants that have pledged allegiance to Isis. Mindanao, the Philippines’ large southern island, is home to the vast majority of the country’s Muslim population. President Duterte declared martial law on the island on 23 May ...

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History maker Stuart Broad has no plans to hang up his England spikes as he sets sights on 2019 Ashes

Stuart Broad has stated his commitment to carrying on playing until at least the 2019 home Ashes series after moving ahead of Sir Ian Botham into second place on England’s all-time list of Test wicket-takers. In terms of Englishmen, only James Anderson, with 492, now has more Test scalps than Broad’s 384 after the 31-year-old took five wickets during the ...

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Roofer's story of homeless man's hard work after finding him sleeping on bench goes viral

Thousands of people have shared the “inspirational” story of a homeless man given paid work by a group of roofers who found him living on park bench. The roofers said the man been sleeping rough in a London park near a house they were working on and asked if he could help out after they gave him a cup of tea. The next day the ...

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Mauricio Pochettino dismisses Wembley concers and insists Tottenham were better than Chelsea despite loss

Mauricio Pochettino insisted that Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of cutting edge was the sole reason for their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea and not anything to do with Wembley, as he took solace from a “good performance”. Spurs lost their first league game at their temporary home as White Hart Lane was refurbished, after Marcos Alonso scored his second of the game ...

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Jerry Lewis dead: US comedian dies aged 91

American comedian Jerry Lewis has died aged 91. US actor and comedian Jerry Lewis has died aged 91. Lewis, who was known for his slapstick humour and partnership with Dean Martin, died at his home in Las Vegas. Latterly he became celebrated for his fundraising telethons as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His death was confirmed in a ...

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Chelsea's against the odds Wembley resistance hints they won't follow same path as Jose Mourinho's last champions

It shows how quickly expectations change in modern football that this win, by the defending Premier League champions in just the second match of the season, felt like a moment of unlikely defiance, brave resistance against the odds.  And yet everything we know about Chelsea’s tumultuous summer, and everything we saw when they collapsed at home against Burnley last Saturday, ...

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Taking a stand on Charlottesville, technology companies seek balance with free speech

For Silicon Valley companies that must balance the right to free speech with the risk of empowering and broadcasting abhorrent beliefs, the violence in Charlottesville has been a clarifying moment. In a cascade of notes to employees and public statements, technology executives rushed to condemn the hatred and bigotry that underlay an attack on protesters who were rallying against a ...

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Chelsea show the courage of champions to bounce back and condemn Tottenham to yet more Wembley woe

Familiarity and discontentment. One of the big storylines for Tottenham Hotspur this season is going to be getting used to their temporary home of Wembley, but this was a feeling they will be all too depressingly used to: defeat at the stadium to a reinvigorated Chelsea, who resiliently claimed a win of champions. Marcos Alonso scored a sensationally late second ...

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Stephen Hawking is right about the NHS – it is in demise

Professor Stephen Hawking was spot on when he spoke out of the demise of our once great NHS. After over a decade of dealing with the Department of Health as a local health campaigner I can say without contradiction “the Department of Health don’t give a damn”.   Paul BroadhurstCheshire There is no doubt, whatever he says, that Jeremy Hunt wants ...

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Teenage girl 'in love' with brother helped him to rape children and took pictures of sexual abuse

A brother and sister who took pictures of each other molesting and raping children during a horrifying campaign of sexual abuse have been jailed for a total of 38 years.  Emily Thomson, 18, fell “in love” with her half-brother Matthew David Thatcher, 26, and helped him to prey on three young victims who cried “like they could not breathe” while ...

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