Tag Archives: The Independant

Viral photo of Antifa member 'beating up police officer in Charlottesville' is fake

A widely-shared image that appears to show an anti-fascist protester beating a police officer has been revealed to be fake. The image, which shows a man in an “Antifascist Action” jacket beating a fallen police officer, was shared widely after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned violent. People shared the photo as evidence that “many sides”  were to blame for ...

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'The happy syndrome': 13-year-old boy with unknown condition is the same size as a toddler

A teenage boy has been diagnosed with a condition which means he’s the same size as an average toddler. Angus Palmes, who weighs just 2st and 2lbs, bewildered doctors as they struggled to diagnose his condition at birth. Now, experts are calling his unique condition a ‘personal syndrome’ because he is the only person in the world with it.  Appearing on ...

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Stalking Stephen King in Bangor, the world capital of horror

“That’s where they found the eyeball in the fortune cookie,” says Stu Tinker, turning to point out a suburban Chinese restaurant from the window of his tour van. “Steve used to go with his wife Tabby to the Oriental Jade and it’s the inspiration for the scene in It. But you know he renamed it the Jade of the Orient, ...

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If Donald Trump can't condemn those who march under the flag of Adolf Hitler, how can he claim to represent America?

As a scholar of modern German history, I’ve been working on a study of anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. What I saw unfold over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then at Bedminster, New Jersey, gave me the horrible, sinking feeling that my book is going to need a new ...

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'My life is over': Man who attended Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally forced to move away after being identified

A man who attended the white supremacist march in Charlottesville has told how his “life is over” after being publicly identified.  Jarrod Kuhn was identified as a “nazi” after an anti-fascist group posted 250 fliers around the Honeoye Falls area of New York in the aftermath of the Virginia bloodshed that left three people dead.  The flier claimed Mr Kuhn is ...

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'European FBI' should be formed to tackle terrorism, says French politician

A “European FBI” must be formed to tackle terrorism in the wake of the Barcelona attacks, a French politician has urged.  Georges Fenech, a former Les Républicains MP, said collaboration between European countries was imperative following a spate of deadly attacks using similar modus operandi on the continent.  Mr Fenech, a former president of the 2015 inquiry into France’s terror ...

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How to survive posh restaurants with your uncivilised children and your pervy spouse

A recent poll of 1500 British adults on the nation’s rudest restaurant habits included clicking your fingers to get the waiter’s attention, getting out the calculator to work out your share of the bill and blowing your nose into a napkin. Unlike our elegant French or Italian friends, us Brits have never seemed to get it right when it comes ...

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Mauricio Pochettino tells Tottenham they can only blame themselves if they can't win at Wembley

Mauricio Pochettino has told his Tottenham team that they only have themselves to blame if they cannot start winning at Wembley. Spurs play their first ‘home’ Premier League game at Wembley on Sunday, a venue where they struggled last season in the Champions League, Europa League and in the FA Cup. In fact, Spurs’ last competitive game at Wembley was ...

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Barcelona attack: Terrorists' 'plan A' was devastating truck bomb atrocity on Las Ramblas, police reveal

The terror cell behind two attacks in Spain was planning a far more deadly massacre before an accidental explosion foiled their plans, police have said. Josep Lluis Trapero, the head of Catalonia’s police force, said investigators believe plotters were preparing multiple assaults for “some time” before their base was destroyed by a gas explosion that killed one person on Wednesday night. ...

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The BBC is making a TV version of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds

If you feel like a dose of ornithophobia has been missing from your television viewing the past few years, then look out for one of the BBC’s new contemporary dramas next year. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is being reimagined for the small screen, in a series from Harry Potter producer David Heyman’s Heyday Television. As well known and beloved as ...

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