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November 14, 2017

Barbie is releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics,...

Whistleblower in celebrity escort scandal sues US state

A former police commander claims in court that he was demoted after he tipped the D.C. City Council about the Police Department's practice of providing escorts to celebrities, including Charlie Sheen, writes Ryan Abbott. Hilton Burton is suing the District ...

Indians say 'we've never had it so bad'

Simon Denyer - New Delhi, IndiaA new survey by the Gallup polling organisation has reported that Indians have become much more unhappy about their lives in the past four years despite having one of the world’s fastest rates of economic growth. The deterior ...

Ryan Giggs: Manchester United star - outed at last

Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEThis man in red is the most mentioned sports star on the planet. On the internet he's more gossiped about than American President Barack Obama.Micro social networking site Twitter has been at the heart of this. A ...

Black people and women dumped by leader David Cameron

 'Race, gender and representation in UK mainstream and minority newspapers'Has anybody heard of Mary Seacole? She was a Black woman who paid her own passage to the Crimea in modern day Ukraine and nursed wounded British soldiers there during the war o ...

Israeli websites attacked in cyber war waged by hackers

Monique HammThe activist hacker group Anonymous successfully disabled thousands of Israeli websites, in the midst of the ongoing armed conflict between Israel and Gaza. Their mission, #OpsIsrael, had already infiltrated the database of Mashav– the Israeli ...

Top newspaper reported to police by lawyers claiming “racism”

 Daily Mail reported to police by lawyers claiming “racism” Police are investigating as “a racist incident” an allegation by a leading lawyers organisation against one of Britain’s biggest selling newspapers.The Society of Black Lawyers has accus ...

Settlement reached in long-running Fela Kuti dispute

 Settlement reached in Fela copyright casePosted on December 21, 2011 by chineloThe three-year dispute between Carlos Moore, author of Fela: This Bitch of a Life, and the producers of the Broadway musical, Fela! has finally ended. In a joint statement ...

We've been 'carved out' of Olympics claim Black businesses

Campaigners who are angry that Black-owned and small businesses have been “carved out” of London Olympics contracts have launched a petition.Official figures show that the companies have been awarded fewer than seven per cent of contracts. Yet black, Asian ...

It's 'make or break time' for the Euro

 Crisis talks between Britain and France were held in Paris on Friday, ahead of a Eurozone summit next week. David Cameron met French president Nicolas Sarkozy for lunch, with the British prime minister hoping not to hand over any power to the Br ...

Doctors death fears for cancer sufferers who are poor

 Poor people are more likely to avoid going to see a doctor about cancer symptoms than those who are better off, according to a new study.University College London researchers who probed a sample group of 2,000 British adults found that the low paid a ...

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