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March 30, 2018

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for...

Mental illness hits US combat troops

Almost 300,000 US soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, the equivalent of one out of every five veterans of those wars, are suffering from depression and other psychological disorders, according to a study by the Rand Corporation think tank ...

Food rationing confronts breadbasket of the world

Josh Gerstein, New York Sun Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing.Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting pur ...

'Tony Blair's closest lawyer friend plotted against striking workers'

Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest EXCLUSIVEWhich is more of a political scandal? The revelation that right-wing British prime minister Margaret Thatcher set up a secret Cabinet committee during the titanic miners' strike of 1984, which threatened to topple ...

American propaganda uncovered

Nick DaviesAnother example of propaganda running straight through a quality UK newspaper has surfaced since I wrote my book Flat Earth News, published this month. It occurred in the mid 1990s, but it is a foretaste of what happened in the run-up to the inv ...

Scandal of mixed-race British babies 'shipped to the US'

Thousands of illegitimate mixed-race children fathered by Black American GIs during the second world war were given up by their British mothers and shipped across the Atlantic, according to newly released papers.The issue of how to deal with the unwanted ...

Spooky happenings under London Bridge

Builders at the site of a new tourist attraction in Britain's capital city are refusing to work alone after skeletons were found in a sealed vault in the basement. Old tombs beneath London Bridge are being excavated ahead of the opening o ...

Presley fans are 'All Shook Up'

It is 30 years since Elvis Presley, the widely acclaimed  'King Of Rock 'N' Roll', died aged 42 of heart disease brought on by drug and alcohol abuse as well as binge eating. At the peak of his career, hip-swivelling, gyrating, 's ...

Served up alive and 'hurting'?

Chris Gaynor.This lobster clings on for dear life, soon to be cooked in an oven and used as luxury seafood in a posh restaurant. Most of them can live for up to 100 years and, according to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster was caught in Nova ...

'Superman' Ken's heady collection of gifts

London Mayor Ken Livingstone's taste for the high life has been exposed by his decision to keep some generous gifts he has received over the past six months, as The-Latest's eagle-eyed Chris Gaynor discovered. Livingstone's booty is listed on t ...

'God Save' the national anthem, yeah?

Deborah Hobson It is 30 years since iconic English punk rock band The Sex Pistols released their provocative, anti-establishment No. 1 single God Save The Queen. Formed in 1975, the band originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, d ...

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