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May 06, 2022

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium...

New 'killer' drug on the streets of UK

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a new drug, known by the street names "Serial Killer" or "Drop Dead" is being blamed for a series of fatalities in Britain. The drug, which is a mix of heroin with fentanyl or its ch ...

UK hate crimes at record levels after Brexit vote

Hate crimes in the United Kingdom have risen to record numbers in the three months following Britain’s referendum to exit the European Union, according to a new analysis. More than 14,000 hate crimes were recorded by police departments in England an ...

Religious belief 'plummets after horrors of 2016'

Terrorist attacks, controversial election results, and the deaths of a string of beloved celebrities might have caused many to lose faith in God, a recent poll suggests.According to a YouGov poll for the Times, a total of 4 percent of Britons lost t ...

How sweet drink giants influence US public health policies

A study published by Boston University shows that top health and medical groups in the US – including the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) &n ...

Truth about Hillsborough you didn't read on Sun's front page

As Jared Ficklin wrote on The Conversation website, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died.The verdicts, wh ...

Debunking myths surrounding Europe's refugee crisis

British and European handling of the migrant and refugee humanitarian disaster simply isn't working. The preventable deaths of another 400 people in the Mediterranean on Monday morning must be a wake-­up call.For all of the outcry we've seen i ...

Huge increase in Russia's 'censorship' of Twitter content

Twitter has released its latest transparency report which shows that the number of the Kremlin's requests to take down content grew more than 25-fold in the second half of 2015, compared to reports from previous periods.According to Twitter, ...

UK government's indefinite detention of 'vulnerable' asylum seekers slammed

Indefinite detention of asylum seekers is expensive, ineffective and unacceptable, campaign groups have said following the publication of a damning report into the welfare of vulnerable persons held by the Home Office.Former prisons ombudsman Stephen Shaw ...

Black music made the white ‘greats’ like David Bowie

Media commentators list Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and now, following his death, aged 69, David Bowie as the “greats” of contemporary Western music.But they do so without so much as a nod in the direction of the Black artists w ...

Loneliness 'is really bad for your health'

Feeling isolated can be excruciating, lead to mental health problems and be a cause of premature death. While loneliness can affect anyone at any point in life, it is particularly common among the rapidly increasing population of old people. When you ...

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