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May 06, 2022

'Working-class representation in British journalism hits record low'

 A newly-released Diversity in Journalism report found that working-class people were heavily unrepresented in the news industry and that journalists were almost twice as likely as the general...

Moment anti-fees protester is dragged from wheelchair by police

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Mass student protests outside Houses of Parliament

Over 30,000 students marched to Parliament today in the UK as a powerful protest against the planned tripling of tuition fees and the creation of a market in education. They were joined by education workers, trades unionists and other supporters.Some prote ...

Student occupation of Cambridge university

'Saturday Night Live' newcomer Jay Pharoah wows audiences with A-list celebrity impressions

US Saturday Night Live newcomer Jay Pharoah has already proven that he has the chops for live comedy, wowing audiences this season with his Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Eddie Murphy impressions. Recently on The Late Show, Pharoah showed David Letterma ...

Hurricane Tomas claims lives in ravaged Haiti

Flooding sparked by heavy rain from Hurricane Tomas has killed at least two people in Haiti, and earthquake survivors living in makeshift camps have been urged to seek shelter in safer places. A day after another person was reported killed whil ...

Crude Awakening - a call for mass action to switch off oil

Action group Crude Awakening in collaboration with Climate Justice Action and Climate Camp have organised a day of protest against the oil industry and the oil companies destruction of the environment. The planned mass action is due to take place on Saturd ...

Action-packed fight enlivens US Open Tennis Championships

For some the game of tennis is the most repetitive of sports. But just 3 days into the US Open Tennis Championships a real live fight broke out in the stands. The most exciting moment ever, at a tennis match? It seems likely. The New York Post narrates the ...

Smash His Camera - the story of photographer Ron Galella, dubbed 'Paparazzo Extraordinaire'

The documentary Smash His Camera was directed by Academy Award winning documentary film director and producer Leon Gast who picked up 'best director of a documentary' at this year's Sundance Film Festival for his work about notorious paparazzo Ron Galella. ...

Sudanese fashion's unifying force

The national dress of Sudanese women is the thobe - known locally as "Top" - a traditional form of dress that wraps the body in a long bolt of fabric.Influenced by the Roman toga and the Indian Sari, "Top", is worn by women throughout Sudan.With the countr ...

Mourning in DR Congo after tanker fire tragedy

At least 220 people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo when an overturned oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village.Scores more were injured in the accident in Sange, near the border with Burundi.Some of those who died were trying ...