The disgraceful treatment of the Windrush generation is not some aberration that has been thrown up from the bowels of the Home Office, as some seem to think. The “hostile environment” policy of the Home Office typifies the attitude to migrants, particularly since the Brexit vote. The UK will pay the price, with its ageing population and creaking public services that are in the main kept going by migrant labour.
In September last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting their third child in ‘April 2018’. While Britain gears up for the new royal addition – and imminent royal wedding between Uncle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next month – it’s Princess Charlotte who could be making royal history. This is due to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which was passed when the Duchess was pregnant with Prince George and stated that succession to the throne would be based wholly on birth order – not gender.
As the US, Russia and China test each other’s patience and strategic focus, speculation about the chances of a world war has hit a new high. Russia and China, by contrast, have nothing of equivalent quantity or quality with which to threaten the US mainland.
Theresa May’s team have reportedly accepted that she may have to bow to parliamentary pressure to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union. It follows an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords last week when peers in the upper chamber voted in favour of a customs union after Brexit and reports that around a 10 Tory MPs are prepared to vote in favour of membership in the Commons. The Prime Minister – since her Lancaster House speech in January 2017 – has repeatedly insisted that Britain will leave the customs union in order to pursue free trade deals across the world.
The late Lorna Wing, above, had Hans Asperger translated long before the world knew of his involvement in the Nazis’ euthanasia programme, says Uta Frith. It has taken me a while to digest Herwig Czech’s deeply upsetting information about Hans Asperger (Revealed: how Doctor Asperger aided the Nazi project, 19 April). Neither Lorna Wing, the instigator of the translation, nor I believed he was part of the Nazi machinery of death.
A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Sunday. Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the Amazonian region of Ucayali, said Ricardo Palma Jimenez, the head of a group of prosecutors in Ucayali. Some villagers had blamed Arevalo's murder on Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian citizen who lived in the region and who was believed to have been one of her clients, said Jimenez.
The system, originally dreamed up by a teenager, will be shipped out this summer to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, between Hawaii and California, and which contains an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) spans 617,763 sq miles - more than twice the size of France, and contains at least 79,000 tons of plastic, research found last month.
Jay Feely, a former American football player who ended his career with the Chicago bears in 2014, posted an image Saturday of him holding a gun while standing with his daughter and her prom date. The image caused controversy for being in bad taste with the current climate on gun control, but Feely later responded, insisting the image was a joke and that he respects gun safety. "Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys," Feely tweeted.
Some 7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.
An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 63, including women and children, and wounded 119 outside a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Sunday, April 22, India’s Business Standard and other sources reported. Estimates of the number of people killed in the bombing, also acknowledged on Sunday by Islamic State’s propaganda arm, Amaq News, rose steadily through the day. Reports said the bombing was the latest attack on preparations for Afghanistan’s elections on October 20. “It happened at the entrance gate of the centre. It was a suicide attack,” Dawood Amin, Kabul police chief, told Agence France Presse. A second attack on Sunday in the northern province of Baghlan left six people dead, including three women and two children, in a roadside explosion. Credit: Azadi Radio
It was Record Store Day on Saturday 21 Apr 2018. ‘Buying records on the internet and having them delivered in nice brown parcels is so much more pleasant,’ writes Mark Goodall. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/Rex/Shutterstock
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rare vintage poster for a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double the expected price.
In these times of Russian meddling in democracies’ information environments and an authoritarian government in Russia hostile to media freedom, it would be a satisfying irony if Russia were to contribute indirectly to regulatory reform leading to greater media freedom in the UK. The thought occurred last week when Ofcom, the UK broadcasting regulator, opened seven new investigations into “the due impartiality of RT news and current affairs programmes”.
At least eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said.
This is horrifying moment a flight attendant tries to fix a window panel which has fallen off during a packed flight – less than 24 hours after a woman died when she was sucked through a plane window. The footage shows the aftermath of severe turbulence which had caused the frame to come loose and left three people needing hospital treatment. Many of the 240 passengers on board the Air India flight appear panicked as the crew member tries heroically to lodge the panel back in.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not recover from a knee injury in time to feature in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid with Mesut Ozil also a potential doubt. Mkhitaryan returned to light training on his own this week and, as Standard Sport reported yesterday, is recovering well from an injury that had led to initial fears he might miss the remainder of the season. The first-leg had always seemed too soon for the Armenian playmaker, who has not featured since limping out of the second leg of quarter-final against CSKA Moscow and Wenger has indeed confirmed that Mkhitaryan will not recover in time.
An elderly family dog stayed by the side of a three-year-old girl after she got lost in the Australian bush for more than 15 hours. Loyal Max, who is 17 years old, deaf and partially blind, led police to toddler Aurora after she wandered off into Queensland's Southern Downs, ABC News reported. Queensland Police tweeted: “SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night while we frantically searched for her.
LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.
Residents of major U.S. cities are becoming used to seeing docks for bike sharing programs nestled into parking spaces or next to subway station entrances. The modern concept of bike sharing—offering bikes for short-term public rental from multiple stations in cities—was launched in Copenhagen in 1995, but U.S. cities only started piloting their own systems in the past decade. California-based bike sharing startup LimeBike displays its bikes at a recently-launched pilot program in Burlingame, California, U.S. March 8, 2017.