Tag Archives: The Independant

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Investigative journalist killed in Malta car bomb was 'assassinated for exposing corruption'

The son of Malta’s well-known investigative journalist, who worked on the Panama Papers exposé, said she was assassinated because of her work exposing corruption.   Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed in a car bomb on Monday soon after leaving her home in Mosta, on the north side of the island. The explosion occurred near the village of Bidnija, sending ...

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Death toll climbs to 61 after Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan police station

Taliban suicide car bombers and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 61 people, including the police chief, and wounding 160, in the deadliest of a series of attacks across the country, officials and militants said. The attack targeted a police training centre attached to the headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, and the ...

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US declares Somalia truck bombing disaster and sends 'immediate' aid after criticism for Puerto Rico response

The US has dispatched a military plane packed with medical and humanitarian supplies to Somalia, after the top American diplomat in the country declared the bomb attack that killed 300 people met the criteria to “warrant immediate US government assistance”. With a speed that some will say contrasted with way the Trump administration reacted when a powerful hurricane tore into ...

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Plan a legendary autumn getaway to Wales

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Explore the beautiful coastline, plenty of hiking routes and an epic food scene in the country of legends Click here to Read from the source

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Pixel 2: Best and worst features of Google's new smartphones

Google has gone head-to-head with Apple and Samsung by launching the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its latest high-end mobiles. They’re designed to sit at the top of the smartphone tree, above the likes of the Galaxy S8, Note 8, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but they’re not quite perfect. Here’s what you need to know about the Pixel ...

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Discover an epic culinary experience in Wales

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Have a taste of the country's flavours of delicious local produce, plenty of craft beer, wines and spirits, plus award-winning gastropubs and foodie trails Click here to Read from the source

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Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear plant on strike over wages

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site have launched the first of two 12-hour strikes in a dispute over pay and conditions. Members of the GMB union walked out at 6am, with a similar stoppage planned for Thursday. The union accused Sellafield management of failing to keep promises made in July to settle the dispute. GMB official Chris Jukes said: “Management ...

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Slaves on our Streets: Anti-Slavery Commissioner praises Independent special investigation's impact

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC), Kevin Hyland, says The Independent and Evening Standard special investigation into modern slavery has already had a positive effect on efforts to combat the problem in the capital. “[The investigation] has been key,” said Hyland. “It has only been going a month but it is really starting to generate responses. We’re already seeing more reports, ...

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Republic of Ireland to face Denmark in 2018 World Cup play-off as Northern Ireland face Switzerland

The Republic of Ireland will face Denmark in the qualification play-offs for the 2018 World Cup, with Northern Ireland paired with Switzerland. The draw, which took place at Fifa’s headquarter in Zurich on Tuesday afternoon, is a generous one for both Irish sides as it means they avoid play-off heavyweights Italy and Croatia, with all ties being played over two ...

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Catalonia: Spain's constitutional court declares Catalan referendum law void

Spain’s top court has officially ruled that Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain’s constitution. The Catalan regional parliament passed the so-called “self-determination referendum law” in early September. Regional leaders went on to stage the October 1 referendum on whether the region should separate from Spain. Spain’s Constitutional Court had earlier ...

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