Tag Archives: The Independant

Rashan Charles's family 'devastated' by decision not to prosecute Met Police officer

The family of a young black man who died while in police restraint has said they are “devastated” after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced the police officer who restrained him would not face charges. Rashan Charles died in the early hours of 22 July after being chased into a shop in the east London district of Dalston, where CCTV showed an ...

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Arsenal fans furious to learn of Thierry Henry's apparent role in Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United transfer

Arsenal supporters have angrily lashed out at club legend Thierry Henry, after Alexis Sanchez claimed the Frenchman inspired him to leave the club for Manchester United. United announced on Monday evening that they had signed Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Sanchez has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the club, while Arsenal announced that ...

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Opiod addiction knows no colour, but its treatment does

On a street lined with rubbish trucks, in an industrial edge of Brooklyn, dozens of people start filing into an unmarked building before the winter sun rises. Patients gather here every day to visit the Vincent Dole Clinic, where they are promised relief from their cravings and from the constant search for heroin on the streets. Robert Perez exited the clinic ...

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Cyberwarfare with Russia 'now greater threat than terrorism', warns British Army chief

Enemy states using hybrid “weapons” ranging from assassinations and cyber attacks to the use of fake news and corruption now pose a greater threat to the UK and the West than terrorism, the head of the British Army has warned. Vladimir Putin’s Russia  is the “arch exponent” of this form of clandestine combat and “represents the most complex and capable ...

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Brexit: UK has already 'agreed in principle' with EU to Norway-style transition

The UK has already “agreed in principle” to a Norway-style Brexit transition period in which it accepts all EU rules with no power to shape them, a senior figure in Brussels has told The Independent. A key member of the European Parliament’s Brexit team said British negotiators raised no objections to the plans, which would mean accepting free movement and customs union rules, and ...

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Swansea vs Liverpool LIVE! Latest score and updates from the Premier League

Liverpool travel to basement boys Swansea tonight in search of all three points as they look to draw level with Chelsea on 50 points. Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in 18 games, an impressive record that stretches back to their 4-1 humbling at Tottenham. The same can’t be said for Swansea whose last defeat came at the turn of the year ...

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Sergei Eisenstein: Who was the legendary Soviet film director who made Battleship Potemkin?

Today’s animated Google Doodle marks what would have been the 120th birthday of Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), a true giant of world cinema whose role in crafting the visual language of screen storytelling in the industry’s earliest days proved pivotal and whose legacy continues to influence directors in the 21st century. Born in what is now Riga, Latvia, Sergei studied ...

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More than 1 million elderly people fear they won't be able to pay energy bills this winter, new research reveals

More than 1 million elderly people fear they won’t be able to afford to pay their energy bills this winter, according to new research Almost two fifths of the 2,031 people aged over 65 surveyed by Comparethemarket.com said they would ration their energy usage over the winter because of increasing costs. That’s in spite of the fact that 88 per ...

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Novak Djokovic knocked out by Hyeon Chung in Australian Open fourth round

Novak Djokovic suffered a recurrence of his elbow problems and was beaten in the fourth round of the Australian Open by an inspired Chung Hyeon. The 21-year-old Korean showed Djokovic-like powers of defence and a steely nerve at the big moments to take advantage of his opponent’s troubles and win 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 7-6 (7/3). Djokovic arrived at Melbourne Park ...

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Underwater 'Lord of the Rings-like' volcanic landscape discovered off Australian coast

They are being likened to illustrations from The Lord of the Rings, but these pictures of a craggy landscape do not come from a fantasy world. Instead, they reveal a hidden volcanic landscape buried deep beneath the sea off southern Australia. Scientists from the University of Adelaide, the University of Aberdeen and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation used 3-D seismic reflection data gathered as part ...

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