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World’s longest-jailed journalist freed after 19 years as Uzbekistan’s President ends confessions under torture

Human-rights activists are celebrating after the world’s longest-imprisoned journalist was freed after 19 years in jail in Uzbekistan. Yusuf Ruzimuradov was tortured and underwent a bogus trial on false political charges, according to the Human Rights Watch group.  But as they breathed a sigh of relief, campaigners called on the country’s President to drop charges...

Oscars 2018: Who were the activists with Common and why were they so important?

Common used his Oscars performance to condemn Donald Trump’s “hate” and the National Rifle Association.  The American rapper’s performance of “Stand Up for Something” with singer Andra Day has been held up by many as one of the highlights of this year’s Academy Awards. In keeping with the explicitly political message of the rendition,...

Oscars 2018: Why actors are wearing orange pins on the red carpet

While the Oscars are a celebration of film, this year’s ceremony looks set to be particularly politically charged, various filmmakers standing for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.  Some attendees will also be wearing orange pins on the red carpet. According to People, many will be donning ‘Wear Orange to Prevent Gun...

White House accuses Russia of killing civilians in Syria

The White House has accused Russia of killing Syrian civilians in one of its most direct condemnations of Moscow’s wartime conduct. Defying a 30-day United Nations ceasefire agreement, Russia went on to “kill innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations”, the White House said in a statement. “This is the same...

Google launched its own job search engine – here’s how it works

Google launched its own job search engine — here’s how it works Looking for a job? Just Google it. The tech giant recently launched its own job search feature, Google for Jobs. As Business Insider’s Matt Weinberger reports, the new feature employs machine learning-trained algorithms to sort and organise job listings from a range of...

UK weather: Experts forecast big freeze and Storm Emma could cost UK economy £1bn a day

Disruption caused by the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures of the past week could cost the UK economy £1bn a day, experts have forecast. The big freeze may even halve Britain's GDP growth in the first three months of the year, it has been claimed. Economists fear it could become the most expensive weather chaos...

8 best wines by female producers

This International Women’s Day we’re raising a glass to the fantastic female wine producers around the world. For a long time, the wine business has been heavily dominated by men, but over the years this has slowly started to change, with many women smashing the glass ceiling, and no doubt a...

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn expects Premier League to embrace VAR

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn expects the Premier League to embrace video assistant referees (VAR) after the system's permanent use was approved by soccer lawmakers. The technology is set to be used at this year's World Cup in Russia after it was unanimously approved by the International Football Association Board (Ifab). "I...

Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman has won the award for Best Actor at the 2018 Oscars. He wins for Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright, which sees him transform into Winston Churchill to tell the story of the opening days of World War II; as Nazi Germany advanced into Western Europe, Churchill and his cabinet...

Closing gender pay gap would boost UK women’s pay by £90bn every year, research shows

Women across the UK would collectively be paid £90bn more every year if it weren’t for the gender pay gap, new research has revealed. A comprehensive report published by professional services firm PwC on Monday also shows that the UK’s progress towards empowering women in the workplace has been much more sluggish...

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