Thursday, January 20

Day: December 4, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn condemns bullying of MPs who support bombing ISIS in Syria
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn condemns bullying of MPs who support bombing ISIS in Syria

    Corbyn condemns 'bullying' of Labour MPs who support bombing IS Jeremy Corbyn has condemned bullying towards Labour MPs who support bombing in Syria. As MPs held a marathon ten hour debate to discuss escalating the UK's involvement in the fight against ISIS, the Labour leader to Facebook to declare any such behaviour unacceptable. He said politics is about passion, values and principles", but that he wanted the debate to be conducted in a "comradely fashion. He went on: Over recent days I have received a number of reports that there have been some incidents where Labour Party members and MPs have been abused. He said the Prime Minister took part in similar abuse, when he reportedly declared anyone who would vote against action "terrorist sympathisers" in a private meeting ...
Cairo restaurant firebomb attack kills 16
ENGLISH, Europe

Cairo restaurant firebomb attack kills 16

    At least 16 people have been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after firebomb was thrown into a res-taurant, reports BBC. The attack happened in the Agouza area, in the city centre. The Cairo Post newspaper said three masked men threw the device into the venue before fleeing. Re-ports say the target also contained a nightclub. Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying one of the suspects is a disgruntled ex-employee. The agency said the restaurant was in the basement of the building, making it harder for people to es-cape. The victims died from burns or the effects of inhaling smoke, it said. At least five other people were injured. Cairo has previously been rocked by a series of attacks on security forces and civilians carried out by suspected...
Labour sweeps to conclusive victory in Oldham by election
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Labour sweeps to conclusive victory in Oldham by election

    Jim McMahon defeats Ukip challenge with massive majority in first poll test of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership Labour has comfortably won its first parliamentary by-election since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, storming ahead of Ukip by 10,835 votes in Oldham West and Royton in Greater Manchester. Jim McMahon, the 35-year-old leader of Oldham council, will swap the town hall for Westminster after persuading 17,322 people to vote for him. Turnout was 40.26% – not an embarrassment on a very rainy Thursday in December. Ukip’s John Bickley, a Cheshire-based businessman, was runner-up, on 6,487. It was his fourth second place in Greater Manchester in less than two years, having lost out to Labour in byelections in Wythenshawe and Sale East in February 2014 and Heywood and Middl...