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Cost of renting one bed property soars in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cost of renting one bed property soars in UK

    The Guardian Property for sale in Peckham, south London. Renters in London are typically handing over 57% of their pay. The cost of renting a one-bedroom property in the UK has risen to swallow almost half of the average young worker’s take-home pay, according to figures, while those living in London are typically handing over 57% of their monthly wages. The average cost of a new tenancy on a one-bedroom home hit £746 a month in May, taking up 48% of the take-home pay of a worker aged under 30, data from property firm Countrywide showed. In London, the average rent on a one-bed property was £1,133 in May, Countrywide said. Rising rents had outstripped growth in earnings to such an extent in the capital that since 2007 the proportion of take-home pay used to meet the cost h...
WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails Julian Assange
America, ENGLISH

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails Julian Assange

    Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organisation is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under FBI investigation to determine whether she broke federal law by using her private email in sending classified information. A new WikiLeaks release of Clinton emails is likely to fan a controversy that has bedevilled her campaign and provide further ammunition for Donald Trump, her Republican presidential rival, who has used the issue to attack her. Assange’s comments came in an interview on ITV’s Peston on Sunday. We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton  We have emails pending publication, that is correct, Assange said. He did no...
Number of homeless people increases in Los Angeles
ENGLISH, Europe

Number of homeless people increases in Los Angeles

    The number of homeless people in Los Angeles County jumped by nearly six percent over the past year to 46,874, in part due to a historic housing shortage, authorities said on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) said in its report that the increase came about despite a reduction in the number of homeless veterans and homeless families. Homelessness among veterans dropped by 30 percent across the county, while the number of homeless families fell by 18 percent, largely thanks to an increase in funding by the federal government. Homelessness responds to resources, said LAHSA executive director Peter Lynn. When we have systematically applied city, county and federal resources, we see results. According to the report, the number of homeless people in ...
Trump quickly ties Florida shootings to Islamists
America, ENGLISH

Trump quickly ties Florida shootings to Islamists

    In the wake of the deadliest shooting in US history, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wasted little time suggesting the attack was tied to Islamist militants, while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton initially did not make that connection. As President Barack Obama today addressed the nation about the incident that killed 50 people and wounded 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Trump assailed him for his longstanding refusal to refer to Islamic State and other extremist groups as in part representing the religion of Islam. Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism?, Trump tweeted as the president was speaking. If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace. Trump in a later tweet claimed the gunman shouted Allah ...
Islamic State Claims Worst Shooting In US History
America, ENGLISH

Islamic State Claims Worst Shooting In US History

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Orlando nightclub shooting, which killed 50 people and injured 53 others, according to the Amaq news agency, which is tied to the group. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in US history, eclipsing the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre which left 32 people dead. "The armed attack that targeted a gay nightclub in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter," Amaq said. The Islamic State claim comes after US media reported that a man, suspected to have been the gunman, swore allegiance to IS in a 911 call around the time of the attack. He also reportedly mentioned the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, according to CNN. A number of offi...