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Day: October 17, 2017

A huge hate crime recorded this year in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

A huge hate crime recorded this year in UK

    Recorded hate crimes jumped by 29% last year exacerbated by the EU referendum and Westminster Bridge terror attack, new figures show. Over 80,000 offences were committed in England and Wales over the last 12 months up from 62,518 in 2015/16. The figures, released by the Home Office on Tuesday, represent the largest jump since records began in 2011. Types of hate crime recorded Race - 78% Sexual orientation - 11% Religious - 7% Disability - 7% Transgender - 2% Some hate crimes had more than one motivating factor, the Home Office said, explaining why the sum breached 100%. The department revealed there was a genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum and after the Westminster Bridge terror attack in March that killed five people. It also attributed the r...
Brexit can’t be done which Theresa May should tell the nation
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit can’t be done which Theresa May should tell the nation

    As she tries to move the Brexit negotiations forward, how much better would Theresa May and the country feel if the speech she made to her party went as follows. Leadership is about confronting the great challenges. But Brexit is the biggest challenge we have faced since the second world war. So I intend to devote my speech, in four parts, to this alone. First, I want to explain why I voted remain because for all its faults, the European Union has been a force for good in Europe and in the UK. I believed that our future prosperity and security, and opportunities for our young people, would be enhanced by staying in. Second, I want to explain why, nonetheless, I was something of a reluctant remainer. The truth is, there is a lot wrong with the EU. So though I voted remain, ...
Three dead as hurricane Ophelia force gales continue destructive path across UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Three dead as hurricane Ophelia force gales continue destructive path across UK

    Monster Storm Ophelia is set to wreak more havoc as it continues its deadly path across the British Isles. Three people died when hurricane-force winds as high as 119mph battered Ireland on Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and a path of chaos in its wake. Now Scotland is braced for fierce gusts, with flood warnings in place on the west coast. A yellow weather alert for wind has also been issued Northern Ireland, southern and central Scotland, the north of England and north west Wales. Ireland bore the brunt of Ophelia’s wrath as she claimed three lives on Monday. One man was killed in Ravensdale, Dundalk, when a car he was in was struck by a tree at around 2.45pm, Ireland’s Garda said. He was named in reports as Fintan Goss, 33, a father-of-two. In Cahir...
Teen auctions her virginity for an iPhone 8
Asia, ENGLISH

Teen auctions her virginity for an iPhone 8

    A teenage girl in China who claimed to be auctioning off her virginity in return for an iPhone 8 was taught a terrifying lesson. The 17-year-old is reported to have posted her offer in an online forum, where she said she would give up her virginity for a cash payment of around £2,300. But her post was discovered by a vlogger who hosts a show, and they set up an interview with the unsuspecting teen, known as Xiao Chen, reports the Mirror. Footage posted by vlogger Nana, 21, shows the pair meeting in a tea house, where Xiao Chen explains that one of her friends slept with a wealthy stranger and earned easy money. The girls claims she wants to order to buy the new iPhone 8 which all her friends have - although several people have said the footage is fake. Nana, whose show foc...
Girl Smashes Gender Stereotypes By Answering Sexist Homework Question
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Girl Smashes Gender Stereotypes By Answering Sexist Homework Question

    A girl answered a homework question in the best way, smashing gender stereotypes while she was at it. Yasmin’s answer to an assignment asking her to think of another word for a hospital lady, was shared on Twitter by her dad. The assignment involved answering the question with a word that includes the letters ur. So she wrote surgeon. Her dad explained both he and his wife are surgeons. However her teacher, who was marking the sheet with red pen, added or nurse. Back in June 2017, a mum decided to rewrite her daughter’s homework after being frustrated by the sexist message it was sending. The story was about a child being unhappy that her mum was going back to work. It referenced the working dad making a bad breakfast. Here’s the homework assignment my daughter brought hom...