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Day: August 25, 2018

McDonald’s condemned for using chickens that suffer heart failure
Featured, United Kingdom

McDonald’s condemned for using chickens that suffer heart failure

    McDonald’s is under fire from animal-welfare activists who say the chickens it uses for food suffer heart failure and lameness because they are forced to grow fat too quickly. Menu items such as McNuggets, chicken sandwiches and salads come from birds that have been selectively bred over time to put on weight more rapidly than is natural, causing painful health problems, according to the campaigners. They claim the world’s biggest fast-food chain failed to address the issue of the fast-growing breed when it issued a new animal-welfare policy last year. The animal welfare campaigners have now launched a worldwide campaign, beginning with McDonald’s, lobbying against companies that use the breed in intensive farming systems. The new guidelines that McDonald’s issued...
Roma fan jailed for violent disorder in Liverpool
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Roma fan jailed for violent disorder in Liverpool

    An Italian football fan has been jailed after a Liverpool supporter suffered a catastrophic head injury before the Champions League semi-final. Roma supporter Daniele Sciusco, 29, was handed a two-and-a-half year sentence after he admitted violent disorder ahead of the Anfield match on 24 April. Sean Cox, 53, is out of a coma but still in a serious condition after the violence, although Sciusco was not directly involved in causing his injuries. Filippo Lombardi, 21, denies violent disorder and inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox and is due to stand trial later this year. Recorder of Preston Judge Mark Brown said whilst sentencing Sciusco on Friday: The Champions League semi-final was a major international football event that was being televised across Europe...
Corbyn reported to MP standards watchdog over Zionist comment
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Corbyn reported to MP standards watchdog over Zionist comment

    Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn has been reported to the parliamentary standards watchdog by a Tory MP over a comment he made suggesting British Zionists do not understand English irony. Helen Grant argued the comment, which also drew criticism from Jewish Labour members, breached the MPs' code of conduct and brought Parliament into disrepute. Footage emerged from a conference in 2013 in which Mr Corbyn said: British Zionists clearly have two problems. One is they don't want to study history and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don't understand English irony either. Ms Grant, the Tory vice chair for communities, has written to Kathryn Stone, parliamentary commissioner for standards, asking that Mr Corbyn be investigat...
Scott Morrison named new Australian prime minister
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Scott Morrison named new Australian prime minister

    Australia’s new prime minister Scott Morrison, a staunch conservative and devout evangelical Christian, yesterday pledged to heal the ruling Liberal party after  a week of infighting that outgoing leader Malcolm Turnbull said left his nation dumbstruck and so appalled. Following a brutal party brawl, Mr Morrison emerged victorious as leader in a 45-40 party-room vote against Peter Dutton, a hardliner who led a coup against Mr Turnbull. Mr Morrison, formerly the treasurer, equivalent to Chancellor of the Exchequer, was sworn in on Friday by the Governor-General, the Queen’s representative, to become Australia’s sixth prime minister in eight years. There has been a lot of talk this week about whose side people are on in this building, he said. As the new generation ...