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Gilets jaunes: How much anti-Semitism is beneath the yellow vests?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was subjected to anti-Semitic abuse The French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, has said she won’t join other political parties in a march against anti-Semitism on Tuesday, accusing France’s leaders of doing nothing to tackle Islamist networks in France and saying she will mark the occasion […]

Business

Could hackers ‘brainjack’ your memories in future?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could technologies of the future allow hackers into precious corners of our minds? Imagine being able to scroll through your memories like an Instagram feed, reliving with vivid details your favourite life moments and backing up the dearest ones. Now imagine a dystopian version of the same future in […]

UK News

Period Poverty causes one in four girls to miss school or work

More than a quarter of females have been unable to afford sanitary products, a new survey on period poverty has revealed. The issue was previously thought to affect one in 10 girls and women across England, Scotland and Wales, but research has showed this has increased to 27%. More than half of those asked said […]

Science/Nature

Supermoon 2019: Look up at closest Full Moon to Earth until 2026 | Science | News

The so-called Supermoon peaks in the early morning hours today, when the lunar orb approaches the Earth. Shortly after 9am UK time, the Full Moon will be near its point of perigee, which is its closest orbit of Earth. Later in the day, the Moon will reach full brightness – a Full Moon event sometimes known […]

Science/Nature

Fast fashion: ‘Penny on a garment’ to drive clothes recycling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs want to see more sustainable designs and repair services Clothing brands and retailers should pay a penny on every garment they sell to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme. That’s the view of MPs, who say “fast fashion” is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, water pollution, air […]

US & World

Could a defeated IS rebound?

Image copyright Manbar.me In short: yes, but not in the same form. The jihadist terror group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate”, which once ruled over nearly eight million people across Syria and Iraq, has been all but eliminated. The temptation for triumphalism in Western capitals is overwhelming. It has taken four-and-a-half years of relentless military pressure by a […]

Sport

Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger speaks out on Mesut Ozil’s recent struggles

The legendary French boss was in charge of Arsenal when Ozil renewed his deal (Picture: Getty) Arsene Wenger has suggested that Mesut Ozil’s recent struggles are down to falling into a ‘comfort zone’ after signing a new long-term contract with Arsenal. The German has found his first-team opportunities limited in recent months, with new boss […]

UK News

LBC presenter Maajid Nawaz ‘racially attacked’ in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maajid Nawaz is a presenter for LBC and an anti-extremism activist An anti-extremism campaigner said he was “racially attacked” and hit in the face outside a theatre. Maajid Nawaz said a white man attacked him while he was stood alone outside the Soho Theatre in central London. The LBC […]

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Netflix cancels The Punisher and Jessica Jones, ending its Marvel shows

Netflix has officially cancelled all of its Marvel live-action shows. Sarah Shatz/Netflix Netflix is officially no longer producing Marvel’s live-action shows. The streaming service has canceled both The Punisher and Jessica Jones, according to Deadline, with the latter’s third season set to debut as the last batch of Marvel live-action episodes on Netflix. “We are grateful […]