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Woman Praised For Blocking Her Date After He Paid For $500 Dinner
On the first couple of dates, it can be confusing to determine who should pay the bill. In a recent Reddit post shared to the popular “Am I The A**hole?” subreddit, a woman explained that her date had asked her what her favourite restaurant was, and,
The Independent3 min readDiscrimination & Race Relations
Voices: Jemima Goldsmith: I Have Muslim And Jewish Family – I Want To Talk About Antisemitism AND Islamophobia
I am going to attempt nuance on the issue of the Middle East, which right now, is a dangerous thing – but here goes: Antisemitism is on the rise everywhere and it is terrifying for Jewish people. There is also an under-acknowledged problem with antis
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Strictly Star Layton Williams Ecstatic After Receiving First Perfect Score Of 2023 Series
Strictly viewers were left stunned as Craig Revel Horwood “finally” delivered a score of 10, resulting in the first perfect mark of the 2023 series. Musical theatre star Layton Williams found himself in the dreaded dance off in last week’s episode, b
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More Than 60% Of Scottish Bank Branches Shut Since 2015, Figures Show
More than 60% of bank branches in Scotland have closed in a nine-year period, figures show, as Labour pledged to prevent further high street “decline”. The latest figures published by Which? reveal 636 banks and building societies will have closed by
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
Iran Exploiting Focus On Gaza To Carry Out ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Executions, Human Rights Groups Say
Iran is exploiting the global focus on the conflict in Gaza as a pretext to carry out an “unprecedented” number of executions since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas conflict on 7 October, human rights groups have alleged. The Iranian government has
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Keir Starmer Sparks Labour Backlash After Praising Thatcher In Tory Voter Bid
Sir Keir Starmer has piled praise on Margaret Thatcher in a bid to win over disillusioned Tory voters. The Labour leader paid tribute to the former prime minister, who he said effected “meaningful change” and “set loose Britain’s natural entrepreneur
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Cop28: Women Turn To Community To Weather Climate Crisis And Inflation In Bangladesh
Bangladesh is among the 10 most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, and unless the global community steps up at Cop28 to fund loss and damage for countries like it, it will continue to suffer as the weather worsens. With over 185 adverse weat
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
The Fatal Stabbing Of A German Tourist By A Suspected Radical Puts Sharp Focus On The Paris Olympics
A bloodstain by a bridge over the Seine river was the only remaining sign on Sunday of a fatal knife attack 12 hours earlier on a German tourist, allegedly carried out by a young man under watch for suspected Islamic radicalization. The random attack
The Independent4 min readSoccer
Gareth Southgate: England Must Have Humility To Start Again In Euro 2024
Gareth Southgate says England must have the “humility to start again” as the Euro 2020 runners-up look to go one glorious step further in Germany next summer. Impressive progress during the former defender’s seven-year reign means the side ranked thi
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Gabriel Martinelli Desperate For Arsenal To Stay At Premier League Summit
Gabriel Martinelli is determined to ensure Arsenal stay at the Premier League summit after the Gunners’ narrow victory over Wolves guaranteed them top spot heading into the midweek fixtures. Mikel Arteta’s side ran out 2-1 winners at the Emirates Sta
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Joao Felix Sinks Parent Club Atletico Madrid As Barcelona Move Third
Joao Felix undid his parent club as a first-half finish from the Portugal international earned Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium. Felix lifted the ball over goalkeeper Jan Oblak in deft fashion in the
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I’m A Celebrity: Nigel Farage Reveals He Was Once ‘Run Over’ By Car
Nigel Farage referenced the time he was hit by a car on the latest episode of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. Ahead of this year’s first elimination, the former UKIP and Brexit Party leader told his campmates how he was once “run over” during a
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Erling Haaland Posts Furious Response To Major Referee Mistake In Man City Draw
Erling Haaland took to social media to post an immediate response to a major refereeing error at the end of Manchester City and Tottenham’s thrilling 3-3 draw at the Etihad, and the striker could now face disciplinary action. Haaland led the protest
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I’ve Knocked Off A Lot Of Rust – Tiger Woods Pleased With Progress In Comeback
Tiger Woods felt he had made significant progress after completing 72 holes in his latest comeback from injury in the Hero World Challenge. Competing for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery after withdrawing from the Masters in April, Woods
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Unai Emery Praises ‘Strong’ Ollie Watkins After Late Equaliser At Bournemouth
Unai Emery saluted Ollie Watkins after he scored a superb 90th-minute equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth. Watkins was facing backwards when he nodded in substitute Moussa Diaby’s cross as Villa twice came from behind to rescue a share of
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American Airlines Passenger Claims He Was Forced To Hide ‘Palestine’ Sweater On Flight
A passenger has claimed he was forced to hide a Palestine sweater on board an American Airlines flight. The man, who was travelling on American Airlines flight 2829 from New York JFK to Phoenix, took to social media to condemn the airline for the all
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House Of The Dragon Fans ‘Dreading’ Red Wedding-style Scene As Season 2 Trailer Arrives
House of the Dragon fans are already “dreading” a season two scene following the debut of a new trailer. The first footage from the forthcoming HBO season was released online on Saturday (2 December), hinting at dramatic events to come. Season one of
The Independent4 min readInternational Relations
Kissinger's Unwavering Support For Brutal Regimes Still Haunts Latin America
In Chile, leftists were tortured, tossed from helicopters and forced to watch relatives be raped. In Argentina, many were “disappeared” by members of the brutal military dictatorship that held detainees in concentration camps. It all happened with th
The Independent2 min readInternational Relations
North Korea Commences Spy Satellite Operations - Report
North Korea has said its military satellite has begun its reconnaissance “mission”, days after the country launched its first spy satellite into orbit and drew condemnation for violating sanctions. The reconnaissance satellite operation office at the
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As Host Of UN COP28 Climate Talks, The Autocratic UAE Is Now Allowing In Critics It Once Kept Out
As participants at the United Nations' COP28 climate talks filed in Sunday for another day of talks, they found themselves greeted by a rare sight in the United Arab Emirates — a protest. From activism about the Israel-Hamas war to environmental iss
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Baroness Glenys Kinnock, Former Minister And Wife Of Ex-Labour Leader, Dies Aged 79
Baroness Glenys Kinnock died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday with her husband and former Labour Party leader Lord Kinnock by her side, her family said. She served as a minister in Sir Tony Blair’s Labour government and also represented Wales in the
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Mitchell Johnson: Does David Warner Deserve To Sign Off From Tests On Own Terms?
Mitchell Johnson has launched on astonishing broadside at David Warner, questioning whether his former Australia team-mate deserves to sign off from Tests on his own terms. Warner has been Australia’s linchpin opener for over a decade and key to thei
The Independent3 min readGender Studies
Liz Truss To Propose Law Banning Biological Males From Single-sex Spaces
Liz Truss will introduce a draft law to ban biological males from entering single-sex spaces and prevent children from attempting to change gender. The former prime minister, who spent just 49 days in office, was among 20 MPs selected to bring forwar
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Suspect In Paris Attack, Which Left British Man Injured, ‘Pledged Support To IS’
A man who allegedly killed a German tourist and injured a British national in a suspected terror attack in Paris had pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State, authorities said. The man, named by AP as Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, is accused o
The Independent2 min readInternational Relations
White House Says US Wasn’t Aware Of Intel On 7 October Israel Attack
A senior White House official on Sunday sought to distance the Biden administration from potential political fallout stemming from the damning revelation that Israeli intelligence agencies discovered plans by Hamas to carry out an attack like the one
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Jos Buttler Admits Concerns Over Poor Run Of Form After West Indies Beat England
Jos Buttler admitted his run of low scores has “gone on for a lot longer than I would have liked” after the England captain’s World Cup hangover continued in the Caribbean. Buttler was out for three off 13 balls against the West Indies in Antigua, hi
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Kindertransport Refugees Mark 85th Anniversary Of Rescue Operation
Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis has told Kindertransport refugees that they are a source of “inspiration” at a time of rising antisemitism, as they gathered to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the rescue operation. A ceremony was held to mark the o
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Harry Brook Helps England Set West Indies 326 As Jos Buttler Struggles Continue
Harry Brook underscored England’s bid for regeneration with an important 71 but captain Jos Buttler’s lean run of form continued in their first ODI against the West Indies in Antigua. A chastening World Cup campaign has ushered in a new era for Engla
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Tourist Killed And Two Others Injured In Paris Attack
One person has died and another was injured after an attack in central Paris, near the Eiffel Tower. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced the incident on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. “The police have just courageously ar
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Police Declare Major Incident And Urge Against Travel To Cumbria After Snowfall
Cumbria Police has urged people not to travel to the county on Sunday after it declared a major incident because of heavy snowfall on the county’s roads. The force said a multi-agency response was ongoing on Saturday evening to “minimise the challeng
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