The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us | Afua Hirsch | Opinion | The Guardian


Many British people are ignorant about how racism works. Yet when black people try to explain, our experience is denied, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Source: The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us | Afua Hirsch | Opinion | The Guardian

White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid, congressional agency says – Reuters


The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday, in a blow for U.S. President Donald Trump as the Senate prepared to hold a trial on whether to remove him from office.

 

Source: White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid, congressional agency says – Reuters

Donald Trump’s rant against Iran is the howl of a dying empire | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian


As the president slurred ritualised abuse of Iran and pleas to Nato, we saw the US’s days as world hegemon dribbling away, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Source: Donald Trump’s rant against Iran is the howl of a dying empire | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iran’s cultural sites is a historic mistake : The Conversation


If the US makes good on the president’s threat, Iran’s heritage won’t be the only thing damaged. Washington’s reputation would also take a hit.

Source: Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iran’s cultural sites is a historic mistake :  The Conversation

The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian


It is impossible to feel justice has been done for the British teenager in the Cyprus rape case, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Source: The Cyprus rape case is a chilling reminder of the price women pay for speaking up | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian

Man killed lighting firework in Thailand on New Year’s Eve | Daily Mail Online


Gary McLaren, 50, was ringing in the New Year in the party resort of Pattaya with his Thai fiancee Jasmine when he tried to light a firework which exploded in his face, killing him.

Source: Man killed lighting firework in Thailand on New Year’s Eve | Daily Mail Online

Mother of British woman 19 convicted of lying about Aiya Napa gang rape calls for boycott of Cyprus | Daily Mail Online


The mother of the 19-year-old from Derbyshire has backed a social media campaign dubbed ‘#BoycottCyprus’ and an online petition to drop all charges against her daughter.

Source: Mother of British woman 19 convicted of lying about Aiya Napa gang rape calls for boycott of Cyprus | Daily Mail Online