The majority of the people killed (69%) were shot, while others were burned and beaten to death. Show Hide The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. Nearly all of Myanmar's 1.1 million Rohingya live in the western coastal state of Rakhine. Extremist nationalist movements insist the group are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, although the Rohingya say they are native to Rakhine state. The high death toll tallies with reports from numerous journalists and human rights groups.
December 14, 2017 08:25 UTC
A Muslim man has launched a discrimination case against the holiday company Butlins after he claims his teenage daughter was barred from using the dodgems because she was wearing a hijab. Nasser complained and asked to see a policy banning hijabs at Butlins. “But wearing a hijab is not a disability or a physical injury. She said Butlins was disappointed that Nasser felt his daughter had been deliberately treated unfavourably because of her hijab and sent “sincere apologies”. A Butlin’s spokesman said: “Our team are trained not to compromise when it comes to the safety of our guests.
December 14, 2017 07:52 UTC
Malan helped England past the 200 mark on the first day of the Waca Test Paul Kane/Getty ImagesDawid Malan’s fourth Test fifty for England eased the nerves for the touring side as they responded to the loss of four wickets on the opening day of the third Ashes Test in Perth. Malan, the left-hander, pushed on in century partnership with Jonny Bairstow, the wicketkeeper, after Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat in a Test that England cannot afford to lose if they are to win this series. Malan came to the crease to join Mark Stoneman, England’s other half-centurion of the day, before the opener was dismissed controversially for 56, caught behind by Tim Paine off the bowling of Mitchell Starc following a review. It left England in a precarious spot: 131 for four with Root, the captain, already…
December 14, 2017 07:38 UTC
Indeed, a typical wine glass 300 years ago would only have held about a half of today’s smallest “official” measure of 125ml. They found wine glass capacity increased from 66ml in the 1700s to 417ml in the 2000s, with the mean wine glass size in 2016-17 even higher at 449ml. “Wine glasses became a common receptacle from which wine was drunk around 1700,” says first author Dr Zorana Zupan. Larger, stylish wine glasses can also increase the pleasure from drinking wine, which may also increase the desire to drink more. The Wine and Spirits Trade Association said sociological trends were probably part of the reason for the growing wine glasses.
The top 0.1% gained 13% of the world’s wealth, and the top 0.001% – about 76,000 people – collected 4% of all the new wealth created since 1980. The researchers noted that “most of that increase in inequality was due to the rise of the top 0.1% wealth owners”. The world’s richest person is Amazon’s founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, who has a $98.8bn (£73.9bn) fortune, according to the Bloomberg billionaires index. Bezos, the biggest shareholder in Amazon, has seen his wealth increase by $33bn over the past year alone. The report said a tenth of the world’s wealth was held in tax havens.
Health officials at Central and North West London NHS foundation trust (CNWL) believe the number of people at risk of suffering mental health disorders could reach more than 10,000. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A ‘Justice for Grenfell’ sign hangs on a tree near Grenfell Tower. Mental health workers will be on hand to help survivors who struggle during the service. “The people in Grenfell Tower were forgotten about and ignored before the fire and this is a chance for people across the country to unite and stand with us,” said Jacqui Haynes, the chair of the Lancaster West residents’ association, which includes Grenfell Tower. Jim O’Donnell, the deputy borough director of mental health at CNWL, said significant numbers of people were not ready for help.
The man, whom the Guardian has chosen to refer to as Jyran, was told on 6 December by the department of immigration to prepare to be deported imminently from Australia. He is not alleged to have been a fighter: his arrest warrant states he faces charges of “assisting anti-government activities and supporting and assisting a terrorist organisation”. “It is highly likely that the outstanding arrest warrant will be exercised on his arrival in Sri Lanka,” Jyran’s lawyer, Alison Battisson, told the committee. “These interim measures are quite rare – this illustrates the very real concern the UN has over Australia’s practices of refouling Tamils to Sri Lanka. “Australia does not remove people to Sri Lanka who engage Australia’s non‑refoulement obligations.
December 14, 2017 02:56 UTC
The Bullitt County sheriff, Donnie Tinnell, said Johnson shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. He won his election despite Republican leaders urging him to drop out of the race after racist Facebook posts he made came to light. He referenced the former Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. It has won this life, BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.” The post appears to have been removed. The sexual assault accusations against Johnson were revealed as a sexual harassment scandal involving four other Republican lawmakers was unfolding at the state capitol.
December 14, 2017 02:48 UTC
El Salvador's anti-abortion law makes criminals of mothers who miscarry Read moreAuthorities charged Vásquez with aggravated murder and she was convicted in 2008. Today the Salvadoran court chose to deny Teodora her due process.”Human rights group Amnesty International called the decision a step back for justice. “Teodora’s tragic story is a sad illustration of everything that is wrong with the justice system in El Salvador, where human rights seem to be a foreign concept,” said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty’s Americas director. The two organisations have filed two cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of some of the “Las17” women. Prior to the change in new legislation, abortion was only available to women if their lives were in danger.
December 14, 2017 02:46 UTC
Danuta Hübner, a former EU commissioner, asked MPs to use their powers to soften Brexit Getty ImagesSenior MEPs celebrated the government’s defeat as a victory for democracy and a check on a hard Brexit. Theresa May’s setback on the eve of a critical European Union summit is regarded in Brussels as a weakening of the government’s negotiating position that will lead to a softer exit in 2019. The Commons vote gives MPs a much stronger say on the terms of Brexit in a significant challenge to the prime minister’s already fragile authority. Most MPs are hostile to Brexit and, along with the European parliament, will now have the final say on the withdrawal agreement. Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit negotiator, welcomed the defeat as “taking back control” for pro-Europe MPs and MEPs, hinting at a potential new alliance to dilute…
December 14, 2017 00:33 UTC
Modern wine glasses are seven times bigger than they were in the 18th century Paul Harding/Press AssociationEvery era leaves its mark on Christmas: the Middle Ages gave us Christmas pudding; roast potatoes were a Georgian delicacy and the Victorians perfected turkey and crackers. Now scientists say that the distinctive contribution of the 21st century may turn out to be drunkenness. Wine glasses are seven times larger than they were in the 18th century and much of the increase has come since 2000, researchers at Cambridge University have found. After an exhaustive study into the collections of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the tableware of the Royal Household and the John Lewis catalogue, they say that the swelling size of our glasses could be causing us to over-indulge. They suggest that making glasses smaller could cut people’s drinking.
December 14, 2017 00:23 UTC
Bookmakers had told an undercover journalist that they would sell details of rigged periods of play in the third Ashes Test Will Russell/Getty ImagesThe International Cricket Council says there is “no evidence” of match-fixing in the third Ashes Test. The Sun reported this morning that two bookmakers had told an undercover journalist that they would sell details of rigged periods of play in the third Test. The pair asked for up to £140,000 to spot-fix events such as the exact number of runs in a particular over. The Sun reported that the bookmakers did not name any England players in connection with fixing, but did name players of other nationalities with whom they had worked. The newspaper handed over a dossier of their investigation to the ICC anti-corruption unit who released a statement last night.
December 14, 2017 00:20 UTC
Lord Pannick represented Gina Miller last year in her Supreme Court case, arguing successfully that ministers had to consult parliament before triggering Brexit Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesJudges fear being dragged into political controversy by provisions in the Brexit bill that allow them to take account of rulings of the European Court of Justice after the UK leaves, a QC has warned. The EU Withdrawal Bill makes clear that domestic courts will no longer be bound by new ECJ rulings after Brexit. Where appropriate, however, they will be able to consider the court’s findings on EU laws which have been “retained” by the UK. Lord Pannick, a crossbench peer and barrister, warned that this could expose judges to political challenges from both supporters and critics of the EU and suggested it may be better to state that UK courts should normally follow the judgments of the ECJ. Lord Pannick told the Lords…
December 14, 2017 00:04 UTC
Kirsty Brimelow, QCWhat if the world order was entirely different? It is a dystopian fiction where girls have the power to kill with a single touch. The world starts to realign: victims of trafficking overthrow their traffickers, oppressed women in the Middle East burn society’s chains and all-female armies are formed to make use of their deadly weapons. Men experience what it is like to live in a world controlled by women, but with an underlying narrative that people do bad stuff because, well, they can. If governance in America in 2017 left you somewhere between laughter and horror, pick up Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance.
December 14, 2017 00:04 UTC