Thursday, August 16, 2018
More than 4,600 people are believed to have died in Puerto Rico from the catastrophic Hurricane Maria according to a new study – far in excess of the official government death toll which stands at 64....
Let’s address “when’s it due?”. It’s a tricky question if you know for sure that your interlocutor is pregnant. If you don’t, it’s potentially disastrous.  The first time someone asked me a similar...
Despite having the greatest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s government is being forced to spend millions of dollars a day importing crude to prop up its ailing industry. Petrol remains the...
Jordan Pickford is ready to be England's penalty hero in Russia and is just as prepared to try his luck from 12 yards as he is to make a match-winning save. Three Lions goalkeepers do not just carry the hopes...
Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. However, petro is considered to be illegal by...
A majority of voters think Brexit will harm the UK economy in the coming years, a new poll has found. The survey, carried out by BMG exclusively for The Independent, found 52...
Brexit has been compared to the appeasement of Nazi Germany in the 1930s by a leading supporter of the Remain campaign. Lord Malloch-Brown, the former foreign office minister who heads the Best for Britain group, made the comments after billionaire George...
Ramadan is particularly punishing in Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast, where the temperature is currently 36C. Many of the Houthi rebels who have held the city since 2015 are used to...
Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according to official figures, where, traditionally, there has been a trade off. Self-employed workers earned a higher...
I recently read an article about an actor whose non-verbal and severely physically disabled son was forced to leave the theatre where his father was performing, because the audience couldn’t cope with...

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