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Alberto Nisman shooting: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina in fear for his life after breaking the story

independent.co.uk — Damian Pachter, a journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, had written about the death of Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor who was found dead just hours before he was due to testify to politicians over allegations he had made that the country's president had derailed an inquiry into a notorious bomb attack.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @EurekaJames: Alberto Nisman shooting: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina fear for life after breaking story @Colvinius ind.pn/1EjyseO

Jan 25, 2015

RT @EurekaJames: Alberto Nisman shooting: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina fear for life after breaking story @Colvinius ind.pn/1EjyseO

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina after reporting on death of Argentine prosecutor ind.pn/1B9fLUD pic.twitter.com/q6UuF7kD5Z

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Journalist Damian Pachter flees Argentina after reporting on death of Argentine prosecutor ind.pn/1B9fLUD pic.twitter.com/q6UuF7kD5Z

Jan 25, 2015

Journalist who broke the news of suspicious death of Argentina prosecutor has fled the country ind.pn/1B9fLUD pic.twitter.com/VfWo0TWKRr

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

independent.co.uk — Those "six wise men" were all academics, expert in Iraq, the Middle East and international affairs. They had been called to the Cabinet Room to outline the worst that could happen if Britain and the United States launched an invasion.
Jan 25, 2015

#Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings 6 wise men gave Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @PeterRNeumann: Iraq invasion 2003: The warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Colvinius: Iraq invasion 2003: The "six wise men" who warned Blair of the dangers of pots-invasion chaos. independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… via @maryellenfield

Jan 25, 2015

Iraq invasion 2003: The "six wise men" who warned Blair of the dangers of pots-invasion chaos. independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi… via @maryellenfield

Jan 25, 2015

"Islamic State is a direct consequence of the decision to invade" Iraq, says prof who briefed Blair before Iraq war goo.gl/K8v4X0

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Almost 500 cases of female genital mutilation identified in just one month in English hospitals

independent.co.uk — An average of 15 cases were discovered each day in November, according to data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Last November 466 cases of FGM were identified; while in October, the first month such figures were compiled, 455 cases were reported. The figures for December are expected this week.
Jan 25, 2015

15 cases of Female Genital Mutilation each day in England's hospitals ind.pn/1Ejyjry Yes. In England!

Jan 25, 2015

RT @MsIntervention: Shocking: 15 per day and almost 500 cases per month of female genital mutilation identified in English hospitals ind.pn/1z9I5LC

Jan 25, 2015

Nearly 500 cases a month of female genital mutilation in the UK but no one has ever been convicted of it ind.pn/1z9I5LC

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Almost 500 cases of female genital mutilation identified in one month in English hospitals ind.pn/1z9I5LC pic.twitter.com/L3OoOy869s

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Almost 500 cases of female genital mutilation identified in one month in English hospitals ind.pn/1z9I5LC pic.twitter.com/iDNQNzHQXI

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India and US agree nuclear deal on Obama’s second trip

independent.co.uk — "Today we achieved a breakthrough understanding on two issues that were holding up our ability to advance our civil nuclear co-operation," Mr Obama said, on Sunday, according to Reuters. "We are committed to moving towards full implementation," he added.

The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty

independent.co.uk — The British No 1 tennis player Heather Watson, after a brilliant run of form, crashed out two sets to love in her first-round match of the Australian Open last week. Afterwards, Watson said her performance was down to "girl things". Although the 22-year-old didn't actually say the word "period", this was close enough, and for that she deserves applause.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @carolsmillie1: 'having my own Red Arrows moment' @janemerrick23 is candidly honest in 2days Independent well done! #readyforanything independent.co.uk/voices/the-tru…

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Cairo protests: Three shot dead by Egyptian police using 'non-lethal' pellets include young mother Shaima al-Sabbagh

independent.co.uk — Officials have confirmed that 32-year-old Shaima al-Sabbagh was shot dead by officers on Saturday as she joined a march to lay flowers in Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of the 2011 revolt that overthrew the dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Three shot dead by Egyptian police using 'non-lethal' pellets during Egypt protests ind.pn/1z9h9M3 pic.twitter.com/k3OgjmsWFD

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Three shot dead by Egyptian police using 'non-lethal' pellets during Egypt protests ind.pn/1z9h9M3 pic.twitter.com/k3OgjmsWFD

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Three shot dead by Egyptian police using 'non-lethal' pellets during Egypt protests ind.pn/1z9h9M3 pic.twitter.com/k3OgjmsWFD

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Three shot dead by Egyptian police using 'non-lethal' pellets during Egypt protests ind.pn/1z9h9M3 pic.twitter.com/k3OgjmsWFD

V&A removes depiction of Prophet Mohamed from website amid 'severe security alert'

independent.co.uk — The gallery mistakenly claimed not to have had any depictions of the prophet in its collection following the violence by extremists in Paris earlier this month. But after a US expert drew attention to a poster with an Iranian artist's view of the prophet in the V&A's collection it was quickly removed.
Jan 25, 2015

London's @V_and_A Museum removes poster of Prophet Mohamed from online database amid 'severe security alert' ind.pn/1GU8G2L #art

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: V&A removes depiction of Prophet Mohamed from website amid 'severe security alert' ind.pn/1z9IRZ8 http://t.co/kEGR…

Raif Badawi Exclusive: Saudi blogger 'moved to tears by campaign in Independent' - a newspaper he dreamed of writing for

independent.co.uk — In an email exchange, Ensaf Haidar said she remains hopeful that her husband will be released soon, despite being sentenced to 10 years in prison and 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks for criticising the country's clerics through his liberal blog. He is still recovering from his first round of flogging.

US Presidential campaign 2016: Donald Trump says he is 'seriously thinking' White House run

independent.co.uk — Mr Trump, 68, who said he may make a run for the presidency only to decide against it both in 2008 and 2012, said over the weekend he was "seriously thinking" about a campaign. He claimed he was the only person who could run the country.

Two men arrested after police seize rocket launcher and AK47-style assault rifle in Bromley

independent.co.uk — Metropolitan Police found an AK47-style assault rifle, a Second World War machine gun and the rocket launcher when they were called to East Street in Bromley, south east London, at around 4.30am today. CCTV operators spotted a group of up to 10 men involved in a fight, with one of the suspects apparently carrying what looked to be an assault rifle.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @Independent: Two men arrested after police seize rocket launcher and AK47-style assault rifle in Bromley ind.pn/1B8Khy5 pic.twitter.com/SgkLalw8rn

Jan 25, 2015

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

independent.co.uk — That is because the young mother is one of the fortunate group of less than 100 refugees who have been resettled in the UK as part of a scheme offer sanctuary to the most vulnerable victims of Syria's four-year civil war.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @refugeecouncil: Celebrities incl our patron Emma Thompson back our joint call for UK to resettle more Syrian refugees independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @IndyPolitics: Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by ... ind.pn/18gX0rm

Jan 25, 2015

Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron for Britain to take in more refugees independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', says head of BBC Arabic Tarik Kafala

independent.co.uk — Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC's non-English language news services, said the term "terrorist" was too "loaded" to describe the actions of the men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French satirical magazine.
Jan 25, 2015

Head of #BBC Arabic says do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists' ind.pn/1tebYYs

Paris Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015: Studious design lessons from Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe, Thom Browne, Hermes

blogs.independent.co.uk — Perhaps it's all the uniforms cropping up all over the place, or maybe it was Raf Simons' opening gambit, glorifying his own university years on Wednesday evening, but there's been a back-to-school feeling at the Paris menswear shows.
Jan 25, 2015

Paris Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015: Studious design lessons from Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe, Thom Browne, Hermes blogs.independent.co.uk/2015/01/25/par…

Lord Brittan: The accusations against the former Home Secretary that refused to die

independent.co.uk — There has indeed been a cover-up by the establishment over allegations of paedophilia. Since the death of Lord Brittan was announced on Thursday morning, few credible media outlets have let on what was really being alleged about the late peer, whose death drew heartfelt expressions of sadness from university contemporaries and others.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @yorkierosie: Lord Brittan: The accusations against the former Home Secretary that refused to die independent.co.uk/voices/lord-br… > A balanced pi…

Jan 25, 2015

The continuing difficulty of getting the truth about paedophilia in high places in Britain: independent.co.uk/voices/lord-br… via @maryellenfield

Jan 25, 2015

This, by my ace deputy @doctorjimmy, is devastating on Leon Brittan. From today's Independent on Sunday independent.co.uk/voices/lord-br…

25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

independent.co.uk — It was the picture that made the front page of the first edition of The Independent on Sunday; a smiling young mother, leaving St Thomas' Hospital in London with her 19-day-old baby held tightly in her arms. The mother was Dawn Griffiths and she had just been reunited with her daughter Alexandra after 17 days of anguish.
Jan 25, 2015

Raise your glass to lovely folks at @IndyOnSunday - 25 today. A 1/4 century of pioneering journalism. @susiemesure independent.co.uk/news/media/pre…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @Jamie_Merrill: 25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century independent.co.uk/news/media/pre…

Jan 25, 2015

25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century independent.co.uk/news/media/pre…

Brazil drought: It's a really dry January in the South American country, with rainfall is at its lowest level since 1930

independent.co.uk — This year is different. Last week, the country's politicians called upon divine intervention to end a historic shortage. "God is Brazilian," said Eduardo Braga, mines and energy minister. "He will make it rain." Even those within São Paulo's water company Sabesp are hoping for a miracle to prevent the reservoirs from drying up completely within five months, after the lowest rainfall since 1930.
Jan 25, 2015

#Brazil drought: A really dry January in the South American country, with rainfall is at its lowest level since 1930 ind.pn/1Egxujf

Jan 25, 2015

“Only Noah can refill these dams”, one water company insider in São Paulo said as Brazil faces water crisis ind.pn/1ygsl2m

Ukip senior official Matthew Richardson says 'bigots deserve representation' and calls NHS the 'biggest waste of money in the UK'

independent.co.uk — Matthew Richardson, Ukip's secretary and a member of its national executive council - who was reportedly brought in to last year to help prevent "bad stuff" about the party making it into the media - made the comments about bigots in a meeting last month, according to The Sunday Times.
Jan 25, 2015

In my year at uni Matthew Richardson was nicknamed "Matt the bigot". Now he's Ukip's secretary, and guess what... independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Another spot of unfortunate sexism at Marks & Spencer proves there are dinosaurs in the boardroom, not just on their T-shirts for 'boys'

independent.co.uk — It's been another harsh winter for the chief executive of Marks & Spencer, for whom the phrase "can't do right for doing wrong" seems to have been invented. Earlier this month, Marc Bolland had to explain a drop in clothing sales (a too-warm autumn), and now the firm's children's clothes have annoyed parents.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @ManVsPink: "On Friday morning, I went to my local M&S and expanded some of their ranges for them." Bravo @katyguest36912 :) http://t.co…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @ManVsPink: "On Friday morning, I went to my local M&S and expanded some of their ranges for them." Bravo @katyguest36912 :) http://t.co…

Labour should expose the Greens’ daftness - not flirt with them

independent.co.uk — It was another bad weekend for Ukip. First one of its MEPs quit for the Tories, fuming that party leader Nigel Farage runs the group as a vanity project behind his jocular man-of-the-people pose.
Jan 25, 2015

The Green surge is a mirror image of Ukip's rise & Labour should learn from Tory mistakes. My piece for @independent independent.co.uk/voices/comment…