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MP who blocked upskirting law gets pranked other conservative MPs
Protests against the Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who blocked a billto make upskirting a specific criminal offence, have extended to parliament.

The UK is still reeling after the government’s attempt to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence was scuppered by a Conservative MP. Upskirting is the practice of taking photo up someone’s without consent. This derogatory practice has …

Israeli public swimming pool separates Jewish and Palestinian citizens
A public swimming pool in southern Israel has “separate hours” for Jewish and Palestinian citizens, “a practice that is undeclared but nevertheless familiar to visitors”, reported Haaretz.

The pool in question is located in Mabu’im, a community settlement operated by the Merhavim Regional Council. According to Haaretz, citing an employee, the pool has activities for the local Bedouin Palestinians during the week after …

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires cartoonist for ‘criticising Trump’
A newspaper cartoonist has been fired from his job of 25 years, and he thinks it's because his work is searingly critical of Donald Trump.

Rob Rogers, who has worked as a political cartoonist for 34 years, worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette until Thursday, when his contract was terminated. Rogers believes that his criticisms of Donald Trump are the reason for his termination, …

UK and US are complicit in the ongoing mass starvation in Yemen
Violence has escalated in Hodeida, one of the main ports in Yemen. The implications of this are devastating in a country that has suffered a brutal civil war since 2015. According to the UN, Yemen is the “worst humanitarian crisis” in the world. And both the UK and the US are complicit in the ongoing violence and its devastating consequences.

Since March 2015, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has been fighting Houthi forces in Yemen and those loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. According to Human Rights Watch, the Saudi-led coalition is: supported by the United States and the United Kingdom. Hodeida …

Le Figaro revealed: French special forces on the ground in Yemen
French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military sources.

The newspaper gave no further information about their activities. The Defence Ministry was not immediately available for comment, but its usual policy is not to comment on special forces’ operations. A French parliamentary source recently …

Shocking video shows man in Islamophobic rant at Muslim girls in New Jersey
A man has been captured delivering a shocking Islamophobic and racist rant aimed at five teenage Muslim girls in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Fatima Khan began recording the incident on her phone, and has since posted the video on her Twitter page, where it has nearly had 4,000 views. Khan told NJ.com that she and her four friends – Ibtissam Jaouad, Aniza Nasir, Dolma Tsering, and Yahaira Osorio — were …