Algeria election: A dismal vote that hardly anyone wants

On Thursday, the country’s authorities will stage a presidential poll that was twice deferred this year in the wake of a startling anti-establishment uprising that dramatically ended President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s two-decade-long rule in April. But the protest movement, known as the Hirak, resolutely opposes the election. All five candidates are closely linked to Algeria’s ruling […]

Soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh supported niece with cancer to write comic play

Rosa Hesmondhalgh, niece of Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, at the Pleasance Theatre in London (Laura Parnaby/PA) Soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh supported niece with cancer to write comic play Independent.ie An actress who battled cancer at the age of 23 said her aunt, soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh, supported her in writing an autobiographical play while […]

UK wing of Bangladesh’s ruling party appear to be campaigning for Labour candidate – Channel 4 News

Should a British parliamentary candidate receive campaign support from an organisation linked to an oppressive foreign government? Questions are being asked about an operation to support  Labour’s candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn in north London. Tulip Siddiq is the niece of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, whose government is accused of serious human rights violations. Channel […]

Wounded police officer helped others escape

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Jeremiah Hogue, a K-9 handler for the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Rucker in Enterprise, Alabama, was at work Friday morning when he got a text from his wife. “You need to call your mom,” the text read. When Hogue called his mom, he immediately got news of the unfathomable. “She just […]

Gretchen Carlson Teams Up With Ex-Fox News Staff To Wage War On NDAs

Former Fox News employees Gretchen Carlson, Julie Roginsky and Diana Falzone ― who all sued the network for sexual harassment or discrimination ― are launching a campaign against workplace policies that keep victims quiet. The Lift Our Voices campaign, announced this week, will seek to end the use of nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality provisions and forced arbitration clauses that […]

Jersey City convenience store shootout leaves police officer and several others dead

Several people, including at least one officer, were killed in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Tuesday afternoon after two people opened fire around a convenience store, officials said, touching off a firefight involving dozens of law enforcement officers that made the residential area take on the feel of a war zone. The Jersey City mayor […]