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British politician says she was sacked as a minister in Boris Johnson's government because she was a Muslim

Conservative Party MP Nusrat Ghani addresses members of the Uighur community and human rights activists demonstrating outside the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom on April 22, 2021.David Cliff/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Nusrat Ghani was removed from her role as transport minister in a Cabinet reshuffle in 2020 She said she was told people in Boris Johnson's government were "uncomfortable with her Muslimness," The Sunday Times reported. The Conservative Party has been pr...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Conservative, News UK, Muslim, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Conservative Party, Downing Street, Sunday Times, Islamophobia, Cabinet, Spencer, Nusrat Ghani, Boris


Biden administration anniversary video with Tom Hanks mocked for mirroring The Simpsons

Tom Hanks speaks during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks featured remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent.Photo by Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty Images A Biden Administration anniversary video featuring Tom Hanks is being mocked on Twitter.  Conservative commentators say the video mirrors a scene from The Simpsons Movie....
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Conservative, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Ted Cruz, News UK, Biden, Tom Cruise, Kamala Harris, Tom Porter, Matt Whitlock, Biden Administration, UK Weekend


Lawyer in Amazon wrongful death lawsuit alleges Illinois warehouse was not secured to the ground properly when killer tornado hit

Alice McEwen, mother of Austin McEwen (left) who died in the Amazon warehouse collapseClifford Law Offices The family of Austin McEwan, who died in an Amazon warehouse collapse, is suing the company.  Lawyer, Jack Casciato, alleges that the Amazon warehouse was not securely attached to the ground.  He also slammed Jeff Bezos for not visiting the scene, "Thanks for the tweet, but that's not enough." Amazon is facing a wrongful death lawsuit from one of the families bereaved in the December...
Tags: Amazon, Death, Lawsuit, News, US, Trends, Chicago, Austin, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Illinois, Alice, Andy Jassy, Edwardsville, Nantel, Edwardsville Illinois


Mother gives up baby for adoption and sues sperm donor for $2.8m after he lied about his education, nationality, and wife

A pregnant stomachGetty Images A woman in Japan has given up her baby to the state's care and filed a lawsuit against the sperm donor. Whilst pregnant, she learned the sperm donor lied about his education, nationality, and marital status.  She has filed a 330 million yen ($2.86 million) lawsuit and is suing for emotional distress. A Japanese woman is giving up her child to the state and suing her sperm donor after he lied about his ethnicity and educational background.The woman, in her th...
Tags: Japan, Science, Law, International, Trends, News UK, Tokyo, Pregnant, Sperm Donation, Kyoto University, Tokyo Shimbun, TBS News, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Insider Asia, Mizuho Sasaki


Tsunami triggered by a huge volcanic eruption under the Pacific ocean left towns across Tonga damaged, say reports

The underwater eruption near Tonga has flooded the islandBurak Arik/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images/Tonga Meteorological Services, Government of Tonga A massive undersea volcano eruption followed by a tsunami left Tonga flooded and covered in ash.  No casualties have been reported on the island nation in the south Pacific. Seismologists say this is the biggest eruption from the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano. Tsunami waves have flooded the Pacific island nation of Tonga after an unders...
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More than 1,500 people with disabilities whose lives were blighted by Amtrak's inaccessible rail stations get discrimination payouts

Florida, Orlando, Amtrak, passenger in wheelchair assisted boarding with crew.Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Amtrak has paid over $2 million to people with disabilities who could not use their stations.  The transportation company reached a settlement with the DOJ in 2020 after it was found it violated the ADA.  "Inaccessible train stations are more than just an inconvenience," NDRN Executive Director Curt Decker said. Amtrak has paid $2.25 million to more than 1,50...
Tags: Trends, Department Of Justice, District Of Columbia, Ada, Doj, Justice Department, Amtrak, Federal Railroad Administration, Justice Department s Civil Rights Division, National Disability Rights Network, Kristen Clarke, Jeffrey Greenberg Universal Images Group, Bethany Dawson, Getty Images Amtrak, Florida Orlando Amtrak, NDRN


Boris Johnson 'encouraged' weekly 'wine-time' parties at Number 10 during COVID-19 lockdowns, report says

Boris JohnsonSteve Reigate/Getty Images "Wine-time" events were hosted at 10 Downing Street every week during the pandemic.  Boris Johnson was fully aware of the parties and endorsed them, saying they were good for morale.  The prime minister's team is currently drawing up a plan to save his political career. An investigation by The Mirror has found that "wine-time Fridays" occurred weekly at Number 10 — the office and home of Prime Minister Boris Johnson — during the height of COVID-19 l...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Trends, Conservative, United Kingdom, News UK, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, St George, UK Politics, Phillips, Boris, Phillip, Jonathan Brady


Dramatic footage of tsunami hitting the Pacific island of Tonga after a giant underwater volcano erupted

This picture taken on December 21, 2021 shows white gaseous clouds rising from the Hunga Ha'apai eruption seen from the Patangata coastline near Tongan capital Nuku'alofa. - A huge dust cloud spewed out when a volcano erupted in Tonga this week could result in showers of acid rain across the Pacific kingdom, emergency authorities have warned.MARY LYN FONUA/AFP via Getty Images An underwater volcanic eruption has led to tsunami warnings being issued to the people of Tonga.  Tonga's...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Volcano, Pacific, Tsunami, Fiji, Tonga, Tonga Tonga, Samoa, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Taufa, Nuku, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


Kazakhstan says 164 were killed in a week of bloody protests only quelled after the threat to shoot demonstrators on sight and the arrival of Russian troops

Troops are seen at the main square where hundreds of people were protesting against the government, after authorities' decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 6, 2022REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva/File Photo Official figures state 164 people have been killed in protests, up from the previous figure of 44. The office of the Kazakh president has said about 5,800 people have been detained by police.  Russian military units have entered to assist Kazakh...
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Video shows freeloading grizzly bear in Yellowstone Park hunting with wolf pack to steal elk kill

Grizzly Bear in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images A video shared by the Yellowstone National Park shows a bear hunting with wolves.  The rare occurrence didn't turn out to be a story of friendship, as the bear ran off with the kill.  The National Park Service told Insider the two species "usually ignore each other." A video by the team at Yellowstone national park shows the extraordinary sight of a grizzly bear hunting alongside a pack of wolve...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, News UK, Hunting, North America, Wolves, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Yellowstone Park, Grizzly Bear, Parks Service, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


Hunters kill almost 20% of Yellowstone's gray wolves, with months still to go in the hunting season

A Yellowstone wolf watches biologists after being tranquilized and fitted with a radio collar during wolf collaring operations in Yellowstone National Park.Photo by William Campbell/Sygma via Getty Images Twenty gray wolves from Yellowstone have been killed by hunters, reducing the park's population to 94. National Park Service Superintendent has asked the Montana governor to suspend wolf hunting for the season. Montana's hunting season is only at its halfway point and the wolf trappi...
Tags: News, Montana, Trends, Wyoming, Idaho, News UK, Hunting, Wolves, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, Yellowstone National Park Photo, Sholly, UK Weekend


Anti-vaxxer podcaster dies from COVID-19 after contracting virus at far-right Reawaken America conference

A COVID-19 coronavirus patient on a mechanical ventilator.Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images Anti-vax and far-right podcaster Doug Kuzma has died from COVID-19.  He caught the virus at the ReAwaken America conference, where speakers included Eric Trump and Mike Lindell. Kuzma refused to get tested for COVID-19 and blamed his symptoms on bronchitis.  Anti-vaxxer Doug Kuzma, 61, who ran the FROG news podcast network, has died on January 3 after contracting COVID-19 at a right-wing rally. Post...
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Whistleblower sounds alarm over mystery, degenerative illness causing hallucinations and fatigue, the Guardian reports

Medical imaging service in a hospital in Savoie, France. A technician monitors a brain MRI scan session.BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A whistleblower has spoken to The Guardian about a mystery neurological condition in New Brunswick, Canada.  They spoke of their concern over the illness, saying it spreads quickly, and cases may be higher than thought.  Symptoms include fatigue, hallucinations, muscle weakness, and weight loss. An anonymous Canadian whistleblower from Vitalité H...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, Neurology, Beatty, BMAA, Laurie, New Brunswick Canada, Getty Images A, Savoie France, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, BSIP Universal Images Group


Whistleblower sounds alarm over degenerative mystery illness causing hallucinations and fatigue, The Guardian reports

Medical imaging service in a hospital in Savoie, France. A technician monitors a brain MRI scan session.BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images A whistleblower spoke to The Guardian about a neurological condition in New Brunswick, Canada.  They said the illness spreads quickly and that cases could be higher than thought.  Symptoms include fatigue, hallucinations, muscle weakness, and weight loss. An anonymous Canadian whistleblower from Vitalité Health Network, one of New Brunswick's...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, The Guardian, Neurology, Beatty, BMAA, Laurie, Getty Images A, Savoie France, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, BSIP Universal Images Group


More wonders of the ancient world were revealed in 2021, including the mummies of Egypt's pharaohs, sunken Crusader treasure, and a Roman crucifixion

Egypt Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Insider Archaeologists revealed more wonders of the ancient world in 2021. They ranged from a lost city, a mummy with a golden tongue, and 2,400-year-old baskets of fruit. We document some of the best archaeological finds of the last 12 months.  In 2021 archaeologists discovered an array of lost treasures of the ancient world.Insider's coverage of the archaeological breakthroughs included Egyptian mummies with tongues of g...
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BBC says it was wrong to interview Epstein lawyer Alan Dershowitz as expert on Ghislaine Maxwell verdict

Alan Dershowitz during President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial in 2020.Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The BBC backtracked after interviewing Alan Dershowitz about the Ghislaine Maxwell verdict. The network did not mention his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, or a sex-abuse accusation against him. The morning after the interview, the BBC admitted the interview should not have gone ahead. The BBC said that an interview it broadcast with Alan Dershowitz in the wake of the conviction of Ghislai...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Bbc, BBC News, News UK, Maxwell, Donald Trump, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, The Times of London, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Giuffre


Far-right lures recruits using COVID-19 conspiracy theories, alongside misogyny, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia, says study

Demonstrators march through central London in a protest against Covid-19 measures including vaccine passports, mandates and inoculations for children on November 20, 2021 in London, England.Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Far-right groups on Telegram have been using COVID-19 conspiracy theories to recruit new members.  This finding comes from a study by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, based in London.  Far-right groups have mobilized emotions around COVID-19 restrictio...
Tags: Politics, London, Trends, Conspiracy, News UK, Associated Press, Pfizer, Telegram, American University, London England, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Moderna, Far-right, Wiktor Szymanowicz Barcroft Media, Cynthia Miller Idriss, COVID-19


Heartbreaking photo of dead giraffes in Kenya show effects of a year-long drought

In this aerial view, the bodies of six giraffes lie on the outskirts of Eyrib village in Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy on December 10, 2021 in Wajir County, Kenya.Ed Ram/Getty Images Devastating photos from Kenya show 6 giraffes dead and emaciated as a result of a drought.  The drought since December 2020, has killed off crops, wild animals, and livestock.  An estimated 2.4 million Kenyans are unable to access food as a result.  A photo of six dead giraffes in Kenya highlights the devastating i...
Tags: Food, Science, Environment, Trends, Drought, Star, News UK, Kenya, Un, Al Jazeera, Giraffes, Ed Ram, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Eyrib, Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy


Amazon shareholders are reportedly urging the company to audit its safety and surveillance practices after 6 workers died when their warehouse collapsed in a tornado

Recovery operations continue after the partial collapse of an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Edwardsville, Illinois on December 12, 2021.Tim Vizer/AFP via Getty Images Shareholders are urging Amazon to audit its safety and surveillance practices, The Verge reported. Their resolution says "a review is needed of the practices that have made the company a leader in workplace injuries." This month, six Amazon workers died after a warehouse in Illinois collapsed when a tornado struck. Amazon shareho...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Earth, Bbc, Surveillance, Illinois, Worker Safety, Edwardsville, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Edwardsville Illinois, Getty Images Shareholders, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Mary Beth Gallagher


Amazon boosted its business in China by blocking reviews on books by leader Xi Jinping and following Communist Party 'edicts,' says Reuters investigation

An employee handles packages at the Amazon's Bretigny-sur-Orge warehouse in France.THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon worked with the Chinese government to restrict reviews on texts by the Communist Party leader.  Reuters revealed this is part of the US e-commerce giant's mission to expand its reach in China.  They created the portal China Books, a partnership with the Chinese government to sell approved literature.  Amazon agreed to cooperate with Chinese propaganda after the ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, News, China, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Heritage, News UK, Un, Xinjiang, Communist Party, Reuters, Afp


Amazon employees in collapsing Illinois warehouse told to shelter in bathrooms and break rooms, they said

Construction crews working at the site of a roof collapse at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, on December 11.Reuters/Lawrence Bryant Tornado drills were rarely performed in the Amazon warehouse that collapsed, employees told Insider. Shelter areas were bathrooms and break rooms, rather than built-for-purpose structures. Amazon employees said they didn't think the company took extreme weather seriously.  As the Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, started to ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Kentucky, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Illinois, Workers Rights, Warehouse, Reuters, Afp, McCollum, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Edwardsville Illinois


It's 'inexcusable' that Amazon asked staff to work during severe weather that collapsed a warehouse roof in Illinois, union says

Emergency vehicles surround the site of an Amazon distribution warehouse with a collapsed roof, after storms hit the area of Edwardsville, Illinois, US December 10, 2021.REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant At least six Amazon workers died after the roof of an Illinois warehouse fell in on Friday. Officials said the collapse was due to the warehouse being hit by a severe weather event. The head of a major workers' union said it was "inexcusable" Amazon required staff to work. Amazon should not have ha...
Tags: Amazon, Weather, Kentucky, Trends, Ap, Missouri, Retail, Associated Press, Illinois, Warehouse, Tornadoes, National Labor Relations Board, Bessemer, Edwardsville, Appelbaum, Tech Insider


A lab worker at Taiwan's leading research institute tested positive for COVID-19 after a mouse that had been infected with the virus bit her

A lab mouse.Kirill Kukhmar/TASS/Getty Images A double-vaccinated woman has caught COVID-19 after a lab mouse bit her, say reports. Taiwan has not seen any community cases of the virus in over a month. The technician took trains and buses, shopped, and dined out before testing positive despite feeling sick. A laboratory worker in Taiwan has caught COVID-19 after being bitten by an infected mouse, according to reports.Taiwan's health officials are still to establish, without doubt, that she...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, Taiwan, Mouse, News UK, The Times, Guardian, Taipei, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Wuhan China, Kirill Kukhmar, The Times Read, Chen Shih Chung, Yanzhong Huang, COVID


Jeff Bezos criticized for celebrating Blue Origin launch before addressing Amazon warehouse collapse

Jeff Bezos.Tony Gutierrez/AP Jeff Bezos faced criticism over his response to the deadly Amazon warehouse collapse.  He posted a photo on Instagram of Blue Origin space passengers, in the aftermath of the incident. Several hours later, he acknowledged the disaster, which he described as "tragic." Jeff Bezos has come under fire for a late response to the deadly Amazon warehouse collapse that occurred on Friday night in severe weather conditions.Insider's Bethany Dawson and Kelsey Vlamis rep...
Tags: Amazon, News, Kentucky, Trends, Tech, Tornado, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, West Texas, Edwardsville, Tech Insider, Andy Beshear, Edwardsville Illinois, Kelsey Vlamis, Weekend BI UK


'Mass casualty incident' at Amazon warehouse in Illinois after roof collapses due to severe weather trapping 100 workers

Emergency vehicles surround the site of an Amazon distribution warehouse with a collapsed roof, after storms hit the area of Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S. December 10, 2021.REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant An Amazon warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois, has collapsed.  No injuries or deaths have been confirmed, but one person was seen being airlifted to hospital.  The collapse is due to severe weather hitting the state of Illinois.  An Amazon warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois, has collapsed due to sev...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, News UK, Illinois, Tornadoes, Reuters, Edwardsville, JB Pritzker, Breaking, Collinsville Illinois, Edwardsville Illinois, Madison County Transit, Richard Rocha, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


Deaths confirmed in "mass casualty incident' at Illinois Amazon warehouse roof collapse caused by severe weather

Emergency vehicles surround the site of an Amazon distribution warehouse with a collapsed roof, after storms hit the area of Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S. December 10, 2021.REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant An Amazon warehouse in Collinsville, Illinois, has collapsed.  Deaths have been confirmed, but not quantified.  The collapse is due to severe weather hitting the state of Illinois.  Workers have died after an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois collapsed due to severe weather, police confirm. ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, News UK, Illinois, Tornadoes, Edwardsville, JB Pritzker, Breaking, Collinsville Illinois, Edwardsville Illinois, Madison County Transit, Richard Rocha, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Illinois Amazon


New dinosaur discovered with a bizarre 'club like' tail featuring seven pairs of bladed spikes to fight off predators

A model of the Stegouros, a newly identified armored dinosaur that inhabited the Chilean Patagonia, is displayed during a press conference in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix) Fossils revealing a new type of dinosaur have been discovered in Southern Chile.  The creature features a tail that resembles a 'war club' and would have been used as a weapon. The study explaining the find says the Stegourus is "unlike any dinosaur." Fossils in Chile have reveale...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Chile, News UK, Patagonia, Dinosaur, Fossil, SANTIAGO Chile, University of Chile, Macalester College, Southern Chile, Alex Vargas, Kristi Curry Rogers, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson


At least 14 people have died and 56 are injured after a volcano erupted suddenly in Java, Indonesia, authorities said

Damaged houses are covered with volcanic ash at Sumberwuluh village, following the eruption of Mount Semeru volcano in Lumajang regency, East Java province, Indonesia, December 5, 2021.REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Mount Semeru, the largest volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, erupted on December 4.  On December 5, authorities confirm that 14 people have died and 56 have been injured.  Neighboring towns have been impacted by volcanic ash, and almost 1,000 people have been displaced. The erupti...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Trends, News UK, Natural Disaster, Volcano, Malang, Mount Semeru, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Lumajang, LUMAJANG Indonesia, Sumberwuluh, Willy Kurniawan Mount Semeru, Martijn Peters, Candipuro


Hamas hails a 'heroic operation' after a Palestinian gunman kills 1 and wounds 4 in Jerusalem's Old City attack

Israeli security personnel carry a dead body down the steps following an incident in Jerusalem's Old City November 21, 2021.REUTERS/Ammar Awad A Palestinian has shot dead one man in Israel and injured four others.  The man who died has been identified as Eliyahu David Kay, 26, a Western Wall tour guide.  Hamas claimed responsibility for the shooting, calling it a "heroic operation." A Hamas gunman killed a recent immigrant to Israel in Jerusalem's Old City before being shot dead by Is...
Tags: Israel, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Hamas, East Jerusalem, Reuters, Old City, Temple Mount, Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Aqsa Mosque, Internal Security, Omer Bar Lev


The Taliban plans to buy electricity from Iran after Afghanistan's unpaid bills to other countries left it facing blackouts

Afghanistan refugees walking at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Afghanistan has struggled with electricity since the Taliban took over in August. In October, reports said was leaving unpaid vast bills to nations for power as its economy faltered. This week officials signed a new deal with Iran that may provide relief. Afghanistan's national power company plans to import electricity from Iran in the hope of heading off a looming electricity crisis.Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherka...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, Kabul, Wall Street Journal, Turkmenistan, Tolo News, Dabs, Afghanistan Kabul, Uzbekistan Tajikistan, Nicolas Economou, UK Weekend