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Monday briefing: Police call for changes to stop and search laws

Top story: Fears minorities may be disproportionately targeted This is Alison Rourke bringing you Monday’s top stories to start the week. Police chiefs want to broaden their stop and search powers by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs to use the powers in England and Wales. Scrapping the “reasonable grounds” test is controversial, because black people are around ... Read More »

Tower of London lights up for World War I anniversary

The year 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. Known at the time as the Great War, the five-year struggle changed Europe and the world forever. To recognize and celebrate the centennial, the Tower of London is hosting a stunning event called “Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers.” The eight-night event in London, which runs ... Read More »

Donald Trump to announce his choice for SC judge on July 9, Indian-American Amul Thapar in fray

Judge Amul Thapar will have to wait till July 9 to know if he will make history as the first American of Indian or Asian descent to be nominated to the United States Supreme Court as one of its nine justices. He is on a shortlist of candidates being considered by President Donald Trump to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who ... Read More »

Pre-Planning for Your New Car Wash

Making the decision to construct a new business is an exciting time. There are a few things you can do before construction begins to help guarantee it will be a successful venture. Below are some of the best ideas to help gather needed information and stir up local interest in the services you plan to offer. Hire a Demographics Expert ... Read More »

The U.S. is one of the world’s laziest countries — and it’s making us fat

Many Americans are downright lazy. And it’s making us fat. That’s among the findings of a study by Stanford University researchers using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Scott Delp, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, told the BBC the “study is 1,000 times larger than any ... Read More »

India owes £5 million to London government but refuses to pay it

For the first time, dues owed by the Indian high commission as part of London’s congestion charge – mandatory for all vehicles moving in a zone marked “C” – have crossed £5 million. It is one of a list of foreign mission defaulters topped by the United States embassy. A spokesman for Transport for London (TfL) – the local government body responsible ... Read More »

Russia is now the world’s third largest military spender

Lavrov: Attack damages U.S.-Russia relations Russia is back in the top ranks of military spenders. The country boosted its military spending to $69.2 billion in 2016, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The 5.9% increase landed Russia behind only the United States and China in the ranking of top spenders. Russian President Vladimir ... Read More »

Around the world in seven years on a bike

Leigh Timmis has been cycling around the world since 2010 – and on Saturday he’s coming home. His seven years in the saddle have seen him confront a mountain lion and sing to a bear, all on a globetrotting budget of £5 ($6.40) a day. As he reaches the final leg of his journey home to Derby, Leigh, 35, thinks ... Read More »

The conservative world revolved around Fox News. Now what?

Washington (CNN)For the better part of the last two decades, the conservative world has revolved around one thing: Fox News Channel. Thanks to the strategic genius of Roger Ailes, Fox became the place where ambitious Republicans went to see and be seen. Politicians desperate to raise their national profiles would court the likes of Ailes and Bill O’Reilly in hopes ... Read More »

Seattle tunnel, among world’s biggest, takes step toward completion

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of the cylindrical drilling machine marks a major step in one ... Read More »