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  • ‘Tortured’ British Sikh released from police custody


    BRITISH Sikh who has accused officers in India of torture was released from police custody yesterday following a court hearing.

    Jagtar Singh Johal, from Dumbarton, was arrested in Jalandhar, in the Punjab, earlier this month while on a trip for his wedding. He has not been charged with...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Virgin Trains workers to ballot for action over


    RAIL workers with Virgin Trains East Coast are to ballot on strike action over company plans to axe rights for new employees.

    Virgin is to impose a system under which new staff will be treated as second-class employees — being denied sick pay for the first 12 months of employment...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • IOC puts off Russia dope ban decision until Dec 5


    THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday that it will decide on December 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

    Russia faces being banned from the February 9-25 games in South Korea as punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

    ...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Iraqi troops drive Isis death cult out of Rawa


    IRAQI troops drove Isis out of Rawa, the last significant settlement held by the death cult, following a dawn assault yesterday.

    Defence Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said army troops and local militia had recaptured the town on the River Euphrates after just five...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Communists hail decision to block Hani’s killer’s parole


    THE South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomed the decision yesterday to reject parole for the murderer of its former general secretary Chris Hani.

    Justice Minister Michael Masutha backed decisions by the North Gauteng High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal to deny Polish-born...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bono gets invite to his ‘Paradise’ shopping centre


    U2 FRONTMAN Bono has been invited to visit the Lithuanian shopping centre he allegedly owns as part of his Maltese tax haven investments revealed in the “paradise papers.”

    Utena mayor Alvydas Katinas said on Thursday he had written to the sunglasses-wearing Irish warbler,...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • State school cuts will be ‘worse than expected’


    CUTS to state school budgets are going to be worse than expected, union analysis of government figures found yesterday.

    The joint research by five education unions revealed that almost 18,000 schools, amounting to 90 per cent of schools in the state sector, face receiving less cash per...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Acas to give advice on harassment


    WORKERS and bosses are receiving advice on what constitutes sexual harassment from conciliation service Acas.

    Harassment includes unwanted physical contact; written or verbal remarks about a colleague’s appearance, offensive jokes and questions about their sex life; or the...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Anti-frackers found guilty


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners who blocked the entrance to a drilling site in Lancashire were found guilty yesterday of causing an obstruction.

    But Blackpool magistrates’ court dismissed charges against them brought under Tory anti-union legislation.

    Twelve campaigners,...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Grenfell five months on: Britain’s most courageous community still abandoned, abused and betrayed


    Across the various communities coexisting in Lancaster West, there is a sense of waiting and increasing frustration. ANN CZERNIK reports

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features


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