UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

UK economy officially enters recession for first time in 11 years

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction output also fell. This pushed the UK into its first technical recession – defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline – since 2009. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the BBC that the government was “grappling with something that is unprecedented” and…

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Nigerian 22-year-old’s musician sentenced to death for committing ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared over Whatsapp

Nigerian 22-year-old’s musician sentenced to death for committing ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared over Whatsapp

The 22-year-old’s song praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood Song critics claimed it gave the imam higher status than the Prophet Muhammad Protesters burnt down Sharif’s family home amid widespread demonstrations Protesters burnt down his family home demanding his prosecution, leading to his arrest. The singer had gone into hiding after sharing the song, which praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood to the point where it gave him higher status than the Prophet Muhammad, the BBC reported. The prosecutor, Inspector Aminu Yargoje, described the verdict as…

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Kim Kardashian sets up meeting with President Trump and newly freed prisoners to discuss criminal justice reform

Kim Kardashian sets up meeting with President Trump and newly freed prisoners to discuss criminal justice reform

Kim Kardashian has set up a meeting with President Trump to discuss criminal justice reform. According to USA Today, the reality star, 39, will meet with the leader, and three newly freed prisoners, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the subject. The ex-prisoners, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron, were granted clemency by the President due to the reform.  Tynice, 36, served nearly 14 years of an 18-year sentence for allowing her apartment to be used to distribute drugs. A statement released by the White House…

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The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen, 93, dons gloves at an investiture for first time ever to shake hands with medal recipients amid coronavirus crisis (but Prince Charles, William and Kate have bare hands at their engagements)

The Queen wore gloves at an investiture at Buckingham Palace yesterday, the first time she has done so since she began carrying out the ceremonies in 1952, amid warnings about the spread of coronavirus and the deadly danger it poses to the over-80s. The 93-year-old’s decision to cover her hands to above the wrists came as the Government warned that the death rate for people infected is ‘significantly ramped up’ among the elderly. Britain was also warned that a major outbreak is ‘highly likely’. Her Majesty wears gloves when she…

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother ‘is rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke’, media in her native Madeira claim

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, reports in her native Madeira claimed today. Mother-of-four Dolores Aveiro is said to have been admitted to Dr Nelio Mendonca Hospital in her native island of Madeira just after 5am this morning. Local media say she is ‘conscious and stable.’ She is due to undergo new tests in the next few hours to determine her state of health. One local report says she has suffered an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a…

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Terrified Indonesian woman is escorted by police before being caned in public for having sex outside marriage in violation of Sharia law

Terrified Indonesian woman is escorted by police before being caned in public for having sex outside marriage in violation of Sharia law

A terrified woman was dragged by police before she was publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province for having sex outside of marriage, a crime punishable under strict local Islamic law. Dozens gathered to watch as the humiliated woman was whipped along with seven other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh. A masked sharia officer known as an ‘algojo’ rained down between five to 45 lashes from a rattan cane on their backs after they were caught with members of the opposite sex. The men and women…

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Donald Trump publicly spars with nation’s top coronavirus expert.

Donald Trump publicly spars with nation’s top coronavirus expert.

President Donald Trump pushed pharmaceutical executives on Monday to develop a coronavirus within ‘a couple of months’ – as the U.S. death toll reached six. But he was warned by his own most senior expert, Dr. Tony Fauci, who told the president directly that he had repeatedly told him it would take at least a year. We’re working very hard to expedite the longer process of developing a vaccine. We’re also moving with maximum speed to develop a therapy so that we can help people recover as quickly as possible…

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Lorry driver ‘passed out when he saw bodies of 39 migrants

Lorry driver ‘passed out when he saw bodies of 39 migrants

The driver of a lorry carrying frozen migrants from China apparently fainted when he opened the doors and saw their dead bodies – as police today convinced a judge to give them another 24 hours to question him on suspicion of murdering 39 people. Maurice ‘Mo’ Robinson, 25, remains in custody at an Essex police station as detectives grill him on whether he knew the 31 men and eight women from 5,000 miles away were in the back. A friend of the Northern Irishman has told MailOnline that Robinson pulled…

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Putin Welcomes African Leaders as they arrive at Sochi Economic Summit 2019

Putin Welcomes African Leaders as they arrive at Sochi Economic Summit 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed African Leaders as they arrive at Sochi economic summit 2019 attended by over 50 African nations for a major economic forum in the Black Sea resort of SochiTalks range from multi billion dollar trade deals to joint infrastructure projects and further investment opportunities. The summit, which focuses on peace, security, and development, is holding between Wednesday, October 23 and October 25. During the opening session of the summit, Putin said that Russia would aim to double trade with Africa over the next five years. We currently…

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Duchess Nma Ofili. EPRA 2019 Outstanding Community Impact of the Year

Duchess Nma Ofili. EPRA 2019 Outstanding Community Impact of the Year

Duchess Nma Ofili Received EPRA, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Award 2019 Outstanding Community Impact of the Year presented by the Mayor of Barnet. Cllr. Caroline Stock. I am Duchess Nma Ofili, Founder of Footprints Community Healthcare which aims towards improving maternal and newborn mortality within rural communities in Nigeria. A Nigerian-British Young Midwife Youth Fellow who shares her roles and responsibilities as a wife, mother with Global Health specialist and currently studying her second Masters in Public Health and Health promotion at Brunel University London as well as working at the Queen…

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