Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police custody centre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Forensic workers were seen at the custody centre on Friday A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the […]

MTA workers had hidden ‘man cave’ below Grand Central tracks

Three MTA tradesmen allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV inside a secret “man cave” built below the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, according to the MTA’s internal watchdog. Investigators discovered the lounge — complete with futon, flat-screen, microwave and refrigerator — behind a sheetrock wall in an unused locksmith shop below Track 114, in the […]

Why some in Japan’s hafu community say they feel like foreigners in their own country

Anna, a woman of mixed Japanese and American heritage, was in a taxi en route to a party in Tokyo last year when she was asked that question, and says she had half expected it. Anna, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons, has a Japanese mother and a White American father, and spent her childhood […]

Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order — at Odds with the UN Charter — Global Issues

Opinion by Abby Maxman (new york) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) – Abby Maxman, in a response to President Donald Trump’s UN General Debate remarks.   Abby Maxman is President & CEO of Oxfam AmericaPresident Trump took the UN stage to settle scores and shift blame as he […]

U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain plans to impose new restrictions on nightlife, including the forced early closure of pubs and restaurants in England, as he ramps up the country’s efforts to curb a rising tide of coronavirus infections. Pubs and restaurants will be restricted by law to offering table service only and […]

Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversy

The artists were also fined 5,000 Sudanese pounds ($90) each, the lawyer said. The verdict can be appealed. Among the jailed artists is award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, whose films “Beats of the Antonov” and “aKasha” were exhibited at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Kuka was invited earlier this year to join the Academy of […]

Transfer news LIVE: Jota to Liverpool TODAY, Alex Telles to Man United agreed, Aouar Arsenal boost, Bale latest

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s rolling coverage of the summer transfer window. Tottenham are closing in on a sensational double deal for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon having already signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty during the window. Arsenal have secured Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after signing Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes, and Lyon’s Houssem […]

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier safely transited on Friday through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important chokepoint for oil shipments, the U.S. Navy said, as tensions with Iran continue to simmer. In a “scheduled” maneuver, the U.S. sent the carrier and several other warships through the strait, […]

These Indigenous fishermen in Nova Scotia just defied the federal government in a bid to make history

SAULNIERVILLE, N.S.—One by one, the boats from the Sipekne’katik First Nation, laden with lobster traps and the promise of their own fishery, slipped their berth at the Saulnierville wharf Thursday and motored past the breakwater into the choppy sea. Waiting for them was a gauntlet of more than 50 non-Indigenous fishing vessels. One by one, […]