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Row erupts between Parma ham makers and activists over pig welfare

Images of pigs in filthy pens and barren conditions have sparked a row between animal welfare activists and the makers of Italy’s Parma ham. The campaigners have released footage that they claim exposes barren living conditions with no stimulation, and injured animals with abscesses and hernias being left without adequate treatment. Their expose of follows a series of investigations over the last few years...
By Andrew Wasley
The Guardian

Car driver broke girl’s neck during attack on man in Glasgow

A driver who knocked down a group of children, leaving a girl with a broken neck, was targeting a man walking in front of them, police have said. Five children aged 12-14 were standing on a pavement in Castlemilk, Glasgow, at around 3.30pm on Saturday when they were hit by a silver Vauxhall Astra. Police Scotland said the target was a 21-year-old man who was crossing the road in front of the children. The motorist struck him with the car, then drove into the children and reversed back over an
By Emily Brown
The Guardian

Facebook's privacy practices are under investigation, FTC confirms

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of scandals including whether the company engaged in “unfair acts” which cause “substantial injury” to consumers. Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result. Facebook’s privacy practices have come under fire after revelations in the Observer that Cambridge Analytica got data on Facebook users, including information on friends of people who had downloaded a psycholog
By Emily Brown
The Guardian

Vote Leave members 'may have committed criminal offences'

A number of possible criminal offences may have been committed by members of the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum, according to the expert view of some of Britain’s leading barristers. Intensifying the pressure on senior figures within Theresa May’s cabinet and No 10 Downing Street, Helen Mountfield QC and Clare Montgomery QC of Matrix Chambers, concluded there is a “prima facie case” that a number of electoral offences were committed by the Vote Leave campaign. An urgent inve
By Emily Brown
The Guardian

DPD to offer couriers sick pay and abolish fines after driver's death

The courier company DPD is to offer all of its drivers sick and holiday pay and will abolish its controversial £150 daily fines for missing work, as part of wholesale reforms to its gig-working model sparked by the death of a driver it charged for attending a medical appointment to treat his diabetes and who later collapsed. The announcement came six weeks after the Guardian exposed the case of Don Lane, who was delivering parcels for the company on behalf or retailers including Marks & Spencer
By Emily Brown
The Guardian

Police treat killing of elderly woman in Paris as antisemitic attack

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an antisemitic murder, after it emerged that she had survived France’s most notorious second world war round up of Jews in 1942. Mireille Knoll lived alone and was found dead after a fire broke out in her flat in Paris’s 11th arrondissement on Friday night. An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times before the fire. Two suspects who were arrested are to appear before judges as judicial sources co
By Emily Brown
The Guardian

Police treat killing of elderly woman in Paris as antisemitic attack

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an antisemitic murder, after it emerged that she had survived France’s most notorious second world war round up of Jews in 1942. Mireille Knoll lived alone and was found dead after a fire broke out in her flat in Paris’s 11th arrondissement on Friday night. An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times before the fire. Two suspects who were arrested are to appear before judges as judicial sources co
By Lauren Moore
The Guardian

Facebook's privacy practices are under investigation, FTC confirms

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of scandals including whether the company engaged in “unfair acts” which cause “substantial injury” to consumers. Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result. Facebook’s privacy practices have come under fire after revelations in the Observer that Cambridge Analytica got data on Facebook users, including information on friends of people who had downloaded a psycholog
By Lauren Moore
The Guardian

Russia retaliates with vow to expel dozens of western diplomats

Russia has vowed to expel dozens of western diplomats in the growing diplomatic dispute over the Salisbury nerve gas attack. Officials promised a swift and most likely tit-for-tat response after the expulsion of Russian diplomats across Europe and North America on Monday in a show of solidarity from British allies that represents the biggest concerted blow to Russian intelligence networks since the cold war. In an official communique, the Russian foreign ministry issued a “determined protest
By Lauren Moore
The Guardian

Trump's lawyer sends Stormy Daniels cease-and-desist letter over threat claim

Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who spoke out on US TV on Sunday night about her alleged affair with the future president and threats she said she had received. Cohen’s lawyer, Brent Blakely, wrote to Daniels’ attorney to say she had made false and defamatory comments, “namely that he [Cohen] was responsible for an alleged thug who supposedly visited” and threatened Daniels. “In truth, Mr Cohen had absolutely nothing
By Lauren Moore
The Guardian

Why Mark Anthony Conditt – a white Christian – isn't called a terrorist

If a Muslim man planted bombs in predominately white neighborhoods before blowing himself up, you could bet that the White House and various media outlets would label him a terrorist and draw some connection between his religion and his violent acts. But the case of the Austin bomber reveals an enduring double standard: white Christian terrorists continue to get a free pass.
By Daniel Camacho
The Guardian

August Meeting Is A History Lesson Everyone Needs To Learn

Growing up in an Igbo home, one of the things we looked forward to was village meetings, which parents had to attend at least once a month. It afforded us relaxing Sundays free of our bickering parents. With time, we noticed that the women’s wing of the meeting was a lot more serious than the menfolk — they had uniforms which were diligently followed, fines for latecomers and absentees, and most important to us, post-meeting debates that usually kept my mother busy on the phone.
By Franklin Ugobude
The Guardian

Fear of meat scandal as data shows hygiene breaches at half of UK plants

The scale of food safety and hygiene problems in meat plants around much of the UK is revealed by new analysis showing more than half of all audited plants have had at least one “major” breach in the last three years. Inspection figures from the FSA reveal there were on average 16 major plant safety infractions every week
By Andrew Wasley
The Guardian

The controversial law that allows salmonella into the human food chain

US campaigners are calling once again for the closure of a legal loophole that allows meat with salmonella to be sold in the human supply chain. The bacteria isn’t classified as an “adulterant” in US law meaning producers have no obligation to withhold contaminated batches
By Andrew Wasley
The Guardian

Hindu nationalists and Dalits clash in India over 200-year-old battle

The commemoration of a 200-year-old British military victory in India has spilled over into days of violence and protests. Streets in Mumbai were deserted as hundreds of Dalit protesters blocked roads and train lines and attacked buses, forcing transport delays and the closure of schools in the financial hub.
By Anish Gawande
The Guardian

The days of rightwing evangelicals swaying politics are numbered | Daniel Jose Camacho

A large majority of white evangelicals voted for Roy Moore – 80%, according to exit polls – in Alabama, in the deep south, in a solidly red state. And they lost. The results of Alabama’s Senate race are an omen for the future of white evangelical politics. White evangelicals, as a whole, are still flexing some political muscle. But their future outlook is of an embattled political bloc with extremist views and diminishing power to decide elections. Moore was a fundamentalist Christian hero. He
By Daniel Camacho
The Guardian

Tāne Mahuta, the New Zealand sacred kauri tree that’ll make you weep

Just a short walk down a wooded gangway into the rainforest of Waipoua, near Dargaville on New Zealand’s north island, is a living giant. Its name is Tāne Mahuta and it’s a kauri tree – one of the largest types (by girth rather than height) in the world. Tāne is named after the Maori forest god and, in the myth, is the fruit of the primordial parents: his growth having broken apart the embrace of Ranginui, the “sky father” and Papatūānuku, the “Earth mother,” allowing the space and light for lif
By Matilda Battersby
The Guardian