Category: General News

What's in a name? Why a Castro-less Cuba may not mean a changed one.

Recommended: How much do you know about Cuba? Cuba’s National Assembly, a group of more than 600 handpicked politicians who run unopposed, nominated the island’s next president this week. Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the only candidate put forth, will be Cuba’s first leader in nearly 60 years who wasn’t part of the revolution that overthrew US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista and installed a Communist government on the island. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

#MeToo's next challenge: domestic gun violence

During the decade she lived with her boyfriend, Sara Elmer was surrounded by guns. “I was in survival mode every day,” says Ms. Elmer. Indeed, in the United States, close to half the number of women killed in violent homicides each year are fatally shot by their intimate partners, according to federal crime statistics. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Windrush: What is the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy?

It’s been blamed for the Windrush scandal, leaving people incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. BBC News – Home

Comey: No one around Trump to stop impulsive behaviour

The ex-FBI chief tells the BBC the US is becoming “numb” to the president’s “impulsive behaviour”. BBC News – Home

Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

No criminal charges will be filed over the death of US singer Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say. BBC News – Home

Hottest April day in UK since 1949

Temperatures have hit 29.1C in London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years. BBC News – Home

Graham Norton leads tributes to TV star Dale Winton

Tributes paid to the “generous soul with a touch of naughty” who rose to fame hosting Supermarket Sweep. BBC News – Home