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The Independent is a British online publisher of news that was established in 1986 as a politically independent national morning printed newspaper published in London. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition. It tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues. The newspaper was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Irish Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to the Russian businessman and former KGB officer Alexander Lebedev in 2010.Source
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Israel and Iran on brink of war after unprecedented Syria bombardment in response to alleged Golan Heights attack

Israel and Iran on brink of war after unprecedented Syria bombardment in response to alleged Golan Heights attack

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}Biggest Israeli intervention in neighbouring Syria since beginning of civil war sparked by what IDF says was first ever direct Iranian rocket attack on its troopsClick to followThe Independent has launched its most intensive attack on positions in neighbouring since the civil war began in 2011, bringing two of the region’s major powers closer to the brink of direct confrontation than ever before.The early morning bombardment killed 23 people, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)...

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May 10, 2018
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Suffering Of Chickens At Farms Supplying Major Supermarkets Revealed In Undercover Footage

Suffering Of Chickens At Farms Supplying Major Supermarkets Revealed In Undercover Footage

Horrific pain and suffering inflicted on chickens bred at farms supplying major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi has been claimed after activists released undercover filming. Videos taken just before slaughter shows birds are struggling to walk as their legs buckle and they collapse under their weight while they flap their wings helplessly. Bred to grow faster, they often become lame, suffer heart problems and skin diseases. Other clips show the animals cramped in indoor farms with barely any room to move, with some pressed against walls and other seemingly standing...

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August 12, 2019
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Syria: US-backed Kurds brace for dramatic escalation of Turkish invasion that could be bloodier than Aleppo, Raqqa or Eastern Ghouta

Syria: US-backed Kurds brace for dramatic escalation of Turkish invasion that could be bloodier than Aleppo, Raqqa or Eastern Ghouta

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}In a field beside an abandoned railway station close to the Turkish border in northern Syria, Kurdish fighters are retraining to withstand Turkish air strikes. “We acted like a regular army when we were fighting Daesh [Isis] with US air support,” says Rojvan, a veteran Kurdish commander of the People’s Protection Units (YPG). “But now it is us who may be under Turkish air attack and we will have to behave more like guerrillas.”Rojvan and his brigade have just returned from 45 days fighting Isis in...

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March 7, 2018
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Withholding medical supplies is particularly vicious and shows the Syrian government's determination to reclaim Eastern Ghouta

Withholding medical supplies is particularly vicious and shows the Syrian government's determination to reclaim Eastern Ghouta

Sieges are a merciless business, never more so than in Syria. As a UN aid convoy entered Eastern Ghouta, the World Health Organisation said that Syrian government security had forced the removal from its trucks of “all trauma kits, surgical, dialysis sessions and insulin”. Some 70 per cent of the medical supplies being sent were rejected according to a WHO official. There is something disgustingly mean and vicious in targeting those who will die without dialysis or insulin. Depriving the sick of their last hope of life illuminates in the grimmest of ways how the siege of Eastern Ghouta, as...

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March 7, 2018
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Trump launches snide attack on Greta Thunberg after she beats him to Time Person of the Year

Trump launches snide attack on Greta Thunberg after she beats him to Time Person of the Year

The teenager was lauded for sparking an international movement to hold governments to account over climate change'So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend', president writes on Twitter.has lashed out at teenager after the environmental activist was named Time magazine’s person of the year - claiming she needed to "work on her anger management problem".The teenager was lauded by the US magazine for having launched a grassroots campaign that became an international movement to hold governments to account over climate...

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Vincent Wood
December 13, 2019
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Google admits workers listen to private recordings from around your house

Google admits workers listen to private recordings from around your house

Google employees listen to customers’ audio recordings on Google Home smart speakers, the technology giant has admitted. Language experts are employed to analyse “snippets” of recordings made by users, which Google claims helps improve its voice recognition technology. This is then used to develop the Google Assistant artificial intelligence system, which is used in its Google Home smart speakers and Android smartphones. The assistant understands and responds to voice commands given to it, answering queries about the news and weather as well as being able to control other...

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Anthony Cuthbertson
July 12, 2019
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Arizona considering declaring porn a 'public health crisis'

Arizona considering declaring porn a 'public health crisis'

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}Politicians in are calling for pornography to be declared a public health crisis – saying “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment”.Arizona state representative Michelle Udall has introduced a resolution declaring “pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts”.The resolution says porn pushes a sexually toxic environment that “damages all areas of our society”. For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for justa monthWith an...

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February 11, 2019
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Orangutan in Borneo rescued after four years locked in a wooden crate

Orangutan in Borneo rescued after four years locked in a wooden crate

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}'It’s time everyone who keeps an orangutan realises that, if they persist in breaking the law, orangutans will become extinct'Click to followThe IndependentA young orangutan that had been kept locked in a wooden crate for four years has been rescued by conservationists in .Indonesian Forestry officials aided in the rescue of the ape after a tip-off from residents in the small village of Punai Jaya.A local man identified as Aliansah admitted he had found the orangutan in the palm oil plantation close...

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February 11, 2019
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Trump says one of America's greatest accomplishments is the ‘abolition of civil rights’

Trump says one of America's greatest accomplishments is the ‘abolition of civil rights’

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}President Donald Trump listens during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, 7 February 2019.‘Many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights ... have been led by people of faith’Click to followThe Independent UShas accidentally told an audience of global religious leaders that America’s greatest accomplishments include the “abolition of civil rights” during the . “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our...

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February 8, 2019
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Norway approves 'most environmentally damaging project' in country's history

Norway approves 'most environmentally damaging project' in country's history

Log in using your social network accountTry Independent Minds free for 14 daysHi {{fullName}}Nordefjorden in Finnmark, deep in the Arctic Circle, is rich in copperOperation will see heavy metal waste dumped in fjords and put reindeer at riskClick to followThe Independenthas approved a plan to begin for in the Arctic, angering environmentalists who fear it will lead to the destruction of pastures and the pollution of nearby fjords.Indigenous Sami herders and fishermen argue the plan, which was approved by Oslo on Thursday, will add to the existing problems of , oil spills and poaching...

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February 16, 2019
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