Issue 298: Top Stories: Friday 28th February 2014

Issue 298 – Friday 28th February 2014

Ethnic cleansing of Muslims Central African Republic is of historic proportions

International NGOs have formally classed the killings and exodus of Muslims in the majority Christian Central African Republic as ethnic cleansing “of historic proportions”.

Issue 298 – Friday 28th February 2014

120 arrested after mosque attack in Bulgaria

More than 120 people were arrested in Bulgaria after hundreds of people attacked a mosque in the country’s second city Plovdiv.

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  • Syria surges in violence

    There has been a spike in fighting across Syria, as Syrian Government and opposition negotiators met face-to-face again in Geneva on following the failure of the first round of talks in January when President Bashar al-Assad’s Government ruled out any transfer of power.

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  • FGM awareness campaign

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been banned in the UK for thirty years but a new campaign, spearheaded by a young Somali teenager, 17 year old Fahma Mohamed, seeks to bring the issue much more into the forefront of peoples' consciousness in order to prevent its alleged wide-scale continuance.

  • Lack of ethnic minorities at cultural events

    The relationship British Muslims have to culture fascinates me. Or, more accurately, the seeming absence of any such relationship fascinates me.

Environment

  • When water slows to a trickle

    Have you ever imagined turning on the faucet and nothing coming out? In the first world, this is a rare scenario, with people accustomed to water flowing at their whim. Yet, as it turns out, California is in fact running out of water.

Health and Science

  • More people should be prescribed statins

    Millions more people in the UK should take statins, according to NICE. In its recent guidance to the NHS the advisory body has cut the threshold in half for when doctors should consider prescribing the drugs, to prevent more cases of heart attacks and strokes

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