Entries by Sara C Nelson

‘Ghost’ Spotted In Photo Of Victorian Female Factory Workers

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 9:52 AM

It’s an innocuous enough shot – a team of linen mill girls pausing from their toil for a photograph. Dressed in their work clothes, their tools are still attached to cords around their waists.

Some of the young women are smiling, while others look a little bored. But one, sitting...

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Loch Ness Monster Death: ‘Remains’ Found On Shore

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 4:34 AM

The Loch Ness Monster has died as she lived – shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

The tattered remains of the serpentine beast said to have haunted the murky waters of the loch since 1933 were found washed up on its shores on Wednesday.

Leaked pictures of the eviscerated corpse,...

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Grizzly Bear Kills Mountain Biker Brad Treat In Glacier National Park

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 3:26 AM

A mountain biker has been attacked and killed by a grizzly bear as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park in Montana.

Brad Treat and...

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Post Brexit Racism: Here's How You Can Report Hate Crimes

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 6:27 AM

A shocking spike in hate crimes across Britain has been recorded since the public voted to leave the European Union last week.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council revealed hate crimes reported to police rose 57% between Thursday and Sunday compared to the correspondent days four weeks ago.

Nationalities including Eastern...

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Second EU Referendum Petition Hits 4m After Brexit Vote

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 5:15 AM

On online petition calling for a second European Union referendum has broken the four million signatures mark.

The unprecedented figure comes as public faces including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson backed a return to the polls.

Such was the popularity of the online document that it temporarily crashed the...

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Rupert Murdoch Describes Brexit As ‘Wonderful’ And Donald Trump As ‘Very Able’

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 3:43 AM

Rupert Murdoch has reportedly compared the Brexit result to a “prison break” freeing the British people, and described it as “wonderful.”

The media mogul is said to have commented on last weeks’ referendum, which saw the country vote to leave the European Union, at the invitation-only Times CEO summit...

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EU離脱のイギリスで「アフリカ帰れ」 酔った若者の罵声に電車内が騒然(動画)

(3) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 2:04 AM

イギリスがEU離脱(ブレグジット)の選択肢をとった波紋が広がっている。

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Transgender Marriages Declared Legal In Islam By Pakistani Clerics

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 9:08 AM

Fifty clerics in Pakistan have declared marriage between transgender individuals as permissible in Islam.

The group also said transgender people are entitled to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict obtained by Reuters.

Transgender people also have full rights under Islamic...

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Richard Branson Reveals Virgin Has Lost A THIRD Of Its Value Since Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 7:54 AM

Richard Branson has revealed his Virgin empire has lost around a third of its value since Britain voted to Leave the European Union.

The billionaire businessman has...

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Racism After Brexit: Teenagers Hurl Abuse At American On Manchester Tram

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 6:21 AM

The man replies: “How old are you? What are you, 18? 19? I’ve been here longer than you have.”

He is instantly threatened: “Don’t chat shit or get deported.”

As the encounter becomes visibly more heated, frightened commuters are seen looking stricken as the teens advance on the man, flicking...

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Racism After Brexit: Student Flashes British Passport As ‘Safety Precaution’

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 5:31 AM

A British man has made a tongue-in-cheek video of himself advising ethnic minorities on how to take “safety precautions” after the nation voted to leave the European Union.

Nalin Dissanayake’s 10 second clip of himself looking anxious and brandishing his British passport to all and sundry during a short walk, has been viewed on Facebook close to 650,000 times.

He posted the video a day after the referendum, which saw 17.4 million Leave votes cast against 16.1 million Remain, entitling it: “It’s that kind of world now.”

Since the Brexiters declared victory, it has emerged that hate crimes directed against Muslims, including young children, have soared by 57%.

Dissanayake, who was born and raised in Croydon, told HuffPost UK he was happy to see the video had been shared so widely and was pleased it had made so many people laugh. 

But the 20-year-old revealed the lighthearted video itself has prompted racist comments directed towards him. 

He said: "A few who have shared my video had a good go at being a racist. 'Where did he steal that passport from?' Or 'Who did he marry? Probably a nine-year-old.'" 

Dissanayake, who is now attending Middlesex University added: "I guess it's the nature of the video to get all kinds of reactions." 

Among the bittersweet comments left by his friends, some ask: “Can I borrow yours [passport] when I go to Tesco?”, while another quips: “Those dodgy brown bastards Dave…”

A detailed list compiled by Tell MAMA, a group that measures anti-Muslim attacks, details the abuse people have received since the European Union referendum result on Friday.

It comes as the National Police Chiefs’ Council reveals that hate crimes reported to the police has risen 57% between Thursday and Sunday compared to the corresponding days four weeks ago.

Faith Matters, an interfaith group that works on countering extremism projects, released the hate crime figures that were reported through Tell MAMA. 

Fiyaz Mughal, founder and director of Faith Matters, said that, since Friday’s results, incidents of racist abuse have been reported predominantly from visible Muslim women who have had comments such as “we voted you out, why are you still here” directed at them.

Mughal said: “The Brexit vote seems to have legitimised the prejudice of some people to the point where they are verbalising and targeting people at a street level who are visibly different.

“This is England 2016 and this is totally unacceptable.”

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Boris Johnson Makes Pornhub Debut Amid Brexit Result

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 10:04 AM

Boris Johnson has made an unexpected debut on the internet’s biggest porn website.

A video of the mop-haired former London Mayor was uploaded to Pornhub, entitled ‘Dumb British blond fucks 15 million people at once.’

The clip features the [mercifully fully-clothed] Brexiteer speaking at the Vote Leave’s victory...

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Endangered Sea Turtle Recovering After Being Yanked From Ocean And Beaten For Selfies

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 6:25 AM

A sea turtle has been rescued from certain death after tourists dragged it from the ocean and gravely injured it in the noble pursuit of... [what else?] taking selfies.

The...

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Richard Branson Urges Parliament To Hold Second Brexit Referendum

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 5:46 AM

Virgin billionaire Richard Branson has penned an impassioned blog, urging parliament to take a "second look" at the EU referendum.

A staunch Remainer, Branson says repeated misinformation from the Leave campaign has left voters realising they have “opened a Pandora’s Box of negative consequences.”

Branson, who has...

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Jamie Oliver EU Referendum: Chef’s Message To Boris Johnson

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 4:02 AM

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has issued a pointed plea to the citizens of Britain after the nation voted to leave the EU.

Using the #BuggerOffBoris hashtag, Oliver posted a long article on Instagram musing on the news that Boris Johnson has become a possible successor to

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EU Referendum: Leave Cornwall Demands Government Replaces EU Millions

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 9:20 AM

The leader of Cornwall Council has demanded the UK Government replaces the £60million a year of EU support it will lose as a result of the Brexit vote.

John Pollard issued an urgent statement amidst the news UK had voted to leave the EU.

He said: “Now that we...

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JK Rowling Among EU Referendum Remainers Proud To Be Part Of Nigel Farage’s #TheIndecentMinority

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 6:53 AM

Remain voters have adopted a hashtag describing themselves as #TheIndecentMinority as a badge of honour.

The term came about following a jubilant Nigel Farage’s declaration of Brexit as a “victory for ordinary, decent people”.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Farage declared the UK a

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Frankie Boyle Sums Up Despair Of EU Remain Voters

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 5:45 AM

Frankie Boyle has fired off a series of withering tweets in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The comedian, who has previously lamented the performance and personality of politicians on both sides of the debate, began commenting as the results trickled in.

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Map Of EU Referendum Votes Shows How UK Voted For Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 4:43 AM

The UK has voted to leave the European Union in an historic vote which has divided the country.

Of a turnout of 72.2%, (33.6 million people) 51.9% voted...

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Loch Ness Monster: Beast Spotted Via Webcam From 4,000 Miles Away

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 10:34 AM

As far as Loch Ness Monster sightings go, this one has the unlikely honour of being made from 4,000 miles away – via a webcam.

Paranormal investigator Jim Winiski was making his habitual checks on the official Loch Ness live cam from the comfort of his Iowa...

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