New rape investigation opened against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss prosecutors have opened new rape case against Tariq Ramadan. Prosecutors in Geneva, Switzerland, have disclosed that they have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford University Islamic scholar. Ramadan was initially detained in France earlier this year over rape allegations made by four women. Earlier this year, French judges […]

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Pigging out in Hogtown

Toronto is an ethnic melting pot: originally in Iroquois territory (and before then it was occupied by the Wyandot people), it was invaded by French merchants, British refugees from the newly independent United States. In the subsequent centuries there were waves of migration from across Europe and Asia, all contributing to the city’s rich cultural […]

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Businessman ‘leaves £41m’ fortune to Oxfam

Image Credit: Chris McAuley / The First Oxfam Shop / CC BY-SA 2.0 The multi-millionaire catering boss, Richard Cousins, has left £41m to the Oxford-based charity, Oxfam, after dying alongside his family in a plane crash. Mr Cousins was chief executive of Compass Group, and was only 58 years old, when he died alongside his fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, […]

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Green Councillor gets mis-directed ‘hate mail’ over St Clement’s Ward renaming

Image Credit: Steve Daniels (CC BY-SA 2.0) Craig Simmons, Councillor for St. Mary’s ward and Green party member, has received “mis-directed” hate mail for the proposal to rename the extended St. Mary’s ward in memory of Sir Roger Bannister. The world-famous athlete, who was also a celebrated neurologist and a master of Pembroke College from […]

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