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Why coronavirus lockdown may have increased threat posed by THIS movement

Last week, the teenage suspect, who cannot be named due to their age, was charged with terrorist activity as well first-degree murder and attempted murder as Candian police believe the suspect was influenced by the incel movement. The Toronto Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on May 19: "Terrorism comes in many forms and it's important to note that it is not restricted to any particular group, religion or ideology. "Incel refers to men who identify as invol

China ROW: Hong Kong security law blasted as ‘dagger stabbing into the heart’ of city

Kenneth Chan held a seat on the Hong Kong Legislative Council representing Hong Kong Island from 2012 until 2016. The city’s executive has proposed a law which aims to curb subversive forces which aim to undermine China’s authority. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Chan explained: “The point of all this is to strike fear and restrict our rights ‘in the name of national security. “People can be easily arrested and detained under a new set of measures which know no limit. “The agency powers will rea

Former Peshmerga member shares her harrowing battle against brutal Iran regime

Despite the victory of the revolution, some in the Kurdistan province sought either greater autonomy or full independence from the new state. Now, a women's rights activist in the UK, Dianna Nammi, aged just 17 at the time, joined the Peshmerga forces before fleeing with her daughter after 12 years and claiming asylum. Ms Nammi, speaking to express.co.uk, explained her decision to join: “There was no other way to stay in Iran and to not be prosecuted and to stay safe, they only way there was som

Activist explains key reason why vulnerable people need more protection in lockdown

Former Prime Minister Theresa May urged the Government to consider the impact lockdown might have on vulnerable individuals when planning exit strategy. A report by MPs revealed calls to a domestic helpline rose 49% weeks after the lockdown began, Dianna Nammi is the executive director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) and she told express.co.uk: “This situation has made it very difficult for many women to feel confident and free to contact organisations to seek help

Why coronavirus pandemic could spark new society that echoes post-World War 2 era

The conditions facing many parts of the world at this period saw massive rebuilding needed of the economy and infrastructure, whilst the war effort fostered strong civic duty and these are suggested as factors behind the trend. In the UK, Clement Attlee’s Labour won their first ever majority and would go on to form the NHS and build the welfare system. On whether coronavirus could have a similar effect, Dr Patrick Diamond, a senior lecturer in public policy at Queen Mary University of London tol

How the UK's political landshape could be ROCKED by government's handling of COVID-19

The poll spoke to 2,823 people. The virus has led many to ponder what would happen in politics over the coming years as a result, not just from voters but also from parties. Dr Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos, a senior lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London’s Department of Politics, speaking to express.co.uk said: “I think there is one certainty about the crisis and that’s in the aftermath ruling right-wing parties and right-wing parties in opposition will say that cutbacks are necessar

Blood-thirsty, machete-wielding gangs enforce coronavirus lockdown as police lose control

In March, there were just 65 murders and the Central American state went two consecutive days where no one died in a gang-related attack. The relative calm was a welcome change to normality when thousands of people a year die from senseless violence. Analysts have linked the reduction in deaths to the fact the gangs were now focusing on policing the coronavirus lockdown. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Dr Harry E. Vanden from the University of South Florida, an expert on Central American gang violen

Coronavirus: How virtual reality revolution could play a role in tackling coronavirus

The previous models of watching mentors and slowly developing skills were often very time-consuming. But, Mr Vincent explained with VR: “It gives the ability to influence and change your skills set and teach you totally. “You’re either testing on a cadaver or a live patient, which has a lot of inherent risks.” Several NHS trusts are already making use of VR, for example, Hull University Training Schools have introduced VR to maternity wards to allow expecting mothers to experience the environmen

Coronavirus Conspiracy: Expert explains why theories spread 'more quickly than virus'

The origins of the pandemic, which are still unknown, have left people around the world baffled as the virus quickly spread around the world in a few months. Some bizarre theories include coronavirus being the body's reaction to the electromagnetic radiation from 5G waves. There is no scientific evidence to support this view, indeed the frequency of these 5G waves is between 30 to 300GHz, which is lower than the frequency of visible light or TV remote controls. Nonetheless, the theory and belie

Despite China death, hantavirus is less of a threat than coronavirus - expert explains why

The couple were found to have been afflicted with a hantavirus, the first known cases of the disease in the US. On March 24 of this year, Chinese state media confirmed a man from Yunnan Province travelling to Shandong Province for work had died of hantavirus. Speaking to express.co.uk, Professor Jon Cohen, an infectious disease expert of Brighton and Sussex Medical School explained: “There are two families of hantaviruses, one of which causes a pneumonia type illness, another which involves kidn

Human Infection: Expert gives chilling warning - ‘We can only predict more epidemics’

Professor Rick Douglass is a hantavirus expert, based at Montana State University and Montana Tech. Hantaviruses are a group of diseases that come from rodents and can affect humans, in the Americas they attack the lungs, whilst in Eurasia, they attack the kidneys. In North America, studies have shown the mortality rate is as high as 40 percent, but this figure is much lower elsewhere, speaking to express.co.uk, Professor Douglass explains: “Fortunately it is not very communicable [contagious].

Simple ways you can start reducing your plastic waste

In recent years, individuals have been looking to reduce their plastic waste to become more environmentally friendly. With many of us under quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis, why not focus on the way we can reduce our own waste to make a difference when life returns to normal? Plastic Free Hackney’s Daisy Hutchison told me: “It’s really easy to start and then it’s a question of commitment.” One of the tips Hutchison recommended is to always carry refillable bottles for water, which not o

Science’s battle to tackle plastic waste

Plastic waste is one of the major environmental challenges that activists have faced in recent years. I spoke to two specialists from Imperial College London about their research into tackling these issues. Plastic waste can take centuries to biodegrade. It can be washed into oceans, and be ingested by maritime species who mistake it for prey. They can also suffocate on plastic packaging. The world’s waterways are not the only place where the impact of plastic is dangerous. Plastic can also re

Campaigners urge Attorney General to tackle Airbus-Saudi deal

The deal was done through GPT Special Project Management, a subsidiary of Airbus UK. Then in 2012, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) began an investigation into allegations GPT used fourteen million pounds worth of illicit payments and gifts in order to finalise the deal, suspicious payments are alleged to have been made in 2007 and 2010. Reports say a formal request for prosecution by the Government’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) was made by the SFO 21 months ago but a decision on whether these

Plastic Waste back under the spotlight as London Marathon approaches

Plastic Waste back under the spotlight as London Marathon approaches 26 April marks the return of the London Marathon, which has gained a reputation over the years for the amount of plastic waste generated. In 2018, an estimated 760,000 plastic bottles were thrown away by competitors and spectators. As a result, last year from the 23 mile mark, runners were given seaweed pouches which can biodegrade in four-six weeks. Plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose and release harmful c

Why has there been a rise in the European far right?

Why has there been a rise in the European far right? The data analysed looks at far-right and far-left parties that have won seats since 2000. It is the far-right that have risen rapidly since the turn of the millennium. Spanish populists Vox formed in 2013 yet got 15 per cent of the vote last year. Their Polish Law and Justice counterparts formed only in 2001 and by 2015 it was in government. The German equivalent, AfD, got 12 per cent of the vote within four years of its formation in 2013.

Is the left collapsing?

In a time of extremist politics, the far-right has surged in Europe while the left has been repeatedly deflated at the polls. And it appears to be long-term – despite the 1997 landslide, Labour went on to lose seats in every general election until 2017. Barry Richards, a political psychology expert from Bournemouth University, said the left may have struggled because of: “A failure to really acknowledge the importance to people of cultural identity, a feeling they do belong to a collective whi

The former Labour Party Chair and his fight against antisemitism

The former Labour Party Chair and his fight against antisemitism Euan Philipps re-joined the Labour Party in 2013 after his membership lapsed. At the time he was in renewable energy and was growing concerned at the austerity pushed by the Conservative-Liberal Democratic coalition. He became Tonbridge and Malling constituency Labour Party (CLP) chair in 2017. A year later, he resigned from the CLP position. Philipps left because he could not stand to be associated with the antisemitism within t

'Think again!' - Campaigner warns against potential Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

The fund is reported to be closing in on a takeover of English Premier League football club Newcastle United. This is despite Mr bin Salman and the Saudi government facing scrutiny over the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. Speaking to express.co.uk, Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “There should always be strict regulations regarding state bodies and individuals who are using institutions in the UK for personal enrichment or self-promotion, especia

Luanda Leaks: Angolan corruption hangs over Commonwealth application

The documents called the ‘Luanda Leaks’, mostly obtained by the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showed Ms Dos Santos and her husband were given access to lucrative deals involving state assets. As reported by the BBC, Ms dos Santos is under investigation by Angolan authorities and has had her assets in the country frozen. Her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos was Angolan President from 1979 to 2017. Dr Justin
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