Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to reunite with man who saved its life

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The most heartwarming story of 2016 so far, comes from a beach in Brazil. A South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life. Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, found the tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, on his local beach in 2011. He cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers...

‘150 Somali militants killed’ by US air strike

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The pentagon has said that a US air strike has killed over 150 al-shabab militants in Somalia. Military spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike hit a training camp where a "large-scale" attack was being planned. Davis said: "We know they were going to be departing the camp and they posed an imminent threat to US and forces. Initial assessments are that more than 150 terrorist fighters were eliminated.” Al-Shabab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, was pushed...

Afghanistan now deemed safe enough to deport asylum-seekers from UK

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Home Secretary Theresa May has won a case to return hundreds of people back to Afghanistan. The failed asylum-seekers, which also includes former child migrants, will be returned to Afghanistan. The Court of Appeal decided that deportations can now go ahead. Since last August there had been a total ban on deportations to the country, which has suffered immeasurable hardship, due the ravages of war. The Taliban now control swathes of territory in the country and...

French Minister says Calais migrants would end up in UK after Brexit

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Emmanuel Macron, the French finance minister, has warned that if the UK left the EU it could lead to migrants crossing the channel “unchecked.” He believes the British withdrawal from European project would bring to a close the 2003 treaty that allows UK border guards to be stationed in Calais. It has been widely reported that the area around the coastal conurbation is the makeshift home to thousands of migrants aiming to enter the UK...

Ministers admit ISIS are not being pushed back in Syria by British air strikes

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Disappointing news has emerged that ISIS are not being damaged and pushed back by air strikes in Syria, despite the addition of British fire power. Now the UK government is worried the terrorist organisation is also growing in influence in Libya. Michael Fallon, Defence Secretary said: “Daesh are being pushed back in Iraq, there’s no doubt about that – they’re being pushed up the Tigris and they’re being pushed back West along the Euphrates. “In...

VIDEO – John Oliver takes down Donald Trump

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor John Oliver has done his best not to discuss Donald Trump over the last 6 months. But he acknowledged that Trump's support is growing and it is time for the USA to address this problem. Presidential candidates who win the most states on Super Tuesday have gone on to secure their party's nomination in every election since 1988, Oliver breaks down exactly why Trump really isn't what he seems: 'He's tough': For a tough guy, he...

VIDEO – PM calls Israeli settlement policy ‘genuinely shocking’

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor In the previous PMQs Cameron told the the house that Israeli settlement policy in East Jerusalem was "genuinely shocking." He said: “Yes, we are supporters of Israel, but we do not support illegal settlements, we do not support what is happening in East Jerusalem. “I am well known as being a strong friend of Israel but I have to say the first time I visited Jerusalem and had a proper tour around that wonderful city and...

VIDEO – Cruz & Rubio clash with Trump during feisty debate

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio joined forces and attacked front-runner Donald Trump in the last debate before next week's crucial primaries. They hoped to stifle Trump's momentum as he has already claimed three of the first four contests. Immigration, healthcare and appealing to Latino voters dominated the debate, until it disintegrated into long periods of shouting and personal insults...as usual.

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