The appalling attack on Salman Rushdie is an attack on freedom of expression

The appalling attack on Salman Rushdie is an attack on freedom of expression

The appalling stabbing attack on Salman Rushdie while speaking in Chautauqua, New York is a return to the violence that followed Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against Rushdie and his book, satanic verses, in 1989. Rushdie was attacked and seriously injured by a 24-year-old man from New Jersey. Little is known about the perpetrator at the time … Read more

Thames Water accused of ignoring warnings after hundreds in Surrey endured days without water | Water

Thames Water has been accused of repeatedly ignoring warnings about supply cuts and bursting pipes in Surrey, where hundreds of households endured three days without tap water at the height of the heatwave in this week-end. Residents, including some who were vulnerable, had to queue for bottled water on Saturday in temperatures well over 30C … Read more

Salman Rushdie’s condition heading ‘in the right direction’ after stabbing | American News

Salman Rushdie's condition heading 'in the right direction' after stabbing |  American News

Sir Salman Rushdie’s injuries remain ‘serious’ after being stabbed, but his condition is ‘in the right direction’, the author’s agent has said. The 75-year-old was airlifted to hospital and underwent surgery hours after the attack on stage in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday. His literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said: “He’s no longer on a ventilator, … Read more

May the wheels of American justice turn for Donald Trump

May the wheels of American justice turn for Donald Trump

It has been suggested that the US justice system should curb its investigations into Donald Trump, or drop them altogether. American social peace, they say, is more valuable than the blind pursuit of justice. If the price of stability is abstention, so be it. Fortunately, Merrick Garland, the United States Attorney General, was sworn to … Read more

How to install a vacuum handle bar

How to install a vacuum handle bar

Innovations in the bathroom and shower never cease to impress. Nowadays, an average individual has the opportunity to enrich their space with various gadgets that were almost unimaginable back then. Yet, minimalism remains one of the most followed trends, which implies the least amount of space taken up while efficiency remains uncompromising. If you recognize … Read more

Prince Harry’s memoir should be worse than Princess Diana’s book

Prince Harry warned of 'disillusioned' public about royals in his memoir

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir promises to be “the most devastating royal outing” since Andrew Morton’s explosive book on Princess Diana, a royal commentator has claimed. Royal expert Daniel Elser has commented on the upcoming publication of Prince Harry’s book. She said: “If even a small percentage of the speculation about what he might reveal … Read more

Democrats edge out Republicans, just in time for midterms

Singapore's next big challenge is already here

Placeholder while loading article actions When the Democrats edged out the Republicans late last week in the overall generic polling averages, I couldn’t believe it. We’ve seen many significant polling errors in favor of the Democrats in recent years, a 50-50 vote in the House would defy the historic trend toward the incumbent president’s party … Read more