Jake Kamau

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This is rape culture – and look at the damage it does

We live in a world where sexual assault can be dismissed with jokes or excuses, even used in a chatup line or plastered across a T-shirt. The UK rape statistics are shocking, and so are these harrowing reports to the Everyday Sexism Project<p>What do we mean when we say “rape culture”? You may have …

British man jailed for seven years for running ponzi-style scheme | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - A British man who ran a ponzi-style investment scheme to defraud investors of over 21 million pounds ($34.94 million) was jailed for seven years on Friday, Britain’s financial watchdog said.<p>Benjamin Wilson, from Bournemouth, southern England, pleaded guilty last year to …

West Virginia water after the spill: 'We do not drink it. My pets do not drink it'

Very little is yet known about the substance that entered the area’s water – and residents feel angry and misled<p>On the morning of 9 January, Twylla Bays pumped a syringe of water into the gastric feeding tube in her 29-year-old daughter Cassy’s abdomen. The reaction was instantaneous and violent: …

French judge calls for strategy to stop jihadist volunteering in Syria

A French judge has called for action to stop the exit of volunteers to the conflict in Syria, many of whom return to Europe to step up a recruitment drive in their own countries.<p>Estimates put the numbers of young people from western European countries who have traveled to Syria at around 2,000 and …

Libya 'coup' denied after general calls for army 'rescue'

The Libyan authorities insist they are still in control, dismissing calls by an army general for a change of government which led to rumours of a military coup.<p>Major General Khalifa Haftar said he wanted to see the interim parliament suspended, urging the armed forces to “rescue” the country.<p>A “new …

UK and Ireland braced for more severe weather this weekend

Residents across the UK and Ireland are braced for more heavy rain and strong winds over the weekend. Forecasters have warned of continued severe weather conditions.<p>Parts of southwest England have been under water for weeks after the country’s wettest January in nearly 250 years. Areas around the …

Mary Beard: vocal women treated as 'freakish androgynes'

Academic who has faced online abuse says prejudice against women is hardwired over two millennia, from Homer to Twitter<p>Women who claim a public voice "get treated as freakish androgynes" with women under-represented in national politics and relatively "mute" in the public sphere, the classicist and …

Massive 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid To Fly Over Earth (And You Can Watch Live On The Internet)

An asteroid three times the size of a football pitch travelling at 27,000 miles per hour is about to pass close to Earth.<p>And you can watch live on …

China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel

China is planning another engineering marvel: a tunnel more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel underneath Bohai Bay<p>At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.<p>A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian …

Mass killer Anders Breivik threatens hunger strike over video games and jail 'torture'

Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to start a hunger strike over his living conditions in jail, it has emerged.<p>Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, compared prison to “torture” and bemoaned, among other things, the lack of an up-to-date video games console in his cell.<p>His …

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Thai protest leader mocks, PM defends rice-buying scheme | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s fiery protest leader denounced the government’s battered rice-buying scheme as corrupt and the prime minister leapt to its defence on Wednesday, days after an election did nothing to restore stability in the divided country.<p>Anti-government protesters react from behind …