Ahmed Hassan Asad

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How many women wear the niqab in the UK?

The face veil has yet again cropped up in a heated debate - this time amid concerns about teachers and doctors having covered faces. But do the numbers warrant the worry?<p>If you watched last night's BBC Question Time, you may have been struck by a 20-minute debate on whether or not niqab should be …

Ferrari 458 Speciale

On the occasion of the Frankfurt Motor Show, on September 10, Ferrari will present its Special 458, whose V8 engine over 600 horsepower and the …

Martin Luther King and the race riot that never was

<b>History remembers the speech, the huge numbers and the peaceful protest. Yet behind the scenes, the famous march on Washington in 1963 provoked suspicion, anxiety and deep-seated fears in the White House that the day would end in violence.</b><p>Across America, black fury had broken loose.<p>A swirl of …

Civil Rights

Prison Break start Wentworth Miller comes out amid protest at Russia's anti-gay laws http://t.gu.com/oanAu Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

New York woman visited by police after researching pressure cookers online

A New York woman says her family's interest in the purchase of pressure cookers and backpacks led to a home visit by six police investigators demanding information about her job, her husband's ancestry and the preparation of quinoa.<p>Michele Catalano, who lives in Long Island, New York, said her web …

Last week you spoke and we listened. History's refugees: share your stories http://t.gu.com/nyWfQ

Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom - that's the official wording used to describe the parents' occupations on the birth certificate of Prince George, newest member of the British Royal Family: http://bbc.in/11zsfqX Do you have an unusual occupation listed on any of your identification documents?

How will Uruguay’s marijuana law work?

ON JULY 31st the lower house of Uruguay’s congress narrowly voted to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana (cannabis). The bill …

Dinner lady sacked for serving pork to Muslim girl at Cambridge primary school

<b>A primary school dinner lady has been sacked from her job of 11 years for gross misconduct after accidentally serving pork to a Muslim girl.</b><p>Alison …

Langston Hughes showed me what it meant to be a black writer

One of my first columns on these pages didn't make it into the paper. I'd written about the Nato bombing of Bosnia and the comment editor at the time thought I should stick to subjects closer to home. "We have people who can write about Bosnia," he said. "Can you add an ethnic sensibility to …

Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

GCHQ,UK security and counter-terrorism,UK news,The NSA files,Data protection,NSA,World news<p>• Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden<br>• GCHQ expected to 'pull its weight' for Americans<br>• Weaker regulation of British spies 'a selling point' for NSA<p>The US government has paid at least £100m …

UN narcotics body warns Uruguay over marijuana bill

<b>The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says it is concerned by the approval by Uruguayan MPs of a bill which would legalise marijuana.</b><p>The INCB says the law would "be in complete contravention to the provisions of the international drug treaties to which Uruguay is party".<p>Under the new …

Cannabis

New data from ice cores extracted in Greenland suggest that North America may have suffered a large cosmic impact about 12,900 years ago http://bbc.in/18PLjn5 US scientists report a layer of platinum is seen in ice of the same age as a known abrupt climate transition. The climate flip has previously been linked to the demise of the North American "Clovis" people.

In the secret state

AFTER the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, most Americans seemed content to pare back some civil liberties in return for potential security. …

Surveillance

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