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The USA’s Act of Hypocrisy and Islamophobia in Guantanamo Bay

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Opinion Piece The Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp was born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks under Bush’s administration in 2002. It was to house the “worst of the worst” – suspected terrorists, those who were mostly from Afghanistan, but all were Muslim. With a total number of 780 detainees to have ever been incarcerated …

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Court Battles across Continents: The Story of Johnny and Amber

*Trigger Warning* This piece contains mentions of violence and domestic abuse. If you need help due to Domestic Abuse, then you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Johnny and Amber Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of Rum Diary in 2009. They married in 2015 and less …

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Snapshot Update: Moncler acquires Stone Island for €1.15bn

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Moncler cements itself as a forerunner in the luxury fashion industry by acquiring keynote designer brand and recognised competitor, Stone Island. The acquisition, financed partly by cash and partly by shares, is expected to happen in two phases. Moncler will acquire 70% of the stock from Stone Island owner, Carlo Rivetti and family, while the …

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The Link Between Child Health and Education

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More children around the world – including in the UK – are becoming malnourished because they don’t have access to basic human necessities such as food. This affects their education because children who are hungry cannot concentrate, thus, they cannot learn. In 2017, the UN estimated that approximately 600 million children around the world are …

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Cybercrime: What do I need to know?

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On October 5th, Europol released their annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) 2020. The document is crucial in times of massive technological progression, and the enhanced use of technology by criminal organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, it outlines the relationship between cybercrime and matters of artificial intelligence (AI), human trafficking or the darkweb.  With the release of …

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Snapshot Update: Caesars Entertainment to acquire William Hill

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On Monday 28 September, Caesars Entertainment announced its plan to acquire the British gambling company William Hill. The deal comes in an attempt by William Hill to conquer the expanding U.S. sports betting market. Caesars intends to combine its land-based casinos with William Hill’s online franchise and has offered to buy the company at a …

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The ethnic crackdown on Uighurs in China

There are about 11 million Uighurs living in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Uighurs are a predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group that has been victim to mass detentions. Since April 2017, around 800,000 to 2 million Uighurs and Muslims from other ethnic groups have been detained in Xinjiang according to government officials.  There are …

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Political Unrest and a Pandemic: What’s the future for international law firms in Hong Kong?

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A rundown of what’s going on in Hong Kong On 1 July 1997, there was an official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China as Hong Kong was a former British colony. There was an agreement in 1984 to be in place until 2047 between Britain and China to introduce “One country, Two systems.” …

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