Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme ahead of Tuesday’s Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into Sharia Councils, Naz Shah said the “under-resourced” organisations were vital in settling disputes within the Muslim Community.
The committee is expected to examine how the councils operate and their relationship with the British legal system.
The U.S. wants to fight superbugs by targeting one of the world’s biggest markets for antibiotics: farms.
Big pharma has other ideas.
Even as the industry prepares to comply with new U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to limit antibiotic use in American livestock, it is marketing the drugs to U.S. veterinarians while continuing to expand sales elsewhere around the world. Bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs, or superbugs, are a growing problem particularly in hospitals and claim an estimated 700,000 lives annually. Scientists say there is an intimate link between the health of the planet’s livestock and that of the human population.
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Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that’s home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.
The proposal, which would be one of the few such restrictions outside of California and is similar to federal rules for public housing across the U.S., isn’t meant to protect the health of the city’s 50,000 residents, but instead to prevent fires.
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Time For Truth: (Associated Press) – Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking In Apartments
A new generation of pro-democracy activists has won seats on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo).
The young leaders want greater autonomy and changes to the way Hong Kong is governed by China. Voter turnout reached a record high of 58%.
The city of Manbij in the northern side of the Syrian province of Aleppo is gradually returning to normal life after liberation from Daesh militants.
According to the representatives of the Manbij military council, more than 172 thousand residents of the city previously evacuated to refugee camps or those who managed to find refuge in the cities of Kobani and Afrin have started returning back to their homes.