The Trump effect? Number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada soars by 500%

Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades. Americans were the third-largest group to seek asylum in Canada in 2017, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

The number of Marine Corps snipers is declining, and that could be a big problem in the next urban fight

A legendary Marine Corps sniper who earned the Silver Star during the first battle of Fallujah, Iraq, has a warning for the Corps: Snipers are integral to the urban battle and the Marine Corps needs to adequately address its shortage of deadly marksmen. Ethan Place was a corporal in April 2004 when he found himself […]

Hogan’s new number, Pav’s 29 out of retirement

FREMANTLE will dust off Matthew Pavlich’s famous No.29 next season as the Dockers’ trade period recruits are unveiled. Former Melbourne spearhead Jesse Hogan will wear No.11 in his first season in purple after previously wearing No.1 at the Demons. JLT CUP: WHO WILL YOUR CLUB PLAY IN PRE-SEASON? CHANGES: EVERY CLUB’S DELISTINGS AND RETIREMENTS ANALYSIS: […]

French rights group files case against PSG over claims scouts 'limited number of black players'

French football club Paris Saint-Germain are facing a discrimination lawsuit over reports that scouts at the club carried out racial profiling and tried to limit the number of black players at the team’s academy. Investigative outlet Mediapart reported on Thursday that PSG scouts had subjected young players to racial profiling – which is illegal in […]

Holidays: Cheapest city breaks by train in the UK revealed – can you guess number one?

Birmingham has been unveiled as the best value UK city break by train right now. New research by travel fare aggregator website Skyscanner revealed the West Midlands city was the cheapest staycation at the moment. The global travel marketplace looked at train fares, hotel prices and dining costs. Birmingham is the second most popular city […]

The number of Google Assistant-enabled devices has exploded in 2018

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Apps and Platforms Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Business Insider IntelligenceThe number of Assistant-enabled devices available to consumers worldwide has exploded in 2018, jumping 567% from 1,500 in January to 10,000 in October, Google announced last week. That number also represents […]

New number plates 2018 – Pro-Brexit licence plates among those BANNED from British roads

New 2018 ’68’ number plates were introduced on September 1st. Every time new plates are introduced there is a list of numerical and letter combinations that are immediately banned. DVLA guidelines dictate that any plates that ‘may cause offence’ will be removed before they end circulation. One of the plates to be banned in the […]

A Shocking Number of Killers Murder Their Co-workers

James Graham Here’s an icebreaker for the next office party: The third leading cause of workplace death—behind “falls to a lower level” and “roadway collisions with other vehicles”—is homicide. This sobering data point comes courtesy of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics study on fatal occupational injuries. What’s behind all this shooting (the leading m.o. […]

Mamma Mia 2 songs help soundtrack album hit number one AGAIN – replacing Ariana Grande

In its seventh week on release, the album has hopped back up one spot to reclaim the throne. This means it replaces Ariana Grande’s Sweetener, which had hit the summit last week. Mamma Mia 2’s soundtrack had initially debuted in the Top 5 before the film hit cinemas, and then rapidly ascended to Number One […]