Government will be culpable for mass unemployment if they go ahead with furlough cuts, Labour warns

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Ministers will be “culpable” for mass unemployment if they go ahead with planned blanket cuts to the furlough scheme, Labour has warned. Business groups and opposition politicians said on Friday night that firms will likely have to let their staff go...

Nepal mass animal sacrifice festival begins amid outcry from rights groups

Hindu devotees look on as they travel with a goat in a vehicle ahead of the Gadhimai festival on December 2.Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Swati Gupta, CNNUpdated 9:19 PM ET, Tue December 3, 2019Hindu devotees look on as they travel with a goat in a vehicle ahead of the Gadhimai festival on December 2.Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Gadhimai festival, thought to be the largest...