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Argentina criticises Britain’s ‘arrogance’ in Assange case


August 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (IANS) Argentina's Ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro has criticized the British government's "arrogance" in dealing with the Julian Assange case.Castro told a radio station that the ... Read more...

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200 war criminals wander on British streets


May 9th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) There are over 200 suspected war criminals roaming around the streets of Britain, statistics have revealed.The authorities, however, cannot sent back these people, some of the ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set condition for freeing French reporter


May 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they are prepared to release a French journalist they have been holding since April 28 only in the context of a debate ... Read more...

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Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... Read more...

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Facebook, Apple may be balkanising the web


April 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Google co-founder Sergey Brin has accused social networking website Facebook and computer giant Apple of being the biggest threat to online freedom, even as he ... Read more...

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BBC pays men 10 percent more than women: Report


April 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) The BBC has nearly twice as many men as women in senior roles and pays them a 10 percent higher salary than their female counterparts, a ... Read more...

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BBC spends millions on TV licence threat letters


March 5th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over the last four years, BBC has spent a staggering £13.5 million in the bid to retrieve unpaid television licence fees. The amount was used to send ... Read more...

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London 2012 venues face toilet trouble


February 21st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics are faced with toilet trouble ahead of the mega sporting event in July.According to documents obtained from the Olympic ... Read more...

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British navy sacks 63 sailors for failing drug tests


February 13th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) The Royal Navy has sacked a total of 63 sailors who tested positive for illegal substances, a media report said Monday.The sailors were discharged between October ... Read more...

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Foreigners not knowing English clear driving tests in Britain


February 13th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Over 10,000 people of various nationalities have cleared driving tests in Britain without having knowledge of basic English, according to government documents.Documents obtained by the Daily ... Read more...

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BBC admits repeating most of its programmes


January 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has admitted that more than half of its programmes are basically a repeat telecast.The corporation Tuesday admitted that repeats make up ... Read more...

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171,000 Britons caught using phones while driving


December 30th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Over 171,000 Britons were caught this year using mobile phones while driving, according to official figures.Figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request said the number ... Read more...

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British cops sacked for inappropriate comments on Facebook


December 30th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) At least two police officers in Britain were sacked while disciplinary action has been taken against 150 others for posting inappropriate photos or comments that ... Read more...

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A Briton fined every 3 minutes for using phone while driving


December 12th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) At least one motorist in Britain is penalised every three minutes for using a mobile phone while driving, it has been revealed.According to Freedom of ... Read more...

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‘Honour’ crimes rising rapidly in Britain


December 4th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) The number of crimes against girls and women carried out by their families or communities in Britain rose by 47 percent in just a year, police ... Read more...

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Katie blamed for boom in breast enhancement surgery


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) Model Katie Price, who has undergone at least three operations to get fuller breasts, has been blamed for a boom in the number of women wanting ... Read more...

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Prince Charles can veto government legislation


October 31st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Prince Charles has the right to veto any British government legislation that affects his private interests, a media report said Monday.The Prince of Wales must give ... Read more...

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Spoiled convicts of Britain


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Prison officials at one of Britains's busiest jails are faced with a strange situation. They are being literally bombarded with thousands of trivial complaints by ... Read more...

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Don’t block websites: Pakistani daily


September 21st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Websites should not be blocked as that is neither ethical nor effective, said a leading Pakistani daily after a court directed that all websites spreading ... Read more...

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Child sex abuse convictions surge in UK


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of individuals found guilty of sex offences on children under 16 in England and Wales has risen by nearly 60 percent in last six ... Read more...

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1,000 British teenagers hospitalised for sexual diseases


August 29th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Around 1,000 British teenagers under 16 years have been treated in hospitals for sexually transmitted diseases in the past three years, according to information released by ... Read more...

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100 mn pounds loss as British student nurses dropping out


August 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A considerable number of trainee nurses in Britain are dropping out before finishing due to lack of funds, causing an estimated wastage of over 100 million ... Read more...

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Boy of three is Britain’s youngest vandal


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) A boy of a mere three years has turned Britain's youngest vandal after police nabbed him damaging cars in a street close to his home.The ... Read more...

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750 British women pregnant through IVF had abortions


June 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Around 750 women in Britain who had become pregnant through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) in the past 19 years aborted their babies, the country's fertility watchdog ... Read more...

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Many obese kids in Britain facing strokes


June 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) Obese children as young as six in Britain are suffering strokes or being treated at hospitals for weight problems, a media report said Sunday. Specialists say ... Read more...

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Royal wedding security cost 7.2 mn pounds


June 10th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Security for the British royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine cost the economy 7.2 million pounds (over $11 million), Scotland Yard has said.The police ... Read more...

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British police pay one mn pounds for customer surveys


May 15th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) County police departments in Britain are reportedly paying marketing companies nearly one million pounds every year to carry out "customer satisfaction" surveys, a daily has revealed.Data ... Read more...

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Osama’s son threatens to sue US


May 11th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden's son Omar has condemned the killing of his father and threatened to take legal action against the US, a media report said Wednesday.Omar, ... Read more...

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Obama’s dad was ‘forced out of US in 1960s’ over his ‘playboy ways’


April 29th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's father was forced out of the US in the 1960s amid concerns about his "playboy ways", according to a government file.The government record ... Read more...

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CIA releases WWI documents that reveal secret of creating invisible ink


April 20th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation has released six of its World War 1 documents that reveal how certain ingredients could be used to create invisible ink."Mix 5 ... Read more...

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Was JFK assassinated to stop him discovering the truth about UFOs?


April 19th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): One of the two letters written by John F Kennedy asking for access to UFO files, on November 12 1963 - 10 days before his assassination, have been ... Read more...

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BBC bought iPads, iPhones not approved for staff


March 31st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) The BBC spent over 40,000 pounds last year on 104 flashy Apple iPads and iPhones even though they are not approved for use by its staff, ... Read more...

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BBC spends 2,000 pounds a year on biscuits


March 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) The BBC spends over 2,000 pounds a year on biscuits and 32,500 pounds on flowers for the reception area, a media report said Sunday.Citing information obtained ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old given gun license in Britain


March 25th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A seven-year-old child has been issued a shotgun licence in Britain, a media report said.Citing figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, The Sun reported ... Read more...

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‘Freedom of information’ crusader Jemima Khan wins privacy order


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): It has emerged that 'freedom of information' crusader Jemima Khan, a firm supporter of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, has won a court injunction to prevent her private details ... Read more...

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