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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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‘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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Australian minister denies secret uranium talks with India


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne Oct 14 (IANS) Australian Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson has denied that Australia is conducting a "confidential dialogue" to sell uranium to India.According to ABC Radio, the minister's ... 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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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 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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Royal Mail used 4 billion rubber bands in the last 5 years


February 21st, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Under the Freedom of Information Act the Royal Mail has revealed to the Daily Telegraph that it has used more than 4 billion rubber bands in the ... Read more...

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Royal Family to be granted new right of secrecy


January 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): In a controversial legal reform, the Royal Family is to be granted complete protection from public scrutiny to keep the affairs of the Queen, Prince Charles and ... Read more...

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Facebook-related crimes in Britain hit 100,000-mark


December 14th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Crimes committed in Britain that were later linked to social networking website Facebook have reached over 100,000 in the last five years, a media report said Tuesday.Police ... Read more...

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Facebook crime rises by ‘540pct in 3yrs in UK’


December 14th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Police chiefs have reported that crimes linked to Facebook have reached more than 100,000 across Britain in the last five years.Police chiefs in 16 forces made the ... Read more...

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Body Scanner Images Invades People’s Privacy


November 17th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States is getting more worried about their security and privacy these days as the new X-Ray body scanners, that have been installed in the airports ... Read more...

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Blog posts ‘nude body scanner pics’ online to highlight pressing dangers to privacy


November 17th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Gizmodo, the website that posted dozens of pictures of visitors to a Florida courthouse being x-rayed by the controversial new body scanners revealing their intimate body parts, has ... Read more...

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Cambridge dean propositioned by drunken student


November 10th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): New disciplinary records of Cambridge University, meant to house hard-working and quietly studious students, revealed that a college dean had to ward off sexual advances as drunk students ... Read more...

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UK ministry blames three military units to Afghan civilian casualties


October 27th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 27 (ANI): The conduct of three British military units in Afghanistan has come under serious question after the Ministry of Defence released unprecedented details of incidents in which troops attacked ... Read more...

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‘Dead’ man taken to morgue found breathing


September 29th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 29 (ANI): An unnamed man who was pronounced dead by a South West ambulance crew was later discovered breathing by an undertaker, it has emerged.The patient was seen by paramedics ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan will always support the Taliban,’ reveals newly disclosed US govt document


September 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 21 (ANI): Some newly disclosed US government documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and recently posted on the website of the George Washington University National Security, ... Read more...

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Martin Luther King’s trusted civil rights photographer was FBI informant


September 15th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Martin Luther King Jr's confidant, who was a well-known photographer of the US civil rights era, was a FBI informant, it has emerged.Ernest Withers, who died in 2007 ... Read more...

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ACLU Initiates A Lawsuit Against The FBI And CIA


August 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 19, 2010 (Just Flashed): The legal representatives for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a lawsuit on Wednesday against the FBI, CIA and other federal espionage bureaus. The plaintiff ... Read more...

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Brit pupils as young as six subject teachers to sexual abuse


August 16th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Logs kept by local councils in Britain and just released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that pupils as young as six have subjected teachers to ... Read more...

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Even primary level kids sexually abuse marms in Britain


August 16th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Woman teachers are subjected to sexual abuse by their students as young as six in Britain, official figures revealed Monday. Kids across the country have ogled, groped and ... Read more...

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KGB bugged Profumo, Keeler pillow talk to steal nuke secrets


July 25th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Russian spy agency KGB planted bugs to eavesdrop on former British War Minister John Profumo's pillow talk with his lover Christine Keeler.According to newly released top-secret files, the ... Read more...

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10-year-old gets gun licence in Britain


July 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) A 10-year-old in Britain cannot legally buy cigarettes or alcohol but it now turns out that a child has been issued a licence for a shotgun, the most ... Read more...

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Govt Documents Claim Airline Foods Can Be A Health Threat


June 29th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): US government documents have claimed that the two of the largest airline caterers in the world, prepare their food in unsanitary conditions.As per the ... Read more...

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UK Govt. to review controversial stop-search counter-terrorism laws


June 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): The British Government has said it will review counter-terrorism laws after it emerged that security and law enforcement forces across the country have misused the controversial powers.Police ... Read more...

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100 members of British armed forces are pagans


June 7th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Around 100 members of the British armed forces are pagans, while another 30 are witches, says a media report. The strange details about the beliefs of soldiers, sailors ... Read more...

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Harry Porter town Alnwick a hotbed of cocaine use


May 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Alnwick, the small market town in Northumberland, England, made famous by the two Harry Potter flicks lensed here, has now become a hotbed of cocaine use.Traces of cocaine, ... Read more...

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Mexicans to be fined $3 mn for selling confidential data


April 29th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican people convicted of selling confidential personal data collected by the government will be fined up to $2.9 million and face five years in prison under a ... Read more...

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Former CIA Director Approved Destruction Of Torture Tapes, Reports Reveals


April 18th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Apr 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Internal CIA documents that have been released recently indicate that former CIA director Porter Goss gave his approval to destroy tapes that showed United States ... Read more...

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