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Queen’s apology sought for Jallianwala massacre


May 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin Labour Party MP has asked the British monarch to formally apologize for the massacre of Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar and other ... Read more...

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Jack Straw has forgotten how to drive after 13 yrs of being chauffeured!


March 20th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 20 (ANI): Former UK Home Secretary Jack Straw is taking learning lessons again.Reason: He has forgotten how to drive after 13 years of being chauffeured everywhere, reports the Daily Mail.The ... Read more...

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‘First-cousin marriages behind Brit-Pak men seeking sex with vulnerable young white girls’


March 18th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A senior Muslim politician in Britain has voiced his concern that some Pakistani men, who are unhappy with arranged marriages to cousins, target vulnerable young white girls to ... Read more...

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Scottish Govt. denies striking deal with Libya over Lockerbie bomber’s release


February 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburg, Feb 7 (ANI): The Scottish Government would reportedly release new documents detailing discussions with Westminster to deny speculations that it had played a major role behind the scenes to release Lockerbie ... Read more...

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Nearly 400 suspected war criminals living as ‘free birds’ in Britain


February 5th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5(ANI): Hundreds of suspected war criminals are living in Britain, despite recommendations by a UK Border Agency unit that action be taken against them.According to the Guardian, the unit has ... Read more...

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Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of 2003 invasion of Iraq: Straw


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): Former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of ... Read more...

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Tony Blair was offered final chance to avoid Iraq invasion, Chilcot inquiry told


January 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given a final chance to opt out of the Iraq invasion by his foreign secretary Jack Straw, according to documents ... Read more...

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‘Tony Blair misled Brit MPs over going ahead with Iraq invasion without UN backing’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament when he suggested in 2003 that Britain could legally attack Iraq without the backing of the United Nations.The Telegraph ... Read more...

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Brit-Pakistani rape convicts jailed, banned from being alone with under-age girls


January 17th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): As Asian sex gang members have been jailed for a total of 32-and-a-half years for rape and sex assaults on four girls aged 13 to 16 in Rotherham, ... Read more...

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Jack Straw under fire over Pakistan ‘easy meat’ remark


January 9th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A prominent UK politician has been accused of 'stereotyping' a whole community after suggesting that some British Pakistani men regard white girls as 'easy meat' for sexual abuse.Jack ... Read more...

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Scottish officials skeptical about Lockerbie Bomber being close to death


December 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Dec.10 (ANI): Scottish Government officials are reportedly skeptical about the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi being close to death.Reacting to news coming out of Tripoli, Libya, that al-Megrahi was ... Read more...

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Tory minister’s plans to ask UK taxpapers to fund comedy workshops, prisoners’ parties slammed


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A Tory minister has angered British taxpayers by demanding that they fund comedy workshops and party nights for prisoners.According to the Daily Mail, Crispin Blunt, who is ... Read more...

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Iraq war illegal, says Clegg


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the invasion of Iraq was illegal, throwing into confusion the coalition government's policy. Clegg's comments Wednesday angered some Conservative ... Read more...

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Cameron says Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi should have been left in jail to die


July 21st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, during his three-hour-long talk with the US President Barack Obama in Washington, has said that the decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset ... Read more...

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Iraq war: Blair warned by cabinet ministers not to overstretch UK troops


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): Two cabinet ministers had warned former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of "long-term damage" to the armed forces if they continued their occupation of Iraq, declassified documents released ... Read more...

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UK Police arrests two for Muslim schoolboy’s murder


April 15th, 2010 - 8:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): Police in Cardiff, Wales, have arrested two middle-aged men for the murder of a Muslim schoolboy.Seventeen-year-old Aamir Siddiqi, an A-level student, was stabbed to death on the doorstep of ... Read more...

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British Govt. tables law to protect Prince Charles from public scrutiny


March 21st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): In order to protect Prince Charles from public scrutiny, the British Government is trying to amend a law that would lead to a blanket ban on anyone ... Read more...

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Brit toddler’s killer back in prison after being accused of child porn offences


March 7th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.7 (ANI): British toddler James Bulger's killer, 27-year-old Jon Venables, has been put back in prison after being accused of child porn crimes.Venables was returned to prison nine years after he ... Read more...

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UK Justice Secretary says he’d love if Muslim women wouldn’t wear burkhas in Britain


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 22 (ANI): British Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said that while he would prefer if Muslim women didn't wear burkhas in Britain, a France-like ban on wearing veils wouldn't be ... Read more...

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Don’t wear burqa, says British leader


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) A British leader said he would prefer if Muslim women "didn't wear a burqa" in the country, but added "you can't ban it". Justice Secretary Jack Straw said he ... Read more...

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Facebook Deletes 30 Inmates Pages Following Victim Abuse


February 12th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Popular social networking site Facebook has deleted thirty pages after it was being used by inmates in United Kingdom to threaten people and taunt their victims. ... Read more...

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UK Justice Secretary says burkha ban will be a waste of police time


February 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 9 (ANI): British Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said that banning women from wearing burkhas in British streets would be a waste of police time.While Straw has his own concerns ... Read more...

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Iraq inquiry: Bush was determined to overthrow Saddam


February 9th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.9 (ANI): Former US President George Bush is said to have warned former British Prime Minister Tony Blair that the United States would go ahead with the invasion of Iraq "come ... Read more...

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Underworld godfather used Facebook to run organized crime network


January 31st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 31 (ANI): An underworld don, who is languishing in a maximum-security British jail, has been using Facebook to run his drugs and organised crime empire and intimidate his enemies. ... Read more...

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Blair was warned by 27 lawyers ‘Iraq invasion without UN backing was illegal’


January 27th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27(ANI): Senior British Government lawyers have revealed that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was warned two months before the invasion of Iraq that it would be illegal to go ... Read more...

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Iraq invasion was ‘most difficult decision’, says Straw


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (DPA) Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw said Thursday that he could have stopped Britain joining the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and backing it had been the "most ... Read more...

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Ex-foreign secretary had warned Blair about Iraq invasion being dubious


January 17th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 17 (ANI): Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw had written a "secret and personal" letter to then Prime Minister Tony Blair warning that the case of military action in Iraq ... Read more...

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Brit jail offers inmates chance of a ‘day out’ as top prize in Christmas raffle


November 27th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A British jail is offering inmates the chance to win a day out of prison as top prize in their Christmas raffle, a move which has angered victim ... Read more...

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Clinton smitten by ‘vibrant, vital, attractive and smart’ Miliband’s persona


November 18th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 18 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed her crush on British Foreign Secretary David Miliband who, according to her, is "vibrant, vital, attractive and smart."Clinton gushed her ... Read more...

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Baroness Warsi set to take on British National Party


October 15th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Conservative Party leader David Cameron has picked Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a Muslim, to take on the British National Party in next week's BBC Question Time showdown.The Conservatives ... Read more...

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One out of two Brits thinks anyone can do a better job than Gordon Brown


September 15th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 15 (ANI): Nearly half of the British population believes that anyone in the Labour Party can do a better job than Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new poll has ... Read more...

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Britain pardons Liverpool fan convicted in Bulgaria for attack


September 9th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (DPA) British Justice Secretary Jack Straw has pardoned a Liverpool football fan convicted in Bulgaria in 2005 for the attempted murder of a barman which he had consistently denied. Michael ... Read more...

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Transsexual killer wins right to be in women’s prison


September 5th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 5 (ANI): A transsexual killer, who attempted to rape a female shop assistant, is moving to a women's prison after getting the green light from a judge.The 27-year-old won an ... Read more...

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UK Conservative Party accuses Brown of double dealing on Lockerbie bomber case


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.2 (ANI): Britain's Conservative Party has accused Prime Minister Gordon Brown of double dealing with regard to the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi.An official document has emerged ... Read more...

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British minister walks out of segregated Muslim wedding


August 14th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A British minister Friday defended his decision to walk out of a Muslim wedding where men and women were separated, saying such practices ran against his efforts to ... Read more...

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