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US agencies hid Mumbai-style terror plot from Britain


April 5th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) American spy agencies refused to give British intelligence services full details of a "Mumbai-style" terrorist plot in the country, fearing their top-secret sources may get exposed, ... Read more...

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Albert Finney onboard for the new James Bond movie


November 1st, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The director of the 23rd James Bond movie has drafted Albert Finney into the project. The name of the movie has not been officially given but reports ... Read more...

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Cyber attacks reach disturbing levels in Britain


October 31st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Hacker attacks on British government websites have rocketed to "disturbing" levels, a top official has said.Iain Lobham, director of the country's biggest intelligence agency, the Government ... Read more...

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35 Guantanamo detainees trained as terrorists in London


April 26th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) At least 35 Muslim men were trained at mosques in London for committing acts of terror, according to documents written by US military officials at the ... Read more...

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Jewish extremist hatched plan to assassinate Winston Churchill in 1944: MI5


April 4th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): A Jewish extremist who had murdered a British government minister during the Second World War had hatched a plan to assassinate former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, MI5 ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son given special assistance while in London: Sources


March 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.21 (ANI): Questions have been raised over London's Labour Party's ties with Libya after it emerged that Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's son Siaf al- Islam Gaddafi was provided special assistance by ... Read more...

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“Archer” Season 2 Premieres On FX Network


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ever since the popular animated show of FX network, "Archer" went off air, after its season one, that concluded on March 18, 2010, people have been ... Read more...

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UK’s MI6 prepared Palestine Authority’s security strategy against Israel


January 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.26 (ANI): The Palestinian Authority's security strategy to crush Hamas and other armed groups on the West Bank was originally drawn up by Britain's intelligence service, MI6, papers leaked by Al-Jazeera ... Read more...

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‘Makers of Modern India’ is bestseller eighth time (IANS Books)


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) "Makers of Modern India" by historian Ramchandra Guha continues to be the number one book among non-fiction bestsellers for the eighth straight week while Khushwant Singh's "The ... Read more...

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Guha, Khushwant top bestseller charts (IANS Books)


December 16th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Historian Ramachandra Guha's "Makers of Modern India" continues to be the number one book on the non-fiction section of the bestsellers for the seventh straight week ... Read more...

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Ramachandra Guha rules the non-fiction chart with two books (IANS Books)


December 9th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Historian Ramachandra Guha dominates the non-fiction list this week with his "Makers of Modern India" and "How Much Should A Person Consume" the top two sellers of ... Read more...

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Ramachandra Guha’s book tops charts once again (IANS Books)


November 11th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Historian Ramachandra Guha's "Makers of Modern India" tops the non-fiction section of the bestseller list once again while "The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson is at number ... Read more...

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‘Makers of Modern India’ top seller (IANS Books)


November 4th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Historian Ramachandra Guha's "Makers of Modern India" tops the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "The Finkler Question" by Howard Jacobson was at number ... Read more...

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MI6 boss red-faced over daughter’s Facebook pics


November 1st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 1 (ANI): Britain's Secret Intelligence Service chief John Sawers is facing public humiliation after his daughter posted a photo of herself posing with a gold Kalashnikov rifle on Facebook.Oxford ... Read more...

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Secrecy vital for Britain’s safety, says MI6 chief


October 28th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Britain will be at risk if its secrets are compromised, the chief of the country's Secret Intelligence Service MI6 said Thursday in a veiled attack on the courts, ... Read more...

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Bob Woodward, Salman Rushdie top authors (IANS Books)


October 28th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Pulitzer winning journalist Bob Woodward's "Obama's Wars" tops the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "Luka and the Fire of Life" by Salman Rushdie ... Read more...

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Of Dilli, spies, tiger hunts and Ramayana (IANS Books This Week)


October 14th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Let your hair down this weekend with an exciting pile of books.1. Book: "Finding Delhi"; Written by Bharati Chaturvedi; Published by Penguin India; Priced at Rs.399It is ... Read more...

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MI6 spies planned to use semen as invisible ink


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) British intelligence planned to use semen as an invisible ink to write top-secret letters, says a new history of secret intelligence service MI6. A diary entry belonging to ... Read more...

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MI6’s ‘Q branch’ developed ‘exploding safe’ to get rid of secret documents


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): A range of useful products for spies including a pen that fired tear gas and an exploding safe to get rid of secret documents was developed by MI6's ... Read more...

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Real ‘James Bond’ loved pretty women, fast cars


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) There was a real "James Bond" who was an incorrigible raconteur with a penchant for pretty women and fast cars, says a new history of Britain's intelligence service ... Read more...

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How MI6 became one of the most respected spy agencies


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): MI6 has launched a new book about its official history, 'History Of The Secret Intelligence Service (1909-1949)'.The Secret Intelligence Service could have gone further, but the historian delving ... Read more...

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Graham Greene, W. Somerset Maugham were MI6 wartime spies, book reveals


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): Britain's Secret Intelligence Service has admitted for the first time that famous authors like Graham Greene, W. Somerset Maugham and Arthur Ransome were staff members of MI6.According to ... Read more...

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James Bond ‘based on real life MI6 special agent’


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): A new history of the Secret Intelligence Service has revealed that one of James Bond's most famous scenes was inspired by the wartime exploits of an MI6 spy.The ... Read more...

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Brit spies used semen to write top-secret letters


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 22 (ANI): British spies used semen to write top-secret letters, it has emerged.Spooks at MI6 discovered the bodily fluid could be used as an invisible ink, as it glows brightly ... Read more...

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Britain’s secret service had ‘no licence to kill’: Author


September 21st, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (DPA) The veil of secrecy which traditionally surrounds operations of Britain's secret service was partially lifted Tuesday with the publication of the first authorised history of MI6, the country's ... Read more...

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Security think tank says west’s Afghan counter-insurgency strategy ‘ballooning out of proportion’


September 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has claimed that the west's counter-insurgency strategy has "ballooned" out of proportion to the original aim of preventing al-Qaeda from mounting ... Read more...

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Suspected British spy found murdered in London


August 25th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) The body of a man believed to be a British spy has been found stuffed into a large sports bag in a bathroom of his London flat In ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Britain to discuss anti-terror cooperation


March 19th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram is visiting Britain on a three-day trip starting Saturday with cooperation in anti-terror and security measures topping his agenda. Chidambaram "will discuss issues ... Read more...

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Spy who fed information on Hitler’s secrets during World War II revealed


February 13th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Newly discovered intelligence documents have revealed that MI6 - the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) of the British Government - obtained vital secrets from a spy operating at the ... Read more...

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MI6 chiefs to be quizzed in Iraq war probe


November 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): The current and former chiefs of the UK's intelligence service, MI6, will be the first witnesses to testify and give evidence in the official inquiry into the Iraq ... Read more...

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MI6 chief’s beach pics on Facebook ‘no state secret’, says UK Foreign Secretary


July 6th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Reacting on the headlines grabbed by new MI6 head Sir John Sawers' photographs, which appeared on Facebook, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that it is ... Read more...

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New MI6 chief’s wife blatantly breaches secrecy by posting ‘plenty’ on Facebook


July 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): The credibility of Britain's new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, is being questioned after his wife published family holiday photographs and other personal ... Read more...

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First outsider in over 40 years to head UK’s M16


June 17th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Sir John Sawers, who is the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, has been appointed as the head MI6, the first outsider in more ... Read more...

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Broke bankers make the best 007s


June 7th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): After losing jobs in the recession, bankers are trading off investment bonds for new lives as James Bonds.United Kingdom's external intelligence agency, MI6, is targeting broke bankers in ... Read more...

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Ex-MI6 chief says UK was ‘dragged’ into Iraq war


May 4th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Britain was "dragged into a war in Iraq which was always against our better judgment" a former deputy head of MI6 has claimed. Former MI6 deputy director Nigel ... Read more...

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