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  1. News - World

    British cabinet kept in the dark over vast spying programmes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Former British minister, Chris Huhne, says he was in ‘utter ignorance’ of Prism and Tempora and calls for tighter oversight of security services Ministers ... headquarters, already had remarkable and extensive snooping capabilities. He said this lack of information and accountability showed “the supervisory arrangements for our intelligence services need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326335/british-cabinet-kept-dark-over-vast-spying-programmes
  2. Business - Economy

    What does the US government shutdown mean for the global economy?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:30pm by Guardian News Service

    ... in mid-October. What about the rest of the world? Any prolonged shutdown would rapidly start to hit US consumer spending, as hundreds of thousands of public sector workers are furloughed; and that will crimp America’s demand for imports from the rest of the world. At the margins, weaker investor confidence and the dollar depreciation that has so far been the main financial impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1322755/what-does-us-government-shutdown-mean-global-economy
  3. News - World

    Iran passes new bill that lets men marry adopted daughters

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:37pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Human rights activists say approved bill, making girls vulnerable to the ruling from age 13, ‘legalises paedophilia’ Parliamentarians in Iran have passed a bill ... is legalising paedophilia,” she warned. “It’s not part of the Iranian culture to marry your adopted child. Obviously incest exists in Iran more or less as it happens in other countries across the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318964/iran-passes-new-bill-lets-men-marry-adopted-daughters
  4. News - World

    Spain considers saying adios to the siesta

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:53am by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Spanish campaigners push for end to timezone anomaly, claiming it would boost productivity and improve civil society It’s 10.30am, and Fernando, a civil servant in his late 40s, sits down to a cafe con leche, the sports pages and a cigarette in Madrid’s Plaza del Rey. At work since 9am, he is taking his routine morning break. It’s a ritual you see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318935/spain-considers-saying-adios-siesta
  5. News - China

    Growing trend of Hollywood’s ‘artistic surrender’ to please China

    Posted May 31st 2013, 02:05pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Kow-towing to China has become a reflex for US film studios in search of a piece of the booming - and lucrative - Chinese market In Hollywood, the screenwriter ... scenes, cut them. Kow-towing to China has become a reflex for actors, writers, producers, directors and studio executives in pursuit of the world’s second-biggest box office, a trend set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1250448/growing-trend-hollywoods-artistic-surrender-please-china
  6. News - World

    Be careful what you ‘like’: Facebook users reveal secrets, study shows

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:19pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service Researchers highlight danger of data abuse Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets - including their sexual orientation, drug use and political ... and services that respect their privacy Michal Kosinski, lead Cambridge University analyst  Michal Kosinski, one of the academics behind the study, said he believed Facebook users would be “spooked” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189145/be-careful-what-you-facebook-users-reveal-secrets-study-shows
  7. News - World

    Revealed: How porn addicts’ brains are changed

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 11:32am by Norman Doidge, Guardian News Service

    ... Norman Doidge, Guardian News Service The Cambridge University neuropsychiatrist Dr Valerie Voon has recently shown that men who describe themselves as addicted to porn (and who lost relationships because of it) develop changes in the same brain area - the reward centre - that changes in drug addicts. The study, not yet published, is featured next week in a programme on British TV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318927/revealed-how-porn-addicts-brains-are-changed
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - INSIGHT

    Digital world must eventually defeat dictators: Schmidt, Cohen

    Posted May 09th 2013, 02:24pm by Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services

    ... Global Viewpoint Network/Tribune Media Services Nathan Gardels talks to Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations ... with corruption, this online shaming will ultimately change behavior. NATHAN GARDELS: In your book you make the fascinating observation about the emergence of two parallel worlds — the virtual alongside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1233654/digital-world-must-eventually-defeat-dictators-schmidt-cohen
  9. News - World - MEDIA

    BBC Ceefax service closes down

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London BBC Ceefax, world's first teletext service, bows out BBC Ceefax, the world's first teletext service, has ceased transmission after delivering 38 ... in the pre-internet era. Its aim was to give viewers access to the information coming into the BBC newsroom. At its peak in the 1990s, the service boasted 20 million viewers who checked the service at least ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068918/bbc-ceefax-service-closes-down
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sex charge trials of veteran BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis and actor Bill Roache begin

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:57am by BLOOM

    ... Griffin, worked for BBC Radio 1 between 1967 and 1993 and its World Service until 2001. When Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Britain to address Parliament in 2012 she met Travis, ... Bloomberg in London Ageing British radio and TV personalities in the dock in wake of BBC Jimmy Savile scandal Entertainment trio in court on sex charges In three British courtrooms from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405855/sex-charge-trials-veteran-bbc-dj-dave-lee-travis-and-actor-bill-roache

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