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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jimmy Savile brushed off accusatory women ‘like midges’

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Late BBC presenter rejected allegations in police interviews as ‘fantasy’ Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, branded one of Britain’s worst sex offenders, said he brushed off women who accused him of assault “like midges” and claimed they were trying to make money by selling stories about him, it emerged on Tuesday. Savile’s comments were revealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1332872/jimmy-savile-brushed-accusatory-women-midges
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Missing Madeleine McCann’s parents ‘encouraged’ by new lead

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:46am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Parents hopeful of developments from appeal based on 'substantive' new information The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann said on Sunday they were “greatly encouraged” by new information about the disappearance of their daughter on holiday in Portugal in 2007. Kate and Gerry McCann said they were hopeful there would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326286/missing-madeleine-mccanns-parents-encouraged-new-lead
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Newspaper forced to destroy Snowden files, editor jokes it’s ‘so Chinese can’t get them’

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 09:39am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Alan Rusbridger reveals 'one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian’s long history' The British government forced the Guardian to destroy files or face a court battle over its publication of US security secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, the paper’s editor claimed on Tuesday. Alan Rusbridger said he was contacted by “a very senior government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297981/newspaper-forced-destroy-snowden-files-editor-jokes-its-so-chinese-cant
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain plans HK$35,900 visa bonds for 'high-risk' Asians, Africans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:10pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is planning to force visitors from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries whose nationals are deemed to pose a “high risk” of immigration abuse to provide a cash bond before they can enter the country, a report said Sunday. The Sunday Times newspaper said that from November, a pilot scheme would target visitors from those three countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1267195/britain-plans-hk35900-visa-bonds-high-risk-asians-africans
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British warplanes scrambled to divert US-bound flight after fire threat

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 01:31pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British fighter jets escorted an EgyptAir plane bound for New York to a Scottish airport on Saturday after a note was found on board threatening to set it on fire, authorities and eyewitnesses said. “At around 1420 hrs today (1320 GMT) an EgyptAir aircraft flying from Cairo to New York was diverted to Prestwick Airport after a suspicious note ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262076/british-warplanes-scrambled-divert-us-bound-flight-after-fire-threat
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British eurosceptics caught in race storm

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 06:49pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain’s anti-European and anti-immigration UK Independence Party faced a growing racism storm on Tuesday ahead of local elections seen as a test of its ability to take seats off Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. Leader Nigel Farage admitted “teething problems” after a UKIP candidate was suspended for apparently making a Nazi salute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1226898/british-eurosceptics-caught-race-storm
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Hundreds join anti-Thatcher 'party' in London's Trafalgar Square

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 09:54am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Hundreds of opponents of Margaret Thatcher filled London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday evening for a rain-soaked celebration of the former British prime minister’s death earlier this week. Former coal miners involved in the year-long strike against the I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1214343/hundreds-join-anti-thatcher-party-londons-trafalgar-square
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    British police arrest 11th man in Savile investigation

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 10:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British police on Thursday arrested a 82-year-old man as part of the investigation into widespread sexual abuses launched following the Jimmy Savile scandal. Metropolitan Police said officers from Operation Yewtree, established last year following a slew of abuse claims against late BBC presenter Savile, had detained a man from Berkshire, south England, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1202390/british-police-arrest-11th-man-savile-investigation
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain mulls sending hundreds of troops to Mali

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 11:28am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Britain is considering sending about 200 non-combat troops to help the military operation against Islamist militants in Mali, with a decision expected within days, media reports said Tuesday. This would likely include a small number deployed to Mali itself, as part of an EU training mission. A larger number would help train West African forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138469/britain-mulls-sending-hundreds-troops-mali
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British star Savile’s victims set to seek damages: lawyer

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 08:42pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London ound 50 victims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile are set to seek damages from the late broadcaster’s estate and from organisations including the BBC and Britain’s health service, their lawyer said on Saturday. A report by British police on Friday said Savile “groomed the nation” over six decades, hiding behind his fame to assault girls, boys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1126553/british-star-saviles-victims-set-seek-damages-lawyer

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