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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sexual assaults

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, a mainstay of family entertainment in Britain and Australia, was jailed for five years and nine months on Friday for assaulting young girls over two decades. On Monday, Harris, 84, was found guilty of 12 counts of assaulting four girls, some as young as seven or eight, between 1968 and 1986. “It is clear from ...

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    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... bodies protect vulnerable young people in their care. She cited the abuse by Savile and veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in his native Australia and adopted home Britain. Harris ...

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    British court dismisses challenge to Snowden-linked detention

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London David Miranda loses High Court claim that his detention at London’s Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws was unlawful British High Court judges on Wednesday dismissed a claim by David Miranda, the partner of ex- Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, that his detention at London’s Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws last year was unlawful. ...

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    UN’s Rashido Manjoo slams Britain's ‘boys’ club sexist culture’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London UN investigator blasts 'boys' club sexist culture' A UN investigator has warned that Britain had a "boys' club sexist culture" that was more pervasive than in other countries. Rashido Manjoo, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, also confirmed that she was blocked from entering a large immigration detention ...

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    Britain defends detention of Snowden journalist’s partner

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 10:14am by Reuters in London

    ... to question the legal basis of his detention said police seized a laptop computer, a telephone, memory sticks, a computer hard drive and a games console from him. He was released without charge after reaching a time limit on such detentions. It seems that the UK government is using laws to intimidate journalists and silence its critics Index on Censorship Miranda had been in transit at Heathrow ...

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    Snowden journalist Greenwald launches legal action after partner’s detention

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:48pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Journalist says he is more determined than ever to publish more documents after his partner is questioned during London stopover UK will regret detention ... it copied," Rusbridger said. The detention of Miranda, 28, caused an international outcry. He was travelling home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin at the time and was held in a Heathrow transit lounge. ...

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    Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg arrested in Britain over Syria terror offences

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas, said West Midlands Police. Begg was held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for nearly three years after being ...

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    Queen and Prince Charles to merge media teams

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... abroad. The queen has not left Britain since visiting Australia in 2011. Queen Elizabeth is the symbolic head of the Commonwealth. But in November, Charles represented her for the first time ...

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    British government drops Huawei devices amid security concerns

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 02:11am by Peter Simpson

    ... and Australia. The company has been active in the UK technology market since 2005 when it signed a multi-billion pound deal to provide networking equipment to British Telecom. It has been embraced ... a matter of record that the United States and Australia have had real concerns about Huawei. The UK has been rather more open and there is quite a bit of Huawei investment in this country. ...

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    British empire staff burned sensitive files before new nations' birth

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... officials from the "Old Commonwealth"- Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Canada. Those classified as "Watch" were to be removed or destroyed. Steps were taken to ensure ...




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