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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Files on UK role in CIA abductions accidentally 'soaked in water'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... after September 11, 2001 in and out of Diego Garcia, the British territory in the Indian Ocean, were "incomplete due to water damage". The claim comes amid media reports in the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550726/files-uk-role-cia-abductions-accidentally-soaked-water
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... about “V.I.P. Paedos” in print media and leading national television news bulletins. Addressing wider concerns about child sex abuse, May also announced an independent inquiry into how public ... Britain may be finally preparing to face some of the demons from its past. “People just didn’t want to talk about it in the past,” Jon Bird, a 56-year-old who works for the National Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549316/britain-sets-probes-allegations-politicians-sexually-abused-children
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN agency warns Britain over African children kidnapped for voodoo rituals

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Sandberg, head of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. "They are used in so-called voodoo rituals, and are also raped and sexually abused. The number of convictions ... of exploitation, including for religious rituals". The committee also sounded the alarm about British paedophiles who prey on children abroad. "There are continued reports that United Kingdom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537095/un-agency-warns-britain-over-african-children-kidnapped-voodoo-rituals
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jimmy Savile sexually abused patients and dead bodies, say investigators

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... five to 75 as he was given unrestricted access in many state-run National Health Service institutions, they found. In one case at a Leeds hospital, he fondled the breasts of a teenage girl ... to prey on patients and staff. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised to victims on behalf of the government for failing to protect them from a man once held up as an "eccentric national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541348/jimmy-savile-sexually-abused-patients-and-dead-bodies-say-investigators
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Lego figures gone from London's campaign against Scottish independence

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... The government produced a list of 12 things Scots could buy with the extra £1,400 (HK$18,240) a year it said they would have if they voted to stay part of the United Kingdom in a September 18 referendum, ... by bus and scoffing 280 hot dogs at the Edinburgh Festival. But not all Scots were amused by the campaign, venting their anger on Twitter, and Scotland's ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527793/lego-figures-gone-londons-campaign-against-scottish-independence
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Clinton backs Scotland to stay in UK as part of European Union

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:01am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former US secretary of state says it would be a loss for both sides if Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom while Britain should remain in the European Union Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Thursday called upon Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, echoing the comments made last week by her former boss Barack Obama. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531451/clinton-backs-scotland-stay-uk-part-european-union
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Tory party by-election win puts UKIP in its place

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... as proof the outcome of the European elections was a one-off protest that will not be replicated at a national election in May. "This by-election does have a wider national significance. ... that the Conservatives in government had won such an election, held in between national elections, Jenrick added. Results show the Conservatives came first with 45 per cent of the vote. But their majority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526874/britains-tory-party-election-win-puts-ukip-its-place
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Vote ‘No’ to independence and win more autonomy, Scotland told

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... of the United Kingdom. Scotland votes in a September 18 referendum on whether to break away from the UK. While polls show Scots are doubtful about separation, the proportion of those supporting ... aside their differences with us, work together, and deliver a package of powers around which Scotland can unite." Scotland already enjoys a large measure of devolution. It has had its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518854/vote-no-independence-and-win-more-autonomy-scotland-told
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour pounces on 'thin' legislative programme in Queen's speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... unveiled yesterday Britain's last legislative programme before the next national election, citing mostly minor new laws and fuelling criticism that the coalition was out of ideas. ... bills were included, was three more than Labour had included in their final Queen's Speech before the 2010 national election. A spokesman for Cameron denied the government's programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525608/labour-pounces-thin-legislative-programme-queens-speech
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    First passengers smoothly use new Heathrow airport terminal

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:43am by BLOOM

    ... The first flight to use the building, which replaces facilities from the 1950s, was a United Airlines Boeing Co. 767 from Chicago. Flights are initially capped at 10 per cent of capacity to allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525609/first-passengers-smoothly-use-new-heathrow-airport-terminal

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