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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

    ... The Guardian in London Human rights groups suspect a cover-up after official says documents accidentally destroyed Files on UK role in CIA abductions 'soaked in water ... were destroyed accidentally when they became soaked with water. In a statement human rights groups said "smacked of a cover-up", the department maintained that records of flights ...

    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

    ... of People Abused in Childhood charity, said. “You hope they are going to take it seriously and give it the resources and powers to actually get to the bottom of it,” said Bird, who was raped when he ...

    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

    ... of sexual offences." Baker said the National Crime Agency now had more resources to track child sex offenders and was working closely with police forces in Britain and abroad. ...

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

    Missing British yacht spotted, but no sign of crew or life raft

    Posted May 24th 2014, 09:10am by Reuters

    ... They had reported that their vessel, the Cheeki Rafiki, was taking on water, forcing them to change course for the Azores. On Friday, a Navy search crew discovered the overturned vessel about 1,600 ... unlikely it is that the life raft is still out there,” said Lieutenant Joe Klinker, a spokesman for the Coast Guard’s 1st District, which oversees Massachusetts waters. Klinker said the search ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519226/missing-british-yacht-spotted-no-sign-crew-or-life-raft
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Nuclear subs issue submerged ahead of Scotland’s independence poll

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:06pm by BLOOM

    ... with sheep and deer in the chilly waters of Gare Loch, two 150 metre grey submarines lie moored like steel whales. They are the visible part of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent at the naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518853/nuclear-subs-issue-submerged-ahead-scotlands-independence-poll
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    German with £2 billion stake in London property has murky record

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:19pm by GDN

    ... "The properties [in London] were financed by means of bank credits and capital resources. It is untrue that the purchases were carried out as a facade for investors from Eastern Europe." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1510703/german-ps2-billion-stake-london-property-has-murky-record
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Shetland Islanders’ Viking heritage casts shadow on Scots independence

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Viking-sized confidence, and a big bargaining chip in a chunk of Britain's oil and gas reserves which lie beneath Shetland waters. Shetlanders are seeking new powers and official recognition ... giving Scotland more control over its economy and resources, and especially its energy reserves. Authorities in Shetland, who have local-government powers such as collecting property taxes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456357/shetland-islanders-viking-heritage-casts-shadow-scots-independence
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Severe flooding cuts off rail links to south west England

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 08:33pm by Reuters

    ... of Somerset in south west England have been underwater for over a month in the wettest January on record, and the government has come under pressure for not putting enough resources into preventing flooding. Watch: Water overwhelms London suburbs Prime Minister David Cameron announced extra funding for flood defence repairs earlier this week after high tides and stormy seas destroyed a large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424631/severe-flooding-cuts-rail-links-south-west-england
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Salmond clashes with Cameron over North Sea oil cash ahead of Scotland referendum

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... voters of the economic case to stay in the union. Salmond, who wants to create a sovereign wealth fund from oil receipts in the way that Norway has, insisted control of North Sea resources would be better handled by an independent Scotland. He said the London government had profited from but misused North Sea revenues. "The reason they want to hang on to Scotland's resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434394/salmond-clashes-cameron-over-north-sea-oil-cash-ahead-scotland-referendum
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Wartime spirit helps defiant communities battle floods in Britain

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... tranquil Wraysbury. Across the nation, the cost of clearing up winter floods and storms that have ravaged Britain could hit £1 billion (HK$12.7 billion) if rain continues to fall on water ... particularly the beleaguered Environment Agency, had not done more to protect their village from the surging water levels, following the wettest January since 1766. The Environment Agency issued 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426204/wartime-spirit-helps-defiant-communities-battle-floods-britain

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