Tag Archives: London

23Feb/15

Aerodrums turn thin air into a virtual drum kit

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – What you’re seeing is not a trick … this is an invisible drum kit.

Aerodrums uses real-time motion-tracking technology to accurately translate the movements of the drummer into sounds.
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23Feb/15

Property tax fears fuel UK rental rise

(Reuters Business Report) – A smart family home in the heart of London.

It would cost several million pounds to buy.

But this one’s not for sale.

It’s one of a select number of multi-million pound homes up for rent.
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23Feb/15

UN rights office condemns racist incident on Paris Metro

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (FEBRUARY 20, 2015) (REUTERS) – The United Nations rights office said on Friday (February 20) that there was still much work to be done to get rid of racism from soccer.
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23Feb/15

Senior UK lawmakers deny wrongdoing over “cash for access” report

Two former British foreign ministers deny wrongdoing after undercover reporters film them offering their services to a fictitious Chinese company.

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22Feb/15

U.S. homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

U.S. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson urges vigilance following a threat made by Somali-based Islamist militants against shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota.
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22Feb/15

Schoolfriend of missing British ‘Syria’ girls issues ‘come home’ appeal

Britain’s former foreign secretary William Hague said that lessons must be learnt from the case of missing school girls believed to be making their way from England to Syria, but he wouldn’t be drawn on whether Britain’s security services bore any responsibility.

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21Feb/15

Chelsea fans condemn racism

Football fans arriving for Chelsea’s match against Burnley condemn the racist incident that took place in Paris on Tuesday.
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21Feb/15

British police launch appeal to find ‘Syria-bound’ schoolgirls

British police launch an appeal to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.

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17Feb/15

Stars shower Sean Penn with praise for his performance in action film ‘The Gunman’

Stars brave the rain for the world premiere of ‘The Gunman’ in London, and shower Sean Penn with praise for his performance in what is his first leading role in an action film.
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16Feb/15

Virtual body-swapping could tackle racial bias

EGHAM, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, UK / BARCELONA, SPAIN (REUTERS) – It’s hard to imagine having a body part with a different skin colour to your own – isn’t it?

In fact, it’s surprisingly easy to “trick” people into thinking they have a foreign body part.

And once that’s achieved, psychologists have found that racist attitudes can be diminished.
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