Tag Archives: London

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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11Feb/15

UK Labour leader says HSBC enabled tax avoidance on an ‘industrial scale’

Britain’s Labour opposition leader Ed Miliband alleges that HSBC bank enabled tax avoidance on an industrial scale. British Prime Minister David Cameron says that “every proper process” was followed when he appointed Stephen Green, HSBC’s former executive chairman, to be a trade minister in 2010.

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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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10Feb/15

Robert Pattinson talks fame, Fifty Shades and future

Robert Pattinson, who is at the Berlin film festival with Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life’ explains why he can’t sit through premiere screenings and talks about his past, his future and his connection to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
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