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Australian teen ISIS adherent vows to fight US, UK until black flags fly over Buckingham Palace, White House
An Australian teenager has appeared in a video saying the Islamic State will keep fighting until there is an Islamic Caliphate established in Britain and the United States.

22.10.2014 03:13

Five Eyes ‘spy fee’: New Zealand forks out over $100mn annually for intel funding
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.

21.10.2014 17:07

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

Stubbed out: Brits more hostile to e-cigarettes, new poll reveals
British people are becoming less attracted to smoking both tobacco and e-cigarettes, with a majority favoring a total ban on the use of the electronic devices indoors, new data shows.

21.10.2014 15:16

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

British man killed fighting for ISIS in Syria
A third British jihadist, belonging to a group of Portsmouth extremists who call themselves the ‘Britani Brigade Bangaldeshi Bad Boys’, has been killed while fighting for Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.

21.10.2014 13:14

Carbon crusade: Green calls for MPs’ pension divestment of fossil fuels
A Green Party MP has called for Parliamentary pensions to be divested from the fossil fuels industry. Caroline Lucas says the Contributory Pension Fund, worth £487million, should join 800 corporations in withdrawing $50 billion in investments.

21.10.2014 13:51

Most Brits bitten by cybercrime, fail to report attacks – poll
More than half of Britons have been victims of online ‘cybercrimes’ including hacking, ID theft and fraud, according to a poll. The Cabinet Office says a significant number are unaware of who to contact in the event of an online attack.

21.10.2014 13:33

​‘Sleeping Beauty’ syndrome: British woman sleeps 22hrs per day
An extremely rare illness that causes sufferers to sleep for up to 22 hours a day has afflicted a young woman from Stockport, Greater Manchester. During episodes which can last weeks at a time, Beth Goodier is awake for only two hours each day.

21.10.2014 10:35

​Paralyzed man walks again thanks to UK-funded tech
A man whose lower body was completely paralyzed has been given the chance to walk again, thanks to pioneering surgical therapy developed by scientists in the UK and Poland.

21.10.2014 08:52

‘Surveillance’: UK drones to be deployed in Syria against ISIS
Britain will deploy both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones to Syria “very soon” to participate in surveillance missions, to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) militants. The drones will be armed, but not permitted to fire on targets.

21.10.2014 08:16

More UK troops to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone
Around 150 army medics will arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday evening as part of the UK’s aid effort to tackle Ebola. The soldiers will join a further 90 British medics and 300 soldiers already combating the virus.

21.10.2014 08:25

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