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October 22, 2014 16:02
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‘Racist’ hoax claims man with Ebola ‘on run’ in English city
In a hoax branded as ‘racist’, an image has been circulated on posters and social media claiming a black illegal immigrant, who tested positive for Ebola, is missing in Leicester, England.
A windfarm is seen on Anglesey, north Wales May 2, 2011.  (Reuters/Toby Melville) UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.
Reuters/Stringer False flag: Welsh mum hoists Islamic banner, condemns ISIS 'scumbags'
A Muslim mother who flew a black Islamic flag outside her home in Wales has been forced tell her neighbors she does not support Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL), branding the group “scumbags” that do not represent the faith
Reuters/Pascal Rossignol ‘Blood on its hands’: UK govt fails to find foreign criminals
The British government has been accused of complacency over the deportation of foreign criminals, after one in six offenders living in the UK ‘disappeared’, according to the national spending watchdog.
AFP Photo/Max Nash Mentally ill British man extradited to US on terror charge, pleads not guilty
A mentally ill British man was extradited to the US on Tuesday on charges of trying to set up a jihadist training camp in the US. He denies planning to establish a school for militants in Bly, Oregon.
AFP Photo Conman fakes 2-year coma to avoid court
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma.
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper. (Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Ricky Best) ‘Killer robots’: Ex-GCHQ boss calls for drone controls
Commercial drones could be invading the UK within 20 years, used by everyone from terrorists to burglars, an ex-GCHQ boss warns. It found the growing use of drones raises “significant safety, security and privacy concerns.”
Reuters/Susan Baaghil ​Inspiring Islamophobia? Charities with alleged ‘terror links’ face controls
British Prime Minister David Cameron will lay out plans to “crack down on” charities suspected of having links with terrorist organizations on Wednesday, including a ban on people becoming trustees if they are linked to extremist activities.
London taxis. (Reuters/Paul Hackett) Taxi firm offers ‘ethnically white’ drivers after UK child sex scandal
Taxi customers in Rochdale can request an ethnically white driver after two Pakistani men working for the Car 2000 firm were jailed during Britain’s biggest child-sex grooming scandal, in which 47 young girls were raped and trafficked.
Iain Lobban the director of GCHQ (Reuters / UK Parliament via Reuters TV) ‘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.”
Reuters / Mike Segar No ifs, no butts: UK's £100m e-cigarette industry up in smoke?
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.
Mamunur Roshid was one of five friends from Portsmouth who went to fight for ISIS in Syria. They were caught on camera at Gatwick airport (Screenshot from YouTube user ShowTopNews) 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.
Caroline Lucas (Reuters / Luke MacGregor) 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.
RIA Novosti / Alexsey Nichukchin Huge rise in cybercrime, Brits fail to report attacks
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.

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