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April 01, 2015 16:46
Reuters  / Adriane Ohanesian
British firms could be linked to slavery, murder and ecological abuse overseas – NGO
Hundreds of British firms operating abroad may be implicated in severe human rights abuses such as modern slavery, poverty-level wages, beatings, killings and environmental damage, an international NGO warns.
A man gestures at police officers during a demonstration by supporters of the Pegida movement in Newcastle, northern England (Reuters / Peter Nicholls) ​Pegida UK to march on Downing Street, anti-fascists pledge to confront them
The British offshoot of “anti-Islamism” movement Pegida plans to hold a rally outside Downing Street this Saturday with the stated aim of defending “country, values and culture.”
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (Reuters / Toby Melville) ​General ejection: Deputy Prime Minister Clegg set to lose seat, poll indicates
Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is in danger of losing his seat in Parliament at the general election, a new poll indicates.
Reuters / Heathcliff O'Malley ​Conservatives will ‘rip up’ human rights laws, halt war crime claims, say Tory ministers
Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged.
Pro-Israel supporters attend a rally in Manchester, north west England (AFP Photo / Paul Ellis) BICOM CEO resigns, scrutiny on pro-Israel lobby’s political & media clout
The chief executive of British Israeli Communications and Research Centre (BICOM) is to step down after three years at the helm of the controversial lobby group.
Dr Raymond Shamash
 (Image from ukipbarnet.org) Jewish UKIP candidate ‘fearful’ of Muslims
Another day, another UKIP gaffe! On Tuesday, the new general election candidate for Hendon was forced to deny he is Islamophobic, after saying he is “fearful” of Britain’s Muslim community.
Image by @IMaSpiv LSE evacuated due to fire LIVE UPDATES
Buildings have been evacuated as a huge fire started under a busy central London street. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the Kingsway and smoke can be seen billowing through the street.
Credit: Craig Cessford, Cambridge University Department of Archaeology and Anthropology Medieval tomb: 1,300 bodies discovered under Cambridge college
​One of the largest medieval hospital cemeteries ever discovered in Britain, filled with the remains of more than 1,000 people, has been discovered beneath a Cambridge University college.
Reuters / Yaser Al-Khodor Spring break for ISIS? Senior prosecutor warns students could flee during holidays
A senior prosecutor has warned school children could use the Easter Holidays to flee the UK and join the Islamic State because head teachers have failed to report at-risk youngsters to authorities for fear their schools would be investigated.
London Luton Airport (Image from wikipedia.org) 19yo Londoner charged with terrorism offences
Yahya Rashid of Willesden, northwest London, has been charged with terrorism offences. The 19-year-old British national is to appear at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday.
Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems (Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett) ​BBC arms trade ties troubling, BAE boss must resign from Trust – campaigners
The BBC must not be used as a vehicle to legitimize the arms trade, a charity warns. It is calling for newly-appointed Vice Chairman Roger Carr to resign, citing conflict of interest with his role as chairman of Europe’s largest arms firm BAE Systems.
Bomb damage, Gaza City (Image from banksy.co.uk) Palestinian 'duped' into selling priceless Banksy mural for £118
​A Palestinian man claims he was tricked into selling a Banksy mural worth thousands of pounds for a mere £118. The work had been painted on the door of his bombed-out house.
Reuters / Toru Hanai April Fools! Round-up of the UK’s best pranks
In true April Fool’s Day spirit, newspapers, celebrities and companies have shared their obligatory annual pranks. Here is RT’s round-up of the funniest, silliest and most downright terrible jokes.
Screenshot from facebook.com/britainfirstgb video ​UKIP heavies? Far-right Britain First rallies to Farage’s defense, attacks left-wing rivals (VIDEO)
Far-right group Britain First attacked a meeting of rival activists in retaliation for a political “cabaret” protest held in UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s local pub in Kent last week.

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