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October 01, 2014 14:21
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Terror charges dropped against ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg
British prosecutors have dropped seven terrorism charges against Moazzam Begg a week before he was due to go on trial. Begg is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee and an advocate for the rights of terror suspects.
The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage (L)  and British Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters) Cameron ‘hemorrhaging support': Millionaire Tory donor defects to UKIP
Prime Minister David Cameron suffered yet another embarrassing defection on Wednesday, as former Tory donor and millionaire Arron Banks announced he will redirect his monetary allegiance to UKIP. The news follows a spate of Tory defections.
Kurds living in the UK rally in north London on January 13, 2013 (AFP Photo/Carl Court) ​UK Kurds begin hunger strike, demand heavy weapons for ISIS fight
Members of London’s Kurdish community have staged hunger strikes outside Downing Street to lobby the UK government to provide Iraqi Kurdistan with advanced weaponry to fight militant group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL).
Reuters/Toby Melville ​European Human Rights Court undermines democracy, former lord chief justice
Britain’s former lord chief justice said the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is “undemocratic” and “undermines the sovereignty of Parliament” via its unelected judges. The statement adds to growing hostility toward the Strasbourg-based court.
Reuters/Heino Kalis The Italian Job: British High Court revokes 180 ‘fraudulent’ divorces
Britain’s most senior judge has blocked 180 divorces involving Italian couples after it was found they were all fraudulently filed from two address in England.
Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado F3 aircraft (Reuters/David Moir) ​UK Tornado jets in new Iraq strikes against ISIS vehicles
RAF jets fired four Brimstone missiles at Islamic State (IS, formally ISIS and ISIL) vehicles in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.
(Reuters/Toby Melville) Tesco shares plunge amid probe into dodgy accounting
A Tesco accounting scandal that wiped 4 billion pounds from the firm's stock market value, and led to the suspension of four elite executives, has sparked a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation into the retail giant's bookkeeping.
U.S. singer Miley Cyrus (Reuters/Olivia Harris) ​YouTube-rated: UK music videos to be age-classified to protect children
Movie-style classification ratings are to be slapped on to music videos in the UK, in a new pilot scheme designed to protect children from viewing raunchy, inappropriate and violent content.
A still showing British hostage John Cantlie from the third propaganda video released by IS British hostage in new ISIS propaganda video panning Obama strategy
The Islamic State (IS) has released a third video showing John Cantlie, a British journalist held prisoner for two years, in which he delivers a scripted propaganda speech criticizing US President Barack Obama's strategy against IS in Iraq and Syria.
Britons spending on prostitution and illegal drugs bolsters the UK economy by as much as £11 billion per annum, newly published government figures suggest. (Reuters / HO) Illicit drugs, prostitution bolster Britain's economy by £11 bn a year – ONS
Britons' spending on prostitution and illegal drugs bolsters the UK economy by as much as £11 billion (US$17.8 billion) per year, according to newly published figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The EU is “not working properly” for Britons at present, according to PM David Cameron. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor) Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if Britain leaves EU
Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain’s departure from the European Union would not leave him heartbroken, emphasizing he feels “1,000 times more strongly about the UK than the EU.”

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