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January 28, 2015 11:52
Reuters / Adnan Abidi
Humans can stop global warming and maintain ‘high quality of life’ – UK govt
Future generations can enjoy a higher quality of life while also making huge cuts to carbon emissions, a new UK government study has found. This will only be possible if massive changes to infrastructure are made, however.
Reuters / Stringer ​UK govt ‘gags & intimidates’ charities that criticize austerity policies
British charities say they have been targeted in a “subtle” yet “menacing” fashion by prominent political figures for publicly criticizing the coalition’s austerity policies. Others are silenced by gagging clauses in government contracts.
Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett ​MP blames Somali immigrants for death of British pubs
Britain’s pubs are closing down because of Somali immigrants, a government minister has said, arguing that migrants are replacing white working class communities in the UK.
Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je (Reuters / Pichi Chuang) Gift gaffe: UK minister accidentally hands 'death omen' to Taiwan mayor
Britain’s minister of state for transport accidentally presented the mayor of Taipei with a gift which represents an omen of impending death in Chinese culture.
Image from flickr.com/photos/taylorherringpr Mind the bear! 8-foot Arctic giant roams London Tube & streets... to promote TV series
Commuters on the London Underground got a chilly Arctic shock this morning when an 8-foot polar bear was spotted on Tube platforms and in the capital's streets and parks.
Reuters / Russell Cheyne ​Pollution damaging English economy, public health – experts
Pollution in England is damaging its economy, an independent advisory group has warned, as it urged the government to rethink its attitudes to environmental wellbeing.
Reuters / Daniel LeClair ​Sleeping aids, hay fever cures increase risk of Alzheimer's risk by 63% – study
Over-the-counter hay fever and sleeping pills can vastly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
Former Soviet KGB agent Aleksandr Litvinenko (Image from wikipedia.org) ​Public inquiry into Litvinenko poisoning begins
The public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko is under way, eight years after the former KGB officer was poisoned with deadly Polonium-210 in London.
Andy Hornby (Image from wikipedia.org) Damning report on banking collapse stalled until after UK election
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has come under fire for delaying the release of a report into the crisis rescue of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) until after the general election in May.
Reuters / Eddie Keogh Ebola crisis: Oxfam calls for multimillion dollar ‘Marshall Plan’
Oxfam GB has called for a multimillion dollar post-Ebola “Marshall Plan” to aid the recovery of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, which have been worst affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Ed Miliband, the leader of the opposition Labour Party (Reuters) ​Health service tops voters’ concerns in UK general election battle
When it comes to the general election, the NHS will be of greater importance to voters than the economy, a new poll has revealed.
Houses of Parliament in London (Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett) UK’s Americanized development programs fail to address corruption – MPs
UK development funding is being channeled into “less accountable” political systems prone to corruption and conflict as a result of the government’s use of US-style organizations to strengthen parliaments abroad, a committee of MPs warns.
Survivors of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz stand at the gate of the former camp in Oswiecim January 27, 2015 (Reuters / Laszlo Balogh) ​British Jews, politicians & anti-fascists mark 70yrs since Auschwitz liberation
London is joining capitals worldwide in events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, commemorating the millions who lost their lives during the Holocaust.
Reuters / Toru Hanai ​Online privacy ‘a human right’, European security body rules
A new paper from Europe’s top civil liberties body has declared online privacy to be a human right, while challenging the British government’s plans to introduce more surveillance on communications technology.

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