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'Islamophobes' exploiting terrorist attacks for more Twitter followers – study

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 13:04 UK terrorist attacks have been exploited by an international network of anti-Muslim activists, a study by anti-racism group Hope not Hate has found. Prominent Islamophobic Twitter accounts used bots and fake news, and manipulated images to boost their followings. Read more The group noted that a sample of anti-Muslim UK and US activists, who ...

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More cuts for Britain’s fading military as report concludes ‘cyber more important’

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 12:24 It’s bad news for Britain’s creaking and shrinking military. A national security review says extra funding to defend Britain should actually be funneled into combating cyberattacks, according to a report in the Telegraph. Military chiefs had hoped a national security review would decide extra cash should be given to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...

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60% of kids referred for mental healthcare in England sent home without treatment

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 11:06 A new report has revealed that the majority of children who are referred for specialist mental healthcare in England are being denied the treatment they need. Data from nearly half of the organizations within England’s National Health Service (NHS) has shown that around 60 percent of under-18s who are referred to Child and Adolescent ...

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Young 'money mules' handing their bank accounts over to criminals and terrorists

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 08:59 The number of young people helping criminals and terrorists to launder money has soared to record levels, according to the UK’s fraud prevention service. Being a ‘money mule’ may effectively equate to being a fraudster, experts have said. According to Cifas, the number of people aged 21 and under providing their bank details to ...

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Sectarian war on UK turf: Ahmadi mosques introduce extra security to stop terrorist attacks

British members of the Ahmadi sect, seen as heretics by most Muslims, have had to install “airport-style” metal detectors and conduct searches in their mosques to avoid a spillover of religious antagonism that is currently rocking the Islamic world. “Our community is under attack by extremists but our commitment to peace and love is unshakeable. We appreciate the work of ...

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Saudis woo Tory MPs with lavish dinners & hotels as 20 million Yemenis starve

The Saudi blockade of Yemen has left 20 million people on the brink of starvation, but some UK parliamentarians prefer not to notice, instead filling up their bellies with the help of royal hospitality of Riyadh, measuring in tens of thousands of pounds. According to the Middle East Eye, members of UK parliament have accepted some £94,189 ($ 126,939) worth ...

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Time Prime Minister please: May could be banned from all her local pubs

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 16:48 Angry publicans in Theresa May’s constituency of Maidenhead, Berkshire are seeking to get the prime minister banned from all the pubs in the area. Their motivation is being upset by government cuts to policing services. The pub landlords have banded together and are said to be furious about a £413 million cut to the ...

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Mother of 3 Afghans killed by SAS paid $4,800 in ‘compensation’ – report

The family of three young Afghan brothers, allegedly killed in broad daylight by Britain’s elite SAS soldiers, was paid “compensation” by the British government. The Sunday Times claims that following the incident, the family was paid £3,634 ($ 4,850). The victims’ mother, Bebe Hazrata, claims to have seen her three unarmed sons being gunned down by soldiers as they held ...

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‘UK plays security card as May uses strong language against Russia’

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 10:44 UK Prime Minister Theresa May depicting Russia as a “threat” is just a useful “security card” in negotiations with the EU and a tool to win support from Eastern partners. So Wyn Grant, professor of politics at Warwick University, has explained to RT. Earlier this week, the UK lambasted Russia in the key points ...

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‘Underpinning UK prosperity:’ New facility opens in Hampshire to develop & test laser cannon

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 09:21 UK arms giant QinetiQ has opened a new ‘center of excellence’ for the development and testing of cutting-edge laser cannon. The new facility, named Dragonworks, will be an operational playground for lasers designed for the military. Among other things, the facility in Farnborough, Hampshire boasts a dedicated clean room for assembling laser weaponry, as ...

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