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Mar 11, 2015

Global fans demand BBC reinstate “Top Gear” host Clarkson

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – Nearly 450,000 fans from around
the world have backed a petition calling for British presenter
Jeremy Clarkson to be reinstated to his job hosting the “Top
Gear” motoring show after the BBC suspended him following a
“fracas” with a producer.

Clarkson, renowned for his outspoken remarks and acerbic
attitude towards “political correctness”, was suspended by the
BBC on Tuesday, with media reporting that he had thrown a punch
at a producer following a row about food.

Feb 27, 2015

British PM Cameron vows to hunt down ‘Jihadi John’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as “Jihadi John” after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London.

The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown in videos released by Islamic State (IS) apparently decapitating hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.

Feb 27, 2015

Cameron vows to hunt down ‘Jihadi John’

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as “Jihadi John” after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London.

The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown in videos released by Islamic State (IS) apparently decapitating hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.

Feb 27, 2015

‘Jihadi John’ killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family who was known to the security services.

The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown in videos released by Islamic State (IS) apparently decapitating hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.

Feb 26, 2015

‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos umasked as Londoner

LONDON (Reuters) – The “Jihadi John” masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London and graduated with a computer programming degree, according to the Washington Post.

In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have decapitated hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.

Feb 25, 2015

UK police say sex crime inquiry into singer Cliff Richard expanding

LONDON (Reuters) – British police investigating allegations of historical sex crimes against Cliff Richard, one of Britain’s best-known entertainers, have said their inquiry into the singer had “increased significantly in size”.

Officers raided the home of Richard, 74, in Berkshire, west of London, last August, when he was on holiday, over allegations which dated back to the 1980s and involved an under-age boy.

Feb 23, 2015

Cameron: Internet firms must do more after UK girls head to Syria

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said internet firms must do more to deal with online extremism after three teenage girls radicalized “in their bedrooms” left London in an apparent bid to travel to Syria.

Friends Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew to Turkey last week in what the authorities believe was an attempt to travel to Syria to join the militant Sunni Islamist group Islamic State.

Feb 11, 2015

British spies did not censor US torture report -lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – British spies asked for material to be redacted in a U.S. Senate report about the CIA’s mistreatment of terrorism suspects but were not trying to hide any complicity in wrongdoing, a senior parliamentary committee concluded on Wednesday.

But the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) said that while it cleared the agencies of wrongdoing in relation to the Senate report, the broader issue of whether Britain colluded in torture had still not been determined.

Feb 9, 2015
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UK needs to take urgent action over anti-Semitism, lawmakers say

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(Orthodox Jews collect their children from school in north London January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

Urgent action is needed to tackle a “disturbing” rise in anti-Semitism in Britain including measures to deal with growing “cyber hate” on social media, a group of senior lawmakers said on Monday.

Feb 5, 2015

Anti-Semitic incidents in UK reach record level – advisory group

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose to a record level in 2014, more than double the previous year, due to events in the Middle East involving Israel, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

The figures, which Home Secretary (interior minister) Theresa May called “deeply concerning”, come amid rising safety fears among Britain’s estimated 260,000 Jews following the deadly attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris by an Islamist gunman last month.