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Aug 11, 2011

UK may disrupt social networks during unrest

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Britain is considering disrupting
online social networking such as Blackberry Messenger
and Twitter during civil unrest, Prime Minister David Cameron
said on Thursday, a move widely condemned as repressive when
used by other countries.

Egyptian authorities shut down mobile and Internet services
in January during mass protests against then-President Hosni
Mubarak, while China is quick to shut down online communication
it sees as subversive.

Aug 10, 2011

UK streets calmer after nights of riots and chaos

LONDON (Reuters) – Days of rioting and looting across Britain looked to be cooling Wednesday after Prime Minister David Cameron’s promised a fightback and flooded city streets with police to try to restore order.

By 9:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EDT), incidents were limited to isolated skirmishes and standoffs between riot police and groups of youths, after four nights when often unchecked violence had been well under way by nightfall.

Aug 10, 2011

London rioters resent media image of hooded teen thug

LONDON (Reuters) – Residents of a London housing estate laughed at a televised plea by police for parents to call their children and help rein in the youths who looted and burned swathes of the city.

Not only were some of the parents at the riots themselves, but many of those taking part were not the hooded, teenage delinquents on which many have pinned the blame for the worst street riots Britain has seen for decades.

Aug 9, 2011

London rioters point to poverty and prejudice

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Just yards from the east London
street where riots erupted on Monday stands a house for sale
that sums up the depth of division in the area.

With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and its own coach house,
the elegant property has been put up for sale with an asking
price of 1.7 million pounds ($2.75 million). The main
attraction, according to the advert, is the sought-after
location.

Aug 9, 2011

PM to hold crisis talks on riots, cleanup starts

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold crisis talks on Tuesday after three nights of riots, looting and arson by masked, hooded youths that wrecked shopping centres in many parts of London and spread to three other cities.

Neighbourhoods across the capital faced a massive clean-up of smashed glass, bricks, bottles and gutted buildings as police reinforcements reclaimed the streets from the youths who had coordinated the looting via mobile phones and social media.

Aug 9, 2011

British PM to hold crisis talks on riots, cleanup starts

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron was to hold crisis talks on Tuesday after three nights
of riots, looting and arson by masked, hooded youths that
wrecked shopping centres in many parts of London and spread to
three other cities.

Neighbourhoods across the capital faced a massive clean-up
of smashed glass, bricks, bottles and gutted buildings as police
reinforcements reclaimed the streets from the youths who had
coordinated the looting via mobile phones and social media.

Aug 9, 2011

British riots spread on third night of violence

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold crisis talks on Tuesday after three nights of riots, looting and arson by masked, hooded youths that wrecked shopping centers in many parts of London and spread to three other cities.

Neighborhoods across the capital faced a massive clean-up of smashed glass, bricks, bottles and gutted buildings as police reinforcements reclaimed the streets from the youths who had coordinated the looting via mobile phones and social media.

Aug 3, 2011

Heather Mills says Mirror journalist hacked her phone

LONDON (Reuters) – Heather Mills was quoted on Wednesday as saying a journalist at publisher Trinity Mirror, owner of the Daily Mirror, had hacked her phone before she was married to former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.

The accusation widens a scandal over phone hacking by newspapers that has so far centred on titles owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, with the furore also threatening to embroil U.S. talk show host Piers Morgan.

Aug 3, 2011

McCartney ex-wife: Mirror journalist hacked my phone

LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Heather Mills was quoted on
Wednesday as saying a journalist at British publisher Trinity
Mirror , owner of the Daily Mirror tabloid newspaper, had
hacked her phone before she was married to former Beatle Sir
Paul McCartney.

The accusation widens a scandal over phone hacking by
British newspapers that has so far centred on titles owned by
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation , with the furore also
threatening to embroil U.S. talk show host Piers Morgan.

Jul 29, 2011

Norway mourns, buries dead, a week after massacre

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegians united in mourning on Friday as the first funerals were held a week after anti-Islam zealot Anders Behring Breivik massacred at least 76 people in attacks that traumatized the nation.

Holding red roses aloft, members of the ruling Labour Party held a somber memorial in a hall in central Oslo with calls for more democracy, unity and openness in revulsion at the worst attacks in the Nordic nation’s peacetime history.