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UK’s David Cameron re-elected as rivals resign

David Cameron has won an unexpected majority in the UK’s parliamentary elections, overturning poll predictions and sweeping the Conservatives to power, as three of his election rivals quit following their disastrous turnout at the polls. The Conservative Party managed to secure 326 seats after 643 constituencies were counted, to the[…]

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Obama, Cameron meet amid spector of radicalism

Growing fears about the specter of radicalism in Europe and the West are lending themselves to a sense of trans-Atlantic solidarity as President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet at the White House. Close and easy partners, Obama and Cameron have long touted their congenial relationship as[…]

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SA man held for smuggling drugs in UK: Report

A South African man has appeared in a London court for allegedly using cats to smuggle heroin worth R13 million into the UK, The Star reported on Friday. Scott Parker was accused of hiding the drugs in the bottoms of three cat crates with the animals still inside. The cats[…]

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British MP’s vote on Iraq’s airstrikes

British lawmakers vote Friday on whether to bomb Islamic State in Iraq, joining United States-led air strikes against a group that has seized control of swathes of the war-torn country. The hours-long debate is to begin with a speech by Prime Minister David Cameron at 0930 GMT and the motion[…]

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Scot independence vote puts UK on edge

Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday’s vote. WHAT’S AT STAKE A Yes vote will trigger 18 months of negotiations between Scottish leaders and London-based politicians on how the two countries[…]

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8 facts everyone should know about ISIS

OPINION by Ian Sinclair Just over ten years since it failed the public so completely over the 2003 Iraq War, the mainstream media’s coverage of the current Iraq crisis has been predictably awful. “Stop droning on Mr Cameron… SEND IN THE DRONES” was The Sun’s considered front page on 4[…]

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Petition to stop ‘racist’ exhibition in UK: Report

A petition is circulating in a bid to stop South African playwright Brett Bailey’s exhibition about colonial oppression, that features living people, from coming to London, Beeld reported on Saturday. According to artnet.com, 7000 people have signed the online petition to stop the exhibition from opening at London’s Barbican Centre[…]

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