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September 17, 2014 No Comments

Thai beach deaths: British brothers questioned

In a sign that the Thai police are expanding the scope of their investigation into deaths of 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge and 24-year-old David Miller, two brothers from Manchester who were travelling with Mr Miller were stopped as they tried to pass through immigration at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday evening.

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September 16, 2014 No Comments

Thai beach deaths: police focus on Burmese community

Police investigating the deaths of two young Britons, whose bodies were found on a beach on Thailand’s Koh Tao island, are focusing their inquiries on the Burmese migrant community.

September 15, 2014 No Comments

Two Britons found dead on Thai island beach

A man and a woman have been found dead with head wounds on a beach in Koh Tao.

Canada becomes interesting! Thanks to Scotland’s #indyref

As a rule, the UK does not take much notice of Canada – so it comes as a pleasant surprise that for once, thanks to the Scottish referendum, recent Canadian history is now being

September 14, 2014 No Comments

Second British hostage held by Islamic State named

The second British hostage held by Islamic State militants is named as Alan Henning by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Cameron promises to tackle Islamic State after David Haines murder

The UK will take whatever steps are necessary to combat the Islamic militants responsible for the murder of British aid worker David Haines, the Prime Minister David Cameron says.

September 7, 2014 1 Comment

Meet the Grannies of China who won’t stop dancing

Life has never been so good for retirees in China. They have time, money and no shortage of people to socialize with and the number one activity is dancing.

September 6, 2014 13 Comments

Has Imran Khan lost Pakistan’s latest political match?

Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri want a “popular coup” against Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif. But their experiment in democracy has encountered several basic glitches.

August 31, 2014 3 Comments

Pakistan election crisis – is history repeating itself?

Pakistan seems to lurch from one political crisis to another and perhaps inevitably, it has got another full-blown emergency on its hands.

August 26, 2014 7 Comments

Flying Malaysia Airlines: something only ‘brave travellers’ do

Passengers on Malaysia Airlines flights have been busy posting photos on Twitter of deserted cabins and rows and rows of empty seats.