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September 22, 2014 No Comments

Did this man help secure victory for the #indyref no campaign?

Does the name Jean Chrétien sound familiar? Perhaps it should.

Mr Chrétien, now 80, was a long-time player in international politics, representing Canada at countless G7 meetings, Nato conferences and various heads of government events.

Still, he didn’t attract much of an international following.

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September 18, 2014 1 Comment

Thai PM says sorry after beach deaths ‘bikini’ comment

After insensitive comments by Thailand’s PM about the deaths of two Britons, the Thai government expresses regret and insists the safety of foreigners is of “highest

September 17, 2014 No Comments

Thai beach deaths: British brothers questioned

Two British brothers who left the Thai island of Koh Tao where police are investigating the brutal murders of two British backpackers are stopped by police before boarding a London bound

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 2 Comments

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.