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Archive for September 1st, 2009

Libya to honour released Lockerbie bomber at 40th anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi’s rule

Telegraph: Libya will openly celebrate the Lockerbie bomber’s release at the climax of today’s festivities marking Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 40 years in power, it has emerged.

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Gordon Brown wants ‘clawback’ clause for bank bonuses

Telegraph: Gordon Brown said there should be a “clawback” system for bankers’ pay if deals went wrong, as he pledged to speed up reform of financial markets. The Prime Minister, speaking to the Financial Times, also aired the possibility of a cap for bonuses, saying they should be based on long-term performance rather than short-term speculation.

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How MI5 opened a surveillance file on star who fled US persecution

Independent: Sam Wanamaker escaped to ‘tolerant’ Britain after being blacklisted as a Communist at home. But the Security Service was also keeping a watchful eye …

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‘Third of teenage girls suffer abuse from boyfriends’

Independent: A third of teenage girls suffer sexual abuse in a relationship and a quarter experience violence at the hands of their boyfriends, a report revealed today.

The survey by the NSPCC and the University of Bristol found that nearly nine out of 10 girls aged 13 to 17 had been in an intimate relationship.

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Megrahi release documents to be published

Independent: Exchanges between the Scottish and UK governments over the Lockerbie bomber’s bid to return to Libya will be laid bare today.

Documents will be published on both sides amid growing tension between the two administrations over the handling of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi’s case….

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US commander in Afghanistan proposes revamped strategy

Guardian: The top US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, yesterday called for a complete revamp of military strategy in the country, in a sweeping review of operations that acknowledges the disastrous approach of the last eight years and may pave the way for a demand for more troops.

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Guardian: 10/10 starts here – a campaign to get companies and individuals to reduce their carboon footprint

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