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Britain shuts down UFO-hunting unit

The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.

Dec 04, 2009
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UK police say they won't charge hacker

(AP)—British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. for breaking into military computers.

Dec 14, 2012
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Hidden narratives of torture

Allegations of torture by government officials are emerging daily from countries caught up in the struggle for democracy. Derek Elliott, a researcher in Cambridge's Faculty of History, is looking at governmental ...

Jul 06, 2012
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Britain at political crossroads: study

The National Centre for Social Research today released its latest British Social Attitudes report, its landmark study of the public's attitudes and values, published annually for almost thirty years.

Dec 13, 2010
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North Sea oil leak biggest in decade: Britain

An oil spill from a platform off Scotland in the North Sea is the biggest in the region in a decade, the British government said Monday as energy giant Shell battled to close off the leak completely.

Aug 15, 2011
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December court date for Manning in WikiLeaks case

Bradley Manning, the US soldier alleged to have passed a trove of military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, will have a first hearing before a military court next month, the Pentagon said.

Nov 22, 2011
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