LONDON - The British government has defended its spy agencies for failing to prevent murder of a soldier in London despite signs and revelations that the two suspects were well known to MI5. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said it was impossible to control everyone all the time. "Peers and MPs will do a thorough investigation in terms of what the security forces knew but I've seen ...
LONDON - Global rights body Amnesty International has said that the world is "increasingly" becoming "dangerous place" for refugees due to inaction on human rights. The London-based group in its annual report cited the increasing number of refugees around the world, and highlighted the lack of support for them, as the key human rights issue for the past year. It said that the number of ...
Britain's security services are facing questions over whether they could have done more to prevent the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a London street. Senior British officials have said the two men detained in connection with Wednesday's murder had been identified earlier by security teams investigating suspected Islamist extremists. Suspects Michael Adebolajo and Michael ...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have strongly condemned the killing of a British soldier in Woolwich, London. "This brutal act is rejected by all religions and deserves every condemnation and denunciation," UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said. Sheikh Abdullah also expressed the UAE's solidarity with Britain in combating ...
A British teacher who spent two years trying to seduce a male pupil less than half her age has been banned from every school in the country. Catherine Rayne, 35, a geography and history teacher at an East Sussex school, pursued the boy from when he was 15, sending him gifts, texts, Facebook messages and a letter inviting him to start a "romantic relationship", Daily Mail reported. She was a ...
Since its release more than 25 years ago, Hoosiers has become one of the most beloved of sports films. From a pure genre standpoint, that shouldnt be surprising since it encompasses everything we love about such films, particularly the romanticizing of an underdog through the filter of he ... ...
Children accessing pornography are more likely to have sex at a younger age and engage in "risky behaviours", a British report has warned. The Office of the Children's Commissioner has called for urgent action to "develop children's resilience to pornography" after discovering that a "significant" number of them have access to sexually explicit images, The Independent reported Friday. The ...
India's Dipika Pallikal fought hard before losing to local hope Laura Massaro in the pre-quarterfinals of the Allam British Open Squash Championships here. Fifteenth-ranked Pallikal squandered a great start to go down 11-7, 10-12, 9-11, 6-11 against the World No.2 amid cold and wet conditions surrounding the glass court at the KC Stadium here Thursday night. Her loss ended India's challenge in ...
Two prison vans, one of them carrying a self-admitted cop-killer to Britain's Preston Crown Court, crashed Friday, leaving four officers and a prisoner writhing in pain. One of the vans was carrying Dale Cregan, who has pleaded guilty to four murders -- including of two policewomen. But he was not believed to have been injured in the accident, Daily Mail reported. It is understood that one van ...
British pop star Cheryl Cole believes real beauty comes from within and that one can't be attractive if one lacks confidence. "You can wear all the make-up you want, but beauty comes from within. A lot of people say it's a cliche, but it's so true," femalefirst.co.uk quoted the 29-year-old singer as saying. "If you feel beautiful inside, you can tell. So you need to feel comfortable within ...
Nissan is recalling 133,000 Micras in Britain after the company discovered a glitch in the steering wheels of one of its models. Micras made in Sunderland between December 2002 and May 2006 are part of the global recall. According to the Mirror, the Japanese car giant said drivers affected should take their car to a dealer for the bolt to be tightened or the wheel replaced. Last month, Nissan ...
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Britain's security services are facing questions over whether they could have done more to prevent the murder of a soldier hacked to death on a London street.
Senior British officials have said the two men detained in connection with Wednesday's murder had been identified earlier by security teams investigating suspected Islamist extremists.
Suspects Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale remain under guard in a hospital after police shot and arrested them following the attack. The victim, 25-year-old Lee Rigby, died at the scene.
Both suspects are said to have Nigerian roots. They are believed to have converted to Islam after being brought up Christian by their African immigrant families.
The murder in the working-class London neighborhood of Woolwich has raised fears in the community of a backlash against Muslims and people of African descent.
A Nigerian immigrant living in London, David Doherty, told VOA the attack is not representative of Nigerians.
"Nigerians are not like that. We're not like that. We are a peaceful people. If you say anything about Nigerians, Nigerians could be partying or enjoying themselves. But they are hard-working as well. ...
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