Monthly Archives: June 2013

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow

From The Guardian: NSA whistleblower left on Aeroflot flight to Moscow, Hong Kong government confirms, two days after US charged him with espionage Edward Snowden supporters demonstrate outside the US consulate in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has flown … Continue reading

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Police powers kettled by High Court

From Netpol: For years it has been common practice for protesters held in a kettle (police containment) to be forced to submit to police filming and/or provide their details as a condition of leaving. There have been countless incidents in … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse plane reaches Washington Dulles

From BBC News: After the short layover at Cincinnati’s Municipal Lunken airport, the HB-SIA craft took off for Dulles with Piccard at the controls A solar-powered plane has touched down in Washington DC, ending the penultimate leg of a first-of-its-kind … Continue reading

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Co-op Bank unveils rescue deal to plug £1.5bn hole

From BBC News: Concerns about Co-op Bank’s capital arose after a deal with Lloyds collapsed The Co-operative Bank has unveiled a rescue plan to tackle the £1.5bn hole in its balance sheet. Most of the capital to be used to … Continue reading

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Future vaccines could be delivered via patch

From BBC News: The Nanopatch contains an array of thousands of vaccine-coated projections that perforate the skin A skin patch that can deliver vaccines cheaply and effectively has been shown off at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh. Using a patch … Continue reading

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Michael Stratton, cancer gene scientist, knighted

From BBC News: Prof Stratton has been knighted for his research into the genetic causes of human cancers The scientist who identified one of the genes that causes breast cancer has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. … Continue reading

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Elderly care firm suspended over woman’s treatment

From BBC News:  The BBC has obtained footage showing multiple failings in the home care provided by a company to one woman The firm at the centre of a row about the poor care of an elderly woman in her … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court says human DNA cannot be patented

From BBC News: Around 40% of the human genome is subject to patents, researchers say Human genes may not be patented, but artificially copied DNA can be claimed as intellectual property, the US Supreme Court has ruled unanimously. The court … Continue reading

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Spending Review: Home Office agrees cuts with Osborne

From BBC News:  Danny Alexander: “We’re making very good progress” The Home Office and five other departments are the latest to reach a deal with George Osborne over spending cuts, the government has confirmed. About half of all departments have … Continue reading

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Pubs to escape demand to install CCTV if trouble-free

From BBC News: CCTV cameras have been installed in many licensed premises Pubs in England and Wales with no history of trouble will no longer be forced by local authorities to install CCTV systems, the government has said. It follows … Continue reading

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