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Kate Middleton, Prince William Expecting Third Child

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:30pm 9/4/2017 at 3:30pm
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Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced this morning that Kate is pregnant with their third child.

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Mock Terror Attack Reveals Flaws in Security at UK Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Telegraph revealed that authorities conducted a mock terrorist attack on the UK Parliament earlier this year that exposed actual terrorists could easily break in and kill at least 100 Members of Parliament in a matter of

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Cambridge University Press WILL RESTORE Censored Chinese Articles

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:30pm 8/21/2017 at 12:30pm
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Cambridge University Press received backlash when it decided to cave to China’s request to censor 300 articles from China Quarterly. Today, the world’s oldest publishing company has decided to reverse its decision. From The Washington Post:

The British-based publisher announced Friday it had removed 300 articles and book reviews from a version...

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Cambridge University Press Will Block Certain Articles From China

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:00am 8/20/2017 at 10:00am
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Cambridge University Press has come under fire when it agreed to comply with Beijing’s request to block access to 300 studies from China Quarterly. The Financial Times reported:

The articles in China Quarterly, which cover a range of topics deemed sensitive by Beijing from human rights to Tibet and Xinjiang, were blocked...

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London’s Big Ben Will Go Silent Until 2021

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 8/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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London will lose the famous chimes from Big Ben until 2021 for repairs. CBS News reported:

The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped on Aug. 21 to protect workers during a four-year, $38 million conservation project that includes repair of the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and...

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UK To Face ‘Islamist Terror Threat For Next 30 Years,’ Says Former Spy Chief

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 5:00pm 8/13/2017 at 5:00pm
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The UK might “face an Islamist terrorist threat for the next 30 years,” warns country’s former spy chief. According to Jonathan Evans, who resigned as Director General of MI5 four years ago, threat of Jihad to the country was a “generational problem” and won’t be going away anytime soon. “I think...

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U.S. Authorities Detain Man Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomeware

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00am 8/4/2017 at 10:00am
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The FBI has arrested Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher that stopped the WannaCry ransomeware attack, for allegedly being a part of a software attack on banking accounts. The Guardian reported:

According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday, Hutchins is accused of having helped to create,...

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UK: Four Islamists Convicted of Plotting Terror Attack While Under Surveillance

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:30am 8/3/2017 at 11:30am
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Four Muslim men have been convicted of planning a “Lee Rigby-style” terrorist attack that sought to murder and behead police or military personnel using explosive devices and swords. Four years ago, British soldier Lee Rigby was beheaded on a busy London street by two Nigerian-born men — both recent converts to Islam....

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The Law and Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/29/2017 at 5:30pm
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As expected, the news has come of the death of Charlie Gard.

This sad and troubling case has drawn worldwide discussion, and questions and concerns have been raised about what might happen in a similar case here.

Some analogies have been made to the well-known US case of Terry Schiavo, but there were...

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Charlie Gard Passes Away

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/28/2017 at 4:00pm
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Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard, who suffered from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, passed away on Friday, just a week before his first birthday.

His mother announced that “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.”

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10-Year-Old Boy Finds Dinosaur Error at London’s Natural History Museum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/28/2017 at 3:30pm
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London’s Natural History Museum had to correct a mistake on one of its signs after a 10-year-old boy noticed an error.

Charlie has always loved paleontology and insisted to his mother that the museum used a picture of a Protoceratops on a sign meant for the Oviraptor. From The BBC:

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Charlie Gard’s Parents Will End Legal Fight to Take Him to the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/24/2017 at 2:30pm
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Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has captured the hearts of everyone across the world as his parents have fought tooth and nail against bureaucracy to do what they can to save their child. But now the parents have decided to end the legal fight. From

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NATO Ally Turkey Strains Ties With The U. S., Germany, and the UK

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:30pm 7/23/2017 at 3:30pm
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NATO ally Turkey seems intent on alienating its western allies from the United States to Germany and the UK. Turkey has arrested German citizens at London-based Amnesty International and released the locations of American military bases and assets.

Additionally, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is stepping up his anti-Israel rhetoric, a stance...

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Wave of Acid Attacks Hits London

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/15/2017 at 5:00pm
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Apparently, the new weapon of choice among young terrorists in the UK is acid.

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A horrific wave of acid attacks have overtaken London, leaving victims gruesomely disfigured...

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England: NHS Recorded 9,000 Cases of Female Genital Mutilation Last Year

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/6/2017 at 2:30pm
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The NHS recorded more than 9,000 incidents of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England between April 2016 and March 2017. The NHS Digital noted the data comes from NHS trusts and general practitioner officers.

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The findings show that in the last year there were 9,179 attendances in which FGM was either...

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Pope Changes Vatican Stance on Baby Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/4/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week, the European Court of Human Rights caused international outrage when the judges decided to side with British courts to remove life support for 10-month-old Charlie Gard, refusing to allow his parents to take him to America for trial therapy, even though they raised more than $1 million for it....

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Theresa May, Northern Irish Party Make Deal to Give Conservatives Slim Majority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 6/26/2017 at 2:00pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to give the conservatives the slim majority it needs for May to stay in her role. The New York Times reported:

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