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UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a report to the media in Downing Street, London, Friday Aug. 29, 2014. Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" on Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. (AP Photo/Facundo Arrizabalaga, Pool)

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

British man charged for cybersex with Filipino child

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Bryan Stanley. Screengrab from http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

A 74 year-old British man appeared in a United Kingdom court Thursday after he was charged with committing cybersex with a Filipino child last year.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

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In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014, a man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London.  Britain on June 24, 2014 became the latest nation to formally outlaw the herbal stimulant khat, the bushy leaf chewed by many Somalis, Yemenis, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Under a new law, khat is now a "class C drug", making possession punishable by up to two years in jail and supply and production punishable by up to 14 years.  AFP

Authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport advised United Kingdom-bound travelers, on Tuesday, about the British government’s banning of the possession of khat plant, a leafy shrub whose leaves contain an addictive stimulant.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UK not condoning Britons who abuse minors

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The British Embassy said Wednesday that it will not give any special treatment to those suspected of child abuse amid reports that a British national was arrested in Cebu for molesting three minors.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

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A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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