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British soldier Lee Rigby's killing exposes intelligence failures

Nov 26, 2014

British soldier Lee Rigby's killing exposes intelligence failures

The British parliament's intelligence and security committee (ISC) also warned that government programmes to prevent radicalisation were "not working" #London #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #David Cameron #Britain #Crimes #British soldier hacked #Michael Adebolajo #Lee Rigby #Muslim extremism
UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history - minister

Nov 25, 2014

UK faces biggest terrorism threat in its history - minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. The government would on Wednesday set out new laws to take on the militants, May added, including legislation making it easier for security services to track attackers online, and check if radicalised fighters were flying into Britain. #Business #London #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom
Gas explosion in London Hyatt hotel, five people hospitalised

Nov 22, 2014

Gas explosion in London Hyatt hotel, five people hospitalised

London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests. #London #London Fire Brigade #luxury hotels #Churchill Hyatt Regency Hotel
Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Nov 21, 2014

Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio. #ImagesOfTheDay #London 2012 #Summer Olympic Games #Beijing 2008 #Mascot #Misha #Athens 2004 #Rio Olympics #Fu Niu Lele #Wenlock #Moscow 1980 #Mandeville #Athena
School in London accused of failing to protect pupils from extremism

Nov 20, 2014

School in London accused of failing to protect pupils from extremism

One of London's most successful schools has been rocked by claims that it failed to protect its pupils from Islamist extremist influences. #London #NewsTracker #Muslims #bangladeshi #UK Schools #extremism in schools #Church of England school #Bangladeshi muslims

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Was London's brutal attack really terrorism?

May 23, 2013

Was London's brutal attack really terrorism?

By repeatedly using the term in news reports, does that make the public's sense of being terrorised worse than the same crime if it was only described as "murder"? #World #ToTheContrary #Terrorism #England #English Defence League #Islamist terror #Woolwich #London beheading #London terror attack
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Sep 03, 2012

Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

What Pistorius achieved by complaining that the IPC needed to clarify the rules about the length of blades for Paralympic athletes, was to make the games even more mainstream. #HowThisWorks #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #London 2012 #Paralympics #Alan Oliveira