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In the News…    Strictly Come Dancing In        New Ageism RowStrictly Come Dancing has axed its oldest female dancer, say...
In the News…    MI6 Is Not Complicit In Torture Sir John Scarlett said his officers were committed to human rights and  li...
In the News…    Corruption Fears Over Afghan                PollThousands of voting cards have been offered for sale and  ...
In the News…  Scottish parliament to hold emergency debate     over decision to free Lockerbie bomberRow over release of A...
In the News…    Raging wildfire threatens to engulf 12,000           homes near Los Angeles A huge wildfire was threatenin...
In the News…    Libya Will Resist IRA Victim Compensation,                 Says Gaddafi SonThe son of the Libyan leader, M...
In the News…       Bin Laden Tape Harangues ObamaThe message, entitled "a statement to the American people", was about 10 ...
In the News…   Come Clean On Fee Plans,      Lecturers Demand• Labour and the Conservatives say they will not set fees pol...
InBankers In Bid To  Gordon Brown Targets                       the News…                          Revive Poll ChancesGord...
In the News…   Tories May Offer Voters A Consultation        On EU Instead Of Referendum   As Conservatives indicate they ...
In the News…     Worried US Parents Download   Paedophile Maps Before HalloweenThousands of American parents, fearful that...
In the News…    Hain Tells BBC It May Face Legal Action         Over BNP On Question Time Cabinet minister Peter Hain has ...
In the News…        Overweight Should Be Protected Attacking someone for being fat should be a hate crime, campaigners    ...
In the News…     Credit Card Terms To Be Curbed   Some unfair credit card terms are to be outlawed under proposals        ...
In the News…     Credit Card Terms To Be Curbed   Some unfair credit card terms are to be outlawed under proposals        ...
In the News…Bonus Ban And Sell-offs Forced On   UK Banks As Part Of Bailout  Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Gro...
InBythe News…    Claims Of Sex Abuse   Women Grow    A huge rise in the number of children calling to report sexual abuse ...
In the News…Night Stalker Suspect Remanded   A man charged with a series of rapes and assaults on elderly people in     so...
In the News…   HIV Infections And Deaths Fall      As Drugs Have ImpactGreater access to anti-retroviral drugs has helped ...
In the News… Dubai Backed By UAE President     As Markets Fall Again   The president of the United Arab Emirates has moved...
In the newsSycophant Tony Blair used deceitto justify Iraq war, says former DPPTony Blair used "deceit" to persuadeparliam...
In the newsUDA confirm guns decommissionedThe Ulster Defence Association (UDA) says it hasput its weapons beyond use.The d...
In the newsBlair facing questions about Iraqdecisions at inquiryTony Blair is facing questions in public for thefirst time...
In the newsClegg sets conditions for Lib Dempost-election dealLiberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says hewill pose four "te...
In the newsInvestors to pay for prisonerrehabilitationPrivate investors will pay for a project torehabilitate prisoners an...
In the newsUS and Russia announce deal tocut nuclear weaponsUS President Barack Obama and RussianPresident Dmitry Medvedev...
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In the newsSouthern Sudan referendum:Massive vote to splitWith most votes counted in SouthernSudans referendum, 99% of peo...
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In the news       China overtakes Japan as        worlds second-biggest               economyJapans economy was worth $5.4...
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In the newsEurozone crisis: Cameron and  Merkel stress friendshipThe UK PM and German chancellormet in Berlin to discuss t...
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  1. 1. In the News… Have confidence in NHS handling of swine flu, says health secretaryAndy Burnham denies conflicting advice was given to pregnant women and those trying to conceive He insisted that the service had dealt "fantastically well" with the threat from the virus, saying preparations for tackling the illness were the best in the world."There isnt conflicting advice. The advice has been clear all along that women who are pregnant should take extra precautions as they would anyway – they should reallyfollow the advice about hand hygiene, they should consider avoiding crowded places. This is the advice we have given out all the way.“ Burnham, speaking on GMTV, was preparing to update MPs on swine flu this afternoon, including on the launch of a public hotline in England, aimed at reducing pressure on GPs and other frontline NHS staff. Citizens, consumers and "This service is the first of its kind in the world, it is a new service and it is giving people a way of getting medication the NHS : capturing voices without going through the normal channels; hopefully they will get it more quickly." By Christine HoggTelegraph online – http://www.telegraph.co.ukMonday 20th July 2009 (RA241.HOG 2009 )
  2. 2. In the News… Strictly Come Dancing In New Ageism RowStrictly Come Dancing has axed its oldest female dancer, say reportsThe BBC could be heading for a fresh row over ageismon Strictly Come Dancing after the shows oldest female dancer was reportedly axed. Karen Hardy, 39, who won the popular weekend showwith Mark Ramprakash in 2006, is among older dancers being replaced with fresh faces, according to todays Daily Mirror. The show has been embroiled in controversy over the departure of the 66-year-old judge Arlene Phillips in favour of Alesha Dixon, 36 years her junior. The decision led to more than 2,500 complaints and Age matters : realigning renewed accusations that the BBC sidelined older feminist thinking women. edited by Toni M. CalasantiGuardian online - http://www.guardian.co.uk and Kathleen F. Slevin.Tuesday 3rd August 2009 (HQ1061.AGE)
  3. 3. In the News… MI6 Is Not Complicit In Torture Sir John Scarlett said his officers were committed to human rights and liberal democracy, but also had to protect the UK against terrorism. There has been growing concern about the role of the intelligence services in the mistreatment of suspects abroad. The Joint HumanRights Committee of MPs and peers recently called for an independent inquiry into the matter. In a highly critical report, the committee said there was now a "disturbing number of credible allegations" of British complicity in torture. These allegations include the rendition and alleged abuse of British resident Binyam Mohamed from Pakistan to Morocco, prior to being taken to Guantanamo Bay. However, the committee said it was unable to draw conclusions about the involvement of British officers because ministers and the head of the domestic security service MI5 refused to testify at parliamentary hearings on the claims. The Metropolitan Police are investigating the role of MI5 in Mr Torture And DemocracyMohameds case. Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee has also said it has grave concerns that British officers were complicit in By Darius Rejali torture.BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukMonday 10th August 2009 (HV8593.REJ)
  4. 4. In the News… Corruption Fears Over Afghan PollThousands of voting cards have been offered for sale and thousands of dollars offered in bribes to buy votes. The findings came as campaigning closed before Thursdayselection, in which incumbent President Hamid Karzai faces more than 30 challengers. An Afghan working for the BBC went undercover in Kabulto investigate reports that voting cards were being sold. He was offered 1,000 cards, each costing around £6 ($10). Other vendors made similar offers.It is impossible to know how many voting cards have been sold in such a manner, says the BBCs Ian Pannell in Kabul, but there have been a number of arrests. Multiple voting cards are reported to have been issued to some individuals, while government workers have actively and Election Fraud : Detecting And illegally campaigned for candidates. Deterring Electoral Manipulation An influential tribal leader in the north of the country said Edited by he had been offered thousands of pounds by campaign teams in exchange for delivering large blocks of votes. R. Michael Alvarez, Thad E. HallBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk & Susan D. HydeTuesday 18th August 2009 (JK1994.ELE 2008 )
  5. 5. In the News… Scottish parliament to hold emergency debate over decision to free Lockerbie bomberRow over release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi escalates as FBI chief describes it as giving comfort to terrorists around the world The Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, faces renewed criticism over his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber when the Scottish parliament is reconvened for an emergency debate today. The row over the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi escalatedthis morning, with the Scottish National Party forced to defend the decision amid criticism from the UK and the US governments and the FBI. SNP officials have denied claims that MacAskill – a staunchScottish nationalist and former criminal defence solicitor – was influenced by either the Foreign Office or British economic interests in Libya. Gordon Brown maintained his silence on the controversy Lockerbie and Libya : a study in today, with Downing St saying the prime minister had found international relations the scenes in Libya upon Megrahis return "distateful" but failing to address the question of whether the Libyan should By have been released. Khalil I. Matar and Robert W. ThabitGuardian online - http://www.guardian.co.ukMonday 24th August 2009 (HV6431.MAT)
  6. 6. In the News… Raging wildfire threatens to engulf 12,000 homes near Los Angeles A huge wildfire was threatening to engulf 12,000 homes in the Los Angeles area today along a 20 mile (32km) front that was also advancing on a mountain top broadcasting complex and historic observatory. At least 6,600 homes were under mandatory evacuation orders and more than 2,500 firefighters were battling the flames. Two firefighters were killed at the weekend on the blazes north-western front when they lost control of their vehicle. The fire had already burned at least 18 homes and 134 square miles of brush and trees and was moving north, south and east through the foothills north-east of the city. It was only 5% contained and was feeding on dry brush that had not burned for 40 years, fire officials said. Global catastrophes and "Its burning everywhere," US forest service spokeswoman trends : the next 50 years Dianne Cahir said. "When it gets into canyons that havent burned in numerous years, it takes off. If you have any By Vaclav Smil insight into the good Lord upstairs, put in a request.“Guardian online - http://www.guardian.co.ukTuesday 1st September 2009 (GB5014.SMI 2008)
  7. 7. In the News… Libya Will Resist IRA Victim Compensation, Says Gaddafi SonThe son of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, said today his country would resist demands from IRA victims forcompensation. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi said any compensation arising from alleged Libyan arms supplies to the terrorist group would be a legal matter." Anyone can knock on ourdoor. You go to the court. They have their lawyers. We have our lawyers," he told Sky News. Asked if his answer to thecompensation demand would be "no" in the first instance, he replied: "Of course.“ Gaddafis comments came hours after Gordon Brownannounced that he was setting up a dedicated Foreign Office team to assist victims of the Irish Republican Army. The prime minister made the offer after he was criticised forrefusing to seek a formal agreement between the British and Libyan governments on compensation. Playing Politics With Terrorism: The Libyan leaders son condemned British politicians as A Users Guide"disgusting and immoral" for using the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to make political capital. And he insisted Brown had By not been involved in talks over the release of the Lockerbie bomber. George KassimerisGuardian online - http://www.guardian.co.uk (HV6431.PLA (Confined)Monday 7th September 2009
  8. 8. In the News… Bin Laden Tape Harangues ObamaThe message, entitled "a statement to the American people", was about 10 minutes long and was accompanied by a still image of Bin Laden but no video. In the message, a voice tells the US president that he is "powerless" to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The message comes just two days after the US marked the eighth anniversary of the 11 September attacks on America. In the recording, the voice discusses what motivated the al- Qaeda network to launch the 11 September attacks. Heexplaining that they were, in part, fuelled by US support for Israel. "The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby," the voice in the tape says. "The reason for our disputewith you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine." The voice believed to be Bin Laden also speaks of how the conflict between al-Qaeda and the US may end. If you stop the war, then fine. Otherwise we will have no choice but to continue our war of attrition on every front [...] If you choose safety and stopping wars, as opinion polls show you do, then we are ready Descent into chaos : the United to respond to this," it says. States and the failure of nation In the message, the al-Qaeda leader accuses the new president building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, of failing to fundamentally change foreign policy because of his and Central Asia decision to retain key figures from the previous administration, by including Defence Secretary Robert Gates. Ahmed RashidBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukMonday 14th September 2009 (DS371.4.RAS 2008)
  9. 9. In the News… Come Clean On Fee Plans, Lecturers Demand• Labour and the Conservatives say they will not set fees policies until after the next general election• Lib Dems have put plans to scrap fees on hold until the economy recoversLecturers today called on Gordon Brown and David Cameronto come clean over their plans for top-up fees amid fury over a CBI report that suggested students should be charged thousands of pounds more for their degrees. The report by the powerful group of business leaders, andbacked by several universities, said that students should pay higher fees and more interest on their loans, and that fewershould get grants. Businesses should sponsor more degrees in subjects such as science and engineering, but studentsshould bear the brunt of the funding squeeze in universities, the year-long taskforce concluded.The National Union of Students branded the plans "offensive" Living With Leviathan : Public while the University and Colleges Union (UCU) said the Spending, Taxes And Economicpolitical parties should come clean on their plans to solve the Performance funding conundrum that is leaving the public purse strained by by the rising numbers of students. David B. SmithGuardian online - http://www.guardian.co.ukMonday 21st September 2009 (HJ7764.SMI)
  10. 10. InBankers In Bid To Gordon Brown Targets the News… Revive Poll ChancesGordon Brown today moved to lift Labours depressed morale on the first day of its pre-election conference by mounting apopulist warning to reckless banks that he will use new laws,and unprecedented ministerial pressure, to demand they rein in bonuses. As party officials tried to portray the conference as the startof a concerted fightback, Brown insisted in an interview: "I do not roll over" – but admitted he had thought privately as to whether he was the right man to lead Labour. In a move to pitch Labour on the side of the middle classes, and portray the Tories as once again the unreconstructed allies of the rich, Brown is attempting to capture a bash-the-bankers mood in the country at large. Meanwhile, the chancellor, Alistair Darling, in common with the French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, will call in bankers this week to issue his toughest warning yet that he Financial Shock : Global Panic And will act against bonuses and will have public backing to do Government Bailouts : How We Got so. Both claim they now have the support of G20 leaders, Here And What Must Be Done To who met in Pittsburgh last week to demand collectively that banks focus on rebuilding their capital base, rather than Fix It paying out unjustified bonuses. Ministers want action to rein By in what is expected to be a bumper round of bonuses at Mark M. Zandi Christmas.Guardian online - http://www.guardian.co.uk (HG2040.5.U5.ZAN 2009a)Monday 28th September 2009
  11. 11. In the News… Tories May Offer Voters A Consultation On EU Instead Of Referendum As Conservatives indicate they will not hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty, Boris Johnson suggests the party could find other ways of consulting votersBoris Johnson today suggested the Tories could offer votersa "consultation" on relations with Europe after it emerged that David Cameron is to rule out a referendum on the Lisbon treaty if the measure is ratified by all 27 members of the EU before next years general election in Britain. Amid signs the measure will enter EU law by the end of the year – as the Czech Republic and Poland indicated over the weekend they will fall into line – Tory sources told the Guardian yesterday that Cameron will not try to unpick the treatys main reforms. The Conservatives Under In a move to assuage Eurosceptic anger inside and outside David Cameron Built To Last? his party, Cameron will instead launch a campaign to repatriate powers which the Tories believe should be held at Edited By a national level. Simon Lee Matt BeechGuardian online - http://www.guardian.co.ukMonday 5th October 2009 (JN1129.C7.CON 2009)
  12. 12. In the News… Worried US Parents Download Paedophile Maps Before HalloweenThousands of American parents, fearful that their children will beabused by paedophiles while trick-or-treating on Halloween, have downloaded software to identify the homes of sex offenders in their neighbourhoods. The Offender Locator application uses a GPS system built intoApple iPhones to pinpoint the users location, and then provides a map of sex offenders in the area. It also brings up a photograph of the offender, as well as their address, date of birth and convictions. The software has been downloaded more than a million times since becoming available in June, the Times reports. Thesoftware, which has been criticised by privacy groups as a tool for vigilantes, has been in the top ten lists of iPhone applications since its launch, and the company behind it is expecting another rise in sales before Halloween at the end of October. Contemporary Risk Assessment In SafeguardingAll 50 states in the US require those convicted of sexual offences Childrento sign a register so their location can be monitored. There are up to 700,000 sex offenders on these lists. Edited By Martin C. Calder.Telegraph Online- http://www.telegraph.co.ukMonday 12th October 2009 (HV751.CON)
  13. 13. In the News… Hain Tells BBC It May Face Legal Action Over BNP On Question Time Cabinet minister Peter Hain has warned the BBC today that it could face legal action unless it scrapped the controversial appearance of far-right MEP Nick Griffin on Question Time. In a letter written to BBC director general, Mark Thompson, the Welsh secretary demanded that the broadcaster suspend the "abhorrent" inclusion of the British National party leader on the flagship political debate show. Hain argued that the BNP was at present "an unlawful body" after the party told a court last week it would amend its whites-only membership rules to meet discrimination legislation.But in his letter, Hain said: "Now that the BNP have accepted they are at present an unlawful body, it would be perverse of you to maintain that they are just like any other democratically elected party. On their ownadmission, at present, they are not. "If you do not review the decision you may run the very serious risk of legal challenge in addition to the moral objections that I make. In my view, your approach is unreasonable, irrational and unlawful." The BBC says Griffins inclusion is based on obligations resulting fromthe partys success in winning two seats in European parliament elections Opposing Hate Speech this year. A spokesman said the corporation had set out its position on the Question Time decision and would respond to Hain "in due course". He added: "Our understanding is that if there was an election tomorrow By the BNP would be able to stand. "Our audiences, and the electorate, will make up their own minds about the different policies offered by elected Anthony Cortese politicians.“ But an opinion poll at the weekend found voters backed the BBC by 63% to 23%. (P95.54.COR)Guardian online - http://www.guardian.co.ukMonday 19th October 2009
  14. 14. In the News… Overweight Should Be Protected Attacking someone for being fat should be a hate crime, campaigners say. They want so-called "fat-ism" to be made illegal on the samegrounds as race, age and religion. A demonstration is being heldoutside the offices of the mayor of London asking him to lead the way in making sure employers do not discriminate.They want the UK to follow San Francisco where a law bans "fat- ism" in housing, employment and curbs doctors from pressingpatients to lose weight. Sondra Solway, a San Francisco lawyer, said: "The San Francisco ordnance says you may want to mention weight to the patient but if the patient says they do not want to talk about that then you are asked to respect those wishes." In the UK, size is not a protected characteristic under discrimination legislation. The campaigners, who belong to theSize Acceptance Movement, say surveys show 93% of employers would rather employ a thinner person than a fatter one even if Opposing Hate Speech they are equally qualified. Kathryn Szrodecki, who campaigns on behalf of overweight By people, said that in the UK fat people were stared at, pointed at, talked about and attacked. Anthony Cortese (P95.54.COR)BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukMonday 19th October 2009
  15. 15. In the News… Credit Card Terms To Be Curbed Some unfair credit card terms are to be outlawed under proposals being put forward by the government. It wants to stop card firms raising interest rates on existing debts and to prevent them raising someonesspending limit without authority. Monthly repayments mustbe used to pay off the most expensive debts first, and the size of minimum repayments will be raised to ensure faster debt repayment. The body representing UK card issuers said it wouldstudy the proposals. "We need to be able to demonstrate what impact these would have on consumer choice and the costs to customers of using credit cards," saidMelanie Johnson, chair of the UK Cards Association. "We will be reviewing the evidence and we expect the government to do the same. "These proposals risk disadvantaging more customers than they protect," she added. Fools Gold : How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted A Dream,The government said that credit and store companies had Shattered Global Markets And to "clean up their act" because the relationship between card companies and their customers was "unfair" and Unleashed A Catastrophe should be challenged. byBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk Gillian TettTuesday 27th October 2009 (On Order)
  16. 16. In the News… Credit Card Terms To Be Curbed Some unfair credit card terms are to be outlawed under proposals being put forward by the government. It wants to stop card firms raising interest rates on existing debts and to prevent them raising someonesspending limit without authority. Monthly repayments mustbe used to pay off the most expensive debts first, and the size of minimum repayments will be raised to ensure faster debt repayment. The body representing UK card issuers said it wouldstudy the proposals. "We need to be able to demonstrate what impact these would have on consumer choice and the costs to customers of using credit cards," saidMelanie Johnson, chair of the UK Cards Association. "We will be reviewing the evidence and we expect the government to do the same. "These proposals risk disadvantaging more customers than they protect," she added. Credit Risk Management :The government said that credit and store companies had Basic Concepts to "clean up their act" because the relationship between card companies and their customers was "unfair" and by should be challenged. Tony van Gestel & Bart BaesensBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukTuesday 27th October 2009 (HG3701.GES 2009 )
  17. 17. In the News…Bonus Ban And Sell-offs Forced On UK Banks As Part Of Bailout Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group are toface new restrictions on bonuses after receiving nearly £40bn more taxpayers money.While the two banks are being forced to sell off parts of theirbusinesses in return for the state aid under rules imposed by Brussels, the government has also extracted new commitments from the banks. The Treasury said that the banks would not be able to paycash bonuses for the 2009 financial year to any staff earning more than £39,000 and that members of the boards would defer all their bonus payments for this year until 2012. The move is intended to ensure that their "remuneration isbetter aligned with the long-term performance for their banks"and come ahead of an appearance by Sir David Walker, who is reviewing City pay and practices, before the Treasury Verdict On The Crash : select committee later today. Causes And Policy Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS, said the bonus Implicationsrequirements made it more difficult for the bank – which hasa large investment banking division – to recruit the right staff. edited byTelegraph Online- http://www.telegraph.co.uk Philip BoothTuesday 3rd November 2009 (HB3722.VER 2009)
  18. 18. InBythe News… Claims Of Sex Abuse Women Grow A huge rise in the number of children calling to report sexual abuse by women has been revealed by Childline. Over the past five years, the charity says the number of such calls has risen five times faster than youngsters reporting abuse by a man. Of 16,094 children who called Childline about sex abuse last year, 2,142 told of abuse by a woman, up 132% on 2004-5. Men still account for the majority of child abuse claims, but the NSPCC said female sex abuse was under-reported. This is because there is a reluctance or unwillingness on the part of professionals to acknowledge or identify sexual abuse by females, the charity suggested. The research follows the recent high-profile case of nursery worker Vanessa George, who abused children in her care. She was a member of an internet paedophile ring which included another woman. Childlines report did not claim that sexual abuse by women was Female Perpetrators Ofon the rise. It instead suggested that, as more boys were tendingto call its helpline, more cases were being reported. The research Child Sexual Abuse said nearly two-thirds (1,311) of the claims it received about sexabuse by a female involved the childs mother. Just over twice as By many victims (2,972) said they had been abused by their father - which amounted to 45% of calls about sex abuse by males. Thenumber of children claiming to have been abused by men grew by Rachael Broom 27% in the same four-year period.BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk (HV6570.BRO 2008)Monday 9th November 2009
  19. 19. In the News…Night Stalker Suspect Remanded A man charged with a series of rapes and assaults on elderly people in south-east London over 17 years has been remanded in custody.Delroy Grant, 52, of Brockley, is charged with five rapes, six indecentassaults and 11 burglaries. The charges relate to attacks alleged tohave happened between 1992 and 2009.Magistrates in Greenwich remanded him until Thursday. Mr Grant wasarrested as part of an operation to try to catch a man dubbed the "nightstalker".Operation Minstead was set up to investigate 108 crimes police believewere committed by the "night stalker". Detectives arrested Mr Grant inthe early hours of Sunday in a planned operation. Prosecutor DeniseClewes asked for him to be remanded back into police custody untilThursday as inquiries continue. She added "further charges are likely".Janet Lloyd, representing Mr Grant, made no application for bail. Hespoke in court only to confirm his name, age and date of birth. Forensicexperts are thought to be examining his home.Earlier this month the Metropolitan Police revealed that more than Rape Crisis : Responding To2,000 DNA samples had so far been obtained from suspects as part of Sexual Violencethe 12-year Operation Minstead inquiry, at a cost of £102,700. Mr Grantis due to appear again at Greenwich Magistrates Court on Thursday. ByBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukMonday 16th November 2009 Helen Jones and Kate Cook. (HV6558.JON 2008)
  20. 20. In the News… HIV Infections And Deaths Fall As Drugs Have ImpactGreater access to anti-retroviral drugs has helped cut the death toll from HIV by more than 10% over the past five years, latest figures show. .The World Health Organization and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) say an estimated 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with HIV. That figure is up from 33 million in 2007 because fewer are dying with HIV. The latest report also shows there has been a significant drop in the number of new HIV infections. UNAids and WHO say better access to powerful drug treatments has helped save many lives. The report estimates that since the availability of effective treatment in 1996, some 2.9 million lives have been saved.In total, almost 60 million people have been infected by HIV and Restoring Hope : Decent Care In 25 million people killed by causes related to the virus since the epidemic started. The Midst Of HIV/AIDSThe report also suggests that HIV prevention programmes have Edited by had a significant impact. It says new HIV infections have been Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Ted Karpf, Todd reduced by 17% over the past eight years. Ferguson, and Robin SwiftBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukTuesday 24th November 2009 (RC606.6.RES 2008)
  21. 21. In the News… Dubai Backed By UAE President As Markets Fall Again The president of the United Arab Emirates has moved to reassure the shaken nerves of investors. .Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan issued a statement saying the UAE economy was in a good condition. He also praised Dubais leader, saying he managed daily "achievements". TheSheikhs comments come after almost a week of market turmoil. It was sparked when Dubai World, Dubais highest-profile company, said it would reschedule part of its debts. Markets across the UAE have fallen sharply. The markets in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi fell by about 6% for the second day in a row. Qatars main index closed down 8.3%. But major Western markets appear to be steadying, with all the main European stock markets higher in morning trade on Tuesday. The UAE president said the Gulf region would not slip due to what he called the global financial crisis. Sheikh Khalifa also The Gulf : Challenges Of The praised the ruler of Dubai - who is also his UAE vice president, Future prime minister and defence minister - saying SheikhMohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his cabinet "face everymorning challenges, but plan and remove all obstacles to score by achievements". Dubai World has unveiled plans to restructure$26bn (£15.8bn) in debt, its first comment since the crisis began Emirates Center for Strategic last Wednesday. Studies and Research.BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.ukTuesday 1st December 2009 (DS247.A138.GUL)
  22. 22. In the newsSycophant Tony Blair used deceitto justify Iraq war, says former DPPTony Blair used "deceit" to persuadeparliament and the British people to supportwar in Iraq, Sir Ken Macdonald, the formerdirector of public prosecutions, said today.In an article in the Times, Macdonaldattacked Blair for engaging in "alarmingsubterfuge", for displaying "sycophancy"towards George Bush and for refusing toaccept that his decisions were wrong….Yesterday, in an interview with Fern Britton War of necessity, war ofbroadcast on BBC1, Blair said he would choice: a memoir of twohave backed an attack on Iraq even if he Iraq Warshad known that Saddam had no WMD. Richard N. HassThe Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk14 December 2009 DS79.764.U6.HAA 2009
  23. 23. In the newsUDA confirm guns decommissionedThe Ulster Defence Association (UDA) says it hasput its weapons beyond use.The decommissioning process is understood tohave taken place in recent weeks.The loyalist paramilitary group was five weeks awayfrom a government deadline to complete thedecommissioning of its weapons.Once this amnesty ended, any UDA weaponsdiscovered by police could have been forensicallytested and the evidence used in court.The UDA and the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) , acover name it used for its paramilitary activities, are Transforming the peace processsuspected of being behind 400 murders between in Northern Ireland: from1971 and 2001. terrorism to democratic politicsA second, and older loyalist group, the Ulster Aaron Edwards and StephenVolunteer Force (UVF) completed decommissioning Bloomer (eds.)in June last year. JZ5584.N75.TRA 2008BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk6 January 2010
  24. 24. In the newsBlair facing questions about Iraqdecisions at inquiryTony Blair is facing questions in public for thefirst time about taking the UK to war againstIraq.He will be quizzed by the Iraq war inquiry forsix hours on the build-up to the 2003 invasionand is expected to give a spirited defence ofhis actions.Controversial government dossiers justifyingaction will be discussed.… Mr Blairs biographer, Anthony Seldon,said: "Its a pivotal day for him, for the Britishpublic and for Britains moral authority in the Hide and seek: the searchworld." for truth in Iraq Charles DuelferBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk29 January 2010 DS79.76.DUE 2009
  25. 25. In the newsClegg sets conditions for Lib Dempost-election dealLiberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says hewill pose four "tests" to Labour and theConservatives if they try to seek his support ina hung Parliament.He said he would demand they commit toreform of the tax system, more spending oneducation for poorer children and a switch toa greener economy.The fourth requirement would be votingreform in Westminster, he added. Cabinets and coalitionHe did not say whether he would rather work bargaining: the democratic lifewith Labour or the Tories, but no pre-election cycle in Western Europe"deals" would be done. Kaare Strem, Wolfgang C.BBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk Müller and Torbjorn Bergman12 March 2010 JN94.A58.CAB 2008
  26. 26. In the newsInvestors to pay for prisonerrehabilitationPrivate investors will pay for a project torehabilitate prisoners and receive a return ontheir money if reoffending rates drop, under apioneering plan announced by thegovernment today which could eventually theway much welfare work is financed.The pilot scheme for the so-called socialimpact bonds will see investors pay £5mtowards intensive education and support forshort-term prisoners leaving Peterboroughprison in Cambridgeshire. A total of 3,000 will How offenders transform theirbe helped over six years by the St Giles Trust, liveswhich specialises in working with ex-offenders. Bonita M. Veysey, Johnna Christian and Damian J.The Guardian online: http://www.guardian.co.uk Martinez19 March 2010 HV9304.HOW 2009
  27. 27. In the newsUS and Russia announce deal tocut nuclear weaponsUS President Barack Obama and RussianPresident Dmitry Medvedev have agreed anew nuclear arms reduction treaty aftermonths of negotiations.The final agreement came in a phone callbetween the two leaders.The deal replaces the 1991 Strategic ArmsReduction Treaty, which expired inDecember. It will be signed in Prague on 8April, the White House said. Thinking about nuclearBoth sides agreed to cut their arsenals last weapons: principles, problems,year, but disagreements on verification have prospectsheld up a deal. Michael QuinlanBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk19 March 2010 U246.QUI 2009
  28. 28. In the news“Vote Clegg, get Brown” warns DavidCameronDavid Cameron has said a vote for Nick Clegg couldleave Britain “stuck” with Labour and only theConservatives can bring "real change".He said people were “fed up with the status quo” butwithout a decisive Tory win "fudge and division" wasrisked.Mr Clegg said it was “tired” to claim a Lib Dem votehelped another party and voters could “move in abig way”.… At a press conference in Cardiff on Mondaymorning, Mr Clegg said there was a “fluidity in this The politics of electoral reform:election which we havent seen for perhaps a changing the rules ofgeneration” and at only two other elections in the democracylast 30 years had there been “the sense that peoplemight move in a big way” – in 1983 and 1997. Alan RenwickBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk JF1001.REN 201019 April 2010
  29. 29. In the newsHuge DR Congo gold mine toopen, displacing 15,000Mining firm Randgold Resources says it isto begin mining Africas largestundeveloped gold deposit - in eastern DRCongo.The mine will require the re-location of15,000 people, but Randgold says theproject has the support of the governmentand the local community.The mine is thought to have a reserve ofabout 320 tonnes of gold, it says. It is asbig as any of the current mines in SouthAfrica, one of the worlds biggest gold Development & dispossession : the crisisproducers. of forced displacement and resettlement edited by Anthony Oliver-SmithBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk22 July 2010 HV640.DEV 2009
  30. 30. In the newsThe Spirit Level: how ideas wreckersturned book into political punchbagIt was an idea that seemed to unite the politicalclasses. Everyone from David Cameron to Labourleadership candidates Ed and David Miliband haveembraced a book by a pair of low-profile NorthYorkshire social scientists called The Spirit Level.Their 274-page book, a mix of "eureka!" insightsand statistical analysis, makes the arresting claimthat income inequality is the root of pretty muchevery social ill - murder, obesity, teenagepregnancy, depression. Inequality even limits lifeexpectancy itself, they said.But this summer, something has snapped and ifThe Spirit Level were a punchbag, the stuffing The spirit level : why greaterwould be coming out at the seams. A posse of equality makes societies strongerrightwing institutes has laid into the work with awave of brutal attacks. Richard Wilkinson and Kate PickettThe Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk14 August 2010 HM821.WIL 2010
  31. 31. In the newsUK cyber security plansessential for strong defenceCyber crime is now considered to beone of the biggest security threatsfacing the UK.On Monday, Home Secretary TheresaMay called it a "new and growing"danger and committed £500m totackling it. Meanwhile thegovernments newly-publishedNational Security Strategy categorisedit as a Tier 1 threat, putting it on a par Fatal system error : the huntwith international terrorism and major for the new crime lords whoaccidents. are bringing down the internetBBC News Online: http://news.bbc.co.uk Joseph Menn18 October 2010 HV6773.MEN 2010
  32. 32. In the newsImmigration cap not theanswer to cutting netmigration figure, say MPsThe Commons home affairs selectcommittee says the proposedannual cap on immigration due tocome into effect in April next yearwill cover fewer than 20% of long-term migrants to Britain. They say itwill make little difference to overallimmigration and may do serious Who needs migrant workers?damage to Britains knowledge Labour shortages, immigrationeconomy. and public policyThe Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk Martin Ruhs & Bridget AndersonWednesday 3 November 2010 HD8398.A2.WHO 2010
  33. 33. In the newsNato cuts to be backed byUK governmentThe government is backingproposals for radical changes toNatos command structure whichcould see big cuts in thenumbers of staff and commandbases. Ministers believe reformof the organisation is long-overdue and could save theMinistry of Defence tens ofmillions of pounds. NATO : in search of a visionWorld leaders are gathering fora Nato summit in Lisbon, Gülnur Aybet & Rebecca R.Portugal, on Friday. MooreBBC News Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1178184318 November 2010 UA646.3 NAT 2010
  34. 34. In the newsCancún climate changesummit: America playstoughAt the opening of the talks atCancún, the US climate negotiator,Jonathan Pershing, made clearAmerica wanted a "balancedpackage" from the summit.Thats diplomatic speak for a dealthat would couple the core issuesfor the developing world –agreement on climate finance,technology, deforestation – withUS demands for emissions, actions Post-Kyoto international climatefrom emerging economies and averifiable system of accounting for policy : implementing architecturesthose cuts. for agreementThe Guardian, www.guardian.co.uk Joseph E. Aldy and Robert N. StavinsTuesday 30 November 2010 QC903.POS 2010
  35. 35. In the newsSir Gus ODonnell to writedown rules of government forthe first timeSir Gus ODonnell, the head of thecivil service, will this week publish thefirst ever attempt to codify the rules ofgovernment in a "cabinet manual" thatis being seen as the first step towardsa written constitution.The draft document will set out in 11chapters the rules of governmentformation, the relationship between themonarchy, the judiciary and Repairing British politics: aWestminster government and how blueprint for constitutionalcabinet decision-making shouldoperate. It is expected to be published changetomorrow. Richard GordonThe Guardian, www.guardian.co.ukMonday 13 December 2010 KD3934.GOR 2010
  36. 36. In the newsSouthern Sudan referendum:Massive vote to splitWith most votes counted in SouthernSudans referendum, 99% of peoplehave opted for independence fromthe north, officials say.Official results are due next monthbut correspondents say the outcomeof the week-long poll is not in doubt.The results were published ona website published by the Southern Sudan Referendum the Sudan : Darfur and Commis and officials have confirmed they failure of an African state Richard Cockettare genuine. DT159.6.D27.COC 2010BBC News Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-1225269921 January 2011
  37. 37. In the news Day of departure rally in EgyptThousands of Egyptians are gatheringagain in Cairo to stage a "day ofdeparture" for President Hosni Mubarak.There is an increased army presence inTahrir Square, after days of unrest thathas led to hundreds of casualties.Egypts Vice-President Omar Suleimanhas appealed for calm and urged theprotesters to accept Mr Mubarakspledge that he will not stand for electionagain. But it has now emerged that theWhite House has been in talks with MrSuleiman about how Egypt can beginmaking a "meaningful transition" to a Egypt and the politics of changedemocratic government that addresses in the Arab Middle Eastthe aspirations of the Egyptian people. Robert BowkerBBC News Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-123628264 February 2011 JQ3831.BOW 2010
  38. 38. In the news China overtakes Japan as worlds second-biggest economyJapans economy was worth $5.474 trillion(£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010, figuresfrom Tokyo have shown. Chinas economywas closer to $5.8 trillion in the same period.Japan has been hit by a drop in exports andconsumer demand, while China has enjoyeda manufacturing boom.At its current rate of growth, analysts seeChina replacing the US as the worlds topeconomy in about a decade.The US economy is currently almost threetimes the size of the Chinese economy indollar terms. The UKs economy is estimated The economy of Chinato be the worlds sixth largest. Linda YeuhBBC News Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-1242732114 February 2011 HC427.92.YUE 2010
  39. 39. In the news HSBC sees full year profits more than doubleHSBC, Europes biggest bank, hasreported pre-tax profits of $19bn(£11.8bn) for 2010, more than doublethe $7.1bn figure for 2009.Losses from bad debts fell to $14bn in2010, from $26bn in 2009.However, analysts said the results hadfallen short of expectations, sendingshares down 5%. The future of moneyBBC News Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-1259122328 February 2011 Mary Mellor HG230.3.MEL 2010
  40. 40. In the newsChina boosts foreigninvestment in Latin AmericaForeign investment in Latin Americagrew by about 40% in 2010 to $113bn(£69bn), a UN study has said.The fastest growing investor in theregion was China, which barelyregistered between 2006 and 2009,but now accounts for 9% of the total.The report was released by the UN’sEconomic Commission for Latin China and the world economyAmerica and the Caribbean (ECLAC). David Greenaway, Chris Milner and Shujie YaoBBC News online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-132943605 May 2011 HF1604.CHI 2010
  41. 41. In the news Gaza Strip holds first marathonThe Gaza Strip has held its first-evermarathon, with the 42km (26 miles)course running the full length of the smallcoastal territory.The marathon raised $1m (£600,000) fora summer camp for Gaza children.The race was the brainchild of AustralianGemma Connell, who works for the UNRelief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Palestine inside out : an everyday occupationThe agency helps Palestinian refugees. Saree MakdisiBBC News online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-132982315 May 2011 DS119.76.MAK 2010
  42. 42. In the newsThe Coalition and theConstitution by VernonBogdanor – review‘… In form it is an analytical study ofthe coalitions impact on theconstitution; in fact, it is the literaryequivalent of a mortar shell fired atthe Cameron-Clegg commandcentre.’ The coalition and the constitutionThe Guardian Vernon Bogdanorhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/15/coalition-constitution-vernon-bogdanor-review14 May 2011 JN238.BOG 2011
  43. 43. In the newsCroatia cleared for EUmembership in 2013Croatia has been given the go-aheadto become a member of the EuropeanUnion, and is likely to join in 2013, theEuropean Commission has said.Commission President Jose ManuelBarroso said he would recommendEU nations wrap up talks and prepareto greet Croatia as the 28th member Regime change in the Yugoslavstate. successor states : divergentCroatia will be the second ex- paths toward a new EuropeYugoslav country after Slovenia to Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynskijoin.BBC News online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13725558 DR1255.BOD 201010 June 2011
  44. 44. In the news Half a million displaced as Khartoum moves to crush Sudans Nuba peopleFierce new fighting along Sudans volatilenorth-south divide is raising deep concern forthe safety of the Nuba people, the forgottenvictims of the countrys long-running civil warwho are once again under attack bygovernment forces and militias.The fighting has significantly increased thechances that the Comprehensive PeaceAgreement (CPA) that ended the civil war sixyears ago will collapse, reigniting a north- Land, governance,south war and ending all hopes of peaceful conflict & the Nuba ofpartition when oil-rich South Sudan formally Sudandeclares itself independent on 9 July. Guma Kunda KomeyThe Guardian, 18 June 2011http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/18/sudan-khartoum-displaced-nuba? HD977.Z7.KOM 2010INTCMP=SRCH
  45. 45. In the newsHague calls for Syria to endcrackdown after UN statementForeign secretary William Hagueurged the "discredited" Syrian regimeto end its violent repression as theUnited Nations Security Counciladopted a statement condemningattacks on civilians and widespreadhuman rights abuses.Prompted by an intensification of the The struggle for power inthree-month-old bloody crackdown Syria: politics and societyagainst anti-government protests, the under Asad and the Bathinternational body agreed the wording. PartyThe Guardian, 4 August 2011 Nikolaos van Damhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/03/syrian-regime-un-security-council DS98.2.DAM 2011
  46. 46. In the newsEurozone crisis: Cameron and Merkel stress friendshipThe UK PM and German chancellormet in Berlin to discuss the eurozonecrisis and issues including Iran andSyria.Mrs Merkel said they did "not makeprogress" on plans for a Europeanfinancial transactions tax.But Mr Cameron, who argues any suchtax must be global, said they were Europe and the financial crisis"good friends" who wanted Europe to Ed. Pompeo Della Posta, Leilasucceed.BBC News online Simona Talanihttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15782854 HB3782.EUR 201118 November 2011
  47. 47. In the news Russias anti-Putin protests growRussia’s anti-government protest movement hasgathered momentum as tens of thousands ofpeople said they were prepared to take to thestreets this weekend in the biggest challenge toVladamir Putins rule.With concern inside the Kremlin growing, Putinand Dmitry Medvedev, Russias president, mettheir security council, including the interior anddefence ministers, the head of the federal securityservice (FSB) and the countrys foreign intelligencechief, to discuss the situation.The movement was triggered by a disputed The politics of protestparliamentary election result that protesters say in hybrid regimes :wildly overstated the popularity of Putins United managing dissent inRussia party. post-communist Russia Graeme B. RobertsonThe Guardian, 7 Dec 2011http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/07/russia-anti-putin-protest-grow DK510.763.ROB 2011
  48. 48. In the newsMigrant workers will need to earn atleast £35,000 to qualify for settlementin the UKHome Secretary Theresa May said thechange - from April 2016 - would help cutthe number of non-Europeans and theirdependants granted settlement each yearfrom 60,000 to 20,000.The pay threshold will apply to peoplewanting to remain permanently after more The politics ofthan five years working in the UK. international migrationThose who dont qualify will be ordered to managementleave the UK after six years. ed. Martin Geiger andBBC News online Antoine Pécoud.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-1720429729 February 2012 JV6271.POL 2010
  49. 49. In the news Budget 2012: IFS casts doubt on Osbornes arithmeticBritains leading independent experts on taxand spending cast doubt on GeorgeOsborne’s budget arithmetic today as theywarned that an extra 1.3m people on"relatively modest incomes" would have topay 40% tax on their incomes over thecoming years.As the political row continued over thechancellors decision to scrap the 50%income tax band, the Institute for FiscalStudies said the impact of the decision was Tax by design : the Mirrlees"uncertain" and the overall package could Reviewresult in a bigger giveaway than the Treasury Edited by Institute for Fiscalhad intended. Studies (IFS) and JamesThe Guardian, 22 March 2012 Mirrleeshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/22/budget-ifs-doubt-osborne-arithmetic HJ2619.TAX 2011
  50. 50. In the news Egypts Muslim Brotherhood to field presidential candidateThe Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt hasannounced it will field a candidate in theupcoming presidential elections, despite apledge not to take part in the contest.The Brotherhood had vowed in the wake of the2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarakthat it would not field a presidential candidateso as to not monopolise power. But abreakdown in relations with Scaf, the militaryjunta that rules Egypt, and the emergence of The struggle for Egypt: fromstrong Islamist candidates are believed to be Nasser to Tahrir Squarebehind Saturdays announcement that thegroups second in command, Khairat al-Shater, Steven A. Cookwould stand for election. DT107.827.COO 2011Guardian, 01 April 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/01/egypt-muslim-brotherhood-presidential-candidate
  51. 51. In the news The serious business of creating a happier worldA historic event took place just beforeEaster, the first ever United Nationsconference on happiness with morethan 600 delegates including leadersand representatives from nationsaround the world.This was the first major step forward ina process which began last summer,when the resolution Happiness:towards a holistic approach to Social happiness : theorydevelopment was unanimously into policy and practiceadopted by the UN General Assembly. Neil ThinThe Guardian, 11 April 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/united-nations-happiness-conference-bhutan?INTCMP=SRCH HN17.5.THI 2012
  52. 52. In the news UN threatens Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions over border conflictThe UN security council has unanimouslyapproved a resolution threatening non-military sanctions against Sudan and SouthSudan if they do not stop the escalatingviolence on their border and return tonegotiations.China, which is a major oil buyer from bothcountries, and Russia traditionally oppose The root causes of Sudans civilsanctions but voted in favour of the US- wars : peace or trucedrafted resolution on Wednesday. Douglas JohnsonThe Guardian, 03 May 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/02/un-threatens-sudans-sanctions- DT157.67.JOH 2011border-war
  53. 53. In the newsShades of the past as peopleflee fighting in Congos KivuprovincesAfter three years of tentative peacein the restive Kivu provinces ineastern Democratic Republic of theCongo (DRC), people are onceagain on the move. Violence hasflared between a group of recidivistrebels and the national army, Dancing in the glory ofsending thousands fleeing to monsters : the collapse ofcamps within the country and over the Congo and the greatthe border to Rwanda and Uganda. war of Africa Jason K. Stearns.The Guardian, 18 May 2012http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/may/18/fighting-congo- DT658.26.STE 2011kivu-provinces
  54. 54. In the news Lord Coe defends sponsorship of London OlympicsLord Coe has staunchly defended thesponsorship of the London Olympicsby fast food and soft drinks companies,arguing that the investment by brandssuch as Coca-Cola and McDonalds isessential to making the event asuccess.Coe said the financial reality of hostingan Olympic Games meant that it isimpossible to expect the event to bedelivered without significant The Palgrave handbook ofcommercial support. Olympic studies Edited by Helen Lenskyj andThe Guardian, 22 June 2012www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/22/lord-coe-sponsorship- Stephen Wagglondon-olympics GV721.5.PAL 2012

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