Deborah Haynes
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/ 17 January 2007

UK police probe Big Brother threats in racism row

Police are investigating threats against Celebrity Big Brother housemates after an outburst of public concern over alleged racist bullying of Indian Bollywood siren Shilpa Shetty on the British show. Almost 10 000 viewers have complained about the treatment of Shetty (31) who has been called a ”dog” since the reality television series started barely two weeks ago.

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/ 22 December 2006

Man charged with UK prostitute murders

A man is due to appear in court on Friday charged with murdering five prostitutes in eastern England in less than two months, in a case that has gripped Britain. Steven Wright is accused of killing Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls, whose naked bodies were found dumped at rural locations round the town of Ipswich.

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/ 13 October 2006

UK troops worsen problems in Iraq

Britain’s top army commander said British troops in Iraq should be withdrawn soon because their presence was exacerbating security problems in the country, according to a British newspaper. General Richard Dannatt also told the Daily Mail in an interview published on Friday that Britain’s Iraq venture was aggravating the security threat elsewhere in the world.

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/ 29 June 2006

Tennis-mad tourists out in force at Wimbledon

With a punnet of strawberries in one hand and a glass of Pimms in the other, tennis-mad tourists from as far away as Japan, China and even Australia are out in force at Wimbledon this week. The foreign supporters, who also include a strong United States contingent, cheer on their fellow countrymen and women, while soaking up the atmosphere.

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/ 3 May 2006

Republicans push to end monarchy in UK

Britain’s Prince Charles may have a fight on his hands when the time comes to inherit the crown from his elderly mother, Queen Elizabeth II, if a growing band of republicans has its way. The movement wants to swap the monarchy for an elected head of state, effectively making Charles and the rest of the royal family redundant.