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Vladimir Putin ‘probably’ approved murder of ex-KGB agent

A British inquiry has concluded that the Russian president probably approved an intelligence operation to murder Alexander Litvinenko.

France accuses Spanghero heads for passing horsemeat as beef

France says managers at French firm Spanghero were responsible for passing off horsemeat as beef.

Security company apologises for security failure ahead of Olympics

The head of private security firm G4S said on Saturday his firm only realised just over a week ago it would not be able to supply enough venue guards.

More pomp and pageantry mark finale of Jubilee celebrations

Cheering crowds have thronged the streets of London for the grand finale to four days of festivities marking Queen Elizabeth's diamond Jubilee.

UK court rules Assange can be extradited over alleged sex crimes

Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

London police target street gangs six months after riots

London's police have begun a crackdown on street gangs which UK politicians blamed for the August riots, the worst disorder Britain saw in decades.

Desperate British women turn to prostitution

British students, faced with government austerity measures, are turning to prostitution, gambling and other dangerous pursuits to fund their studies.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to learn extradition fate

A UK court will rule today on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over alleged sexual crimes.

Occupy London protesters set up camp

About 250 protesters set up camp outside St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London on Sunday, promising to occupy the site indefinitely.

UK police arrest 100 after London riots

More shops were looted on a second night of clashes in London and nine more police hurt as disorder spread after police killed a man during an arrest.

No fanfare for second British royal wedding

Britain's second royal wedding will be far removed from the lavish pomp that surrounded the nuptials of her Prince William and Catherine.

UK cops: Terror was bigger priority than phone hacking

At a hearing on Britain's phone hacking scandal, top cops told lawmakers they had been too busy preventing terrorism to probe the abuse properly.

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!