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UK agents destroyed hard drives over Snowden leaks

UK agents oversaw the destruction of the Guardian's hard drives in an apparent bid to prevent Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, says the editor.

Charles Saatchi admits to assaulting Nigella Lawson

Art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted to assault and accepted a police caution after photos showed him grasping Nigella Lawson by the throat.

Queen bestows honours on Stella McCartney and ‘God particle’ scientist

Queen Elizabeth II has bestowed the bi-annual British honours. Recipients included a fashion designer, an illustrator and a scientist.

London’s Olympic security under renewed scrutiny

The UK's Olympic security plans have come under fresh scrutiny after several people on a terror watch list were waved through airport border controls.

Visa blocks WikiLeaks payments again

Visa has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks again after a payment processor briefly accepted money transfers to the anti-secrecy site.

WikiLeaks posts huge encrypted file to the web

WikiLeaks has posted a huge encrypted file, sparking speculation that those behind the organisation may be prepared to release more information.

Medieval African possibly found buried in Britain

A 13th century skeleton unearthed on the grounds of a friary may be the earliest physical evidence that Africans lived in England in medieval times.

Delays, but no travel chaos after air scare

Bags were painstakingly checked, babies were frisked, and in-flight screens showing a plane's location and flight path had to be switched off.

Scientists: 2007 could be hottest year on record

A resurgent El Nino and persistently high levels of greenhouse gases are likely to make 2007 the world's hottest year ever recorded, climate scientists said on Thursday. The warmest year on record is 1998, an El Nino year when the average global temperature was 0,52 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average of 14 degrees.

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