All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘U.K.’

Ashley Judd Pens Powerful Essay Against Twitter Trolls, Sharing Her Experiences of Rape and Incest

Ashley Judd drew the line in the sand this week after having had enough of Twitter trolls. In retaliation for offensive tweets directed at the Ashley Judd after she posted her own tweet during the SEC Basketball Championship, in which her beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats were playing and won, the actress penned a powerful essay about violence against women, …

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Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies

Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday May 31 after suffering from a short illness. Soames was 91 years old. Soames was born Mary Spencer-Churchill on September 15, 1922. She was the youngest child of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Churchill, born …

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Prince William & Prince Charles Make Wildlife Plea

Prince William and Prince Charles have teamed up to publicize the devastating effects of the illegal wildlife trade in a video they released today, in an effort to stop the trade and killing of the world’s wildlife species. The duo’s plea included urging people to show their support for organizations working to stop the exchange of illegal wildlife around the …

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Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery

It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now it appears that obesity is becoming a larger problem in the UK as well. A new study recently published in …

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The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are witnessed almost instantly. As Somali raiders armed with assault rifles approach a merchant ship, the crew blasts “… Baby One …

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Identical Triplets Beat the Odds

One baby is a miracle. Two is a surprise. And three? Well, three is just simply amazing. Karen and Ian Gilbert already had one beautiful child, Faye, and when they found out that Karen was pregnant again they were very excited. They assumed that they would only be having one baby, and the thought never crossed their minds that they …

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Smoking Could be Banned in UK Prisons

A smoking ban has been proposed for prisons in the U.K., and several prisons in the U.K. will participate in a pilot program to see how inmates respond to such a ban. The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced the program on Friday that will ban smoking and all other tobacco products from selected jails. The proposal comes after non-smokers have …

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Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron

As the U.S. Congress debates the merits of bombing Syria, the British Prime Minister is also pushing the case for intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Speaking at the G20 summit today in Saint Petersburg, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asserted that new tests have turned up positive for sarin gas in Syria. According to The Gurardian, Cameron stated that …

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Google’s Subscription Music Service Lands in Europe

Nearly three months after it went live in the U.S. and a few weeks after it came to Australia and New Zealand, Google has just launched its Play Music All Access subscription-based streaming service in a bunch of European countries. A new international availability page shows that Music All Access is now available in 12 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, …

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Twitter Looks to Make It Easier to Report Abusive Behavior in Wake of Controversy

Last month, we all got to see just how brutal online abuse can be when a feminist activist was subjected to some pretty serious threats due to her outspoken position on women on English currency (or the lack thereof). Of course, we know that people on the internet can be pretty nasty to one another – but this was something …

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Google Glass to Be Banned for Drivers in the U.K.?

Google has yet to offer its new wearable tech, Google Glass, in the U.K. – but the Department of Transport has already decided to set in motion a ban of the device for drivers. Here’s what a Department of Transport spokesperson told Stuff: We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the Police …

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Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. The move came in response to criticisms that women were being ignored and excluded from appearing on England’s currency. And …

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