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BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims

BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims | Political world | Scoop.it
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti (pictured), whose play Behzti was pulled in 2004 after it sparked Sikh protests, has accused the Corporation of tampering with her work because of a 'fear-ridden culture'.
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Wind farm contracts to increase energy bills for families - Telegraph

Wind farm contracts to increase energy bills for families - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
Millions of families face higher energy bills because of a “shocking” catalogue of errors made by the Government when it awarded contracts for expensive offshore wind farms, MPs will disclose today.
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Benefits cap: seven million families hit

Benefits cap: seven million families hit | Political world | Scoop.it
Plans to increase benefits by less than inflation will make seven million families – half of Britain's working households – worse off by an average of £165 a year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Why Are Gas Prices So High?

Why Are Gas Prices So High? | Political world | Scoop.it
High gas prices are caused by high oil prices, which are usually caused by supply and demand. More recently, high gas prices have been caused by oil futures speculation.
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Instagram reassures users over terms of service after massive outcry

Instagram reassures users over terms of service after massive outcry | Political world | Scoop.it
Photography app's co-founder seeks to prevent losing users in statement promising that Instagram does not own user content
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HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system | Political world | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: DOJ officials unblinkingly insist that the banking giant is too powerful and important to subject to the rule of law
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HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations

HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations | Political world | Scoop.it
Bank guilty of 'blatant failure' to implement money-laundering controls and wilfully flouted sanctions, US prosecutors say
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HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal

HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal | Political world | Scoop.it
HSBC will pay US authorities $1.9bn (£1.2bn) in a settlement over a money-laundering probe, say reports, the largest amount ever in such a case.
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The Next Step in the Islamic Wave

The Next Step in the Islamic Wave | Political world | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining power in several countries since the Arab Spring. The rise of Islamist power in the Middle East is culturally and politically complex.  This interactive lets the user click on selected countries to see how groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas are impacting them politically. 

 

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Revealed: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online

Revealed: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online | Political world | Scoop.it
Zhao Hongxia (pictured) was allegedly hired by a construction company to extort favourable contracts from district party chief Lei Zhengfu in the scandal-hit city of Chongqing.
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Israel authorises settler homes

Israel authorises settler homes | Political world | Scoop.it
Israel is to build 3,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a day after the UN upgraded the Palestinians' status.
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UN upgrades Palestinians' status

UN upgrades Palestinians' status | Political world | Scoop.it
The UN General Assembly votes to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status, a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US.
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Protesters lose 12-year fight for Jesmond Dene rights of way

Protesters lose 12-year fight for Jesmond Dene rights of way | Political world | Scoop.it
LAND campaigners have lost a 12-year battle over a historic patch of land.
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The tax man is watching you: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year

The tax man is watching you: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year | Political world | Scoop.it
Taxpayers' personal data, including records of web sites they have visited and where their mobile phone calls are made, is being viewed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on an increasingly frequent basis.
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US banks' multi-billion dollar payouts to settle housing bust claims

US banks' multi-billion dollar payouts to settle housing bust claims | Political world | Scoop.it
American banks struck two multi-billion dollar settlements yesterday to end claims connected to the housing bust which triggered the financial crisis and plunged the US into recession.
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The king of con-men

The king of con-men | Political world | Scoop.it
LOCH KATRINE is an unlikely birthplace for a master criminal. The slice of pristine water stretches through the heart of Scotland’s Loch Lomond national park,...
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How the £300bn a year wholesale gas market operates

How the £300bn a year wholesale gas market operates | Political world | Scoop.it
Energy companies traditionally buy their future needs with contracts lasting three or more years and costing billions
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For the murder of Pat Finucane, an apology is not enough

For the murder of Pat Finucane, an apology is not enough | Political world | Scoop.it
Beatrix Campbell: We need a public inquiry to establish who sanctioned the British state's role in feeding intelligence to loyalist paramilitaries
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Telecoms watch / Draft Communications Data Bill cannot proceed - Nick Clegg -

Telecoms watch / Draft Communications Data Bill cannot proceed - Nick Clegg - | Political world | Scoop.it
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Hospital boss got £400k pay-off

Hospital boss got £400k pay-off | Political world | Scoop.it
The ex-head of the first private firm to run a Cambridgeshire NHS hospital denies he was sacked and reveals he had a £400,000 pay-off.
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Bo Xilai: power, death and politics - FT.com

Bo Xilai: power, death and politics - FT.com | Political world | Scoop.it
As the cyanide took effect, Neil Percival Heywood must have looked around at the tacky photos of trees and waterfalls on the mustard-coloured wallpaper and wondered how he ever got involved in the vicious world of Chinese politics.
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NHS paid £6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust

NHS paid £6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust | Political world | Scoop.it
One of the Birmingham doctors, Dr Vijay Bathla, was paid £809,053 thanks to contracts that were intended to improve services and provide greater patient choice.
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Police baffled by mysterious death of millionaire Russian supergrass

Police baffled by mysterious death of millionaire Russian supergrass | Political world | Scoop.it
A supergrass who was helping prosecutors uncover a multi-million pound money laundering scheme used by corrupt officials in Russia has died in mysterious circumstances outside his Surrey home, i can reveal.
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The man who exposed China's sex tape scandal

The man who exposed China's sex tape scandal | Political world | Scoop.it
The BBC Beijing bureau interviews Zhu Ruifeng, the journalist credited with exposing Chinese official Lei Zhengfu in the midst of a sex-tape scandal.
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Families battle over Whickham Highway homes plan

Families battle over Whickham Highway homes plan | Political world | Scoop.it
CAMPAIGNING residents will today fight against plans to build homes on greenbelt land. Gateshead council bosses are considering building 2,900 homes across 22 sites as part of a planning document put together with Newcastle council.
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