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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers - court papers

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LONDON - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.

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Rebekah Brooks to return to News Corp to run social media news agency - FT 01 Mar 2015

- Former editor of the now-defunct tabloid News of the World, Rebekah Brooks is all set to make a comeback to her alma mater News Corp. , to run its social media news agency Storyful, the Financial Times reported.

CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria - media 01 Mar 2015

ISTANBUL - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before travelling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. | Video

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UK government rejects calls for higher diesel tax to cut pollution 01 Mar 2015

LONDON - The British government rejected calls on Sunday to raise taxes on diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution but said it will consider a national network of low-emission zones.

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Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' 28 Feb 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. | Video

Exclusive - One in 10 bankers scraps bid for top UK job as vetting gets tougher 01 Mar 2015

LONDON - More than one in 10 people picked for the top jobs in British finance pull out during a regulatory vetting process which has got tougher since the financial crisis.

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Clegg to rule out coalition deal over Cameron's EU vote vow - Sun 28 Feb 2015

LONDON - British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is ready to rule out a new coalition with the Conservatives over its plan to hold a European Union referendum, The Sun newspaper said on Saturday.

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Thousands protest against march of UK branch of German anti-Islam PEGIDA 28 Feb 2015

NEWCASTLE, England - Around 2,000 people protested on Saturday in Newcastle, northeast England, against a march held by the British branch of Germany's anti-Islam group PEGIDA which drew up to 400 people, a Reuters witness said.

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Britain must strengthen defence against Russia, says former spy chief 28 Feb 2015

LONDON - Britain must spend more on its defence budget in order to be able to protect itself and its allies from the increasing threat posed by Russia, the former head of the foreign intelligence service said.

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UK government pledges more powers for Wales as devolution debate rumbles on 28 Feb 2015

LONDON - Britain set out plans on Friday to give Wales greater powers, including to issue bonds and control fracking licences, in a further step to dismantle its centralised system of government.