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London School Says Students Abused By U.S. Teacher

(LONDON) — A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month. 248 more words

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Art kills
and builds
levels all fields
strips power
from the unworthy
and thieves.
Art does not
overcharge
take advantage
of the market. 60 more words

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Today is day #114 with 251 days left in 2014.

Random celebrity birth: In 1620 English statistician John Graunt.

Random celebrity death: In 1852 Russian poet Vasily Zhukovsky. 34 more words

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China, U.K. Sign Co-Production Treaty

HONG KONG – China and the U.K. finally signed a long-awaited bilateral co-production on film.

The treaty was signed Wednesday in Beijing by U.K. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Vice Minister Tong Gang of the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television (SARFT). 277 more words

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UK's anti-EU party launches European election campaign amid racism row

UKIP, Britain’s anti-EU party, launched its campaign for next month’s European elections on Tuesday, fending off accusations from rival lawmakers that its pre-election posters were racist.With polls showing the UK Independence Party will come second ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives in the May 22 election but behind the opposition Labour Party, UKIP hopes to attract enough extra votes to win the ballot outright.Nigel Farage, the party’s leader, has said such a victory would trigger a “political earthquake”, putting UKIP in a position to win its first seats in the British parliament in 2015 and piling pressure on the three main parties to sever Britain’s ties with the European Union. 12 more words

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Scottish independence campaign gaining ground: Polls

Recent polls have revealed that support for Scottish independence is gaining among voters five months before the September referendum that could lead to Scotland’s secession from the United Kingdom.An ICM poll for today’s Scotland newspaper on Sunday showed support for independence stands at 39 percent, while opposition has dropped four points to 42%. 59 more words

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