New law ‘needed to protect secrets’

Anti-terror laws should be strengthened to prevent leaks of official secrets, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Blair tells the BBC.

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Amanda Knox won’t return to Italy

Amanda Knox was convicted in 2009 of murdering her roommate, then acquitted in 2011 for “lack of evidence.” Now Italy plans to retry her.

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U.N. force: 82 child soldiers saved

Scores of child soldiers, some of them as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. mission in the African nation said.

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ECP accounts: Auditor general points out irregularities worth Rs120m

ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has pointed financial irregularities worth around Rs120 million in the accounts of the Election Commission Pakistan (ECP), Express News reported on Sunday.  According to the AGP, the commission had got all election-related printing done from only one printer named Pakistan Post Printing Foundation (PPPF) without opening a tender for public bidding. The ECP had spent Rs49.2 ...

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BBC plans ‘bonfire’ of bureaucracy

BBC director general Tony Hall says he will light a “bonfire of the boards” at the corporation, in an attempt to cut bureaucracy and stimulate creativity.

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Why shouldn’t Marissa Mayer look hot?

Yes — Marissa Mayer posed for Vogue. Her skin is creamy, her hair perfect. She looks gorgeous. It’s not surprising; it’s Vogue.

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NHS pay offs top £1bn, says Labour

Labour accuse the government of wasting £1.4bn on NHS redundancy packages, but ministers say they have to cut an “over-bloated bureaucracy”.

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Mugabe sworn in for another term

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be sworn in for another term Thursday following disputed elections.

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