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Christopher Tappin, UK businessman extradited to US, granted bail by Texas judge

Christopher Tappin, 65, from southeast London, will be released from Otero Prison in the New Mexico desert later this week after District Judge David Briones overturned Monday an earlier decision denying him bail due to flight risk.

UK media regulator Ofcom to probe Sky News over email hacking

Earlier this month Sky News admitted hacking into the accounts of John Darwin, the “canoe man” accused of faking his own death in 2002, Darwin’s wife Anne, as well as the account of a suspected paedophile.

Mensa accepts 4-year-old genius with IQ just below Einstein

Heidi Hankins, from Winchester UK, has not even begun school and is nearly as smart as Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein says Mensa.
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4-year-old Heidi Hankins has not even attended school, yet her IQ ranks nearly as high as Einstein. (Mensa IQ test/Screengrab)
A 4-year-old British girl was accepted by Mensa after scoring 159 on an IQ test - just short of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

UK banks and insurers blacklist cluster munition makers

Major banks and insurers in the United Kingdom have halted business with a dozen companies that make cluster bombs, according to the Guardian.

US teen Shawn Tyson guilty of murdering two UK tourists

The jury was told that Shawn Tyson had boasted to friends of killing James Cooper and James Kouzaris as they pleaded for their lives.

US, France & UK consider tapping emergency oil reserves

Speculation about the release of oil stocks helped push the cost of benchmark Brent crude down on Wednesday, with prices dropping 1.3 percent to $123.93 in afternoon trading in London.

Société Générale wins damages from UK tabloid

Neither Société Générale nor the Mail on Sunday revealed the amount of damages awarded, which the bank says it will donate to charity.
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There's plenty of ambulances out most nights in British towns as the heavy-drinking culture in this country leads to health emergencies and violence. (Matt Cardy/AFP/Getty Images)
"You were sufficiently competent to climb at least a 5-foot-barricade."

Ex-Russian banker German Gorbuntsov in critical condition after London shooting

German Gorbuntsov was entering a block of flats close to Canary Wharf in east London when a gunman open fire with a sub-machine gun.
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