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UK Islamic TV channel fined for inciting violence

Britain's broadcasting watchdog on Wednesday fined an Islamic television channel £85,000 ($133,000, 99,700 euros) after a presenter said anyone disrespecting the Prophet Mohammed should be killed. Ofcom ruled that Noor TV, which broadcasts on Sky, had breached broadcasting codes by inciting violence during a programme aired on May 3 last year. The watchdog said the size of the fine reflected the seriousness of the channel's transgression, but stopped short of revoking its licence.

Britain proposes airwaves shake-up to meet broadband demand

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's telecoms regulator is proposing to change the way it will allocate the next batch of airwaves to be made available to mobile operators facing burgeoning demand for mobile data. Telecoms operators have previously paid billions of pounds to secure long leases on the best chunks of airwaves, known as the real estate of the mobile industry, most recently in the 4G auction.

English FA aware of suspicious betting in minor league

LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association (FA) said on Friday it had become aware of suspicious betting on English sixth-tier matches and has called for those with information to come forward. The English governing body released a statement saying it would be contacting clubs who play in the Conference South division to advise them of the findings and ask them to remind players and officials of their responsibilities.

Olympics-Basketball gain reprieve over UK Sport funding

LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - British basketball has earned a reprieve over the UK Sport decision to cut all its elite funding in the build-up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics although the outlooks still looks bleak for the country's volleyball and table tennis players. Basketball was one of several big losers in UK Sport's December budget announcement which showed an overall 11 percent rise in funding for the Rio Games compared to London 2012.
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