BRITAIN: ‘ UK Scientists apply for license to play at being God on human embryo’s ‘

#AceNewsReport – Sept.18: UK scientists have applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos for the first time as part of research into the earliest stage of human development.

Stem cell scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have asked the government’s fertility regulator for a license to perform controversial genome editing on human embryos.

Researchers hope the experiments will help scientists to learn more about genes in the first few days of human fertilization.

Chinese researchers became the first researchers in the world to announce they had altered the DNA of human embryos in April.

The news prompted a fresh debate over the ethics of cheap and simple new genetic techniques, dubbed genome editing, which enable scientists to modify human genes.

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‘ British Royals Return to Runnymede where Magna Carta sealed 800 years ago’

#AceNewsReport – LONDON (Reuters):June.12: Queen Elizabeth will return on Monday to the setting where 800 years ago one of her predecessors accepted the Magna Carta, the English document that put limits on the power of the crown for the first time and laid the foundation for modern freedoms.

The Magna Carta, Latin for “Great Charter“, was ratified by King John of England in June 1215, at Runnymede, about 20 miles west of London, after an uprising by his barons. It established certain rights of the English people and placed the monarch under the rule of law.

Not only does it form the bedrock of Britain’s constitutional freedoms, it was the basis for the U.S. Bill of Rights, the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Three of its 63 clauses remain on Britain’s statute book.

“The relevance of the Magna Carta in the 21st century is that it is the foundation of liberty,” said Robert Worcester, chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Committee.

The queen, who is Patron of the Magna Carta Trust, will attend an official ceremony at Runnymede on Monday to commemorate the anniversary. So will other members of the royal family, including her grandson, Prince William, who is second in line for the throne.

A new art installation will be opened and the American Bar Association’s Magna Carta Memorial, which was erected in 1957, will be re-dedicated.

The Magna Carta came into being during a period of great political upheaval in England. Conflict had erupted among King John, his nobles and the English church.

In essence a peace deal, it was sealed by John on June 19, 1215, following five days of negotiation with his barons. The most famous and significant of its clauses were 39 and 40, which stated that not even the monarch was above the law.

“LAW OF THE LAND”

They read:No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.

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‘ Woman Fired for answering Lesbian Churches Question’

#AceNewsReport – LONDON:June.11: An employment tribunal in West London has ruled in favour of a nursery worker who was fired after she responded to a co-worker’s questions about her church.

SarahMbuyi

The report comes from the Christian Legal Center, an organization that concerns itself with issues of abortion, employment, same-sex “marriage,” religious freedom and Islam, among other controversial topics.

“In a brave judgment, the Watford Employment Tribunal chaired by Judge Broughton, found unanimously that Miss (Sarah) Mbuyi had been directly discriminated against because of her belief that homosexual practice is contrary to the Bible,” the report said.

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#BREAKING144 ‘ Chancellor Announces Sell-Off/Out of RBS Taxpayers Stake ‘

#AceBreakingNews – Post Update:June.10: The government plans to sell its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his annual Mansion House speech.

Mr Osborne said the “decision point” had been reached.

He received advice from Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney and a review by investment bank Rothschild.

 Mr Carney said a phased sell-off “would promote financial stability, a more competitive banking sector and the interests of the wider economy.”

The government provided a £45.5bn bailout in 2008, paying around 500p a share. The share price currently stands at 354.8p.

The Chancellor argued that the sale must be seen as a whole and the share price will increase in subsequent offerings as confidence grows.

Mr Osborne said: “It’s the right thing to do for British businesses and British taxpayers. Yes, we may get a lower price than Labour paid for it. But the longer we wait the higher the price the whole economy will pay.”

The review from Rothschild said that, despite this price gap, taxpayers can expect to make £14bn more than it paid out if the sale of bank assets and fees already received are taken into account.

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BRITAIN: Osborne Set to sell-off RBS & the loss to taxpayers this time – around £14-billion – Reports ‘

#AceNewsReport – Featured Report:June.10: According to reports a decision to be announced at the Mansion House was being made to sell-off, RBS that the UK taxpayer took a huge stake in back in 2008.

This was of course after bankers risked all on sub-prime mortgage market in the USA. Now the time has come to sell-off the stake. As with Lloyds and TSB banks. Of course the institutional investors will get lions share. These are amongst the ones that helped put us in the global crisis in the first place, including Wall Street bankers.

Anyway this time it will be a loss to the taxpayer of £14-billion. This of course is a drop in the ocean said one investment CEO today to the BBC almost justifying grand larceny under the guise of good business.

Today this was Reuters take by two writers on our chancellors deficit credentials, see what you think and let me know?

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#BREAKING REPORT: ‘ US plans to deploy missiles in Europe ‘

#AceBreakingNews – June.08: Reports of US plans to deploy missiles in Europe hardly promote the balance of interests on the continent and mutual trust, President Vladimir Putin’s press spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

US Plan to put Missiles in Europe
US Plan to put Missiles in Europe

“Certain actions aimed at escalating tensions, of course, will not be in anyone’s interests,” Peskov said. “For sure, this issue itself hardly promotes mutual trust and the balance of interests on the European continent.”He added: “On the other hand, we do not have any concrete information.”

The statement was made after British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK would consider hosting US nuclear missiles amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West.

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LONDON: ‘ COUNTER TERRORISM POLICE DETAIN FOUR MEN OVER ALLEGED TERRORIST PLOT ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – Nov.07 – Police investigating an alleged Islamist terrorism plot targeting the UK have arrested four men.

Counter-terror police arrest four men over alleged plot

Counter-terror police arrest four men over alleged plot

Counter-terrorism police detained the men in London and High Wycombe.

The men, aged between 19 and 27, were all taken to police stations in central London after their arrests overnight and remain in custody.

Police said one of the men was arrested in a west London street, with armed officers assisting, but no shots were fired.

The men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

There is no current indication of a link to Syria or the activities of jihadist group Islamic State, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.

The Metropolitan Police said a number of homes and vehicles in west London and the Thames Valley area were being searched by specialist officers as part of the investigation.

In a statement, the force said the arrests and searches were “part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist related terrorism”.

Officers from the Met’s SO15 counter terrorism command are working with the south east counter terrorism unit and MI5.

The arrests – one of which was in High Wycombe and the other three in west London – come after the UK national terror threat level was raised from “substantial” to “severe” in August.

This means a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely”.

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LONDON: ‘ IMPERIAL COLLEGE TO HAVE MOST ADVANCED DRONE TESTING LAB ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – November 06 – The construction of the most advanced drone testing lab in the United Kingdom will begin at the Imperial College London in 2016, The Guardian reported Thursday.

'UK’s most advanced drone lab to be built at Imperial College London '

‘UK’s most advanced drone lab to be built at Imperial College London ‘

“It’s an excellent opportunity to create a state-of-the-art facility, not only in the UK but worldwide,” the director of Imperial College’s aerial robotics lab Dr. Mirko Kovac was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

“The time is right to invest in drones because devices like smartphones are so widespread, technology like the GPS chip has become small and cheap and can be used for drones, which has fueled this type of research,” he added.

According to Kovac, the facility will be “unique and will allow us to research and test combustion for flying robots so that we can develop new engines and new principles for robotics using hazardous chemicals”.

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LONDON: ‘ FINANCIAL SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA’S ACTIONS OF DESTABILISING SITUATION IN UKRAINE ‘

#AceNewsServices – UPDATE – November 05 – Press Release – A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets and a list of persons subject to restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in the Ukraine.

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BRITAIN: ‘ CAMERON LOSES BUTLER SLOSS AND NOW FIONA WOOLF OVER CHILD SEX ABUSE INQUIRY ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – October 31 – Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.

She said it had been clear for some time that victims did not have confidence in her, adding that it was time to “get out of the way”.

Victims’ groups earlier told government officials they were “unanimous” she should quit, citing her social links with ex-Home Secretary Lord Brittan.

Home Secretary Theresa May said she had accepted her decision “with regret”.

“I believe she would have carried out her duties with integrity, impartiality and to the highest standard,” she said in a statement.

Mrs May said she would make a further statement to Parliament about the inquiry on Monday.

However, Labour said the home secretary had “serious questions to answer” over her handling of the inquiry.

Prime Minister David Cameron had previously given Mrs Woolf his public backing.

‘Brewing for some time’

Mrs Woolf’s resignation comes after the first person appointed to lead the inquiry – Baroness Butler-Sloss – stepped down in July when concerns were raised about the fact that her late brother was attorney general during the 1980’s.

The independent inquiry was set up to look at how public bodies dealt with historic allegations of child sex abuse, however, victims’ groups have called for a statutory inquiry.

It follows claims over many years about paedophiles in powerful places and alleged establishment attempts to cover up their actions.

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LONDON: ‘ PRIORITY VISA SERVICES TO WEST AFRICA SUSPENDED DUE TO EBOLA CRISIS ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – October 27 – While the ‘The Ebola crisis in West Africa continues to impact on many public services’ Scheduled flights in and out of the most affected parts of the region are now limited, and this means that our courier routes at this time are less reliable.

As a result, UKVI must unfortunately suspend its Priority Visa Service in West Africa.

This change will take effect from Monday 27 October 2014.

Whilst our Priority “Fast Track” Service will not be available until further notice, UKVI is committed to ensuring that our standard service is not compromised during the crisis and we will continue to assess visit visa applications within 15 working days.

This measure is temporary and we regret any inconvenience it may cause to our customers.

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LONDON: ‘ POLICE ARREST FRAUDSTER FAKING A COMA BECAUSE OF HIS SUPERMARKET LOYALTY CARD ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – October 23 – A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

In this image made available by South Wales Police shows a video image Alan Knight,of Swansea south Wales, right, in a supermarket in Bishopís Cleeve in western England in June 2014. Alan Knight a fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/South Wales Police)

In this image made available by South Wales Police shows a video image Alan Knight,of Swansea south Wales, right, in a supermarket in Bishopís Cleeve in western England in June 2014. Alan Knight a fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/South Wales Police)

IN A STATEMENT IT WAS SAID: He might have got away with it if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card. 

Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease, prosecutors said.

When police began investigating, the 47-year-old Knight claimed to be quadriplegic and so sick he sometimes fell into a coma.

He checked himself into a hospital to avoid court appearances, saying he was having seizures.

The South Wales Evening Post reported Wednesday that the suspect’s wife, Helen Knight, had written to the newspaper saying her husband had obtained a doctor’s letter certifying he was “quadriplegic and in a comatose condition, bed-bound at home” after a neck injury.

“We’ve been through absolute hell and we’re still going through hell,” she wrote, according to the newspaper.

Knight’s deceit was uncovered when police tracked the use of his supermarket card, and produced surveillance camera footage of him walking and driving.

Warned that the trial would go ahead whether he was present or not, Knight arrived at Swansea Crown Court Tuesday in a wheelchair and neck brace. Faced with the video evidence, he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of forgery, fraud and theft.

His wife has not been charged with any offense.

Judge Paul Thomas said Knight was “a very accomplished and determined actor … and the conditions he claims to be suffering from are simply nonexistent.” 

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LONDON: ‘ COUNTER TERRORIST FORCES MONITORING THOUSANDS OF POTENTIAL EXTREMISTS ‘

Mayor Boris Johnson that he said Britain’s counter-terrorism forces are monitoring “thousands” of potential extremists in the metropolitan area.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper last Saturday quoted Johnson as saying the security forces in the London area are involved in “thousands of operations” every day. He said the number of people being watched is in the low thousands.

Five young men arrested earlier this week for questioning about a possible terrorist plot are still being held and a number of residences have been searched.

Government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, have said the men arrested this week include one who recently returned from Syria and police are probing possible ties to the Islamic State group operating there.

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LONDON: ‘ PROSECUTORS IN THE TRIAL OF EROL INCEDAL FOUND DOSSIER MARKED PLAN A IN SUSPECTS HOME ‘

British prosecutors say police found a dossier labelled “Plan A” in the home of a suspect accused of plotting a terrorist attack.

Erol Incedal is charged with preparing a terrorist act and possessing bomb-making instructions.

He denies the charges.

Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Incedal may have been planning indiscriminate Mumbai-style shootings or to attack a “significant” individual.

The address of former Prime Minister Tony Blair was found in his car.

Prosecutor Richard Whittam said Wednesday that police found a document headed “Plan A” in Incedal’s home after he was arrested in October 2013.

It listed “three to four workers, two tennis (rackets), one month’s surveillance, rent nearby flat, transport, assess security, assess risk, legitimacy, action etc.”

Some parts of the trial are being held in secret on national security grounds.

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‘ Mother Admits Manslaughter For Allegedly Killing Her Three Severely Disabled Children ‘

#AceNewsServices – LONDON – October 14 – A British court on Monday dropped murder charges against a woman who killed her three severely disabled children after accepting manslaughter pleas.

Mom in UK admits manslaughter of disabled children

Mom in UK admits manslaughter of disabled children

Tania Clarence admitted killing 4-year-old Olivia, and 3-year-old twins Ben and Max, but pleaded diminished responsibility.

Clarence allegedly smothered them at the family’s London home in April, before attempting suicide.

Mom in UK admits manslaughter of disabled children

Mom in UK admits manslaughter of disabled children

Her husband Gary was in the couple’s native South Africa at the time.

The children all had type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, a condition which affects muscle strength.

Defence lawyer Jim Sturman said that for Clarence, “caring for three children with this condition was exhausting, distressing, debilitating and turned out to be overwhelming.”

Prosecutor Zoe Johnson told a hearing at London’s Central Criminal Court that Clarence “killed her three children because she wanted to end their suffering.”

Johnson said prosecutors accepted Clarence was depressed, which amounted to an “abnormality of mind.”

Clarence is due to be sentenced Nov. 14 and is likely to be sent to a psychiatric hospital.

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LONDON: ‘ Secret Trial Over Alleged Bomb Making Hears Tony Blair’s House Was Potential Target ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRITAIN (London) – October 14 – A property belonging to Tony and Cherie Blair was named today as a potential terror target.

As the UK’s first secret terror trial opened at the Old Bailey, the jury was told that when defendant Erol Incedal, 26, was stopped by police last year, he was in possession of a piece of paper hidden in a white Versace glasses case containing the Blairs’ address.

Erol Incedal (centre), was formerly referred to as AB in the trial (PA)

Erol Incedal (centre), was formerly referred to as AB in the trial (PA)

Richard Whittam QC, prosecuting, said that although Incedal had not decided on a particular target or methodology, the address may “have some significance”.

Also found in his black Mercedes was an Acer computer, a notebook, the glasses case and a USB dongle, the court heard.

As the car was searched, a listening device was placed in the car, transcripts from which will later be heard in court. 

When Incedal was arrested the following month, a secure digital card was found “hidden” in an iPhone case contained three files relating to “Bomb Making”, it was claimed.

Mr Whittam told the jury that much of the “exceptional” case would be heard in private.

Only a small group of accredited journalists, including one from The Telegraph, will be granted access to much of the trial but will not be able to report on proceedings.

The jury has been told that some of the evidence they hear will never be made public.

Mr Whittham said Incedal was engaged in an act of terrorism either against a limited number of individuals, an “individual of significance” or a more indiscriminate attack such as the one in Mumbai in 2008.

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BRITAIN: ‘ Police Arrest Three Men in Central London Under Suspicion of Islamic-Linked Terrorism ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN (London) – October 14 – British police have arrested three men in central London on suspicion of Islamist-linked “terrorism,” AFP said.

The men aged 21, 24 and 25 were arrested on Monday in an “investigation into the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.”

Last week, five other men were arrested.

Police said they had averted a “significant plot,” but two of those detained were later released.

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BRITAIN: ‘ UK Introduces Ebola Airport Screening for Arrivals From Affected Countries ‘

#AceBreakingNews – LONDON – October 09 – The UK is to introduce “enhanced screening” for Ebola for arrivals from affected countries.

'The US has already implemented checks for passengers arriving at some American airports '

‘The US has already implemented checks for passengers arriving at some American airports ‘

Downing Street said passengers arriving at Gatwick, Heathrow and on Eurostar would face questions and potentially a medical assessment.

Earlier ministers had ruled out screening, saying the UK was following World Health Organisation advice.

Meanwhile, the UK is investigating reports a Briton suspected of having Ebola has died in Macedonia.

A Macedonian government spokesman told the BBC he could not confirm that Ebola was the cause of death of the Briton, who died in the capital, Skopje.

He said samples of blood and tissue had been taken and were being sent to a laboratory in Frankfurt for analysis.

The spokesman said the man’s travelling companion, also British, had told the authorities there they had travelled to Skopje directly from Britain and had not been in any country known to have Ebola outbreaks.

The Foreign Office said it was aware of the reports “and are looking into them urgently”.

The outbreak of the disease has already killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 7,200 – mostly in West Africa.

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PARIS: ‘ Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame ‘

#AceNewsServices – PARIS – October 09. /TASS/. The Polish Catholic mission in Paris has been allowed to place a statue of Pope John Paul II, a work of Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, near the French capital’s landmark cathedral, Notre Dame, the archbishop of the Polish city of Lodz said on Thursday.

' Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame '

‘ Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame ‘

The 3.6-meter bronze statue weighing 1.5 metric tonnes, Tsereteli’s gift to the mission, will be placed in Square Jean XXIII, named after Pope John XXIII, on October 25.

Tsereteli’s sculptures can be found all over the world, from New York and London to Jerusalem and Tokyo.

Among them is a giant statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and the Tear Drop monument in New Jersey commemorating 9/11 victims.

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BRITAIN: ‘ Four Men Arrested as Part of Investigation into Terrorism May Have Foiled Planned Attack ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRITAIN (London) – October 07 – Four men have been arrested in London as part of an investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, Scotland Yard has said.

English: London

English: London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whitehall officials told the BBC the arrests “may have foiled the early stages” of a plan to attack the UK.

The four men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism.

Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said it was a “quite serious case”.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said Whitehall officials were unable to comment on the nature of the potential plot they say may have been foiled.

Officials said the investigation was in its early stages and interviews and searches were ongoing, our correspondent added.

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