Cyril Smith

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Yes, Isis exploits technology. But that’s no reason to compromise our privacy

GCHQ’s new chief would do well to remember that sending encrypted emails doesn’t make you a criminal<p>A headline caught my eye last Tuesday morning. “Privacy not an absolute right, says GCHQ chief”, it read. Given that GCHQ bosses are normally sensibly taciturn types, it looked puzzling. But it turns …

Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the ‘Titanic of the ancient world’

They call it the Titanic of the ancient world – a luxury liner dating from before the Roman empire. Now divers and archeologists, who have completed a third season on this famous wreck off the remote Greek island of Antikythera, hope that their latest finds can at last help settle speculation …

Turkey says Syrian town about to fall as Islamic State advances

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey’s president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was “about to fall” on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.<p>The prospect that the town could be …

Iraq wants Sunni armed factions to fight ISIL

More than two months have passed since the US-led coalition began targeting ISIL in Iraq. There have been some tactical successes but the group has not been defeated.<p>The Iraqi government is now trying to persuade Sunni armed factions and tribes to help it fight ISIL but Sunni leaders want greater …

UAE urged to reveal fate of Qatari men

An UK-based Arab rights group has called on the UAE to disclose the whereabouts of two Qatari citizens it says were arrested on their arrival in the Emirates.<p>The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR) on Monday said two Qatari nationals, 30-year-old Youssef al-Mulla and 33-year-old …

Retirement age to rise by as much as six months per year

The pensions minister, Steve Webb, says Britons must accept dramatically longer working lives to avoid a health care funding crisis<p>Older people will be encouraged to work longer under a Government plan to increase the average retirement age by six months every year.<p>Ministers believe that the …

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