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Abu Muntasir sobs on TV documentary as he tells of raising funds and recruiting fighters before turning his back on violence<p>The “godfather” of the British jihadi movement, who recruited dozens of young men to fight in foreign wars, has said he now regrets opening the way for people to join terror …

Television Industry

Slack teases collaboration features again, nods to Google Docs

Slack isn’t just an app any more, it’s a millennial obsession, a lifestyle, the possessor of a cheeky Twitter account and a podcast publisher. It’s a wonder it has any time to roll out updates…<p>In a tweet to the Wall Street Journal’s European tech editor, it once again teased forthcoming …

The Wikimedia Foundation Turns On HTTPS By Default Across All Sites, Including Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other wiki-based projects, announced this morning that it’s now implementing HTTPS by default across all its sites in order to encrypt its traffic. The decision, it says, will make it harder for governments and other third parties to …

Interest rate rise getting closer, says Bank of England policymaker

The Bank of England is preparing to raise rates for the first time since the financial crisis<p>The Bank of England is edging closer to a rise in interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis, as the UK economy remains on track to move back into inflation, according to a policymaker.<p>Ian …

Safety regulators link Takata air bags to another death

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are confirming that an air bag made by Takata Corp. was involved in the April death of a woman in Louisiana , …

Iran nuclear talks are going nowhere and may miss the June deadline for a deal

Iran and the powers — the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany — are trying to reach a settlement by June 30 under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.<p>The US has said it stands by the end-June deadline for the deal, meant to assuage …

Telecoms regulator opens a consultation on what price controls would apply to BT’s wholesale leased lines<p>Britain’s telecoms regulator Ofcom has proposed controlling the prices BT can charge for some of its high-speed business lines, following up on a review that recognised the former state …

Net Neutrality

Germany drops probe into U.S. spying on Merkel

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Germany's Federal Prosecutor's Office has dropped a probe into allegations that the National Security Agency had bugged the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<p>The prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe said in a statement Friday that its investigation into accusations by former …

Libya: Armed group kidnaps 10 Tunisian consulate staff in Tripoli

An armed group has stormed the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli and abducted 10 people from the staff, according to the Tunisian foreign ministry.<p>The …

Japan: Fukushima residents can go back home in two years, says government

Japan stepped up plans to authorise the return of people evacuated from their homes after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, while postponing a key …

Tourists Who Posed Naked on Malaysian Mountain Freed After Pleading Guilty to Obscene Acts

A group of tourists who posed naked on a Malaysian mountain and were accused of causing an earthquake by disrespecting the sancity of the area were …

Camden councillor who stood as Green candidate for mayor in 2008 has identified air pollution and housing as campaign priorities<p>Caroline Lucas, the Green party’s sole MP, has thrown her weight behind Siân Berry to be the party’s candidate in next year’s London mayoral race.<p>The party’s leader, …

London Mayor

Inside Tony Blair's luxury hotels

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

BBQ

Photograph: PR<p>‘My lifestyle has changed a lot over the last decade and I guess my style has been influenced by that.’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434040541567/e30d63f0-2eec-4303-bbec-36e95131b143-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>‘My lifestyle has changed a lot …

Celebrity Style

Photograph: PR handout free<p>‘A lot of people still haven’t emotionally arrived in this reunified Germany’ … Jördis Triebel and Tristan Göbel as Nelly and Alexei in …

Living Rooms

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

Space Exploration

Taylor Swift Just Donated $15,000 to the Firefighter Who Saved His Own Family

The poetic, noble land mermaid known as Taylor Swift has taken a break from selling out stadiums and going Instagram-official with Calvin Harris to …

The Moonraker: The Nokia-built smartwatch that never was

Once upon a time, another company was dreaming up smartwatch ideas, only to have Microsoft dash its plans, according to a new report.<p>Images of an unannounced smartwatch were discovered on Friday by tech-leak-finder and technology journalist Evan Blass. The images, which were on a Tumblr blog …

Wearable Tech

UK's credit rating downgraded to 'negative' by S&P on EU referendum risk

A second major ratings agency has warned that Brexit could harm the UK's economy<p>The UK is in danger of losing its gold-plated triple A grade, leading ratings agency Standard & Poor's has warned.<p>It has downgraded its outlook on the UK's sovereign rating to "negative". It is the only one of the big …

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