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  • Did Dutch Hordes Kill Off The Early Britons Who Started Stonehenge?

    05/25/2017 7:24:06 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-25-2017 | Robin McKie
    A gene study has shown that incomers could have ousted Stone Age Britons During the building of Stonehenge, around 2500BC, gene records show Stone Age Britons were replaced by Bronze Age Beaker folk. The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene pool appears to have fizzled out, having been terminated by light-skinned Bronze Age invaders who arrived just as Ancient Britons were midway through their great Stone Age...
  • Trump: Britons 'took back control of their country'

    06/25/2016 10:58:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday welcomed the vote by UK residents to leave the European Union, saying they "took back control of their country", according to Reuters. The presumptive Republican nominee, who is in Scotland, was asked about the British vote and replied, "They took back control of their country. It's a great thing." "People are angry, all over the world, they're angry," added Trump. "They're angry over borders, they're angry over people coming into the country and taking over. Nobody even knows who they are. They're angry about many, many things." Asked if he meant in the...
  • Britons caught in crossfire as masked gunmen slaughter 43 in Kenyan mall and terrorists blog attack

    09/22/2013 4:38:55 AM PDT · by BCW · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 21 SEP 2013 | Ellie Buchdahl, Stuart Woledge, Abul Taher and William Turvill
    British nationals were last night ‘undoubtedly’ caught in the terrorist atrocity in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, which has left at least 43 people dead and 200 injured at a shopping centre, said Foreign Secretary William Hague. It has now been claimed the terrorist organisation responsible for the horror was Tweeting updates while it carried out its attack on the Westlands Shopping Centre earlier today. Mr Hague said a British rapid deployment consular team was on its way to Kenya and the Government will chair an emergency Cobra committee meeting. But he could not confirm if any British nationals were killed...
  • Riots cast shadow over plans for Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    08/11/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:44 AM on 11th August 2011 | By Richard Kay
    There may have been no rioting in the Highlands, but no one has been watching the arson and looting of Britain’s cities more closely than the Queen. With fewer than six months to her Diamond Jubilee, when celebrations are planned for the length and breadth of the kingdom, the disorder has alarmed aides planning the extravaganza. Central to their concern is not just the damage to the country’s image overseas, but also how quickly the feelgood factor engendered by April’s Royal Wedding has been lost. From her summer home in Balmoral, the Queen has kept in touch with developments and...
  • 'He panted, sat on the grass and died':

    04/22/2011 12:18:19 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 26 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Last updated at 11:44 AM on 22nd April 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Police probe possibility that the friends took a wrong turn while walking to a 24-hour diner for an early morning breakfast 'We just see a white dude laid out. There's blood everywhere': police release transcript of witness's 911 call The horrific final moments of the two Brits gunned down in a Florida ghetto have been described by a key witness. In graphic testimony, the witness told how he saw James Cooper and James Kouzaris stumble away from the gunman before they collapsed and died on a run-down estate in Newtown, Sarasota. The witness, who cannot be named for fear of...
  • How 100,000 Britons have chosen to become Muslim... and average convert is 27-year-old white woman

    01/05/2011 12:38:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/5/11 | Jack Doyle
    The number of Muslim converts in Britain has passed 100,000, fuelled by a surge in young white women adopting the Islamic faith. The figure has almost doubled in ten years – with the average convert now a 27-year-old white woman fed up with British consumerism and immorality. The numbers, revealed in a study by multi-faith group Faith Matters, have led to claims that the country is undergoing a process of ‘Islamification’. But the organisation’s report argued that most converts saw their religion as ‘perfectly compatible’ with living in Britain.
  • Two white Britons 'killed fighting for Al Qaeda' in U.S. drone attack in Pakistan

    12/15/2010 7:39:50 PM PST · by Celtic Cross · 32 replies ^ | 16th dec. 2010 | By David Gardner and Katherine Faulkner
    Two white British men who were fighting alongside Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan have been killed in a drone attack, it was reported last night. The two men are believed to have been ‘white converts’ to Al Qaeda who changed their British names to Islamic ones after becoming radicalised. They died five days ago when a Hellfire missile
  • Angry and stranded, 350 British tourists cause near-riot at Bangkok airport

    04/24/2010 12:33:53 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 24th April 2010
    Hundreds of angry and frightened Britons left stranded in Thailand by the volcanic dust cloud today were battling for plane seats out of the country's capital. Many were left to sleep on cardboard mats in Bangkok airport after their money ran out. Some were also without a meal or roof over their heads because non-European airlines - including Thailand's main air carrier - declined to offer customers hotel accommodation which must be offered by air carriers under EU regulations. The problems in Thailand have been exacerbated by a violent attempted coup being mounted on the streets of the capital. One...
  • Operation volcano! Navy Armada Ready To Pick Up Thousands Of Stranded Britons

    04/18/2010 4:12:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies · 850+ views ^ | April 18, 2010 | Vanessa Allen And Ray Massey
    An Armada of Royal Navy ships is poised to rescue Britons stranded by the aviation shutdown. The dramatic operation would carry thousands of families home from Channel ports in a rerun of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. Security Minister Lord West said commercial ships and amphibious landing craft could also be drafted into service.
  • We're living in broken Britain, say most voters

    02/09/2010 1:28:06 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 36 replies · 851+ views
    The Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Peter Riddell
    Voters are deeply pessimistic about the state of Britain today, believing that society is broken and heading in the wrong direction, a Populus poll for The Times has found. Nearly three fifths of voters say that they hardly recognise the country they are living in, while 42 per cent say they would emigrate if they could. But worries over the pace of social change and dislocation are balanced by the belief that life will get better, according to the survey undertaken at the weekend. It suggests that 70 per cent believe that society is now broken, echoing a Conservative campaign...
  • We are living in broken Britain - and almost half of us want to emigrate, says poll

    02/09/2010 2:58:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Claire Ellicott
    Most voters believe we are living in broken Britain, according to a poll. Nearly three fifths say they hardly recognise the country they are living in and are deeply pessimistic about the state of Britain today. The survey shows that 70 per cent believe that society is now broken and 68 per cent believe people who play by the rules get a raw deal. Many say they are worried by the pace of social change and 42 per cent admit they would like to emigrate, the Populus poll for the Times found. Women, working-class people and Tory voters were more...
  • Kidnapped British Couple Says Pirates Set 'Deadline' for Execution

    01/22/2010 11:05:47 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies · 504+ views
    The Times via ^ | January 22, 2010 | The Times
    British couple kidnapped by pirates while sailing off the east coast of Africa fear that they could be killed within days, the Times of London reported. Paul Chandler, 59, a retired quantity surveyor, and Rachel Chandler, 55, an economist, disappeared after heading from the Seychelles towards Tanzania in their yacht, Lynn Rival, on October 23, 2009. In an interview with ITV News broadcast Thursday night Chandler said that he was “just existing in hope.” “I’m afraid that they will just kill us and abandon us in the desert
  • Britons are suspicious towards Muslims, study finds

    01/09/2010 4:22:24 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 878+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/9/2010 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    British public are concerned at the rise of Islam in the UK and fear that the country is deeply divided along religious lines. More than half the population would be strongly opposed to a mosque being built in their neighbourhood, the study found. The Finsbury Park Mosque, London A large proportion of the country believes that the multicultural experiment has failed, with 52 per cent considering that Britain is deeply divided along religious lines and 45 per cent saying that religious diversity has had a negative impact. Only a quarter of Britons feel positive towards Muslims, while more than a...
  • Peter Moore freed after US hands over Iraqi insurgent

    12/30/2009 9:24:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,041+ views
    Times on line ^ | 12/31/09 | Alice Fordham in Baghdad
    The British hostage Peter Moore was dramatically set free yesterday after the United States handed over an Iraqi insurgent suspected of planning the deaths of five American servicemen. Mr Moore, an IT consultant, was freed by League of the Righteous, or Asaib al-Haq (AAH) — an extremist Shia group allied to Iran — after 31 months and spent his first night of freedom at the British Embassy in Baghdad. He is expected to fly home today.
  • Five UK sailors held by Iranian navy

    12/01/2009 12:55:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 925+ views
    ITN for Yahoo News ^ | 12/01/2009 | ITN for Yahoo News
    The racing yacht, the Kingdom Of Bahrain, owned by Sail Bahrain and crewed by the five Britons, was stopped by Iranian naval vessels last Wednesday as it sailed from Bahrain to Dubai. The crew members are still in Iran and are understood to be safe and well. Their families have been informed. The Foreign Office said the yacht might have "inadvertently" strayed into Iranian waters. The sailors were heading to Dubai to join the Dubai-Muscat Offshore Sailing Race. One of the men onboard has been named as David Bloomer, believed to be a radio presenter in Bahrain. A source later...
  • Britons row 5,000 miles to cross Pacific

    11/14/2009 1:00:54 PM PST · by thecodont · 10 replies · 833+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Carl Nolte, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (11-13) 17:44 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Friday the 13th was the luckiest day of the year for two British adventurers who passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday morning after rowing a 23-foot-long boat more than 5,000 miles across the Pacific from Japan. The voyage took 189 days - more than six months - on a boat made of Kevlar and propelled only by muscle power. The two men were stalked by whales, tossed by storms, ran low on food and sometimes despaired. They did not sight land until Thursday, when the dim silhouette of Point Reyes appeared on...
  • Many Britons too lazy to change TV channel: poll

    08/10/2009 9:52:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 926+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/09 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Britons are so lazy that one in six cannot be bothered to change television channel if the remote control is not working, according to a study published on Monday. More than half said they would take the lift rather than climb two flights of stairs to their workplace, while three quarters had too little energy for sex at the end of a long day. An entire generation risks being blighted by idleness, warned Nuffield Health, a non-profit organisation which commissioned the poll. "Ready-meals, remote controls and even Internet shopping are all contributing to a dangerously lazy and...
  • Show trial fears for British Embassy staff in Iran

    07/04/2009 8:56:06 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Scottish Daily Record ^ | July 4, 2009 | Joe Churcher
    BRITAIN'S row with Iran deepened last night after the Tehran government threatened to put British Embassy staff on trial. The Muslim clerics who call the shots in Iran accuse local workers at the embassy of fanning the anti-government protests which followed last month's disputed election. Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he was urgently trying to speak to his counterpart in Tehran over the legal threat to the staff. Earlier, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, head of Iran's powerful Guardian Council, claimed embassy workers had confessed to involvement in the protests. Jannati said: "In these events, their embassy had a presence. "Some people...
  • Iran frees 5 arrested British embassy staff

    06/29/2009 8:59:27 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Times of India ^ | 6/29/2009
    TEHRAN: Iran said on Monday it has freed five of the local British embassy staff it arrested on accusations of stoking post-election unrest, a move that further threatened tense ties with London. "Eight people were arrested. Five were freed and three are still being interrogated," ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi said at a press conference in Tehran. Earlier English-language state television Press TV had spoken of a total of nine arrests. Ghashghavi also said that Iran, which has accused Western nations particularly Britain and the United States of "meddling," has no current plans to close embassies or downgrade diplomatic ties with...
  • Miliband rebukes Iran after arrest of [9] British embassy employees (Iran takes Hostages)

    06/28/2009 10:20:34 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 47 replies · 3,706+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 06/28/09 | Damien McElroy
    "David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, has issued a sharp rebuke to Iran after the arrests, which are part of a campaign by the clerical regime in Iran against what it has portrayed as foreign interference in its politics. The employees were arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the demonstrations that followed Iran's disputed presidential election. Those demonstrations, which saw calls for a re-run amid allegations of widespread vote rigging, have now largely fizzled out after a crackdown by regime." "Fars, a semi-official Iranian news agency, first announced the arrests and said the staff had helped foment protests against...