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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Britain ‘respects’ Saddam execution

The government says it respects the decision made by its Iraqi counterpart to execute former president Saddam Hussein. But foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has reiterated Britain’s opposition to the death penalty. Saddam was executed this morning at 06:00 local time (03:00 GMT) in Baghdad, 27 years after he first came to power. The former dictator,… Read more »

12,000 new police protection suits ordered
Police get thousands more ‘dirty bomb’ suits

Thousands more protection suits for police dealing with dirty bombs have been ordered by the Home Office. A tender has been put out for 12,000 of the suits worn by officers dealing with chemical, biological or nuclear terror attacks. About 7,000 normal police officers are trained to deal with dirty bombs, but the Home Office… Read more »