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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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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was reportedly waterboarded 183 times - but Bush claims doing so saved lives
Defiant Bush puts UK on waterboarding defensive

By Alex Stevenson The Foreign Office has defended Britain’s dependence on the US and other countries for help in the fight against terrorism, after George Bush’s defiant ‘waterboarding’ comments. The former US president has claimed that attacks on Canary Wharf and Heathrow airport were thwarted thanks to the use of the controversial approval of the… Read more »

The Chinese dragon commands economic respect. But will the UK delegation dare to raise human rights concerns?
UK ‘puts trade before human rights’ in China

By Ian Dunt David Cameron is travelling to China tonight, amid fears that human rights concerns will be overshadowed by trade negotiations. The two-day trip could not have come at a worse time for the prime minister, with elections in Burma currently earning international condemnation and turning the spotlight on Burma’s main international ally. Mr… Read more »