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Academy of Medical Sciences

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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The UK embassy staff were held somewhere in Iran
Iran frees last UK embassy staffer

By Alex Stevenson The last of nine staff at the British embassy in Iran was released yesterday, the government has confirmed. Hossein Rassam had been held by Iranian authorities for three weeks on suspicion that Britain was deliberately stoking up unrest in the wake of the recent disputed presidential election. Eight others had been arrested… Read more »

Britain takes lead on nuclear security issues
UK ‘can be leader’ on nuclear stage

By Alex Stevenson Britain’s small stature among the world’s five nuclear nations does not mean it cannot adopt a leadership role, it has been suggested. Mark Fitzpatrick, senior fellow for non-proliferation at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, told the “wisdom and energy” of Whitehall civil servants mattered more than the size of the… Read more »