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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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Outgoing prime minister Tony Blair has made a surprise visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad for talks with the country’s president and prime minister. Mr Blair arrived in the capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone to speak with Iraqi president Jalal Talabani and prime minister Nuri al-Maliki about the ongoing sectarian violence in the troubled… Read more »

Beckett pledges £100m for Iraq reconstruction
Beckett commits more aid to ‘stabilise’ Iraq

The foreign secretary Margaret Beckett has pledged more aid for Iraq, in an attempt to stabilise the increasingly violent country. Speaking at the launch of the International Compact with Iraq in Egypt, Ms Beckett committed the UK to an additional £100 million for reconstruction in Iraq. Total UK aid for humanitarian relief and reconstruction in… Read more »