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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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Cameron: This is a vital year in Afghanistan

By politics.co.uk staff David Cameron has told the Commons that “this is the vital year” in Afghanistan, in his first Commons statement on the war as prime minister. It came amid speculation he is planning to change strategy after the head of the armed forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, announced he was stepping… Read more »

International condemnatio of Israel's blockade increased after the attack
Trimble on Gaza flotilla inquiry

By politics.co.uk staff Israel had rejected UN demands for an independent international inquiry into its attack on an aid flotilla, but appointed two foreign observers to its domestic committee. Former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble and Canadian judge Ken Watkin will oversee the Israeli investigation, although they have no voting rights. It will be… Read more »