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UK internet trolls may be jailed for two years

LONDON, UK: People found guilty of internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter.

20 Oct 2014

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Twitter abuse: man jailed for 18 weeks

LONDON, UK: A British man was jailed for 18 weeks after his campaign of rape threats and other abuse on Twitter against a female lawmaker.

30 Sep 2014

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Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk, the group said.

16 Sep 2014

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Scottish teens not keen on independence

EDINBURGH, UK: Young Scots aged between 16 and 17 are getting the vote in Scotland's independence referendum but the so-called 'selfie generation' looks set to reject separation.

20 Aug 2014

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Cameron tweets to twits who lost their jobs

LONDON, UK: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant loitering for hours in Downing Street waiting for ministers to emerge from the Prime Minister's office and judging their fate by the look on their face.

16 Jul 2014

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Murdoch heads to UK after phone-hacking trial

LONDON, UK: News Corporation Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch visited the headquarters of his British newspaper division in London after his protege Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all phone-hacking charges in a high-profile trial.

27 Jun 2014

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Vodafone admits phones on global networks are tapped

LONDON, UK: Telecommunications company Vodafone admitted the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen in to conversations on its networks.

9 Jun 2014

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Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of the News of the World tabloid hacked the phones of Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and brother Prince Harry dozens of times, a trial heard.

15 May 2014

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Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370

LONDON, UK: British satellite operator Inmarsat said it was offering a basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airlines free of charge, following the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370.

13 May 2014

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UK tabloid's Coulson admits paying policeman

LONDON - Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson admitted in court on Tuesday (22 April) to approving a payment to a royal policeman for information, despite warnings it could land him in jail.

23 Apr 2014

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Vodafone expands European empire with Ono takeover

LONDON, UK: Vodafone has agreed to buy Spanish cable firm Ono as the British mobile phone company stepped up its expansion in Europe using the proceeds from the sale of its US joint venture stake.

18 Mar 2014

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Vodafone India buys spectrum licences for £1.9bn

LONDON, UK: Vodafone's Indian division has bought spectrum licences for £1.9bn tapping deeper into emerging markets amid tough trade in Europe.

17 Feb 2014