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    United States to Close Embassies Sunday Over Security Fears

    The United States said it would close an unspecified number of embassies around the world on Sunday over security concerns. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Thursday called the step “precautionary” but declined to specify the threat or list which missions would be closed. “The...
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    Syria conflict: US fears Aleppo 'massacre'

    The US says that it fears Syrian government forces are preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's most populous city, Aleppo. The US state department said the deployment of tanks, helicopter gunships and fixed-winged aircraft suggested such an attack was imminent. Spokeswoman Victoria...
  3. Mushtaq

    Schools banning conkers and leapfrog over safety fears

    More craziness from UK...... Traditional playground games such as conkers, British bulldog and leapfrog are disappearing from schools because of irrational fears over health and safety, according to research. Hundreds of over-zealous schools are preventing pupils playing games enjoyed by...
  4. Mushtaq

    New fears for Spain as banks fail stress tests and debt is downgraded

    Spain's banks have been told to find an extra €17bn (£14.5bn) to shore up their finances and prevent a collapse in confidence after ratings agency Moody's shocked the markets with a downgrade of the country's debt. The Spanish units of Deutsche Bank and Barclays were among several banks to fail...
  5. Mushtaq

    Fears grow that Irish economy will befall same fate as Greece

    Country's budget deficit now worst in the developed world By Sean O'Grady, Economics Editor Friday, 1 October 2010 Ireland edged closer to default yesterday as her government said the already crippling cost of rescuing her banking system had risen to almost €50bn (£43bn). The latest bank...
  6. Mushtaq

    New computer scam that preys on your fears

    The over 50s are being targeted with a new computer virus scam to swindle you out of your hard-earned cash.... Last month, we wrote about a scary new banking scam that was causing thousands of computers across the UK to become infected with a special virus allowing criminals to gain control of...
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    Christmas post fears over strike

    There are fears that some Christmas post may not arrive on time if a planned 24-hour strike goes ahead at some sorting offices in England. Workers in Coventry, Crewe, Liverpool, Stockport, Bolton and Oxford are threatening action on Friday over the proposed merger of some depots. BBC News...
  8. VWBug

    Lobbying Worked, Tourism Relieved of Bird Flu Fears

    By Isa Sezen, Istanbul Published: zaman.com As reservation annulments took place due to the bird flu, Turkey's tourism sector members and state officials took action. A statement reading "There is no danger in Turkey" released by the World Health Organization proved to be the remedy...
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