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Queen’s income set to rise for second year running

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The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits. The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen’s spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m. The grant is calculated as …

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Prince Philip’s ex-aide up on child sex charges

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The former personal assistant of Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors have said. Benjamin Herman, now 79, was the personal assistant or “equerry” to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974. …

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Diana crash CCTV operator: footage ’rounded up & destroyed’

Diana and Dodi

British spies would have recorded the last moments of ­Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed by bugging their mobile phones, it is claimed. A key UK security industry source who served in the military told the Sunday Express that GCHQ remotely switched on recorder modes right up to the …

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The most heavily bombed country on Earth

Unexpoded bombs in Laos

Editor’s note: Unknown to most Laos is the most heavily bombed country on earth per capita. The effects of the Vietnam war still haunt the Lao people to this very day. Wars benefit no one but the people profiting from them. Every day, Manixia Thor and her team of 20 …

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Dollar collapse: 7 of 10 Asian countries turn to yuan

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A “renminbi bloc” has been formed in East Asia, as nations in the region abandon the US dollar and peg their currency to the Chinese yuan — a major signal of China’s successful bid to internationalize its currency, a research report has said. The Peterson Institute for International Economics, or …

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The Queen’s hand washer dies at 82, butt wiper seeks promotion

Peter Houison Craufurd, the Washer of the Sovereign’s Hands, dies at the age of 82. It is one of the more unusual roles occupied by the Queen’s courtiers, but Washer of the Sovereign’s Hands is a post that must now be filled. Mandrake learns that the holder of the title, Peter …

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NatWest bank may start charging customers to hold cash

NatWest bank charge customers hold cash

NatWest has said it may start charging customers to hold cash if the economy takes a tumble. The bank warned more than one million of its customers it could introduce negative interest rates if that were to happen. This would mean customers are effectively paying the bank to hold their …

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Six banks fined $5.8 billion for market rigging

Citi JPMorgan Barclays RBS UBS

Editor’s note: these banks made billions more from their crimes, let alone received billions of $ in bailouts which the tax payers funded. So will we receive this money? Will any of these bankers ever go to jail for their crimes? If you or I committed the crimes that these bankers are guilty of we would …

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Journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging

Cambodia Taing Try

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot while in his car. The car of the suspected killer was found 200 metres down …

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Commonwealth nations oppose monarchy

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Along with Britain’s anti-monarchy campaign group Republic that campaigns for a democratic country consisting of an elected head of state, there seems to be a high level of public support for abandoning the monarchy in some of the nations of the Commonwealth. In 16 of the total of 54 Commonwealth …

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Second Saudi Prince killed during crackdown

Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd

Following the death of Prince Mansour bin-Muqrin in a helicopter crash near the Yemen border yesterday, the Saudi Royal Court has confirmed the death of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd – killed during a firefight as authorities attempted to arrest him. The death has been confirmed by the Saudi royal court. The …

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UK’s VIP pedophile network exposed on Australian TV

Pedophile network UK

A special report from 60 Minutes Australia details the underground human and sex trafficking trade woven deep into the fabric of British society. From normal citizens to TV personalities and spies, to notable British politicians and members of royalty, the report reveals many were procured underage children via a secret …

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US approves $1.15 billion sale of tanks and weapons to Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment, worth about $1.15 billion, to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The approval for land force equipment coincides with Saudi Arabia leading a military coalition in …

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UBS given immunity in precious metals manipulation probe

UBS precious metals manipulation

UBS Group AG won immunity from criminal fraud charges in a Justice Department investigation into misconduct in the trading of precious metals. The Swiss bank’s main UBS AG unit won’t be charged by the department’s criminal division for information the firm disclosed to prosecutors about precious-metals transactions, according to the …

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