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    Blair is Godfather to Murdoch's Daughter

    Former British prime minister Tony Blair is godfather to one of Rupert Murdoch's young children, sources said Monday, raising fresh questions about British political links to the media mogul's empire.

    The revelation emerged in a Vogue magazine interview with Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng, which also contains claims that Blair was present when Murdoch and Deng's two daughters were baptised beside the River Jordan in March last year.

    A spokesman for Blair's London office and a spokeswoman for Murdoch's US-based News Corporation both refused to comment on the story in Vogue's October UK edition, which is out on Thursday.

    But sources close to Murdoch's News Corporation confirmed to AFP that Blair was godfather to Grace, aged nine, Murdoch's eldest daughter by third wife Wendi. A source close to Blair also confirmed the Vogue story was true.

    News of the link between former Labour premier Blair and Australian-born Murdoch comes two months after the tycoon was forced to close down his News of the World tabloid amid a scandal over phone-hacking.

    The Vogue article, extracts of which were published in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on Monday, says Blair attended the ceremony "garbed in white" and describes him as one of Wendi Deng's "closest friends".

    Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman were named publicly as godparents to Murdoch's young daughters at the time of the ceremony on the banks of the River Jordan, but Blair did not feature in photographs that were released.

    Jordan's Queen Rania hosted the baptism of Grace and Chloe, eight, Vogue said.

    The phone-hacking scandal dragged in current Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron when his former media chief Andy Coulson, an ex-News of the World editor, was arrested in July on suspicion of hacking and bribing police.

    But it raised wider questions about the British establishment's cosy links with Murdoch, especially as Labour, who are now in opposition, made huge efforts to win over the elderly mogul's stable of newspapers.

    Wendi made headlines on July 19 when she leapt to the defence of her husband after he was attacked with a "foam pie" during a parliamentary hearing into the News of the World scandal.

    In the Vogue interview, which was conducted on the eve of the hearing, she defended her husband, saying: "Of course, as Rupert's wife, I think it's unfair on him to be going through this.

    "I worry about him being alone. He has no PR people advising him. He tells me not to come but I'm flying to London for the hearing. I want to be with him."

    She added that she had not slept for weeks due to stress.

    The tycoon's wife also discussed her poverty-stricken upbringing in China in a "little funny town called Xuzhou, in the countryside, very poor.... I had never even been in a supermarket before coming to America."

    She said her family did not own a fridge until she was 15 and "my parents wouldn't let me open the refrigerator door because they worried I would damage the door by opening it too many times".

    A spokeswoman for Vogue UK confirmed that all the information and extracts published in the Daily Telegraph were accurate.
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    Lie Detectors to Be Trialled at UK Airport Without Passengers Knowing

    A British airport is to trial a covert lie detector test that uses thermal imaging cameras to spot signs of deception.

    The device – which will be tested at an undisclosed UK airport – could in theory be used in interviews with customs officers or at passport control, to verify if people are telling the truth about their intentions to enter the country.

    The thermal imaging cameras are designed to pick up subtle changes in a person’s temperature – usually increased blood flow and more heat around the eyes – that might indicate they are not telling the truth, scientists claim.

    The video observations are then fed through to a computer database that stores specific facial expressions and blood flow patterns associated with lying.

    The idea is that the interviewer can find out whether the person is lying or not at the touch of a button – and can carry out more intensive interviews if necessary.

    It is a new approach to lie detection, as unlike traditional (polygraph) tests, people will be unaware that they are being screened.

    This technique is still in the early stage of development and its success rate is expected to improve as the system is further developed.

    Critics argue that the device raises privacy concerns, especially if it is widely adopted at airports.

    The Home office and HM Revenue & Customs is sponsoring the research. The system under trial has been designed by Hasan Ugail, professor of visual computing at the UK’s University of Bradford.
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    British Ripper Expert Unmasks Face of Suspect

    Ever since he retired from the Bedfordshire County police homicide squad in 2002, Trevor Marriott has been researching what he considers the most famous cold case of all — the identity of Jack the Ripper.

    And now after almost a decade’s worth of research Marriott has come up with the name of the man he believes is the best likely candidate — a German merchant sailor — Carl Feigenbaum.

    What’s more he’s put together a composite sketch of the suspect from a description of him that was in documents when he was jailed in 1894 at Sing Sing after he was found guilty of murdering a woman in New York City.

    Feigenbaum could have been the “first transatlantic serial killer,” Marriott told the Star in a phone interview.

    He pins much of his argument on statements from Feigenbaum’s American lawyer as well as shipping documents.

    Marriott found that the ship Feigenbaum was believed to be on — the Nordeutscher line’s Reiher — was in Whitechapel during each of the so-called Jack the Ripper murders, except for one.

    But on that date another merchant boat from the same company was docked in Whitechapel. Feigenbaum could have switched ships on that occasion, Marriott speculates.

    And once Feigenbaum was imprisoned for a New York murder in 1894, and then executed in 1896, there were no more Jack the Ripper killings. That is perhaps the clincher for Marriott.
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    Does this look like a German?



    That person looks 100% Han Chinese!
    [02-10, 17:07] Chlodovech: cats may have a reason for meowing too

    [02-10, 17:08] renownedwolf: same reason as the missus then.. give me stuff/affection..though she doesnt need me to let her out in the garden for a poo..

    [02-10, 17:09] Chlodovech: that's more than I can say of Thoreidar

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    At one time or another more than 200 suspects have been named. Previous candidates for Jack the Ripper have included: Aaron Kosminski, Prince Albert Victor, the Duke of Clarence, and Francis Tumblety.

    And according to an FOI request Marriott filed in 2008 the London police had even considered “R. Churchill” — or Randolph Churchill, a respected member of Parliament

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    Nottingham Pedophile Captured

    This bastard lives a few streets away from my nephew who is 8.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-14851592

    6 Years!

    I ask you... SIX YEARS for abusing little kids...

    I could rob a bank tomorrow and get at least twice that...

    I have heard there is a 100% guaranteed remedy for sexual predators...

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    Blair Backs Regime Change In Iran And Syria

    Blair Backs Regime Change In Iran And Syria
    Tony Blair has backed "regime change" in Iran and Syria in an interview to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The former prime minister told The Times he blames "external factors" such as Iran for prolonging the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq for so long.He also suggests Iran's threat to the area remains "immense" and that the West must be prepared to use force if Tehran pursues its nuclear ambitions.
    "Regime change in Tehran would immediately make me significantly more optimistic about the whole of the region," Mr Blair said.
    Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said: "(Mr Blair) says the threat is bigger and deeper now than it was in 2001 in the weeks after 9/11.
    "That's a debatable point. Some people say that the jihadist ideology is sinking. Other people don't accept that and say the franchise puts us in more danger than ever.
    "(Mr Blair and Mr Sarkozy also) believe that this 'left' and 'right' (split in politics) is old-fashioned."
    Mr Blair is expected to spend Sunday in the Middle East due to his role representing the Quartet - the US, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.
    Blair: Iran needs new regime
    http://news.sky.com/home/politics/article/16065747

    5 days ago we could read:

    Tony Blair 'godfather to Rupert Murdoch's daughter'
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14785501

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    Tony Blair has backed "regime change" in Iran and Syria in an interview to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
    Good. Nobody wants a Nuclear armed Iran led my religions nuts. And no, Iran with nuclear weapons is not the same as America or Britain or France or even Israel having Nuclear weapons.

    Islam is an expansionist ideology. Shiite Iran might very well decide that it wants to conquer Sunni Iraq and Saudi Arabia and unite them under a Shiite ruled government, and if Saudi Arabia is engaged in a war then the oil supply stops and the world economy is crippled.
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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    Obese Benefit Fraudster Who Couldn't Squeeze into Courtroom Facing Jail After Admitting £35,000 Fiddle



    An obese benefit cheat had her case postponed because she could not squeeze into an old-fashioned courtroom.

    Beverley Douglas – who admitted nearly £35,000 of fraud – claimed she could not get into the dock of Court One at Inner London Crown Court to face 13 charges.

    Yesterday, after parking her red Dodge Avenger outside, the 43-year-old walked with a frame to a more modern courtroom to enter her guilty pleas to 11 of the counts – and was warned by the judge that she faced jail.

    But she was not required to enter the dock by Judge Diana Faber, who allowed her to remain seated in the public gallery.

    Her barrister, Abigail Penny, stood beside her indicating what her pleas should be, but Douglas was so short of breath her replies were barely audible.

    Earlier, Miss Penny said as part of her mitigation that she would be presenting a hospital report on behalf of the fraudster, adding: ‘Miss Douglas is an extremely unwell woman.’

    In May, Douglas told officials she could not climb the stairs to a narrow secure doorway leading to the dock of oak- panelled Court One, thought to have been built in the Edwardian era.

    She sat outside while Judge Roger Chapple agreed to adjourn the hearing so she could appear in one of the court’s more modern rooms, which have wider doors.

    Douglas, of Thornton Heath, South London, is accused of claiming £34,790 of state handouts while working as a bus driver and a CCTV officer.

    She admitted nine counts of making a false representation and two of dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances between March 15, 2004 and February 26, 2009.
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    Oh, dear God, what a fat disgusting pile of matter.

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