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  • Facts About the Oldest Man in British Royal Family History

    June 10, 2014 7:45 AM 6

    As today marks the 92th birthday of Prince Philip, IBTimes UK looks at some lesser-known facts of the Duke of Edinburgh. Born in 1921, Prince Philip is the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family. He became the longest serving consort in British history when he out-lived Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who died in 1818 at the age of 74. Prince

  • Trojan Horse: 'Minds changed' over no-notice school inspections

    June 10, 2014 7:39 AM 5

    The head of Ofsted has said "minds have been changed" over his suggestion for no-notice school inspections, which is now expected to go ahead. Sir Michael Wilshaw pointed out that the proposal was shelved by Education Secretary Michael Gove two years ago. But he said it was revived after "a robust discussion" amid concerns about an Islamist takeover

  • At 93, the Duke of Edinburgh is showing no signs of slowing down

    June 10, 2014 7:31 AM 4

    The Duke of Edinburgh turns 93 years old today but even at his grand age, The Queen’s husband shows no sign of slowing down just yet. Despite only just arriving back in the UK after the D-Day commemorations in Normandy, Prince Philip has a schedule full of engagements for this week. Yesterday, on the eve of his birthday, the Duke joined The Queen at a reception

  • Sinn Féin And DUP Hopeful Of Deal To Reduce Tensions

    June 10, 2014 7:29 AM 6

    SINN Féin and the DUP said last night they were hopeful of making progress on outstanding peace process issues during a fresh talks initiative ahead of the height of the marching season. Keen to avoid a repeat of the violence that erupted in Belfast over a parading dispute last July, the north's two biggest parties are hoping a measure of agreement could

  • Trojan Horse: Park View School to lose funding

    June 10, 2014 7:26 AM 1

    The funding agreement at Park View School - at the centre of the Trojan Horse inquiry - has been terminated, the BBC understands. It comes after Ofsted published 21 reports into schools allegedly targeted as part of a hardline Muslim takeover. A school spokesman said they would challenge the Ofsted report through the appropriate legal channels. The letter

  • Kenya cleric Sheikh Mohammed Idris shot dead in Mombasa

    June 10, 2014 7:22 AM 5

    A leading Muslim cleric has been shot dead in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa - the latest such killing. Sheikh Mohammed Idris, chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya, was killed close to a mosque near his home by a group of gunmen. Reports say he had previously been threatened by radical Muslim youths and had said he feared for his life. Several

  • Passport Office to be quizzed by MPs over delays

    June 10, 2014 7:17 AM 3

    MPs are to quiz the head of the Passport Office over long delays in issuing travel documents that threaten to ruin summer holidays. The Home Office has blamed the improving economy for an increase in people seeking passports to travel after an aggressive marketing campaign by holiday companies earlier in the year, the Times reported. Keith Vaz, chairman

  • Ukraine to create humanitarian corridors

    June 10, 2014 7:11 AM 10

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the creation of humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee areas of the east hit by conflict. In a statement, the presidency said ministers had been ordered to set up "all necessary conditions for civilians who want to leave". Violence between pro-Russia militants and Ukrainian forces has left more than 200 people

  • World Cup 2014: Messi & Ronaldo face career-defining moment

    June 10, 2014 7:03 AM 3

    To claim that Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo are somehow lacking something as footballers seems almost perverse. These are the twin tornados of today's football landscape, chasing each other in a statistical arms race, tearing up records, making the impossible mundane. But as their third World Cups come around, there remains a sense of incompleteness

  • Angelina Jolie Hosts War Zone Rape Summit

    June 10, 2014 7:02 AM 9

    Campaigners against rape in war are gathering in London in an attempt to bring those responsible for 220 million sex crimes every year to justice. Actress Angelina Jolie is co-hosting the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict with Foreign Secretary William Hague. It promises to be the largest ever gathering of its kind, with more than 140 countries