2014.07.06

News Headlines - 06 July 2014

Tebbit hints at political cover-up over child abuse in 1980s | theguardian.com

The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said he believes there "may well" have been a political cover-up over child abuse in the 1980s.
Norman Tebbit, who served in a series of ministerial posts under Margaret Thatcher, said the instinct of people at the time was to protect "the system" and not to delve too deeply into uncomfortable allegations.

Leon Brittan was questioned by police over rape allegation - The Independent

The Independent on Sunday revealed that the 74-year-old Conservative peer was interviewed under caution last month after a woman claimed she was raped in London in 1967. His spokesperson said on Sunday Lord Brittan would not be commenting, but he is understood to strongly deny the allegation.

BBC News - Five arrests over 'hoax' UK government websites

Five people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on fake websites made to look like official government sites.
The arrests come after more than 5,700 complaints about the copycat sites were made to the Advertising Standards Authority and Citizens Advice.

Taiwan and China: Say cheese | The Economist

SINCE the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, no ministerial-level Communist official has set foot in Taiwan. That changed on June 25th when Zhang Zhijun, head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, accepted an invitation from his counterpart, Wang Yu-chi, and visited in hopes that the democratic island nation might one day be wooed into the Chinese fold.

Neoguri Becomes a Super Typhoon, Targets Japan

Neoguri has strengthened into the first super typhoon of 2014 and poses a serious threat to lives and property in Japan.


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