News Headlines - 24 August 2014

Theresa May to bring in Asbos for British Muslim extremists | Mail Online

New laws with echoes of Labour's anti-social behaviour orders will be used to bring radical preachers under control, the Home Secretary has revealed.
Theresa May said Britain must use 'all the legal powers we need to prevail' after American journalist James Foley was beheaded by a masked 'British' extremist dubbed Jihadi John.

American man kidnapped when heading to Syria freed after two years in captivity - Telegraph

An American man who was captured and held in Syria for nearly two years has been freed and handed over to UN representatives.
Peter “Theo” Curtis was abducted from the Turkish town of Antakya, near the Syrian border, in October 2012, and was being held by a group linked to al-Qaeda in Syria.

BBC News - Scottish independence: Edinburgh University runs online referendum course

The University of Edinburgh is running a six-week online course about Scotland's independence referendum... The course is open to anyone and gets under way on 25 August.

BBC News - UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed

The firm evaluated the employment opportunities, quality of health and education, crime rates and housing affordability of areas across Britain.
The garrison town of Tidworth, in Wiltishire - postcode SP9 - was crowned the best place to live in England.

Sony closing down PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia | Polygon

Sony is ending PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia but assures western fans of the virtual world that it will continue in their regions.
Beginning Sept. 24, virtual items will no longer be for sale in PlayStation Home in Japan; the service there will end completely in March.








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