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British Royal Family Starts Tweeting, Attracts 2,000 Followers

twitterTwitter, known for celebrity gossip, drunken messages and nonstandard English, is now also home to Queen Elizabeth II. The British monarchy started what it called a ‚ÄúRoyal Twitter‚Äù account that will be run by the Web teams at royal residences Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, according to its Web site today. By 12:10 p.m. New York time, the Twitter account had more than 2,000 followers. The monarchy‚Äôs Tweets included the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle, and the queen knighting someone at Buckingham Palace. Full Story : Bloomberg.com…..

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UK public making ‘mountain of technology waste’

electronic-wasteAccording to research conducted for Dell on the recycling habits of 5,000 consumers across the UK (1,000 respondents), France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, Germans are proving the savviest (80 per cent regularly recycle electronics). Consumer confusion around the recycling options available for old electronics has led to 50 per cent of UK consumers failing to correctly recycle old technology. How ever, the level of UK consumers who claim to regularly recycle paper, plastics, and glass, is higher than the European average. Full Story : Theiet.org….

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British Ministry of Defence briefed on UFO sighting

ufoBRITAIN’S defence ministry was so alarmed by reports of a UFO sighting nearly 20 years ago, it took the unusual step of briefing ministers, according to secret files released today. The MoD was handed negatives of photographs - showing a large diamond-shaped object hanging in mid-air for around 10 minutes before ascending upwards at high speed - taken on August 4, 1990, by two members of the public. Full Story : News.com.au……

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The new supergun weapon against the Taliban can kill from over a mile away

rifle_thelongIt is the British-made L115A3 Long Range Rifle which, in recent weeks, has killed scores of enemy fighters in Afghanistan. In a new initiative on the front line, the Army is using sniper platoons to target the Taliban and ‘The Long’, as the snipers call it, can take out insurgents from a mile away. Unveiled earlier this year the L115A3 rifle, part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP), is a larger calibre weapon which provides state-of-the-art telescopic day and night all-weather sights, increasing a sniper’s effective range considerably. Full Story : Dailymail…..

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@ a glance : India slams British foreign secretary’s Kashmir-Mumbai linkage

Miliband raised Indian hackles by linking the unresolved Kashmir dispute to the Mumbai attacks and because of what government sources called his “aggressive style” during his three-day visit which ended Friday. Full Story : AFP…….

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