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Don't dignify James Foley's murder by calling it an 'execution'

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — When a man has been beheaded on camera, it may seem petty and even crass to quibble about words. But some of the language being used to describe the killing of James Foley strikes me as a problem. For instance, Philip Hammond. The Foreign Secretary this morning on Radio Four spoke of his horror at [...]
Aug 20, 2014

Typically excellent @jameskirkup piece on the murder, not execution, of James Foley. Please read bit.ly/1pL9tZo

Aug 20, 2014

RT @jameskirkup: Don't dignify James Foley's murder by calling it an 'execution': When a man has been beheaded on camera, it ma... bit.ly/1pL9tZo

Aug 20, 2014

Don't dignify James Foley's murder by calling it an 'execution': When a man has been beheaded on camera, it ma... bit.ly/1pL9tZo

The Lord Rennard fiasco is a political foul-up that could only happen to the Lib Dems

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — If there is ever a degree course in how not to handle political PR, undergraduates will surely spend some time on the Liberal Democrats and Lord Rennard. To recap: Lord Rennard, the former party chief executive, invaded the personal space of several women who were subordinate to him.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @Sean_Kemp: I think in his butler line here @jameskirkup has come up with one of the best ever quotes about the Lib Dems: blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirk…

Aug 20, 2014

Also by the busy @jameskirkup, this is useful on why the whole Rennard foul-up could only ever happen to the Lib Dems blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirk…

Aug 20, 2014

The Lord Rennard fiasco is a political foul-up that could only happen to the Lib Dems: If there is ever a degr... bit.ly/1tgKlLK

US journalist James Foley 'beheaded by IS' - latest

telegraph.co.uk — "I think we are in the most serious international situation since 2001... I will therefore soon propose a conference on security in Iraq and the fight against Islamic State," Hollande told Le Monde daily. 10.45 British intelligence agencies are likely to use voice recognition software to try to identify the British jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley, the Telegraph's Steven Swinford reports.
Aug 20, 2014

Hunt for 'British' Islamic State jihadi who beheaded US journalist James Foley ow.ly/Awycc via @Telegraph

Aug 20, 2014

RT @shashj: British intel to use voice recognition to ID Foley's murderer - presumably against a database of Iraq intercepts? telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Video: 'It's not worth your life'

telegraph.co.uk — The discussion takes part at the Medill School of Journalism in New Hampshire, where he was once a student. In the film , shot in 2011, Foley tells students about his motivation for covering stories in some of the world's most dangerous locations. "There's an amazing humanity in these places," he told the audience.
Aug 20, 2014

@Telegraph fyi Medill School of Journalism is not in NH, Foley's state, but rather Chicago, IL (Northwestern Univ) telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @TelegraphWorld: 'It's not worth your life' - James Foley's warning to young journalists tgr.ph/1pdorrA

Aug 20, 2014

RT @TelegraphWorld: 'It's not worth your life' - James Foley's warning to young journalists tgr.ph/1pdorrA

Greggs bakery shows how to handle a social media nightmare after offensive logo appears on Google

telegraph.co.uk — The company famous for its steak bakes and sausage rolls has been flooded with messages from Twitter users after the unfortunate mishap was picked up online. Its normal logo was replaced with a spoof image pulled in from uncyclopedia.wikia.com, featuring the offensive slogan "providing s*** to scum for over 70 years".

Celebrity ice-bucket challenge: why it leaves me cold

telegraph.co.uk — Everyone's at it. Top pop has-been Britney Spears. Your annoying workmate on Twitter. Spoon-faced gazillionaire Mark Zuckerberg. That bloke you never see but can't bring yourself to defriend on Facebook. Footballers. Actors. The wacky-but-lonely functioning alky down the local pub.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @AlexMurraySmith: The ice-bucket challenge: Famous people cyber-high-fiving while the rest of us rubber-neck. @michaelhogan nails it. telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter…

Aug 20, 2014

Love this on tedious ice bucket challenge. "Has swept the internet like ebola in a branch of Liberian Fried Chicken" telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter…

Magic in the Moonlight, review: 'Colin Firth is unbearable '

telegraph.co.uk — Dir: Woody Allen. Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney, Eileen Atkins, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Shamos, Catherine McCormack. 12A cert, 98 min. We can't give up on Woody Allen yet, and nor would we want to.
Aug 20, 2014

Emma Stone and Darius Khondji just about rescue Magic in the Moonlight, sez @trim_obey – shame about Colin Firth: telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/f…

Aug 20, 2014

My not-very-nice review of MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is up here. telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/f…

Rebellion at the Bank of England: Voters split on interest rate decision

telegraph.co.uk — Interest rate setters voted just 7-2 to hold policy at their August meeting, according to Bank of England minutes. The dissent, by two members, is the first seen since July 2011. Since then there had been nothing but unanimity from the committee.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @Pete_Spence: Rebellion at the Bank of England: Voters split on interest rate decision telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-o…

Aug 20, 2014

Rebellion at the Bank of England: Voters split on interest rate decision telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-o…

Hunt begins for 'British' Islamic State executioner of US journalist James Foley

telegraph.co.uk — "Today, your military air force is attacking us daily in Iraq...any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic Caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people."
Aug 20, 2014

To those who say Western intervention in Iraq will only "complicate" things, behold a journalist being beheaded telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @TelegraphWorld: Hunt begins for 'British' Islamic State executioner of US journalist James Foley tgr.ph/1pcYnNl

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, review: 'a chilly appeal'

telegraph.co.uk — Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez. Starring: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Powers Boothe, Bruce Willis. 18 cert, 102 mins. Film noir, like fire, needs oxygen to burn.
Aug 20, 2014

Good morning! Here's my review of Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For: telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/f…

Chinese man jailed for framing Communists as porn stars

telegraph.co.uk — A blackmailer from southwest China has been jailed for 13 years for attempting to swindle Communist Party officials out of hundreds of thousands of pounds, using little more than a cheap desktop computer and a collection of pornography.
Aug 19, 2014

RT @AdamMinter: “Let’s work together to launch a ‘people’s war’ against blackmailers using Photoshop on sex photos!” telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Aug 19, 2014

“Let’s work together to launch a ‘people’s war’ against blackmailers using Photoshop on sex photos!” telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @MalcolmMoore: With his "Lenovo" RT @tomphillipsin: Chinese blackmailer jailed for framing Communist Party officials as porn stars telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Aug 19, 2014

With his "Lenovo" RT @tomphillipsin: Chinese blackmailer jailed for framing Communist Party officials as porn stars telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

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Crop tops: a men's fashion trend too far

telegraph.co.uk — But the trend - let's call it that, shall we? - is not just consigned to social media's obnoxious forms of self-expression; earlier in 2014, rapper Kid Cudi performed at Cochella in April wearing an orange crop top that skimmed his stomach, causing mild internet hysteria.

David Cameron: I am a Eurosceptic

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — I'll post more on this soon, but I've just come out of David Cameron's press conference here in Brussels. I asked him a question that's been on my mind (and many others) for some time: Are you a Eurosceptic? Mr Cameron's answer: "Yes." UPDATE: Here's the full exchange: Q: Are you a Eurosceptic?
Aug 20, 2014

.@DanHannanMEP says 'PM has never pretended to be a Eurosceptic; I’d have less respect for him if he had'. FYI Dan: blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jameskirk…

Why brave journalists like James Foley go to such dangerous places

blogs.telegraph.co.uk — The mother of James Foley, the kidnapped photographer apparently beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria, has paid tribute to her son via a Facebook page set up to campaign for his freedom. Brief and to the point, Diane Foley's statement said that her boy "gave his life trying to expose the world to the [...]
Aug 20, 2014

RT @TelegraphBlogs: Why brave journalists like James Foley go to such dangerous places tgr.ph/1pdLG4W

David Cameron breaks off holiday after 'British' jihadist beheads kidnapped journalist

telegraph.co.uk — The Foreign Secretary said the Government was "absolutely aware" that significant numbers of British nationals have been involved in "terrible crimes, probably in the commission of atrocities" in the conflict. Mr Hammond said that Britain and US intelligence officials will be analysing the video to try to identify the jihadist.
Aug 20, 2014

After Foley beheading by British jihadist, Cameron worries that some of them may "seek to come back to the UK." #ISIS telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/…

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