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Bush defends torture of terror suspects

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Former President of the United States, George W. Bush, has publicly defended the waterboarding of prisoners following September 11th.

Whilst promoting his memoirs, Bush declared that these methods of torture – where victims are taken to the point of drowning – stopped terror attacks on locations such as Canary Wharf.

Lifestyle

Young Londoners carve out their vision of Roman London

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As you know, Young Academic is committed to bringing the student community news of all the most engaging events occurring across the UK. ‘Sculpting My City’ is part of Stories of the World: London, a Cultural Olympiad project by London’s local museums involving more than 1,000 young people.

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Burma: Hague puts hand up to Junta

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has given his unequivocal support to Amnesty International’s campaign to free the 2,200 political prisoners in Burma. The Foreign Secretary was photographed with Ko Mya Aye written on his upturned palm, a symbolic act of fearlessness and defiance in Burma. His portrait highlights the case of Ko Mya Aye, aged 44, who is a leading member of the 88 Generation Students Group who have played a key role in the long struggle for democracy in military-ruled Burma.

Books

Listen to the greatest 20th century British and American poets read their own work

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To celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October, the British Library releases two new additions to its popular series of literary spoken word CDs, featuring many previously unpublished recordings of great British and American poets of the 20th century reading their own poems and often with their own spoken introductions. From T S Eliot’s sombre, measured reading from ‘The Waste Land’ to William Carlos Williams’ confident, humorous reading of ‘This is Just to Say’ and the gravelly purr of Walter de la Mare introducing and reading ‘Thomas Hardy’, these CDs comprise a wealth of rare historic recordings.

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Cutting edge Science Symposium at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

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The sixth science symposium of the Graduate School of the Environment at CAT will take place this weekend, the event is open for public to attend. Erik Rombout will give a keynote speech on ‘lobe cities.’ Dubbed climate proof eco cities by experts, lobe cities are fast gaining popularity as eco sensitive design that enhances bio-diversity, encourages sustainable architecture and ensures ecologically sound planning in cities.

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