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Sign petition asking UK to end war in DR Congo

An online petition has been launched asking the UK Government to intervene and help end the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Duchess of Cambridge expecting her first baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and members of both families are delighted with the news, said a spokesman.

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UK offers free HIV treatment to foreigners

From 1st October 2012, foreign nationals will be able to access free HIV treatment on the NHS irrespective of their immigration status, the Department of Health has said.

In a new guidance, the Department of Health said: “From 1 October 2012, an amendment to the Charging Regulations means that HIV treatment is no longer chargeable to any overseas visitors and is provided in the same way as treatment for other sexually transmitted infections for which NHS treatment is free to all.  

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London Metropolitan University banned from sponsoring foreign students

The UK Border Agency has revoked London Metropolitan University's (LMU) licence to sponsor students from outside the EU after it failed to “address serious and systemic failings” that the Agency identified six months ago.

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UK Border Agency officers commended for cracking sham marriage scam

Four UK Border Agency officers have been presented with a Crown Court Commendation for ending an international sham marriage conspiracy that centred on the East Midlands.

Andy Radcliffe, Peter Copple, Kamal Hyare and Laurence Catcheside attended a ceremony at Leicestershire Police Force HQ where the High Sheriff of Leicester, Richard Brooks, presented them with the award on 15th August 2012.

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