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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

World News

United Kingdom
  • London Metropolitan Police plan to have 5000 officers on the streets on Friday to prevent any disruptions during the royal wedding.  In addition 60 known or suspected troublemakers - mostly people who were arrested during the recent student protests - have been banned from London for the day.  "If you see anybody in the crowd that is acting suspiciously please bring it to the earliest attention of our officers," said Assistant Commissioner Lynne Owens at a news conference, "There will be thousands of officers on duty, lining the route, and they are there to help you."
[1]  Annual economic output is GDP plus the total monetary value of goods and services consumed or used up as inputs in production.
[2]  As opposed to the sectarian Alawite on Sunni conflict we're seeing now . 

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