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BBC journalists get VIP tour of flagship Qatar prison

The Qatari government, keen to improve its reputation on human rights ahead of the 2020 World Cup, has allowed BBC journalists to witness its new detention arrangements at first hand. In a new era of welcoming foreign media reporting of the progress being made in the country, four BBC workers were treated to a two-night stay at His Majesty Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s pleasure.

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Posted: May 21st, 2015
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Friends angered by boy’s decision to move Subbuteo World Cup to winter

Friends of 9-year old Toby Brown have reacted angrily to the news that the Subbuteo World Cup they had planned for this summer has been put back to December.

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Posted: Feb 28th, 2015
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Christmas to be moved to accommodate Qatar World Cup

a gift from Santa BlatterRepresentatives of Europe’s biggest Christian groups had said that they were against a winter World Cup on the grounds that it would overshadow the build up to the annual festival, popular for about the last 2000 years, but FIFA President Sepp Blatter argued ‘Compromises will need to be made. There’s no reason why a religious festival celebrated by millions around the world shouldn’t be moved.’

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Posted: Feb 24th, 2015
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Man who shook hands with Sepp Blatter apologises ‘for causing offence’

a simple gesture of respect and reconciliation, leaving the other hand free to accept cashA man who yesterday shook hands with embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter has sought to downplay the significance of his actions and apologise for any offence he may have caused.

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Posted: Nov 25th, 2014
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Bacon to become official England World Cup sponsor

Bacon is to become England’s official ‘World Cup Hangover’ sponsor for the 2014 World Cup, beating off stiff competition from other market leaders to land the coveted prize.

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Posted: Jun 11th, 2014
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