In a story entitled "India alert as nuclear war looms":
«The foreign secretary Jack Straw last night urged Britons to leave India immediately because of its "dangerous" military stand-off with its nuclear rival Pakistan and advised all nationals against travelling to the region.
The decision was taken after western intelligence assessments warned that a new terrorist attack in India or the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir could spark war between the two countries, leading to a nuclear exchange.
[...and now the part that just makes my eyes bug out:]
The advice to Britons to leave India was voluntary because the [UK] government did not want to appear alarmist, diplomatic sources said.»
I can just picture embassy staff getting little notes in email from Mr. Straw: Please remain perfectly calm as you flee an impending nuclear war. There is nothing to be alarmed about.
Note to self: buy stock in companies developing radiation-resistant breeds of rice. Also, eat lower on the food chain for a few hundred thousand years.