Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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MP Virender Sharma win Pride of Punjab awards

LONDON: Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Sajid Javid, presented the ‘Pride of Punjab Award’ 2017 to NRIs Virendra Sharma, Labour MP from Ealing and Southall, and Surinder Arora, founder chairman of the Arora Hotels, for their outstanding contribution to the communities in the UK. The ...

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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

NEW DELHI: An Indian student said she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears, minutes before sitting a crucial test. Authorities issue strict dress codes to tackle widespread cheating on the entrance test for India’s prestigious medical colleges. But there is no ...

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Stephen Hawking: Future of humanity no longer lies on earth

LONDON: Scientist Stephen Hawking claimed that the next generation must inhibit another planet within a century since the future of humanity no longer lies on earth. Hawking, a leading theoretical physicist, said that the growing advancement of computer systems and machines could take over the human race. “I don’t think ...

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Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON: Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Facebook has come under intense pressure to tackle the spread of false stories, which ...

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Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest president

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. The centrist’s emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief ...

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Man killed in jet-skiing accident on Loch Lomond

GLASGOW: A 21-year-old man has died after falling from the back of a jet ski on Loch Lomond. Stuart McLevy fell into the water north of Inchmurrin Island at about 9.15pm on Saturday. The emergency services were called, including paramedics and the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat. Mr McLevy was brought ...

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