Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: british

Sarah Champion resigns following criticism over newspaper column

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LONDON: Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her “extremely poor choice of words” in a newspaper article about child abuse. The Labour MP said she was concerned that continuing in her shadow cabinet role would distract from the “crucial issues” around child protection. ...

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English teen takes six wickets in an over

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Luke Robinson, a 13-year old from London, bowled out six batsmen in six consecutive deliveries of his over creating history of sorts while playing for Philadelphia Cricket Under-13s. Robinson’s family was elated at what the boy had achieved and took their time to absorb what had happened. A 13-year old ...

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British ticket holder wins £51m Euromillions jackpot

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LONDON: A lottery jackpot worth £51.7m has been won by a player in the UK – but remains unclaimed almost a week after the draw. The National Lottery has launched an appeal to find the mystery winner and has urged anyone who played in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 28 ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge

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LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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Nisar voices concern over use of British, SA soil for bloodshed in Karachi.

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday appreciated the performance of Sindh Rangers in establishing peace and curbing activities of anti-social elements in Karachi. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed phoned the minister and briefed him on arrest of accused, having contacts with ...

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London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi

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LONDON’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law. The ruling was condemned by activist groups and charities, with Oxfam saying it “sets back arms ...

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First British Pregnant Man Gives Birth To Girl

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LONDON: A 21-year-old man has become the first in Britain to give birth after he put his sex transition on hold to get pregnant by a sperm donor. Hayden Cross, who made headlines around the world earlier this year when he announced he was pregnant by a sperm donor, has ...

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Brits face ban from all-inclusive holidays over fake poisoning claims

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LONDON: A “British problem” of false food poisoning claims means hoteliers abroad could bar UK holidaymakers from their resorts, according to the travel industry. Holiday firms have reported a surge in legal action – mostly involving claims management companies (CMCs) representing all-inclusive holiday customers. Such holidaymakers are often targeted by ...

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Trump State Visit to Britain Reportedly Delayed

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LONDON: Donald Trump told British PM he doesn’t want to go to Britain if he is set to be met by large-scale protests during his visit. Trump passed along the message during a phone call that took place in recent weeks, according to the Guardian, which cites an unnamed source ...

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