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Julian Assange arrested in London

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London came to an abrupt end on Thursday when police entered the building and arrested him after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. Assange has been living at the embassy in London’s plush Knightsbridge district since 2012 when he sought ...

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British must tell us what they want: Dutch PM

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that time is running out to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and urged the British to make up their minds. “It is now up to the British to indicate what they want,” he told reporters in The Hague ...

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Police charge man over hazardous parcels sent to foreign offices

SYDNEY: Australian police charged a 49-year-old man for sending as many as 38 packages containing a hazardous material to diplomatic embassies and consulates across the country. More than a dozen foreign offices received suspicious packages on Wednesday, including the US and British, India and Pakistan missions in Melbourne. The man, ...

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Theresa May eyes Brexit endgame, but not at any cost

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said that negotiators were working through the night to get a Brexit deal with the EU but vowed it would not be “an agreement at any cost”. “The negotiations for our departure are now in the endgame,” May’s office quoted her as telling a ...

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Marks and Spencer to shut more than 100 stores

LONDON: British food-to-clothing retailer Marks and Spencer will shut more than 100 “underperforming” UK stores in an ongoing restructuring, it said on Tuesday. The high-street chain has expanded its closure plans as it aims to shift at least a third of sales online, the group announced in a statement. The London-listed ...

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Irrfan Khan suffering from rare disease

BOLLYWOOD actor Irrfan Khan has been diagnosed with a rare disease. The 51-year-old actor is best known for starring in Hindi films but has also had success in British and Hollywood films. Born 7 January 1967, his full name is Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan. He has appeared in over 100 films. Some ...

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UK judges block US extradition of hacker Lauri

LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the ...

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Trump ready to apologise for UK far-right group retweet

DAVOS: Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting controversial social media posts about Muslims from a British far-right group, prompting a diplomatic row with the UK. If you are telling me they’re horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise Donald Trump US President Speaking from the ...

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Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

PERTH: An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then Nadal went to shake hands with the umpire and his ...

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Royal Family announced another major royal wedding for 2018

LONDON: Buckingham Palace certainly has its hands full, because they just announced yet another upcoming royal wedding – this time for Princess Eugenie. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (and cousin to Harry) is engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank, and their wedding is set to take place in the ...

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