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British journalist killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: A British man has died in Sri Lanka after reportedly being dragged into a river by a crocodile. Paul McClean, who is believed to have been a reporter for the Financial Times, was washing his hands in the river when he was attacked by the reptile. Search and rescue ...

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Pound Euro Exchange Rate Recovers from 8-Year-Low

LONDON: The Pound Euro exchange rate slipped yesterday as investors reacted to the latest Brexit uncertainties and tensions while the Euro benefitted from European Central Bank (ECB) speculation. However, the pair rebounded from its lows as markets anticipated upcoming data. GBP EUR dropped from 1.0944 to 1.0803 last week. Tuesday saw ...

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Sarah Champion resigns following criticism over newspaper column

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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