Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: Christmas

ISIS claims responsibility for Quetta church blast

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At least nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Quetta during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church , said provincial Home Secretary Akbar Harifal. Several of the ...

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Inside the Royal Family’s Very Meghan Christmas

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There was a general sense of astonishment among seasoned royal journalists when an announcement was made this week that Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle had been invited to spend Christmas Day at Sandringham with the queen. It wasn’t so much the content of the briefing – “You can expect to ...

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Ryanair Recognizes Unions To Stop Strikes

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LONDON: Ryanair has made a dramatic U-turn and agreed to recognise pilots’ unions for the first time in its history, after it was threatened with a potentially-crippling strike just days before Christmas. The low-cost carrier sent the offer to representative bodies in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal ...

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Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London

LONDON: Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family – a move hailed on Thursday as a sea change in the monarchy’s traditionalist attitude. Prince Harry’s bride-to-be will join the royals at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II’s private estate in Norfolk, eastern ...

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UK retail sales win Black Friday boost

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LONDON: British retail sales surged in November from the previous month, official data showed Thursday, boosted by Black Friday price reductions in the run-up to Christmas. Sales rose 1.1 percent compared to October, the Office for National Statistics calculated, beating analysts’ consensus forecast for a 0.4 percent increase. The data ...

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Lily Allen slammed by fans for saying she’s ‘homeless’

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LONDON: She’s sold millions of records, so you’d think she wouldn’t be short of a quid, but Lily Allen has been slammed for implying she’s “homeless” after tenants refused to move out of her luxe London apartment. n a series of now-deleted tweets, the 32-year-old singer complained that she was ...

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Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

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BERLIN: Those responsible for a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of the Christmas market in Potsdam were attempting blackmail, not terrorism, German authorities said on Sunday (Dec 3). “It was not an act of terror but a common crime,” said Heinrich Juncker, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation. ...

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Indian horror over for pirate hunter Billy

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CHENNAI: Yvonne MacHugh has been fighting for four years to get Mr Irving home, since he was arrested with colleagues while working as security guard on ships to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean. The 37-year-old and five other former British soldiers – known as the Chennai Six – jailed ...

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