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Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

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’

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

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

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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Research proves too much X is bad for you

Ever felt like tearing of the radio playing ‘Silent Night’? Well, it’s not you, it’s everyone! Sometimes it may get annoying when everyone is already in the spirit of Christmas and it’s only the first week of November, well science says you’re not the Grinch for feeling this way. Sometimes ...

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