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Tag Archives: LONDON

London Underground staff to stage 24-hour strike in new year

LONDON: Thousands of London Underground workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in the new year in a dispute over jobs. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) will walk out from 6pm on Sunday 8 January. The unions are embroiled ...

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Allied defies the conventions of the sexy spy genre: review

LONDON: No one could have predicted the sombre career trajectory of Robert Zemeckis, who made his name with instant pop classics such as Back to the Future – weightless, but brilliantly worked out. His later films have the same mechanical ingenuity but not the high spirits. Some of the best, ...

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Teenage girl sexually assaulted on train

LONDON: A 17-year-old girl has been left “very shaken” after being sexually assaulted on a train by a man wearing a Christmas jumper. The incident happened on the 23:09 service from Dunblane to Edinburgh on 16 December shortly after the train left Larbert railway station. A man who was sitting ...

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UK and Argentina sign war-dead deal

LONDON: The UK and Argentina have signed a deal to identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been negotiating an agreement on taking DNA samples from the remains of men who died in the 1982 conflict. The graves in the ...

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RBS, Barclays and other banks fined in Swiss franc Libor case

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among banks hit with SFr99m (£78m) of fines by the Swiss competition regulator for operating four separate cartels, as the international fallout from the Libor rate-rigging scandal spreads. The two British lenders were hit with a combined £37m in fines, while HSBC, ...

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Prince Harry spotted buying Christmas tree with Meghan Markle

LONDON: Prince Harry has reportedly been spotted buying a Christmas tree with his girlfriend Meghan Markle at a stall in a London park. The couple apparently bought a 6ft Nordmann Fir at the Pine and Needles store in Battersea Park on Monday. According to staff at the store, they looked ...

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British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

LONDON: A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime. The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and knocked down by two white males in a busy high street, police said. The woman just finished a ...

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Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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Boxer Amir Khan’s parents respond to Faryal abuse allegations

LONDON: Last week, Faryal Makhdoom, the wife of British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, alleged that she has long suffered harassment at the hands of her in-laws. In a story on social media platform Snapchat, Faryal claimed that her in-laws attempted to hit her and also tried to engineer a divorce when ...

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