Thursday, 27 April 2017

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Queen celebrates her 91st birthday

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LONDON: The Queen marks her 91st birthday today – her “real” birthday, as the monarch traditionally has two. Celebrations will be more subdued than last year, when her 90th was marked by national festivities. But she can still expect royal gun salutes from the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and ...

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PM May gives Easter address as pope condemns global violence

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LONDON: Political and religious leaders used their Easter messages to encourage unity and peace in a divided world. Theresa May insisted Britons were uniting after the divisions of Brexit and faced a “bright future” outside the European Union. The prime minister said: “This year, after a period of intense debate ...

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‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl accused of sexual harassment

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MUMBAI: It has been just few weeks since the molestation charges against TVF chief Arunabh Kumar had grounded in media. Now comes another shocker from the Bollywood industry. A progressive film production company, Phantom, which has made many path-breaking movies, finds itself embroiled in controversy as reports of one of ...

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Kate to visit Action for Children projects in Wales

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WALES: The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales today for her first engagements with Action for Children since becoming the charity’s patron. Kate became patron of the charity, which cares for disadvantaged children from across the UK, in December – following on from the Queen. The organisation helps all types ...

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British Parliament To Debate Withdrawing Trump’s State Visit

LONDON: British Parliament will debate on Monday whether the government should rescind its invitation to President Donald Trump for an official state visit. A petition to Parliament calling for the invite to be withdrawn has amassed more than 1.8 million signatures as of Sunday, far surpassing the 100,000 signatures needed ...

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PM Theresa May: Trump’s travel ban ‘divisive and wrong’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called President Trump’s controversial travel ban “divisive and wrong”, a delayed response to the backlash she faced at home for failing to criticize the executive order. May, the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House last Friday, told Parliament that “this government is clear ...

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How Queen will mark her ‘Sapphire Jubilee’

LONDON: On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, 65 years after she ascended the throne. It’s an incredible milestone, but it’s unlikely the Queen will be celebrating her achievement. Multiple reports suggest the Queen will spend the day in private ...

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Queen is in ‘difficult position’ over Trump State Visit

LONDON: Theresa May has been accused of putting the Queen in a ‘very difficult position’ by inviting Donald Trump for a state visit. A former Foreign Office chief has hit out at the PM’s ‘ill judged’ move saying it has exposed the monarch to a furious row about the US ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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Queen Elizabeth II closes in on historic milestone

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LONDON: On February 6 – the anniversary of the day she became Queen – Elizabeth II will have reigned for 65 years. The Queen’s silver jubilee in 1977 saw her travel 56,000 miles around the world in celebration, journeying from Western Samoa, Australia and New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Tasmania, ...

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