Thursday, 23 November 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Woman dies after plunging from 2nd floor while taking selfie

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LONDON: Toni Kelly reportedly died from brain injuries after falling out of window taking a selfie. Toni, from New Zealand, had moved to the UK in August and now her family are raising money to send her home, after donating her organs to help save others in the UK. Her ...

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British Censor Board clears ‘Padmavati’ for release in UK

Padmavati

BOLLYWOOD: The British Censor Board has listed the film on its official website, stating, “‘Padmavati’ (12A) moderate violence, injury detail.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed “Padmavati”, whose release has been postponed amid the protests in India, has been cleared by British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) for the UK audience. The BBFC ...

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Crackdown over misleading claims on broadband speeds

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LONDON: Home broadband providers must soon ensure that at least 50% of their customers can achieve advertised speeds at peak time under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims. Current standards allow firms to advertise “up to” speeds as long as they are available to a minimum of just 10% of ...

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Queen and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly

Queen and Prince Philip

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago. The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the ...

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Malala makes it to UK’s 150 most influential women list

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LONDON: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, is among 150 most influential female leaders in the UK. The ‘Bazaar 150 Visionary Women list’ includes 150 influential female leaders. The list is being launched at 150th anniversary year of Harper’s Bazaar. Influential women from a wide range of professions were among ...

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Britain won’t be pressured by Barnier’s Brexit deadline: Davis

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BERLIN: Britain will not be pressured into giving a public answer to EU demands for concessions on a divorce agreement by the end of next week, its chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said Thursday. Davis’s negotiating partner, the EU’s Michel Barnier, last Friday handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to improve ...

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Prince William launches anti-cyber bullying plan

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LONDON: The Duke of Cambridge is expected to launch a guide for children on how to cope with a “banter escalation scenario”, after bringing together social media giants to help combat cyberbullying. The Duke announced a “green cross code” for the 21st century, teaching young people aged 11-16 what to ...

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London takes down anti-Pakistan ads from buses

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LONDON: Transport authorities in London issued instructions on Wednesday to remove “Free Balochistan” advertisements from more than 100 buses on the ground that they did not comply with guidelines. Earlier, the similar advertisements appeared on London taxis and billboards, which were later taken down by the authorities following complaints through diplomatic channels in ...

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Former City workers launch debit card for cryptocurrencies

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LONDON: The London Block Exchange (LBX) has launched a debit card which will allow UK consumers to spend cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in their local supermarket. Canary Wharf-based London Block Exchange, a fintech start-up founded by a team of ex-City workers, has launched a debit card which will allow consumers ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

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LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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