Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Royal Family announced another major royal wedding for 2018

British Royal Family announced another major royal wedding for 2018

LONDON: Buckingham Palace certainly has its hands full, because they just announced yet another upcoming royal wedding – this time for Princess Eugenie. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (and cousin to Harry) is engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank, and their wedding is set to take place in the ...

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Apple invests in Malala’s education fund

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LONDON: We have yet another reason to be proud of Malala Yousafzai. According to a report, the world’s most famous CEO and perhaps the most famous – and definitely youngest – Nobel Peace Prize winner could be found on Saturday morning taking tea with a family in downtown Beirut. The ...

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Shannon McQuillan road death to be probed by police watchdog

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LONDON: The devastated father of a teenage girl knocked down and killed has described her as a gifted student who had her whole life ahead of her. Paul McQuillan was speaking after it emerged that the Police Ombudsman is now investigating the accident that left 19-year-old Shannon McQuillan dead and ...

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PM May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to “line their own pockets” while not protecting workers’ pensions, after the collapse of outsourcer Carillion with a 900-million-pound hole in its pension scheme. Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, the Prime Minister said private companies ...

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Amazon raises monthly Prime price

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LONDON: Amazon has raised the price of monthly Prime memberships in the US by $2 to $12.99 (£9.40), in a bid to push more people to an annual plan. The annual cost of Prime, which includes two-day shipping and video streaming, was unchanged at $99. Amazon said the change does ...

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Major supermarket giants ban sale of energy drinks

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LONDON: Asda, Aldi and Sainsbury’s have announced customers buying high caffeine energy drinks will be asked to show ID within weeks. The ban will kick in at Asda, which is the first of the “big four” to announce an age limit, on March 5. Sainsbury’s is the latest retail giant ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Britain appoints Loneliness Minister

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LONDON: The British government has appointed its first ever minister for loneliness, who will help tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness suffered by an estimated 9 million people in the country. The move follows a cross-party initiative to tackle an issue that was one of the legacies of Jo ...

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Husband found guilty of murdering wife

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Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed LEEDS: These are the first photographs of a man and his friend who face life sentences for murdering his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight. A Leeds Crown Court jury has unanimously convicted Akshar Ali, 27, and Yasmin ...

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