Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Taylor Swift remembers Manchester victims

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(Photo by Suzi Pratt/LP5/Getty Images for TAS) LONDON: Taylor Swift has praised Manchester’s “incredible resilience” as she opens the UK leg of her tour in the city. The star paused her show to remember the 22 people who lost their lives in a terrorist attack after an Ariana Grande concert ...

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UK concerned by abduction of British Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari

LONDON: The UK has expressed deep concern after a British Pakistani journalist was abducted by unnamed men in the latest seizure of a media critic of the military establishment. While the hours-long abduction of columnist Gul Bukhari sparked concerns within the country, it also concerned British officials who called for her safe ...

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Jemima announces to sue if Reham’s book published in UK

LONDON: Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that she would sue if Reham Khan s book was published in the United Kingdom. In her latest tweet, Jemima said that on Reham Khan s book she has been assured that it s too ...

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Survey finds more than half of 12 year olds have live-streamed content

LONDON: Social media companies need to act now to protect children after Barnardo’s reveals more than half of 12-year-olds have posted live videos on apps and websites meant for older children and adults. A survey by YouGov for Barnardo’s found that 57% of 12-year-olds and more than one-in-four children aged ...

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Sethi asks May to send England team to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has revealed that he has asked Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May to consider sending the England team to tour Pakistan. Sethi, who is in England to watch Pakistan’s two-Test series against the Three Lions, expressed those views in a meeting with May. ...

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UK raps Bangladesh on human rights situation

LONDON: Britain has welcomed the Bangladesh government’s handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis but has described the human rights situation in the country “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on ...

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MI6 will recruit children of immigrants for first time

LONDON: Britain’s foreign spy agency will allow the children of immigrants to join the organization for the first time and will launch its first ever TV advert. Alex Younger, the chief of MI6 known as “C”, is scrapping a rule that new recruits must have two British-born parents and they ...

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Jasvir Singh appointed fellow of UK religion centre

BIRMINGHAM: British Asian Jasvir Singh, chair of campaign group City Sikhs who was awarded the royal honour of OBE in 2017, has been appointed honorary fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre for Public Understanding of Religion based at the University of Birmingham. The appointment is based on his work over ...

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Marks and Spencer to shut more than 100 stores

LONDON: British food-to-clothing retailer Marks and Spencer will shut more than 100 “underperforming” UK stores in an ongoing restructuring, it said on Tuesday. The high-street chain has expanded its closure plans as it aims to shift at least a third of sales online, the group announced in a statement. The London-listed ...

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