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Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terror chief wins award in UK

MANCHESTER: Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief has won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who is the Metropolitan Police’s National Lead for Counter Terrorism and the Head of the Met Police’s Specialist ...

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A 4-day work week in the UK: Would it work?

LONDON: Increasing numbers of workplaces around the world are embracing technology, and a greater array of tasks is being automated. In the eyes of one major British labuor organisation, that need not be a threat to workers, but may instead offer an opportunity: less time working.“I believe that in this ...

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Zayn Malik selling UK pad to move to NY City

LONDON: Zayn Malik has listed his mansion in the UK for £3.5 million as he is reportedly planning to move to New York permanently to be near to girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Zayn Malik is selling his home in Hertfordshire, England, to move closer to Gigi Hadid in New York. The ...

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British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

LONDON: British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. The almost two week long hack did not involve travel or passport details, the airline said, adding that it ...

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Sajid Javid demands action from tech giants over child abuse

LONDON: Britain warned that internet giants could face new laws if they fail to tackle online child abuse content, revealing that up to 80,000 people in the country were deemed to pose a threat. “The threat has evolved quicker than industry’s response and industry has not kept up. I am ...

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UK water companies promise less leakage, tighter pricing

LONDON: Thames Water and three other top UK water companies announced business plans on Monday aimed at reducing leakages and improving service while controlling prices after their performance was questioned during the country’s hottest summer in decades. The utilities have faced a series of fines and a summer marked by ...

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Amir Khan: I get more stick than any fighter out there!

  Never mind that he has won an Olympic silver medal and two world titles for Britain, Amir Khan is still the victim of the social media trolls. His crime in the eyes of those prejudiced few appears to be that the Briton also champions Pakistan, his country of parental ...

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UK’s Raab ‘stubbornly optimistic’ of Brexit deal with EU

BRUSSELS: Brexit minister Dominic Raab said he was “stubbornly optimistic” that Britain would reach a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure from the bloc in time for an October meeting of EU leaders. After talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday, ...

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Briton jailed for life over plot to kill Theresa May

LONDON: A British man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday over a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her. Naa’imur Rahman, 21, of north ...

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