Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

ICC to review security in wake of Manchester bombing

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LONDON: The ICC have reiterated their commitment to safety and security at the forthcoming Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup, in the wake of the terrorist attack that killed at least 22 people and injured several more in Manchester on Monday night. The incident, which police believe to have been ...

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Prince Philip’s contribution to UK-Pakistan ties acknowledged

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LONDON: Speakers at a dinner hosted on Thursday said that close cooperation between Pakistan and the United Kingdom was playing an important role for promotion of peace and development. At the lavish dinner, the UK-Pakistani Society thanked Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for 63 years of his service as ...

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Failure not our option, EU says as Brexit plan set

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LONDON: Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. Britain’s Brexit Secretary ...

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Theresa May defends her social care reforms

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Theresa May has said her planned reforms to social care will end the torment of the elderly having to ‘worry that their savings might whittle down to nothing’. The Tory manifesto promises to quadruple to £100,000 the amount of wealth a person can have before they have to pay for ...

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Britain’s Young Muslim Men as They Want to Be Seen

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LONDON: Mahtab Hussain, a British artist of Pakistani descent, had grown tired of the simplistic narratives that portrayed Muslims as either refugees or terrorists. While in art school, and later at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he was irked that no one had done any projects about Asians and ...

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Shahid Afridi back at Hampshire

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LONDON: Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to return for a third spell with Hampshire after signing to take part in this season’s English Twenty20 Blast, the south coast club announced Thursday. Boom Boom for his aggressive big-hitting, the 37-year-old is also a highly effective leg-spinner in cricket’s shortest format, with ...

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Suspended Nasir Jamshed threatens legal action against PCB

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LONDON: Suspended Test batsman Nasir Jamshed has threatened to take the Pakistan Cricket Board to court, alleging that the PCB has been trying to implicate him in a spot-fixing scandal by coercing fellow players to testify against him. Jamshed – a left-handed opener who played two Tests, 48 ODIs and ...

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Lloyds back in private ownership as government sells out

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LONDON: The high street bank said last week the Government’s stake had been reduced to 0.25% and the UK taxpayer was set to make at least a £500 million profit from the final sale. It is understood the Government’s final tranche of Lloyds shares have now been sold, with an ...

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