Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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Boxer Amir wife Faryal reveals plans for new UK home

BRADFORD: AMIR Khan’s wife has revealed plans for her ‘new UK home’ – despite an ongoing vicious feud with her husband’s family. Faryal Makhdoom posted a video furniture shopping to her Snapchat, just days after missing her brother-in-law’s wedding. Boxer Amir was criticised after not attending his brother Haroon’s celebration ...

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Royal visit planned for Hull’s culture celebrations

LONDON: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Hull in February, as part of the city’s 2017 City of Culture celebrations. Clarence house confirmed Charles and Camilla would make the trip to the city on February the 8th and tour the newly renovated Ferens Art Gallery, Holy ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Birmingham: Muslim pupil’s headscarf ban at school challenged

BIRMINGHAM: A school has been accused of breaching anti-discrimination laws after claims a four-year-old Muslim pupil was told she could not wear a headscarf. St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham has met with equality leaders at the city council to discuss a complaint from the pupil’s family. The council ...

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Women face ‘sexist dress codes’ at work, report

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. Women workers have been instructed to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and reapply make-up, a parliamentary report has found. Parliament held an inquiry into dress codes in the ...

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May promises to tackle Trump on ‘unacceptable’ comments

LONDON: Theresa May has promised that she will not flinch from challenging Donald Trump about “unacceptable” statements when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet him as president this week. But the prime minister declined to say if she would criticise some of Mr Trump’s remarks about women, which ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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