Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Reham claims, Imran Khan forced a girl for abortion in London

LONDON: After the leaked content of Reham Khan’s all-tell biography sent shock waves across Pakistan for more than a month before the unveiling of the piece, the ex-wife of PTI chief Imran Khan has finally released her book online. The scandal-filled book, which is available on Amazon, an electronic commerce ...

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Facebook facing UK fine over data protection breaches

LONDON: Britain’s information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users’ data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The 500,000 pound ($663,850) fine is less that 10 minutes worth of revenue for the social media firm worth $590 ...

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HUSSAIN MANAWER LAUNCHES THE UK’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH FESTIVAL

LONDON: Hussain Manawer, poet and record-breaking mental health campaigner, has launched Hussain’s House Live – the UK’s largest mental health youth festival.  Hussain’s House Live will see 1,300 students from across the UK come together to tackle stigma around cyber bullying, self-care & self-esteem, bereavement, depression and anxiety. The inaugural event, delivered in ...

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Queen gets pay rise ahead of Buckingham Palace repairs

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II got a 13 per cent hike in her British taxpayer-funded allowance ahead of extensive repairs to Buckingham Palace, estimated to cost around a whopping 369 million pounds. The 92-year-old monarch’s accounts released today showed the public funds used by her for official expenditure and duties went ...

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UK lawmakers slam FB’s evasive answers

LONDON: The head of the UK Parliament’s media committee slammed Facebook on Friday for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins said that Facebook’s claims that it was unable to distinguish between political and non-political advertising is “difficult to believe.” He ...

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Barnardo’s celebrates Eid and #FastforaDay campaign finale

LONDON: Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, celebrated Eid with a special dinner, to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal was attended by Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan and an array of popular celebrities and media personalities from the British Asian community who took part ...

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Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced on Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 Eu­­ro­pean Communities Act through which Britain beca­­me ...

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Prince William arrives in Israel for first royal visit

JERUSALEM: Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain. William, a 36-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the ...

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Amir Khan launches Super Boxing League in Pakistan

LONDON: Renowned boxer Amir Khan launched Pakistan’s first professional boxing league in a star-studded event. The event led under the vision of two-time world champion Amir Khan and promoted by the British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh is aptly named “Super Boxing League”. Salman Iqbal and Amir Khan will jointly serve ...

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