Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Indian-origin student racially abused in UK

LONDON: A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a man, shouting “Brexit, go back home” after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman, media reports said. Rickesh Advani, a political science student at Cambridge University, confronted the man for his comments towards the ...

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Billionaire Modi flees to UK, claiming political asylum

NEW DELHI: Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case in India, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said it does not provide ...

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Sikh soldier becomes first to wear turban for Trooping the Colour

Image Credit: REUTERS LONDON: A Coldstream Guards soldier has become the first person to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. More than 1,000 soldiers took part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined other senior royals ...

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Taylor Swift remembers Manchester victims

(Photo by Suzi Pratt/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)

(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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