Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Tag Archives: UK

UK journalist faces Thai jail for carrying protective gear

LONDON: A British journalist faces jail time after he was arrested at Thailand’s main airport with a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest, which police said breached a law that classifies the protective gear as war weapons. Anthony Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was detained ...

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Labour party warns Salma Yaqoob over ‘misleading’ leaflet

BRADFORD/LONDON: Labour Party has warned independent candidate Salma Yaqoob over making false and misleading claims on her campaign literature exploiting the name of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The leaflets were distributed across Bradford West by Salma Yaqoob against Labour candidate Naz Shah, claiming that she has the official backing from ...

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The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

LONDON: When British correspondent Secunder Kermani visited Pakistan and wanted to get a haircut, he headed to Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. Originally from Pakistan but born in London, Kermani’s haircut stood out in Islamabad. A security guard outside his hotel in the capital, asked him if he was from Mirpur. ...

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

BERLIN: Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” ...

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Emily parents criticise university over daughter’s suicide

LONDON: The family of a student who took her own life after suffering abuse says she might be alive today if the University of Aberdeen had offered a “basic duty of care”. Emily Drouet, 18, killed herself at her Aberdeen halls of residence in March 2016 following weeks of verbal, ...

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Prince of Wales donates to Manchester Fund

LONDON: The Manchester Arena Bombing has affected so many around the world. Politicians, royals and world leaders have sent their condolences to the people of Manchester and the United Kingdom. Members of the British Royal Family were among those who spoke out publicly about the attacks. The Prince of Wales ...

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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Staffordshire: Five die as car and lorry crash on M6

STAFFORDSHIRE: Five people have died in a collision involving a lorry and a car on the M6 in Staffordshire. The driver and four passengers of the car were killed in the crash southbound between junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent and 14 for Stafford. One person was also critically injured, Staffordshire Police ...

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Manchester Suicide Bomber Identified as Salman Abedi

MANCHESTER: The man who blew himself up Monday night following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has been identified as Salman Abedi, police said. Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, identified the 22 year-old Abedi as the alleged attacker, but provided no ...

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