Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tag Archives: UK

Spain’s national state of emergency ends

MADRID: Spain’s national state of emergency has ended after three months of restrictions on movement to rein in its Covid-19 outbreak. As of Sunday, 47 million Spaniards will be able to freely move around the entire country for the first time since the government declared a state of emergency on March ...

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UK police opens ‘terror’ probe into stabbing spree in Reading

READING: British police said Sunday they were treating a stabbing spree in which a lone assailant killed three people in a park filled with families and friends in the southern English city of Reading as a “terrorism incident”. The Thames Valley police said three people were also seriously injured and they ...

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Dominic Raab says taking knee is ‘subjugation’

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab sparked mockery and dismay by suggesting the anti-racism protest of taking the knee was a symbol of “subjugation” that originated with “Game of Thrones”. Premier League footballers took a knee on Wednesday evening in solidarity with demonstrations across the world sparked by the killing of ...

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Kate Middleton becomes a teacher for UK kids

LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is all set to instill lessons of kindness amongst children as she leads a school assembly. Kate has touched on the very significant topic of mental health during an online assembly at the Oak National Academy website. The pre-recorded message for the children ...

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Major coronavirus breakthrough as UK find first drug

LONDON: A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other ...

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Britain records lowest daily virus toll since March

LONDON: Britain recorded 36 new deaths of people testing positive for the new coronavirus, the lowest daily toll since March 21, two days before the country went into lockdown, the government announced. “Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since March 21,” Health ...

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UK police boards up Gandhi statue ahead of Black Lives Matter protest

LONDON: Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the Parliament Square has been covered and boarded up completely to protect it from anti-racism and anti-fascism Black Lives Matter protestors, who have threatened to bring down nearly 60 statues across Britain of those historic figures who expressed racist views towards black people. The statue ...

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Britain unveils phased plan to exit lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 – as long as infection rates stay low. In a televised address, Johnson also announced plans to introduce quarantine for people arriving ...

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British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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