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British envoy says Myanmar case hurt rule of law

Journalists and activists attempt to block police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving from the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Yangon, Sep 3 : Britain’s ambassador says the verdict against two Reuters journalists has undermined media freedom ...

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UK prime minister says no, again, to second Brexit vote

London, Sep 2 : Britain’s prime minister has again spoken out against calls for a second referendum on Britain’s decision to split with the European Union. Theresa May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that it would be a “gross betrayal ...

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British-Bangladeshi gets 30-yr for plot to kill PM May

Bangladesh origin UK man Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman. Photo: Collected London, Aug 31 : A Bangladesh origin UK man who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge ...

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Nobel prize-winning economist James Mirrlees dies at 82

London, Aug 31 : Cambridge University says economist James Mirrlees, the co-winner of the 1996 Nobel prize in economics, has died. He was 82. Mirrlees, who died Wednesday, studied public economics, or the role of the public sector in the ...

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Crossrail delay: New London line will open in autumn 2019

Crossrail’s original budget was set at £15.9bn in 2007 but cut to £14.8bn in 2010 London’s new Crossrail underground line is to open in autumn 2019 – nine months after its scheduled launch. Transport for London (TfL) said more time ...

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Solihull murders: Man held over mum and daughter deaths

Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem were pronounced dead at the scene A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother and daughter. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49, were found stabbed ...

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Britain’s May in Kenya to boost economic ties amid Brexit

Nairobi, Aug 30 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday became the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa’s commercial hub and neighboring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost ...

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Grenfell Tower: Council worker charged with fraud

The tower block fire in June 2017 killed 72 peopl A council worker accused of taking money intended for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster has been charged with fraud. Jenny McDonagh, 39, is alleged to have obtained the cash ...

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UK keeps pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya repatriation, says Burt

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 29 : British Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development Alistair Burt on Wednesday said the UK kept pressure on Myanmar ...

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UK hopeful of participatory polls in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 29 : The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed hope that the next national elections in Bangladesh would be participatory, where all parties will join. UK FCO-DFID Joint Minister of State Alistair Burt and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar ...

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