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UK told to free prisoners over breach of human rights


September 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Prisoners deemed "potentially dangerous" and who had been jailed indefinitely in Britain could now be set free after the European Court of Human Rights said it ... Read more...

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I drew no wrong, I’m not sorry: Aseem Trivedi (Third lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Wednesday said he made no mistake in drawing cartoons, and that he would not apologise since he had done no wrong.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to invest $2 bn to expand operation in Britain


September 12th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) China's telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies has announced that it planned to invest 1.3 billion British pounds ($2 billion) to expand its operation in Britain ... Read more...

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Canada’s suspension of ties ‘hostile’ measure: Iran


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iran has termed Canada's suspension of diplomatic ties with the country as a "hostile" measure, Xinhua reported.According to Iran's state-run Press TV, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chief of ... Read more...

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Argentina criticises Britain’s ‘arrogance’ in Assange case


August 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (IANS) Argentina's Ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro has criticized the British government's "arrogance" in dealing with the Julian Assange case.Castro told a radio station that the ... Read more...

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Julian Assange trying to deflect attention: US


August 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of trying to deflect attention from his sexual assault charges after he called on Washington to stop ... Read more...

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South America backs Ecuador’s asylum offer to Assange


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Aug 20 (IANS) The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has voiced its support to Ecuador in granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and strongly condemned Britain ... Read more...

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Assange gets asylum in Ecuador (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 16th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally granted political asylum by Ecuador Thursday, two months after he took refuge in the Andean nation's London embassy while fighting ... Read more...

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Britain to step up help for Syrian rebels: Hague


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the government has been helping Syrian rebels in a "practical and non-lethal way" and intends to step up such help.The ... Read more...

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Concern for spectators’ skin care at Olympics (London diary)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The Olympics organisers are surely concerned about the spectators' skin, allowing them to bring sun cream inside the stadium. "You may bring up to 200 ml ... Read more...

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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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UK deploys 1,200 additional troops for Olympic security


July 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The British government will deploy an additional 1,200 troops to ensure security at the Olympic Games in London, Olympics Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday, raising the ... Read more...

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Scotland to legalise same-sex marriage


July 25th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The government of Scotland is set to legalise same-sex marriage, a minister announced Wednesday.Deputy First Minister Nicole Sturgeon announced the government's plans to bring forward legislation ... Read more...

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Olympics bosses say soldiers’ uniforms ‘intimidating’


July 25th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have suggested that the thousands of security personnel on duty for the games should dress in tracksuits because their regular ... Read more...

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Hundreds of bars of silver rescued from WWII shipwreck


July 19th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several hundreds of bars of silver have been recovered from a wrecked World War II. The booty was recovered from the wreck of the ship off ... Read more...

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British promoted opium in India: Advani


July 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Going down the pages of history, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Wednesday slammed British colonialists for destroying the education system of the ... Read more...

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British kids cannot escape Maths, English any more


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) The British government is all set to ensure that pupils in the country do not skip learning Mathematics and English, as they will now be forced ... Read more...

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Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

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Malaysian lawyer to sue Britain for independence wrongs


June 30th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) An exiled human rights lawyer from Malaysia has decided to re-file a billion dollar suit against the British governnment, blaming it for having failed to protect ... Read more...

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Sacks with British flag to be used to send aid


June 25th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A four-year ban on the use of the British flag has been waived, and sacks emblazoned with the Union Jack will now be used to distribute ... Read more...

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‘Gay marriage worst threat in 500 years’


June 13th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The British government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage is one of the most serious threats to the Church of England in its 500-year history, the clergy ... Read more...

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Britain to act tough with migrant criminals


June 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) British government wants its courts to act firmly with migrants, as the country's Home Secretary Theresa May has warned soft judges that she can force them ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Britain not to fund EU bank bailouts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Ahead of the European Commission revealing plans to rescue and winddown failing lenders on the ccontinent as the Spanish banking crisis mounts, Britain has ruled out ... Read more...

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Tamil deportations stopped from Britain


June 1st, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) About 40 Sri Lankans, due to have been deported from Britain on a charter flight Thursday, have had their removal orders overturned. Most of them are ... Read more...

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Once ‘criminal tribes’ might finally get integrated


May 28th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Branded "criminal tribes" by the British, about 200 so-called Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNT), who are among the most poor and destitute and ... Read more...

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Britain to open deputy high commission in Chandigarh


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Chandigarh will have a British deputy high commission by the end of 2012, British High Commissioner James Bevan announced here Wednesday.The deputy high commission will cater ... Read more...

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No TB test for visitor visa: Britain


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Indians visiting Britain for less than six months do not need to undergo tuberculosis (TB) test, it was clarified Wednesday.An announcement by the British government that ... Read more...

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Britain opens visa application centre in Bangalore


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore,May 21 (IANS) Britain Monday opened a new visa application centre here to expedite processing time for residents of Karnataka planning to visit the European country for business, leisure or ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

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‘Wealthy kids hear 23 mn more words than poor’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Middle-class children hear 23 million more words than their poorer cousins of the same age, a British government adviser has said.A collapse in parenting skills ... Read more...

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British report on Russian human rights termed partial


May 6th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) A report on human rights in Russia, prepared by the British Foreign Office, has been termed by Moscow as "not impartial and open minded" and that ... Read more...

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Unite to oppose gay marriage: Pope’s envoy asks Muslims, Jews


April 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) The pope's representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholics to form a "united front" with Muslims and Jews to oppose gay marriage, a media report said ... Read more...

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Vehicle exhaust kills more people than accidents


April 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Vehicular exhausts and emissions from planes and powerplants kill 13,000 people prematurely in the UK every year, says a study. Researchers analyzed data from 2005, the ... Read more...

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China cracks down on rumours, removes 210,000 online posts


April 12th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China has removed more than 210,000 online posts since mid-March and shut down 42 websites in its crackdown on Internet-based rumour-mongering, Xinhua quoted a senior official ... Read more...

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