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Britain’s taekwondo athlete Stevenson takes Olympic oath


July 28th, 2012 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Britain's taekwondo athlete Sarah Stevenson took oath on behalf of all athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the opening ceremony Friday night.Holding ... Read more...

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Brush up your British history, prospective immigrants told


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Prospective immigrants to Britain will now be expected to be first familiarise themselves with the country's basic history.A handbook for foreigners taking the immigration test puts ... Read more...

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British military officials using choppers as taxis


August 21st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior military officials in Britain have been accused of using helicopters like taxis after running up bills for tens of thousands of pounds on short-haul flights.According ... Read more...

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Prince Charles becomes longest-serving heir apparent in Brit history


April 20th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Prince Charles has become the longest-serving heir apparent in British history serving next in line to the throne for more than 59 years.Clarence House said his great-great-grandfather, King ... Read more...

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Kate Middleton’s family firm launces Britannia scratch card


March 15th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Bride-to-be Kate Middleton's family has launched a Britannia scratch card, complete with crowns, and reference to corgis and the Queen, which have been designed to be used to ... Read more...

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Klitschko calls off fighting against Chisora o take on Haye


March 6th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6(ANI): Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko has pulled out of fighting London-based Dereck Chisora next month - clearing the way for a clash with WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye ... Read more...

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David Haye’s Twitter post suggests ground breaking clash with Klitschko is close


February 26th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26(ANI): WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye's long-awaited world heavyweight championship unification bout with Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko may be held on July 2.Haye used his social networking Twitter ... Read more...

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TBS & TNT bleep Natalie Portman’s SAG speech


January 31st, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The broadcasters of the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday had to bleep part of the speech of Natalie Portman after she accepted a prize.TBS and ... Read more...

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A Canadian yoga teacher traces her Indian roots


December 12th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Shobha Rae had two missions when she came to India from Canada - complete a yoga teachers' training course and seek out her relatives for ... Read more...

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Kids ‘ignorant of Brit history’ due to trendy ’skills-based’ courses


November 26th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Academics have said that schoolchildren are increasingly becoming ignorant of British history as teachers do away with traditional lessons in favour of trendy "skills-based" courses.The claim was also ... Read more...

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‘Bloody’ Battle of Towton is ‘first proven gunfight in Brit history’


November 26th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A new archaeological find has revealed that the bloodiest battle ever fought on the English soil is the first proven gun battle in British history.The Battle of Towton ... Read more...

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Former PM Winston Churchill makes it to UK pop charts


October 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Winston Churchill whose rousing speeches feature in 'Reach For The Skies', a hit album by the Central Band Of The RAF has become the first ever British ... Read more...

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Churchill becomes first ever British PM to enter UK pop charts


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Winston Churchill has made pop music history from beyond the grave.He has become the first ever British Prime Minister to enter the UK pop charts.Churchill who inspired ... Read more...

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Osama Bin Laden’s son wants to name daughter Elizabeth after the Queen


June 16th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): The world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden's son Omar has said that if a daughter is born to him he will name her Elizabeth after the Queen.Omar ... Read more...

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British army blamed for Bloody Sunday killings (Lead)


June 15th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (DPA) The Bloody Sunday shootings that left 13 civilians dead in Northern Ireland 38 years ago were the result of "unjustified and unjustifiable actions" by the British army, ... Read more...

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Would British history have been same if current rules were applied? (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 10 (IANS) There may not have been a Victorian era if the latest immigration rule requiring the spouse of a British citizen to know English to enter the ... Read more...

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Lib Dem leader Clegg almost as popular as Churchill


April 18th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.18 (ANI): Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who won the first of three election-related debates aired on British television for the first time earlier this week, is being regarded as ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle’s debut album becomes bestseller, breaks record


November 30th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is celebrating after her album "I Dreamed A Dream" was named the best-selling debut in British history. It was announced Sunday that the ... Read more...

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Brown faces prospect of being first e-mail dumped Brit PM


June 4th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Gordon Brown last night faced the prospect of becoming the first Prime Minister in British history to be dumped by e-mail.Labour plotters are using Internet messages to ... Read more...

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Lord Nelson’s ‘menage-a-trois’ expenses shown in household accounts


May 20th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Newly discovered documents belonging to British Flag Officer Horatio Nelson have shown that he had shared the expenses spent on his mistress with her husband while all three ... Read more...

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UK Hindus lose court battle to have open cremation


May 8th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Hindus in the United Kingdom have lost their battle in court to have the right to be cremated out in the open.A UK court has rejected the plea ... Read more...

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3 Indians accused of running ‘Britain’s largest visa scam’


May 7th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Three Indian illegal immigrants have been accused of running the biggest visa scam in British history. Ringleader Jatinder Sharma, 44, whose firm provided its customers with fake degree papers, ... Read more...

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Illegal Indian fraudsters behind UK’s largest visa scam


May 7th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Three Indian illegal immigrants are reported to be behind the biggest visa scam in British history.According to The Telegraph, they were so confident of fooling the Home Office ... Read more...

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ATP confirms Brit tennis star Murray as World No.3


May 4th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) last night confirmed British tennis star Andy Murray as the world's third best player in the sport.By overtaking Novak Djokovic, ... Read more...

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The Queen Elizabeth II 83rd birthday


April 21st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Today, the Queen Elizabeth II will mark her 83rd birthday at Windsor Castle, but she won't have the day off work, Buckingham Palace said.The queen's London office said the monarch has nothing ... Read more...

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Kashmir schools to include State history in syllabus


April 6th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Showket JanSrinagar, Apr 6 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Education Department has decided to introduce lessons on the history of the three regions-- Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh --in the curriculum of ... Read more...

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Cleric condemns Oxford dictionary for replacing words associated with religion and history


January 8th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.8 (ANI): A clergyman has criticized the publishers of a children''s dictionary for removing words associated with religion and history, and replacing them with terms such as "celebrity" and "voicemail". ... Read more...

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Words linked to Christianity, British history dropped from kids dictionary


December 7th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Words linked to Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been taken out from a leading dictionary for kids.Oxford University Press has dropped words like "aisle", "bishop", ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim MP calls for new single equality law to end religious discrimination


September 16th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London , Sept 16 (ANI): A Muslim MP in the UK has reportedly called for a new religious equality legislation that would prevent Muslims from being treated as second grade citizens. ... Read more...

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Winston Churchill omitted from Whos Who of British history


August 11th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): He might have led Britain to victory in the Second World War, but the new history seems to have forgotten Prime Minister Winston Churchill.A team of ... Read more...

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Roo is the new face of Hovis Bread


August 1st, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is set to pick up 150,000 pounds this autumn as the brand ambassador of Hovis Breads. According to The Mirror, Roo will ... Read more...

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UK House of Lords heads to YouTube to reach out to youngsters


June 14th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): Britain's House of Lords is trying to update its slightly worn-out image with the launch of five new YouTube videos.The short, informal videos will air on ... Read more...

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Furore over BBC ‘Amercanising’ British history with sexed-up ‘The Tudors’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:46 am ICT by admin
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