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Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

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Britain equipping Syrian rebels with satellite phones


August 5th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British officials are secretly equipping Syrian rebel groups with satellite phones in a bid to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the Daily Mail reported.The supply of the ... Read more...

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Identity theft at all-time high: British officials


July 24th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Identity theft now accounts for two-thirds of all frauds, according to Britain's fraud prevention service.According to the latest figures released by CIFAS - the country's Fraud ... Read more...

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Obama takes Cameron on Air Force One


March 14th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday took British Prime Minister David Cameron on board his Air Force One presidential jet for a college basketball game in ... Read more...

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UK pubs to remain open till 1am during Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations


February 28th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials say during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, pubs around the country will be allowed to run for two consecutive nights without the usual permit to ... Read more...

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100 arrests made ahead of Olympics


January 25th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British officials have announced that they have arrested nearly 100 people ahead of the Olympic Games this year. London will be hosting the event this summer and ... Read more...

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Punjab Mail to show Railways’ past, present on R-Day


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways' tableau is all set to depict its past and present by showcasing the Punjab Mail - its first train service to complete ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda leaders leaving Pakistan, moving to Africa: Report


December 26th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) The Al Qaeda leadership, which has been weakened in Pakistan following the killing of many of its senior members -- including Osama bin Laden -- ... Read more...

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US may send 500 FBI agents for 2012 London Olympics


November 14th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The US plans to send up to 1,000 security officials, including 500 FBI agents, to protect its athletes at the 2012 London Olympics, a media report ... Read more...

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For four years, Putin refused to talk to Britain


September 9th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin refused to talk to British officials for over four years, after Britain accused him in late 2006 of causing the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s fate to be decided by Libyans: Britain


July 26th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi could stay in Libya if he gives up power, but what happens to him is to be ultimately decided by his countrymen, the British ... Read more...

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On history track: Punjab Mail chugs into 100th year (With Images)


June 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Once the preferred service for British officials disembarking at Mumbai and travelling up-country, the Punjab Mail entered its 100th year this month. It is the ... Read more...

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Seychelles vows to protect British royal couple


May 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) The police chief of the island nation of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has vowed to do everything possible to protect Prince William and Catherine ... Read more...

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Britain can’t arrest Musharraf for lack of treaty, court told


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The British government could not execute an arrest warrant against former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf due to the absence of an extradition treaty between the ... Read more...

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Sending UK military personnel to Libya could lead to Vietnam-style conflict: Lawmakers


April 20th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): British lawmakers have warned that the decision to deploy military personnel to Libya could lead London to face risks of being embroiled in a prolonged Vietnam-style conflict.According ... Read more...

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UK military personnel heading to Libya


April 20th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Around ten British military personnel will be sent to Benghazi in Libya to help rebel forces who are trying to oust Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.Although British ministers claimed ... Read more...

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Irish terrorists may target royal wedding: Brit security officials


April 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): A group of Irish terrorists responsible for over 40 significant terror attacks last year, may target Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding, said senior British security ... Read more...

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Obama’s grandfather was tortured by Brit officials reveal secret documents


April 6th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): A collection of secret documents detailing efforts to suppress the Mau Mau uprising has revealed that US President Barack Obama's grandfather and others were brutally tortured by ... Read more...

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‘Britain using soft approach with Gaddafi defector Koussa’


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Former Libya Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa might have been named as one of the key men behind the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, but British officials have adopted a "softly-softly" ... Read more...

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Stalemate in Libya a likely outcome: US paper


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.2 (ANI): US officials are beginning to accept the possibility of a stalemate in Libya, with rebels retaining control of east Libya and Colonnel Muammar Gaddafi controlling west Libya, as the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi envoy in Britain for secret talks on exit strategy


April 1st, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.1 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is reported to have sent a trusted envoy, Mohammed Ismail to London to discuss an exit strategy with the British Government.British government sources have ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime facing collapse as 12 ministers set to defect to UK


April 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.1 (ANI): Libyan security sources have said that around a dozen senior officials are expected to abandon Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's inner circle, leaving his regime on the verge of collapse. ... Read more...

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CIA meets rebels, inserts operatives to facilitate air strikes in Libya


March 31st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military air strikes and to contact and vet the beleaguered rebels battling Colonel Muammar ... Read more...

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Italy leading move to get Gaddafi liability free exile in Africa


March 29th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London/New York, Mar. 29 (ANI): British newspapers are reporting that negotiations are currently underway to offer Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi a liability free exile.In London on Tuesday, diplomats from the UN, ... Read more...

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Britain persuades Gaddafi loyalists to defect


February 26th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) British officials are trying to persuade key figures of the Libyan regime to defect from their leader Muammar Gaddafi and thus evade trial for crimes against humanity alongside ... Read more...

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UK asks Gaddafi loyalists to withdraw support of face war crimes trial


February 26th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Britain has warned senior Libyan regime officials to stop supporting Colonel Gaddafi or face trial along with the autocratic ruler for crimes against humanity.British officials are personally contacting ... Read more...

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Cameron directly lobbies with Indian PM to further Brit companies’ interest


February 19th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has personally intervened on behalf of two British companies facing problems in India, Cairn Energy and Vodafone, by raising their concerns with ... Read more...

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Former Taliban member visits UK for secret insurgency-ending talks


February 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A former senior Taliban member who is said to be in close contact with the group's leader Mullah Omar, is reportedly in Britain for insurgency ending negotiations. ... Read more...

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Abraham Lincoln wanted to deport slaves to British colonies, reveals book


February 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Late President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who is revered as the great champion of America's slaves, had wanted to deport slaves to toil in British colonies ... Read more...

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British officials described Zardari as “highly corrupt”, “numbskull”: WikiLeaks


February 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6(ANI): British officials described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull" who would not last long in office, diplomatic cables unveiled by the whistle-blower website ... Read more...

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Libya trade loss fears led British ministers to back Lockerbie bomber’s release: Wikileaks


February 1st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Britain would have suffered a setback in its political and economic ambitions in Libya if the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, was not released from a Scottish prison, according ... Read more...

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UK’s MI6 prepared Palestine Authority’s security strategy against Israel


January 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.26 (ANI): The Palestinian Authority's security strategy to crush Hamas and other armed groups on the West Bank was originally drawn up by Britain's intelligence service, MI6, papers leaked by Al-Jazeera ... Read more...

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Wife-beating: India hopes diplomat’s recall will end immunity row


January 17th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India hopes that an unsavoury controversy surrounding Anil Verma, an Indian diplomat in London accused of assaulting his wife, will be set at rest after the external ... Read more...

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Afghan transit trade through Gwadar port can boost Baloch economy: Raisani


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Jan 3(ANI): Afghan transit trade through Gwadar port can boost economic activities in Balochistan, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has said.Talking to reporters, Raisani said the transit trade was imperative ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Bangladeshi security force accused of rights abuse


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) A leaked US diplomatic cable has mentioned "alleged human rights violations" by a Bangladeshi paramilitary force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), that Britain has trained.The Guardian, citing US ... Read more...

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