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Cameron wants Pakistan to act on British family’s murder


August 28th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron is putting pressure on the Pakistan government to ensure that justice was done to a visiting British family which was killed ... Read more...

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British travel advisory on theft, drugs in Goa


June 26th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) A British travel advisory has identified the Goan beach villages of Calangute and Candolim as hubs of theft and bag-snatching gangs.The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisory, ... Read more...

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Britain advises nationals to leave Mali


April 1st, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has urged its all nationals in Mali to leave the west African country immediately following security concerns.Issuing an emergency ... Read more...

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Britain appoints new envoy to Libya


November 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Britain Thursday appointed Dominic Asquith as the new ambassador to Libya, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced.Asquith will succeed John Jenkins, who will be transferred ... Read more...

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UAE holds talks with Britain, France


November 16th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have met their counterparts from Britain and France and discussed bilateral issues.Faris Al Mazrouie, UAE assistant foreign minister ... Read more...

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Prince Charles can veto government legislation


October 31st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Prince Charles has the right to veto any British government legislation that affects his private interests, a media report said Monday.The Prince of Wales must give ... Read more...

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British diplomatic team reaches Tripoli


September 6th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that Britain has sent a team on a diplomatic mission to Libyan capital Tripoli.A diplomatic team, led by acting ... Read more...

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Britain to push for bigger Indian role in Commonwealth


August 29th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Australia, Lord David Howell, Britain's minister of state for foreign and Commonwealth office, will hold wide-ranging talks here ... Read more...

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This pinch is going to hurt him a lot


July 31st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) A British businessman on holiday in Singapore faces jail or lashing with a cane for allegedly pinching a woman's bottom, a media report said.Austin Cowburn, a ... Read more...

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James Bevan is new British envoy to India


May 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) James Bevan has been appointed the new British envoy to India, the British High Commission here said Monday.Bevan will succeed incumbent Richard Stagg in November, ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain seek cooperation in judicial matters


April 12th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Joan Al Dhahiri has lauded the country's cooperation with Britain in the judicial and legal matters.Al Dhahiri made the remarks during ... 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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General Kayani major “obstacle” in almost done Indo-Pak deal on Kashmir


April 4th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been a major "obstacle" to an India-Pakistan deal on Kashmir, as both the neighbours were close to signing a ... Read more...

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Pak, UK to initiate ‘enhanced strategic dialogue’ during Cameron’s Islamabad trip


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): Pakistan and the United Kingdom will initiate an 'enhanced strategic dialogue' when British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Islamabad for a one-day trip on Tuesday.Cameron is scheduled to ... Read more...

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UK report paints dismal picture of Pak in critical areas in 2010


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1(ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has launched the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 2010 Human Rights and Democracy report, which shows that Pakistan made little progress in key areas ... Read more...

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MI6 warns of “unique” threat from home-grown terrorists: WikiLeaks


February 4th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4(ANI): The MI6 believes that Britain faces a "unique" threat from home-grown terrorists who are not on the intelligence services' "radar", according to classified US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.In ... 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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EU diplomats get stick for lavish, wasteful lifestyle


December 6th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.6 (ANI): European Union diplomats are being strongly criticized and condemned for their lavish and wasteful lifestyle.The TaxPayers' Alliance has said that the European Union foreign service is an "unbelievable example ... Read more...

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British woman Ann Hauffe dies after drowning on a Californian beach


October 27th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 63-year-old British woman has died after drowning in California.Ann Hauffe and her friends were walking on the beach of the Californian beach when a giant wave ... Read more...

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Brit female aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan


September 27th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): A British female aid worker, along with three Afghan fellow workers, has reportedly been kidnapped by suspected insurgents in Afghanistan.According to The Telegraph, they were seized at ... Read more...

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Afghan War: UK General warns government loosing domestic support


September 12th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): The new head of Britain's Armed Forces, General Sir David Richards, has expressed fears that the government is losing public support for the war in Afghanistan.General Richards, ... Read more...

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KNP leaders meet British Foreign Secretary, urge end to rights abuses in Kashmir


September 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranLondon, Sept.9 (ANI): Kashmir National Party leaders Abbas Butt and Dr Shabir Choudhry had a detailed meeting with senior officials responsible for issues related to Kashmir and South Asia at ... Read more...

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Britain issues travel advisory on dengue in Delhi


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Britain Wednesday issued an advisory to its citizens travelling to New Delhi, saying the capital was currently experiencing a "seasonal outbreak of dengue fever". "New Delhi is currently ... Read more...

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British kids taken to India, Pakistan don’t come back


July 29th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A huge number of British children are taken by one of their parents to an overseas country, including India and Pakistan, and never returned, officials said Thursday. The number ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Manmohan in Toronto before Delhi visit


June 19th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to finalise details of his visit to India, that will be preceded by a string of ministerial and ... Read more...

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Strange story of decade-long kidnap of Pak-born UK girl


June 16th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) British police are to probe strange claims of a Pakistani-born woman that she was forcibly kept in a slave labour camp in Pakistan for nearly a decade. Nahida Bi ... Read more...

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British deputy PM’s wife to take up new job


June 10th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Miriam Gonzalez Durantez is not happy just being the wife of British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The career lawyer has now accepted a position in a Spanish ... Read more...

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Memo row: UK Foreign Office appoints diplomat to oversee Pope visit


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A senior British diplomat has been placed in charge of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Britain in an attempt to reassure Catholics dismayed by a memo mocking the ... Read more...

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US, Britain, Australia, Canada issue fresh terror alerts (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The US, Australia, Canada and Britain Saturday issued fresh advisories warning of "imminent" terror attacks in crowded markets of the capital, including Connaught Place, Greater Kailash and ... Read more...

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UK Foreign Office suspends diplomat over memo mocking Pope


April 30th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.30 (ANI): Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has suspended a diplomat who authorised a memo mocking Pope Benedict XVI after Catholics reacted with fury to its contents. According to The ... Read more...

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European election monitors to observe UK general elections


April 26th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by BNO News
WARSAW (BNO NEWS) -- The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on Monday announced it opened an election assessment mission for next ... Read more...

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British ambassador unhurt after attack in Yemen


April 26th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- The British ambassador to Yemen escaped unharmed after an explosion near his car in Sana'a, British officials said on Monday."There was a small explosion beside the British ... Read more...

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Pope can cancel UK visit over Foreign Office memo mockery


April 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): The Pope could cancel his planned visit to Britain over a Foreign and Commonwealth Office memo suggesting that he should bless a gay marriage and even launch Papal-branded ... Read more...

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Britain seeks details of citizen’s death in Goa


March 18th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Britain has sought details from the Goa Police about the mysterious death of one of its nationals who was found dead in his hotel room March 12. A ... Read more...

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U.K. and Canada react to the executions of protesters in Iran


February 4th, 2010 - 1:33 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO News) – As Iran announced new executions of post-election 'rioters', international disapproval was generated on Wednesday.An additional nine people will be executed after two had been hung last Thursday, ... Read more...

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