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42 killed, 24 injured in central Morocco bus accident


September 5th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by BNO News
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO (BNO NEWS) -- More than 40 people were killed Tuesday when an overloaded passenger bus went off a road in central Morocco and plunged into a deep ravine, making it ... Read more...

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Kareena gets the brandwagon for ‘Heroine’


August 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Women-centric films have caught the right attention in recent times, thanks to unique content and strong roles. But for "Heroine", Kareena Kapoor has gone a ... Read more...

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Situation vacant for chauffeur worth the Royals


August 15th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A chauffeur's jobs may not get any grander than this, with the British monarchy in search of one to drive Queen Elizabeth II and other royals.Displayed ... Read more...

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Six jailed for offending Oman sultan on Facebook


July 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Six people, including a woman, have been sentenced to a year in prison for offending Oman's monarch Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on social networking website ... Read more...

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Saudi women petition king for right to drive


June 15th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Six hundred women in Saudi Arabia have signed a petition asking the king to grant women the right to drive. Saudi Arabia is the only country ... Read more...

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Helen Mirren terrified about royal role


June 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she was "very nervous" about taking on the iconic role of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen".The 66-year-old was the recipient ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth to honour Gary Barlow


June 10th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Gary Barlow will receive an Order from the British Empire(OBE) honour from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his musical efforts for the monarch's Diamond Jubilee ... Read more...

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Prince Charles’ humour fantastic: Barlow


June 4th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) English singer Gary Barlow feels that Prince Charles is a great company to be with.The Take That singer met Charles to discuss the plans for the ... Read more...

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Spanish king apologises for African hunting excursion


April 19th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 19 (IANS/EFE) "I'm very sorry. I made a mistake. It won't happen again," Spain's King Juan Carlos said Wednesday regarding a hunting trip to Botswana that became headline ... Read more...

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Spain marks bicentennial of its first constitution


March 20th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Cadiz (Spain), March 20 (IANS/EFE) King Juan Carlos called Monday for a revival of the "spirit of harmony" and "civic commitment" of the parliament that met in this southern city ... Read more...

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King of Tonga is dead


March 19th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, March 19 (IANS) King George Tupou V of Tonga died in a hospital in Hong Kong, Website Fijivillage reported here Monday.The king, 63, was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon ... Read more...

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Spain’s king earns 244,000 pounds a year


December 29th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Spanish King Juan Carlos earns 244,000 pounds (about $377,000) a year, according to Spain's royal palace which released a breakdown of the royal family's finances for ... Read more...

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WillKat wedding helped palace earn 42 mn pounds


July 27th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton helped the British royal art collection trust earn around 42 million pounds.The Royal Collection - which ... Read more...

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Galileo documents to be shown for first time


July 6th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS/AKI) Documents on the 17th century trial of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei and and Britain's 16th century monarch King Henry XIII will now be exhibited outside the ... Read more...

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When Queen was offered horse sperm as gift


May 20th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) In her nearly six decades on the throne, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has received numerous gifts but none as unusual as the one proffered Thursday ... Read more...

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TV series to explore life of Iran’s last shah


May 14th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) An Iranian director plans to make a television series on the private life of Iran's last monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who ruled from 1941 to 1979, ... Read more...

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Russia offers NATO military cooperation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has offered NATO a three to five year military cooperation plan, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov said Wednesday."This approach will help define ... Read more...

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Gaga refuses to share room with beau once a week


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga, known for her bizarre ways, refuses to share a room with her boyfriend Luc Carl once in a week.Gaga, who is accompanied ... Read more...

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William and Kate to be Duke and Duchess of Cambridge post wedding


April 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): Buckingham Palace officials have announced that Kate Middleton will leave behind her commoner roots to become Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after her marriage to ... Read more...

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1 in 4 Brit kids ‘to live until their 100th birthday’


April 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): More than one in four children in Britain can now expect to live until 100th birthday,official figures have revealed.The extraordinary figure highlights a massive social change, with today's ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth gets bleeding nose


April 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth was forced to miss a public engagement after suffering from a bleeding nose, officials said.Buckingham Palace officials confirmed that the queen was ... Read more...

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Firth to return to the stage with Betrayal


March 28th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Colin Firth is planning to team up again with actor Kristin Scott Thomas for Harold Pinter's "Betrayal".This is Firth's first stage performance in ... Read more...

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Queen ‘makes her own tea at 5pm every day’


March 14th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The Queen is a very traditional lady who makes her own cuppa at exactly the same time every day, it has been revealed.Staff have been warned to leave ... Read more...

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US backs Jordan’s reform plan


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 3 (IANS) The US will back political and economic reforms pledged by Jordan's King Abdullah and new Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, a media report said Thursday.Michael Posner, US ... Read more...

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85-yr-old letter reveals the man who cured King George’s stammer


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): A letter, almost 85 years old, has revealed how King George VI came to meet the man who cured his stammer.The monarch was treated by unconventional speech ­therapist ... Read more...

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All my people love me, says Gaddafi


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 1 (IANS) Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who is facing a mass uprising that threatens his four-decade rule, says he is loved by all and that his people would die to ... Read more...

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Colin Firth wins best actor for ‘The King’s Speech’


February 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Colin Firth won the best actor Oscar for his role in "The King's Speech" at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards here.Firth was competing with Javier ... Read more...

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Tom Hooper wins best director for ‘The King’s Speech’


February 28th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Director Tom Hooper has walked away with the Academy award for best direction for "The King's Speech".Hooper beat Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), David O. Russell ("The Fighter"), ... Read more...

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‘Lost diary’ sheds light on Queen Victoria’s relationship with Indian servant


February 27th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): A new archive of letters, pictures and a 'lost diary' belonging to an Indian man who worked as a servant for Queen Victoria has shed light on the ... Read more...

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Colin Firth’s success helped his relationship with father


February 21st, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar nominated British star Colin Firth says his success as an actor has "done wonders" for his relationship with his dad who used to think performing was an ... Read more...

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Meet the Brit boy who stalked Queen Victoria, stole her bloomers


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A British boy has been revealed to have been the first celebrity stalker after he repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace and stole Queen Victoria's bloomers.Edward Jones was just ... Read more...

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Firth not a fan of royal family


January 30th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Hollywood actor Colin Firth has admitted he is not a fan of the royal family because he has a problem with unelected bodies.The actor is nominated for an ... Read more...

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Colin Firth admits he has a problem with the monarchy


January 29th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Colin Firth, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in acclaimed royal drama 'The King's Speech', is not a fan ... Read more...

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Being a monarch ‘is more dangerous than living in war zone’


January 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Beware Prince Charles and Prince William! Being a monarch is more dangerous than living in a war zone, says a Cambridge University researcher.Manuel Eisner, a criminologist, looked ... Read more...

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Mirren named as favourite movie monarch: poll


January 19th, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Helen Mirren's portrayal of "The Queen" has been voted as the favourite royal role, according to a new online poll.Mirren topped the poll with 47 ... Read more...

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