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UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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China blames Britain for damaging relations


June 14th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) China has said it hopes Britain will take effective and practical steps to repair relations affected by British Prime Minister David Cameron's meeting with the ... Read more...

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British bank chief’s high bonus criticized (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Nearly one million pounds ($1.6 million) of share bonus given to Stephen Hester, boss of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), was strongly criticized by ... Read more...

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British bank chief criticized over bonus


January 28th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) Head of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Stephen Hester has been criticized for receiving nearly one million pound bonus.The 963,000-pound share bonus is on ... Read more...

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No objection if Taliban opens office: Minister


December 18th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rasoul has said the government will not object to the Taliban opening an office in the country or abroad for ... Read more...

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Deploy army in Karachi, demands MQM chief


August 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has demanded that the army should be deployed in violence-hit Karachi.Hussain Wednesday said the army as well as ... Read more...

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India, Britain to step up anti-terror ties


July 5th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Britain Tuesday discussed measures to step up anti-terrorism ties as British foreign office minister, Jeremy Browne, arrived here on a two-day India ... Read more...

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Manning’s mother calls on Hague to check on his deteriorating condition


April 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Susan Manning, the mother of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking confidential data to WikiLeaks, has called for British Foreign Secretary William Hague to visit her son ... 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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Hundreds of Britons still stuck in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government estimate that hundreds of its citizens are still stuck in Libya. For almost half of the Brits still in Libya, it is a matter ... Read more...

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Bhatti’s murder “a new low point” in Pak’s struggle against religious extremism: UK


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3(ANI): The United Kingdom has said the assassination of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti "marks a new low point" in the country's struggle against violent religious extremism, and "poses ... Read more...

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UK cancels arms licences to Bahrain and Libya over protestors’ suppression fears


February 19th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Britain has cancelled over 50 arms export licences for Bahrain and Libya fearing that the security forces of these Gulf countries would use weapons supplied by London to ... Read more...

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Bahrain using UK acquired weapons for crackdown on protestors


February 18th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The British government has reportedly launched a review of arms exports to Bahrain after it emerged that the country's security forces are using weapons supplied by London for ... Read more...

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British tourists in Egypt enjoy despite ongoing protests


February 1st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Despite the political turmoil in Egypt, British holidaymakers seem to have a gala time in that country. Tourists in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh were ... 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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French a useless language for conducting business, says ex-UK minister


June 16th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): A former Foreign Office minister has described French as "useless" and called on young people to learn Mandarin and Arabic. Chris Bryant, who served as minister for ... Read more...

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Thailand to invite all parties to discuss roadmap


June 9th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 9 (IANS) Thailand's government will invite all concerned parties to discuss a a five-point national reconciliation roadmap June 12, prime minister's office said Wednesday. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ... Read more...

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Thai government says protests must end before talks


May 18th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 18 (DPA) The Thai government Tuesday insisted that anti-government protesters end their demonstration before it would consider peace talks, despite an immediate offer by the Senate to mediate in ... Read more...

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Reds enter Thai parliament, House adjourned


April 7th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, Apr.7 (ANI): Red-shirt supporters of the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) entered the parliament compound on Wednesday afternoon to press Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to dissolve the ... Read more...

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Thai premier meets protesters, hopes to ease tensions (Lead)


March 28th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 28 (DPA) Thailand's prime minister and the leaders of anti-government protests started face-to-face talks Sunday in an effort to defuse political tensions that turned violent on the weekend. Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Thai premier agrees to meet protestors as tensions rise


March 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 28 (DPA) Thailand's prime minister and anti-government protest leaders agreed to talk Sunday in an effort to defuse political tensions that turned violent on the weekend. Officials said Prime Minister ... Read more...

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British PM denies cutting aid to Pakistan


January 21st, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Thursday denied claims by one of his ministers that Britain was cutting spending on counter-terrorism in Pakistan. "Counter-terrorism expenditure in Pakistan, and generally, ... Read more...

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Relatives of Briton executed in China slam media, government


December 30th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Relatives of a Briton executed by China Wednesday blamed the British media, government and human rights campaigners for not pleading his case early or strongly enough. "This is ... Read more...

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UK ministers question future of Afghan mission


November 8th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.8 (ANI): British Cabinet ministers have begun to question the future of the combat mission in Afghanistan as pressure on Gordon Brown mounts over the conflict, The Sunday Telegraph has ... Read more...

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‘Jagdish Tytler’s UK visit blocked over 1984 Sikh massacre’


November 6th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 6 (IANS) Former minister Jagdish Tytler was dropped from the Indian delegation for the launch of the Commonwealth Games baton relay in London last week, Sikh groups ... Read more...

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UK Conservative Party accuses Brown of double dealing on Lockerbie bomber case


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.2 (ANI): Britain's Conservative Party has accused Prime Minister Gordon Brown of double dealing with regard to the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi.An official document has emerged ... Read more...

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UK minister, wife condemns traditional Muslim wedding, walk out


August 14th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.14 (ANI): Britain's Farming Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has publicly condemned the Muslim tradition of separating men and women at weddings. A former fireman, Fitzpatrick has represented Poplar and Canning Town since ... Read more...

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Miliband urges NATO members to change Afghan policy, talk with Taliban


July 27th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, July 27 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has urged NATO members to change strategies on Afghanistan in a bid to facilitate talks with moderate elements of the Taliban.In ... Read more...

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Tharoor visits Dubai, discusses bilateral ties (With Image)


June 23rd, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) On his first official foreign tour after assuming office, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Tuesday met with senior ministers of the United Arab Emirates ... Read more...

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Britain sold weapons to help Lankan army defeat LTTE


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London/Colombo, June 2 (ANI): Britain approved commercial weapon sales of over 13.6 million pounds, including armoured vehicles, machinegun components and semi-automatic pistols to the Sri Lanka Army, official records show.According to The ... Read more...

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Govt. to ensure Indian economy returns to high trajectory growth


May 29th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Minister for Commerce (trade) and Industry, Anand Sharma on Friday said that the Government would take all possible steps to stabilise Indian economy in times of global ... Read more...

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UN official warns of ‘killing field’ in Sri Lanka


May 16th, 2009 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 16 (DPA) A UN official Friday described the coastal strip housing thousands of civilians in northern Sri Lanka as a "killing field", with unattributed UN sources putting the death toll ... Read more...

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British 26/11 victim spurs call for government terror aid


May 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A British victim of the 26/11 terror attacks has accused his government of ignoring his plight, prompting a cross-political call for a fund that would help Britons injured ... Read more...

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‘War crimes shadow’ over Sri Lanka: Britain


April 30th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 30 (IANS) The international community has rejected calls for suspending Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth although the current conflict in that country is taking place "in ... Read more...

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Pressure on Karzai to scrap controversial Afghan women’s law


April 1st, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
The Hague (Netherlands), Apr.1 (ANI): Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, came under intense western pressure yesterday to scrap a new law that the UN said legalised rape within marriage and severely limited the ... Read more...

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