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Amber Rudd urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON: Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks, reported Reuters. Amber Rudd, home secretary in the conservative British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, told an audience at New America, a Washington think…

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Study finds nighttime wounds heal more slowly

MIAMI: People who are injured at night heal far more slowly because the body’s internal clock regulates the pace of healing and performs better during the day, researchers said. The report in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that cuts and burns healed about 60 percent faster if the injury happened during the day compared…

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UK aid minister Patel quits over Israel meetings

LONDON: Britain’s overseas aid minister Priti Patel quit on Wednesday over unauthorised meetings in Israel, becoming the latest cabinet member caught up in a whirlwind of scandals rocking Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. “I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the government for what has happened and offer my resignation,” Patel wrote in…

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In pictures: Boxer Amir Khan spotted with alleged new girlfriend

It has barely been a few weeks since British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has split from his wife Faryal Makhdoom. The former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir was clicked leaving in a cab with a woman who oddly looked a lot like Faryal Makhdoom.  Apparently the boxer has moved on rather quickly after he separated from Faryal…

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US says no plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday it has no intention of signing a nuclear weapons ban treaty backed by this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, while stressing its commitment to “creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament.” “Today’s announcement does not change the US position on the treaty: the United States does not support and will…

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‘We want our money back’: France to Britain

PARIS: Britain needs to settle its bill with the EU before beginning talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said, declaring: “We want our money back”. In an interview with France’s CNews channel on Tuesday evening, Le Maire said it was time for Britain — which is wrangling with Brussels…

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Ishaq Dar postpones return to Pakistan

LONDON: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has postponed his return to Pakistan, Samaa reported. According to reports, he will be staying in Britain for 10 more days. Due to his absence, the issue regarding the signature of the finance minister has now become a concern. According to sources, the respondents should sign the surety…

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Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation, Saudi state media said Tuesday, just two days after Gulf rival Qatar signed a deal to buy jet fighters from the European nation. The agreement came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed security ties with visiting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in…

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British police arrest second man over London train bombing

LONDON: A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping provide security, reported Reuters. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s Terrorism Act in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before…

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Pakistani-British filmmaker’s My Pure Land chosen by Britain for Oscar

NEWS DESK: Sarmad Masud’s debut film, My Pure Land, has been chosen as Britain’s submission for the foreign-language Oscar race, reported Variety. My Pure Land tells the true story of a mother and her two daughters in rural Pakistan who were forced to defend their land from a militia of 200 bandits. Its submission marks…

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British trade minister to visit Pakistan next week

FAISALABAD: The British trade minister would visit Pakistan next week to discuss bilateral trade and issues relating to UK investment in the country, said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew on Thursday. Addressing the business community at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here, he said that Pakistan enjoyed friendly relations with the UK, but…

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Britain pushes for talks about the future; EU wants divorce first

BRUSSELS: British officials arrive in Brussels on Monday hoping to push the EU towards talks about post-Brexit ties, which the bloc refuses to launch until there is a deal on London’s exit bill and other “divorce” questions. The third round of Brexit talks comes more than a year after Britons voted in a referendum to…

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‘I don’t recognise my country anymore’: British citizens leaving UK because of Brexit

NEWS DESK: British citizens devastated by the EU referendum result are leaving the UK to seek a new life abroad as statistics reveal rising emigration, reported The Independent. Following a report on the European citizens fleeing Britain in what is being dubbed a “Brexodus”, The Independent has been inundated with messages from Brits saying they…

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Samaa offers UK kids chance to get camera-savvy

A summer camp was organized in the United Kingdom where children proved their camera talent in quite a convincing manner. Watch this video report.

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Qadri to leave for Britain tonight

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri will be leaving for Britain on Sunday night, Samaa reported. PAT Chairman will be leaving for Britain at 03.30 am. According to schedule, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri is expected to sty two days in London and three days in Birmingham. He will return to Pakistan a day before Eid-ul-Azha.

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

BARCELONA: Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

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Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

LONDON: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance minister Philip Hammond, who favours a softer, pro-business Brexit, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a hardline supporter of Britain leaving the EU, have…

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French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

LONDON: A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft. “It’s a great way to get on planes. It’s quite a unique experience. It’s something new,” says Adam Nicholas, 27, at an airfield close to London….

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British High Commissioner meets COAS

RAWALPINDI: British High Commissioner Thomas Drew on Thursday (today) called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ).      According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace…

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Diana’s family lead backlash against Channel 4 documentary revealing late princess’ sex life details with Prince Charles

NEWS DESK: Channel 4 is facing strong backlash from Princess Diana’s family and friends after the broadcaster announced it is going ahead in screening a new documentary revealing the intimate relationship and sex life between her and Prince Charles, reported The Independent. Due to be aired to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on…

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran firms after satellite launch

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on six subsidiaries of a company key to Iran’s ballistic missile programme, citing continued “provocative actions” like Tehran’s launch of a rocket capable of putting a satellite into orbit. Iranian state television reported on Thursday that Iran had successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into…

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